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Dash Cams Can Help You Prove Your Right to Damages in a Car Accident

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Dash cams—short for dashboard-mounted cameras—were once tools used only by police officers, but they have become more commonplace in the vehicles of average drivers. Read on to learn whether you might benefit from having a dash cam in your vehicle. When you’re involved in a disputed car accident claim, dash cams can provide critical… Read More »

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Restraints Play a Significant Role in Reducing Child Fatalities, Study Finds

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Roadways can be a dangerous place both for you as a driver and your passengers. Your most precious cargo, your children, depend on you to keep them as safe as possible in the car by not only using necessary safety equipment such as car seats, but also using them properly. Unfortunately, new research shows… Read More »

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What Causes Big Rigs to Jackknife?

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

When a semi-truck or 18-wheeler jackknifes, it can do immense damage to nearby vehicles and shut down highways for hours at a time. These catastrophic accidents can often be prevented by careful maintenance and skillful driving on behalf of truckers and trucking companies. Learn more below about what makes tractor-trailers and other large commercial… Read More »

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Study Finds that Increasing Restrictions on Alcohol and Driving Decreases Teen Deaths

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Few moments are as scary to a parent as when their teenage child earns their driver’s license and begins going out to social events on their own. Unfortunately, statistics on the rates of teen injury and death in traffic accidents show that this fear is not unfounded. According to a new study published in… Read More »

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Data Suggests that 2016 a Deadly Year, including Many Drunk Driving Deaths

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

A report released by the nonprofit National Safety Council (NSC) states that 2016 was an even deadlier year on American roads than was 2015. One federal agency has partnered with a technology researcher to try and create a solution to the issue of drunk driving, one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents…. Read More »

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Drowsy Driving Can Have Deadly Effects

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

While you may not always be lucky enough to get them, you probably know that experts recommend that the average person needs eight hours of sleep a night for optimal health. It turns out that this amount of rest may not just be desirable for your personal well-being; it could have a life-or-death impact… Read More »

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Lawmakers Target Distracted Driving

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Distracted driving has a major effect on roadway safety. While official National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics from recent years had placed the rate of fatal accidents caused by any kind of distracted driving at around 10%, the National Safety Council places the rate of cell-phone-related distracted crashes at 26%. According to statistics… Read More »

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Sleep Apnea in Commercial Drivers Can Result in Serious Accidents

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

You may not realize it, but snoring can be the symptom of a serious medical condition, one which could pose a threat to the public if present in commercial drivers. The investigation of a recent fatal train crash has revealed that sleep apnea was likely a factor in the crash, serving as a reminder… Read More »

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Should You Consider a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust?

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Long-term care can be incredibly expensive. Even if you and your spouse have saved diligently for years, long-term care can quickly eat through your savings, leaving you with little support in your most vulnerable older years. A recently-published study on the costs of a nursing home or assisted living facility revealed that the average… Read More »

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Do I Really Need a Will? (Spoiler Alert: Yes, You Do)

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

It is not uncommon for people to avoid estate planning. Some think they don’t have much of an estate to make drafting a will worth the effort, while others are uncomfortable facing the prospect of their own mortality. Still others believe that they can take care of their estate without drafting a will. Whatever… Read More »

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