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October 2016 Archives

What if the other driver in an accident doesn't have insurance?

Rhode Island is one of the top states for uninsured motorists. It is estimated that 17 percent of motorists are uninsured in the state. These drivers are knowingly breaking the law because every driver is required to have motor vehicle insurance. Even with these laws in place many drivers will still commute without it.

Boating Under the Influence

While most people know that there are penalties and punishments for those found driving under the influence, many do not realize that similar rules also apply to those operating a watercraft in Rhode Island. Boating under the influence, or BUI, can cause serious injuries or fatalities and can carry significant consequences.

Identifying the symptoms of brain injury

When someone experiences head trauma, it is important to watch for any signs of brain injury. The symptoms can be obvious or difficult to detect, but being aware can increase the chances of securing the appropriate treatment in Rhode Island. A patient’s outcome may depend heavily on how quickly the correct injury is identified.

Children and their eligibility for Social Security Disability

While many people think that Social Security Disability benefits are only available to adults, some children in Rhode Island may qualify. There are certain rules and guidelines that must be met in order to be approved, but the additional income can ease the financial burden of parents caring for disabled children.

What Rhode Island’s laws say about cellphones and driving

A hot topic of debate in Rhode Island has been whether or not simply looking at a cellphone or tablet screen is allowed by the law. Current restrictions reported by the National Conference of State Legislatures for the state include all texting and bans against any cellphone use, even hands-free, for bus drivers and any drivers under the age of 18.

Staying Safe and Comfortable When Winter Biking

Advances in exercise wear have made bicycling a feasible year round sport for many. While Rhode Islanders don't wrestle with ferocious cold or heaping amounts of snow that our inland New England neighbors contend with, we do get to wrestle with the occasional Nor'easter rainstorm or blizzard and even a hurricane now and then.

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