Car Accidents

How to Seek Compensation After a Hit and Run Accident in California

AAA reports that more than 700,000 hit-and-run accidents occur each year in the United States, with many resulting in injuries and fatalities. If the responsible party never comes forward, a hit- and-run accident can create significant emotional distress and leave you footing the bill for your medical expenses and car repairs. How can you receive… read more

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Don’t Accept the First Car Accident Settlement Offer. Here’s Why.

The claims representative for an insurance company is a trained professional paid to settle your accident claim on behalf of the insurance company. They have been known to contact an accident victim shortly after the accident occurs and make a settlement offer. When facing medical bills, vehicle damage expenses, etc., a quick settlement can be… read more

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Can I Still File a Car Accident Claim in California if I Don’t Have the Police Report?

Suppose you are in a California car accident where there are no serious injuries and what appears to be minor car damage. In that case, it can be tempting to exchange information with the other driver and leave the accident scene. You may want to think twice. If you don’t get a police report, you… read more

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Should I Ever Speak with the Other Party’s Insurance Company After an Auto Accident?

After an auto accident is the worst time for you to discuss details with the other party. You may be injured and are most likely in shock. You may even be confused about what happened. In the eyes of the other driver’s insurance company, however, right after the accident is a perfect time to approach… read more

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Will My Car Accident Settlement Cover My Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic treatment is extremely helpful in correcting back and neck injuries following a car accident. However, accident victims often hesitate to visit the chiropractor over fear about the treatment being covered by a settlement. Fortunately, a car accident settlement will cover chiropractic treatment in most cases.  Chiropractic Treatment Must Be “Reasonably Necessary” A car accident… read more

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How Do Wrong Way Accidents Happen?

Crashes involving wrong-way drivers are some of the most catastrophic types of accidents due to their head-on nature at potentially high speeds. In a moment, and with no warning, a reckless or drunk driver can cross the centerline and change others’ lives forever.  Reasons Why Wrong Way Accidents Happen Unfortunately, wrong-way accidents happen more often… read more

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How to Obtain a California Accident Report

If you get into a car accident in California, one of the most important things to obtain is an accident report. The police accident report – also called a traffic collision report – will contain important facts about your crash. Once you obtain a copy of your California accident report, you can use it to… read more

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Common Mistakes People Make After a Car Accident

Car accidents are the most common causes of injuries and deaths in California. This does not, however, make it any easier to deal with the aftermath of a car accident as an injured victim. There are many common mistakes you could make if this is your first time filing a car accident insurance claim or… read more

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What Should I Do If I’ve Witnessed an Accident?

In California, your odds of getting into a car accident are relatively high. There were 3,563 traffic fatalities in 2018 alone, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. You also have a good chance of witnessing an accident at some point in your life. Knowing what to do as an accident witness could allow… read more

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How Do I Know If I Have a Punctured Lung From a Car Accident?

A car accident can cause many different traumas to the body. Some of the most common are injuries to the chest and lungs from high-speed impacts with the seat belt or steering column. Trauma to the chest can cause serious lung injuries, including a punctured or collapsed lung. A collapsed lung can cause a medical… read more

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