How to manage the financial fallout from an auto accident

By William J. Price

Auto accidents create debt instantly. As a victim, you could have to pay for medical bills and damage to your car, all while being forced to take time off of work to recover. The biggest expenses – hospital stays, surgery, long-term care, and medication – pile up quickly, creating a mountain of debt.

The result: Your credit report is damaged within 30 days. Continue reading “How to manage the financial fallout from an auto accident”

The dangers of settling your injury case without talking to a lawyer

By William J. Price

A careless driver crashed into your car. Your injuries sent you to the hospital and kept you out of work for a month. You ask the driver’s insurance carrier to begin paying for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses their client caused. There’s a good chance they’ll tell you it’s not their problem.

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What to do if you were hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident

Whether you don’t have a car of your own or you just need a ride home after a night out, ridesharing services offer an easy, affordable way to get around. They’re also a great way for people who have a car and spare time to make some money on the side.

But just like other types of transportation, accidents can happen when you’re riding in an Uber or Lyft or working as a driver.

If you’re injured in an accident involving one of these services – as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian – taking a few steps after the crash can help protect the value of your case. Continue reading “What to do if you were hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident”

Seat Belt Use Matters

seat beltMost people are aware of the safety benefits of seat belt use, yet many choose to forego seat belt use while driving or riding in a car.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to prevent injuries and save lives in a motor vehicle crash. Continue reading “Seat Belt Use Matters”

Who is liable for injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident?

Taking an Uber or Lyft is a convenient way to get from point A to point B without using your personal vehicle or public transportation. Because there is no concern about parking, and the cost can even be lower than traditional taxi or limousine options, Uber, Lyft and similar services have quickly become popular. Many people have a rideshare app on their phones, so it’s quick and easy to reach a driver at any time. Continue reading “Who is liable for injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident?”

3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

injury lawyerBy William J. Price

It’s common to be overwhelmed and confused after suffering a serious injury. On top of the physical and emotional challenges of recovering or adjusting to life with a new disability, you now face an uphill legal battle to get compensation for your injuries. Continue reading “3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer”

Involved In a Fender Bender? Here’s What To Do Next.

Most drivers will be involved in some sort of car accident in their lifetimes. In fact, over a lifetime of driving, a driver may be involved in several accidents. By car insurance industry estimates, the average driver will file a collision claim approximately once every 17.9 years.

fender bender

The majority of car accidents are not serious. Many are fender benders resulting in some minor damage to a car.  Continue reading “Involved In a Fender Bender? Here’s What To Do Next.”

Understanding disc herniations

Anyone with a disc injury knows how problematic they can be.

disc herniations

Discs act as cushions between spinal vertebrae. They act as shock absorbers and ligaments to hold vertebrae together, allowing for movement of the spine. Continue reading “Understanding disc herniations”