How Personal Injuries Affect Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it is time to talk about how personal injury has a huge impact on the mental and emotional life of its victims.  Personal injuries not only inflict physical harm but also profoundly affect an individual’s mental health, often triggering a range of emotional, psychological, and cognitive challenges. Understanding … Read more

Beat The Heat By Avoiding Summertime Injuries

Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy great activities with friends and family.  Unfortunately, summer is all too often a time when people wind up being injured in a wide range of accidents, as well.  In order to have fun over the summer but also stay safe, it is important to be aware of the most common types of injuries that occur during the warmer months.  Here is a list of summer’s most common injuries and how to avoid them, stay safe, and have a great vacation!

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Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney for Your Spinal Cord Injury Case

Sometimes experience is the best teacher.  When it comes to some personal injury lawsuits, this is especially true.  There are certain types of personal injury cases that require the services of an experienced lawyer who has already handled a number of similar cases in order to give you the best outcome.  For example, because of their complicated nature, spinal cord injury cases are best handled not only by a personal injury attorney but by one who has experience in working with spinal cord cases in particular.

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When An Insurance Company Blames You For Your Injuries

When An Insurance Company Blames You For Your Injuries

We would all like to believe that others will treat us fairly, particularly when we have been injured and are at our most vulnerable.  Sadly, the truth is that insurance companies often try to avoid paying claims in order to save money, even when it is clear that the victim deserves compensation.  In many cases, this will take the form of a lowball offer that seems reasonable to the victim, but in reality does not even come close to paying all of his or her medical bills, let alone expenses related to other aspects of the injury.  Unfortunately, many victims do not realize this until it is too late and they have already agreed to settle with the insurance company.

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How To Handle a Hit-and-Run Accident

How To Handle a Hit-and-Run Accident

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a hit-and-run accident, in which at least one driver flees the scene before police arrive, occurs approximately every 43 seconds in the United States.  More than 2,000 fatalities were caused in 2015 by hit-and-run drivers.  Hit-and-run accidents do not only affect motorists; many pedestrians and bicyclists are also victims of these crashes.

There is a pervasive myth that you cannot collect any damages if you were hit by a hit-and-run driver.

This is untrue, but the persistence of this belief probably costs drivers millions of dollars every year.  The fact is that even if the driver is not caught, you can, in many cases, collect from your own insurance company or that of a third party, who will then take the responsibility of finding and seeking compensation from the hit-and-run driver.

The reason that many people believe that you cannot collect in these accidents probably stems from the idea that the driver who caused the accident would not have left the scene if he or she had insurance, a license, or both.  While this is certainly the case in some situations, it is not always true.  Furthermore, your uninsured motorist coverage should pay at least a portion of your damages even without compensation from the disappearing driver.

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The Size of Jury Awards Against Large Truck Companies is Skyrocketing

The Size of Jury Awards Against Large Truck Companies is Skyrocketing

When victims of large truck accidents seek justice and compensation for their injuries, they’re likely to get a sizable judgment.

According to recent reports, the average verdict against a trucking company found to be at fault for an accident has skyrocketed from $2.6 million in 2012 to over $17 million today.

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