Tag: serious injuries
Five Things Never to Say to an Insurance Claims Adjuster
Unless you’re in the insurance claims business you might not know five things never to say to an insurance claims adjuster. But then it happens. You’re in a car accident. Insurance companies call. You’ve decided to handle it yourself, despite the best advice here on my blog. Those with attorneys […]
Bodily Injury Settlements After an Accident
Question about bodily injury settlements: “I was injured in an auto accident five months ago. I was not at fault and the person that caused the accident has no car insurance. At this point my chiropractor just released me after treating neck and back soft tissue injuries. The chiropractor’s notes […]
Less Traffic – More Fatal Accidents
With less traffic on the roads, more fatal accidents? What? When traffic volume goes down on the roads, you’d think the number of car accidents would also go down. Unfortunately, that common-sense thought proved wrong. While the amount of traffic went down due to “stay-at-home” orders during the height of […]
Massachusetts Hands Free Law: Get off the Phone and Drive!
The new Massachusetts hands free law bans drivers from using any and all hand held devices while driving. The new law, passed before the 2019 holidays actually goes into effect February 23, 2020. It prohibits drivers from using cell phones or any other electronic devices while holding them and driving. […]
Drinking Habits Up In America
Drinking tops the list of national pastimes. Two studies show skyrocketing drinking by Americans. The Centers for Disease Control report binge drinking increased eleven percent from 2011 to 2017. CDC defines binge drinking of alcohol as downing four drinks during one occasion for women, five drinks for men. Under the […]
New Hampshire’s Unique Laws: Injuries and Damages
New Hampshire’s unique laws point the finger at anyone and everyone who might share fault for an accident or injury. We’re talking negligence here. Whether a car accident, a slip and fall or other injury case, NH applies its own law on dividing damages. New Hampshire is unique in many […]
Self-Driving Cars: Will They Replace Humans Behind the Wheel?
When self-driving cars or autonomous cars are accepted everywhere, will the government ever ban human driven cars? Let’s look at what’s behind the push for self-driving cars, also called “autonomous cars”. We all know computer people want to take over the world. In stores, self-checkouts now slowly overtake the function […]
Turn Signals – Why Drivers Neglect Them & How It Causes Accidents
Turn signals are automatic for most drivers. Some drivers automatically activate blinkers before turns. Others automatically ignore turn signals. Everyone knows failing to use turn signals before a lane change or prior to making a turn is wrong. Turn signals make up one of the basic rules new drivers learn […]
Small Cars: Are They Really More Dangerous?
Small cars bring more affordable car payments but are they safer? The laws of physics tell us that when a large object and a small object crash, the larger one sustains less damage. But that scenario fails to tell the whole story. True, numerous traffic studies confirm that SUVs top […]