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  • Addressing the Pedestrian Crash Crisis

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    According to Streetblog.org, there has been a 50% increase in pedestrian crashes since 2009. After two decades without a serious examination of pedestrian deaths by the National Transportation Safety Board, the organization recently completed an investigation and published initial recommendations:

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  • Staying Safe in Crashes with Little Visible Property Damage

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    It is not uncommon for an individual involved in a car crash to initially misjudge the severity of the situation.  Your first priority, should you be involved in a crash, is to avoid additional damage to your person or to your property.  

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  • Summer is Drawing to an End, Driving Tips for Last Minute Road Trips

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    If you’re planning an end of summer or early fall road trip take a moment to learn more about one of the most dangerous types of crashes and how you can avoid being involved in one.

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  • Holding Property Owners Accountable

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    All too often property owners take the easy way out, putting innocent people at risk for serious injury and even death. Some property owners attempt to maximize profit and intentionally skimp on repairs and maintenance. Other times, those responsible for managing properties neglect to put systems into place (or fail to enforce existing systems), causing hazardous situations for tenants.

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  • Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury

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    Workers' compensation claims and personal injury claims, though related, are very different. Understanding the difference between the two can make the process of seeking compensation after an injury much easier.

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  • The Most Dangerous Time to Drive

    The most dangerous times to drive

    The sad (and scary) truth is each time you get in or behind the wheel of an automobile there is a chance you’ll be involved in a car crash. There are basic things all drivers should do avoid crashes, like abiding by traffic laws, driving distracted free, and ensuring your vehicle is up to code. Aside from the items listed above, you may also want to avoid these potential danger zones:

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  • Putting an End to Aggressive Driving

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    Are you certain you’re not an aggressive driver?  Have you had any of the following experiences behind the wheel?:

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  • 5 Workplace Safety Tips for Today’s Worker

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    According to OSHA, on average more than 14 U.S. workers die on the job every day. That equates to more than 99 work-place related deaths every day, and over 5,000 work-place related deaths each year. Regardless of your occupation, workplace safety should be a top priority to both you and your employer. Below are 5 workplace safety tips that apply to all workplaces.

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  • Do You Know How to Recognize a Possible Concussion?

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    Concussions are often difficult injuries to diagnose, unlike a broken bone and other serious bodily injuries, in many cases there isn’t blatant physical evidence. That is precisely why it is so crucial for individuals to be aware of the causes, symptoms, and lasting effects of concussions.

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  • What to do After Being Injured in a Car Accident

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    A serious car crash can change your entire life in an instant. Because getting back on your feet physically, financially, and emotionally is often tremendously challenging, most attorneys will tell you that the sooner you initiate a personal injury claim for a car accident, the better.

    Why you should take the first step sooner rather than later.

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