• Three Common Sources of Distracted Driving

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    One of the most common causes of personal injury claims and lawsuits in the U.S. is traffic matters. There are about five and a half million car accidents per year, and distracted driving is one of the most common reasons. Here are some of the most common sources of distractions on the road.

    1. Devices
    Probably the most common cause of distracted driving is devices. In many states, talking on a cell phone or texting while driving is illegal, and the consequences for doing either of these things are getting more and more serious — even license revocation for an entire year in some cases. It’s important to make any phone calls before setting out on the road. Drivers should also set their phones on silent and put them in the glove compartment so as not to be tempted to use it.
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  • Reasons to Fight Red Light Violations

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    Everyone has had that moment, right before passing under a traffic light, when it flicks from yellow to red.

    Red light violations can be significant, and in fact are one of the more serious traffic violations. Deciding to fight a red light ticket can be the best option available.

    Yellow lights can be hard to gauge, and everyone has experienced the panic of looking up from the road to see one hanging over their head. In some cases it is actually safer to continue in your path, rather than slam on the brakes. Icy or wet conditions and heavy traffic could have devastating effects in such a situation. Slamming the brakes at an upcoming yellow can send your vehicle spinning into the other lane, and suddenly you have much more to worry about than a standard Continue Reading

  • Three of the Most Ridiculous Criminal Defenses of All Time

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    Some criminal defense attorneys will try just about anything to get their clients’ charges dropped. Their attempts can range from the mild — “Was my client really at fault here?” — to technical — “What is considered domestic violence, anyways? Is that what my client did?” — to the downright preposterous.

    Here are a few of the strangest criminal defense cases of all time.

    Sorry I Was Speeding, My Second Wife Was Expecting Me Earlier.

    Mohammed Anwar, a Muslim restaurant owner, nearly lost his license as a result of speeding. The reason he got to keep it? His Continue Reading

  • Three of the Weirdest Ways People Have Suffered Personal Injuries

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    People slip and fall at work, get whiplash in an accidents, and suffer injuries in a myriad of other, typical ways. Just ask the personal injury attorneys, who will also be able to tell you that some people get hurt in other, rather uncommon ways.

    Here are a few of the most bizarre personal injury claims of all time.

    Hurt From Watching Fear Factor.

    One viewer of the popular television show Fear Factor once tried to sue its network, NBC, to the tune of $2.5 million. According to Austin Aitken’s personal injury claim from 2005, a stunt in which contestants had to eat blended rats caused him to vomit and suffer emotional distress.

    Hurt From Looking Like Michael Jordan.

    Most people would kill to look like the dashingly g Continue Reading

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