Most Common Car Accident Causes

No one gets into their vehicle expecting to have an accident. Car crashes are caused by a variety of factors, but often the results are the same. These accidents can result in damage to your vehicle, personal injury, and even death. In Arizona alone, there were 127,056 motor vehicle collisions in 2018 and sadly 916 ended in death. Knowing the most common car accident causes can help you know what to avoid. Frequent causes for … Continue reading “Most Common Car Accident Causes”

Considerations in a Commercial Vehicle Accident Case

Accidents involving commercial vehicles are frequently more catastrophic and the process for filing legal claims is often different from a typical car accident. The difference in size alone between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle can be devastating, especially if there is a tractor-trailer involved. When these accidents occur, they may end in wrongful death or serious injuries that can lead to lifelong disability. Because of this, you need an experienced law firm to … Continue reading “Considerations in a Commercial Vehicle Accident Case”

The Importance of Taking Accident Scene Photos

Being in an automobile accident can be chaotic, frightening, and overwhelming. It is important to first check your condition and the condition of others involved, contact the police, and get medical attention if needed. However, there are also other steps that you should take that could provide evidence, speed up insurance claims, and help you if your case goes to court. Accident scene photos can provide important details that you may not remember later and … Continue reading “The Importance of Taking Accident Scene Photos”

Symptoms of PTSD From a Car Accident

After a traumatic car accident, the effects extend beyond physical injuries alone. The emotional distress that may follow a crash can have a significant impact on your life. These issues can develop into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a serious mental health condition. PTSD from a car accident is unfortunately more common than many people are aware. One study from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that 39.2% of crash survivors developed PTSD. If … Continue reading “Symptoms of PTSD From a Car Accident”

What is Loss of Consortium?

There are various types of personal injury compensation that may apply depending on your case. One example is loss of consortium. Instead of being awarded to the victim of the accident, these damages compensate a family member of the victim. Determining whether loss of consortium damages apply and the value of a claim can be complex, so it’s important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Defining Loss of Consortium Loss of … Continue reading “What is Loss of Consortium?”

Common Injuries in a Rear-End Collision

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end crashes are the most common type of car accident (29% of the total) in the United States. A rear-end collision can result in several different types of injuries. Some of the most common include: Whiplash If your vehicle is impacted from the rear, it will likely move forward rapidly. This can cause your neck to move quickly forward and backward beyond its normal range of … Continue reading “Common Injuries in a Rear-End Collision”

Types of Personal Injury Compensation

The effects of an injury can be overwhelming and often impact multiple areas of your life. Personal injury compensation can help you recover financially after an accident. There are many different types of damages that can apply depending on your case. These can include: Punitive Damages Instead of being intended to directly compensate the injured individual, punitive damages are awarded in very rare cases to punish the negligent party. The goal is to deter others … Continue reading “Types of Personal Injury Compensation”

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?

During your personal injury case, there are many different legal terms that you may hear. One of these is “maximum medical improvement,” sometimes abbreviated as MMI. This is the point at which your injury is unlikely to change significantly. More information about MMI in personal injury cases: Why is Maximum Medical Improvement Important? It is recommended that you do not accept a settlement for a personal injury case unless you have reached MMI or if … Continue reading “What is Maximum Medical Improvement?”

Common Injuries in a T-Bone Accident

A T-bone accident is when the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another. Also called side-impact collisions, these types of car crashes account for 23% of deaths in fatal car accidents. T-bone collisions often occur during a left turn and may be the result of distracted driving or a failure to yield to the driver with the right of way. Those on the side of the car that was impacted are often … Continue reading “Common Injuries in a T-Bone Accident”

Wrongful Death in a Fatal Car Accident

Losing a loved one is never easy. This can be even more difficult if that loss occurs due to another individual’s negligence. If your loved one was involved in a fatal car accident, you are likely overwhelmed by many different concerns. In addition to dealing with your grief, you may have financial burdens from medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of income. Compensation from a wrongful death claim can help ease your financial worries so … Continue reading “Wrongful Death in a Fatal Car Accident”

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