Car Accident

Calculating Pain and Suffering

Getting injured in an accident can have a serious impact on all aspects of your life. If the accident was the result of the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Compensation in a personal injury claim is generally categorized as special and general damages. Special damages consist of economic damages that can be proven with a bill or receipt, such as medical...
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Man Suffers Serious Injuries In Crash on 210 Freeway in Fontana

A man suffered serious injuries in a car crash on the 210 Freeway west of Citrus Avenue in Fontana. According to the California Highway Patrol, on January 20, 2017 at approximately 9:50 a.m., for unknown reasons, Shawn Faley was pushing (from behind) a 2003 Ford in the number four slow lane on the eastbound 210 Freeway, east of Interstate 15. At the same time, Raymond Perez was driving a...
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Speed Limits Go Up, As L.A. Struggles to Reduce Traffic Deaths

Los Angeles, one of the biggest and busiest metropolitan cities in the country, has been continuously facing a rise in pedestrian and bicycle related deaths. According to the L.A. Times, pedestrian deaths rose 82%, suggesting that pedestrians are being hit by drivers at higher speeds than in the past. A pedestrian struck by a driver going 20 mph has a 90% chance of survival, but a 20% chance of survival...
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Delayed Injuries After a Car Accident

Injuries are apparent right away after a serious car accident. You may have broken bones or lose consciousness indicating a serious head injury. However, not all injuries may become apparent immediately after a car crash. If you have suffered serious internal injuries or pain, you may not realize the full extent of the injury or pain until hours or even days after the collision. Although this is very common...
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Proving Fault In a Motor Vehicle Crash

When you are injured in an accident, you may have the right to file a claim against the party who caused the accident. Although the facts may seem clear to you as to who caused the accident, you will nevertheless have the burden of proving that the other driver was at fault for the crash. Proving fault is generally the same thing as proving “negligence.” You will need to...
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5 Unexpected Repercussions of a Car Accident

Car crashes are not something most of us look forward to. From injuries and medical bills to the prospect of having to find a new set of wheels on short notice, it tends to involve a whole lot of things we like to stay away from. But these are only the obvious results of an accident. For those who have been involved in a fender-bender, high-speed highway collision, or...
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What NOT To Do After a Car Accident

America is one of the busiest countries in terms of road traffic. The country has approximately 264 million vehicles registered and 218 million drivers holding a valid drivers license. The level of traffic is one of the reasons leading to more traffic accidents. In 2015, there were some 6.3 million fatal, injury and property damage motor vehicle crashes. With these statistics it is nearly impossible to avoid getting into...
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Car Accidents Still Top Cause of Child Deaths

Car accident injuries are still the leading cause of death among children under the age of 15 in the United States. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), between 2010 and 2014, approximately 3,000 children died in car crashes in the US. This equals to about 11 children dying per week. Most of the children who died were not properly belted or restrained at the time of...
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Determining Liability in Autonomous Vehicle Accidents

Although self-driving cars may have certain benefits, there are significant technological hurdles that could very likely outweigh any benefits these cars may have. One such obstacle is the great likelihood of driverless cars being involved in serious and fatal accidents. And when these accidents do occur, the most important thing we need to consider is who can be held liable. Theories of Liability It is safe to assume that...
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Car Accident Related Spinal Cord Injury

A major car accident can cause serious injuries to the parties involved. One of the most life-altering types of injuries is a spinal cord related injury. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord related injury in an automobile accident caused by another party’s negligence, you need to seek out an Orange County accident attorney as soon as you can. What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?...
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