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Personal Injury Case Involves FitBit Data for First Time

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Wearable Tech like FitBit Could Revolutionize Personal Injury Case Discovery A law firm in Calgary, Alberta has announced that it will use information collected by the popular wearable tech device FitBit as part of the discovery process for a personal injury case involving a car … [Read more...]

Va Suspends Fraternity Activity After Personal Injury Incident

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West Virginia Suspends Fraternity Activities After Serious Personal Injury West Virginia University has suspended all fraternity and sorority activity after a freshman on campus suffered a “catastrophic medical emergency,” and had to be hospitalized. The personal injury could lead to claims of … [Read more...]

Fatal Reckless Driving Accident Leads to Prison Time

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Summerville Teen Faces 4 Years in Prison for Fatal Reckless Driving Accident A year after a terrible accident caused by one now 18-year-old’s fatal reckless driving in South Carolina, a conviction has been secured. Cullen Dupree, who should be a senior in high school this year, was sentenced to … [Read more...]

People Understand Dangers of Texting and Driving, Do It Anyway

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Study Shows Drivers Understand Danger of Texting and Driving but Chooses to do it Anyway A new survey shows that 98% of drivers understand the dangers of texting and driving – statistically, it just as dangerous as drinking and driving – but those drivers chose to text and drive regardless of the … [Read more...]

Study Links Motorcycle Accident Survival to Universal Helmet Laws

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Universal Helmet Laws Help Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury, Increase Survival In Motorcycle Accidents A new study showed that states with universal helmet laws, which require motorcyclists to wear helmets at all ages, are directly tied to lower rates of traumatic brain injury, severe personal … [Read more...]

Bicycle Accident Deaths Increase in US

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Wrongful Bicycle Accident Deaths Increase On Monday, October 27th, the Governors Highway Safety Association released a survey showing that, between 2010 and 2012, bicycle accident deaths rose 16% in the US, after dropping steadily since 1975. More people in the United States are using bicycles … [Read more...]

Distracted Driving and Tractor Trailers Don’t Mix

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Distracted Driving Leads to Tractor Trailer Accident off Maine Highway On Monday, October 27th, a tractor trailer ran off the road and leaked fuel into the mud after crashing. State troopers say the accident was caused by distracted driving. Reportedly, the driver, Steven Haggan, was unfamiliar … [Read more...]

Distracted Driving Caused Train-Truck Accident

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Baltimore Train-Truck Accident Caused by Distracted Driving, Investigators Find A year and a half ago, a truck collided with a train, causing a serious crash and train derailment. Now, a report from Baltimore-area investigators shows that the truck driver was at fault in the accident, because of … [Read more...]

Ridesharing Services Required to Purchase Personal Injury Insurance

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California Governor Signs  Insurance Bill for Ridesharing Services Into Law to Cover Passenger Personal Injury In September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that would require ridesharing companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to purchase insurance covering for their drivers, … [Read more...]

4 Passengers File Personal Injury Lawsuits Against Megabus

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After Megabus Accident, 4 Passengers File Personal Injury Lawsuits On Tuesday morning, October 14th, a Megabus bound for Chicago suffered a severe crash that left at least 26 of the 56 passengers injured, with 6 of those injuries considered serious. A total of 18 people had to be taken to area … [Read more...]