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Halloween is a Scary Night on the Road

By Aline Miranda on October 28, 2014

Halloween is a night full of fun for trick-or-treaters. Keep an eye out for little ones in costume and pay extra attention to pedestrians, as they may be unaware of their surroundings or have difficulty seeing through costumes and masks. Trick-or-treaters – especially small children – can seem to appear out of nowhere; drive extra cautiously.

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Howell v. Hamilton Meats: A Disappointing Supreme Court Decision

By Aline Miranda on August 18, 2011

Consumer rights attorneys across California were disappointed by today’s California Supreme Court decision in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions Inc. The Court’s decision dramatically changed the rules for lawsuits by injured persons. The new rules favor insurance companies over the injured person and slashes the amount of compensation that will be paid to injury victims who have health insurance.

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Novice Errors, Not Road Rage or Reckless Behavior, Behind Most Teen Accidents

By Aline Miranda on May 25, 2011

Recent research conducted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention indicates serious auto accidents involving teenage drivers are commonly caused by lack of driving experience. Failure to scan the traffic ahead of one’s vehicle accounted for 21% of serious teen accidents. Distraction, including cell phone use and texting while driving, accounted for another 20% of serious teen accidents.

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Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) Common After Motor Vehicle Accidents

By Aline Miranda on May 23, 2011

According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) although common in post-combat military personnel, is not just a combat-related issue. It can occur following non-combat situations with consequences that are just as serious. PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that occurs after a person experiences a traumatic event causing serious injury. It can occur in up to 51% percent of people who are seriously injured in car accidents.

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