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Every single day, an attorney at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. has to tell a client they are not going to receive any money for their injuries or the death of a loved one or they are going to receive a lot less than they should. Every. Single. Day.   And, we hate it.   Sometimes, we have to tell them this simply because they do not have a case. In other words, there was a terrible accident but no one is to blame under the law. But more often than not, we have to tell people they are not going to recover or they are going to recover substantially less than they should because there is no insurance or not enough insurance.

While you can’t make other people buy insurance, you can still protect yourself from people and companies who either do not have it or do not have enough.  And, of course, you can review your own insurance to make sure you are protected in the event you make a mistake and cause an accident.   Here are 5 incredibly important questions you should ask yourself, and more importantly, your insurance agent: Continue reading

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Summer is a popular time for church retreats, which can be a wonderful time for a church community to gather, bond, plan, have a great time, etc.  Unfortunately, actually getting to the retreat can be very dangerous if your church is using a 15 passenger van.  Before you or your family heads out on a church retreat, here are some things you should know: Continue reading

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Memorial Day weekend is almost here and over 34 million Americans will travel in excess of 50 miles for the Memorial Day holiday.  Unfortunately, all those cars on the roads means more accidents.  The risk of dying in a car accident over Memorial Day weekend is four times greater than a regular weekend.  In fact, Memorial Day weekend is the most dangerous holiday weekend to be on the road according to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration.  Here are some tips to help ensure you get to your destination safely: Continue reading

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After years of trending downward, fatal car accidents have been on the rise, and most experts blame distracted driving as a leading culprit for the upward trend.  Distracted driving comes in many forms: cellphone use, navigational systems, friend in the car, eating, etc.,  The good news is there are some relatively easy ways to reduce the chance that you will be distracted behind the wheel.   Here are some tips on how to just drive: Continue reading

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When I first heard about Distracted Driving Awareness Month I thought it was a great idea.  But shortly thereafter, I found myself thinking:  Is there really anyone who does not know about the dangers of distracted driving?  Really?  But a recent study by the Travelers Companies helps explain why we need Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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Tennessee is one of the top five states for uninsured motorists.  Roughly 20% of the vehicles on our roads are not covered by insurance.  Second, 46.8% of all ride-share drivers do not have ride-share insurance.  So why are these two facts so scary? Continue reading

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It is the first Monday after daylight savings time.  If you are like most people, you may have needed some more coffee to get through this morning and this afternoon.  In a few days, our bodies make the adjustment to the loss of the hour but until then we are all at an increased risk of car crashes.  Indeed, researchers looked at 21 years of car crash data and found the number of fatal car accidents on an average Monday is 78.2.  On the Monday following “spring forward”, the average jumps to 83.5.     So what can you do?

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Do you like to stay up late binge-watching Netflix?   Does your FOMO result in you getting only a few hours of sleep?  Does work stress and anxiety leave you tossing and turning?  If these things or anything else is keeping you from getting at least seven hours of sleep at night, you are putting yourself and others at risk on the roadway. Just how big is the problem and the risk, consider these statistics: Continue reading

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In 2016, the United States had a record 161,374 accidental deaths.  According to the National Safety Council, every three minutes someone dies from a preventable accident.  And every second, an American is injured in a preventable accident.  These figures include motor vehicle accidents, falls, drownings, drug overdoses, etc.  Obviously, we can and must do better.   Safety on our roads, in our homes and in our businesses must become as much as a priority as curing cancer and preventing heart disease (the other top three leading causes of death)

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We probably all have a long list of driving pet peeves from drivers who tailgate or don’t use their blinkers to drivers who aren’t paying attention when a light turns green so you have to honk to get them to go.   My biggest driving pet peeve is drivers in the left lane on the interstate who are going slower than the rest of traffic.  (There is a reason the left lane is called the fast lane!)  Of course, this requires other drivers who are going faster to pass them on the right, which can be difficult to do safely depending upon the number of lanes and the amount of traffic.  Feeling trapped, some drivers will become frustrated and angry and resort to risky driving maneuvers which can cause accidents or the drivers can develop road rage.  Exactly what comprises road rage?  Continue reading