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AAA Study Shows Risks of Drowsy Driving

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 14:14 -- admin

A new study from AAA shows just how dangerous "drowsy driving" can be. Research shows that drivers who miss as little as 2-3 hours of sleep a night can quadruple their risk for a crash - numbers that are comparable to drunk drivers. If you are tired, or drowsy, do not get behind the wheel. It's simply not worth the risk.



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The Dangers of Drowsy Driving: A Harvard University Forum

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:42 -- admin

"Drowsy Driving," or driving while fatigued, is an incredibly dangerous and, unfortunately, incredibly widespread activity. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that an average of 83,000 accidents involving drowsy driving occurred annually between 2005 and 2009. Despite the dangers it presents, drivers often don't think twice before getting behind the wheel when tired or sleep-deprived.

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AAJ Issues Report on Concussions in Sports

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:18 -- admin

The American Association of Justice (AAJ), of which we are proud members, recently published a report on concussions in sports. Part of that report includes a brief summary of state laws regarding concussions in youth sports. At the link below, you can review a chart which outlines how concussion laws vary from state to state, including Ohio. If your child is participating in youth sports, you should educate yourself as to what should happen when he or she is suspected of sustaining a concussion or other traumatic brain injury on the field.

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Snapchatting While Driving: A Serious Matter

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:55 -- admin

A lawsuit has been filed after a Georgia accident which was caused by a young woman driving over 100 mph while using Snapchat on her cell phone. She collided with another vehicle and caused serious injuries to the other driver, including brain damage. The lawsuit seeks damages from not only the driver but also the makers of the Snapchat app, which the Plaintiffs argue incentivizes users to use Snapchat while driving. You can read more about the lawsuit at the link below.


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Google Asks Congress for Special Rules for Driverless Vehicles

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:52 -- admin

According to Reuters, Google has recently requested that Congress allow for special safety regulations to help autonomous or "driverless" vehicles to get to the market more quickly. Some of the regulations at issue include those regarding steering wheels and rear-view mirrors.

Autonomous vehicles present a number of interesting questions and issues for American law. These vehicles are expected to create conflicts and concerns on a number of fronts, including, as mentioned above, safety regulations, as well as torts and insurance law.

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Should I Purchase UM/UIM Coverage?

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:58 -- admin

Here's a brief article that does a nice job explaining the basics about Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage. While we can't guarantee the accuracy of the information it includes about other states, it is true that UM/UIM coverage is not required in Ohio. Here in Ohio, you have a "choice" when it comes to whether or not to purchase UM/UIM coverage. However, there's really no choice to make - if you want to be protected, you should absolutely purchase UM/UIM coverage.

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