Accident Tips & Prevention | January 21, 2022
Driving in icy conditions is never ideal, but if you must make the trek during winter weather, you’re likely to share the roads with tractor-trailers. True snow days are few and far between for the semi-truck driver, who continues to drive in all but the most serious blizzards. Here’s what motorists can do to reduce their risk of being swept up into an accident with a tractor-trailer
Taking an Uber or Lyft home from the bar, club, or party on New Year’s Eve is a smart and responsible decision when a person has been drinking. However, for rideshare drivers themselves, the last night of the year can hold a lot of risks.
If you drive for Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare service, be alert for drunk drivers on the road and for intoxicated passengers
Whether your teen is gearing up to take a driver’s ed course this school year or is already fully licensed, the prospect of them being behind the wheel can make parents feel an odd mixture of pride and anxiety. Unfortunately, your worries aren’t totally unfounded. Traffic accidents involving teen drivers are all too common.
In 2019, a total of 586 10- to 15-year-olds
With the new school year approaching, plenty of children will be walking to school each day. Despite the benefits of exercise and fresh air, there are dangers of walking to school. Deadly pedestrian accidents have been on the rise in recent years, and bus stops and school zones aren’t exempt from the risks.
Nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in motor vehicle collisions in the United
With the new school year starting, motorists are sure to begin seeing many more school buses on the road. These cheerful yellow buses are highly effective at transporting children safely, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reporting t
hat schoolchildren are 70 times more likely to make it to school safely in a school bus than in a car.
Still, there are risks, and the
Agricultural workers who were exposed to the herbicide paraquat and have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease may have a claim for financial compensation.
With lawsuits against paraquat manufacturers already filed in multiple states, attorneys are now investigating paraquat lawsuit cases at no charge.
A paraquat toxic exposure lawsuit may be your only chance to receive the compensation you need to
Accident Tips & Prevention | December 14, 2020
Getting stuck behind a garbage truck is an experience that everyone has had at least once. As frustrating as this can be, it pales compared to the true dangers presented by these enormous vehicles. While garbage truck accidents may not come to mind when thinking about serious motor vehicle collisions, in reality, trash truck accidents are fairly common.
For example, according to one news report, there
Accident Tips & Prevention | October 7, 2020
Putting a dollar amount on your car accident claim is not an easy task. Several factors influence its value, and settlement negotiations usually focus on reaching an agreement about the value of your car accident claim. The at-fault driver, their insurance carrier, and their legal team will probably assess your claim’s value much lower than you and your attorney will.
Although most car accident claims settle long
Accident Tips & Prevention | September 22, 2020
Being involved in a serious accident can be an incredibly traumatic experience. Accident victims must deal with what is often a lengthy physical recovery, all while worrying about being unable to work and the resulting decrease in income. On top of that, accident victims often miss out on spending time with loved ones and pursuing the activities they used to enjoy. Accident victims may be able to
Accident Tips & Prevention | June 15, 2020
Due to an overwhelming flood of inquiries, we regret that we are no longer able to accept new clients for Covid related claims. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
The weather is already heating up, and you may be thinking about getting out on a boat to enjoy some summer fun with your friends and family. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many people may choose to safely
Accident Tips & Prevention | March 25, 2019
There are few things that are as difficult as dealing with a long term medical issue, especially if it is the result of an accident that justifies a lawsuit. Not only are you missing out on work and wages you should be earning, you are missing out on the fun parts of life: parties, hanging out with friends and family, and just generally being at your normal
Accident Tips & Prevention | February 11, 2019
Anyone who lives in the northeast knows that winter can be dangerous. Low temperatures, snow storms, and ice are all commonplace but unpredictable, which is why we have compiled a list of important winter safety tips.
One of the biggest challenges drivers face when snow starts to fall and temperatures drop is black ice. Black ice occurs when water freezes on an asphalt road, which
With Independence Day on the horizon, it won’t be long until fireworks light up the night sky across the nation. There may be few things more American than watching the rockets’ red (and blue, green, and gold) glare, but remember that even the smallest sparklers are still explosive – and dangerous – pyrotechnics.
It doesn’t take
Accident Tips & Prevention | September 23, 2016
A slip and fall on ice is no minor accident – it can lead to broken bones, permanent back injuries, and mountains of medical bills. You don’t have much control over the weather or the way someone else removes (or fails to remove) snow and ice from their property. One thing you can control is whether you’re wearing the right footwear to keep yourself from sliding. For
An accident can be stressful, but knowing what to do next can make things easier. These six simple tips are the same recommendations the award-winning attorneys at Console and Associates P.C. give our own family and friends after a car accident. Following these steps can help you start getting your life