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How Insurers Mislead Crash Victims About Hiring an Attorney

Unsure if you should hire a lawyer to help you with your car crash claim? You are not alone, as many crash victims are unsure if they really need a lawyer. They often think they can manage the claim themselves, and that may be because they have been through the claims process before and recovered compensation. Unfortunately, going it alone is often…

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Can I File a Claim for Compensation for a Single-Vehicle Crash?

Most car crash claims involve two vehicles, and one driver often bears most of the fault for the accident. However, even when only one vehicle suffers damage, another party may sometimes have played a role in causing the crash. These are known as single-vehicle crashes, and they happen more often than you may think. While the driver is often at fault,…

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What to do if You are a Victim of a Staged Auto Accident

Ever hear of the swoop and squat? It may sound like some sort of wrestling move, but it is a type of staged car accident. Scammers stage accidents so they can file fraudulent claims against another driver’s liability insurance. The problem is accidents can be stressful, confusing experiences and scammers know how to make it look like the victim was…

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Assessing Liability After a Brake Check Collision

Tailgating another car is dangerous because the other driver may need to quickly hit the brakes and you may not have enough time to stop before plowing into the back of another car. You may think you can simply keep your eyes on the car, and you will be able to react quickly enough to prevent a crash. However, the odds are against you. Another factor…

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What You Should Know About a Settlement Offer Before Accepting it

Once you sign a settlement agreement with the insurance company, you forfeit your right to pursue any more compensation from the at-fault driver or his or her insurance company. That means the settlement needs to provide you with all the compensation you need for future medical expenses and other damages. How can you be sure a settlement will provide…

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What Crash Victims Should Know About the Arbitration Process

Many car accident claims are resolved by settling with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. However, some claims go to arbitration, which is a form of alternative dispute resolution. In some cases, arbitration is mandatory, even if the final decision of the arbitrator is non-binding. There are advantages to arbitration for crash victims. Below,…

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Can Poor Vehicle Maintenance Be a Factor in a Car Crash Claim?

Maintaining a car can be very expensive, particularly as you put more and more miles on it. The cost of oil changes, tire rotations, changing the battery, replacing hoses and other maintenance can add up quickly. Unexpected problems with your car can also be very costly and inconvenient. Unfortunately, many people do not spend the time or money to…

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Optional Car Insurance Coverage That May Help After a Crash

Most car crash claims are resolved through an insurance settlement, often with the insurance company of the at-fault driver. However, there are some cases when the at-fault driver’s coverage runs out, and the only option left is to try to obtain compensation from the victim’s car insurance policy. You never know when this might happen after a crash.…

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Challenges of Car Crash Claims Involving Soft-Tissue Injuries

Auto accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries, such as fractures, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, amputations and head injuries. Victims may also suffer soft-tissue injuries, like sprains, strains, contusions or bursitis. The trouble is insurance companies tend to view soft-tissue injuries as much less severe than injuries involving…

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How Accident Reconstruction May Help Prove a Car Crash Case

Some car crash cases are more complicated than others, such as those involving more than two drivers. Other cases where there are no witnesses and multiple conflicting accounts of what happened may also be difficult to validate. In a complex case, the victim’s lawyer may recommend bringing in an accident reconstruction expert to help determine what…

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