car accident

Make Room for Motorcycles

by Andrew Miller December 20, 2013 Accident Claims Law

With the official start of winter just weeks away, many motorcyclists are forced to park their bikes in storage for the season, but chances are, if you live in a state that gets little to no traces of snow, you are still sharing the road with year- round motorcyclists.  While even the hardiest of bikers […]

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IOSH slams ‘jobsworths’ for hijacking health and safety

by carol11smith December 11, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Jobsworths have hijacked the good name of health and safety, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) claimed, following the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) expose into report received by its Myth Busters Challenge Panel. Managers and other officials are preventing the public from conducting a variety of activities due to a range of […]

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Hit by an Uninsured Motorist? Your Legal Options

by Holly R Brady November 15, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Despite every state in the country having specific laws requiring that all cars have insurance to operate legally on the road, there are still many people who drive uninsured. In fact, a recent survey conducted by the Safety Council shows that 1 in 7 drivers are uninsured. So what happens if you are involved in […]

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Is Riding a Bike Safer Than Driving a Car?

by Andrew Miller October 30, 2013 Accident Claims Law

These days, our roadways are exceptionally busy—and seem to be getting busier by the day. According to the Project WNYC, the average commute time in the United States is currently around 25 minutes. It should come as no surprise, then, that more and more men and women are considering the use of bikes to get […]

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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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What Will You Need to Properly Manage a DUI Situation?

by akilahr July 12, 2013 Accident Claims Law

You have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and now you are facing your future with uncertainty. The first thing to consider is the fact that you cannot change the past. The arrest has happened and the court date has been set. Now, it’s your turn to take control of the situation and […]

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Texting While Driving: How Laws Have Impacted the Problem in the US

by calvinthescribe June 25, 2013 General Law

The use of cell phones among active drivers is unquestionably controversial, leading to an increasing number of laws that prohibit drivers from sending text messages. Even big name mobile companies are joining the crusade, entreating users to wait before they text. But how have these laws really affected this risky, dangerous behavior? Less Texting in […]

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Car Accidents: Inspirational Survival Stories

by Andrew Miller June 21, 2013 Accident Claims

Distracted driving, drunken driving and plain reckless driving take thousands of lives every year. There are also those situations where no one is to blame for having been in an accident and those can be some of the most difficult of all to understand, given that they are just random events. Some car accident stories […]

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5 Steps To Follow After An Auto Accident

by KellyK June 3, 2013 Car Accidents

There’s no doubt that a majority of drivers will eventually be involved in an auto accident. In fact, statistically speaking, the average American drivers will file one vehicular accident claim every 19 years. Unfortunately, many people who suffer in these accidents do so because of another driver’s negligence. When this is the case, the victim […]

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Car Emergency Kit Guide

by Andrew Miller May 23, 2013 Accident Claims Law

In the event of an emergency in your vehicle, a car emergency kit can be critical in addressing injuries, alerting other drivers, and getting help. There are several different facets of a car emergency kit and several recommendations for what you should include. Below, find some of the most vital items and add them to […]

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How To Respond When Auto Accidents Happen

by gclatworthy February 26, 2013 Accident Claims

[US law and general] Any motorists who are involved in an automobile accident have a legal requirement to stop their vehicle and assess the damage. All states have legal protocol in this process, but states such as Florida require strict compliance. Hit-run-drivers automatically lose their driving privileges for at least a year, depending on the […]

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My Taxi Cab Accident

by RyanD January 26, 2013 Car Accidents

My involvement in a taxi cab accident taught me a lot of tough lessons. After driving around the same block in Chicago for 45 minutes to find a parking spot, I finally saw my opportunity. A car ahead of me pulled out of a parking lot onto the street, and he’d left a spot open […]

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Big Rig, Big Accident, Big Problem

by christophers June 19, 2012 Accident Claims

Legal post contributed by Christopher Stephens on behalf of Buddoo & Associates P.C. Nearly every driver can relate to this situation. You are driving on the interstate, respecting the speed limit and driving defensively. Your kids are dozing in the back seat, and suddenly, you are surrounded by huge 18-wheelers. The grill of a large […]

