Are You Too Tired to Drive? Warning Signs of Drowsy Driving

There are many reasons why you might be tired while driving. Everything from medications to late nights to young children can affect your ability to be alert and attentive on the road. But drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Even falling asleep for just 4-5 seconds (called “microsleep”) is enough time […]

3 Risks of Drowsy Drivers

Maybe you stayed up too late last night. Maybe you have kids that make sleep seem like an elusive luxury. Maybe you have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea or insomnia. Or maybe you just finished a long shift at work or a full day at the beach. In each of these cases and more, […]

Key Differences Between 18-Wheeler and Car Collisions

Many people may think that a case involving a collision with an 18-wheeler or commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is not much different than a collision involving other large vehicles. However, there are several factors that make a collision with an 18-wheeler more complex than most other road crashes. 1. Size and impact The most obvious […]

How to Prevent a Car Crash

This last year, South Carolina’s roads witnessed 408 fatal car crashes. Drunk and distracted drivers caused a significant number of these crashes. Every year, distractions cause 1 in every 5 collisions where somebody is injured. Every year, crashes injure around 3 million people in the US. Crashes happen everywhere. So how do you prevent them? […]

3 Ways to be a Proactive Driver

When you were first learning how to drive, your parent or instructor probably drilled you on how to be a “defensive” driver. But, as we’ve established with the difference between the terms “accident” and “collision,” the words we use affect how we think about a topic. In that case, is “defensive” driving the term we […]

Is Your Car Wreck an “Accident” or a “Collision”?

Good communication requires being mindful of the words we use. In a legal setting, word choice is critical, whether written or spoken. For instance, when talking about an auto collision, many people refer to the event as an “accident.” The word “accident” refers to intent. And though it is true that very few auto wrecks […]

How a Gap in Treatment Affects Your Personal Injury Claim

After an auto collision, you have filed the police report, exchanged insurance information with the other driver, and have called someone to pick you up. What is your next step? For most people, all they can think about is getting home–and we understand! A collision, even a minor or moderate incident, can be shocking, emotional, […]

3 Tips for Taking Photos After a Collision

You’ve just experienced an auto collision and your thoughts are swirling. What’s next? What should you do? My key piece of advice: Take photos of the collision to preserve visual proof for insurance and legal purposes. Here are three tips for preserving evidence. 1. Take photos before vehicles are moved or debris is cleaned up. […]

Can You Get Immediate Social Security Disability Approval?

Whether a person is applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the odds for receiving benefits are not high, and most claims are denied the first time. However, the Social Security Administration makes special allowances for certain conditions that qualify a person for aid simply with a diagnosis. These conditions […]

Seminar: “Workers’ Compensation Claims in 6 Steps!”

Join me Wednesday, February 6, 2019, for my seminar “Workers’ Compensation Claims in 6 Steps.” that walks you through the workers’ compensation claim process. Whether you work in law, insurance, HR, or other related fields, having a full picture of workers’ compensation is vital for serving our clients and employees with intelligence. The course content […]

Social Security Disability & Vision Loss

Whether a person has been blind or visually impaired since birth or has experienced vision loss later in life, living with a visual disability can come with a high price tag. Expenses can include living and transportation accommodations, adaptive technologies, frequent medical appointments, and service animal training and related expenses. Even if an individual is […]

How Medical Treatment Affects Disability Claim Approval

One of the key ways to improve your chances of having a Social Security Disability claim approved is tied to the medical treatment you receive. Seeking treatment Before applying for Social Security Disability, you need to have a strong recent medical record proving that you have been seeking treatment for your condition, as well as […]