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October 2017 Archives

Can I make a claim if I'm bitten while provoking a dog?

Getting bitten by a dog can be a very scary experience. You might have felt safe with the dog at the time and thought that they were harmless. Dogs can be very unpredictable, and you may have been engaging in what you thought was playful behavior until the dog turned on you and became aggressive.

Drug testing as a truck driver

If you have just entered the truck or commercial vehicle industry, you might be concerned about some of the procedures that you will be subject to as the driver of a heavy-duty vehicle. One of these is periodical drug and alcohol testing. The Department of Transport (DOT) conducts regulatory tests for certain job types, including flight crews, train and engine conductors, armed security and commercial motor vehicle drivers. Whether someone is eligible for a drug and alcohol test is not defined by his or her job title, but the activities he or she performs on a regular basis.

Making a personal injury claim after an accident

Being involved in a car accident or any other form of personal injury can be both a terrifying experience and a stressful one. There can be many different aspects of a distressing nature in personal injury, because beyond the physical harm that you suffered is the stress of potentially losing income, the cost of the medical expenses and the emotional trauma that could last for years.

Defensive driving tips for teens

If you have a teenage son or daughter with a driver's license, you're probably well-versed in worry. No matter how safe and experienced a driver your teen believes him or herself to be, the fact remains that the leading cause of death for individuals aged 15 to 20 is motor vehicle accidents. In fact, teens make up less than 7 percent of drivers on the roads yet they account for over a quarter of all crashes.