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Safe Driving: 6 Proactive Steps You Can Take

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) offers tips to commercial drivers regarding driver safety.  However, commercial drivers aren’t the only ones who can benefit from this advice.  Below are six proactive steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones on the road.  At Fetterman & Associates, we hope you are never in a car crash.  Following this advice won’t be able to stop every car crash, however, it can make a difference. Expect the Unexpected As

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The Challenges of Drugged Driving Personal Injury Claims

A recent major survey found that in 2016, 11.8 million people 16  years of age or older were guilty of drugged driving. The problem with drugged driving – defined as operating a vehicle while impaired by a prescription drug or illicit drug – is that it can lead to car accidents and personal injury claims. In fact, a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility found that in 2015, 43 percent of drivers

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Are Hidden Cameras Admissible In Nursing Home Abuse Claims?

Nursing home abuse claims can involve physical violence, emotional abuse, neglect, and even criminal violations that can land the perpetrator in jail. Unfortunately, a recent report found that 25 percent of all serious cases of nursing home abuse is not reported to the police. This is troubling because state and federal law requires that anyone suspecting possible nursing home abuse cases reported this to the police. Families who place their loved ones in a nursing home have the right to expect

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Involved in a Hit-and-Run? You Might Need a Car Accident Lawyer

According to Wikipedia, a hit-and-run accident is defined as “the act of causing a traffic accident and not stopping afterward. It is considered a supplemental crime in most jurisdictions.” In other words, leaving the scene of an accident you caused is against the law. Unfortunately, many drivers are too nervous, angry, or complacent to stop. For this reason, car accident lawyer offices work around the clock to provide justice to those injured in hit-and-run accidents. If you or a loved

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Personal Injury Attorney’s Contacted as Distracted Driving Accidents Increase

Being involved in a Florida car accident can be frustrating, scary, and uncomfortable. But what happens when the cause of the accident was a distracted driver? This question has led many victims to contact a personal injury attorney in an attempt to seek compensation for physical and emotional distress. Victims of distracted driving in Florida have two parties to hold responsible – the driver and the state government, which has failed to pass strong restrictions on distracted driving. In the

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