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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.

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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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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