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Many Americans suffer from personal injuries, whether from car accidents, a slip-and fall or something else. If you find yourself in this situation, insurance companies and other involved parties may provide you with the financial help you need to recover.

Dog bites and insurance claims

Millions of Americans own dogs, and many of those dogs go their entire lives without biting someone. Regrettably, this is not always the case. The Insurance Information Institute reports that about 4.5 Americans suffer dog bites every year, and that about half of those injured are children. If you are bitten by a dog, or if your dog bites someone else, it is important that you understand who may be held accountable for damages.

Steps to take after a slip and fall accident

No matter how many safety policies a business has, slip and fall accidents are still one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for over eight million emergency room visits each year, or about 21.3 percent of all visits. Although most slip and fall accidents do not account for fatal injuries, these accidents are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Whether you are injured on the job or when you are a customer, you should know what to do following a slip and fall accident:

Did energy drinks cause serious harm to your teenager?

Consumer Affairs reported on a study out of Madrid, Spain that concludes "energy drinks are the cause of many sudden cardiac deaths in young, healthy individuals." In 2012, the FDA investigated five deaths in people who drank high-caffeine energy drinks. About one-third of all teenagers regularly consume energy drinks, but almost half of the caffeine overdoses in the United States occurred in teenagers. The U.S. Drug Abuse Warning Network is also concerned about the energy-drink usage of teens as the drinks have caused many teenagers to be admitted to the emergency room.

What type of compensation can I claim for slip-and-fall injuries?

Wintertime is often hazardous for many Raleigh seniors. The wet weather conditions and cold temperatures can make it challenging for older people to get around safely. The risk of slipping, falling and sustaining personal injuries is great. Also, many older people age differently. Some can avoid slip-and-fall situations; others cannot. Seniors who suffer from mobility issues, health concerns, diminished vision and balance problems are more likely to slip, fall and injure themselves. Although elderly people have a higher risk of accidents, anyone who has experienced a slip-and-fall accident may be interested in knowing the types of compensation she or he can receive for such injuries.

3 types of driver distraction

Many of us don't think twice about looking at the phone while driving, but even taking your eyes off the road for a second can be deadly. And texting or calling isn't the only type of driver distraction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists three types of driver distractions:

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