What To Do To Increase My Chances of Receiving Fair Compensation After a Car Accident

2020-09-08T08:21:16+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

Talking to a car accident attorney can significantly boost your chances of obtaining fair compensation for injuries and damages caused after a motor vehicle accident.  A lawyer does more than just fight to protect your legal rights. He or she will gather and evaluate all available information and then advise you on how to avoid blunders that could possibly harm your case. Here are the dos and don’ts of car accident claims:   REPORT THE ACCIDENT IMMEDIATELY You should report the accident to the correct authorities as soon as possible. In most cases, the police will respond to the accident almost instantly. However, if the law enforcers do not come in time, you have to self-report by calling 911 immediately. Avoid exchanging information with other drivers involved unless you are asked to do [...]

Is a DUI Conviction Enough to Prove the Drunk Driver is at Fault?

2020-08-01T00:00:25+00:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: DUI|Tags: , , , , |

Although there is a common perception that a DUI conviction is proof of fault in the event of an accident, this is not necessarily the case. As a matter of fact, negligence on the part of a driver must be proved beyond reasonable doubt in order for them to be held liable by law.  Unsurprisingly, a driver can be slapped with a DUI conviction for an accident that was caused by someone else. The role of a car accident attorney, therefore, is to carefully scrutinize the facts to determine who is at fault. How is Liability for a Car Accident Determined? Just because an individual is careless or reckless at driving doesn’t automatically mean they are at fault in the event of a collision. A car crash can be caused by a number [...]

How Does Wet Pavement Contribute to Accidents?

2020-06-08T23:12:31+00:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

According to statistics by US Climate Data, Orlando has approximately 114 rainy days with 52 inches of precipitation annually. With so many rainy days every year, weather related accidents are likely to occur due to the excessively wet conditions. Close to one-fourth of accidents in Orlando, happen because of bad weather. Wet pavement can contribute to or even cause some of these accidents. However, this does not mean that the driver is absolved from blame. In any case, it is the responsibility of the driver to drive safely regardless of the prevailing conditions.  If you are injured in an auto accident, you should contact a car accident lawyer immediately to help you file for compensation against the negligent driver for any loss or injuries. Understanding the Impact of Rainwater on Roadways Rainwater can [...]

Reckless Driving on the Rise During Quarantine

2020-05-13T06:57:47+00:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

As the Coronavirus escalates, public roadways and highways have become empty in recent weeks as more people opt to stay in the safety of their homes. However, the empty streets and open roadways have led to an increase in traffic offenses, as drivers seem to take advantage of the situation to flaunt safety laws. A recent report released by the Governors Highways Safety Administration indicates a significant spike in speeding facilitated by the open highways. Many drivers have seemingly thrown caution out of the window by hitting speeds of up to 100 mph. Regrettably, this trend has been witnessed in many states across the country with the association cautioning every road user to adhere to set traffic safety laws, particularly during these unprecedented times. Law enforcement officers are also in the frontline the [...]

 What are Pain and Suffering Damages?

2020-04-29T00:00:07+00:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

Getting involved in a car accident can leave one with severe injuries that require urgent medical attention. This may not only lead to high medical costs but also incapacitate the victim, making them unable to work. If you've suffered personal injury due to the negligence of a driver, you are eligible for compensation for all pain and suffering that you have been subjected to.  Generally, personal injury claims involve special and general compensation. Special damages are typically regarded as economic and are assigned a specific dollar value. Medical bills, for example, are determined by the value of the services rendered by medical institutions such as hospitals.    What Are Non-Economic Damages? Non-economic damages are essentially those that don’t have a specific dollar value. These are also referred to as general damages or intangible [...]

Top Mistakes To Avoid on Auto Accident Injury Claims

2020-04-01T20:01:56+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

Auto accidents are somewhat unavoidable. If you’re constantly on the road, you may find yourself involved in one, whether due to your own actions, or another person’s negligence. Of course, your first concern should be your health, after which you should pursue compensation from the person(s) at fault for the accident. As you proceed with your personal injury suit, you need to avoid the following mistakes if you intend to achieve a favorable outcome:   Failing to File a Police Report In Florida, the law requires everyone involved in an accident that leads to death or injuries to file a police report within the shortest time possible. A police report will essentially give important details of the crash, including the main culprits, and the injuries suffered. This can help you prove to a [...]

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 [...]

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