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If you’ve been injured in an auto accident because of someone else’s negligence, then you’re probably brimming with questions, such as… What steps can I take in the future to safeguard myself against other drivers or hazardous conditions on the road? What types of compensation am I entitled to? How can I take on big-name insurance companies and come out on top? And perhaps most importantly—How can I follow the letter of the law to ensure that I maximize my claim? The Ward Law Group Blog seeks to answer all of these questions and more. Use our blog to find handy tips on how you can optimize your settlement, stay safe on the road, and remain up-to-date with the ever-shifting landscape of the law. You’ll find answers to many of your questions here in our ever-expanding library of personal injury content.

15 Tactics to Reduce the Cost of Your Car Insurance

Thinking as an insurance agent can help you reduce the cost of your insurance premium, and to do this you must think about the following: Drive a cheap vehicle: Driving a new vehicle will only make you need the most expensive insurance policy to cover any eventuality with your vehicle. Be the owner of your vehicle: If the car is not yours, you cannot decide which insurance policy is best for you. If you drive…

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Have you Had an Accident with an 18-wheeler? Ask for Help!

Talking with an accident lawyer after a crash with an 18-wheeler is more important than one would think. Often, these accidents cause severe injuries that can include fractures, head injuries, and herniated discs. If you have had an accident with an 18-wheeler, it is always best to seek medical attention and speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Here, we give you the most common causes of accidents when driving an 18-wheeler: Excess hours…

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How to Handle Driving with a Cargo Trailer

A loaded trailer can carry an average of up to 40 tons, which can make it take longer to brake and, in a truck accident, can contribute to catastrophic injuries. The risks associated with an accident involving a cargo trailer are greater than an accident with the collision of two cars, due to the large size and the number of blind spots on a cargo trailer. If you are driving your vehicle, remember to keep…

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Dangers of Settling with a Car Insurance Company

If you were involved in an accident for the first time and were injured, hit, or had your car or property damaged, odds are that the first thing you will want is to feel better. The second thing is that you will want to repair your car quickly, and finally, move on with your life. The insurance companies know this and will do everything possible to help you fulfill your wish, but at what cost?…

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The Best Safety Tips when Traveling on the Road

Planning a road trip always brings better results than a sporadic trip. There are many things to consider and safety depends on the vehicle and the driver. It is important to keep both in mind and to keep each in good health. Here are some tips on how to avoid car accidents on a road trip: Maintain your vehicle: Always remember to check the battery, tire pressure, operating belts, fluid levels, and brakes of your…

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7 Reasons Why you Need a Vehicle Accident Lawyer

Immediately after a collision, most car accident victims would benefit significantly by hiring a qualified automobile accident lawyer. Consider the following reasons why it is a good idea to hire a lawyer: Their advice: When you are involved in a car accident, you will have questions that you will not know how to answer. Having an expert car accident lawyer provides valuable advice from the moment the accident occurred through the resolution of the case.…

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How Many Times Will You Crash Your Car?

If you have not been involved in a car accident, consider yourself lucky, or possibly overdue for one. According to estimates from the Auto Insurance Industry, a claim for a collision will be filed approximately once every 17.9 years for the average driver. If you received your license at the age of 16, the odds that you will experience some kind of driving accident by the time you are 34, at the latest, is high.…

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Why Insurance Companies Do Not Want Injured Victims to Hire Attorneys

Insurance companies and adjusters always want to convince victims, even with the most serious of injuries, not to hire counsel. It could be because the insurance company often faces negative exposure in cases where someone is paralyzed, suffered the loss of a limb, or sustained a devastating head injury. They hope to convince a victim to not get the help they may need. Some comments an insurance company may make are: “You don’t need a…

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Drivers on the Run

There are drivers who will flee the scene on the run after causing an accident. If you are involved in an accident and the other driver runs away, please do not try to chase after, as this can only cause more problems and danger for other drivers, pedestrians and yourself. Rather, call the police and ambulance immediately if necessary. Also, try to gather information about the other vehicle, there may be witnesses or security cameras…

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Is it dangerous to drive with high heels?

High heels are a fundamental piece of most women’s wardrobes. They help to stylize the figure, improve your look and can be fashionable in certain settings. But beware, when driving, it may not be the best ally of women. This type of footwear does not have the necessary surface area in the sole to allow the pedal or the brake to be depressed in order to avoid collisions. That is, in an emergency situation or…

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