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Take care to avoid drunk driving this Halloween

With only two weeks left until Halloween, many people are finishing their costumes and planning the final details of their parties. Halloween is known as one of the most exciting holidays of the year, and with good reason: It’s a time when people revel in making mischief.

However, Halloween is also known as a time of increased drunk driving. When you are planning your festivities, you should factor this into your plans. Drunk driving can result in severe personal injuries, but you can use a few helpful tips to avoid them.

Motor vehicle accidents: 1 injured, 3 killed in head-on crash

Being involved in a collision can be a stressful and scary experience. While all motor vehicle accidents have the chances to end in catastrophe, those that occur when a car enters the wrong lane of traffic run a higher risk of leaving all parties involved with serious or fatal injuries. A recent head-on collision in Oregon has reportedly left one person with serious injuries and claimed the lives of three others.

Law enforcement agents responded to reports of the collision on a recent Saturday afternoon. Initial investigations suggest the incident took place when for unknown reasons, the driver of an eastbound car suddenly lost control of his vehicle and veered into the opposite lane of traffic. His car reportedly struck another vehicle head-on soon thereafter.

What benefits does PIP provide me if I am injured in an accident?

You are driving down the road when a distracted driver hits you. Unfortunately, you suffer significant injuries – a serious concussion, broken bones and spinal issues. Although you know that you did not cause your accident, you know that fault does not matter in Oregon car accident cases.

Oregon operates under no-fault car accident laws. When you and another driver are involved in a car accident, the court does not recognize which driver caused the accident, nor does the court place percentages of fault on each of the drivers. Instead, your own personal injury protection insurance will pay for much of your associated costs of your injury. However, should PIP coverage not cover all of your expenses, you may have the opportunity to sue the driver that caused the accident to obtain your required compensation. When dealing with car accidents, personal injury and receiving reimbursement for injuries, it is wise to speak with an attorney, so that he or she can aid you in your fight for your expenses.

How to help your child recover from fear of dogs after a bite

Most children love animals, and some are particularly enamored with dogs. However, most children do not know how to react when a dog starts acting aggressively. Children are at eye level for most dogs. These factors put children at a greater risk for danger. If a dog bit your child, you know how scary the situation was for both you and your child. Your first concern was tending to your child's injuries, which may have been severe enough to require a trip to the hospital.

After your child starts to heal physically, you may be concerned about the emotional impact of the dog bite. Your child will encounter more dogs throughout his or her life, and you do not want your child to live in fear. There are certain strategies you can use to help your child get over the emotional trauma of a dog bite.

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