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Should You Still Call the Police, Even If Your Accident Is Just a Minor One?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

The answer is yes. Even after a minor accident, a police officer can help you sort things out, and document what happened in case that becomes important in the future. As nice as the other driver might seem, their story may change and it will be difficult to prove without the backup of a… Read More »

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What to do When a Tire Blows

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Heading out for a trip to see the fall foliage? Make sure that you check out the condition of your tires before you leave. For many drivers, there is nothing more frightening or potentially dangerous than a tire blowout at almost any speed. While the number of tire-related crashes has dropped dramatically since 2008,… Read More »

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What If My Accident Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

My office often gets calls from accident victims that felt fine immediately after the accident and by a week later are in some serious pain. Vehicle accident injuries can be late-appearing. Here’s how to protect your health and your legal rights. Almost any car accident is a traumatic event. From catastrophic collisions to fender-benders,… Read More »

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6 Tips to Stop Tailgating

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

A great many drivers on the road represent threats to your safety and well-being. But there are numerous ways of minimizing your chances of having a collision with an unsafe driver. Defensive driving is a big part of car safety and you should always be practicing it, until it becomes second nature. A cardinal… Read More »

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10 Tips for Senior Drivers

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

According to the Smart Motorist, in the next 20 years the number of elderly drivers (persons 70 & over) is predicted to triple in the United States. As age increases, older drivers generally become more conservative on the road. Many mature drivers modify their driving habits (for instance to avoid busy highways or night-time… Read More »

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How to stop your teenager from texting while driving

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Did you know you could USE A TEXT BLOCKER FROM YOUR CELL PHONE COMPANY?? This is great news and new to me. Even if you expose your teen to lengthy lectures and graphic driver’s ed videos depicting the hazards of texting while driving, it can still be difficult for them to put their phone… Read More »

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Pokemon Go Safety

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

It seems everyone is joining in on the recent Pokemon Go craze. The game, which is as close to a real life adaptation of the Pokemon world as anyone could hope for, is played outside using your phone to track down Pokemon and battle other members of the community for ownership of Pokemon gyms…. Read More »

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How to Drive around Big Rigs

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Ready to hit the road this summer? There’s nothing fun about driving next to an 18-wheeler. They’re big and they have a frightening tendency to drift in and out of your lane more often than you’d like. But sharing the road with a big rig need not be a nightmare — there are things… Read More »

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Will My Insurance Cover Renting a Car after an Accident?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Many drivers don’t think about their insurance coverage until after they have an accident and call their insurance company to file a claim to help pay for car repairs, a rental car and other expenses. Unfortunately, many insured drivers are surprised to find out that their auto insurance does not automatically cover the cost… Read More »

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What to Bring to Your Appointment with a Personal Injury Attorney

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

The more information your attorney has about your case, the more quickly and completely you can be compensated for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. Documenting accidents, site situations, and road conditions has proven priceless in dealing with and settling claims. It has often changed the outcome of resulting lawsuits and helped establish… Read More »

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