Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare apps, like Uber and Lyft, are on the rise. But, unfortunately, so too are rideshare accidents. As the passenger of a rideshare service, you may not be aware of your rights. For example, if you’ve been injured as the result of your driver, who do you file a claim against? Does the financial responsibility fall to the driver or should Uber foot the bill? And, what if the negligent party happens to be the motorist of another vehicle? You can find the answer to these considerations—and many more—by using The Ward Law Group Blog. Propel yourself to success by learning the intricacies of rideshare law. Access legal advice from experts in your state and take down big-name insurance companies. But, most importantly of all, learn how you can secure maximum compensation to pay for your medical bills, property damage, and more. With nearly a decade of legal expertise, The Ward Law Group will empower you to master the negotiation and litigation process!

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Technophilia: Technology & Car Accidents

If you could travel back in time to the 1800s with your smartphone in tow, people would likely consider you to be some sort of space-bending wizard. That should come as no surprise, really. After all, smartphones almost seem like something straight out of a science fiction book. You have this little box that provides you with an endless fount of information via signals from giant metal towers that can reach locations all around the…

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hit and run accident

Drivers on the Run: Hit-and-Run Accidents

No matter the cause or severity, one thing about car accidents always rings true: they are frustrating. Even in the best-case scenario, a car accident completely derails your day. And again, that’s if you’re lucky. In an alternate timeline, a car accident may mean severe injury to you or to any of your passengers. This circumstance only worsens when you’re the participant in an accident in which the other party flees the scene. Usually, hit-and-run…

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Distracted Driving: Stay Alert While Driving!

Driving is one of the most important aspects of our modern-day society. Obligations such as schooling, errands, emergencies, or other events require speedy travel between two points. This makes having a driver’s license a necessity to exist in today’s fast-moving world. All it takes to observe this fact is a simple glance in the direction of a roadway during a busy workday. Millions of people drive every day.  Distracted driving is a blanket term. Basically,…

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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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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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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 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 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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