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Auto Breakdown Safety Tips

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

At some point most of us will have to deal with a car that has broken down. Whether the problem is a simple flat tire or something more serious, here are some safety tips for handling a breakdown: If you notice a problem with your car while driving, REMAIN CALM. Keeping a level head is the mos...

Aging Tires Can Cause Accidents

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cars are expensive to own and require the owner to continually buy “consumables” such as gas, oil, filters, spark plugs, and windshield wipers. Among these consumables are tires, and most car owners understand that they will have to replace their tires every so often because the treads will becom...

After an Auto Accident

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many people think that common sense dictates what is to be done after an auto accident. Maybe so, but our common sense can desert us under stress. It is a good idea to keep this simple checklist in your car with your other important papers (registration, etc.). Get help for anyone injured. C...

What to Do When You Are Injured in an Auto Accident

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured in an accident and have hired an attorney to assist you in making a claim, try to keep the following in mind: Help Your Attorney Help You Your attorney is on your side, fighting for your rights. Help your attorney as much as you can. Keep copies of all of the information ...

Tired Truckers Cause Accidents

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Of all of the causes of truck collisions, one of the most preventable gets the least press: driver fatigue—put simply, tired truckers. Federal law both limits the maximum number of hours that a truck driver is supposed to drive and prohibits truckers from driving if they are “impaired through fat...

SUV Rollovers: A Serious Problem

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The perception among drivers is that bigger is better, and therefore SUVs—which are bigger than other cars—must be safer. Unfortunately, this perception is not correct. SUVs, which are not only bigger but taller than other kinds of cars and trucks, have a disturbing tendency to roll over, which r...

RVS and Aging Tires: A Deadly Combination

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the population ages and begins to retire, many retirees are purchasing recreational vehicles, giving them the freedom to travel around the country at their own pace and with their own itinerary. RVs have become more popular, and they have also become larger. Many of them (known as Class A moto...

RV Accidents: Preparing For The Worst

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

RVs of all sizes are becoming more and more popular. With their increased popularity, there is a higher probability of their involvement in accidents on the highways and byways of our country. However, with some advance planning, you will be able to travel with confidence. Before you go on a trip...

Pets in the Car: Buckle Up

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most people today know the importance of buckling up when they get in the car, but few know that the same rule should be applied to their pets. People will often drive with their pets in the car. That trip could be to the store, the park, or possibly a neighbor's house. However, most people don't...

Insurance Companies Play Hardball

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Month after month, you pay hundreds of dollars in insurance premiums, expecting that if you have an auto accident your insurer will cover the bill. Unfortunately, this expectation all too often goes unmet because insurers play hardball in accident claims. For the past decade or more, many insurer...

If You Are in an Automobile Accident . . .

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are approximately 12 million car accidents in the United States each year. It is a disturbing fact that you or someone you know is likely to be involved in an auto accident. Take a few minutes to read the answers to these frequently asked questions about accidents. What Should I Do If I Am ...

Getting Compensated For Your Injury

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite your best efforts to be careful, you have been involved in a collision. You have been injured and suffered property damage. What steps can and should you take to get the compensation you deserve? Often, the first step is to speak with a lawyer and evaluate your claim. This involves consid...

Collisions with Pedestrians

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Stats When a pedestrian and a car collide, the pedestrian always loses out. In 2009, about 5,900 pedestrians lost their lives in such collisions in the United States, or one every 90 minutes. These deaths account for 11% of all fatalities involving motor vehicles. Another 80,000 or so pedestr...

Car Safety

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

What if Your Brakes Fail? Although rare, total brake failure can be a terrifying and dangerous experience. As in all emergency situations, remaining calm is the first and most important step. In addition to that: Shift into a lower gear if your car has an automatic transmission. If it has a ma...

Big Rigs = Big Problems

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

We all know the feeling: your chest tightens when you look at your rearview mirror and see a 40 ton, 18 wheeler truck, rapidly approaching your back bumper. This feeling is not completely irrational. According to federal statistics, trucks of that type cause thousands of collisions each year. Giv...

Avoiding Car Accidents

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you've been injured in an auto accident, it's important to obtain just compensation for your injuries. However, most people would certainly agree that it's always better to avoid being injured in the first place. This is especially true when you happen to be behind the wheel of a car. As we al...

Automobile Airbags: Know the Risks

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Sep 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is no question that airbags have saved thousands of lives. However, the government also estimates that hundreds of people have been killed by their airbags. Therefore it is important to know the risks. A car's airbags fully deploy in 1/25th of a second, or approximately 200 miles per hour. ...

License for your dog

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Dec 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you purchased a license for your dog? There are benefits beyond merely complying with the law… Many dog owners have never purchased a license for their dog and are oblivious to the legal requirement.  After all, unless you “get caught” why should you bother?  Your thinking may be that your d...

Socialize your puppy-prevent future lawsuits

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Nov 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

When you first bring your puppy home, it is hard to imagine it could ever be the source of a lawsuit.  However, if you do not socialize your puppy from a young age with both new people and new dogs, your puppy could grow up to be dangerous to others.  Dogs are protective of their owners.  You sho...

Fall leaves and rain=slippery roads

Posted by Sandra Worthington | Nov 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

The leaves are falling now and even when the weather is fairly warm, if it rains, the leaves combined with rain and oily discharge from vehicles can make the roads quite slick. It doesn't have to be snowing or sleeting for the streets to be slippery. Be careful. Remember that if you hit a patch o...

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