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In a 3-Car Accident, Who Pays?

In a 3-Car Accident, Who Pays? When a car accident happens, someone usually has to pay. When three cars are involved, more than one person may be on the hook, leading to confusion in the claims process. If you have experienced an injury in a three-car accident, then speaking with a car accident attorney is advisable for help proceeding with your claim. What Kinds of Three-car Accidents Are Common? Three-car accidents may have all types of causes, but they tend to follow the same patterns. In some cases, bicyclists and pedestrians may also suffer injuries during a three-car accident. Most accidents involving three cars are either rear-end collisions or...
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I Had a Car Accident in Which Someone Was Injured—What Should I Do?

I Had a Car Accident in Which Someone Was Injured—What Should I Do? It is not uncommon for parties involved in a car accident to suffer injuries. However, how you handle the moments after your collision and your car accident claim will depend on who the injured party is. After a car accident that injured someone, discuss your case with a car accident attorney. Common Car Accident Injuries Car accidents can result in different types of injuries, and the severity of the injuries usually depends on the details of the collision. Some of the most common types of car accident injuries include: Cuts and lacerations Burns Fractured and broken bones Head and neck injuries Brain injuries...
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How Do Car Accident Settlements Work?

How Do Car Accident Settlements Work? If a Florida vehicle collision injures you, it may leave you with significant medical debt from the emergency treatment and hospital stay right afterward. You may have had a lengthy healing time or required surgery, physical therapy, or chiropractor care to help you regain your mobility and abilities. You may have missed work because injuries made it difficult to do your regular job. The damage to your car could even have you out of a vehicle. In addition to your expenses, you may be experiencing emotional trauma and pain and suffering after your accident. It is crucial to understand how car accident settlements...
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How to Get Compensation for a Semi-Truck Accident

How to Get Compensation for a Semi-Truck Accident No one wants to end up in an accident with a semi-truck. The size and weight of these large trucks mean that the people in smaller passenger vehicles sustain most of the damage when an accident happens. There’s nothing good about a semi-accident, but truck drivers have a heightened responsibility to follow laws and regulations and care for other drivers. When an accident does occur, the insurance policies that cover trucking companies can offer generous payouts for injuries. However, making a trucking insurance policy work for you requires the expertise of a skilled truck accident lawyer. Learn below on how to get compensation...
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Don’t Text and Drive

Don’t Text and Drive Just 15 years ago, the state of Washington passed the first ban on texting while driving. Since then, 48 states plus Washington D.C. prohibit all drivers from texting and driving. Missouri only bans drivers under 21 from texting while driving. Montana has no limitations on who can drive and text. These bans exist for good reasons. Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous driver behaviors. Drivers who text message while driving are six times more likely to crash than those who focus solely on driving. Below you will learn the dangers of texting and driving and the legal consequences you may...
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What to Do After a Car Accident That’s Not Your Fault

What to Do After a Car Accident That’s Not Your Fault Car accidents are terrifying events. A car accident can damage your vehicle, cause physical injuries, and even kill people. In most cases, people don’t realize a car accident will occur until after it happens. The shock from a collision can leave you reeling, not knowing what to do next. The most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 38,824 people died in U.S. traffic crashes in one recent year. In 45 percent of the fatal crashes, drivers were engaged in risky behavior, including speeding, not wearing a seat belt, and driving under the influence of alcohol. Of the...
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Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Distracted driving is becoming an increasing concern on our roadways, and its consequences can be life-threatening. Smartphones and in-car screens place distractions—that far too many drivers find too interesting to turn away from—right at our fingertips, making our highways more dangerous. If a distracted driver injured you or someone you love, it’s time to reach out to an experienced car accident attorney. You might think holding a distracted driver accountable should be simple, but it is not. Many people become frustrated by the process, which is especially difficult when dealing with injuries, car repairs, and more. Fortunately, this is not a process you...
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The Cost of Speeding

The Cost of Speeding
Even the most cautious and safety-minded drivers put themselves at an increased risk every time they get behind the wheel of a car. Using safe driving practices can lower the risk of a crash or injury, but it is impossible to account for other drivers on the road. Drivers are responsible for driving both carefully and lawfully to protect themselves and other drivers. One way to greatly reduce the risk of an accident is to always obey the speed limit. The National Safety Council reported in 2020 that speeding was a factor in 29 percent of all driving-related fatalities. One of the reasons...
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Rollover Truck Accidents: Causes and Liability

Rollover Truck Accidents: Causes and Liability
Thousands of commercial trucks travel the roads at any time in every state. The economy of the United States runs on its commercial trucking fleet. If the trucks stopped running, everything would shut down. There are bound to be trucking accidents with so many semi-trucks and 18-wheelers on the roads. The data shows that 107,000 large truck accidents involved injuries in just one year. The same year saw over 4,000 large truck accident fatalities. Of those who died in semi-truck accidents, 15 percent of them were occupants of the truck. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and those riding motorcycles accounted for 16 percent of large truck...
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Another Driver Ran Me Off the Road – Now What?

Another Driver Ran Me Off the Road – Now What?
You’re driving down the highway at 70 miles per hour on your normal commute to work when suddenly a driver to the left veers into your lane. You have two choices: stay where you are and be hit, or try to dodge the collision. Most drivers instinctively react by veering right and slamming on the brakes. Yet this reaction can have a dangerous or fatal outcome. The chief risk is running off the road, where you might slam into a tree or overturn your vehicle. This type of accident happens every day. It’s called a run-off-road accident. Taking action after a run-off-road accident...
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