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The Facts of Facial Lacerations Cause by Car Accidents

When you are involved in a car accident in Fort Lauderdale, it is a blessing to come out alive. But many accident victims suffer disfiguring injuries. Some injuries cause mountains of medical bills, pain and suffering, and anguish. For example, if your airbag did not deploy during a car accident and you struck the steering… read more

Pros & Cons of Pre-Settlement Loans in Auto Crashes

Serious car accidents don’t only affect a family physically and emotionally, but also financially. When severe injuries occur, soaring medical bills and an inability to work can mean financial ruin. If you are filing or considering filing a claim or lawsuit to recover your losses after a car accident – and you have no other… read more

9 Alarming Facts about Spare Tires

Taking good care of your tires is an important part of safe driving. However, in the event that a flat tire does occur, you’ll need to know how to replace the flat tire with a spare tire. Here are nine facts about spare tires you might not know. 1. You Can’t Drive Spare Tires as… read more

Road Conditions Contribute to Tire-Related Accidents

Many accidents that occur in Florida annually are linked to tire failures or tire blowouts. Tire failures are often the result of inadequate tire pressure, tire tread separation or other factors. However, in some cases, tire failures and tire-related accidents are caused by road conditions like those listed below. Potholes  You may try your best… read more

How to Change a Tire: A Challenge for Most Teens

Tires are one of the most important parts of a vehicle, and knowing how to test tire pressure, check for tread wear, and change a flat are important skills that every driver should know. However, a survey paid for by Michelin and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile revealed that 52 percent of teenagers ages 15… read more

Tire Identification Numbers: The Answer to Most of Your Tire Problems

Purchasing tires may not be an exciting or fascinating endeavor, but it is an important one. Understanding the information available in the tire identification number (TIN) can provide you with valuable information and resources that will allow you to make wise purchasing decisions, stay updated on recalls and be aware of the age of your… read more

Chalik & Chalik Hard Work on Parasailing Act Recognized

Due to their hard and vigilant work to push for new regulations of the parasailing industry in Florida, Jason and Debi Chalik were featured recently on the Advocate Capital Inc blog. The article summarizes how the Chalik’s first got involved in parasailing regulations, and the eventual passing of the White Miskell Act. The article goes… read more

Top 10 Car Accident Causes in Florida in 2012

In 2012, Florida experienced 281,340 traffic accidents involving 468,470 drivers, resulting in 2,430 fatalities, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. While some of these accidents were caused by unknown or unpredictable factors, the majority of them were preventable and occurred as a result of driver error. Below are the top… read more

Get the Car Wreck Settlement You Deserve

Following an accident, figuring out the amount of compensation to which you’re entitled under state law, your policy terms, the other driver’s policy, and from other sources can be frustrating. Many make mistakes when pursuing a claim. If you’ve been in an accident, it’s important that you recover a fair  settlement. Having a Fort Lauderdale… read more

Construction Accident Statistics Keep Workers on High Alert

Construction is one of the most important industries in the U.S. However, construction workers put themselves at a high risk of sustaining an injury from a workplace accident. In fact, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in America. For a look into the construction accident statistics that are keeping construction workers… read more

Lower Back Pain Resulting from a Crash

Millions of crashes occur every year in the United States, resulting in a plethora of injuries ranging from minor abrasions to severe injuries or death. One common type of injury that results from a auto crash is a lower back injury. If you require compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more,… read more

Internal Tire Repair Failure Can Cause Casing Separation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approximates that every year, tire failures causes 11,000 motor vehicle crashes. Some of the most common causes of tire failure include the following.  tread separation. blowouts. bald tires. and, underinflated tires. When a tire isn’t repaired correctly, it can put you at great risk for accident and injury…. read more

How the TREAD Act is On Your Side

In 2000, Congress responded to the tragic outcome of a major tire recall involving Ford vehicles and Firestone tires. There were many fatalities related to problems with the tires, and the response spurred the creation of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act. With oversight from the United States National Highway Traffic Safety… read more

Check the Date: Are your tires too old?

Tires do not come with an expiration date in the way that food does, but they age and can become less effective or more dangerous after a certain number of years. Most manufacturers will tell you that the age of a tire is only one factor in determining its level of safety or usefulness. Other… read more

Peeled Cap on Radial and Bias Tires May Cause Accidents

Peeled caps on radial and bias tires can cause blowouts and accidents. Often, the cause of a peeled cap is loss of adhesion of the cap from the tire casing during the retreading processes. If all of these terms sound a bit foreign to you, read on for an explanation of what a peeled cap… read more

Decoding Tire Markings

When it comes to parts of a car, there are few more important to vehicle stability, maneuverability, and safety than a car’s tires. Tires are responsible for carrying the weight of the vehicle, and require routine maintenance and replacement to guarantee that they’re performing at their best. Tire markings, however, remain a mystery to most… read more

Choosing the Right Rims for Your Vehicle

Tires are one of the most important parts of a vehicle, and greatly contribute to the overall safety of the car while driving. If a tire has a defect, isn’t the proper size, isn’t fitted correctly, or doesn’t receive proper maintenance, it can result in disastrous consequences – such as a tire blowout – that… read more

New VIN Recall Search Tool from NHTSA

A convenient new online tool to search for vehicle recall information is now available to the public. The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced the release of this new recall search tool on SaferCar.gov. The tool allows vehicle owners or those shopping for a new vehicle to find information quickly and… read more

Child Passenger Safety Week (9/14-9/20) : How to Tell if Your Child is in the Right Car Seat

Car safety seats for children play a vital role in protecting your kids when driving in the car. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) citing a 2011 study in Pediatrics, car seat use reduces the risk for death to infants by 71 percent, and for toddlers by 54 percent. Sadly though,… read more

New Tire Tread Separation

When purchasing a new set of tires, consumers typically assume they will get a high-quality product that is free from manufacturing or design defects and that will ensure their safety while driving on the road. And in most cases, the tires perform well and do so without leading to accidents. Unfortunately though, some new tires,… read more