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Some Advanced Winter Driving Tips

When driving in snowy conditions, the need to be cautious cannot be overstated. Unlike any other time, driving in snow comes with unique challenges that can lead to serious accidents. Road safety experts recommend that whenever possible, you should wait until the weather becomes conducive for you to hit the road. Nonetheless, if you must drive, be sure to adhere to the following tips to avoid a car accident.

Fit Your Car With Correct Tires

The amount of traction your tires provide could go a long way in preventing an accident during winter. Thus, be sure to fit your car with tires meant for use in snowy conditions. Usually, winter tires have a snowflake on the mountain symbol. Avoid high performance or all season tires because they may not offer adequate traction on the snow.

Work on Visibility

During winter, visibility is poor. When the weather is severe, visibility can be near zero. To ensure that you see what’s going on the road, ensure that your vehicle’s wipers are working properly. If the blades are worn out, consider replacing them. Before you set out to drive in snow, make sure that you wash all the windows, both on the inside and the outside. The washer system needs to be filled with high-quality anti-icing fluid as well. While you’re at it, apply a water shedding product on the windscreen to help keep away the snow while driving.

Clean the Headlights

Other drivers need to see you approaching, so your auto’s …

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Can Social Media Hurt My Personal Injury Claim?

Be careful with what you post on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Google + if you’ve filed for a personal injury claim because it can affect your chances of getting compensated. Insurance companies will find every loophole they can to deny you compensation including accessing your social media accounts in search of every little bit of information that can be used against you.  From a personal injury attorney point of view, you’re better off closing all your social networking accounts while your claim is ongoing.  I reached out to David M. Clark, owner and founder of one of the best personal injury law firms in Michigan, for his opinion on this legal matter and he stated “I’ve had many cases where social media has cost the accident victim a large amount of money at trial.  It’s best to completely avoid social media until your case is settled.” Keep in mind that insurance companies will come looking for any photos of the accident or posts that will give them a hint of how the incident occurred and who was to blame. Nonetheless, if you choose not to take down you social media accounts, the following tips will come in handy.

Change Your Profile to Private

Set all your social media accounts in a way that limits the number of people who can “search” you. Social media platforms such as Facebook have settings that allow you to filter who can search you and who cannot. Be sure …

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Can I Sue For My Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Constant exposure to carbon monoxide can be life-threatening. In fact according to the statistics released by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), poisoning from carbon monoxide is one of the leading causes of accidental deaths in the United States.  Manufactures, landlords, and builders are well as businesses are often cited as the major culprits of carbon monoxide poisoning. To help you understand just how serious carbon monoxide poisoning is, here are a few pointers you should know.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Statistics

Below is a look at some disturbing statistics about carbon monoxide poisoning as reported by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention;

• Carbon monoxide poisoning is said to claim an estimated 1,000 lives every year with hundred of victims getting hospitalized in critical conditions.
• Carbon monoxide can inhibit the transport of oxygen in the blood when inhaled. The CDC says that most victims of carbon monoxide poising confuse the symptoms with something else, hence fail to seek medical attention speedily.
• The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include blurred vision, loss of consciousness dizziness, nausea or vomiting, dull headache, weakness, shortness of breath, and confusion. Severe poisoning can result in coma, uneven heartbeat, and death.

Legal Responsibility for Carbon Monoxide Injuries

Landlord, manufacturers, and businesses are required to take the necessary steps to prevent incidences that would lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Some of the safety measures involved parties can put in place to prevent poisoning include:

• Carrying out maintenance routines on a regular …

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Does a “Beware of Dog” Sign Legally Protect The Dog Owner?

Most dog breeds are known to have a vicious propensity naturally, yet the law would find you liable if your dog bites someone. But, what can you do to make sure that anyone one who comes close to the dog knows that he or she risks being bitten or injured? If anything, you’d want to protect yourself from legal suits that can arise as a result of your dog’s aggressive behavior.  That said can hanging “Beware of Dog” sign shield you from the dog bite lawsuits? A dog injury lawyer explains.

Sign May Be an Indicator That You’re Aware of Dogs Vicious Propensities

In some states for a litigious guest, passerby or trespasser to sue you successfully for dog bites, or she must prove that you were aware or had a reason to be mindful of the fact that your dog has vicious and aggressive characteristics. In other states, you are strictly responsible for the injuries and damage caused by your dog despite the “beware of dog” sign.  In areas where dog bite laws are lax, the complainant can use the warning sign to argue that were aware of your dog’s ferocious propensities. While the presence of “beware of dog” sign may or may not suggest your awareness of the dog’s brutality, it may be used as evidence against you if there have been previous bites or complaints that were brought to your attention.

 

Sign May Imply the Victim “Ignored the Risk”

Although a plaintiff can use the …