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Can I File a Whiplash Lawsuit?

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 you have injured your neck in a car accident, you may be able to file a whiplash lawsuit, although there is a question around...

Is a Car Accident Settlement Worth It?

There are very few life events as stressful as a car accident. While moving, wedding planning and divorce might rank high on the list of demanding affairs, collisions have a unique way of upending an otherwise peaceful life. The stress doesn’t end when you leave the...

Are Car Accident Settlements Public Record?

Are Car Accident Settlements Public Record?

There are few things as stressful as a car accident. Even if you’re not left with serious injuries after the car accident, the damage done to your vehicle and your psyche can linger for a long time. Stress doesn’t stop once you’ve finished up with the police as the...

Can I Get More Money if My Vintage Car Was Hit?

Can I Get More Money if My Vintage Car Was Hit?

Classic car owners are some of the best drivers around. Intimately familiar with the inner workings of their vehicles, these enthusiasts often spend hundreds of hours repairing and maintaining their classic cars. In turn, they take extra care on the road, eager to...

What Are My Rights After a Car Accident?

What Are My Rights After a Car Accident?

Many people take their ability to drive for granted. We hop in our cars to commute to work, drop off the kids at school, or hit the road for vacation. It isn’t until we’re involved in a collision that the freedom we associate with driving becomes threatened. A normal,...

What To Do When Hit By A High Driver

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 known. As more and more states work towards legalizing marijuana, the number of accidents caused by high...

What To Do When Hit By A Tired Driver

What To Do When Hit By A Tired Driver

Imagine this: you’re behind the wheel on a long stretch of highway. It’s late at night and there are few other vehicles on the road. Your seat is comfortable, the temperature in the car is at your ideal setting and the radio is droning on in the background. Perhaps...

What To Do When Hit By A Drunk Driver

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 Mothers Against Drunk Driving and DARE. Still, drunk driving continues to kill 29 people each day in...

Spring Break Travel Safety

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 your spring break, the gorgeous vistas and fun attractions help make the journey part of the destination. Sure, flying...

The Rights of Minors Injured in a Car Accident

The Rights of Minors Injured in a Car Accident

Minors Injured in a Car Accident Children are among the most vulnerable members of society. Their small stature, inherent trust in others and lack of life experience can result in dangerous outcomes. Parents never imagine their child will be hurt in a car crash, but...

Hit by an Underinsured Motorist

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 require drivers to possess at least some form of auto insurance, many drivers will do the bare...

Hit by an Uninsured Motorist

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 by a crash. Insult is added to injury, though, when it is revealed that the other driver was not insured at the time of...

Long Term Effects of Whiplash After a Car Accident

Long Term Effects of Whiplash After a Car Accident

There are several long term effects of whiplash after a car accident. If you have suffered a whiplash injury in a car accident, be sure to talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to see if you can receive compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering...

Drowsy Driving: 5 Surprising Statistics

Drowsy Driving: 5 Surprising Statistics

Millions of Americans get behind the wheel each day with coffee in hand. Whether they are commuting to the office, on a long road trip or simply in need of some caffeine to wake up, people rely upon coffee and energy drinks to keep them alert while driving....

What is a Sideswipe Collision?

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 are some accidents that are unavoidable. Unfortunately, the ones we don’t see coming can do the...

4 Tips to Help You Avoid Aggressive Driving

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. With no need to go through security, check bags or wait around for delays, it’s not surprising that...

How to Deal with Parking Lot Accidents

How to Deal with Parking Lot Accidents

Parking Lot Accident Parking lot accidents are fairly common and luckily, usually minor. Because most drivers move slowly through parking lots, damage and injuries caused by an accident are rarely severe. But one bad thing about parking lot accidents is that it isn't...

Why Does Traffic Happen?

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 we’ve all sat through our fair share of traffic jams, few people realize exactly why they happen in the first place. On a...

Common Causes of Cycling Accidents

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 accident deaths account for two percent of all traffic related deaths. The National Safety Council reported a...

