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Do these things before making a personal injury claim

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, your health should be your top priority. So, once you check to ensure everyone is all right and call 911 to report the collision, take photos of the accident scene, your car and the other person's car as soon as possible before evidence is gone. Once the police have left the scene, seek medical treatment right away even if you feel okay. Because of shock and adrenaline, you may not actually feel as good as you think and will likely feel much worse the next morning.

Then, there are a number of steps you should take to help you recover your losses.

Common causes of indoor slip and fall accidents

It doesn't matter if you're in an office building, grocery store, shopping mall or anywhere else, it's critical that you always take care to protect your safety.

Understanding the most common causes of indoor slip and fall accidents allows you to do just that. Here are some that you should protect against:

Staying home doesn't mean your motorcycle has to...but be careful!

Spring is here, and the temperatures are perfect for a motorcycle ride. It's nice getting out on the open road in the Tampa Bay area. Riding your motorcycle may be one of a few places where you feel free from the confines of your home during this difficult time.

Have you noticed how quiet the streets are? Is everyone driving just a little faster than normal because of it? Don't think you're safe just because there's fewer cars and trucks on the road.

Do you know the 4 primary principles of defensive driving?

Anyone can throw around the phrase "defensive driving" but there's a big difference between saying something and doing it. If you don't know what it means to drive defensively, there's no better time than now to learn. With a change in your approach, you'll feel more confident in your ability to maintain a high level of safety.

Here are four primary principles of defensive driving:

Are you familiar with underride and override accidents?

When driving in close proximity to commercial trucks, it's critical to take extra precautions to avoid an accident. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) lists underride and override crashes as the most-deadly accidents involving trucks.

Underride accidents occur when smaller vehicles go partially or completely under the sides or back end of a semitruck, while override accidents involve cars being run over by the front end of a large truck.

What are the most common distractions among truckers?

Truck drivers spend countless hours on the road. While many truckers receive extensive training on everything from safety to defensive driving, it doesn't mean they'll never make mistakes while behind the wheel.

Distracted driving is a major concern in the trucking industry. Here are some of the most common distractions among truckers:

Do you know how to drive safely during summer storms?

With Florida's storm season fast approaching, there may be times when you have no choice but to drive in windy conditions. Do you know how to handle your vehicle when it's really windy and raining like crazy?

Even if you have experience driving in poor conditions, there are driving safety tips you can follow to help avoid getting in an accident. Here's what you can do to stay safe:

Post-accident recovery: The differing levels of spinal injuries

Serious car accidents, perhaps especially ones in which an 18-wheeler is involved, tend to cause more catastrophic injuries. Sadly, there is no way to accurately predict what types of injuries each occupant of the vehicle will suffer. 

Some people will walk away, some will lose their lives, and others will suffer a wide array of injuries. On the more serious end of the spectrum are spinal cord injuries, which can include quadriplegia.

Do these things to drive safely around commercial trucks

You can do your very best to avoid close contact with commercial trucks on the road, but there will be times when you have no choice but to drive in close proximity to these vehicles. There is simply no way around it.

For this reason, it's critical that you understand how to drive safely in these circumstances. Here is what you need to do:

    How to take care of yourself as a caregiver for a loved one

    Nothing can prepare you for the aftermath of an accident that leaves a loved one with a spinal cord injury. Whether the injury left your spouse, parent or child with total or partial paralysis, you may find yourself in the role of a primary caregiver.

    Your commitment to your loved one's well-being is the driving force behind your willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure that he or she has the highest possible quality of life. This will certainly mean making sacrifices, but it does not necessarily mean handling it all on your own.

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