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Car Accident Lawsuit Articles

What to Expect After Being Rear-Ended

I've Been Rear-Ended, What do I Do? Even the best drivers find themselves involved in an accident. No matter how defensively you might drive, [...]

What is a Statute of Limitations?

People who have been in a car accident with injuries should be aware of the statute of limitations for their state. The statute of limitations [...]

How Does a Lawsuit Get Reopened?

In 2020, tens of thousands of tort lawsuits, including personal injury cases stemming from car accident injuries, will be heard in courtrooms across the [...]

Rear End Collision Settlement Examples

The Washington Post estimates that every year, rear-end collisions total about 1.7 million. A number of factors go into determining who is at fault in [...]

What is No-Fault Insurance?

Auto insurance is mandatory in almost every state. While the minimum amounts of coverage may vary, 48 states require drivers to maintain current insurance coverage [...]

How to Get a Police Report Amended

Most car accidents generate a flurry of paperwork. One very important piece of paper you will want to keep on file is your police report. [...]

Do Car Accident Claims Expire?

So a careless driver t-boned your car in a busy intersection, causing you serious injuries and major damage to your vehicle. You agree to let [...]

How Much can I get for Whiplash?

All car accidents are different, so it is difficult to predict what your whiplash settlement cost or value will be. But we can explain some [...]

Who Pays for Car Damage After an Accident?

Car accidents are scary. They’re also stressful, confusing, and, in many cases, expensive. After the initial smoke of the collision has cleared, many accident victims [...]

Can I File a Whiplash Lawsuit?

Filing a Whiplash Lawsuit Whiplash is a common term for the various soft tissue injuries that happen in the neck during a car accident. If [...]

What To Do When Hit By A High Driver

The consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol have been well-documented in the media. While similar, the effects of driving high aren’t as widely [...]

What To Do When Hit By A Drunk Driver

Driving While Drunk  The dangers associated with drunk driving have been well-publicized. For decades, young people have been warned about the risks from groups like [...]

Spring Break Travel Safety

There’s no vacation more quintessentially American than a road trip. Whether you opt to cruise down the Pacific Coast Highway or hit Route 66 for [...]

Hit by an Underinsured Motorist

Underinsured Driver Coverage Car accidents are incredibly stressful, but they are taken to a whole new level when they involve underinsured drivers. While most states [...]

Hit by an Uninsured Motorist

Car accidents can be terrifying. A normal commute to work can become the source of serious pain, fear, and financial distress when it is interrupted [...]

What is a Sideswipe Collision?

Car accidents often occur when we least expect them. While most of us drive defensively and try to steer clear of obvious road hazards, there [...]

4 Tips to Help You Avoid Aggressive Driving

The freedom of the open road can be exhilarating. Unlike other forms of transportation, driving offers the opportunity to be completely independent of other travelers. [...]

How to Deal with Parking Lot Accidents

Parking lots are usually congested and busy places with limited visibility. Drivers are often speeding around looking for that ideal parking spot. Pedestrians are walking [...]

Why Does Traffic Happen?

We’ve all been there: cruising along the highway, the wind in our hair, when a sudden slowing of traffic occurs seemingly out of nowhere. Though [...]

Common Causes of Cycling Accidents

Cycling accidents are common in America, leading to many deaths and injuries annually. Research shows that 68% of cycling deaths occur in urban areas. Biking [...]

At a Glance: No-Fault Auto Insurance

Car insurance isn’t something we think much about until we find ourselves involved in an accident. Should that time come, it pays to be informed [...]

The Most Dangerous Roads in the US

The great American road trip has been the subject of many a book, television show, and movie. It’s a concept that’s so deeply ingrained in [...]

Can a Lawsuit be Reopened?

Settling a personal injury lawsuit from a car or other type of accident usually means the end of the claim. Once it has been settled, [...]

To Go to Court Or Not to Go to Court

Car accidents can be traumatic, scary and life-changing. They can also be a hassle of paperwork, errands and phone calls. No matter how serious your [...]

Who Do I Call First After an Accident?

