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Things to Never Say When You Have Been Involved in a Car Accident

Posted on August 16, 2018 After you have been injured in an accident, you want to ensure that your rights are protected. This is why there are things that you should never say when you have been involved in an accident. What you say and do could actually be used against you, as you will find when you move forward with your claim. What You Should Never Say You’ve been involved in an accident and you’re at the scene after sustaining injuries. Here are some things that any accident attorney would tell you to never say and do: Fault Issues: You should never [...]

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The Truth Behind Drowsy Driving Accidents and Age in New York

Posted on August 16, 2018 In New York, officials have been looking into drowsy driving and statistics that surround these events to attempt to combat the dangerous driving tactic in its tracks. When drowsy drivers find themselves on the road, they are putting many others at risk. A Governors Highway Safety Association report found that there are approximately 328,000 drowsy driving crashes each year in the U.S., with over half of these being caused by drivers younger than 25. Safety engineers have stated that one of the biggest issues about drowsy driving is the impaired decision-making abilities, which can cause many [...]

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Getting Disability Benefits After You Have Sustained Injuries in an Accident

 Posted on August 15, 2018 If you have been injured in a serious car accident, you might be eligible for disability benefits. This is especially true if you have sustained severe, permanent damages. You might be experiencing a wide variety of injuries such as brain trauma, hip problems, psychological issues related to your accident, and more. You might consider applying for disability benefits in the midst of your case. You will likely qualify for benefits when you have received an injury that leaves you with an inability to move forward with your life. For instance, what happens if you have a [...]

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Passenger Rights After You’ve Been Injured in a Serious Accident

Posted on August 15, 2018 You might wonder: “Do I have passenger rights?” after you have been involved in a serious accident. Perhaps the driver in your accident was acting negligently at the time of the incident and you wonder how you can show this negligence and move forward with a claim. As a passenger, however, you might run into some liability issues as you try to determine who you bring a claim against – the driver of the vehicle you are in or the driver of the other vehicle. Who is Responsible and How to Move Forward Of course, one of [...]

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When a Driver Has Lost Control, Causing a Drunk Driving Accident

Posted on August 15, 2018 Perhaps you have recently been involved in a drunk driving accident with a driver who was acting negligently on the roadways. If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident, you should always start by reporting your suspicion that the driver is under the influence to the police that comes to the scene. From there, you should always receive medical treatment and move forward with your claim with the help of an attorney. Common Injuries in These Accidents  Drivers tend to lose control of their vehicles due to drunk driving, which can cause a broad range [...]

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What is the ‘Reasonable Person’ Theory When it Comes to Negligence?

Posted on August 15, 2018 What separates a common accident from outright negligence by another party? There is a ‘standard of care’ that is expected in situations that will dictate if somebody acted as a ‘reasonable person’ or was acting with gross negligence. If somebody was not utilizing the proper standard of care at the time of your accident, then they might be found liable for your injuries in the event of a claim. What is the ‘Reasonable Person’? A motorist, under this theory, must exercise the same care that any ‘reasonable person’ would in the same situation. Here’s an example: [...]

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Who Will Pay for my Medical Bills After I Have Been Injured in an Accident?

Posted on August 14, 2018 If you have been hurt in an accident, you might realize that many bills are piling up that you can’t handle on your own. What if you have to deal with medical bills that you are not able to afford and you are struggling to do so as you try to move forward with your claim? Today we will touch base on how your bills will get paid and what options you have. Who is Paying for the Medical Bills? If you are involved in an accident, one negative thing that you might become aware of [...]

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Pain and Suffering Damages: How They’re Calculated in Your Claim

Posted on August 14, 2018 In many cases of personal injuries, you have been injured due to the negligence of another party. Pain and suffering damages come into play when an injury is so severe that you have received both emotional and physical pain as a result. Today we will discuss these damages and whether or not you should expect them in your case. Pain and Suffering Damages in Your Claim Pain and suffering damages occur when you have suffered not just physical pain due to an accident but also emotional and mental injuries. These can include aspects like insomnia, worry, grief, [...]

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Understanding the Statute of Limitations in Your Injury Case

Posted on August 14, 2018 If you have been injured and you know that you want to make a personal injury claim, you will then have to abide by something known as the ‘statute of limitations’ in your case. These are state laws that set strict time limits on filing your lawsuit against a negligent party. The fact of the matter is that every state is different when it comes to their statute of limitations. That means that every state has different filing time limits. In New York, you have three years from the date of your injury to file a [...]

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Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney to Handle Your Case

Posted on August 12, 2018 In 2016, thousands upon thousands of motor vehicle accidents happened throughout the state. We understand that many of these accidents lead to grave results, with many sustaining injuries. Because you need an attorney to fight for your rights and stand by your side as you make important decisions, we want to guide you into making the right choice and hiring the right personal injury attorney to handle your case during this difficult time. How to Hire the Right Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case So how do you hire the right personal injury attorney for your case [...]