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 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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What Information is Essential for Filing a Claim with My Insurance Company After an Accident?

Generally, the following information will be required: All your medical bills All medical records Medical records prior to the accident (so the insurance company can verify if there are previous injuries) Any loss of salary incurred Any additional expense Any pain and suffering you have endured because of the accident Any previous history of accidents  

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