App pays passengers and bystanders to report distracted driving

There are two types of drivers in the world: Those who engage in distracted driving, and those who don’t.

For those who don’t, it can be frustrating – even infuriating – to see other drivers texting while driving, talking on their phones while driving, and engaging in other dangerous behavior behind the wheel.

But there is little for the drivers and passengers to do when they see a distracted driver.

That is, up until now.

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Why won’t the insurance adjuster call me back?

By William J. Price

insurance adjusterEvery plaintiff has the same complaint: “The insurance adjuster will not call me back.”

It’s not unusual, and the adjuster is not making the matter personal.

Your case is classified as a claim, and adjusters do not call people back due to the volume of claims. An efficient and diligent adjuster handles hundreds of claims and typically receives dozens of phone calls each day. All companies have a policy of returning phone calls within 24-48 hours, but most adjusters will never meet this deadline.  Continue reading “Why won’t the insurance adjuster call me back?”

Aging parents and driving: Keeping your loved one safe

Aging parents and drivingAs an adult with aging parents, you might be concerned about their continued safety behind the wheel. You know that being able to drive is a huge source of independence. The choice to give up their driving license should not be taken lightly.

How do you know if it is the right time?

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Lake County using variable speeds to create safer road travel

Winter driving conditions

Most of us are used to seeing static speed limit signs on the side of a road or freeway.

However, as driving conditions change, the posted speed limit is not necessarily the safest speed to drive.

Winter weather can make for dangerous driving conditions in Ohio. Multiple car crashes and injury accidents are not uncommon as winter storms change traction on a road with ice, snow, wind or rain. Continue reading “Lake County using variable speeds to create safer road travel”

How to Avoid Gaps in Your Treatment After an Injury

By William J. Price

gap in treatmentA gap in treatment is a period of time when there is no documented medical treatment.

For example, if you are in an accident and do not go to the emergency room for over 30 days, there is a 30-day gap in treatment.

A second type of gap can occur when there’s an extended break between treatments. For example, if you’ve been receiving consistent treatment and then stop for four months before making another appointment, this is considered another gap in treatment. Continue reading “How to Avoid Gaps in Your Treatment After an Injury”

How to safely transport a Christmas tree on a car

How to safely transport a Christmas tree on a car

Buying a Christmas tree is a quintessential part of the holiday season for many families. Unfortunately, when a Christmas tree is not securely fastened to the car, it can fly off the vehicle and cause tremendous damage.

Here are some tips to help you safely transport a Christmas tree on your vehicle:

  • Pack the right gear: Bring rope, cord or bungee straps to secure the tree to your car.
  • Get the Christmas tree netted: Ask the seller to net the tree. This will make it more compact and easier to transport and move around.
  • Protect your car’s roof: Place a tarp or blanket on the roof of the car to protect it from scratches.
  • Trunk-side forward: Position the tree so the tree trunk is toward the front of your vehicle.
  • Secure the tree: Wrap rope, cord or bungee straps around the tree to secure it to the car’s roof or rack. You may need to wrap it several times to make sure it is secured.
  • Check the tree before driving: Do one last check before hitting the road. Tug on the tree to make sure it’s secure.
  • Take the back roads home: It may be a good idea to avoid highways and avoid high speeds. Take it easy and watch your speed on the way home – take the back roads, if necessary.

By implementing these tips, you can safely get your Christmas tree home and get on to more important things – like decorating it!

Which football positions face the highest risk of brain damage?

concussionsIt’s no secret that football players are at risk for concussions. Nor is it a secret that repeated concussions can cause long-term brain damage. However, the details of those risks have yet to be fully fleshed out.

One recent study does shed light on how concussions differ – in location, severity and frequency – depending on the player’s position. The study examines the mechanics of concussions among running players versus linemen. Continue reading “Which football positions face the highest risk of brain damage?”

4 things you need to know about contingency fees

By William J. Price

contingency feeA contingency fee contract delays a lawyer’s legal payment until a financial result is reached between the client and the defendant’s insurance company. The verdict or settlement includes compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Under a contingency arrangement, the attorney’s payment is a percentage – usually 33% – of this amount. Continue reading “4 things you need to know about contingency fees”

How safe is GPS use while driving?

GPSWhen you think of distracted driving, what comes to mind?

Most people think of talking on a cell phone or sending a text message while driving. But there are many other forms of distracted driving that can be just as dangerous. Continue reading “How safe is GPS use while driving?”

How safe are self-driving cars?

self-driving carWhether we like it or not, self-driving cars are in our future.

A report by BI Intelligence estimates that there will be 10 million self-driving vehicles on roads by 2020.

A recent article in Scientific American highlights an important issue: Even though self-driving cars are programmed to be safe and safety tests confirm that, for the most part, they are – they are still operating on roads with error-prone humans. Continue reading “How safe are self-driving cars?”