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Do GPS devices cause accidents?

Have you ever been driving and trying to follow your GPS directions at the same time? The GPS device is a great way to get from point “A” to point “B”. It has made travel much easier in so many ways for commuters and drivers of all kinds.

However, the GPS device may have some downsides. Despite its many advantages, some drivers find it difficult to pay attention to both the road and the instructions at the same time. Whenever there are distractions of any type, an accident is more likely to occur.

Should you take your personal injury claim to court?

There are many reasons why settling a personal injury case is a good idea for some people. In some cases, the insurance company may have offered a fair settlement. Another good reason to accept a settlement offer would be to reduce the time it takes to get your money, since trials can be lengthy.

However, settling isn't always in your best interests, especially when the offer isn't fair. When a settlement is created, it has to reflect many things, including:

  • The cost of your initial medical care
  • The expenses related to travel for medical care
  • Expenses for legal fees
  • Expenses related to the repair of your vehicle or personal property
  • The cost of future medical care

Should truckers have a dash cam?

Semi-truck drivers in California see the worst of people’s driving habits. With so many hours spent on the road, they get to witness people during fits of road rage or driving distracted.

Because the job requires so many hours on the road, many truckers have installed dashboard cameras on their rigs. They use these to capture potential accidents or other drivers’ behavior. But is it worth investing in these cameras as a truck driver?

Drivers and passengers can both affect road safety

Driving is a way of life for most people in the United States. Just about everyone has to get to work, get to school, get to their friends; and the best way to get there is usually in a car. Even if you are not a driver, you most likely carpool or receive rides from friends or relatives.

Statistics show that drivers make a lot of errors while on the road, though. Everything from one-off mistakes to deeply rooted bad habits cause millions of accidents each year. These are a few of the worst habits drivers should be aware of, and even how a passenger can make the road safer. 

Victims of crashes should pursue compensation for medical care

Injuries resulting from car crashes can be devastating, and they may cause lifelong symptoms for victims. Some people may lose limbs. Others may suffer traumatic brain injuries. The outcome of each accident is different and threatens the balance of the victims' lives.

Severe injuries are more likely in a few types of crashes. For instance, when one vehicle is much larger and heavier than the other, the smaller vehicle's occupants are more likely to be badly hurt. High-speed crashes are also likely to cause injuries that can forever impact a person's life. Head-on crashes are also likely to be serious since both vehicles' forces are moving toward one another.

Can technology help keep your teen safe?

Parents never stop worrying about their children’s safety, especially when they become licensed to drive on their own. By the time the average sixteen-year-old driver gets behind the wheel, they have spent roughly a third of their life holding a smartphone. At that point, it can be hard to put it down.

Surveys show that teens spend roughly nine hours a day on their phones. The chances are good that you have talked to your teen about distracted driving, but do you trust them, or the friends they might be driving with? The good news is, technology has matured to the point where it can promote safety.

Who's liable for a construction injury?

You love working in construction because your job is there to make things better for everyone. You create beautiful structures, make repairs and generally do the work that many others would find too strenuous.

The reality still remains that construction is a difficult job that has many dangers. From exposure to electricity to worrying about passing vehicles and the drivers who may not be paying attention, you're always at risk of being hurt.

When are Uber or Lyft drivers covered for injuries?

Many Californians are using side-hustles to make ends meet, especially in our gig economy. While you might have considered putting your car to work by being a ride-hailing driver, it’s important to understand one thing:

How are you covered for insurance while working as a ride-hailing driver?

Eye-tracking device brings new look to concussion diagnosis

Anyone who has played a contact sport knows the danger of a concussion. The FDA has recently given De Novo approval to a device that could change how concussions are diagnosed.

The Eyebox is a new device that uses eye-tracking technology to assess whether a patient has a concussion – a more objective measure than the current assessment method, experts say.

20 friends and family members die inside dangerous limousine

Tragedy, in the truest sense of the word, hit on Saturday, October 7th, 2018, when a stretch limousine crashed in upstate New York, killing 20 people. The federal National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), is investigating the cause of the accident along with state police.

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