Accident claims law blogs & accident advice blawgs

Guest accident claims law blogs and law blogs from personal injury lawyers, solicitors and legal professionals.

Whiplash personal injury claims slashed following reform

by JamesBooker October 30, 2014 Accident Claims

Motoring personal injury claims have fallen by a third this year as changes to the claims process for whiplash have been enforced. It’s estimated that whiplash is one of the most common personal injury claims made by motorists, but many cases are believed to be made fraudulently as an easy money-making scam. The government has […]

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Aviva proposes removal of compensation for whiplash injuries

by Wright Hassall September 18, 2014 Accident Claims

Aviva, the insurance company, has certainly fluttered a few feathers with the publication of its recent report ‘Road to Reform: Tackling the UK’s Compensation Culture’  which proposes replacing compensation for minor injuries (the focus being primarily on whiplash compensation) sustained in road accidents with payment for medical treatment. In addition the recommendations include restricting the involvement of personal […]

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Claiming Compensation In The UK -How Does No Win No Fee Work?

by Tim Bishop May 20, 2014 Accident Claims

No win no fee has become a phrase we hear every day of the week in the UK when it comes to legal procedures. Until you are in the situation of thinking about making a claim and paying for legal assistance from a solicitor, understanding exactly what is meant by no win no fee and […]

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The Personal Injury Whiplash Backlash

by James Scott February 25, 2014 Accident Claims

If you are one of the unfortunate people who become involved in a car accident and are genuinely injured, suffering whiplash or other personal injury, the way forward to making an adequate claim for compensation is now more difficult. The rules and regulations have changed and are still in a state of constant amendment. In […]

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Don’t Drive Into Jail Parking Lot When Drunk

by Zelick Glimelstein February 21, 2014 Accident Claims

When you’ve been out drinking all night, make sure you drive into a jail parking lot on your way home. Why? Well, it seems to be the place to go for at least two Florida residents. Law enforcement loves it when people who have had too much to drink, drive their vehicle to the county […]

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Those Red Lights are Flashing for YOU!

by David Faltz February 6, 2014 Accident Claims

(Road Traffic Law, US/general) Ah, the open road. Is there anything quite like the feeling of freedom you get when you can go anywhere you want? People around the world like to point out how much we Americans love our cars, but we value not so much the cars themselves as the mobility they offer. […]

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California Prop. 51 and its applicability in a modified comparative negligence jurisdiction

by Peter Park January 20, 2014 Accident Claims

Prop. 51, known as Multiple Defendants Tort Damage Liability Act, abolished the rule of joint and several liability with respect to noneconomic damages, defined as “subjective, nonmonetary losses including, but not limited to, pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental suffering, emotional distress, loss of society and companionship, loss of consortium, injury to reputation and humiliation.” In cases […]

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Starbucks Slip Results in Large Payout

by jiffee January 8, 2014 Accident Claims

A woman who recently made a trip to Starbucks slipped on an area of floor where it was very greasy. She had alerted employees to this and they failed to clean up the area in order to make it safer for individuals in the store. Because of this, she slipped on the floor and her […]

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What’s the process for reporting workplace injuries and how can you claim damages?

by Lauren January 7, 2014 Accident Claims

Every day when you go to work, there is a risk that you could get injured. Obviously, some jobs carry considerably higher risks than others, with many only being minimal. However, if you do have an accident or injury at work, there is a process that you need to follow. Health and safety The government […]

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Man’s back injury at work caused during practical joke

by JamesBooker December 11, 2013 Accident Claims

Suffering a back injury at work can lead to an individual requiring time off to recuperate, and potentially mean that earnings are lost. It’s never pleasant getting injured, but it can be even more stressful if you also have to worry about financial issues while trying to get plenty of rest. Thankfully, if the injury […]

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A Lawyer’s 6 Tips for Dealing with Car Accidents

by drew.kobb December 8, 2013 Accident Claims

No one wants to get in a car accident, but it happens—unfortunately, more than it should. No matter how safely you drive, you can’t control the other cars and drivers on the road. It is imperative to prepare and protect yourself legally should you become a victim of a collision. Here are a few tips […]

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Dispelling the myths about personal injury solicitors

by PaulReflect December 5, 2013 Accident Claims

Despite the fact that they pave the way for many of the people who would not be able to seek compensation for accidents and injuries to do so, there are a number of myths which surround the work that personal injury compensation solicitors do. Not only do these myths harm the solicitors and their reputations […]

