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What Is the Standard Contingency Fee for an Attorney?

Some people are reluctant to retain an attorney after a personal injury accident because they expect the cost of an attorney to prove too expensive. These accident victims are already injured and probably not working, so they can’t afford to pay any money up-front for an attorney. They’d rather use their savings or a spouse’s …

What Is the Leading Cause of Fatal Car Accidents?

If you pay any attention to the news, we guarantee that you hear plenty about fatal car accidents. These crashes can have a devastating impact on the family who’s left behind after an accident; but why do these fatal crashes happen? What can surviving family members do after a loved one is killed by someone …

What Is a Low Side and High Side Motorcycle Crash?

Even experienced motorcycle riders may crash when they drive unsafely. The two common crashes you see on the street and the track are: (1) low side crashes and (2) high side crashes. Both happen when riders are pushing their bikes too hard for a curve. Both types of accidents are almost always the rider’s fault, …

Dangerous Truck Driving During Adverse Conditions

How It Can Affect Your Life and What Legal Options You Have According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are over 100,000 people harmed or killed each year because of large truck accidents. When roads become slick or visibility is limited, these accidents can become even more deadly and frequent. Many truck drivers …

The Challenges Caused by Aggressive Truck Drivers

Aggressive driving substantially raises the risk of an accident in any vehicle. Aggressive truck drivers, on the other hand, can cause even more substantial damage. The average big truck may weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. Compared to the average passenger vehicle, which may weigh between 3,500 and 5,000 lbs, that means a great deal …

The Aftermath of Truck Defects and Malfunctions

Across the United States, around 3.5 million truck drivers help move the majority of the goods that travel across the country each day. Those drivers operate vehicles that must maintain specific safety standards to help protect other drivers on the road. The large mass of big trucks means that when malfunctions do occur, they can …

Can I Seek Compensation for Mild Concussion Symptoms?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). All concussions, whether mild or severe, stem from the brain jostling within the cranium rapidly back and forth. Common causes are striking one’s head, as in a car accident where your head hits the steering wheel or the dashboard. But concussions can also result from …

How Far Away Should You Be From the Steering Wheel?

Most of us don’t think about the position of our steering wheel when we hop into our car, but did you know that steering wheel position can actually have a big impact on your safety? Steering wheel airbags are capable of producing as much as 2,000 pounds of force at a rate of 200 miles …

What Happens When a Truck Drives With an Overweight Load?

It can happen in an instant. One minute you are driving on Interstate 4, and the next, you are flying headfirst through your windshield because the oversized truck behind you could not stop in time and struck your vehicle. Semi-trucks are some of the most oversized vehicles on the road, weighing almost 80,000 pounds. Unfortunately, …

Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way?

If you’re a driver, you’ve heard of the right-of-way. This guideline helps set the rules for who can use a street and when. Right-of-way laws help keep our roads orderly and safe. Here’s the issue: not everyone understands right-of-way rules. Sometimes, preventable accidents happen just because someone doesn’t know who should have the right-of-way. This …

Signs of Brain Damage

Car accident victims sustain traumatic brain injuries more frequently than you might think. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) involves brain damage that results from an impact or jolt to the brain. TBIs range in severity from a concussion (mTBI) to severe damage that may cause lifetime impairments and even death. Brain damage becomes even more …

Road Bicycle Accidents

Whether you bike for recreation or transportation, biking is good for us and the environment. However, streets are primarily designed for fast-moving and unhindered motor vehicles and can often prove dangerous for bicyclists. In the U.S., cyclist fatalities have increased by 25 percent over the previous year. What Causes Road Bicycle Accidents? Accidents on the …

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