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serious injuries in car accidents

Serious Injuries: Car Accidents & Highway Dangers

Serious injuries result from car accidents every day. Agencies that keep track of such things report an average of 6 million car accidents each year in the USA. 3 million people suffer injuries in U.S. car accidents each year. Approximately 2 million of those injuries end up being permanent. An […]

Do Seatbelts Really Work?

Seatbelts: Why Do We Have to Wear Them?

Seatbelts raise little controversy. Many people buckle-up without thinking much about it. Others wonder why we wear seatbelts, what actual purpose is served and why we don’t have the option to buckle up or not. Such questions present fair and important issues. The answers lie in safety concerns. Extensive research and studies prove […]

Buying Car Insurance & Myths

Buying Car Insurance: The Basics

After a car accident is no time to learn about buying car insurance. But it’s after a car accident that many car owners first learn they don’t have basic adequate car insurance. Buying car insurance sometimes becomes a game of seeing how little one can pay. That might ease the […]

Value of Personal Injury Claims by Computer

Insurance Software: Determining Value of Personal Injury Claims

It’s no secret insurance companies use software to calculate the value of personal injury claims. Whether they admit it or not, they’ve used software to value personal injury claims since the 1990s. The important thing is what the software is up to. The idea of using computer software to calculate […]

Motorcycle accidents & causes

Motorcycle Accidents: Causes and Statistics

Car accidents happen every day. 11 percent of all motor vehicle accidents involve motorcycles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also reports that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a fatal accident than those in passenger vehicles. While some believe most motorcycle accidents are caused by aggressive motorcycle […]

Drowsy Driving a Major Killer

Drowsy Driving: 5 Reasons Driving Without Enough Sleep Can Be as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

One in five fatal car accidents is caused by drowsy drivers. Drowsy driving causes over 100,000 U.S. crashes a year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. An estimated 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries link back to drowsy driving in the U.S. every year. Physicians believe that losing one […]

Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in NH

Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in New Hampshire

Dangerous intersections appear seemingly everywhere.   Of the ten most dangerous intersections in New Hampshire identified by the state Department of Transportation, two are in Manchester, three in Nashua and two in the state capital, Concord. Transportation experts say many factors make intersections dangerous, not just the number of crashes.  Other factors include poor traffic […]

Adversarial System

Adversarial System of Law & Personal Injury Claims

The adversarial system of law in the USA depends on legal advocates with opposing views battling it out. A neutral party, a judge, a jury a mediator or some other entity makes the final call. The issue of whether this works requires anyone getting involved in the system, even in […]

How Unfair and Deceptive Claim Settlement Drags Out The Process

What Are Unfair and Deceptive Insurance Practices?

January 9, 2002, a Massachusetts woman sustains catastrophic injuries including permanent paraplegia when a tractor trailer hits the rear end of her car.  Ten years later, after what one judge called a legal odyssey including unfair and deceptive acts by an insurance company, she was awarded $22 Million. The 46 […]

Comparative Fault

Comparative Fault: Contributory Negligence & Apportioning Liability

Comparative fault law allows apportionment of negligence among multiple parties who may share liability for one injury. Suppose a pedestrian runs across the street.  A car runs a red light, striking a second car which, while going through a green light, is speeding.  The impact pushes the speeder into the pedestrian, who is pushed into a […]

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