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What To Do After A Car Accident

What To Do After A Car Accident If you are in a car accident, you need to ensure you follow the proper protocol so you can protect your rights and preserve evidence for a personal injury claim so you can recover compensation for your damages. Regardless of the severity of the crash, you should always…

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How Negligence Applies To A Personal Injury Claim

How Negligence Applies To A Personal Injury Claim If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party, you can pursue a personal injury claim and hold them liable for the damages you suffered. For your personal injury claim to have merit, or to be successful, you must be able to prove that…

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Recovering Compensation For Damages Caused By A Driver’s Negligence

 Recovering Compensation For Damages Caused By A Driver’s Negligence  When you get on the road, you have responsibilities. You should adhere to traffic regulations and proceed safely to avoid crashes and to prevent harm to others. If a driver acts negligently, then he or she is liable for the damages that they cause in the…

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Holding A Business Liable For Serving Drunk Patrons

Holding A Business Liable For Serving Drunk Patrons If a business serves alcohol, it has a responsibility to the public. We have all heard the term “bar hopping,” and if an individual comes into a business while intoxicated, or who appears almost drunk, they are liable for injuries suffered by anyone who is hurt by…

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Distracted Driving Causes Life-Altering Crashes

 Distracted Driving Causes Life-Altering Crashes  Many people get behind the wheel of a car and drive daily without considering that each day 3,287 people die in car accidents across the U.S. Research has determined that 9 of these deaths every day are caused by distracted driving, which could be prevented. Drivers from all age groups…

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Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Car Accident Lawyer

Many states have laws requiring motorists to maintain at least minimal automobile coverage, which means when you get in a car accident, the process of going through insurance to pay for damages and medical expenses should be easy.  Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.  Sometimes a driver has no insurance, or the insurance provider denies…

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What You Should Know About Auto Accidents That Occur in Parking Lots

When it comes to safety on the road, personal responsibility is paramount. After all, a vehicle is a powerful tool with a lot of beneficial potential, but also a fair amount of detriment as well. The most considerate of us typically keep safety at the forefront of our minds when we are driving on the…

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When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Whether you slip in a supermarket and fracture your hip, you’re hit by a drunk driver, the neighbor’s dog bites you, or your doctor misdiagnoses your medical condition, leading to additional harm, you may have a claim for personal injury as a result.  In many cases, insurance companies will pay out for any damages resulting…

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Proving Cell Phone Liability in Auto Accidents

We all know about the dangers of driving while intoxicated, but there is an even more insidious form of distraction that can be just as deadly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined that texting while driving is more dangerous than operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08. Statistically, a…

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