Would You Drive Drunk? Then Don’t Drive Distracted!

Let’s talk about distracted driving. Chances are high that you’ve done it without realizing it. Have you ever been driving on I-270 and glanced down at your buzzing phone? Paid more attention to your GPS than the road ahead of you? Turned around to settle an argument between the kids? Taken advantage of a lull in traffic speed to check your makeup in the rearview mirror? These are all examples of distracted Read More

Am I Being a Helicopter Parent? How Parents Can Keep Teenagers Safe On the Road

Your 16-year-old daughter just got her driver’s license, and now she’s asking you for the keys to the car for the first time. She wants to drive to the Town Square to hang out with her friends before going to see a movie. It’s an exciting moment in a teenager’s life: you remember how it was for you. A driver’s license was, and still is, a rite of passage toward a world of greater independence and more Read More

When is the Right Time for Me to Call an Attorney After a Collision?

You’ve just been in a collision during your morning commute on I-495. You’re scared and you don’t know what to do. What should you do? There are two things you should do right away: 1) Call the police, and 2) seek medical attention if you believe you have been injured! You should always keep in mind that not all injuries are immediately apparent or visible. Even if you feel like you weren’t hurt, a check-up could Read More

If the Person Who Hit Me and My Car Doesn’t Have Insurance, Who Will Pay for My Medical Bills?

You’re on your way home from work, driving on I-270, when you suddenly remember that your wife asked you to pick up milk. You stop at the Harris Teeter and get it, but as you’re leaving the lot, an 18-year-old driver on his phone plows into the side of your car, leaving you with a fractured arm. To make matters worse, when you go to ask for their insurance, you find out that they’re uninsured! So now you’re hurt, Read More

The 5 Most Common Types of Car Accidents

Most people prefer to believe that they'll never be involved in a car crash. In reality, collisions can happen to anyone, even if you consider yourself a careful driver or you have a clean driving record. It's worth reading up on the most common types of car collisions to educate yourself on how they happen—and how you can avoid them. 1) Sideswipe Accidents When two cars are travelling parallel to one another Read More

5 Tips for Better Pedestrian Safety

Think pedestrians always have the right-of-way? Think again! Pedestrians only have the legal right-of-way when they're passing through controlled intersections and marked crosswalks. Even then, it's important to do your part as a pedestrian to stay safe and avoid accidents. Every pedestrian—whether you're young or old; able-bodied or living with a disability—can benefit from the following safety tips. Stay Read More

The 2 Most Common Compensatory Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Being involved in a vehicle collision can be a traumatizing experience. Not only do you have to deal with the physical and emotional repercussions of your injuries, but more often than not, your financial well-being is also affected. When it comes to damages awarded in a personal injury lawsuit—specifically vehicular collisions—you may be able to receive compensatory damages. Let’s explore what this means and what Read More

An Overview of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Vehicular and pedestrian collisions can happen at any moment, and they happen in the blink of an eye. In an instant, you could sustain a serious bodily injury before you even knew what hit you. Even worse, if at any time during the collision  you hit your head—even if you didn’t black out—there’s a chance you could have sustained a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Individuals who discover they have sustained a TBI Read More

Riding Shotgun: 4 Guidelines for Drivers When Your Passenger is Injured in a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident changes your day in a moment, even if there are no injuries and little damage to the vehicles involved. Now take this same scenario, and imagine that you have a passenger in your vehicle with you who has sustained an injury during a crash. The steps that you take following the incident just got more complicated. Let’s take a look at four things that you, as a driver, need to Read More

Truck Accidents and Their 4 Most Common Causes

Any type of motor vehicle accident can be scary, but when a large truck is involved, it can be especially terrifying. Whether it’s a big rig or a delivery truck, large vehicles naturally creates a more dangerous situation when pitted against a smaller passenger vehicle. Before getting a driver’s license we have to study the rules of the road and commit to driving safely, but what happens when others on the road Read More