Suing For Emotional Distress

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Personal injury cases typically involve a combination of economic and non-economic damages. Non-economic damages relate to pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and emotional distress. A bad accident with painful injuries often entails a certain amount of emotional distress. But what if there was no physical harm? Is suing for emotional distress on its own possible? The short answer is yes, but it can be complicated. Please read our blog to learn more about emotional distress lawsuits and what they involve. Can You Sue for Emotional Distress? The possibility of successfully suing for emotional distress without physical injury varies depending...

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What To Do After A Head-On Collision

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Head-on collisions are a particularly devastating type of accident, accounting for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities related to roadway departures between 2016 and 2018. These collisions occur for various reasons, some due to negligence and others due to unforeseen circumstances. Regardless, they can result in severe injuries or even death. Read our article to learn more about what happens during and after a head-on collision, and what to do if you or someone you know was involved in a crash.  What is a Head-On Collision? As the name suggests, a head-on collision happens when the front ends of two vehicles collide...

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Delayed Symptoms After A Car Accident You Should Never Ignore

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Car accidents can be traumatic experiences, often leaving victims with immediate injuries that require urgent medical attention. However, what many people don't realize is that some symptoms might not manifest until hours, days, or even weeks after the accident. Ignoring these delayed symptoms can lead to long-term health complications, higher medical bills, and reduced quality of life. Let’s take a look at some common delayed symptoms after a car accident and what to do if you have been in a bad crash. Common Delayed Car Accident Symptoms Stomach Pain Seat Belt Syndrome (SBS) is a collection of potentially life-threatening injuries that occur as...

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Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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Motorcycle accidents can be devastating, both physically and emotionally. They can result in serious injuries, expensive medical bills, and even death. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a crash than passenger car occupants. With warmer weather approaching, many motorcyclists will be out on the road again. Read more to learn about how to stay safe and when to consult with a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer. What Causes a Motorcycle Accident? The causes for motorcycle accidents are typically the same as those that cause any motor vehicle accident. These...

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What is Loss of Consortium?

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When it comes to personal injury, many people will only consider the person directly involved in the accident. The negligence of another, however, can also have a profound impact on loved ones, especially the spouse. “Loss of consortium” is often a consideration in wrongful death cases, but it can apply to personal injury claims as well. It is a legal premise meant to account for the suffering a spouse may endure after a partner is severely injured.  Loss of Consortium Definition Following a bad accident, the road to recovery from personal injury can be painful physically and emotionally. The injured person’s  life...

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Truck Blind Spots

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Commercial trucks are an essential part of our transportation system, carrying goods across vast distances in record time. Because of their size and height, many drivers mistakenly think that truck drivers have enhanced visibility of the cars around them. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. It is important for both truck drivers and everyone else to understand where truck blind spots are to avoid accidents related to them.  Truck Blind Spots, aka The “No Zone Areas” Semi-truck blind spots are also called “no zones.” The no zones are areas around trucks where cars become invisible to the truck driver. These zones can be...

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Slip and Fall Lawsuit: Do Shoes Matter?

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Slip and fall accidents are among the most common personal and work injury claims. While many factors contribute to these incidents, one often overlooked aspect is the role of clothing and footwear. It may seem surprising, but what a claimant was wearing at the time of an accident can influence the outcome of a slip and fall lawsuit. After all, proper footwear is just as important as a well-maintained surface in avoiding slips. Read our article to learn more.  Shoes and Your Slip and Fall Lawsuit When a slip and fall accident occurs, the immediate assumption might be to attribute the blame...

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Dangers of Brake Checking

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Brake checking, a maneuver where a driver suddenly slows down or slams on their brakes to intimidate or retaliate against another driver, is a dangerous behavior that can have severe consequences on the road. While it may seem like a valid form of expressing frustration, brake checking often leads to accidents, injuries, and legal complications.  What is Brake Checking? Brake checking occurs when a driver abruptly slows down or stops their vehicle, typically in response to feeling tailgated, cut off, or otherwise provoked by another driver. This action is often done intentionally as a way to force the trailing vehicle to react...

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Why Highway Hypnosis Can Cause Accidents

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Driving can be a mundane activity, but it is also one that requires constant attention and focus. Nonetheless, many of us have experienced a time or two where our minds wandered–perhaps to the point where we were not even consciously driving anymore. This phenomenon, known as “highway hypnosis,” is quite common, especially among truck drivers who spend extended periods on the road. But highway hypnosis can lead to serious consequences, especially if it involves a 60,000 lb trailer truck.  What is Highway Hypnosis? Highway hypnosis, also referred to as "white line fever" or "driving without awareness," is an altered mental state that...

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Determining Fault in Lane Change Accidents

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Lane change accidents are a common occurrence on roads and highways, often resulting in serious consequences for those involved. Unfortunately, determining fault in a lane change accident is not always easy. A qualified accident attorney can help you seek compensation in the event your accident was caused by full or partial negligence.  Causes of Lane Change Accidents As the name suggests, lane change accidents occur when a vehicle or vehicles attempt to change lanes on a road and either collide with another car or force another driver off the road. Most often, this results in a type of collision known as a...

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