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Distracted truckers can turn a big rig into a deadly weapon

Many people acknowledge that driving while distracted is a horrible idea. No matter what type of vehicle you are driving, you are putting lives at risk when you aren't paying attention to the road. Truckers who opt to do things while they drive are putting many people in danger. The size and weight of those vehicles mean that they are potentially deadly projectiles when the driver isn't giving his or her full attention to the road.

One particular hazard for drivers that exists today is the cellphone. Newer smartphones make it easy to check your email, text and even video chat with people, but doing these while you are driving isn't a good idea. In fact, this is such a danger that there are regulations surrounding the use of phones while driving a commercial vehicle.

3 things auto insurance companies do not want you to know

When you get into a car accident, one of your top concerns is how you will pay for the damage to your body and vehicle. You want to receive compensation to cover all the ensuing expenses, which means having to talk to your and the other driver's insurance companies.

Before you do that, you need to know these three secrets of auto insurance providers.

Ending your marriage can be emotional and complex

Coming to the realization that your marriage is over is an emotional discovery. Even if things in your marriage aren't the best, there is still a good chance that you will feel emotional about calling it quits. From the moment that you realize a divorce is imminent, you must start getting ready for the process.

We understand that you might be ready to have the messy affair over with. The divorce process leaves you in limbo until it is finalized. This is why some people are so relieved once it is finally over.

Some parenting choices that were once common are now a bad idea

Parenting is hard. When you are trying to do it on your own, there might be some ways that you are tempted to make your life easier, but you need to make sure that you aren't running afoul of the law.

There are many things that were acceptable when you were a child that aren't acceptable now. In fact, many laws have been put into place to address changing times.

When to hire an attorney after a car accident

A car accident has the potential to wreak havoc on numerous areas of your life. In addition to suffering serious injuries, which can impact your ability to work and support your family, car accidents can affect you financially, leaving you in need of a new vehicle, costly repairs or medical bills.

Consulting an attorney is almost always a smart move following a car accident, even if you do not believe the injuries you suffered were particularly serious at the time. Some auto accident injuries, such as whiplash or some brain injuries, do not become apparent until weeks or even months after the initial crash. Because there are typically deadlines involved in filing suit against other drivers or entities, acting promptly following an accident is almost always a wise move.

Make plans to handle your alone time this holiday season

The holiday season is one that is difficult for many people. For parents who aren't going to have their children home for the entire holiday stretch due to a child custody agreement, there are some special challenges that can creep up. It is imperative that adults in this situation figure out ways that they can handle the unique situations that might come up during this part of the winter.

One thing to remember is that holidays are just days. Yes, Christmas is a big deal for most people. If your child isn't with you on that day, you can still make holiday memories with him or her. Instead of focusing on the 25th, focus on making memories of the season as a whole.

We Are Expanding: Announcing Our New Office In Duvall

To serve our clients better, Magnuson Lowell P.S. is announcing the opening of a second office location in Duvall. We will offer increasingly convenient support to clients in The Valley. Our new office is centrally located for clients living in Duvall, Carnation, Monroe, Fall City, Redmond Ridge, and Snohomish, Washington.

The office is easily accessible from Main Street at 15715 Main St. NE, Suite 201, Duvall WA 98019.

Compensation after a crash can help you put your life together

There isn't ever a really good time to be involved in a car crash, but around the holidays might seem like the worst time. There is a chance that you will have to take time off of work to allow your injuries to heal when you are in an automobile accident. This can pose a problem since you might be in the middle of trying to get holiday gifts together.

We understand that you might have been living a comfortable life before the crash. Now, you might be struggling to get the normal life bills and medical bills paid. You might even be tempted to go back to work, but you can't figure out how to do that without ruining your health.

3 crucial tips to stay safe as a pedestrian

Walking is a great way to get some exercise and travel short distances in an environmentally friendly way, but before you begin your next walk, you should be aware of some potential hazards and brush up on some pedestrian safety tips so you can avoid getting hit by a vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,376 pedestrians were killed in accidents in 2015. With a shocking statistic like this, it is crucial to understand the risks you face while walking and take preventative measures to stay safe. Learn useful tips on how to stay safe 

1. Increase visibility

Emotional trauma is challenging in claims for compensation

It is easy to focus on your physical injuries when you are involved in a car accident. These injuries are easy to see in most cases, so you can understand why this is a focus. It is important that you take the time to think about the emotional trauma that you might face.

The emotional turmoil is a bit more difficult to spot because it all has to do with how you feel. You might be apprehensive to get in a vehicle if you were struck in a car. You might find it difficult to walk around the city if you were struck as a pedestrian. In both of these cases, the emotional toll can make it difficult for you to live your life.

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