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Six Common Mistakes Personal Injury Victims Make After a Car Accident

By law you’re entitled to receive compensation for any and all damages caused by someone else’s negligence. But all too often, victims miss out on the compensation they deserve. Every year, car accidents cause individuals and families in Monroe, LA significant physical, financial, and psychological damage. According to AllLaw, car accidents are the most common form of personal injury, so it’s important to know how to avoid common mistakes that victims make in personal injury cases involving driving. [Read more…] about Six Common Mistakes Personal Injury Victims Make After a Car Accident

Do You Qualify as a Personal Injury Victim?

Many people are familiar with the term personal injury, but few people understand how they might have actually encountered a personal injury case. On the other hand, some people might suspect that they are the victims of a personal injury case but don’t think it’s worth the hassle of pursuing the claim. But according to the National Safety Council, an American is accidentally injured every second and an American is accidentally killed every three minutes by a preventable event. There’s a good chance that you’ve been on the receiving end of a preventable accident, or you will be in the future. Even if the accident results in only minor injuries, it’s important to know the legal resources available to you. [Read more…] about Do You Qualify as a Personal Injury Victim?

Teen Crashes Car While Attempting to Complete Bird Box Challenge

There are several things you shouldn’t do when behind the wheel of a vehicle like text a friend back, speed well beyond the posted speed limit, consume alcohol—and drive blindfolded. While it might be obvious to you and other experienced drivers that these are all considered to be risky behaviors that can lead to a car accident occurring, it may not be as obvious to a teenager who is just learning how to drive or has only been driving for a short period of time. [Read more…] about Teen Crashes Car While Attempting to Complete Bird Box Challenge

Can a Minor Fender Bender Result in Injuries?

A minor fender bender is a “low-speed accident that involves a car’s fender or bumper” that generally results in the vehicle sustaining little to no damage. [Source: Esurance]. Now, although many individuals, especially those who cause a collision, believe that just because an accident is considered to be a “minor” one, there is no chance the driver of the vehicle they hit could sustain an injury, however, that is not entirely accurate. The truth is, it is possible for a motorist to suffer an injury in a fender bender, even when there isn’t must damage shown on the vehicle. [Read more…] about Can a Minor Fender Bender Result in Injuries?

93-Year-Old Dies After Suffering Injuries in Parking Lot Wreck

As Catherine Dunbar, 93, was making her way through the Sam’s Club parking lot located on Youree Drive in Shreveport, she was struck by a vehicle. KTBS reported that Dunbar was in a wheelchair at the time when Princeston Adams, 19, backed up out of a parking space and hit Dunbar. When medics arrived, they transported the woman to Willis-Knighton Pierremont Health Center but after a few days, she succumbed to her injuries. [Read more…] about 93-Year-Old Dies After Suffering Injuries in Parking Lot Wreck

What Happens When a Police Officer Doesn’t Assign Fault in a Car Accident?

You were just involved in a car accident and the police officer who arrived at the scene didn’t issue a ticket to either driver. Aside from that, they also didn’t assign fault in the wreck. So, what happens now? Will your insurer assume you played a role in causing the accident? Will both you and the other motorist be held partially responsible for causing the accident? If this is the situation you are currently dealing with and are now seeking answers to the questions we have presented above, then read on as will explain what you can expect to happen and the options you have.
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Why Does Driving Become More Dangerous During the Winter Months?

Did you know that “each year, 24% of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy, or icy pavement” [Source: U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration]? Were you aware that “every year, 900 people are killed and nearly 76,000 people are injured in vehicle crashes during snowfall or sleet?” Because of the various types of weather conditions the winter months and those leading up to it bring, motorists need to be aware that this time of year is one of the more dangerous times to be driving. The fact is, there is an increased chance that your vehicle could spin out of control, either because of the slippery conditions that are present or you happened to have driven over an area where black ice formed. And the last thing any driver wants is to lose control of their car or truck and crash into someone else. [Read more…] about Why Does Driving Become More Dangerous During the Winter Months?

What Happens if Someone Else Gets Involved in an Accident While Driving My Car?

There comes a point in all of our lives when one of our friend’s or family members might be in a rut and needs to borrow a vehicle to get from point A to point B. While many may be hesitant to let anyone other than themselves get behind the wheel of their car, you may have agreed to let allow them to borrow it as you know they truly needed it. But what happens if they were to engage in a collision while driving your car or truck? What happens if they already did? [Read more…] about What Happens if Someone Else Gets Involved in an Accident While Driving My Car?

Common Thanksgiving Day Accidents Everyone Needs to be Aware of

We all know Thanksgiving to be a joyous time that is spent surrounded by friends, family, and delicious foods of all types. And while that is exactly what most families experience each time the holiday rolls around, it isn’t quite the same for those who were the unfortunate victim of a Thanksgiving Day accident in the past. You see, when the holiday season comes around, many individuals tend to put their guard down and focus on having fun. Unfortunately, this results in them forgetting to implement the safety precautions they generally follow on any given day which then leads to an unexpected accident occurring. [Read more…] about Common Thanksgiving Day Accidents Everyone Needs to be Aware of