Before leaving the scene of a car accident, it's a good idea to ask witnesses for their contact information so your attorney can get in touch with them later. Witnesses can play an important role in car accident claims. Here's why:
Losing a loved one is one of the most painful experiences that you will ever have to endure--especially if your loved one was killed because of another person's negligence. In addition to the emotional pain, many families also suffer financially after losing a loved one that provided for them. Fortunately, grieving families that have lost a loved one in a tragic accident may be able to recover compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. Here are the types of damages that can be awarded in wrongful death cases:
After being involved in an accident or suffering physical injuries, victims may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is a complex mental health problem. People that develop PTSD can suffer from flashbacks, anxiety, and depression that can become so severe that it interferes with their lives. If you have been affected by this problem, you may be able to recover compensation for PTSD in a personal injury case. But, it's not as easy as it may seem.
In California, everyone that rides a motorcycle is required to wear a helmet. Even though it was established to protect motorcyclists, many of them still do not abide by this law. Not only does this put them in greater danger, but it also could affect their ability to recover compensation in a motorcycle accident claim. Here's how wearing a helmet can affect your motorcycle accident claim:
Truck accident cases are more complicated than other traffic accident cases. This is partly due to the thorough investigations that must be conducted by a personal injury attorney immediately after the crash. These investigations will uncover evidence that can be used to prove liability and help the victim recover compensation for her injuries. What do these investigations consist of? Here's how a personal injury attorney investigates truck accidents:
Everyone has to walk across a parking lot in order to get inside a grocery store, movie theater, mall, or any other commercial business. But, there are often safety hazards in parking lots such as cracks in the sidewalk or potholes that can lead to slip and fall accidents. Who is liable for slip and fall accidents in parking lots? Here's what you should know:
Personal injury attorneys will rely on many different types of evidence to prove fault in a car accident, including medical records, testimony from healthcare providers, and police reports. But, some of the most important evidence is found at the car accident scene. Here's how the evidence from the car accident scene can prove fault:
Car crashes can occur because of bad weather, road hazards, and defective car parts, but they are often caused by a driver's mistake. Here's a look at some of the most common driver errors that lead to car accidents:
The details of what happened before, during, and after a car accident can become harder to remember as time goes by. For this reason, taking notes after a car accident is strongly recommended so you don't have to rely on your memory alone. What should you write about? How detailed should your notes be? Here's what you should know:
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