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.

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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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…

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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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What is the Job of an Insurance Appraiser for Car Accidents?

Insurance Adjusters’ primary interest is to resolve potential claims rapidly, so that insurance companies can avoid paying for medical treatments that may incur later after a claim is filed. The insurance adjusters investigate the accident site, conduct interviews, record statements and determine the financial responsibility of the insurance. When you are the victim of an accident, an insurance adjuster is responsible for ensuring compliance with the General and Special Conditions of what is established by…

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