Personal Injury

Have you recently sustained a personal injury that has robbed you of a pain-free existence? Maybe, a negligent employer forgot to place “Wet Floor” signs in the break room and you slipped and fell. Or, perhaps you suffered a whiplash injury when a reckless driver collided with your car. Regardless of the cause of your injury, however, you need legal advice—and fast. With insurance adjusters breathing down your neck, the clock is ticking to secure the compensation you need to pay the bills. Enter: The Ward Law Group Blog, where crucial legal advice is merely a click away! Using our handy set of resources, you can learn more about legal definitions of permanent injuries, mount a successful case against your car insurance company, and even explore tried-and-true tips to keep you safe on the road. We make besting the insurance companies at their own game look easy!

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Insurance Basics: Drafting the Perfect Demand Letter

Have you suffered a personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence? Maybe you were involved in a rear-end collision with a distracted driver. Or, perhaps the negligence of a store owner resulted in unsafe conditions that led you to slip and fall. As a result, you may be struggling with pain, mounting medical bills, lost wages, or property damage. When your injury is someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Of…

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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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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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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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