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Insurance Company Hits

August 27, 2015

Insurance companies take in billions of dollars of premiums. But when the tables get turned and it’ s time for an insurance company to pay you a settlement because you were injured in an auto acci- dent, the insurance company sings a different tune. An insurer will use any excuse to avoid paying a fair…

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Big Trucks Threaten High Way Safety

August 27, 2015

We all know the feeling: that uncomfortable tightening of the chest we get when we get when we look into our rearview mirror and see an 80,000 pound 18-wheeler truck barreling down on our back bumper. This feeling is not entirely irrational. According to federal statics, such trucks cause thousands of collisions each year. Given…

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Children and ATVs

August 25, 2015

Children are involved in over 45,000 ATV accidents every year. Amazingly, 95% of children be- tween the ages of 12 and 15 who are injured on ATVs (and 65% of younger children) are injured or killed while riding a full-size ATV intended for an adult. These full- size machines are dangerous for children because they…

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Safety with Electricity

August 24, 2015

Electricity is an irreplaceable part of our modern world. In fact, it is hard to imagine what it was like living in the days before electricity. However, it is important to remember that, as useful as it is, electricity can be dangerous. Remember these safety tips: Do not touch electrical power lines, EVER. If working…

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Slip-and-Fall Accidents

August 23, 2015

Destined to Increase? The number of slip-and-fall in- juries that occur each year at businesses and commercial properties is expected to rise significantly in the future because the population of aging baby boomers will lead to an increase in the number of seniors. Seniors are statistically the most likely to fall, and when they do,…

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Be Alert for Medication Errors

August 22, 2015

Rarely a year passes without the announcement of some new won- der drug to treat another disease. While more and better drugs are usually considered a good thing, the increase in the number of drugs available and in the number of drugs the average person takes has led to an explosion in the number of…

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Aging Tires Can Cause Accidents

August 21, 2015

Cars are expensive to own and require the owner to continually buy ” consumables” such as gas, oil, filters, spark plugs, and windshield wipers. Among these consumables are tires, and most car owners under- stand that they will have to replace their tires every so often because the treads will become worn. However, did you…

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Train Dangers, Railroad Hazards.

August 20, 2015

Trains have been around for over 150 years and they continue to play a vital role in our economy. They transport goods over long distances far more cheaply than do planes or trucks. However, all those trains mean that there are frequent accidents and, because trains are so large, these accidents can cause very serious…

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Employer Responsible For Employee’s Driving

August 19, 2015

A recent case involving the death of a child illustrates how complex even a seemingly straightforward lawsuit can be. The case arose out of the tragic death of an 11-year-old girl who was waiting for her school bus. She was struck and killed by a truck driver making a turn. Evidence from the scene showed…

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ATVs: Accidents Waiting To Happen

August 15, 2015

Since they were introduced in the early 1970s, ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) have become increasingly popular. With this popularity comes an increasing number of accidents and injuries. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, as of 2012 over 100,000 ATV injuries were recorded and an estimated 25% of these injuries were to children younger than 16…

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