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No matter where you live or your typical form of transportation, we are all pedestrians.  When you get out of your car to walk through the parking lot to go into Target, you are a pedestrian.  When you walk your dog through your neighborhood, you are a pedestrian.  Your children or grandchildren are pedestrians when they get off the school bus.  As such, pedestrian safety should be important to all of us, which is why the federal government has designated October as National Pedestrian Safety Month.  Here are some important facts and safety tips you should know.  Also, if you are the victim of a pedestrian accident, we have one piece of information that could mean the difference between you receiving compensation or not. Continue reading

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This past Saturday at approximately 10:30 p.m., after leaving a political dinner, the South Dakota Attorney General called police to report he had hit a deer with his vehicle.  The next day, police discovered that he had not, in fact, hit a deer but instead a pedestrian who was walking to his disabled truck. The pedestrian died.  Right now, more questions remain unanswered than answered, but one thing is for certain: pedestrian accidents are on the rise, and here are some simple but effective ways we can help prevent them. Continue reading

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In airplane accidents, investigators and experts often refer to “black box data”, and that terminology has carried over and is sometimes used in the context of car accidents too.  However, in car and truck accidents, the more accurate description of black box data is Event Data Recorders (EDR).  Of course, nothing is ever quite that simple because some experts and manufacturers refer to an Event Data Recorder more specifically as an Airbag Control Module (ACM), Restraint Control Module (RCM) and System Diagnostic Module (SDM), etc.  But regardless of what you call it, these devices can be invaluable in determining what happened in a car or truck accident.  Read on to find out how EDRs came into existence, how they work, what information they record and why it is important to know what to do immediately after an accident so that this valuable information is not lost. Continue reading

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First, the problem was an increase in reckless driving.  As a large number of commuters began working from home, many drivers saw the decreased congestion on the roads as an opportunity to turn into Mario Andretti.  As a result, the number of fatal accidents increased markedly.  Now, as more people are returning to work in some places, two new issues confront commuters. Continue reading

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Well, we could all certainly use some more beauty in our lives these days.  We often think of beauty as a physical attribute but it is so much more.  Kindness is beautiful, justice is beautiful, truth is beautiful, courage is beautiful and so many more things.  In honor of National Make Life Beautiful Day, we wanted to announce another give-away from our office.  On June 27th, we are going to be giving away 1,000 washable cloth masks from the parking lot of our Murfreesboro office.  Just drive through and get a free mask.  More details are below.  In addition, below are some easy suggestions on how you could make life beautiful tomorrow, and we would love for you to comment with some suggestions of your own. Continue reading

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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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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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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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