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3 Mini Road Trips - and How to Stay Safe During Them

Road trips are as American as apple pie. Many people have made history on road trips, like Jack Kerouac in his famous book, On the Road. If you've always wanted to share this quintessentially American experience, but you don't have much time to spare, consider taking one of these 3 mini road trips to experience the freedom of the open road.

4 Signs You Need a Lawyer

Accidents are unfortunately a part of life. They happen to the best of us, even when we are trying to be careful. If you have been involved in an accident that has left you injured, you will want to receive compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages if you have to miss time at work. It means filing a personal injury claim, which means you will need legal representation. Here are four signs that you need a lawyer.

How to Drive Safely With Bicyclists This Spring

It's almost that time of year again. After a long, cold winter, people across the country are anticipating warmer temperatures, and they'll be sure to start spending more time outdoors. One of the most popular outdoor activities is biking. However, every year, around 800 people lose their lives when they become involved in a crash on their bicycle. As you set out on the road this spring, there are some tips to keep in mind to make sure you share the road with bicyclists safely. 

Filing an Insurance Claim v. Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

When automobile accidents and other accidents occur, the victim usually has the right to file some sort of claim. The person can either file an insurance claim or a personal injury claim. In some situations, victims cannot file both types of claims on the same incident. The following are some steps that a person can take specifically to file an automobile injury claim. Other injuries apply, as well, but the auto injuries are the most common.

Are You Being Offered a Fair Personal Injury Settlement?

If you are involved in an accident resulting in personal injury, you are likely already aware that the insurance company is not in the game to get you every last dollar you deserve. In fact, it is in the best interest of the insurance company to get you to accept a quick settlement, which may not account for all of the damage you have suffered or any costs you may incur after the accident. Before you accept a settlement that is less than you deserve and get wrapped up in getting back to your normal life, consider the following tips to be sure you are being offered a fair settlement by the insurance company.

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