Category: Personal Injury

Precautionary Measures to Take After an Auto Accident

There are about 3,800 auto accidents each day in the U.S., so it’s only a matter of time before you are in one. When that day comes, you need to know what to do for yourself and others in the accident. These tips are presented in sequence so you can create a mental checklist. Don’t […]

Here’s Why Back-Seat Passengers Should Always Buckle Up

In the face of warnings being issued for years about the dangers of unbelted back seat passengers in cars, it seems most are ignoring the fact that those same unsecured back seat passengers can suddenly become human missiles in a crash and seriously injure not only themselves, but those in the front seats. This is according to […]

It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month - Here's How You Can Observe It

Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the latest statistics show that each day about 9 Americans are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. It’s one of several reasons why the National Safety Council (NSC), […]

Liability auto insurance coverage protects everyone else on the road, but who is protecting you? Texas law only requires liability auto insurance coverage, although insurance companies are required to offer uninsured/under-insured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage and personal injury protection (PIP) coverage to you. Too many Texans purchase the minimum limits of liability coverage to comply with […]

X-Ray of Lungs

If you or a loved ones has a heart condition, then you might have heard of the powerful drug amiodarone. This drug is used to help the heart beat normally within people who have certain disorders that affect the heart’s lower chambers. Amiodarone, which is often sold within the United States under the brand names […]

Driver Taking BAC test

Though the blood-alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% is a universal standard that legally determines whether someone is too intoxicated to drive, early this year the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine published a report which strongly recommends that all 50 states lower it to .05%. The report, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic […]

Pills

Even for those who have driven for decades, operating a motor vehicle is a complex skill. The only difference between experienced and non-experienced drivers is the former have good habits which have become second nature. But what happens when they take medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter? Can their mental acuity and driving habits be altered by […]

Toyota Steering Wheel

If you own one of the following 15 vehicles on this list, we have some good news. They’re on the initial list of the 2018 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) survey for earning its Top Safety Pick+ new car rating. Small Cars Kia Forte sedan Kia Soul Subaru Impreza – 4-door sedan Subaru Impreza […]

Riding In an Ambulance

Even if it doesn’t “seem” like you’re hurt, waiting to see a doctor is never a good idea. Most professionals (medical, legal, and insurance) advise that you get checked out medically within three days of your accident. Why 72 hours?  There are several reasons, all of them very sound. Some accident victims who don’t “feel” […]

Toys

The U.S. toy industry generates approximately $26 billion each year in sales, according to the NPD Group – a market research company. The Toy Association, an industry group which monitors toy safety, releases a list of the most dangerous toys in the late fall, in time for Christmas shopping.  All toys sold in the U.S. […]