Tag Archives: Car Accident

Psychological Impact of a Car Crash

The psychological and emotional impact of a car crash can be as traumatic or even more traumatic than physical injuries. The psychological and emotional impact of a motor vehicle collision can have a serious impact on your daily life. California law allows victims to claim compensation for any psychological or emotional injuries they suffered during a car collision. It may get tempting to only focus on the physical injuries...
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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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When To Hire a Car Accident Attorney

When you’re seriously injured in a car accident, the last thing you may want to think about is dealing with the insurance companies. All you want, and should concentrate on, is your injuries. However, as important as your health may be, it is also important to protect your legal rights. If your injuries are caused by the negligent actions of another driver, that party should be held accountable. With...
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Claiming Loss After a Fatal Car Accident

Car crash injuries range from mild to fatal, with a big gap in between. While any car accident can significantly wreak havoc on the victim’s life, a deadly accident is simply devastating for the victim’s loved ones. The untimely loss of a loved one can be unbearable. And the last thing the loved ones left behind may want to think about is filing a claim against the negligent party...
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5 Unexpected Causes of Car Accidents

There are many factors that commonly contribute to car accidents, such as drunk driving, speeding, distractions and fatigue. However, there are other car accident factors that may not be as common and are often overlooked. It is important for motorists to be aware of all potential causes of motor vehicle crashes – not just the most common ones. Below are five unexpected and lesser known factors that can cause...
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What Is UIM & UM Insurance Coverage?

If you were seriously injured in a car accident caused by another driver who has little or no car insurance, you could be stuck without a way of getting compensation for your injuries – unless you have underinsured (UIM) coverage or uninsured (UM) coverage. These two types of insurance coverage’s allow you to get compensated from your own insurance company, up to the limits you have purchased. However, just...
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Car Accident: When Fault Lies With The Road, Not the Driver

Motor vehicle accidents are not always caused by the negligent or reckless driving of motorists. In some cases, the fault for the collision lies not with the motorists but with the road itself. Poor road design, construction or maintenance can make a road unreasonably dangerous. In these cases where the poor design, construction or maintenance of the road caused the accident, the municipal authority responsible for the road is...
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