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Winter Driving Tips from a Car Accident Attorney

Written by Cooper & Friedman on February 10, 2016

With the temperatures dropping, and an increased likelihood of snow, comes hazardous driving conditions. Snow, ice and sleet on the roads reduce friction making safe driving more difficult and winter driving tips more important. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, every year nearly one out of four vehicle crashes categorized as […]

What is Personal Injury Protection?

Written by Cooper & Friedman on February 4, 2016

When you get into a car accident, there may be many damages beyond just your vehicle. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, fees for rehabilitation, child care expenses and other unexpected out of pocket costs associated with the car accident. Personal Injury Protection or PIP insurance works together with your car insurance to provide additional […]

11 Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury

Written by Cooper & Friedman on December 20, 2015

Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI is a term used to cover a broad spectrum of issues from mild concussions to severe head injuries. This head trauma could be the result of injuries sustained during car accidents, slip and fall accidents and incidents of assault or violent shaking. Traumatic brain injuries sometimes involve bleeding, bruising, swelling […]

Guardrail Safety: Facts and Tips

Written by Cooper & Friedman on November 18, 2015

Guardrails are created to ensure safety on the roadways and help vehicles that are forced off of the road to remain safe and upright. While these rails are intended for driver safety, they sometimes also become hazards for some drivers unable to maintain control of their vehicles. Guardrails become a threat to drivers when combined […]

What to do If You Get Pulled Over By A Police Officer

Written by Cooper & Friedman on October 19, 2015

Police officers can sometimes be intimidating, especially for drivers getting pulled over. Acting in a responsible manner and treating officers with respect will go a long way, even if you are pulled over for a minor infraction. When a police officer signals you to pull over on the side of the road, it is important that you […]

Is it Whiplash? Things You Should Know About Whiplash Injury

Written by Cooper & Friedman on October 8, 2015

It’s Monday morning and you are rushing to get to work by 8 a.m. After oversleeping and forgetting to brush your teeth, the morning is already making you want to crawl back in bed. You are one stoplight away from turning into your office parking lot, when all of the sudden your car propels forward […]

Avoiding a Car Accident – Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

Written by Cooper & Friedman on September 24, 2015

A pedestrian can become the victim of a car accident at any point while walking on or near the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported in 2009 that more than 4,000 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes. With more than 59,000 injuries reported that year as well, this should be a […]

Tire Safety: Learn the Facts

Written by Cooper & Friedman on September 1, 2015

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, every month three out of four drivers wash their cars. Yet during this same period, only one out of seven correctly check their tire pressure. This means that only 15 percent of all car drivers follow correct tire protocol. This may seem like a minuscule task […]

Seat Belts Save Lives – Why You Should Buckle Up

Written by Cooper & Friedman on July 29, 2015

According the Center for Disease Control (CDC), wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to save lives and reduce crash injuries for adults. Even though motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 year to 54 years of age, many people fail to wear the one device known […]

Stay Prepared for Car Crashes

Written by Cooper & Friedman on May 25, 2015

While it is never fun to think about the possibility of being in a car accident, the fact is that car accidents are very common. Around 50 million people are injured in some type of car accident each year. Based on data from the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), more than 37,000 people die in car […]

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