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Timeline Of A Personal Injury Lawsuit

2020-07-10T21:11:54+00:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

The outcome of a personal injury lawsuit is dependent on many different factors, which can only be analyzed on a case to case basis. On a general level, how long a case takes to conclude is largely dependent on the nature and extent of injuries and the relationship between concerned parties. On a more specific note, here are a couple of steps to take to ensure that the timeline of your personal injury lawsuit remains consistent and streamlined throughout. Seek Medical Assistance As soon as you get out of an accident scene, find a way to get to the hospital for treatment, even if you are not under any pain at the moment. An appointment with the doctor is key to having your injuries documented (which will help in the event of trial), [...]

What Should I Do If I Was Hurt in an Uber Accident?

2020-06-26T20:14:47+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

Uber is one of the most popular ridesharing companies, if the current stats are anything to go by. The company has over 4 million drivers operating in 700 cities, with a customer base of approximately 103 million users. With the rising popularity of rideshare services, it is no surprise that accidents involving Uber drivers are on the increase. In case you are hurt in an Uber accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately after seeking medical attention. The attorney will help determine whether you are entitled to compensation for damages or injuries. Urgent Action to Take After an Uber Accident Uber accidents are no different from any other accidents. Even though you are a passenger, it is important to report an accident immediately after it occurs.  Most Uber drivers are always [...]

Should I File a Police Report After an Accident?

2020-05-27T08:29:49+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

A car accident can happen at any moment. When it happens, it can be one of the most devastating experiences of your life. According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), a car crash is reported about every minute. This is according to the department's 2018 statistical data. The data also shows that about 250,000 people were injured through traffic accidents in 2018 alone. Although most of the accidents were minor, some are severe and can lead to life long disability or fatality.    Should I File a Police Report? You should file a police report as soon as possible, regardless of who was at fault. There are several reasons for filing a police report immediately. First, the report is the only official document that will prove that the accident occurred. This report [...]

How Safe are Teenage Drivers? 

2020-04-13T18:00:11+00:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , |

Each year, the number of teenage drivers on the roads increases exponentially. While this allows teenagers to enjoy more freedom and autonomy, it also poses serious safety risks both to the young drivers as well as other road users.  According to statistics by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle-related accidents are the primary cause of death for teenagers in the United States. Every year, car crashes account for over 2000 deaths, and hundreds of thousands of teens incur serious injuries. These shocking statistics undoubtedly reveal how road safety is still a major problem for teenage drivers in the US.   What are Some of the Causes of Teenage Driving Accidents? Reports by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicate that nearly 57% of teen-related motor vehicle accidents directly result from distracted [...]

Do I Have to Wear a Seat Belt?

2020-03-10T08:01:23+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

While the number of deaths and injuries arising from car accidents has significantly reduced over the years, there are still thousands of people who lose their lives every year. In the past, the leading cause of road accidents was poor vehicle safety features, but that’s not the case anymore. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), half the people who die from road crashes each year don’t have any safety restraints at the time of the accident. To put it in context, the number of reported deaths from motor vehicle accidents in 2018 was 33,654. Out of these deaths, 14,990 lives could have been saved by simply wearing seat belts!    Laws on Wearing Seat Belts Like every other state, Florida has comprehensive seat belt safety laws geared towards protecting the [...]

Does It Hurt My Case if I Delay Seeing a Doctor After an Accident?

2020-02-18T02:14:45+00:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

Car accidents are always on the horizon for every driver, no matter how careful one may be. One minute you can be cruising the highway at the recommended speed, and the next minute you are in a hospital ward surrounded by your family members. It is therefore essential to know your options, as well as your legal obligations in case you're involved in a car accident. So Why Should you Seek Medical Help Immediately After an Accident? Not all road accidents result in fatal injuries. When you get away with a few cuts and bruises, you will probably be tempted to buy some painkillers instead of going all the way to the hospital. However, it is in your best interest to visit a doctor immediately after coming out of the accident. For one, [...]

What is Distracted Driving?

2020-02-11T03:37:44+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , |

We live in an age where people just can't keep their phones down, even when on the road! Despite having fewer road accidents compared to the past - thanks to advanced and responsive vehicle safety features - distracted driving still poses a huge threat to all road users. So why is it a major concern? Distracted Driving: The Statistics The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 9 people lose their lives every day, while over 1,000 sustain injuries from accidents arising from distracted driving. Worryingly, due to increased smartphone penetration, these numbers are only set to rise, as many drivers can't seem to keep their phones down when driving.   Types of Distracted Driving Distracted driving can be broken down into several categories, depending on the type and nature of distraction involved. These [...]

Who is Responsible in a Multi-Vehicle Accident?

2020-01-29T22:47:40+00:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , |

The process of determining a guilty party in a multi-vehicle accident can be a tough call, even for the most experienced accident experts. This means the case may drag for years before a final decision is made. Considering this, you are advised to seek the services of a car accident attorney in order to get a fair outcome. Types of Multi-Vehicle Accidents Any traffic accident can end up in a multiple vehicle accident. Common types of accidents involving multiple vehicles include:   Head-on collisions Head-on collisions occur when one car crashes into the front of another, especially on a two-lane road. As a result, other cars may end up crashing into the vehicles involved in the accident (from behind), hence causing multiple accidents.   Side-impact crashes A side-impact crash is a type of [...]

Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

2019-12-08T05:45:22+00:00December 8th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , |

Learning to drive can be both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. As a new driver, you not only need to know how your car functions but also be familiar with the numerous written and unwritten rules that motorists are expected to follow. If you are an inexperienced driver, you may be highly susceptible to making some errors, which most driving veterans have learned to avoid. Today, we are going to look at some of the mistakes that many new drivers make, and why it is important to learn how to avoid them. Phone Usage while Driving Although most motorists are aware that using the phone while driving is potentially dangerous, many fledgling drivers are usually ignorant about the risks involved. The truth of the matter is that using the phone while [...]

Safety Tips For Holiday Travel  

2019-11-08T01:55:24+00:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

  The holiday season is undoubtedly one of the most popular for people who like to travel. However, factors such as road congestion, poor weather conditions, and stress can make road travel very dangerous during this season. If you intend to travel, therefore, it is important that you become aware of these factors and plan your trip carefully. This will help you reach your destination safely, and with minimal hassle. Here are the top safety tips for holiday travel: Plan the Drive in Advance Before you embark on any destination, it is important to plan your drive ahead of time. Extensive planning will allow you to identify any incidences that you are likely to encounter on the road, and come up with strategies of dealing with them. You should also ensure that you [...]