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.

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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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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