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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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,…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
Have you Had an Accident with an 18-wheeler? Ask for Help!
Talking with an accident lawyer after a crash with an 18-wheeler is more important than one would think. Often, these accidents cause severe injuries that can include fractures, head injuries, and herniated discs. If you have had an accident with an 18-wheeler, it is always best to seek medical attention and speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Here, we give you the most common causes of accidents when driving an 18-wheeler: Excess hours…Continue Reading
How to Handle Driving with a Cargo Trailer
A loaded trailer can carry an average of up to 40 tons, which can make it take longer to brake and, in a truck accident, can contribute to catastrophic injuries. The risks associated with an accident involving a cargo trailer are greater than an accident with the collision of two cars, due to the large size and the number of blind spots on a cargo trailer. If you are driving your vehicle, remember to keep…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading