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Avoiding Online Car-Buying Fraud

Buying Used is Buying Smart, When Done Right Everyone likes to save money and get discounts, but when buying a used car online sometimes what you think is saving money can cost you big. With car sales taking place online there is a new market for car-buying fraud. We’ve all heard of craiglist horror stories. […]

1 in 4 CarMax Vehicles has Unrepaired Recall Defect

27% of Vehicles Sold by CarMax Have Unrepaired Recall Defects Vehicles being sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts and California were found to have at least one open recall. The unrepaired defects included Takata airbags and ignition switches which have been linked to deaths and injuries. The survey was of 1,699 vehicles for sale at eight CarMax […]

Recall Alert: 143,000 Vehicles Affected by Ford Recalls

Ford Motor Company Announces Four Recalls As the massive Takata airbag recall continues to grow, Ford is the latest automaker to announce a recall for vehicles affected by the faulty airbag inflators. 935 2017 F-150s and Mustangs are currently under recall for abnormal deployment of airbags during testing. The inflator were found to rupture during […]

Ridesharing versus Taxis

Ridesharing versus Taxis: Safety and Convenience When you need a ride, who do you call — Uber, Lyft or a Taxi? Here are a few things to consider when debating whether to e-hail or call a taxi. Taxi: Drivers are more experienced and follow guidelines The industry is well-regulated Drivers go through background checks before […]

Safest Cars for Teens

Teen Drivers at Risk 2014 data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows 16-19 year-old drivers are nearly three times more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than those aged 20 and over. In recent years, some automakers have responded with various technologies to help teens adopt safe driving habits, and […]

Marijuana DUI California

Driving Under the Influence It’s common knowledge that drinking and driving is dangerous not just for the person behind the wheel, but for anyone on the road. But what about smoking marijuana and driving? A DUI for drugs is considered driving under the influence of drugs, and this includes marijuana. In November 2015 about 65 […]

What to Expect from Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

Every situation is different and each case is unique, however there are common stages of personal injury lawsuits. If you have been in a car accident where you were injured, you may find yourself filing a personal injury claim. Because you may not know what to expect, we’ve outlined some of the common elements of […]

6 Incredible Pedestrian Injury Statistics

As with every other mode of transportation, there are risks associated with walking. And while millions of Americans enjoy the health benefits and the relative safety of walking on a regular basis, pedestrian injury statistics are alarming. A 2012 National Survey on Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors revealed 24 percent of pedestrian injuries were […]

Distracted Driving: Why Personal Injury Lawyers are Targeting Snapchat

Distracted driving kills more than ten people, and causes more than 1,000 injuries on a daily basis. Teens are disproportionally affected, with more than 50% of teen crashes now thought to be caused by distracted driving. Texting has typically been the cause for distraction, but drivers using social media apps now cause more and more […]

Illegal Street Racing

Teen Street Racing Street racing is illegal in public streets and involves multiple cars participating in exhibitions of speed. They race against a clock or other timing device. These races are also known as “speed race,’ or “drag race,” and threaten the safety of not only those behind the wheel but the public as a […]