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What to Do at the Scene of an Accident

Depositphotos_34923513_l-2015.jpgAccidents are unpredictable and can occur anytime, anywhere, so it's a good idea to know what to do in the event an accident does occur. If you're driving and are in an accident, there are a number of things to consider and do at the scene of the accident.

Is Hands-Free Cell Phone Use Safer?

Depositphotos_165988458_xl-2015.jpgWe've all read the studies and heard the public service announcements declaring that driving while talking on a cell phone is dangerous. But what about hands-free cell phone use, using an earpiece, speakerphone, or dashboard system? Driving with both hands on the steering wheel is safer than driving with one hand while the other holds a cell phone, right? Well, not entirely. Contrary to the belief of many drivers across the country that hands-free devices are safer to use while driving than handheld devices, the National Safety Council (NSC) disagrees.

What to do When an Auto Accident is Not Your Fault

Have you recently been involved in a car accident that was not your fault? First and foremost, this situation can be very stressful, and even traumatic in some cases. When dealing with an accident and potential injuries, sometimes the last thing on your mind is how to file a claim with your insurance company. However, getting in contact with your insurer in a timely manner is extremely important in moving forward in the process.

Car Safety Tips Before Your Next Road Trip

Depositphotos_65559987_l-2015.jpgWhile the late days of winter and early days of spring aren't exactly ideal road trip weather, sometimes a long trip in the car is inevitable. No matter what time of year you travel, don't end your trip with an accident and potential injuries. If you're driving long distances, whether this month or in the near future, consider taking these safety tips into account before you begin your journey. 
Get Your Beauty Rest
The night before a trip or vacation, it's vital to get a good night's sleep so you are ready for your long drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driving while drowsy was responsible for 72,000 crashes and over 800 deaths in 2013, which are believed to be low estimates. When you're tired, you have slower reaction times, are more likely to swerve into other lanes and can even fall asleep at the wheel. Don't let that happen to you. Plan to sleep 6-8+ hours before your trip. 
If you notice you're beginning to become tired while driving, (yawning, hitting the rumble strip or closing your eyes repeatedly) it's best to get off the road immediately. Stop at the next rest area or gas station to stretch your legs, try drinking water, coffee or soda with caffeine and see if that makes you more alert. If these don't help, it is best to switch drivers or stop for the evening. 
Pack Your Car Emergency Kit
Many drivers aren't aware of what to include in their car emergency kit. While it may change depending on what time of year it is, here are some general recommendations to include:

Common Causes of Truck Collisions

Depositphotos_72049931_l-2015.jpgMost truck collision claims are similar to those for automobile wrecks. However, truck collisions are usually much more serious and devastating than automobile crashes because of the weight of the truck. In collisions involving heavy trucks, people killed in them are 14 fatalities a day. In addition, in collisions involving an automobile and a tractor trailer truck, 98% of the fatalities were occupants of the automobile according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

What To Do After a Hit and Run

Depositphotos_109340034_l-2015.jpgNo matter what, any type of motor vehicle wreck is frightening, stressful and life-changing. However, if you've experienced a hit and run, those feelings might be intensified. You might be left wondering, "Did I do the right things? Did I get all the proper information? How will this affect me?"

Workers Comp Frequently Asked Questions

Depositphotos_25468263_l-2015.jpgAt work, even when we're being the most careful, accidents can happen. No matter the work setting, whether that be an office, outdoors or in an industrial work environment, your employer is required to have workers compensation insurance (save for a few exceptions). If you or someone you know has just been injured on the job, they might have a lot of questions; claims can become confusing, stressful and at times, it can be difficult to work with your employer's insurance.