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What Is Distracted Driving: You Might Be Surprised!

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

In the age of mobile technology, we are all trying our best to stay connected at all hours of the day. When traffic causes the commute to work to last an hour (or more!), what else is there to do but use the time to put on your makeup, eat your breakfast, check your… Read More »

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Dash Cam Footage in a Collision

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

It has long been common for commercial drivers and common carriers to use dashboard-mounted cameras (or “dash cams”) to document evidence in potential accidents, record interactions with passengers, deter insurance fraud, and collect evidence in the event of a vehicle break-in.  But as individual use of dash cams is on the rise, questions arise… Read More »

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Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance & Car Accidents

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Why It Is Important To Put Your Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Carrier On Notice Of Your Accident When you are involved in a car wreck, one of the first things you should do is get the at-fault driver’s (also known as the tortfeasor) insurance information. However, in many instances the at-fault driver may not have enough… Read More »

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A Note from Jeff Shiver

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

I was reminded recently how lucky I am to do what I do. I feel like my cases are so far from “chasing ambulances” and all the other mental images that come to mind when the tortured term “personal injury lawyer” is uttered. A few years ago, we were referred a case from a… Read More »

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Teen Drivers & Car Accidents

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

This week is the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Teen Driver Safety Week. Learning to drive a car is difficult task and a focus on the youngest demographic of drivers is important. With teen drivers, there are factors to account for that are not as prominent in other groups and can contribute to… Read More »

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Car Accidents & Fatalities: Learning from 2015

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Experts are projecting that 2015 could be the deadliest year on the roads since 2007. The NHTSA reported that the first quarter of this year showed a 9.5% increase in traffic-related deaths from the same period in 2014. [1]  Meanwhile, the National Safety Council has reported a 14% increase in traffic-related deaths and a 30%… Read More »

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The Psychology of Distracted Driving

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

The three major types of driving distractions include visual distractions, manual distractions, and cognitive distractions.  Visual distractions occur when a driver looks away from the road, manual distractions take a driver’s hands off of the wheel, and cognitive distractions occur anytime a driver’s mind wanders to a topic other than driving. The Importance of Understanding Distracted… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Series: Part Two

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Anything that diverts a driver’s attention from driving can result in distracted driving. This includes eating, talking to passengers, grooming, and talking or texting on cell phones. In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in car crashes attributed to distracted driving. Another 421,000 people were injured in wrecks involving a distracted driver. Those who engage… Read More »

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Pedestrian Collision Experts

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Collisions between vehicles and pedestrians – be they walkers, bikers, joggers or anyone else outside a vehicle — are some of the most tragic.  It is no surprise that when a several thousand pound automobile and a human being collide, the vehicle wins every time. Seeking justice for pedestrian collision victims is tricky.  First of all, often the pedestrians are hurt too badly… Read More »

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Distracted Driving from Texting

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

One of the most common causes of distracted driving is cell phone use. In the case of texting the driver stops focusing on the road and starts focusing on the text all while propelling a vehicle at high speeds. These accidents are preventable and thousands die needlessly each year because of people using their… Read More »

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