Types of Car Accidents

Rear-End Collisions Rear-end collisions are the most common type of auto accident. Most happen at low speeds, but even so, they can cause whiplash injuries which can result in both brain and soft tissue injury. Contrary to popular belief, fault is not automatically assigned to the driver who hit the car in front of them. […]

Should We Stop Calling Car Wrecks “Accidents”?

The word “accident” implies something unavoidable, something that “just happens”, and something for which no one can be held responsible. Car accident victims may even believe that it is wrong to seek compensation or sue for their injuries because it was “an accident” and the person who caused it didn’t do it on purpose. But here’s the thing. When […]

4th of July the Deadliest Day on the Road

The Fourth of July has been ranked the deadliest day of the year on the road since as far back as 2000, and this year it is expected to be the deadliest Independence Day holiday in seven years. If you can find a way to enjoy your holiday at home, this would be the year to do […]

AAA’s Fourth of July Travel Forecast

The American Auto Association (AAA) released its annual Independence Day Travel Forecast last week. Travel is expected to be up this year, and the majority of travelers will be driving. AAA says that 35.5 million people are planning to take a road trip this 4th of July weekend. If you are planning to hit the road for the […]

Calculating BAC

Your blood alcohol content, or blood alcohol concentration, (BAC) is the amount of alcohol in your blood. It is given as a percentage of your blood. A BAC of .08 means that .08%, or eight one-hundredths of your blood is alcohol. Put that way, it doesn’t sound like much at all, but a BAC of […]

3 Most Dangerous Summer Days to Drive

Summer is upon us, and while that may seem like a good thing for drivers, the season holds some very serious dangers and some of the most deadly driving conditions. Major holidays, teen drivers, and increased travel are just a few of the factors that ramp up the danger on the road during summer months. […]

How to Avoid Dangerous Drivers this Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is one of the most dangerous days of the year to be on the road. Whether you are celebrating or just going about business as usual, the safest choice is to stay off the roads, or get off the roads early. For many of us, that is not an option, but there […]

How to Drink Responsibly – the Definitive Guide

If you think that responsible drinking begins and ends with finding a designated driver, you have a lot to learn. Drunk driving is just one of many ways that you can get hurt, hurt someone else, wind up in jail or get your drunken antics posted on social media, possibly ruining your reputation and your […]

Love Hurts: Ten Ways that Love Can Put You in the Hospital

Food Poisoning – Whether it is your first date or you want to do something special for Valentine’s Day, you may be tempted to get adventurous with cooking a meal for the object of your affection. If you are a novice cook, learn the basics of safe food handling first. Even the most seasoned cooks and […]