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  • Presley & Presley, LLC Selected as 2018 Best Law Firms by U.S. News®

    Our firm, Presley & Presley, LLC, is excited to announce we have been selected as part of the list of 2018 Best Law Firms by U.S. News®. This incredible achievement highlights our firm’s undying, tireless devotion to our clients, colleagues, and community. The law firms selected to this list are evaluated depending on a number of important qualifications, and our firm is thrilled to be honored on ...
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  • 3 Tips to Prevent Car Accidents

    Statistics show car accidents are so common each driver will file a car crash claim once every 17 years or so. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 35,092 people died in auto collisions in 2015. However, there are some ways you can improve your chances of avoiding danger on the road. Tip #1: Drive Defensively Defensive driving is a term used to describe ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    Whiplash is typically the byproduct of many rear-end car collisions, where one car strikes the back of another. The force of this collision causes the body to move forward and then stop suddenly when the chest encounters the seat belt. However, the neck’s momentum continues, which can put severe strain on the muscles in the neck, causing soreness. Whiplash is the name for this type of injury, but ...
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  • Valuable Tips for Safe Driving

    Whenever you climb behind the wheel of your car and prepare to head off to your next destination, it’s important to remember that safety should be of the utmost concern. We drive so often that for many people it’s now second-nature, which means we don’t always think about the potential consequences of a car accident. Accidents can lead to serious injuries and substantial property loss, so drivers ...
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  • Should I Say "Sorry" After an Accident?

    If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident before, then you’re probably well aware of just how tense and emotionally strenuous an accident scene can be. So what many people do to try to de-escalate the situation before it goes out of control is to try to break the tension with their good nature and friendliness. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, a lot of these people also don’t realize ...
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  • Summer Road Trip Prep

    Many people decide to head onto the highway for a family road trip during the summer. Kids have the summer off, and parents might be saving vacation time for the warmest months of the year. While you might think summer is the safest time of year to drive, the roads can still be somewhat dangerous if you’re unprepared. Here is how best to prepare for your upcoming vacation. Take Your Car to the ...
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  • June Is National Safety Month

    The National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of other organizations across the United States are promoting National Safety Month this June. This month-long focus on safety is designed to raise awareness of what it takes to keep ourselves and each other safe by helping reduce the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in homes and communities. This year the NSC focuses on a ...
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  • What to Do If My Child Is Injured?

    According to several studies, more than 14 million child injuries happen each year throughout the United States. Some of these injuries are a natural part of growing up, such as falling down and skinning a knee. Other injuries, however, could be easily prevented with a little caution from attending adults. More than a quarter of the injuries experienced by children occur in or around school ...
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  • 3 Tips to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

    Most people know riding motorcycles is a dangerous proposition. Every 72 or so bikes out of 100,000 were involved in a fatal crash in 2006, while only 13 or so cars out of 100,000 experienced the same fate. If motorcycles were the only vehicles on the road, their potential for crashes would go down significantly. According to the Hurt Report published in 1981, 75% of accidents that year were found ...
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  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Michigan Hotel Pool Leaves 12 Hospitalized and 1 Dead

    Emergency officials in Michigan responded to the Quality Inn in Niles after a group of youths were discovered around the indoor swimming pool, unconscious, by a hotel staff member. Among the victims, a 13-year-old boy was found dead, while 12 others were hospitalized. According to officials, the carbon monoxide levels at the hotel were 800 parts per million. To put that in perspective, U.S. ...
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  • 3 Safety Tips to Avoid a Jet Ski Accident

    With the weather beginning to warm up, it will soon be time to break out the jet skis and head to the lake for fun in the sun. As exhilarating as jet skis can be, they can also be dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken. Unfortunately, regulations are not very strict when it comes to jet ski operation – almost anyone with a desire to ride can rent a jet ski, even if they are first-time ...
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  • Who Is Responsible for a Dog Attack?

    Dogs are typically considered as man’s best friend. However, they still have the tendency to bite or attack. According to Missouri law, a person injured by a dog bite is eligible to hold a dog owner liable if: the injury was caused by a dog bite or attack, the individual who was bitten or attacked was either on public property or lawfully on private property, and the person bitten or attacked did ...
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  • Truck Accidents: Overweight Violations

    Federal Weight Limits for Commercial Trucks According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), large commercial trucks should not exceed more than 20,000 pounds per axle, which is a total of 80,000 pounds for a four-axle truck. There are approximately 700 weigh stations spanning throughout the country to ensure that truckers adhere to the standards set forth by the FMCSA. ...
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  • Aviation Accidents: Causes & Legal Remedies

    Whether taking a commercial flight to a faraway destination, sightseeing in a helicopter, or flying a small plane for recreation, most people have been on some form of aircraft. While widely believed to be a safer method of travel than cars, accidents involving planes can – and do – happen. Victims of aviation accidents , including plane accidents and helicopter accidents, may have legal options ...
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  • New Year & Resolutions to Stay Safe

    Many people made lofty resolutions this year. According to a poll from ComRes poll, some of the most common resolutions included: Exercise more Lose weight Eat more healthy Learn a new skill / hobby Spend more time on personal wellbeing Spend more time with family / friends Drink less alcohol Stop smoking Maybe you took a simpler approach, though, and just resolved to stay safe in 2017. At Presley ...
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