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How much does it cost to hire an attorney to handle my personal injury case?

Did you sustain an injury because of someone else's negligent or reckless actions? If so, you may be able to pursue damages through a personal injury claim. One concern our clients often have involves the cost of hiring an attorney and whether or not they can afford it. You may have sustained: Broken bones Traumatic...

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SUVs, trucks culprits in pedestrian fatalities

SUVs, pickup trucks and minivans comprised more than two-thirds of all new vehicle sales in the United States in 2019. In addition to posing environmental issues, the vehicles are increasing the risk of pedestrian fatalities. Because of their weight and size, they: Convey more impact during a collision with a vulnerable pedestrian or cyclist Are...

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Report finds efforts to prevent children from vaping are failing

The FDA made a big splash in January 2020 when it announced measures designed to stem an epidemic of vaping among youths. In particular, the FDA instituted a ban on flavored e-cigarettes designed to appeal to teens. Unfortunately, a nine-month investigation by the Hearst Television National Investigative Unit found government efforts are falling far short...

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Sleep disorders and drowsy driving accidents

Drowsy driving was responsible for nearly 800 traffic fatalities and about 91,000 collisions across the U.S. in 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The primary factors that can lead to drowsy driving include: Working overnight shifts or rotating shifts Driving for long periods of time (this is common with commercial truck drivers...

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Health officials: Vaping illnesses may soon reemerge

Vaping has been touted as a safer alternative than smoking traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes and vaping products have been scrutinized over the last couple of years due to the health complications experienced by users. Juul, the largest producer of vaping products, was placed under investigation after several injuries, deaths and other complaints regarding their products. The...

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How big a problem has distracted driving become?

Most drivers are aware that distracted driving is dangerous. Yet, every so often, the same people who condemn distracted driving find themselves checking cellphone notifications, talking on the phone or multi-tasking while driving. To find out how widespread the problem of distracted driving is, Insurance.com conducted a survey involving 1,000 participants. The survey asked how...

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Feds: Marijuana most common substance in trucker drug tests

Marijuana and cannabis-related products have been legal in Massachusetts for the last few years. While residents can obtain products from several shops statewide, they are urged not to drive after using them. Like alcohol, marijuana can cause issues that can potentially lead to a crash, including: Delays in reaction time Impaired judgment Use of marijuana can...

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The ‘100 Deadliest Days for Teens’ and Connecticut's reopening: A perfect storm?

Connecticut is easing coronavirus restrictions and reopening during the “100 Deadliest Days” for teens. Could this be a perfect storm? Fatal car accidents involving young people increase during the time between the summer bookend holidays – Memorial Day and Labor Day. According to AAA, more than seven people die every day during the summer on...

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