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

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

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 & Hanby |

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 & Hanby |

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 & Hanby |

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 & Hanby |

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 & Hanby |

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 & Hanby |

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 »

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Study Finds Passengers Less Likely to Use Restraint in Back than Front Seat

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

Perhaps you’ve heard it before, or might even believe it’s true yourself, that riding in the back seat is safer than riding in the front, and that wearing a seat belt is unnecessary. Safety experts have proved with repeated research that this simply isn’t the case. A recent survey reveals how many people continue… Read More »

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Proper Safety Restraints Can Protect Children’s Lives in a Crash

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

As a parent, you probably consider protecting your child from harm to be your top priority. There are nevertheless moments where a parent prioritizes other needs or simply assumes that a brief lapse in safety won’t cause harm to their child. If you’ve ever waged a battle against an obstinate toddler who doesn’t want… Read More »

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Drivers Opinions and Habits Differ when It Comes to Safe Driving

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

Each year, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducts a study examining driver opinions on what constitutes safe habits behind the wheel, while also polling them on their own driving habits. The results of their latest survey were released earlier this year and reveal a disconnect between what drivers know to be safe, and… Read More »