Automobile Accidents

Head-on Collisions: The Worst Crashes of Them All

Head-on Collisions: The Worst Crashes of Them All
A head-on motor vehicle collision occurs when the front of one vehicle collides with the front of another vehicle. Although these accidents can occur anywhere, they are especially common on two-lane highways and roadways, where there is one lane in each direction and no median strip or concrete barrier that separates the lanes. Head-on motor vehicle collisions can also result in extremely serious injuries for everyone who is involved. This is especially true if the accident occurs when the vehicles involved are traveling at a high rate of speed. Potential injuries that accident victims may suffer in head-on motor vehicle accidents include fractures,...
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Can Injured People Recover Compensation for Drunk Driving Accidents?

Can Injured People Recover Compensation for Drunk Driving Accidents?
Drunk driving accidents are unfortunately all too common across the United States today. In fact, recent statistics show that one person dies in a drunk driving accident approximately every 52 minutes in the United States. Moreover, this already high number does not count the many individuals who are injured in drunk driving accidents every day. When motor vehicle drivers operate their vehicles while they are intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they significantly increase their chances of bringing about a collision with another vehicle on the road. Similarly, drunk drivers are the cause of many pedestrian accidents, and these accidents...
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Rear-End Collisions

Rear-End Collisions
A rear-end collision can cause serious injuries to those involved, which can result in serious pain and discomfort. You have the right to receive fair compensation for all the financial losses and suffering that a negligent driver causes. Some injury victims think that they can handle a rear-end injury claim on their own. They might believe that the rear-position driver is automatically at fault and assume that it will be easy to get the money they deserve from that driver’s insurance company. This is not the case in every situation, however. It is important to consult with a car accident lawyer after any...
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10 Reasons Why You Should Not Text While Driving

10 Reasons Why You Should Not Text While Driving
Distracted driving has become a major public health risk across the United States. With the popularity of smartphones and other devices, rivers now have more temptation than ever to take their eyes off the road. In addition to the food and drink, children, pets, passengers, and other common distractors that have always been present, drivers are now distracted by smartphones, navigation programs, and in-vehicle entertainment systems. These distractors have led to a plague of distracted driving. In fact, it is such a problem that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other federal agencies...
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Can I Recover Damages for Whiplash After a Car Accident?

Can I Recover Damages for Whiplash After a Car Accident?
Can I Recover Damages for Whiplash After a Car Accident? If you were struck by a drunk, distracted, or otherwise reckless driver and your neck has been hurting ever since, you might have sustained whiplash in the impact. A soft tissue injury, whiplash is caused by a violent jerking of the head and neck, which frequently occurs during motor-vehicle collisions.  Characterized by damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck and shoulders, whiplash can cause debilitating pain and immobilizing stiffness. Other symptoms include headaches that start at the base of the skull and numbness or tingling in the arms. Fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision,...
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Who Might Be Liable for a Bus Accident?

Who Might Be Liable for a Bus Accident?
Who Might Be Liable for a Bus Accident? If you were hurt in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other associated damages. Before you can recover a payout, though, you will have to determine—and then prove—liability. There are a number of parties that could be responsible for a bus accident, and the direction in which you take your claim will ultimately depend on the facts of the case. Generally speaking, though, you may have grounds for a claim against at least one of the following parties: The Transportation Company  If the bus was...
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When Are Punitive Damages Awarded in Florida Personal Injury Cases?

When Are Punitive Damages Awarded in Florida Personal Injury Cases?
If you were seriously hurt through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensatory damages. These include the economic and non-economic damages arising from the tort such as medical bills, lost income, property repairs, and pain and suffering. In some cases, it is also possible to collect punitive damages. In the state of Florida, punitive damages may be awarded if the defendant’s behavior constituted intentional misconduct or gross negligence. Intentional misconduct is exhibited when a person knows that their behavior exposes other people to a higher risk of injury or death but overlooks the dangers and acts anyway. Gross negligence...
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Injured In Car Accident While Working? Does ONLY Worker’s Compensation Apply?

Injured In Car Accident While Working? Does ONLY Worker’s Compensation Apply?
You’re a delivery driver for a flower shop. You are on your way to your last stop. You stop at a stop light and a few seconds later suddenly, you feel a large push from behind your vehicle. You have just been rear-ended. Your first few thoughts are “Am I okay?” “Is the other driver okay?” “I need to call the police.” You go to the hospital and finally come to wondering how you are going to pay for all your medical care. Do I Have To Only Go Through Worker’s Compensation Coverage? You call your employer the next day and let them...
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Should you speak to the other driver’s insurance company after an accident?

Should you speak to the other driver’s insurance company after an accident?
Should you speak to the other driver’s insurance company after an accident? The short answer, no. After an accident, the first thing individuals typically want to do is report the accident to the insurance companies. It is not prudent to speak with the other driver’s insurance company without first consulting with an attorney to understand your rights. Remember – and to most individual’s surprise -you have no legal obligation to speak to the other party’s insurance company after an accident, and here are some reasons as to why it may not be in your best interest: You May Reveal Incorrect Medical Information One...
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Most Common Expenses & Costs Incurred After An Accident

Most Common Expenses & Costs Incurred After An Accident
After an accident, there are likely to be expenses that you could be held responsible for. The Nicoletti Law Firm is a strong believer that you should not be solely responsible for those expenses, especially when you have been involved in an accident that is not your fault. The other party who caused the accident should be held liable. Here are some common expenses that you may incur after an accident: Medical Bills Medical bills are the most common type of expense incurred after an accident. These bills can be numerous and voluminous. You should absolutely not be obligated to pay for those medical...
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