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Negligence can happen almost any time, and when it does, it often puts people in danger. For example, a work site where construction teams are negligent could result in falling objects that hit passing pedestrians. Drivers who eat behind the wheel may look away from the road and collide with the tail end of another vehicle.

What to do if you're hit by a texting teen

You were at an intersection waiting at a red light when you first noticed the driver next to you using a cellphone. You thought the teenager was likely texting, since his eyes rarely came up to check the road in front of him. You were stopped, so you didn't think much of it. There was time for him to put down the phone and drive safely.

Illusory superiority can lead to overconfident drivers

Most people think that they are great drivers. These drivers think that they always make the right decisions and every other driver is generally in the wrong. The chances are good that you think that, too. In 2013, a study emerged that indicated the average driver considers themselves in the 70th percentile of drivers based on ability. Since this is mathematically impossible, as the average driver should actually fall in the 50th percentile, then we know that something is occurring that is causing drivers to have a skewed perception.

3 tips for dealing with memory loss after a crash

A crash is hard enough when you have broken bones or soft injuries, but when it causes brain damage that makes it hard to remember who you are, where you are, what you love to do or even what you did this morning, it's devastating. Memory loss is, unfortunately, a side effect of some types of brain injuries.

Tips to keep your family safe on Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, your child is probably already planning what costume to wear and where to stash the candy so little brother does not find it. Unfortunately, trick-or-treating, while often the highlight of the year, can be dangerous. This does not mean you should cancel your annual outing, but it does mean that some added precautions might be necessary.

Distracted driving is as dangerous as drunk driving

After years of awareness campaigns, most people understand that driving while under the influence of alcohol increases both your risk of a serious accident and your chances of getting arrested. Impaired driving can result in fatalities and serious injuries. So can distracted driving. Failing to pay attention to the road and the vehicle when you're in control of a machine that weighs hundreds of pounds and travels at high speeds is reckless. It's also incredibly common.

What to do after you are injured in an interstate accident

As you are driving along I-74, you notice there is a car that isn't really staying in one lane. It is barely drifting over the lines. You figure the driver is probably just tired. As you approach the vehicle to pass it, the driver suddenly swerves and sideswipes you. Since the crash happened at interstate speeds, it's likely that you are injured, perhaps seriously.

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