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August 2015 Archives

The NTSB is helping new car buyers

Car buyers are waiting with baited breath for Labor Day weekend to come. What is known for the last summer holiday and road trips is also a great time for car buyers to get a great deal on a new car. This is because car dealers want to clear space for new 2016 models on their lots; which they can charge more for (and generate higher profits).

Could first responders be held liable in truck accidents?

When a police car, fire truck or ambulance approaches you, it is natural for you to pull over. After all, yielding to an emergency vehicle is the law, and who wants to be the person standing in the way of a first responder and someone in need. So while a majority of drivers know to get out of the way, do the drivers of emergency vehicles know to do so as well?

A denied SSDI claim is not the end of the road

You may already know that many applications for Social Security disability benefits are denied. In fact, from 2003 through 2012, the Social Security Administration reported that the number of disability claims approved on the first try averaged only 24 percent.

Lessons to be learned from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota is arguably the premier event for riders in the upper Midwest; and perhaps the country. The 75th version of this annual event brought more than 1 million people to the rally. As the event ended on Sunday, 13 people had lost their lives in accidents. While the event is over, people will still be riding motorcycles until the winter begins. With that, it is a good time for a reminder of the tips that can keep riders safe.

Cargo forces truck to overturn, no one appears injured

To most people, a truck accident usually involves a negligent or sleepy driver at the wheel. While this isn't necessarily wrong in many truck accidents, there are plenty of other circumstances that could be involved in a wreck. Today's story is a perfect example of that, even though no other vehicle was involved in the wreck except for the semi-truck.

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