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If you need further proof of these strange times, Memorial Day weekend may be Exhibit No. 15,643,782.  For decades, AAA has issued travel forecasts for Memorial Day weekend, but it will not this year because all of the normal predictors it uses for its models are not reliable in the face of the pandemic.  So what do the experts think this Memorial Day weekend will look like travel-wise? Continue reading

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Around our house, for quite a while, we have been using the euphemism “With everything that has been going on . . . ”    We like it because it gathers up the collective burdens and tribulations surrounding CoVid 19 and tries to make it more palatable especially around a 12 year-old, who certainly does not need nor want to hear much more than that.  So even with everything that is going on, we have some smiles, encouragement and tips to help you get through this slog. Continue reading

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Time for a mid-week boost.  We are back with some more legal tips and good news.   First, we have a new give-away going on our Facebook page.  All you have to do is upload a picture of you fur baby to be entered to win one of three $50 VISA gift cards to be given away on Friday, April 10, 2020.  We have loved doing these fun quarantine give-aways to help folks with groceries or take-out dinner from a local restaurant.  Now, on to some legal tips and more good news. Continue reading

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Last week, we started this mid-week boost where we try to give you something to smile about in the face of all the bad news and anxiety.  We also want to give you some important legal tips that can help your neighbor or you during this time of social distancing.  But, let’s start with an update. Continue reading

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Since 2018, federal law requires all new American cars to have at least one camera: a rearview camera.  Many vehicles have multiple cameras that will record even when the vehicle is off, and  some vehicles have cameras that monitor the driver’s face.  Car cameras have lots of benefits but they also raise some interesting questions for car accident cases and beyond.

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Spring forward was this Sunday.  While most of us are not crazy about the time change and need a few days to adjust our body clocks, it does serve as a good reminder to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.  And now, vehicle manufacturers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration want to use the time change to remind you to do one other safety check, and we love the idea.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched its first-ever Safety Recall Week.   The initiative is designed to encourage car and truck owners to check for open recalls on their vehicle twice a year — with the changing of the time.  Here are some important facts you may not know about vehicle recalls and why they are so important: Continue reading

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Currently, the Trump Administration is working to relax trucking regulations.   Yet, trucking accidents have increased 40% since 2009.   According to the most recent data, 4,136 people lose their lives each year in trucking accidents (trucking accidents includes semis and other large commercial vehicles), and another 87,000 are injured.  Do you know when and where you are most likely to have an accident with a truck driver?  Read on for these and other important information about deadly trucking accidents. Continue reading

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Unfortunately, chances are you will be in one.  Experts estimate, on average, drivers will experience a car accident every 18 years, so most folks will have multiple car accidents in their lifetime even if they are only minor.  With those odds, it is time you brush up on what to do, and just as importantly, what not to do following an accident.  And, because accidents tend to shake us up, we recommend you print this post to keep in your glove box, so that you can easily reference it if you need to do so. Continue reading

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Each year in the United States, more than 400,000 women will choose to have breast implants.  Seventy-five percent of those surgeries are performed on healthy breasts for aesthetic reasons, and the remaining twenty-five percent are performed following mastectomies.   Regardless of the reason, breast implants can either be ruptured or displaced in an accident and, depending upon the circumstances, you might not know it for some time.  If you or a loved one has breast implants, read on to find out what to do following an accident. Continue reading

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We love this photo for several reasons.  First, this really is the Oscar Mayer wiener-mobile getting pulled over for a driving violation although it looks like it could be a scene from a Jim Carey or Chevy Chase movie.  Second, it happened in John’s home state of Wisconsin.  We can’t help but wonder if it had been a brat-mobile or a cheese-mobile whether the vehicle would have been pulled over at all.  Third, this photo inspired us to remind Tennessee drivers of some important laws so that they are not an Oscar Mayer wiener.  So read on to find out what the wiener-mobile did wrong and what you can do right. Continue reading

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