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Used and Hand-Me-Down Car Seats

Hand-Me-Down and Used Car Seats

Maintaining Safety While Saving Previously Used Car Seats Families with multiple children will often debate whether or not to reuse a car seat when available. If anyone can outgrow something fast, babies have us all beat. So usually a hand-me- down car seat from your growing child to your youngest might be welcomed with opened arms. Who doesn’t want to re-purpose, recycle but most of all reduce cost? Here's some great ways of how to maintain safety, if you choose to use a previously used car seat. According the NHTSA if you can check five items off this safety checklist, used car seats are alright if:...

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Damage to car seat after an accident

Damage to Car Seat After an Accident

Why a car seat is possibly damaged now You have your car repaired after an accident, but you cannot have a car seat repaired. Replacing your child’s safety device is the safest option after an accident.People often assume with no immediate signs of damage to a car seat, it is still properly functional. However, car seats have hidden elements and only some show they functioned and performed their job in an accident. According to the NHTSA after moderate and severe accidents car seats and boosters should be replaced. Some signs to help spot the urgency of replacing a safety seat are:...

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No Pics, No Proof

Have you ever had a friend ask “no pics, no proof?” Today people ask for pictures to justify it really did happen. With a camera in your pocket or purse it has never been easier to document day to day life. Pictures quickly increase the validity of your claim. Details can be quickly overlooked or forgotten. Injuries as well as damage can be seen and truly validated from creditable shots.  What are some good pictures to take?Vehicle photosHow the vehicles collided (while still collided if possible) Areas of impact Bumpers Any dents/scratches Tire placement, as well as the surrounding road...

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Do I really need to tell my attorney everything?

Do I really need to tell my attorney everything

Do I really need to tell my attorney everything? Article by Attorney Harmony J. WidmanOnce you retain an attorney to represent you after an automobile accident you may be worried about what to share with them both about the accident and about previous circumstances. You may even feel tempted to hold back information from your attorney but is imperative that you fight that urge. You attorney’s job is to protect you and represent you to the best of their ability. Your attorney will be most effective when they know the whole story and can prepare for any potential pitfalls or snags...

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Do I really need to see a doctor after my accident?

Do I really need to see a doctor

Do I really need to see a doctor after my accident? Article by Attorney Harmony WidmanEveryone knows the familiar sounds and lights of ambulance, police and firefighters surrounding an accident, but not everyone involved in an accident seeks medical evaluation and treatment after the accident. Medical treatment should not be limited to only the most severe automobile accidents. It is actually recommended that anyone involved in an automobile accident see their doctor after an accident to ensure they are actually okay and receive medical clearance.Medical clearance simply means that the doctor has examined you and found that there does not appear...

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Summer Safety on the Water

Summer Safety on the Water

Summer Safety on the WaterArticle by Attorney Clementine Conde  Summer time in Florida is a great time to hit the water and have some fun! In the Tampa Bay area we are fortunate to have so many beautiful areas to explore on the water however we must always be cautious as boating can also be very dangerous.Although it is legal to have an alcoholic beverage and navigate a boat, it is illegal to be under the influence or impaired. Florida Boating under the Influence (BUI) cases charged under Florida Statute Section 327.35(1) are treated seriously mainly because Florida leads the nation...

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Can I afford to hire an attorney after my automobile accident?

Can I afford to hire an attorney

Can I afford to hire an attorney after my automobile accident? Written by attorney Harmony J. Widman If you are in an automobile accident and you speak to the insurance adjuster before hiring an attorney, they will most likely try to convince you not to hire an attorney. One of the most common reasons insurance adjusters try to dissuade you from hiring an attorney is that “attorneys are too expensive.” The reality is that it is expensive for the insurance company NOT the accident victim because injury claims handled by attorneys recover substantially more money on average than accident victims who do...

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Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Written by Attorney Harmony J. Widman  Types of Distracted Driving There are three types of distracted driving and each one is a negligent behavior that contributes to the nearly 3000 deaths associated with distracted driving each year. Visual Distractions Visual distractions are those distractions that cause your eyes to wander off the road. For example, looking at a GPS, taking in the view or turning up the car radio are all types of visual distractions. Manual Distractions Manual distractions are those things which require you to take one or both hands off the steering wheel while driving. Examples of manual distractions are holding food or...

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7 Tips to Share Road with Motorcycles

7 tips to share the road with motorcycles

Top 7 Safe Driving Tips for How to Share the Road with Motorcycles Article by Attorney Harmony J. Widman In 2015, the federal government estimated that deaths on motorcycles were nearly 29 times higher than automobile accident related deaths. In fact, 4,976 motorcyclists were killed in 2016 according to U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Motorcycles are more dangerous than cars as motorcycles lack the physical protection of a car and are often less stable and less visible than cars.   Here are 7 things you can do to help keep motorcycle drivers safe: 1.Check your blind spots Motorcycles and their drivers are smaller...

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