Motorcycle Accidents

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.

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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Uninsured Motorist Coverage vs Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Your car insurance policies may vary in their coverage. Such is the case of these important coverages: Uninsured Motorist Coverage, which protects you from a guilty driver who does not have auto insurance; and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, which protects you from a driver whose insurance is not enough to cover the costs of an accident. Expanding a little more on these coverages, coverage against uninsured drivers is a part of your auto insurance that protects…

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What Should you do Immediately After you Have an Accident?

After a collision, it is VERY important to stay at the scene. NEVER leave the scene of the accident because it could bring negative consequences, from sanctions to arrests for fleeing. It is estimated that 5 million traffic accidents occur every year in the United States, so all drivers must be informed of how to act in such cases. If you suffer a traffic accident, the first thing to do is to stay calm and…

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What Happens if you do not Feel Pain Immediately After an Accident?

Most people who are injured do not feel pain at the time of the shock, but often one or several days later. Some of the symptoms of hidden injuries are muscle pain, neck pain, back pain, headache and pain in the chest or ribs. Therefore, it is important that after an accident you visit the doctor, even if you think it is not serious or you do not feel any pain at the moment. In…

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What is the Job of an Insurance Appraiser for Car Accidents?

Insurance Adjusters’ primary interest is to resolve potential claims rapidly, so that insurance companies can avoid paying for medical treatments that may incur later after a claim is filed. The insurance adjusters investigate the accident site, conduct interviews, record statements and determine the financial responsibility of the insurance. When you are the victim of an accident, an insurance adjuster is responsible for ensuring compliance with the General and Special Conditions of what is established by…

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Is Texting and Driving More Dangerous than Drinking and Driving?

WATCH OUT! A study from the University of Utah revealed that using a cell phone while driving is just as, if not more, dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. Today texting is considered the worst enemy of the wheel because they account for more motor vehicle accidents than driving under the influence of alcohol. Studies conducted in the United States show that more adults are texting while driving than young people. Some rese…

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Is it More Dangerous to Drive at Night?

According to an analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, speed and nighttime driving are significant factors contributing towards the number of crashes and fatalities involving teen drivers during the 100 deadliest days, which is a period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Contrary to what many people believe, driving at night is not recommended because the risk of an accident increases considerably. There are several factors that influence this, related to both the…

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How Should a Seatbelt be Used?

Wearing a seatbelt is not only required by Florida law, but it can also save your life. Around 40,000 people die every year in car accidents, and the main cause of death among people aged 3 to 34 is failure to wear a seatbelt. Safety belts could have prevented deaths in about half of these accidents. In 2008, during the day, 45% of passengers that died in crashes were not wearing their seatbelts. During nights…

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Is it More Dangerous to Drive Sleepy or Drive Drunk?

The American Automobile Association (AAA) published in December 2016 analyzed data from almost 5,000 accidents in the United States. It concluded that drivers who have lost three hours of sleep in a 24-hour range face similar accident risks to that of a driver who is legally drunk. This risk is four times higher than risk faced by a driver who has slept seven hours in a 24-hour range, and two times higher than for drivers…

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Changing Lanes in an Unsafe Manner Can Lead to Problems

The state of Florida requires all drivers to drive in the right lane, and if you must make pass a car ahead of you, you must do so in the left lane when you travel through streets, roads and multi-lane highways. Changing lanes in an unsafe manner is one of the main causes of accidents, so drivers must be very alert at all times. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9% of…

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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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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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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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Beware of unsecured objects inside the vehicle

Unfortunate accidents can occur when there are unsecured objects inside the vehicle. Such was the case of a three-year-old girl who died after her mother's car collided with the back of a school bus in Spain. The girl was tied to a child seat, but the impact of the collision caused the tablet she held in her hands to crash into her face. Any unsecured object inside a vehicle has the potential to become a…

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The Dangers of Applying Makeup While Driving

Using the rear-view mirror to put on makeup in any scenario may cost you more than you think. If you would rather look “dead than simple,” be sure to avoid touch ups in the car to avoid the reality of the former! Usually when women use the rear-view mirror to put on makeup, they have to move it from its place, taking time to move the mirror that should be used to pay attention to…

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Be Alert When Driving!

The National Safety Council estimated that 40,100 people died in car accidents in 2017, 1% less than in 2016, but 6% more than in 2015. Remember to stay alert when driving. When looking at the statistics, people might get scared and decide to stop driving, but instead of thinking that way, it would be better to adopt safe practices at the wheel and create awareness for others to create safer driving conditions. Avoiding accidents is…

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Tire Failure During the Summer

The intense heat of summer increases the risk of punctures, blowouts, and heating in car tires. Do not forget to check the air pressure of your tires every two weeks. Keeping the maintenance of your vehicle in optimal conditions will help you enjoy driving anywhere during the summer. Correctly inflated tires last longer and result in better fuel economy, handling, and braking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends checking tire pressure and looking…

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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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Uninsured Motorist Coverage vs Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Your car insurance policies may vary in their coverage. Such is the case of these important coverages: Uninsured Motorist Coverage, which protects you from a guilty driver who does not have auto insurance; and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, which protects you from a driver whose insurance is not enough to cover the costs of an accident. Expanding a little more on these coverages, coverage against uninsured drivers is a part of your auto insurance that protects…

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What Happens if you do not Feel Pain Immediately After an Accident?

