The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that more than 3,400 people were killed in auto accidents caused by distracted driving in 2016. In fact, an estimated 10 percent of all deadly car accidents involve distracted driving of some. With the myriad of potential distractions that exist today, far too many people fall into the trap of attempting to multitask while operating a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, distracted driving is a growing epidemic throughout the country and the consequences are deadly.

The most basic definition of distracted driving refers to a person who is paying attention to something other than the road while operating a car, truck, or motorcycle. All too often a motorist grows comfortable while driving and they begin to lose their focus. This has become second nature to many, causing a shocking number of auto accidents each year.

Today, Abel Law Firm is taking out some time to discuss the most common causes of distracted driving in order to highlight the danger that these actions bring. The good news is that distracted...


There are a lot of misconceptions about attorneys and law firms. So much so, that people have a tendency to avoid hiring them at all costs. The irony, however, is how much that can actually cost in the long run. When an accident occurs that causes injury, it is typical to consider whether or not to hire a personal injury lawyer. If the injury is significant, the odds are that it is in your best interest to speak with a personal injury attorney about your options. Since many law firms offer free consultations, there is really nothing to lose by doing your homework.

Injuries caused by accidents happen every single day. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that injuries lead to approximately 83.6 million doctor’s offices visits each year. When an injury sustained requires medical treatment and was caused by another person’s negligence, there is a chance that you may have cause for a lawsuit.

The following are some of the most notable signs that you need a personal injury lawyer:

  1. You suffer an injury that hinders your ability...

The American Veterinary Medical Associated estimates that approximately 4.7 million Americans will suffer from a dog bit this year. While the severity of dog bite attacks range drastically, nearly 800,000 people require medical treatment for dog bites each year. These numbers highlight the fact that dog bite attacks are something to be taken very seriously. While it is instinctual to walk up to a dog to pet it, people must be smart when it comes to interacting with dogs of all sizes.

The frequency of dog bite attacks in the United States often stems from a lack of education when it comes to animal contact. No matter how old a dog may be, they are always capable to biting. Some of the most common reasons that a dog will bite include:

  • The dog is scared
  • The dog is used to playing aggressively
  • The dog is sick
  • The dog has a reaction to something going on around it
  • The dog has yet to be socialized
  • The dog is protecting its owner or property

Regardless of what causes a dog bite, it is imperative that people of all ages...


California is one of the most popular states in the country for bicycling. Cyclists come from all across the nation to traverse the beautiful roads while taking in the breathtaking scenery. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents are on the rise all over the world. In fact, cyclist fatalities jumped 10 percent last year compared to 2017. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted that this is the second year in a row that cyclist death tolls increased. As such, it is critical for all cycling enthusiasts to take extra precautions on the roads.

A strong love for exercise paired with an appreciation for the gorgeous weather lays the foundation for a large cyclist population in California. From the beaches to the mountains, bicycle lovers use the weekends and early mornings to ride all over the place. Sadly, traffic accidents make bike riding far more dangerous than it used to be.

Bicyclists in California must always remember that when a vehicle strikes a bicycle, the cyclist is far more likely to get seriously injured. Keep the following tips in mind to prevent...