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One of the first things you learn when you take a driver education class is that the pedestrian always has the right of way. Drivers have a responsibility to remain vigilantly aware of their surroundings and exercise a reasonable amount of caution to prevent accidents from happening. When a car has an accident with a

Teaching Your Child About Pedestrian Safety

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 by

Many adults have a tendency to think of children as being just like adults, only smaller. But this way of thinking can be dangerous when it comes to educating children about proper pedestrian safety. Children and adults have significant physical and cognitive differences that make it impossible for children to react to traffic in the

If you’ve ever taken a driver’s education class, you’ve probably heard the term “defensive driving” before. Defensive driving programs started being instituted in 1964 and continue to be widely used today. But what is defensive driving? Defensive driving is officially defined as “driving to save lives, time, and money in spite of the conditions around

If you’re ever in a car accident with a commercial truck, one thing you’re bound to quickly find out is that it isn’t like dealing with an ordinary car accident. When you’re in a car accident with another car, you’re typically only dealing with the driver/owner of the other car. But when you’re in an

The Facts About Dog Bites

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 by

Dog bites are an incredibly common occurrence. 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States. This breaks down to a person being bitten by a dog every 75 seconds and over 1,000 people are sent to the emergency room every day as a result. In 2012, 27,000 people underwent reconstructive

The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the most purely joyous occasions in a person’s life. But when a labor doesn’t go as smoothly as expected, the experience can have a profound impact on a new mother, leaving her feeling like anything but the glowing, happy, content person so many people

For many pet owners, their pets are just like members of the family. They love their animal companions very, very dearly and they don’t want to think they would ever hurt anyone. But as much as we love our pets, even the most well behaved pets are still animals and are therefore prone to behaving

How to Avoid a Boating Accident

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 by

Spending a day with your friends and family on your boat is a wonderful way to spend a nice summer afternoon. Boating may be fun, but there are dozens of ways it can go horribly wrong. Ultimately, boating is only as safe as you make it, so before you head back out on the water,

Michigan used to be one of the states to have a universal helmet law requiring all motorcyclists to wear a helmet while riding. That changed in April 2012 when the law changed to only require motorcyclists under 21 years of age to wear a helmet. If you’re 21 or older and want to ride a

What is Pain and Suffering?

Friday, 28 November 2014 by

If you’ve been in an accident that resulted in an injury, you likely experienced some degree of physical pain. Pain and suffering damages are meant to compensate individuals for the significant anguish they suffer as a result of their injury. Just because pain and suffering aren’t tangible damages in the same way physical injuries are,