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Reasons Semi-Truck Crashes Result in Injuries

Semi-trucks are large, powerful vehicles. Given their size and power, it’s no surprise that they are capable of inflicting serious damage. Therefore, when a semi-truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the smaller vehicle’s occupants often suffer catastrophic injuries. A catastrophic injury is an injury that has serious, life-altering consequences. Catastrophic injuries usually...

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Are Auto Accident Settlements Taxable?

Following a car accident, victims often suffer physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial difficulties. In order to compensate car accident victims, insurance companies routinely pay out settlements. A settlement is an amount of money that a victim’s insurer and/or an at-fault party’s insurer may offer to cover some or all of a...
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How Long Does It Take to Settle a Car Accident Case?

Car accident victims are often entitled to financial compensation for their injuries. However, in order to get paid, car accident victims must go through the legal process. This typically involves filing a car accident lawsuit or filing a claim with the insurance company. There are many factors involved in determining the speed...
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Can a Car Accident Cause PTSD?

Car accidents often result in serious injuries. However, these injuries aren’t just physical—they can have long-lasting mental effects as well. Many car accident victims develop post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”). PTSD can negatively affect an individual’s ability to function in his or her day-to-day life. In this article, we examine the following question:...
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Tips for Avoiding Winter Car Accidents

West Virginia is one of the most dangerous states in the country for drivers. And to make matters worse, this danger only increases during the winter months. Therefore, it’s important to have a plan in place to stay safe while driving in West Virginia during the winter. In this article, we discuss...
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The Dangers of Texting and Driving

One of the first things every new driver is taught is to always stay focused on the road. Unfortunately, however, since the advent of smartphones, drivers have found this increasingly difficult to do. It’s not uncommon to see a driver speeding down the road with his or her head buried in a...
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