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While Distracted Driving Rates are High Nationally, Idaho Drivers are Among the Safest in the U.S., Per Recent Report

By Pedersen & Whitehead |

A report recently released by Everquote Inc., an insurance marketplace, based on their app EverDrive, shows that distracted driving is still a major problem in the United States.  The 2018 EverDrive Safe Driving Report, based on 781 million miles of driving data from 2017, analyzes driver behavior and evaluates the good and bad habits… Read More »

Michael ISB Leadership Award

Firm attorney Michael J. Hanby II was selected to the Idaho State Bar’s 2018 Class of the Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (IALL).

By Pedersen & Whitehead |

The IALL is a highly selective and well-regarded leadership training program for lawyers from across the state. Mr. Hanby was one of 14 lawyers statewide chosen to participate in this year’s leadership class. “Thank you to the Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers! Very grateful for my time with such a great group of… Read More »

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Pulmonary Embolisms a Deadly, but Often Preventable, Health Issue

By Pedersen & Whitehead |

As we’ve explained in previous posts on this blog, medical mistakes are believed by many experts to be the third-leading cause of death in the United States. One of the most common preventable reasons that hospitalized patients die is due to a pulmonary embolism. The risk factors and symptoms of pulmonary embolisms are well-known,… Read More »

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New Research Shows that Drowsiness Plays Larger Role in Crash Rates than Previously Believed

By Pedersen & Whitehead |

Many health experts believe that there is an epidemic of sleep deprivation in the US. Failing to get enough sleep can have countless negative health side-effects, such as elevated stress levels, higher risk for diabetes, mood changes, and problems with short- and long-term memory. However, new research is beginning to show the extent to… Read More »

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Rate of Fatal Workplace Injuries on the Rise

By Pedersen & Whitehead |

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has recently released its annual report on the number and causes of workplace fatalities across the US in 2016. The report reveals that a greater number of American workers died on the job in 2016, and died from causes that were not previously a threat on the job…. Read More »

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Potential Fire Risk Leads to HP Recall of Thousands of Batteries

By Pedersen & Whitehead |

HP has recently announced a recall that affects tens of thousands of HP laptop owners. Learn more about the reasons for the recall and the steps that affected owners are being instructed to take below. Contact an experienced Idaho product liability lawyer if you’ve been injured by a dangerous or defective product in the… Read More »

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Drive Safely in Winter Weather

By Pedersen & Whitehead |

Wintertime can be a dangerous time to be on the road, but there are ways you can prepare your vehicle and driving techniques you can employ to reduce the chances that you’re involved in a winter weather car accident. Read on to learn about how to stay safe on the roads in winter, and… Read More »

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Data Show Another Year of Rising Traffic Deaths

By Pedersen & Whitehead |

After decades of decline, the number of deaths in traffic accidents across the US has risen for yet another year. A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that speed and alcohol remain substantial causes of accidents. Other safety experts assert that the true cause of the rise in fatalities… Read More »

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When is the Right Time to Change Your Child’s Safety Seat?

By Pedersen & Whitehead |

Idaho highways and roads can be dangerous for anyone, but no one is as vulnerable in the event of a crash as your small child. You may have spent hours researching the best possible car seat for your child when you first brought them home from the hospital. It’s equally important to make the… Read More »

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Lane-Departure Warning a Standout Safety Feature

By Pedersen & Whitehead |

If you’ve recently begun researching new cars or have made a new vehicle purchase, then you know how many new safety features come as available options on new cars. It can be hard to know which features are worth the added expense on an already-expensive purchase. The Insurance Institute on Highway Safety (IIHS) is… Read More »