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How to Avoid a Sideswipe Accident

By James Emerson on January 3, 2022

Sideswipe accidents occur when the sides of two vehicles come into contact or collide. This type of crash typically involves drivers traveling in the same direction. Sideswipes are common when distracted or drowsy drivers drift into another lane, when drivers switch lanes without performing a head check and hit vehicles in their blind spots, and when drivers fail to yield when merging into oncoming traffic.

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What to Do After a Multi-Car Pileup Accident

By James Emerson on December 7, 2021

Multi-vehicle pile-ups can cause serious injuries to drivers and passengers involved. They are more likely to result in catastrophic or fatal injuries than two-car collisions, because a vehicle can be hit multiple times from different directions. There is also more flying glass, crushed metal, and leaking gas when there are more vehicles involved. These accidents are common on freeways where traffic moves fast, and when visibility or road conditions are poor. Multi-car crashes are chain-reaction events that can cause bodily injury and property damage to several motorists in different vehicles.

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Common Injuries Suffered by Older Drivers

By James Emerson on September 13, 2021

Anyone can be seriously injured in a wreck, but older drivers face an even greater risk. Senior citizens involved in traffic accidents are more likely to suffer serious injuries or have chronic pain caused by the accident. Although seniors tend to drive less than other age groups and are more likely to wear seat belts, obey speed limits, and drive safely, they have a higher risk of injury or death behind the wheel.

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What Does Your Auto Insurance Actually Cover?

By James Emerson on August 5, 2021

When you first start looking at an auto insurance policy, your first question will be, “How much is this going to cost me?” Auto insurance rates can fluctuate due to many factors, but the real value of these policies is how they can help you in a collision. Auto insurance is not only a legal requirement for drivers in the state of Indiana, but an invaluable source of compensation when you are injured.

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Steps to Settling Your Car Accident Claim

By James Emerson on July 26, 2021

Following an auto accident, your biggest goal is getting your bills paid and to get back on your feet. You may hope that you can quickly file a claim online or over the phone with the other driver’s insurance to get compensation immediately. Insurances companies like to say it is an easy and seamless process — for them, at least.

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Maximize Your Compensation After a Car Accident

By James Emerson on July 21, 2021

One of the first questions we get when meeting with clients is, “How do I pay my medical bills?” Most people do not have significant savings or health insurance to cover an emergency room visit on top of the costs of repairing a vehicle, taking time off work to see doctors, and getting any long-term treatment. A single collision can come with a massive stack of bills that set you back months to years as you struggle to recover. However, if you were injured by a negligent driver, then you may have a car accident claim against that driver’s insurance company. In order to get the most out of your claim, you should work with an experienced personal injury attorney who understands how to tell your story effectively.

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