What To Do After A T Bone Accident

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T-bone accidents, also known as side-impact collisions, occur when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another, forming a “T” shape. These crashes are particularly dangerous because the sides of the vehicles have less structural protection than the front and rear, making occupants more vulnerable to severe injuries. How Common Are T-Bone Accidents? T-bone accidents are a common type of car crash, accounting for about 25% of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in multi-vehicle crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). They frequently occur at intersections, where vehicles traveling perpendicular to each other are more likely to...

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How A Car Black Box Can Help Your Case

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While often associated with aircraft, black boxes are also installed on most modern motor vehicles. Also known as an event data recorder (EDR), a car black box records important information that can be used to support a personal injury case. Keep reading to learn more about what a car black box does and how it can be used in the event of an accident. What Is A Car Black Box? A car black box is a device installed in vehicles to record various data points before, during, and after a crash or other significant event. These data points typically include vehicle speed,...

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The Deadly Chaos of A Pile Up Accident

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  A pile up accident is a terrifying scenario that can happen in the blink of an eye. One minute, you are driving peacefully toward your destination, the next you are trapped between two or more vehicles and scrambling to piece together what happened. Understanding how and why these accidents occur can help you avoid becoming a victim.  What is a Pile Up Accident? A pile up accident, also known as a multi-vehicle collision or a chain reaction crash, occurs when three or more vehicles collide in a series of impacts. These accidents often happen on highways or freeways, where vehicles are traveling...

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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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What is Seat Belt Syndrome?

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Seat belts unequivocally save lives. According to research by the National Safety Council, 50 percent of all accident-related deaths may have been prevented simply by wearing a seat belt. While safety belts are essential, they are not without inherent hazards, especially in a bad crash. Seat Belt Syndrome is a collection of injuries that can be sustained as a consequence of seat belts during a car accident. These injuries can range from minor to severe, and they may appear immediately or have a delayed onset. Read our article to learn more about Seat Belt Syndrome and when to speak to...

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When to Accept a First Settlement Offer

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Being involved in a car accident is a distressing experience, and dealing with insurance companies can add another layer of complexity to an already challenging situation. You may be eager to settle so you can pay down bills or just move on from the whole experience. But accepting the first offer from the other party’s insurance carrier is not always in your best interest. You may or may not be aware that you have the right to dispute the amount, and even seek legal assistance if the first offer is unfair. Let’s take a look at when it may be...

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Who is Responsible for Road Debris Damage?

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Car accidents and damage caused by road debris are very common. A 2016 study by AAA found that road debris was a contributing factor in over 50,000 crashes a year. With numbers like that, many of us are bound to be involved in a debris-related accident at some point. But who is responsible for road debris damage to your car? Is it covered by insurance? And what counts as “road debris” in the first place? Keep reading to learn more.  What is Road Debris? Road debris can take many forms, from natural hazards to fallen cargo. It may be already in the...

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Signs of Drunk Driving

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Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious and dangerous offense that puts not only the impaired driver at risk but also everyone else on the road. Did you know that certain behaviors and actions can indicate a driver is inebriated? Learning how to spot these signs of drunk driving can help you and your loved ones avoid a potentially life-altering accident.  Common Signs of Drunk Driving The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed a handbook of over 100 signs of drunk driving that can be used by law enforcement to predict a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08...

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Accident Reconstruction in Your Personal Injury Claim

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Car accidents happen. In many cases, you exchange insurance information in good faith with the other driver or drivers, and let the adjusters do the rest. In other cases, however, things can get complicated quickly. Liability may not be clear, with both parties asserting their innocence.  In such cases, an accident reconstruction specialist can help clarify matters. These are expert witnesses whose testimony can offer scientific backing to claims of negligence.  What Do Accident Reconstruction Experts Do? Accident reconstruction experts are highly trained professionals with expertise in engineering, physics, and investigation. They specialize in analyzing and reconstructing the circumstances of a car...

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