National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

The third week in October has been designated National College Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW). This year that falls on October 17th through the 21st. Over 1,000 campuses across the U.S. are participating this year. The purpose of NCAAW is to raise awareness and teach students about alcohol abuse, drunk driving, and other dangers surrounding substance […]

Buzzed Driving? Why Staying Under the Legal Limit May Not Be Good Enough

When the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its Most Wanted List for 2016, one of its 10 points was to Eliminate Substance Impairment in Transportation. To that end, the federal agency, again, recommended that all states lower the legal limit on alcohol while driving to a BAC of .05 or lower. The NTSB first […]

When Did St. Patrick’s Day become a Drinking Holiday?

St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated on March 17th for hundreds of years. A special exception is made allowing Catholics, and other who observe Lent, to indulge and celebrate in honor of the saint. In the early to mid-1900’s pubs in Ireland were closed on St. Patrick’s Day to prevent drinking to excess. That law […]

Spring Break? More Like Spring Broke

Most college and high school students look forward to spring break as a high point of the year. A roaring week of freedom and good times to break up the monotony as the school year draws to a close. The counterpoint to a family-centered winter break. But for far too many, spring break ends in […]

What You Should Know About Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions account for approximately 40% of all auto accidents in the United States each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A rear-end collision can happen at any time and can result in serious injuries. Common Causes of Rear-End Collisions Though not an all-encompassing list, the following are the most common causes […]

Football Safety: Party Safety Tips

Super Bowl parties are going to be bigger than ever this year. Whether you are planning to host a few friends or a big blow-out, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to keep yourself and your guests safe. Prepare Your Home Do a quick check of your property looking for […]

Holiday Driving Safety: When One Drink is More Than You Think

Whether you are going out for the holidays or hosting celebrations in your home, if alcohol is involved you need to know a little more about the alcohol content in the beverages you may be consuming or serving to your guests. If you have always judged alcohol consumption by the number of drinks, your estimations […]

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

On December 1, 2015, President Obama issued a statement proclaiming December 2015 as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. While we face many dangers on the road that are beyond our control, such as defective vehicles and dangerous weather conditions, impaired driving remains the most common cause of auto accidents. It is something that we can […]

Hit and Run Injury Claims

By David Carnes, Staff Writer Hit and run injury claims are a type of personal injury claim and victims can recover compensation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that “hit and run” accidents account for about 11 percent of all traffic accidents. Of these, more than 1 in 25 result in a fatality.  All […]