Semi Truck Underride Accidents

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Underride collisions are some of the most deadly forms of trucking accidents. They occur when a smaller vehicle rear ends the trailer of a semi truck, which is higher than the front of the car. The front of the smaller car thus slides underneath the trailer, stopping only when the cab of the car makes contact. Depending on the speed with which the crash occurred, the resulting impact can cause serious injury or even death to the driver and any passengers. It is important to understand the cause of underride truck collisions and what you can do to avoid them....

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Social Media in a Personal Injury Case

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The use of social media has become ingrained in many of our lives. From random tweets to vertical videos on TikTok, there are seemingly endless ways for us to make our presence known on the internet. But just because something is widespread does not mean it is safe. Taking precautions when posting on social media is something everyone should do in general; but it is especially important if you are pursuing a personal injury case. Read our article to find out ways in which social media may harm a personal injury case and tips for avoiding situations that may impact...

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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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Proving Soft Tissue Injuries After a Car Accident

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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

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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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Hiring a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

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Head Injuries after a Trucking Accident Collisions with tractor trailers or semi-trucks can result in significant injury to the driver and passengers of the smaller vehicle. The size and weight disparity between an 18-wheeler and a regular car can turn even a fender bender into an urgent medical situation. Unfortunately, some of the most common injuries that occur as a result of a trucking accident are to the head and brain. These can have long-lasting consequences and result in severe impairment. As you recover, it is crucial that you consult with a traumatic brain injury attorney to ensure you are fairly...

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What Does a Truck Accident Attorney Do?

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Truck accidents can cause staggering amounts of damage, not to mention serious injury and even death. If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, you will most likely need to hire an attorney to seek just compensation. Claims and lawsuits involving trucks can be complicated, and a truck accident lawyer can help you navigate the process in several ways.  1. Truck Accident Lawyers Determine Who is At Fault Determining liability in trucking accidents is often more complicated than in other motor vehicle accidents. This is because truck drivers are often backed by their company’s insurance policy, which...

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Top 5 Causes of Truck Accidents in Colorado

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Colorado Truck Accident Attorney Knowing what causes truck accidents in Colorado can help you be prepared and stay safer on the road. Trucks form the backbone of American commerce. At any given moment, there are some 3 million trucks on the road, carrying all sorts of goods from one place to another. While there is no denying that these vehicles and their drivers perform an essential service, it is also important to keep in mind how dangerous an accident with one of these trucks can be. It is especially worth noting that, of all fatalities involved in semi truck accidents, 70 percent...

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The Blind Spot: Who Is At Fault in an Accident

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Blind spot accidents account for approximately 840,000 accidents and 300 deaths every year. These types of accidents occur for various reasons and in a wide variety of circumstances but, in essence a blind spot accident occurs because one driver did not see another. Who, then, is at fault in such a situation? Is it the driver who failed to see the other vehicle, or is it the driver who knowingly or unknowingly entered the other car’s blind spot?  The answer to this question is not always straightforward. Generally speaking, the person who did not have the right of way at the...

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Slip and Fall Lawsuit

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In the US, slip and fall accidents result in over 1 million visits to the emergency room annually. Injuries caused by these accidents can be severe, and they account for 85% of all fractures sustained by individuals over age 65. While many slip and fall accidents occur within our own homes, there are plenty of instances when they happen on someone else’s property as a result of negligence. In these cases, you have the right to pursue legal action in the form of a slip and fall lawsuit against the person(s) responsible.  What is Premises Liability? Slip and fall cases typically fall...

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