Most people who are injured do not feel pain at the time of the shock, but often one or several days later. Some of the symptoms of hidden injuries are muscle pain, neck pain, back pain, headache and pain in the chest or ribs. Therefore, it is important that after an accident you visit the doctor, even if you think it is not serious or you do not feel any pain at the moment. In…

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What is the Job of an Insurance Appraiser for Car Accidents?

Insurance Adjusters’ primary interest is to resolve potential claims rapidly, so that insurance companies can avoid paying for medical treatments that may incur later after a claim is filed. The insurance adjusters investigate the accident site, conduct interviews, record statements and determine the financial responsibility of the insurance. When you are the victim of an accident, an insurance adjuster is responsible for ensuring compliance with the General and Special Conditions of what is established by…

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Is it More Dangerous to Drive at Night?

According to an analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, speed and nighttime driving are significant factors contributing towards the number of crashes and fatalities involving teen drivers during the 100 deadliest days, which is a period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Contrary to what many people believe, driving at night is not recommended because the risk of an accident increases considerably. There are several factors that influence this, related to both the…

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Is it More Dangerous to Drive Sleepy or Drive Drunk?

The American Automobile Association (AAA) published in December 2016 analyzed data from almost 5,000 accidents in the United States. It concluded that drivers who have lost three hours of sleep in a 24-hour range face similar accident risks to that of a driver who is legally drunk. This risk is four times higher than risk faced by a driver who has slept seven hours in a 24-hour range, and two times higher than for drivers…

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Wearing a Helmet Can Save Your Life While Riding a Motorcycle

The state of Florida is one of the most dangerous places to drive a motorcycle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 577 motorcyclist deaths in a recent year in Florida, far more deaths than any other state in the country, including larger and higher-populated states such as California and Texas. Helmets have always been recommended for their ability to save the lives of motorcyclists who use them. Statistics revealed that in 2012, the…

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Changing Lanes in an Unsafe Manner Can Lead to Problems

The state of Florida requires all drivers to drive in the right lane, and if you must make pass a car ahead of you, you must do so in the left lane when you travel through streets, roads and multi-lane highways. Changing lanes in an unsafe manner is one of the main causes of accidents, so drivers must be very alert at all times. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9% of…

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If you are an undocumented immigrant in the US, can you file for an insurance claim after a car accident?

Undocumented immigrants in the United States do not deserve to suffer. In fact, they have many legal rights, such as the right to get help from a good lawyer. The US Court ruled that undocumented immigrants have the same fundamental rights that any US citizen or resident enjoys while in the United States. In the event of being involved in a car accident, the reporting police officer will only record your personal information, your driver’s…

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Being an Alert Driver

The following story presents a common experience that we can learn from to avoid this type of situation in the future: A few months ago, a police officer pulled me over and told me that I was driving 55 mph on a street where the speed limit was 40 mph. I confessed to the officer that I didn’t realize I was driving faster than permitted. Since I had just purchased a new car, I wasn’t…

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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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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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Uninsured Motorist Coverage vs Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Your car insurance policies may vary in their coverage. Such is the case of these important coverages: Uninsured Motorist Coverage, which protects you from a guilty driver who does not have auto insurance; and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, which protects you from a driver whose insurance is not enough to cover the costs of an accident. Expanding a little more on these coverages, coverage against uninsured drivers is a part of your auto insurance that protects…

Continue Reading

What Should you do Immediately After you Have an Accident?

After a collision, it is VERY important to stay at the scene. NEVER leave the scene of the accident because it could bring negative consequences, from sanctions to arrests for fleeing. It is estimated that 5 million traffic accidents occur every year in the United States, so all drivers must be informed of how to act in such cases. If you suffer a traffic accident, the first thing to do is to stay calm and…

Continue Reading

What Happens if you do not Feel Pain Immediately After an Accident?

Most people who are injured do not feel pain at the time of the shock, but often one or several days later. Some of the symptoms of hidden injuries are muscle pain, neck pain, back pain, headache and pain in the chest or ribs. Therefore, it is important that after an accident you visit the doctor, even if you think it is not serious or you do not feel any pain at the moment. In…

Continue Reading

What is the Job of an Insurance Appraiser for Car Accidents?

