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What to do if an insurance company denies a claim

It is stressful to be involved in a car accident. No one ever expects it, and the resulting physical harm to oneself and damage to a vehicle can be extensive. The financial ramifications of one of these wrecks can be enormous, as car accident victims can be saddled with debt stemming from lost wages, medical expenses and mechanical repairs.

Federal truck regulations pertaining to drug and alcohol use

As previous posts here have mentioned, semi-trucks that are negligently or recklessly driven can pose a significant threat to other motorists. These truckers can cause their vehicles to swerve into oncoming traffic, blow through a stop light or fail to yield at a crosswalk, for example. The damages suffered in accidents caused by these truckers can be devastating, leaving victims with serious injuries, permanent disabilities and even leading to fatalities. The emotional and financial ramifications can be staggering.

Truck accidents may justify vicarious liability claims

The extent of harm caused to a car accident victim can be staggering. Victims may be left with a permanent disability or disfigurement, long-term pain and in need of ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation. That's just the physical aspect. Car accident victims can also suffer extensive emotional and financial damage as well. With regard to financial losses, a victim may incur significant medical expenses and lost wages can create financial instability and uncertainty.

Effects of a brain injury can be long-lasting and wide-ranging

A car accident can be a life-changing event. While some car accident victims can escape a wreck with only financial damage caused to their vehicle, others are subjected to serious physical injuries. Perhaps the most severe amongst these are brain injuries. Those who suffer brain trauma can face long-lasting effects, and their recoveries are often incomplete. The direct effects of such an injury can result in an inability to walk and adequately communicate, and thought processes are often affected as well.

Risky phone usage is on the rise in America

It's no secret that distracted driving is an all too common problem. People are often observed to be manipulating their radio, engaging with passengers, eating and searching floorboards for objects when they should be focusing their attention on the road. Of course, the biggest culprit when it comes to distracted driving is the cell phone, and a recently released study shows that it may be a bigger problem than it was in the past.

Impaired driver injures three kids in Phoenix car accident

No matter how safely you drive, a negligent driver can take you by surprise and cause a devastating car accident that leaves you and your passengers seriously injured. That may sound scary, but it's the truth. Every day innocent individuals are injured in car accidents caused by negligent and reckless motorists.

Phoenix semi-truck accident kills two, injures two others

If you tend to grip your steering wheel tighter when you find yourself surrounded by semi-trucks, you're not alone. Many Phoenix area motorists are fearful of these big rigs, and for good reason. A truck that is being driven in a negligent manner can destroy a car and leave individuals with devastating, life-altering injuries. In the worst accidents, victims lose their lives. Fortunately, most semi-truck drivers operate their vehicles in a safe fashion. However, this isn't always the case, as may have been the case in one recent car accident right here in Phoenix.

Woman seriously injured in crash likely caused by intoxication

A recent car accident in Phoenix left one woman with injuries that are serious enough to threaten her life. According to reports, a car being driven by a 22-year-old man turned left into the vehicle being driven by the woman, causing her vehicle to roll. The woman was thrown from her vehicle as a result. She was subsequently rushed to the hospital. Five other individuals riding in her vehicle also suffered injuries.

Things to consider before settling a car accident claim

If you've been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another party, then you've probably got a lot on your mind. First and foremost, you're probably trying to figure out how to adjust to life given your newfound physical limitations, even if they are short-term. This can be enormously stressful and challenging. You're probably also thinking about how to make ends meet, especially if you've been hit with enormous medical expenses and have lost wages due to missed work.

Truckers' lack of knowledge may cause car accidents

As we have discussed previously on this blog, semi-trucks that are improperly driven or improperly maintained pose a significant risk to other motorist on the road. These massive vehicles, when involved in an accident, can cause a serious amount of devastation, injury, and death. This is why it is imperative for those who have been injured in truck accidents to take legal action. Doing so can not only result in the imposition of liability and the recovery of compensation, but it may also help deter negligent truck driving and truck maintenance from occurring in the future.One way that federal regulators try to ensure trucking safety is by implementing rules to specify the knowledge and skills truckers must possess before they can take to the road. For example, truckers must have a demonstrated ability to perform basic tracking skills such as backing in a straight line and turning appropriately, as well as shifting in a way that ensures that the truck moves in a safe fashion. Truckers must also show that they have a deep understanding of more specialized skills such as visual searches and communications.Truckers must also be prepared to handle all types of driving conditions. Therefore, they should be able to demonstrate that they can drive in hazardous conditions, nighttime conditions, and emergency traffic conditions that require emergency maneuvers. Those truckers who were never able to demonstrate these skills should never take to the road. Therefore, those who are injured by a trucker's errors should consider obtaining the driver's employment records to see if his or her employer performed a thorough assessment of his or her abilities prior to allowing him or her to take to the road.This, of course, is just one of the many steps that should be conducted after being injured in a truck accident and pursuing a legal claim. Personal injury lawsuits require an extensive amount of work to both gather evidence and present it in a fashion that is compelling to both judge and jury. So, those who have been hurt in a truck accident may want to discuss their situation with a personal injury attorney of their choosing.

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