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A Note from Jeff Shiver

I was reminded recently how lucky I am to do what I do. I feel like my cases are so far from “chasing ambulances” and all the other mental images that come to mind when the tortured term “personal injury lawyer” is uttered. A few years ago, we were referred a case from a New . . .

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Teen Drivers & Car Accidents

This week is the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Teen Driver Safety Week. Learning to drive a car is difficult task and a focus on the youngest demographic of drivers is important. With teen drivers, there are factors to account for that are not as prominent in other groups and can contribute to car . . .

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Car Accidents & Fatalities: Learning from 2015

Experts are projecting that 2015 could be the deadliest year on the roads since 2007. The NHTSA reported that the first quarter of this year showed a 9.5% increase in traffic-related deaths from the same period in 2014. [1]  Meanwhile, the National Safety Council has reported a 14% increase in traffic-related deaths and a 30% increase . . .

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The Psychology of Distracted Driving

The three major types of driving distractions include visual distractions, manual distractions, and cognitive distractions.  Visual distractions occur when a driver looks away from the road, manual distractions take a driver’s hands off of the wheel, and cognitive distractions occur anytime a driver’s mind wanders to a topic other than driving. The Importance of Understanding Distracted Driving . . .

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Distracted Driving Series: Part Two

Anything that diverts a driver’s attention from driving can result in distracted driving. This includes eating, talking to passengers, grooming, and talking or texting on cell phones. In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in car crashes attributed to distracted driving. Another 421,000 people were injured in wrecks involving a distracted driver. Those who engage in . . .

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