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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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read 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 Read More »

Can Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

What is Talcum Powder? Talc-based powders, such as Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower, are made from talc which contains magnesium. The talc also contains a toxic substance that according to several investigations could cause different types of cancers, including ovarian. Despite scientific research indicating a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, baby powder product labels Read More »

Are Self-Driving Cars the Future of Transportation?

Are Self-Driving Cars the Future of Transportation? Recently there have been announcements of self-driving cars, that don’t require drivers in order to operate. Although it is still not a reality, or these cars are not available to the public, testing for these cars has begun and their profits have been measured. Uber has teamed up Read More »

Executive Orders on Immigration

Executive Order on Immigration President Donald J. Trump followed through on his campaign promise on January 25th by signing two executive orders related to immigration. The orders aimed to both launch construction of a wall on the Mexican border and increase immigration enforcement. Trump has declared illegal immigration “a clear and present danger to the Read More »

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