Are Your Lifestyle Habits Affecting Your Driving?

By | Personal Injury

Car accidents happen every day. At some point, an accident is inevitable. Unfortunately, many of them stem from certain bad lifestyle habits a person has and it can lead to someone suffering a personal injury in addition to damage to their vehicle. Some of these bad habits are actually illegal and should not be done when you are behind the wheel. Here are a few habits you should lose when you’re driving. Using Your Smartphone While Driving One of the most common habits that can lead to a car accident is using your smartphone while driving. Distracted driving is the…

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Personal Injury Attorneys: 4 Things You Need to Know

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When you’re involved in an accident or an injury, it can leave you in a highly stressed and emotional state of mind, but this is no time for rash or impulsive decisions. Instead, the wisest course of action is to consult with an expert experienced in handling situations just like yours. Ahead of speaking with personal injury attorneys, however, there are a few things you should know. 1. Not All Cases Lead To A Lengthy Court Battle If you have been injured in an accident, the last thing you want to do is spend months in court, trying to get…

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Car Accident Causes: Top 5 Most Common

By | Car Accident

Statistics show that an unusually high percentage (24.62%) of the auto accident deaths within the United States involve young, inexperienced drivers between the ages of 16 and 20. It may help parents, educators, and others to know what the top five car accident causes are, as well as some solutions. Distracted Drivers Teenagers are four times as likely to text while driving than adults are. Talking and texting (even sexting) on cell phones are just part of the overall distracting activities that people engage in while driving. Top distractions include: Texting on cell phones Talking on cell phones Reaching for…

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What to cut your car insurance costs? Stop texting and driving

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Nearly 21% of all teen deaths from car accidents are associated with texting and driving. It’s illegal, it’s dangerous, and it can cost you far more than just a few extra dollars on your car insurance policy every month. Texting and driving is deadly, and people must stop doing it. If you want to lower your car insurance bill and give yourself a better chance of living a long and healthy life, you’ll put down your phone and pay attention to the road. No message is so important it can’t wait until you’re stopped to respond. At least then you have a…

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Xarelto Litigation: The Full Story

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Xarelto is the trade name of rivaroxaban, a relatively new drug used to prevent cardiovascular events and treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Rivaroxaban first received a United States patent in 2007, and passed clinical trials for medical utilization in 2011. Bayer and Johnson & Johnson currently manufacture and distribute Xarelto. The drug is marketed in the United States by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Most American citizens have seen commercials starring golf legend Arnold Palmer, golfer Phil Mickelson, ex-basketball star Chris Bosh, among others. Similarly, many United States citizens have seen law firms’ advertisements for Xarelto litigation. What’s wrong…

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Memphis local Dominique Hall chosen as recipient of The Montesi Scholarship

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Dominique Hall, Memphis local, has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s Montesi Scholarship, valued at $2,500, for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Hall, a Germantown High School graduate, will attend The University of Alabama at Birmingham this fall. A varsity volleyball player, National Honor Society member, and Honors Diploma candidate, Hall was involved in yearbook, NAACP, SGA, KC4K, FCA, JCL and volunteered extensively in her community throughout high school. “I was humbled and excited to learn that I was chosen to receive the Montesi Scholarship, “ Hall said. “It will certainly help offset some of the tuition and other…

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What It’s Like to Go to Your First Consultation

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If you’ve been injured when involved in any type of accident, it’s important that you setup an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney. Doing so will allow you to get a better grasp of how to proceed with your case and the legal options open to you. If you’ve never before requested the services of an attorney, having a meeting with one can seem like a daunting prospect. To be as prepared as possible for the meeting ahead, here is what it’s like to go to your first consultation. Meeting With Your Attorney Once you’ve actually scheduled the consultation…

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4 Key Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

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Hiring an injury attorney is becoming more and more popular every year. Believe it or not, personal injuries are less about scratches and bruises these days, and are more about serious or life threatening conditions. To help avoid you paying for your own injury when it wasn’t your own fault, to begin with, here are the four main reasons you should hire a personal injury attorney for your case: 1. An Attorney Knows What They’re Doing A Google search can only get you so far. Even if you think you know how to settle your own personal injury settlement, an…

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3 Personal Injury Success Stories to Inspire You

By | Personal Injury

Attorneys are often made the brunt of sarcastic jokes taking aim at what many consider our overly litigious justice system. What you don’t hear are the stories from the countless numbers of people who are injured by the faults of other individuals or companies who are able to successfully secure some sort of monetary relief through the efforts of determined person injury firms like Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC. Here are three personal injury success stories that should inspire you to have faith in our system of justice: McDonald’s Hot Coffee In 1992, a 79-woman living in Albuquerque ordered…

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The Go-Getter’s Guide to Dealing with Insurance Companies

By | Car Accident

Insurance companies pride themselves on their unique and imaginative advertising. They present themselves as your neighbor, your friend, someone willing to lend a helping hand, or the folksy neighbor lady who’s looking out for your best interest. The number one thing to remember is that regardless of how insurance companies market themselves, their best interests and your best interests never align. They make more money by giving you less money. Mistakes are made by forgetting this dynamic. When dealing with an insurance company, your goal is to increase the likelihood that you get a fair offer. The insurance adjuster’s job…

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The Only Safe Driving Tip You Should Read Today

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What safe driving tip would you give to a fellow driver? You may obey all the laws and drive like a perfectionist. However, having an accident while driving is a real danger. Surprisingly, there are more than 1.3 million people that perish in automobile accidents each year, which equals 3,287 deaths every day around the world. Over 90 percent of those accidents occur because one or both parties was speeding. Ask any personal injury attorney, and they will tell you one safe driving tip: Never speed while driving! The Department of Transportation Sets Speed Limits Sure, your car probably has…

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5-Point Checklist: What to Do After a Semi Truck Accident

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 5-Point Checklist: What to Do After a Semi Truck Accident Accidents that involve semi-trucks usually result in fatalities and some of the most serious injuries. According to statistics, over 100,000 Americans suffer injuries in accidents involving semi-trucks. These serious injuries are caused by the sheer size and weight of semi-trucks. Here is a comprehensive semi accident checklist you need to take care of if you are injured. Seek Medical Attention The first thing that should appear in a semi accident checklist is medical intervention. Check to see if you and other people involved in the accident are injured. Call the…

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How to Master Defensive Driving

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A driver is only as good as their record. With over 3,000 road deaths per day, it’s evident that careless and distracted driving is a problem that must be addressed. However, you still might be at risk even if you don’t practice unsafe driving habits, such as texting or driving while intoxicated. Being safe on the road means being fully trained in defensive driving practices. Here are some tools for mastering defensive driving. 1. Pay attention To master defensive driving, you must have full awareness of your surroundings. This means you need to be cognizant of what’s going on in…

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