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Hydroplaning can easily cause major motor vehicle accidents, so here are the best tips to prevent you from injuring yourself and others on the road from hydroplaning. Take Care of Your Tires Nowadays, tires have grooves on them that are designed to channel water from beneath the tire. This creates higher friction with the road surface and can help prevent or minimize instances of hydroplaning. So make sure your tires are replaced and rotated regularly.…
I’ve often been asked by clients if investigators are spying on them. My response is yes, and in more ways than you probably realize. Here are some of the most common techniques insurance companies use to gain information that may be helpful to defend an injury case. Video Surveillance Often, insurance companies will hire investigators to follow you while you perform your daily activities. This is legal as long as they are not infringing upon…
Supervision The most important thing to remember about pools is to never leave children or novice swimmers unattended. Accidental drowning can happen in a matter of seconds. So, never take your eyes off your children when they’re in the pool. Teach your Children How to Swim Teach your children how to swim. The best way to avoid an accidental drowning is to be proactive and teach your children how to swim. Even if you don’t…
Plan Ahead Don’t put yourself in a stressful situation by not taking into account the potential traffic. If you feel rushed, you are more likely to do something unsafe. Check the traffic conditions and leave early. Stay Calm Traffic is frustrating. And you can be sure that everyone else stuck in traffic is also unhappy about it. Unfortunately, there is really nothing you can do about it. So it’s best to stay calm and not…
Six important tips to know about IMEs to better maximize your benefits An IME is anything but independent, the doctor that is performing your IME is hired and paid for by the insurance carrier. Since no-fault claims are quite common, be certain that your IME doctor performs many IMEs for the insurance carrier. As such, the doctor knows that if they want to keep on getting hired, they better recommend terminating benefits if they can.…
Six important tips to know about IMEs to better maximize your benefits An IME is anything but independent, the doctor that is performing your IME is hired and paid for by the insurance carrier. Since no-fault claims are quite common, be certain that your IME doctor performs many IMEs for the insurance carrier. As such, the doctor knows that if they want to keep on getting hired, they better recommend terminating benefits if they can.…
The Four Commandments for an Effective Deposition 1. Tell the Truth There is nothing more damaging to a personal injury case then being caught in a lie. Not only is it illegal to lie under oath, but it is also devastating to your credibility, even a little white lie may be seen as a big deal by a jury. The truth may not always help your case, but it will always be received better than…
The Four Commandments for an Effective Deposition 1. Tell the Truth There is nothing more damaging to a personal injury case then being caught in a lie. Not only is it illegal to lie under oath, but it is also devastating to your credibility, even a little white lie may be seen as a big deal by a jury. The truth may not always help your case, but it will always be received better than…
It’s that time of year again when the days get longer and people start to spend more time outside. Most of us enjoy spring, but there are a few things we should keep in mind so that we not only enjoy the nice weather but also stay safe. Most people like to get outside more in warm weather. We see more people walking, jogging, and bicycling during this time of year. So, as a driver…
It’s that time of year again when the days get longer and people start to spend more time outside. Most of us enjoy spring, but there are a few things we should keep in mind so that we not only enjoy the nice weather but also stay safe. Most people like to get outside more in warm weather. We see more people walking, jogging, and bicycling during this time of year. So, as a driver…