Getting into an accident can be incredibly stressful. Whether a minor fender bender or a major, life-changing collision, such incidents have a way of testing [...]

What Happens When a Claim is Denied?

Car accidents can shake up even the most relaxed person. Serious injuries, damage to your car and the emotional turmoil of being involved in a [...]

Car Accidents in Rental Cars

If you’re renting a car, you’re likely on vacation, a business trip, or are having troubles with your own vehicle. The last thing you need [...]

Lawsuit for Pain and Suffering

Many of us have heard the term ‘pain and suffering’ but they may not understand how important it is in a personal injury case. [...]

How Does Lawsuit Mediation Work?

If you were injured in an accident and settlement negotiations have broken down, another option besides going to trial is lawsuit mediation. Mediation is [...]

Can a Lawsuit Be Reopened?

One of the important but less understood aspects of a personal injury lawsuit is this: Once if has been closed, it is nearly always [...]

How Long Does a Lawsuit Take?

If you think you have a possible personal injury claim, you will wonder how long it can take to get to the end. Below [...]

Best Car Seats in Case of Accident

As parents, we want what is best for our children. Only the safest of cribs, strollers, high chairs and yes, car seats, are considered for [...]

What You Can and Cannot Deduct

If you have received a personal injury settlement or judgement, it is important to understand what you can and cannot deduct, and what is [...]

Where Do Lawsuit Settlements Fit In?

So you were injured in a car accident and you have received a settlement or judgement with compensation for your injuries and damages. But [...]

How to Handle a Fatal Auto Accident

Anyone who loses a loved one in a fatal auto accident is facing emotional and personal devastation. As if dealing with this catastrophic loss [...]

What to do after a Car Crash

There are six million car accidents in the US every year. Luckily, most of them just involve damage to property. But 1/3 of these [...]

Reasons to File a Car Accident Lawsuit

There are few things as frightening as being involved in a car accident. Even if you walk away relatively unscathed, the psychological damage to you [...]

What if the Accident was my fault?

Being in a car accident is upsetting, stressful and can be devastating in serious cases. If you were the at-fault driver, it can make the [...]

How does a Personal Injury Attorney get paid?

Most personal injury attorneys charge you a contingency fee. This compensation system allows the injured person to hire an experienced personal injury attorney without having [...]

What to do After a Bicycle Accident

Cycling accidents frequently result in severe, life-changing injuries. Thankfully, there are ways for injured victims to pursue justice after being hit by a negligent driver. [...]

How to Handle Injuries at School

Children spend a significant amount of their waking lives at school. Because of the sheer amount of time spent in such settings, parents want to [...]

Can You Sue for Emotional Distress?

Emotional distress is a term frequently tossed around in movies and television shows. Though common, it’s a phrase that’s often misunderstood, especially by those in [...]

Are Car Accident Settlements Taxable?

Are Car Accident Settlements Taxable? Car crashes are uniquely stressful. When a person is struck by a driver who was texting while driving, or by [...]

What Are Common Car Accident Injuries?

What Are Common Car Accident Injuries? Thousands of people are injured each year in car accidents around the country. The physical, psychological and financial damage [...]

How to File a Vehicle Accident Report

How to File a Vehicle Accident Report After an accident, many people feel overwhelmed and confused about what procedures to follow. Besides seeking medical treatment [...]

Average Whiplash Settlement

What is the average whiplash settlement? The answer to this question depends on a multitude of factors... but mainly how fast you or the other [...]

Back Injury Car Accident Settlement

After you have been involved in a car accident, your body will generally sustain injuries due to the force of the impact. For example, [...]

Suing After a Car Accident

Millions of car accidents occur each week across the globe and the numbers continue to rise as our population continues to grow. Car accidents [...]

How Drug Companies Influence Doctors

In the video below, former Pfizer executive Peter Rost explains how the pharmaceutical industry exerts it's influence on the medical industry. It's pretty eye [...]

Car Accident Settlement Help

Nearly, millions of people get injured in car accidents everyday. While many of them don't take any further action against the cause, still, thousands [...]