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3 Totally OK Questions to Ask Your Attorney

Hiring an attorney can be quite stressful if you don’t know what questions to ask. You might be unsure of what is appropriate to ask. The truth of the matter is, you can pretty much ask an attorney anything. One thing you need to keep in mind from the very beginning is that honesty with your lawyer or potential...

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Safe Driving Tips You Need to Know

If you’ve got a license and are out on the road regularly you have probably broken some traffic laws subconsciously. Have you ever rolled through a stop sign because no one else was around? Or speed even five miles over the limit? Ever checked your phone or sent out a quick text while at the wheel? These are only...

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Distracted Driving vs. You: Now what?

Distracted driving. Your mind might automatically jump to texting and driving, a big issue we face today. However, distracted driving can include anything that takes your attention off the road. Eating or putting on makeup. Looking for something in a bag or changing the radio station. Using a GPS. As a result of these actions, many people have lost...

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Spring Safety: Did you know these facts?

Happy first day of spring! When springtime falls upon us, it brings with it many wonderful things; blossoming flowers, more sunshine, warmer weather, and the opportunity to spend time outdoors. However, did you know springtime also means an increase in accident rates? When the temperature rises, more people are likely to be outside walking, running, or doing other activities....

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Car seat safety – there's an 85% chance you're doing it wrong

Ensuring protection for yourself while operating a vehicle is usually a top priority – buckle your seat belt, look before merging, etc. But what about the others in the car with you, like children? Each state has very specific laws about car seat safety in regards to children. Let’s take a look to better protect the little ones you...

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Pool safety depends on attending to some rules

Watching children engage with water is fun. Many take to the water naturally. Others come to the experience a little more hesitantly and need encouragement. In midwestern states like Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, water access is available through lakes, ponds, streams and, of course, pools indoor and outdoors. Anyone who owns or operates a pool faces an extra duty...

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Amusement parks: When fun is dangerous

It’s fair season. States and counties all across the country are pulling out the stops to celebrate the industries and the people who make them unique. One thing that tends to be common to them all, however, is the amusement park. There is an art to this particular industry. The gauge of success, according to one legacy carnival operator, is how...

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Helmet cameras a major improvement for motorcyclists

Motorcyclists have not been on the receiving end of the safety equipment revolution that has made many cars much safer than they were even just 15 years ago. There is so much more to the car that allows engineers to develop new safety mechanisms that keep people safe. Conversely, there isn’t so much to work with on the motorcycle....

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Major Differences Between Civil and Criminal Cases

Each case brought to court is either criminal or civil. Every illegal infraction will come to a verdict after having gone through the stages of a civil or criminal proceeding. While there are a number of similarities, there are also key differences that the public should be aware of. Criminal cases are brought to court as offenses carried out...

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Few Details in Indianapolis Accident That Kills Bicyclist

A 23-year-old bicyclist was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Indianapolis, Indiana recently after a car struck the bike while it attempted a left turn. The accident happened just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and the police are investigating the accident. The driver of the motor vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated with police, even submitting to...

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