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How to Build a Personal Injury Case with Evidence of Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving accidents are a serious, persistent problem that plagues our streets, roads, and highways. Each year, distracted driving accidents account for over 3,000 fatal crashes in the U.S. alone. Driving distracted is not only a danger to all drivers, but it poses a threat to vehicle occupants, pedestrians and bicyclists as well. Though the… Read more »

Are You Always at Fault if You Hit Someone From Behind?

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In an era of cell phones, text messaging and distracted driving, rear-end collision injuries have become all too common. When such an accident does happen, determining fault in rear-end collisions may seem like an open and shut case. Though there are a handful of exceptions, in general, the presumption is that the driver that strikes… Read more »

What are the Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

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In recent years, auto-pedestrian accidents have increased at an alarming rate. With the increase in pedestrian-car accident injuries come more pedestrian fatalities. From 2009 to 2018 pedestrian deaths increased by over 51% from 4,009 fatalities to 6,227 people. The Governors Highway Safety Association reported that the latter number is up by 250 from 2017, the… Read more »

What Do You Do in a Minor Car Accident?

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Minor car accidents can happen anywhere at any time, causing stress, aggravation, and much inconvenience. It may only be a fender-bender, but do you know what to do after a car accident? It’s important. Knowing what to do can help you to protect yourself financially. Minor accidents are generally fender-bender-like collisions. Where no one is… Read more »

What are the Most Common Construction Accidents?

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No one wants to see employees, workers, visitors or colleagues injured on a construction site, but accidents do occur and sometimes they are very serious. When construction site accidents do happen, contact a construction accident attorney to help determine whether you have the basis for a personal injury claim.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

do i have a personal injury claim

Knowing what is a personal injury claim is an important first step before filing a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury law covers a substantial number of accidents that encompass many scenarios. By definition, a personal injury claim is a claim for liability and damage done to you as a result of the negligence of another… Read more »

When to Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident

When to Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident

Car accidents can be a trying experience for anyone, emotionally and physically. Whether a fender bender or a totaled vehicle, ‘when to get a lawyer for a car accident?’ is not only a very important question but an important decision as well. In most instances, it is related to the degree of emotional and physical… Read more »

What Happens in a Personal Injury Trial?

Personal Injury Settlement

If you’ve suffered a personal injury and you decide to contact an attorney, you will have the option to settle or to go to trial. In personal injury settlements, the prime objective of every attorney representing an injured party is to ensure that the client who was injured through negligence is awarded maximum compensation. Going… Read more »

5 Common Practice Areas for Personal Injury Lawyers

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A personal injury lawyer provides legal services to those who have been injured, either physically, emotionally or psychologically, due to negligence by another person, company, entity or agency. Personal injury law is an area of law known as tort law (think torturous, i.e., that which causes suffering). Regardless of the basis for any personal injury… Read more »