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There are nearly 7 million car accidents in the U.S. every year. Find out what to do when you're in an accident and why professional legal representation matters.
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If you were in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, you expect a quick and reasonable settlement from that driver’s insurance company to pay for your damages. If your car was hit and the other driver’s insurance won’t pay, it’s a slap in the face. It also may mean serious financial hardship as…Read More
You hear it on TV ads all the time: “If you’ve been injured in a car accident that’s not your fault, get a lawyer, so you can get the money you deserve.” But you may wonder, with one-third or more of your settlement or judgment going to the lawyer, what exactly will a car accident…Read More
Lawyers have a lot of leeway when it comes to how much money they take from a car accident settlement. Most charge 33% of the final settlement amount or court judgment, though it can go higher. It may seem like a waste to pay a lawyer one-third of the money you could be putting into…Read More
Calling the police to the scene of an accident that doesn’t involve extensive property damage or serious injury may seem unnecessary. The polite exchange of contact information with the other driver suggests a cooperative effort to put an unfortunate incident behind you both. But the accident settlement you thought would be a snap can sometimes…Read More
There are four U.S. states in which the plaintiff may not be able to recover damages if they, too, were negligent in any way. That is true even in a car accident caused by one driver’s blatant recklessness or disregard for the law. Contributory negligence is a legal defense that allows a defendant to avoid…Read More
Car accidents vary from minor fender benders to multiple vehicles in a demolition derby on icy highways. They can involve a polite exchange of insurance information and cell phone numbers, or the screaming sirens of first responders rescuing drivers and passengers in need of life-saving medical attention. Whether victims should hire an experienced attorney to…Read More
“No Pay, No Play” sounds like a leveraged ultimatum from an athlete refusing to show up to training camp. A more practical application can be found on the nation’s roads and highways. No Pay, No Play is a law on the books in some U.S. states aimed at prohibiting uninsured drivers from collecting certain kinds…Read More
A car accident in which both parties share some of the fault is known as a “shared liability” accident. Every state has rules that consider how much the less-at-fault driver’s liability figures into how damages can be collected and how much they can be. Shared liability rules range from no ability to collect damages in…Read More
If you are the victim in a traffic accident, you have assorted options at your disposal. Among these are making a claim against the driver who caused the collision, or even bringing a lawsuit against others who created the conditions that led to the crash. Whatever course you decide on, it is crucial that you…Read More
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