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Learn to Reach for Safety - The Dutch Reach Saves Lives

Bereiken mean reach in Dutch. What does that have to do with safety in America?  Plenty. The Dutch are taught from early years to be alert and aware of cyclists.  The Netherlands is an almost pancake flat country with many cyclists present, even in the major cities.  Cyclists are ubiquitous, as a…
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UM, What is Uninsured Motorist Insurance?

Uninsured Motorist coverage, commonly referred to as UM, covers you when the person responsible for your injuries is not insured. But we live in a mandatory insurance state, you say, isn’t everyone insured? Well, they are supposed to be.  But some folks decide to tempt fate and not purchase insu…
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Mascara on the Ceiling

How did it get there?  In the disarray following the crash, as my client tried to unfog her brain and take stock of her injuries, she noticed mascara on the ceiling of her SUV, and she couldn’t quite understand how it got there. While sitting stopped in traffic, my client and her husband were sud…
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How Neuroscience is Changing Legal Decisions

This is Your Brain The law treats people a certain way based upon their understanding of right and wrong, and their relative sophistication in comprehending legal documents.  Much as an illiterate person may not be expected to agree to an 11-page contract drafted by a lawyer, a 7-year-old may not b…
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Slip and Fall Cases Explained

You trip on the walkway outside your neighbor’s house and break your ankle.  You need surgery and are in pain.  You will miss work for over a month too.  Can you sue your neighbor? Slip and Fall Types There are a couple of types of slip and fall or premises liability cases.  All of them have u…
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Distracted Driving and Safety for Young Drivers

Distracted driving is the biggest scourge to the safety of the roadways. Considering the average text takes less than 5 seconds to send, you would think that little time away from full attention would not matter much.  But you would be wrong. If a vehicle is traveling 55 miles per hour while texti…
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Teen Drivers

Teenagers, especially the male variety, are known to be poor decisionmakers.  Much of this is due to their brains not being fully developed, making it difficult for them to conceptualize how their actions may result in negative outcomes.  Add a 3,500 pound vehicle to the mix, put a mobile computer…
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Backlash: Your Back Is Under Control, Then You Get Hit. Now What?

My client, like many of you, utilizes ride shares to get to and from many places.  It is fast, inexpensive, and easy.  However, there are also insurance issues that may arise if you are injured while a passenger in an Uber, Lyft, or other ride share. Sitting Duck My client (we’ll call him “…
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What Should You Do After a Car Crash?

You hear the grinding metal and brakes squealing and already know this is not good.  You just got hit from behind and your mind floods with a thousand thoughts—who will pick up the kids from school? How will I get to work tomorrow?  Should I fill out a police report? This blog will take you thro…
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Can I Sue My Child’s School?

I get phone calls regularly from parents indicating their son or daughter was injured while at school.  They all want to know whether they can sue the school.  In most cases, the answer is that it is next to impossible to sue the school and succeed.  But there are some narrow exceptions under Ill…
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