Personal Injury

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.

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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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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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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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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An Accident Lawyer Can Help You Get Better Compensation

A study conducted by the Insurance Research Council found that, on average, victims of auto accidents who hired a personal injury lawyer received 3.5 times more compensation than those who did not. According to the Insurance Research Council, the number of victims who sought the representation of an injury lawyer for personal injury protection increased to 36% in 2012 compared to 31% in 2007. In 2012, lawyers for injuries of the body were hired by…

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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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Is Your Car, Accident Prone?

It is important to know which cars are prone to having accidents. When you are ready to buy a car, whether new or used, you must consider a few factors: model, color, engine, etc. But have you ever considered which cars have more accidents in their records? Some companies, such as the Insurance Institute for Highway, have studied this matter with the help of insurance companies. They analyzed all the accidents in the United States…

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Using Your Cell Phone While Driving or Walking can be Dangerous

Recent advancements in smartphone technology can help us communicate with others, purchase things we need, organize transportation, and much more. You can download an app for pretty much everything you need, which has led to a somewhat dependent relationship between humans and their smartphones. Cellphone use while driving or walking in public areas, however, can be harmful both to the person on their phone and people around them. Statistics show that using a cellphone while…

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