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What Should I Do If My Car Accident Attorney Is Taking Too Long to Get Me a Settlement?

Car accidents cause a lot of stress. If you’re injured, there’s stress while you recover. Even if you’re not injured, there’s the stress of finding a replacement car or waiting for car repairs. There’s the stress of dealing with insurance companies. It impacts your finances for days and even weeks if you can’t return to work immediately. Someone else caused the accident, yet you feel like you’re the only one paying for that other driver’s behavior. Even a normal insurance
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Can I File a Lawsuit if I’m Involved in an Accident Due to Snow or Ice on a Street?

Wintry roads wreak havoc on normal activities. You’re driving to work and another driver slides through an intersection and into your car. You’re crossing the street while walking your dog, but you slip on ice and break a rib in the fall. Those are examples of the way people are injured on icy or snowy streets. You’re not expecting to be injured when you leave your home. When you are and it’s due to road conditions, it’s frustrating. You could
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I Was Involved in a Car Accident With a Bus. What Should I Do?

Any car accident is traumatic. When you’re involved, physical injuries are part of the trauma you face. There’s also the emotional aspect. You’re going to be in shock and may find it hard to get back behind the wheel or in a car. You might avoid the area where the crash occurred as it brings back the feelings of distress. When you’re in a car accident with a bus, it’s harder. The size of the bus increases the risk that
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I Lost Wages From a Car Accident; What Should I Do?

Car accidents cause two main types of injuries. There are the injuries caused by impact (whiplash, bruises and broken bones caused when your body hits parts of the vehicle) and others caused by something penetrating the skin. After a crash, it’s not uncommon to need time off from work. Using up your vacation, personal, and sick time seems unfair if the car accident was another driver’s fault. If you’re injured in a car accident, you need to know how you’re
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I Was Injured in a Highway Car Accident. What Should I Do?

Over 6.45 million accidents took place in the U.S. during 2017. The majority caused only property damage, but just under 1.89 million involved injuries and 34,247 involved fatalities. Excessive speed and impaired driving with the two most common causes of fatal crashes. That’s a lot of crashes. Usually, crashes at higher speeds cause more damage and injury. NHTSA estimates that 25.5% of accidents take place on two-lane roads. Highways that have three or more lanes are the most common area
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What Happens When a Stoned or High Driver Causes a Car Accident?

As more states legalize marijuana, questions arise on what happens if you’re in a crash with a stoned or high driver. Colorado is a leader in the legalization of cannabis, and Colorado State Patrol report traffic citations involving marijuana impairment are almost level at 12% in 2012, 17% in 2016, and 15% in 2017. Highway Loss Data Institute reports that collision claims in Colorado increased after the legalization of marijuana. There’s a belief that the legalization and increase in claims
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I Was Injured in a Hit and Run Accident. What Should I Do?

During 2015, more than 737,000 people were involved in hit and run accidents. That breaks down to one hit and run within a minute. When you’re a victim of a hit and run, it’s traumatic. You don’t have another driver’s insurance information. Even if the police find out who did it, if the car was stolen, the car owner’s insurance doesn’t have to pay. Your insurance policy may help you if you have uninsured driver protection. Steps to Take After
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When Should I Call a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

What are your odds of being in an accident? The Traffic Safety Facts Annual Report for 2017 shows that there were over 6.4 million car accidents that year. That accounts only for accidents that were reported to the police. Some accidents go unreported. With 225 million licensed drivers on the road and 290 million registered vehicles, the odds of being in a car crash aren’t shockingly high, but there is always that risk. If you’re in a car crash, knowing
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What Should I Do If I’m Hit By a Drunk Driver?

Per the CDC, over 1 million drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated or high. That only counts arrests. In 2014’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 111 million drivers admitted they’d driven while impaired. According to the Office of Highway Policy Information, there were 214 million licensed drivers in 2014. Theoretically, it means almost half of them admitted they’d driven while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The problem is that those admitting to DUI in the surveys may
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Can I Have A Case If I’m Involved In An Auto Accident With No Injuries?

Every day, there are thousands of vehicle crashes. That number fluctuates, but there were almost 7.28 million crashes in 2016. It breaks down to almost 20,000 crashes per day. And, those are just the accidents where police were called to the scene. Many crashes are so minor that you walk away with no injuries. If that’s the case, can you still file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver? Personal injuries do not have to be physical injuries. They
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