Auto Accidents

Car Accident Insurance & Injury Claim FAQs

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Most people go their whole lives without getting hurt in a car accident — and thank goodness for that! But for those who are injured, deciding what to do next can be difficult. You may have already filed an insurance claim, and now you’re wondering if you made the right decision. If you’ve ever wondered whether getting a lawyer is better than filing an insurance claim for car accident injuries...

5 Things An Auto Accident Lawyer Will Do For You

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If you’re hurt in a car wreck, you might think it’s just easier to settle with the insurance company. And in some clear-cut cases, you’re probably right. For example: I once got hit head-on by a guy eating Chinese food while driving in heavy rain. He jumped out and said “Sorry… that was totally my fault! I guess I owe you a new car, huh?” Even the police told him to shut up or else they’d have to...

Who Pays If You’re Hurt in a Hit and Run Accident?

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When you’re injured a car wreck, police often assign blame to either one or both drivers. Even when it’s not clear-cut, auto insurance usually pays about half the cost. (Sure, it might be your policy — but at least you’re not completely out-of-pocket on all those bills!) But what happens if you’re hurt in a hit and run? More to the point, who’s going to pay for the days you missed work in...

States With the Highest & Lowest Number of Uninsured Drivers

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Let’s say you get hurt in an auto accident, but the responsible driver has no insurance. But how likely is that scenario? According to Insurance Research Council data, uninsured drivers currently cause about 1 in 8 auto accidents nationwide. However, those rates can vary wildly depending on where you live. See where you’re most (and least) likely to get hurt in a crash with an...

How to Avoid Going Broke If You’re Hurt in a Car Crash

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No one believes it will happen to them. Still, the fact is that millions of people face huge medical bills and other expenses after car accidents each year. If you think recovering from a car crash injury is difficult, just imagine the pain unpaid medical bills can cause. In many cases, you can file an insurance claim to recover lost wages and medical bill costs. However, not every case ends with...

Who’s Liable for Your Car Accident Injury Costs?

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Most states have a legal process for deciding who’s liable for your car accident injury costs. In fact, liability is the most important factor in deciding how much money your injury deserves in damages. Insurance companies look at four concrete factors to determine who’s at fault for auto accidents — and thus, liability percentages. Not Sure Who’s Liable? Look At Your Police Report When someone’s...

Traffic Accidents in No-Fault vs. At-Fault States

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People hurt in traffic accidents nationwide either live in no-fault or at-fault states. This variable determines whose insurance pays for each person’s property damage and medical expenses. It’s helpful to understand the distinction between traffic accidents in no-fault and at-fault states — and figure out which one applies to your injury case. Traffic Accidents in At-Fault States Also called...

Hurt in an Uber or Lyft Accident? You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

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If you use apps like Uber or Lyft very often, you may wonder how they deal with auto accident injuries. Who, exactly, pays for each injured rider’s medical bills? Is it the driver… or maybe the ride-hailing platform itself? Always talk to a personal injury attorney if you’re hurt in an accident that involves a ridesharing app driver. Ridesharing apps changed the vehicle-for-hire market in many...

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