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I am obviously kidding here! PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!  Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk–driving crashes—that’s one person every 48 minutes in 2017.  Fortunately, these deaths have fallen by 1/3 in the last 30 years. This is according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  However, drunk-driving crashes claim more...
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Do I have your attention now?  I am only kidding. DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE!  Over the last decade as a personal injury attorney I have seen an alarming increase in the number of car accident cases that were caused by a driver who was texting.  From someone who has seen first-hand the horrific results...
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The annual “Stella Awards” have recently been announced.  For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald’s in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee. She took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was...
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After experiencing a terrible accident or fall, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the logistics of what “filing a personal injury claim” actually means. When filing such a claim, there are many grey areas that can often get confusing and overwhelming. In such a stressful moment in your life, it’s so important...
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Whenever you are in an accident, your mind is definitely in other places- Now what? Who do I call? Am I hurt? How much is this goingto cost me? The questions you ask yourself are endless. However, if there is one thing that I want my readers, family, friends, and clients to think of, it’s...
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Most people live with the mentality that bad things can never happen to them, but the shocking truth is that automobile accidents can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of whose fault it may be. It does not matter your class, ethnicity, race or sex, these types of accidents are strikingly more common than you...
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A car accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Do you know what you are entitled to if you decide to proceed with a claim? It is so important to understand your rights, in case you are involved in an accident and need to file a claim. 1. If you are hurt in...
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Self-driving cars are slowly but surely on the rise, but what does that mean for us- as consumers, as pedestrians, as drivers, as lawyers? The video below will give a brief introduction to Google’s new Self-Driving Car Project. The original intent of these vehicles was to reduce traffic accidents, reduce congestion, and increase safety on...
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     Most adult drivers admit to driving distracted according to a HealthDay poll from November, 2011. The results are alarming:  *86% of drivers said they ate or drank while driving, 57% said they do it often *37% have sent or received text messages while driving, and 18% said they do it regularly. *41% percent of adult drivers have...
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This is an article that was published in June of 2010 in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  It contains some shocking statistics redarding your chances at a jury trial in a personal injury claim.  The numbers have held true two years later.  When you reject a settlement offer and take your case to a jury, it is a...
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