We should all exercise defensive driving (and defense walking, cycling, etc)

Accidents occur despite people following the Rules of the Road.  That is why we should all exercise defensive driving (and defense walking, cycling, etc). Look carefully at intersections as you are turning into crosswalks – there are blind spots that could obscure pedestrians (especially children).  There is no need to … [+]

If you are involved in an accident in another state, there are a few things that you should be made aware of

Traveling in other states, especially on interstate highways, can add stress to your vacation plans.  Federal highways permit drivers to operate their vehicles up to 75 miles per hour (and many vehicles travel above those already high speed limits). If you are involved in an accident in another state, there … [+]

Preserve all evidence following an accident – e.g., photos, videos, clothing, etc

After having been involved in an accident, preserving evidence of the accident may be the last thing on the mind of an injured person.  The injured person is focusing on their pain, not a lawsuit. However, you should be aware that ocular proof best satisfies the burden of proof that … [+]

Tenant Insurance protects renters in many ways

I often recommend that renters should purchase a Tenant Liability policy to protect their property and lives. This type of coverage is is not prohibitively expensive and the benefits are, by far, very substantial.  Your local insurance agent will be able to sell you the insurance product that suits your … [+]

Alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of accidents in the world

Alcohol as I mentioned in previous blogs is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the world. Driving under the influence of alcohol is very dangerous, very few people measure the true risk of driving while intoxicated. Many people think that drinking little does not affect them, the … [+]

An accident in which both parties claim to have a “green light” requires an aggressive investigation

Barring an incredible software glitch, a traffic signal can display a green light for only one set of drivers at a time.  However, it is common that following an intersection accident, both parties will (strangely enough) claim that they proceeded on a light in their favor. Chaulk it up to … [+]

If you are in an auto accident, take photos of the property damage

In this digital age, it is no surprise to see photographs of damage to vehicles and injuries that were taken at the scene.  People are less punishing when these photographs are presented to juries (or at depositions) since most people carry a smart phone with a camera. It would have … [+]