Walk safely: How to be a good pedestrian

Walking to work. Jogging down a busy street. Even just walking through a parking lot. At one time or another, we are all pedestrians. Unfortunately, it seems like we hear about a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle on an increasingly regular basis. It begs the question: how many of these crashes could have been… Learn More »

Stages of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Every person’s case is different: this is a general overview of D’Amore Law Group’s process for filing a lawsuit for damages. A lawsuit is usually filed if once it is determined that your claim cannot be resolved through negotiation. See What to Expect: Stages of a Personal Injury Claim: you and your lawyer should discuss… Learn More »

What to Expect: Stages of a Personal Injury Claim

Every person’s case is different: this is a general overview of D’Amore Law Group’s process. 1. Choose an experienced, reputable law firm. Insurance companies often try to settle injury claims quickly, and for the lowest amount possible (See Delay, Deny and Defend). It is in your best interest to have a free consultation with an… Learn More »

Construction Sites Commonplace for Injuries

Almost 6.5 million people work at over 250,000 construction sites in the U.S. on any given day, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Because of the heavy equipment and hazardous conditions often present at construction sites, the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is well higher than the national average for… Learn More »

Distracted Driving: Multi-Tasking Is a Myth

When you’re driving, there’s an old saying that tells you to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. This is easier said than done. In our fast-paced world, motorists are distracted by a wide variety of activities that take their attention away from their primary task, which should be driving.… Learn More »

Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents as School Begins

Summer is almost over— soon nearly 54 million children across the nation will be back on our roads, walking and biking to school. Motorists need to be extra careful while driving during the times children are traveling to and from school. Drivers should always slow down and obey all traffic laws, especially when traveling in school zones. The… Learn More »

Traumatic Brain Injury: Am I Ever Going to be 100 Percent Again?

Traumatic brain injury is appropriately named traumatic, as it is an extremely serious injury from which there is no predictable recovery time. The best answer to the question, “How long will it take me to get better?” is “It depends.” In the early stages of a head injury, it is impossible to predict what lies ahead. Each… Learn More »

Rise in Construction Injuries

Construction work is known for being dangerous. With the seventh-highest rate of non-fatal injury among all occupations in 2009 alone, construction workers died on the job almost three times the rate that all other workers in the US did. Additionally, while overall workplace fatalities decreased by over 6% in 2012, construction site fatalities actually increased by… Learn More »

New Hope For Those With Spinal Cord Injuries

Each day car accidents and other tragic events leave victims paralyzed for the rest of their life. There are 250,000 Americans who have a spinal cord injury and 37% are caused by motor vehicle accidents each year. Of these injured individuals, half  are paraplegic. With average lifetime costs for paraplegics being $400,000 and an estimated… Learn More »

Revisiting Safety Standards in Buses

Many have called for a review of safety standards for both trucks and buses in light of the tragic crash between a Fed Ex truck and a charter bus that killed 10 people in Northern California earlier this month. While the National Traffic and Safety Board (NTSB) has pushed for “seatbelts, emergency exits and fire-safety… Learn More »