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Proving Driver Fatigue After and Accident

man yawning experiencing driver fatigue in the car

Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents, especially among truck drivers. Drowsy driving was responsible for approximately 6400 deaths in 2021, as well as about 100,000 police-reported, non-fatal crashes and $12.5 million in financial losses. Despite these alarming statistics, proving driver fatigue after an accident can be complicated. A skilled attorney will help you form a case to demonstrate to both insurance and a jury that driver fatigue (and, therefore, negligence) directly contributed to the crash.  How Does Driver Fatigue Cause Accidents? Drowsy driving can have an effect not dissimilar from alcohol. In fact, after a period...

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Proving Soft Tissue Injuries After a Car Accident

man cradling wrist that has apparently been sprained

Car accidents can result in a range of injuries, from whiplash to broken bones. In general, when you are injured in a collision, you will have medical documentation to support your diagnosis and the cost of treatment. This can then be used by your insurance adjuster to add to your settlement amount. In some cases, however, your injuries may be more difficult to prove. Proving soft tissue injuries after a car accident can be especially complicated, predominantly because they are not often detected on x-rays or other imaging.  But soft tissue injuries can be just as debilitating as other injuries and...

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Top Holiday Driving Hazards

holiday driving in snowy conditions

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. Unfortunately, they are also a time when motor vehicle accidents can skyrocket. Many of us find ourselves driving longer distances more frequently, whether it is a road trip to see family or daily stops at the mall for last-minute gifts.  More time spent on the road combined with certain holiday driving hazards can result in an increased chance for a collision. We have put together a list of the top holiday driving hazards and how you can best avoid them to enjoy a safe, happy holiday season.  Most Common Traffic Accidents...

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