Recent Posts in Car Accidents Category

  • How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?

    When you are injured in an accident and another party was negligent, you will typically be able to file for compensation. However, what happens if you were an unfortunate pedestrian who was hit by a negligent driver? What compensation can you receive for your injuries? There are many different situations that you may experience when you are involved in a pedestrian-driver incident. However, you ...
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  • Liability and Compensation in a Hit and Run Accident Case

    Nobody expects to be involved in a hit-and-runaccident. Nobody expects the turmoil and complexities of the process, and figuring out how you are going to pay for your medical bills. The question remains: Who can be held liable when one of these accidents occurs? How can I pin a face and name to the accident when they decided to drive away from the scene of the crime? As you may know, drivers have ...
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  • Damages in a Pedestrian-Car Accident Case

    Pedestrian accidents can be devastating for many reasons, but the main one being that usually very serious injuries will result to the pedestrian who was hit. This is why discovering fault is a complex matter because many factors are taken into consideration and damages will be based off of this. Here are some of the damages that you may expect to receive when you have become injured: Medical ...
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  • Making an Insurance Claim for Uninsured Driver-Involved Accidents

    When drivers use the roadways without insurance, they put others at immediate risk. Yes, there are always careful drivers as well as reckless drivers. However, driving without insurance means that you could become involved in an accident at any time and risk the other driver having to pay for their own damages. This is why there are penalties for those who drive without insurance, such as having ...
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  • Uninsured Motorist Coverage in a Car Accident

    You may think you are prepared when a car accident happens. Everybody is required to carry car insurance, right? However, some people get past this and drive without insurance. This could open up entire new doors for you when you get into an accident and the information comes to you that the other driver was uninsured. You may be faced with some questions regarding who is going to pay your ...
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  • How Insurance Affects a Car Accident Case

    Have you been involved in a car accident? You may already know that insurance coverage plays a huge role in these serious accidents when it comes to covering costs associated with the accident. Everybody must have an insurance policy. If you are planning on taking your vehicle on the road, then it is a legal qualification to carry some type of car insurance. The type of insurance you carry will ...
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  • "Serious Injury" Threshold in a No-Fault Car Accident Case

    If you have been injured in a car accident, you may wonder what your options are. You may have many questions about where you can turn after an accident and get the compensation that you deserve. Something known as No-Fault Insurance comes into play in No-Fault States, which is used to cover injuries to the policyholder resulting from an accident. When you have this special coverage, your own ...
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  • PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Claims After a Car Accident

    After a car accident takes place, you may wonder what options you have. You may also be dealing with a wide variety of emotions and not know where to turn. In this case, you may want to know more about something known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, and what it can do for you. Understanding the rules surrounding a PIP Claim is simple. They are a claim that you bring against your own ...
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  • Making an Injury Claim for Whiplash After an Accident

    When you have been injured in an accident, you may believe that every injury will be visible on the surface. However, symptoms of something known as whiplash do not occur immediately but instead over the course of a few days after a collision happens in many cases. This means that, no matter what kind of accident you were involved in when it comes to car accidents, you should always seek some sort ...
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  • Car Accident Claims and Protecting Your Legal Rights

    Nobody expects a car accident. No, they are just one of those things that happen like most accidents. But the problem is: When they happen, where do you turn and what steps do you take? What rights do you have? When somebody has done something negligent and it led to an accident, they will typically be found “at fault” for the accident. So, when a car accident happens and it was a fault of ...
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  • Car Accidents: If You Were Speeding, Do You Automatically Lose?

    Most people assume that if you were speeding and ended up in a car accident, you have no chance of winning. However, that is not always the case. Depending on the state laws and a few other factors, you can still get compensation in your car accident case even if you were driving over the speed limit before your accident. There are a few legal principles that have to do with speed limit breakers ...
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  • When a Car Accident Case Goes to Trial

    If your car accident case has to go to trial, you may feel unprepared. Many people aren’t aware that not all car accident cases can be settled out of court. It is true that the majority of car accident insurance claims are resolved without a lawsuit. Often, even when a lawsuit is filed, the issues are then resolved by settlement agreement before a trial has to take place. However, some car ...
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  • 5 Tips for Accidents Involving State and City Vehicles

    Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming on its own. If your accident involves a city or state government-owned, taking legal action can be even more daunting. Many people think that if they hit or get hit by a city or state owned vehicle, they have no grounds for legal action. However, if you were in an accident with a police car, trash truck, or another government-owned ...
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  • Traffic Accident FAQ

    Were you involved in a traffic accident and wonder where you should turn next? Or are you just interested in understanding the general questions surrounding what actions you should take if such a thing were to ever happen to you? Read on for a list of some of the most important questions you should ask yourself and answers that will guide you through the process of what happens regarding a traffic ...
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  • What are Intentional Torts?

