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Should I Say "Sorry" After an Accident?

After involvement in a motor vehicle accident, is it a good idea to say, "I'm sorry?" We understand that it may be instinctual to apologize, whether or not you feel that you are to blame. For many, this word has come to mean something to the extent of "excuse me" when they almost bump another person in a hallway.

What Is a Split Liability Agreement?

Determining liability after a car accident is rarely a clear-cut matter. In fact, many car accident claims involve heated disputes between involved parties and their insurance companies regarding which driver is responsible for the collision. While independent witness testimonies and police reports can help to clear up some of this confusion and lead towards a definitive answer, unfortunately, this is not always the case. What happens, then, if a car accident investigation does not yield a clear answer, or if multiple parties are deemed to be at fault?

I Did Not Know I Was Injured - Can I Still File a Claim?

We all know the devastation that a traumatic event such as a car accident can have on a person's body. From minor fender benders to major pileups, drivers and passengers can suffer a wide range of serious injuries such as broken bones, soft tissue injuries, concussions, and more. While many of these injuries are visible or have immediate symptoms, others can go unnoticed for days or even weeks after a crash. But how is this possible, and can you still seek compensation if your injury's symptoms are delayed?

What Should I Ask My Doctor after a Car Accident?

The actions you take after experiencing a car accident can be critical to the success of your personal injury claim and a timely visit to the doctor is no exception. In addition to protecting your health, establishing medical records and demonstrating how an injury has affected you can play a critical role in maximizing your potential settlement. During your visit, it is important to have questions ready and below our blog outlines three topics that you should consider discussing with your doctor.

Strengthening Your Soft Tissue Injury Claim

Soft tissue injuries (STI) such as whiplash, sprains, strains, and contusions are some of the most common injuries sustained in traffic collisions. Upon impact, the resulting force can cause damage to the body's muscles and tendons in the neck, knees, elbows, wrists, and hands, resulting in extreme discomfort, swelling, weakness, and sometimes loss of function in the affected area. While these types of injuries can be excruciatingly painful and life-disrupting, in many cases, insurance companies may attempt to trivialize soft tissue injuries or imply that a claimant is exaggerating in order to limit their financial responsibility. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to properly document your STI and maximize your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve.

Can a TBI Cause PTSD?

Despite their similar symptoms, people oftentimes talk about the effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as if they were mutually exclusive conditions - which, in many cases, they are. But did you know that individuals who suffer a TBI actually have a higher risk of developing PTSD? Depending on the severity of trauma and the circumstances in which a person suffers a TBI, brain damage can cause individuals to develop PTSD-like symptoms.

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