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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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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Feet on Dashboard Accidents

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When it comes to road safety, we often focus on factors such as speed limits, seat belts, and defensive driving. However, there's one overlooked habit that poses a serious risk to passengers: resting your feet on the dashboard. While it may seem like a comfortable and harmless position during a long drive, the consequences can be severe and even life-altering. Sitting this way in a car accident not only increases the risk of catastrophic injury, it may also affect an insurance claim and/or personal injury settlement amount. Read our article to learn more about feet on dashboard accidents and how...

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Signs of Road Rage in Other Drivers

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We’ve all experienced frustration while out on the road. Maybe someone is driving below the speed limit in the left lane, or you are cut off when trying to merge. But road rage takes this frustration to a new level. It describes overblown, aggressive, and potentially hazardous behaviors in response to the actions of another driver or drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, aggressive driving was a factor in 66 percent of traffic fatalities. Read our article to learn signs of road rage in another driver so you can stay safe and avoid being in an...

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Proving Driver Fatigue After and Accident

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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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What is a Medical Lien?

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After a serious personal injury or car accident, you may be in need of urgent medical care. Emergency services can be shockingly expensive: the average ER bill for the US in 2019 was around $1,150. If you need extensive treatment and imaging, this can add up to thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars more. You may be wondering how these medical bills are addressed in the case of a personal injury or motor vehicle accident. In most cases, your provider will enact what is known as a “medical lien.”  What is a Medical Lien? If you do not have health...

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Top Holiday Driving Hazards

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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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Determining Fault in Rear End Accidents

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Rear end accidents are some of the most common motor vehicle accidents. They can also be immensely destructive, causing property damage to multiple vehicles and/or bodily injury. You may be wondering how fault is determined in such an accident. Is it always the fault of the driver in the back, as insurance companies would have you believe? How can you be compensated if you accidentally rear ended someone and you feel they are partially at fault?  Is the Rear Driver Always at Fault in Rear End Accidents? Drivers are expected to maintain a safe distance between themselves and the vehicle in front...

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