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Personal Injury Law Firms Urged to ‘Adapt or Die’

by Matthew Waterfield December 5, 2013 Accident Claims

Several recent news stories indicate that personal injury law firms are not adapting quick enough to the need for new forms of marketing to replace sources of cases lost due to the referral fee ban of April 2013, despite the fact that they have money to invest. These firms could be placing themselves at risk […]

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Rogue claim management firms to face tougher fines

by Harvey Harding November 28, 2013 Accident Claims

Firms which make unsolicited calls about personal injury and mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) claims will face large fines under new laws. Tough new rules are being introduced by the government to crack down on rogue firms responsible for bombarding the public with misleading advertising and flooding banks with unsubstantiated claims for compensation. To ensure […]

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5 Types of Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries

by CSLaw September 30, 2013 Accident Claims

In recent weeks, the importance of funding post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) therapy with a personal injury compensation award has become an issue that has gained prominence across the globe. This is mainly due to a fluctuation of head and brain injuries occurring in the world of professional sports; European rugby players, racing jockeys and American […]

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Leicester Square contractor heavily fined after serious burn injuries to worker

by Redmans Solicitors September 25, 2013 Accident Claims

A Dublin-based construction company has been heavily fined after one of its workers sustained serious injuries in an accident at work. SIAC Construction Limited was the principal contractor on the major project to renovate Leicester Square when the accident occurred in April 2012. Mr Trevor Maloney, 32, was working for the company on repairs to […]

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Avoiding Common Childhood Injury-Based Suits

by RyanD September 11, 2013 Accident Claims

There are several injuries that children are more prone to than adults. This is due to children’s sense of adventure and lack of fear, and to their undeveloped cognitive skills.  They can happen when you least expect it, and in turn, an injury-based lawsuit could sneak up on you. As a teacher, supervisor, guardian, parent […]

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Head-On-Collisions in a No-Fault State: What does the Law Say?

by Ladyblogger September 5, 2013 Accident Claims

Automobile collisions are a serious cause of injuries in America, and statistics show that the average driver in the country will file an auto insurance claim once every 19 years. This means that, regardless of how good of a driver an individual is, they’re likely to be involved in some type of accident. When this […]

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Post Accident Behavior: Misbehaving at the Scene Can Affect Your Life

by Ladyblogger August 28, 2013 Accident Claims

Most individuals feel as if they are safe drivers. Even those who engage in unsafe behaviors, such as texting and driving, feel as if they can do so because their driving abilities are above par. Sadly, statistics show that the typical driver will end up filing an auto accident claim once every 19 years, so […]

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Slip & Fall Injuries: 5 Steps to Determining Responsibility

by KariLloyd August 28, 2013 Accident Claims

There are around 37.9 million emergency visits related to injuries every single year in the United States alone. Sadly, this shows that, over time, the likelihood of a person being injured in an accident is very high. One of the most common accidents leading to injury is known as “slip and fall” or “trip and […]

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Aggressive Driving Experiments

by Andrew Miller August 27, 2013 Accident Claims

A car is one of the most dangerous weapons many of us will ever possess. Add aggressive driving to that equation, and the results could be fatal.  Typical aggressive driving behaviors include tailgating, lane-blocking, abruptly switching lanes, obscene gestures, defying eye contact, excessive horn use, incorrect parking, improper headlight use and even blocking traffic. Also […]

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“Power Talk 21” – Mothers Against Drunk Driving

by Andrew Miller August 22, 2013 Accident Claims

If you think “Power Talk 21” sounds like some sort of campaign, you’re right.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is continuing the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking by creating “Power Talk 21”.  Annually, on April 21st, MADD urges and encourages parents to have an open and serious discussion with their children about alcohol.  […]

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What to Do When You’re T-Boned by a Cop Car

by annbailey August 21, 2013 Accident Claims

Motor vehicle collisions are the most common cause of fatal injuries suffered by law enforcement officers on the job. While some of these collisions arise when suspects assault officers with their vehicles, most fatalities occur as a result of negligence on the part of some party. In many cases, this party is the officer himself […]

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Troubleshooting Brake Problems for Truckers

by edralyn August 8, 2013 Accident Claims

If you operate a large truck, keeping the brakes in good working order is of the utmost importance. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says one out of every eight accidents involves a large truck, which adds up to 500,000 accidents every year. If your brakes won’t depress or they sink all the way to […]

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Depression After A Car Accident

by Andrew Miller July 31, 2013 Accident Claims

On our busy roadways, thousands of car accidents occur on a daily basis.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the chances of being involved in an accident, at least once, in your life is highly probable, especially considering the statistics.  Every 12 minutes someone dies in a motor vehicle crash, every 10 […]

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