Month: December 2015

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest nights for parties during the entire calendar year. Instead of going out with a bang, unfortunately, some drivers will be going to jail for driving while intoxicated. Drunk driving is a choice. This New Year’s Eve, make a responsible choice if you plan to drink alcohol. While […]

With the holiday season upon us, many people are focused on shopping for gifts for loved ones. Some shoppers hit the malls on the weekends, and others stop in at different stores on their way home from work. Regardless of shopping strategy, parking lots at local retailers are full of shoppers who are focused on […]

‘Tis the season for holiday parties. Whether it be a happy hour after work or a family gathering, alcohol is a staple at most holiday gatherings. Increased alcohol consumption unfortunately means increased DWIs, as well. Between 2001 and 2005, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported an average of 36 fatalities each day as […]

The MVP Group has issued a recall for nearly 720,000 glass jar candles with lids that were sold at various retailers. Big Lots, Dollar General, and Family Dollar sold the recalled candles. The brands affected include Living Colors Candles, Everyday Reflections, True Living, and Everyday Home. The recalled candles were sold in 18-ounce glass jars […]

Early Sunday morning, a collision involving a Greyhound bus claimed the life of 1 woman and left 17 others injured. The woman and a man were traveling on Interstate 30 in Arlington, when their SUV crashed into a concrete barrier and stalled on the road. Minutes later, a Greyhound bus carrying 40 passengers collided with […]

This blog post is final installment in a four-part series designed to help you understand the inner workings of how insurance companies handle a claim filed after an auto accident. Even after the insurance company has extended an initial offer, the claims process continues to be complicated. Here are some tactics insurance companies use to […]

You think that you’re making a good decision by calling a rideshare service to drive you home after you’ve been drinking. This is, of course, effective to avoid a DWI, but you may find yourself riding with a driver who does not have insurance to cover you if you are involved in an accident. There […]

Much time is spent warning bicyclists of the dangers of riding alongside cars on the open road. But what about the risks of riding without a helmet? Competitive cyclists in races and mountain bike enthusiasts who ride off-roads often wear helmets, but it is also important for recreational cyclists to wear helmets as well. In […]

This blog post is part three in a four-part series designed to help you understand the inner workings of how insurance companies handle a claim filed after an auto accident. At this phase of the claim, you have most likely been very busy providing documentation of your injuries to the adjuster. This is all while […]

Christmas is two weeks away. Most of us are budgeting for gifts and holiday travel. However, auto accidents are a part of life. Many are avoidable with proper car maintenance. Be sure that you have some extra funds available should your car need routine maintenance. Now is the perfect time to have maintenance performed to […]