Category: Distracted Driving

Running a Red Light Isn’t Worth the Risk

Last week, Boise resident Elizabeth Montandon was arrested for driving under the influence after she was pulled over for running a red light. She became angry and kicked an officer in the leg during the arrest, leading to a charge of felony battery on an officer along with misdemeanor counts of DUI and resisting arrest. …

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Your Medications Can Turn You Into a Dangerous Driver

Driving requires focus and attention to detail.  Anything that disrupts that attention can lead to an injury accident. Many people overlook the impact of medications on their driving ability.  Prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs each can negatively effect your ability to drive safely.  Not just tranquilizers, narcotic pain pills, and certain antidepressants are known to …

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Tips For Elderly Drivers to Deal With Challenges of the Road

Retired Boise Police Lt. Alan Cavener recently received a Top Cop honorable mention award from the National Association of Police Organizations. It was for his actions during an incident on Interstate 84. Cavener noticed a slow-moving vehicle driven by a confused elderly driver traveling eastbound in a westbound lane. Cavener got out of his car and …

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Accidents Involving Impaired Drivers

A night out on the town can take a tragic turn if you come into contact with someone driving under the influence. The CDC reports that impaired drivers are involved in about 30 percent of all collisions, with one person dying every 48 minutes in a crash caused by someone driving under the influence. If …

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Filing an Insurance Claim After a Hit and Run Accident

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the number of hit and run accidents has been on the rise since 2000. Our clients who have been  victims of a hit and run driver are always quite frustrated. Most people understand that part of being a responsible driver (and citizen) involves stopping and filing a …

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Reasons Why an Insurance Company Might Deny Your Claim After a Car Accident

After an auto accident, most people want to get the claim processed as quickly as possible so they can move on with their lives. Unfortunately, claims are denied for many, sometimes questionable, reasons. Issues Regarding Liability Issues related to legal liability are often why a claim is denied.  If you’re filing a claim against another …

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Safety Tips When Spring Showers Bring Slick Roads

Wet spring weather requires attentive driving to keep you safe. Idaho drivers can be lulled into a false sense of security when warm temps melt snow and ice, but rain offers ts own set of driving challenges. AAA reports that wet weather contributes to over 1.2 million motor vehicle accidents per year. A wet road …

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Social Media Posts Could Wreck Your Car Accident Case

Like it or not, social media is a way of life for many people. Worldwide, Facebook has over 1.3 billion users and almost half of users aged 18-34 check Facebook when they first wake up. Sharing is what we do, and it can be anything from bragging about our kids’ accomplishments, to vacation photos, to …

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