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January 2017 Archives

An analysis of common accidents involving pedestrians, Part 1

Walking is in vogue for getting back into shape. There are numerous applications and “wearable” devices that are designed to get people up and moving, out of the office, and hitting the pavement. But, especially in congested cities, even walking can be a dangerous endeavor. This post will go over the common scenarios involving pedestrians and how you can recover compensation for injuries.

What are the no-zones around a truck?

A no-zone is an area around a vehicle that is dangerous and is the site of a significant number of accidents. All vehicles have no-zones, but in cars, they are called "blindspots." Regarding semi-trucks, there are four no-zones: front, side, rear, and wide-turns. This post will address each no-zone in turn.

What are the three types of driver distraction?

Each time you get behind the wheel of your car, you assume a certain level of risk. Even if you are a by-the-book driver and careful to adhere to all the rules of the road, there is little you can do to see that others do the same. Today's motorists are busy and often stressed, and this stress sometimes leads to multitasking behind the wheel to get everything done on schedule. Doing so can prove tremendously dangerous, however, because anything that diverts your visual, manual or cognitive attention away from the roadway has the capacity to cause an accident. Some behaviors only involve one type of distracted driving while others combine two types or even all three. Here is a closer look at the three types of driver distraction along with some tips on how you can avoid engaging in actions that divert your attention away from the immediate task at hand.

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