    Many civil lawsuits involve torts, but what are they? They are an act that is committed by one party and causes harm to another party; this harm can be in the form of a physical injury, damage to property, or even damage to reputation. Most torts happen because of negligence, which is a careless act done to someone that may cause harm. However, you may be wondering, what is an intentional tort? ...
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  • Settlement Value of a Burn Injury Claim

    Burn injuries can be extremely serious and severe, depending on the nature of the burn. Perhaps you were involved in a car accident, a fire at a workplace, or some other situation that led to burns. One thing you should know is that there is a way to rate how severe the burn depth was in a patient. This can be very important when it comes to making your case. These are rated by first, second, and ...
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  • Product Liability Claims Involving Defective Cars

    Every year, various people are subjected to vehicle accidents that lead to very serious injuries or even death. If you have fallen victim to one of these unfortunate accidents, then you may have a claim of product liability. Some very serious motor vehicle defects have come to light over the past few years, including ones that include SUVs that are prone to rolling over and motorcycles that have ...
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  • Damages in Your Personal Injury Case

    Personal injuries are occurring all the time, whether they occur due to car accidents or due to and event that happens in the workplace. When an injury takes place, and somebody is found negligent, you may be entitled to the compensation you deserve. But what kind of compensation is this and what does it cover? Now you can find out all about the damages you may be awarded in your personal injury ...
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  • Types of Compensation in a Personal Injury Case

    If you have been injured in any type of personal injury case, you may wonder how you’ll be able to recover. Perhaps you sustained injuries that will last a lifetime and may be curious about how you will support yourself in your time of need. Did your injuries put you out of work? Did sheer negligence from another party cause you to lose mostly everything? Now you can find out about all the ...
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  • Drugged Driving: On the Rise

    As of current news, it has been found that more Americans are being found under the influence of drugs while they drive. 38% of drivers, in the research results, were killed in accidents and tested for drugs, only to have positive results from these tests. Over one-third of the drugs identified in these tests were marijuana in some form; however, 10% were amphetamines as well. Things are ...
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  • Sharing the Road with Commercial Truck Drivers

    Commercial trucks play a very critical role in our economy here in the United States. However, every year accidents involving commercial trucks and motor vehicles occur. In fact, in just 2008 alone, nearly 124,000 commercial trucks were involved in non-fatal crashes. Staying safe isn’t a problem when proper precautions are followed by truck drivers and regular motorists alike. But first, you have ...
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  • Brain Injury Lawsuits

    Brain injuries are very traumatic injuries that take place in 1.4 million people in the United States every year. The reasons for these accidents include car accidents and sports activities and so much more! The most important thing to remember is that many brain injury lawsuits will take place due to somebody else’s negligence. If one wants to pursue a lawsuit against another party, they must ...
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  • What if my Accident Injuries Don't Show up Right Away?

    Every day, people all around the United States are involved in car accidents. Sometimes when the accident seems very minor, they don’t notice any symptoms of injury right off the bat. When a car accident occurs, you could be given a heightened level of excitement when your body reacts by generating adrenaline and endorphins. This will give you a sense of increased energy and, in some cases, a lack ...
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  • Proving Fault in Personal Injury Accidents: General Rules

    Making a Determination of Legal Liability Most accidents occur because somebody was being careless, or negligent as it is referred to in legal terms. One must make a determination of liability, which is who is legally responsible for covering your injuries (or at fault). There is a basic rule that applies to each accident situation: One person involved in an accident is typically less careful than ...
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  • Most Common Vehicle Accident Injuries

    Based on specifics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over three million people are injured each year in vehicle accidents across the country. Individual circumstances surrounding the accident will determine specifically what injuries a victim may sustain. However, there are some injuries that are more common than others when it comes to a car accident. The two ...
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