Month: January 2021
Safe driving practices can help new truckers reduce the risk of traffic crashes. Operating a commercial truck requires a higher level of skill and attentiveness compared to passenger vehicles. Whether experienced or novice, truckers can follow these 4 safety tips to reduce the risk of an accident while on the job. Causes of Trucking Accidents Trucking accidents account for 74% of fatal passenger vehicle crashes. Of these fatalities, 67% were victims in the involved passenger vehicle. When truckers are unprepared, inattentive, or impaired, they risk their jobs as [...]
Contacted by the Insurance Company After an Accident?
If an insurance company contacts an individual following a car accident, it’s important for him or her to avoid providing too much information or accepting an early settlement offer. There are steps to take when negotiating with insurance adjusters to avoid potentially serious risks. Insurance Adjusters Are Not on the Victim’s Side While insurance adjusters may seem amiable and helpful in trying to negotiate a settlement, they are not working in the best interests of accident victims. Insurance adjusters usually attempt to reach the lowest possible settlement to keep [...]
Delayed Pain After a Crash?
Accident victims often don’t experience pain until days, weeks, or months following the accident, in which case they may still be able to file a claim depending on how long they wait to seek treatment. Even if victims don’t believe they need to seek immediate treatment following an accident, they may still be injured and not realize it until later. It’s important to understand what to expect after an accident and the steps involved leading up to a claim. The Types of Physical and Mental Injuries Following Crashes [...]
Understanding the Eggshell Skull Rule
The “eggshell skull rule” helps ensure that plaintiffs can recover compensation for damages caused by another party’s negligence even if the injuries might not have been as severe but for the plaintiff’s preexisting medical condition or vulnerability to injury. What Is the Eggshell Skull Rule? Under the eggshell skull rule, a defendant remains liable for injuries caused by negligence or an intentional act regardless of the plaintiff’s increased susceptibility to injury. The rule effectively protects plaintiffs who have pre-existing conditions that increase the risk or severity of injuries in [...]