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Study Examines Children’s Ability to Safely Cross the Street

By Taran Provost |

Parents often spend a great deal of time instructing their children on how to safely cross the street, especially in more rural areas where marked or signaled crosswalks may be in short supply. A new study shows that even children who understand the importance of looking both ways repeatedly and being patient in waiting… Read More »

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Could a Dash Cam Help Protect You and Your Property?

By Taran Provost |

Dashboard cameras, commonly known as “dash cams,” have quickly boomed in popularity, becoming widely available and affordable for the average driver. While you might think of these devices as being something only a member of law enforcement might have in their vehicle, there are many ways that footage from a dash cam can be… Read More »

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Six Tips for a Safe Summer Road Trip

By Taran Provost |

The start of the summer is the beginning of road trip season across the US. Road trips can be an excellent way to take a low-pressure and fun trip with your family, but as with any extended road travel, road trips come with some risk of involvement in a car accident. If you’re planning… Read More »

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Health Department Reports on Influence of Distractions on New York Car Accidents

By Taran Provost |

A recent report from the New York City Health Department discusses the driving behaviors of New York residents, including the prevalence of dangerous behaviors such as speeding and texting while driving. The report was published while lawmakers in Albany discuss making New York the first state to legalize use of the “textalyzer” by law… Read More »

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Bone Fracture Injuries: What You Should Know

By Taran Provost |

Bone fractures can be extremely serious injuries. Broken bones can require that victims spend months wearing a cast or a protective boot or sleeve, as well as additional time and money to rehabilitate the broken limb. Read on to learn more about fractures received in accidents, and how a personal injury claim could help… Read More »

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Recent Research Exposes Risky Driving Behavior among US Drivers

By Taran Provost |

Each year, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducts a survey of drivers across the US to discover their opinions on driving trends and traffic laws, as well as which unsafe driving habits they themselves practice. This year’s survey results were recently released. They show a troubling amount of self-reported dangerous driving behavior, especially… Read More »

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Concussions Often Caused by Falls and Accidents

By Taran Provost |

Head injuries are one of the largest contributors to the total number of accidental deaths every year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) states that an average of 138 people die each day from a head injury and estimates that 30% of all accidental deaths involve a head injury. Traumatic… Read More »

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Head-On Crash Injures Local Man

By Taran Provost |

A serious accident involving a large truck has resulted in injuries to three people, including a Poughkeepsie man. The accident is an example of the highly destructive potential of head-on accidents. Read on to learn more, and contact a skilled Poughkeepsie personal injury lawyer if you’ve been hurt in a head-on crash. Accident causes… Read More »

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Getting Less Sleep Makes Drivers Dangerous, According to Research

By Taran Provost |

While you likely know that experts recommend you get eight hours of sleep every night, this is much easier said than done. Regardless, recent research shows that your safety on the road might depend on it. According to a newly-released study, drivers who get even slightly less sleep than they should are at a… Read More »

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Crashes Resulting from Debris in Roads Common

By Taran Provost |

It isn’t uncommon to see a precariously-loaded vehicle and wonder whether (or simply, when) that vehicle will spill a portion of its contents onto the road behind it—and what would happen to the other vehicles around it when it did. One safety group recently looked at data on so-called road debris crashes and created… Read More »