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Make Sure To Be Safe on National Bike to School Day

As concerns over screen time and youthful inactivity persist, National Bike to School Day gives children a reason to hop on their bicycles and get some exercise. Whether you’re old or young, cycling is a fun way to stay in shape and help the environment. However, despite laws in many states that are dedicated to… Read More »

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Suing After a Car Accident?

Deciding whether or not to sue for damages after a car accident can be an emotional ordeal. Some victims may be inclined to accept a quick settlement from an insurance company in hopes of putting the memory behind them and moving on with their lives. But settling without first getting experienced legal guidance means accident… Read More »

Who Is Responsible for an Accident with a Self-Driving Car?

In March 2018, a woman died after being struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. At the time of the accident, the woman was walking her bike across a dark but otherwise empty road. Though the car’s computer system recognized the woman in the road six seconds before the collision, the car did… Read More »

How Is Pain and Suffering Determined After an Accident?

In 2018, a West Virginia jury ordered a man to pay $7.6 million to the family of a 20-year-old woman he struck and killed in 2016 while driving drunk.  The award included $500,000 to compensate for the pain and suffering the victim experienced in the six hours between the time she was hit and the… Read More »

Rise in Workers’ Compensation Claims from Car Accidents Has Insurers Concerned

A recent report by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, a workers’ compensation rating and data collection bureau, shows that while total workers’ compensation claims are declining, claims for injuries in motor vehicle accidents have risen over the past five years.  Jim Davis, the report’s author, and NCCI director, remarked, “[The crashes] often involve very… Read More »

Important Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

Halloween should be a night of spooky fun for kids, where the fright is strictly for entertainment. But parents have cause to be on guard, whether for stranger danger or the inherent risks of their kids crossing the street at night. Many communities take a proactive approach with in-house costume parties and “trunk-or-treat” walks in… Read More »

Did Uber’s Driverless Car Decide Not to Avoid a Fatal Accident?

In March, a self-driving Uber SUV in suburban Tempe struck and killed a pedestrian, sending shock waves throughout the auto and technology industries. Uber, which was road-testing fully autonomous vehicles in and around Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto, abruptly stopped the testing. The victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who was walking a bicycle outside the… Read More »

Can Cellphones Be Made Safer for Driving?

A recent article at Slate.com noted the nation is in the midst of a huge spike in roadway fatalities featuring “the biggest back-to-back increase in motor vehicle-related death rates per mile driven in more than 50 years.”  Naturally, there is a determined search for culprits, with various “experts, writers, and organizations” pointing to cellphones and… Read More »

New North Carolina Law Requires School Driver’s Ed Courses to Add Police-Stop Training

This spring, when high school students get behind the wheel for their Driver’s Education classes, they’ll be covering more than the usual lane changes and parallel parking. That’s because last year, the North Carolina legislature passed House Bill 21, mandating that the state’s driver’s ed programs include training on how to behave during a police… Read More »

What Are the Insurance Options for Rideshare Drivers?

Ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft are booming, providing low-cost transportation options and flexible employment throughout the world. Despite the growth, however, insurance issues have challenged these companies and their drivers from the beginning, because traditional auto insurance policies did not fit the rideshare model. It became clear that insurers would need to come… Read More »

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