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Involved in a Car Accident? What Next?

by CherrellT November 20, 2011 Law Blog

If you’ve ever found yourself involved in a car accident, you know what a nerve-wracking, stressful experience it can be. In the aftermath, it’s easy to forget what to do and what not to do. Your auto insurance company will be able to handle many of the details for you but there are some things […]

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Car Accidents and abdominal injuries

by Legal Author February 14, 2011 Compensation Lawyers

Abdominal injuries are common in car accidents and are extremely dangerous as they can cause serious damage to liver, kidneys, spleen or intestinal tract. The abdominal is most likely to be injured in a car accident where the steering wheel or some other hard object hits the chest or stomach. This can cause rib pain […]

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Driving at Night

by Legal Author January 12, 2011 Claims Solicitors

There is a widely popular misconception that driving at night is less dangerous than during day and it is less likely to cause car accidents. Many drivers choose to exceed the speed limit when driving at night, as there are seemingly less cars on the road and therefore less chance for a car accident to […]

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Technical advancements to prevent car accidents

by Legal Author December 21, 2010 Compensation Lawyers

There are car accidents which occur due to technical faults in the vehicle, road debris, weather conditions and animals on the road. However, the majority of car accidents occur due to driver negligence and human error. With developments in modern technology, several improvements have been created to “protect drivers from themselves” and to reduce the […]

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Potholes and car accident risk

by Legal Author December 17, 2010 Compensation Lawyers

A pothole is a kind of disruption of a road, where some of asphalt has been damaged, leaving a bowl shaped hole in it. These can be up to 10 inches deep and are usually caused by the wear-and-tear as well as weather and general fatigue of the pavement surface. For most of the drivers, […]

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Road Traffic Accidents in the Winter

by Legal Author December 15, 2010 Claims Solicitors

Severe winter weather causes very dangerous road conditions and greatly increases the risk of road traffic accidents. Weather conditions such as heavy rain, fog, snow, sleet and blizzards can reduce visibility and ice on the road can create a very dangerous road surface. Although most drivers will reduce their speed in these conditions and be […]

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Car accidents and young male drivers

by Legal Author December 9, 2010 Law

Any car accident where people suffer from injuries which may cause a prolonged disability or even cause death, is devastating, but it is even more tragic when people who suffer in these car accidents are of a young age. To address this issue a FMY (For My Girlfriend) campaign was launched and is now re-launched […]

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Emotional stress and driving

by Legal Author December 2, 2010 Law

Car accidents can often be caused by factors of domestic nature- a couple, parents and children or friends arguing in a car may quickly become a hazard on the road as they are in an emotionally unfit state to drive and risk getting involved in a car accident. The driver of the car who is […]

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Driver fatigue and car accidents

by Legal Author November 24, 2010 Law

Driver fatigue or tiredness is a cause for one fifth of car accidents and is responsible for around 300 deaths per year in UK. Driving when tired after having little or no sleep, is extremely dangerous, if you fall asleep behind the wheel and cause a car accident, you are 50% more likely to die […]

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Unnecessary distractions whilst driving

by Legal Author November 19, 2010 Law

Any kind of distraction can cause a car accident. Often drivers will not be able to stop this, that is, in the cases when the source of distraction comes from the outside. However, there are distractions that driver can bring upon himself for example: talking on a mobile phone. In addition, there are distractions of […]

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Airbag injuries in car accidents

by Legal Author November 9, 2010 Law

An airbag is a safety device which is supposed to protect us in a case of a car accident, yet it can cause injuries, usually relatively mild, but in some occassions the injuries may be quite severe. Activated air bags can inflict severe eye injuries, including blindness, even in minor car accidents. Other injuries include […]

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Bicycle Accidents

by Legal Author November 5, 2010 Law

Bicycle accidents are very common and can be caused by dangerous conduct of both cyclists as well as drivers. For car drivers, it is important to consider several facts in relation to cyclists in order to avoid car accidents. First of all, dangerous turning should be avoided- when taking an impatient turn, the driver may […]

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