How to Make Your Teen a Better Driver

How to Make Your Teen a Better Driver

We all want the best for our kids. From the day our children are born, we dutifully shop for the safest cribs, hunt for quality daycare and do all we can to raise them right. Of course, the challenge gets harder with age: it’s no longer about buying a top-rated car...

Products To Help Make Your Commute Safer

Products To Help Make Your Commute Safer

Comfort behind the wheel can be both a blessing and a curse. While it’s good to be calm and in control while driving, it’s when we become too comfortable that we lapse into bad habits. There’s no time of day that exemplifies this better than the average commute. Most...

How Car Safety Technology Has Changed Over Time

How Car Safety Technology Has Changed Over Time

You might not believe it, but there’s never been a safer time to be a motorist or passenger. While car accidents are still all too common, they result in fewer injuries and deaths as safety technology continues to evolve. Though we have a ways to go in preventing...

The Most Dangerous Roads in the US

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 our culture that almost all of us experience a version of the classic road trip journey at one point in our lives. Of course,...

How to Stay Safer in Winter Driving Conditions

How to Stay Safer in Winter Driving Conditions

Winter is a time of cozy fireplaces, holiday time spent with family, and of course, of ice and snow. Winter weather can be beautiful, but it can also be treacherous. This is especially true for anyone behind the wheel during this time of year. While there’s no magic...

The Effects of Car Accidents on Mental Health

The Effects of Car Accidents on Mental Health

Traumatic events have a way of sticking with a person. While we might traditionally associate the word trauma with tragic events like school shootings, combat or assault, the reality is that even the smallest of incidents can impact a person’s mental health. Car...

How To Find A Lawyer After a Car Accident

How To Find A Lawyer After a Car Accident

After a car accident, most people know they should report the crash to the police and their insurance company. But what about after that? At what point does it make sense to get a car accident attorney? Not every car accident justifies having a personal injury...

Most Common Causes of Traffic Accidents

Most Common Causes of Traffic Accidents

Technology has afforded our vehicles a number of safety upgrades in the last few decades. From the addition of seat belts to the proliferation of lane departure technology, the evolution of vehicle safety has indeed been impressive. Unfortunately, though, our roads...

Average Motorcycle Accident Settlement

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you are probably curious what the average motorcycle accident settlement amount is. In this guide, we will briefly discuss what goes into the average settlement for a motorcycle accident, and how you can determine what...

How Vehicle Safety Ratings are Determined

How Vehicle Safety Ratings are Determined

There are about a million factors that go into buying a new car. In addition to price, mileage and preferences like leather over fabric seats, you also want to pay attention to a car’s safety rating. Most folks just assume their vehicle is safe enough, but by...

Trucking Accident Facts That May Surprise You

Trucking Accident Facts That May Surprise You

Beyond passing tractor trailers on the highway, we rarely consider the trucks that ship our goods and packages across the country. In fact, unless you have an online order you’re awaiting, chances are good you don’t waste a second thought on the way freight is...

What Counts as Pain and Suffering?

What Counts as Pain and Suffering?

Most of us have heard the term ‘pain and suffering,’ but what does it mean when it comes to getting a fair car accident settlement? What counts as pain and suffering? Below is more information about this important legal phrase. Pain and Suffering Definition In a legal...

What to Do When There Are Multiple Plaintiffs?

When a person causes a personal injury to you in a car accident, that person needs to be held accountable. The person or entity should pay you compensation for your losses, including lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering. The amount and...

I Crashed My Leased Car – What Do I Do Now?

I Crashed My Leased Car – What Do I Do Now?

Accidents happen. Even the best of drivers find themselves in a fender bender from time to time. When you’ve been in a wreck, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, frustrated and unsure of what to do next. These feelings are multiplied tenfold when you’ve crashed a car that...

Car Accidents Involving Unlicensed Drivers

Car Accidents Involving Unlicensed Drivers

It’s easy to assume that our fellow drivers are law-abiding citizens. We get behind the wheel each day confident in our local laws and regulations requiring motorists to be experienced, licensed and insured in case of emergency. While it’s true that many drivers are...

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