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Why Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Do You Need A Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident? YES, The aftermath of a motorcycle accident teems with confusion and blame in the air. Obtaining justice and compensation through a motorcycle claim can be difficult without the help of a motorcycle accident lawyer. The reason is that many insurance companies are unwilling to pay for […]


How Long Does a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Take?

Motorcycle Accident Case Timeline Typically, the first questions that we hear from prospective clients after they suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident are whether they can get compensation for their injuries and how much money they can get. After that, many people are concerned with how long their case will take. Clients can decide whether […]


Do Insurance Companies Pay for Pain and Suffering?

Recover Compensation For Pain & Suffering Pain and suffering damages are not the same as punitive damages. They are part and parcel of your personal injury settlement. They are not considered unusual or reserved for situations when someone has done something seriously wrong. Pain and suffering accompany your physical injuries. If you have gone through […]

Posted in: Personal Injury

April 1, 2022

PTSD Can Develop After a Serious Accident

By Dave Abels
PTSD Can Develop After a Serious Accident

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental condition that is most often associated with military members who were involved in traumatic events during active duty. However, PTSD can develop in anyone who experiences a trauma. You may not realize that many victims of serious accidents—such as commercial truck or car crashes—can develop PTSD following the […]


The COVID-19 pandemic had far more impacts on our daily lives, and these effects are becoming apparent over time. One unexpected consequence of the pandemic was more dangerous roads. Observers expected the exact opposite effect. They had thought that fewer cars on the road would make things safer for other drivers and pedestrians, but the […]


Never hesitate to contact a truck accident lawyer after a truck crash. Every important consideration possible strongly points to needing legal help. Given the damages you suffered and the insurance coverage limits, you may be dealing with a high-dollar value claim. Not only do you need a lawyer, but you need one now. It costs you […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

There is almost no such thing as a motorcycle crash that does not cause at least an injury. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 80 percent of motorcycle crashes result in either injury or death. Bikers have little protection in a crash. There is no vehicle around them to absorb any of the […]


Even though truck accident numbers are increasing, truck safety has improved over the past two decades. The driver has enhanced accident-prevention technology. However, in the absence of federal regulations that require specific systems, these safety options are optional. It is up to the trucking company to make the investments necessary to keep their trucks from […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Trying to claim bodily injury after an accident is not as simple as saying you are hurt. You need to take steps before you are in a position to file a claim. You have a lot at stake because financial compensation for your damages is on the line. What you do between the time of […]

Posted in: Personal Injury

March 3, 2022

​TBI Symptoms

By Dave Abels

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most serious consequences of any personal injury. In a moment, trauma to the head can change the course of an accident victim’s entire life. Not all TBIs are the same. They have different severities and symptoms. Get an early diagnosis of your TBI to get an intensive medical […]

Posted in: Brain Injury

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