Questions to ask a vehicle accident attorney Before picking a lawyer to handle your vehicle accident case, it’s important to gather as much information as possible about the accident, injuries and resulting losses. Your lawyer will need to see some documents like your medical records, insurance policy, information exchanged at the scene of the accident…

A car accident can result in many injuries. The type of injury suffered is dictated by several factors ranging from how and where you were seated during the accident to how fast you/the other driver was driving or whether you were wearing a seatbelt. Car accident injuries can be divided into two main categories namely;…

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention), over 2.3 million people in the U.S. find themselves in hospital emergency departments every year as a result of motor vehicle accidents. Many more are affected directly and indirectly. Approximately 35,000 people (1.5% of the 2.3 million) die as a result of car crashes. Therefore,…

Auto accidents which result in injuries trigger auto injury cases. Once initial investigations have been done, i.e. the police have visited the accident scene, pictures of the accident scene have been taken, witness accounts have been recorded, and a victim has received initial medical treatment, a claim should be filed with the insurance company in…

Legal representation tends to be viewed as an unnecessary expense in the event of a car accident which seems to have an apparent victim. However, nothing is obvious about the outcome of car accident cases. So, should you hire a lawyer for a car accident that wasn’t your fault? Yes and here’s why; 1. The…

People who are involved in car accidents many be tempted to handle the cases on their own. However, car accidents can leave victims with life-changing injuries. You can become disabled because of a car accident. You could also end up with huge property damage claims. Many jurisdictions in the U.S. allow people to seek financial…

The U.S. has approximately 264 million registered vehicles and 218 million drivers with a valid driving license. 2015 was one of the worst years given there were 6.3 million car crashes that resulted in fatalities, injuries as well as property damages. When you consider the frequency of minor accidents and the fact that 20% of…

Alcohol-related crashes cost the U.S. economy over $44 billion every year. [1] What’s more shocking is; 29 people die every day in the U.S. in motor vehicle crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers according to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) statistics. [2] This translates to approximately one death after every 50 minutes. Many more people are…

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