Unofficial Start to Summer or the “100 Deadliest Days” ?
In 2017, 35 million Americans plan to travel by car over Memorial Day weekend- a 2.4% increase since last year. Unfortunately, with that, there is an estimated 50,500 number of injuries due to car accidents each Memorial Day weekend. And an average of 439 fatalities from these traffic accidents with 44% of them being alcohol… read more
What Is a Mass Tort?
The legal world is full of odd acronyms and terms, and it’s important to have some understanding of these terms in case you find yourself involved in any legal dispute. One of the most common terms you’ll encounter in legal proceedings is “tort.” Understanding Torts A tort is a civil wrongdoing committed by a person… read more
Texting and Driving? Beware of the Textalyzer
He was only 19 years old. Evan Lieberman, a college freshman, was in the backseat of his friend’s car when it careened over a center line and crashed head-on into an oncoming Jeep on a highway north of New York City. He spent 30 days in the hospital before he succumbed to his injuries. Police… read more
Trending on the Roads This Time of Year…Motorcycle Accidents
According to the National Motorcycle Institute, riding a motorcycle is approximately 25 times more dangerous than driving a car, mile for mile. Motorcycle enthusiasts argue that they are fun and fuel efficient. Although this may be true, the key to staying safe is to be prepared and avoid risks. Although every state has slightly different laws governing… read more
What Happened to the Friendly Skies?
Ten years ago, “MADtv” featured a parody about a no-frills airline that charged multiple fees. Want a seat belt, it asked – that will cost you $5. The mechanism that releases the seatbelt – another $7. Oxygen masks are free, but to start the flow of air you’d better have $75.63. What seemed like a… read more
“Turns Out, a Horrifying Number of People Use Their Phones While Driving”
A recent article written by Aarian Marshall for wired.com features a new study that indicates that nearly every driver uses their phone while behind the wheel, mostly all of the time. This was determined by driving analytics company, Zendrive using sensor data from more than 3 million drivers and 5.6 billion miles of trips. They… read more
Scholarship Setup to Help Combat Distracted Driving
“Keep your eyes on the road, your hand upon the wheel,” is more than just a catchy lyric in The Doors song, “Roadhouse Blues.” It is solid advice. Any moment your eyes are off the road or your hands are off the wheel, you put yourself in a dangerous driving situation. Even sending a quick… read more
Spring Means Flowers, Sunshine, and Safety
Spring has sprung. It’s time to open the windows and let in the fresh air. Flowers are in bloom and the days are longer thanks in part to Daylight Saving Time. When we set our clocks forward, the National Safety Council (NSC) recommends we also review our home safety checklists. Smoke Alarms Three out of… read more
iPhone Users Being Targeted
According to a report today on News12 Long Island, cybersecurity expert warns of scam targeting iPhone users. News12 reports that a new text message scam targeting Apple iPhone users could leave you with an empty bank account. The newest scam is known as a phishing scam to access personal information after it sends a malicious… read more
Spring May Have Sprung but It’s Hidden Under Ice and Snow
Mother Nature sure has a mind of her own. March 20 may be the official first day of spring but it sure doesn’t look or feel like it. Monster piles of muck and slush, biting wind, bitter cold, and ice abound. Winter is not loosening its grip on our area. All it takes is one… read more