Insurance Adjusters’ primary interest is to resolve potential claims rapidly, so that insurance companies can avoid paying for medical treatments that may incur later after a claim is filed. The insurance adjusters investigate the accident site, conduct interviews, record statements and determine the financial responsibility of the insurance. When you are the victim of an accident, an insurance adjuster is responsible for ensuring compliance with the General and Special Conditions of what is established by…

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Is Texting and Driving More Dangerous than Drinking and Driving?

WATCH OUT! A study from the University of Utah revealed that using a cell phone while driving is just as, if not more, dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. Today texting is considered the worst enemy of the wheel because they account for more motor vehicle accidents than driving under the influence of alcohol. Studies conducted in the United States show that more adults are texting while driving than young people. Some rese…

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Is it More Dangerous to Drive at Night?

According to an analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, speed and nighttime driving are significant factors contributing towards the number of crashes and fatalities involving teen drivers during the 100 deadliest days, which is a period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Contrary to what many people believe, driving at night is not recommended because the risk of an accident increases considerably. There are several factors that influence this, related to both the…

Continue Reading

How Should a Seatbelt be Used?

Wearing a seatbelt is not only required by Florida law, but it can also save your life. Around 40,000 people die every year in car accidents, and the main cause of death among people aged 3 to 34 is failure to wear a seatbelt. Safety belts could have prevented deaths in about half of these accidents. In 2008, during the day, 45% of passengers that died in crashes were not wearing their seatbelts. During nights…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

What Should you do Immediately After you Have an Accident?

After a collision, it is VERY important to stay at the scene. NEVER leave the scene of the accident because it could bring negative consequences, from sanctions to arrests for fleeing. It is estimated that 5 million traffic accidents occur every year in the United States, so all drivers must be informed of how to act in such cases. If you suffer a traffic accident, the first thing to do is to stay calm and…

Continue Reading

What Happens if you do not Feel Pain Immediately After an Accident?

Most people who are injured do not feel pain at the time of the shock, but often one or several days later. Some of the symptoms of hidden injuries are muscle pain, neck pain, back pain, headache and pain in the chest or ribs. Therefore, it is important that after an accident you visit the doctor, even if you think it is not serious or you do not feel any pain at the moment. In…

Continue Reading

What is the Job of an Insurance Appraiser for Car Accidents?

Insurance Adjusters’ primary interest is to resolve potential claims rapidly, so that insurance companies can avoid paying for medical treatments that may incur later after a claim is filed. The insurance adjusters investigate the accident site, conduct interviews, record statements and determine the financial responsibility of the insurance. When you are the victim of an accident, an insurance adjuster is responsible for ensuring compliance with the General and Special Conditions of what is established by…

Continue Reading

Is Texting and Driving More Dangerous than Drinking and Driving?

WATCH OUT! A study from the University of Utah revealed that using a cell phone while driving is just as, if not more, dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. Today texting is considered the worst enemy of the wheel because they account for more motor vehicle accidents than driving under the influence of alcohol. Studies conducted in the United States show that more adults are texting while driving than young people. Some rese…

Continue Reading

Is it More Dangerous to Drive at Night?

According to an analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, speed and nighttime driving are significant factors contributing towards the number of crashes and fatalities involving teen drivers during the 100 deadliest days, which is a period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Contrary to what many people believe, driving at night is not recommended because the risk of an accident increases considerably. There are several factors that influence this, related to both the…

Continue Reading

Is it More Dangerous to Drive Sleepy or Drive Drunk?

The American Automobile Association (AAA) published in December 2016 analyzed data from almost 5,000 accidents in the United States. It concluded that drivers who have lost three hours of sleep in a 24-hour range face similar accident risks to that of a driver who is legally drunk. This risk is four times higher than risk faced by a driver who has slept seven hours in a 24-hour range, and two times higher than for drivers…

Continue Reading

Changing Lanes in an Unsafe Manner Can Lead to Problems

The state of Florida requires all drivers to drive in the right lane, and if you must make pass a car ahead of you, you must do so in the left lane when you travel through streets, roads and multi-lane highways. Changing lanes in an unsafe manner is one of the main causes of accidents, so drivers must be very alert at all times. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9% of…

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Are You an Uber or Lyft Passenger and Had an Accident?

A car ride can always imply a risk whether you are a driver or a passenger. If you are a passenger and got involved in a car accident, you have the right to compensation. That’s why is very important to know what to do in case of an accident when riding with Uber or Lyft. It is recommended to get a car accident lawyer because, with his or her advice, you can protect your rights…

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Benefits for Uber and Lyft drivers

Uber and Lyft drivers benefit from the money they earn. It’s always good to have an additional source of income and work for either one of these companies. An Uber or Lyft driver can use their own vehicle to do the job. Therefore, an Uber or Lyft driver is not an employee of the company, but an external agent. They have to follow the company’s rules and recommendations and fulfill the company’s requirements to become…

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