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The Dangers of Texting and Driving

If you have ever looked at the numbers illustrating the dangers of cell phone use while driving, you know they are downright startling. 

 

At any given time throughout your day, about 660,000 drivers are attempting to use their phones while operating an automobile.

 

Smartphones have made it easy for us to stay connected at all times, and they've made our lives easier in many other ways. 

 

But smartphones can pose serious safety risks if someone decides to check his or her text messages, emails, phone calls, or any other mobile applications while driving.

 

Cell phone distraction rates are alarmingly high. It's estimated that 1 in 4 accidents today are due to cell phone use.

 

We hope with a little information you'll make the right decision when you're on the road.

 

In the article below, we will look at some statistics about using your phone and driving. The figures were the most up-to-date statistics at the time of our latest research. 

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5 Things You Should Always Do After A Car Accident

The odds are not in our favor.

A car accident occurs every minute.

You read that right, every minute of every day, 365 days a year, someone is involved in a car accident.

Every 16 minutes, one of those accidents is fatal.

The likelihood of you going your entire life without being involved in a car accident is very, very slim.

You might have a better shot at winning the lottery.

Luckily, most of the time, we'll be able to walk away from the accident relatively unharmed.

Minor bumps and bruises, but nothing that should change the course of your life.

However, with the chances that you'll be involved in a car accident at some point in your life are so high, you should be prepared.

No matter how minor the accident is, it can be a very overwhelming experience.

Your adrenaline starts pumping and immediately after the wreck it's hard to figure out exactly what to do.

Several things need to be done, but we've narrowed it down to five of the most important things below.

Read on to learn more.  

Topics: Help after a Car Accident

How Car Insurance Effects Your Car Accident Lawsuit

Throughout the United States, it is illegal for drivers to not have Auto Insurance.

The penalties for not having auto insurance can vary from receiving a Ticket, to having the registration for your vehicle revoked, to having your license suspended for several months.

No matter what state you live in, the penalty for getting caught driving without auto insurance will also include a hefty fee.

So, if everyone has auto insurance, then how does the insurance coverage effect a potential car accident lawsuit ?

Topics: Help after a Car Accident

How to Sue Someone After a Car Accident?

Car Accident Lawsuits 

If you have been involved in a Motor Vehicle Collision that was not your fault, you may be wondering if you have the legal right to sue the at-fault party for the injuries and damages that you suffered.

The stress of the accident and the complexity of filing a lawsuit can be overwhelming.

Deciding if you should sue someone after a car accident is not easy, but if you want to receive the compensation that you deserve, it is almost always necessary. 

Topics: Help after a Car Accident