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What Happens When Brake Failure Causes A Truck Accident?

By: James C. Beardsley, Esq., Portland, Maine When you’re in any kind of accident it’s traumatic at best. Truck accidents, however, are far worse because of the sheer size of the vehicles involved and the much greater amount of damage inflicted. Further, when you’re involved in an accident with a truck you may not even…

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How To Prevent Traumatic Head Injuries

The safest way to avoid a traumatic head injury is to understand how to prevent or reduce your risk of getting one. Learn how to prevent traumatic head injuries, and contact a personal injury attorney if you’ve been injured and need legal representation. Safety Basics Following proper safety guidelines is the easiest way to prevent…

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Tips For Getting Your Car Repaired After An Accident

When you’re in an accident, it would be so nice if things were cut and dry. The responsible party would step up to the plate, admit their accountability and pay for the damages. Unfortunately, this isn’t how things always play out. Often you’ll need to fight not just the other driver, but their insurance company,…

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What If My Car Is A Total Loss After An Accident?

Suffering a car accident is one of the most affecting experiences of a person’s life, often causing extreme emotional and physical turmoil, not to mention to damage suffered by your vehicle. When you make an insurance claim following a car accident, it’s possible your insurance company will declare your vehicle a total loss, possibly leaving…

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Three Ways Insurance Companies Derail Personal Injury Victims

When you are trying to file a personal injury claim with an insurance company, you expect to be handled with honesty and fairness. However, that is not always the case. While many insurance adjusters employ fair and honorable methods, sadly, some will not. There are a variety of tricks that the less than scrupulous adjusters…

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Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween With These Easy Tips

How to Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween Halloween is arguably one of the most exciting times of the year. Kids and adults get to dress up in costume, everyone can enjoy some candy, and laughter and spooky surprises last well into the night. However, due to high traffic and crowded streets, Halloween can also…

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What To Do After A Car Accident In A Leased Vehicle

Leasing a new car can be very beneficial for those who are not in the financial position to buy a vehicle. Leasing has become very popular in recent years as more people look for ways to save money, yet still have a nice vehicle to drive. Of course, this means that there has been in…

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Can A Passenger File A Personal Injury Claim?

If you drive regularly, you’re probably aware that you can receive compensation for injuries and damages resulting from a car accident. As a passenger in a car, however, you may not realize that you are entitled to similar compensations as the driver. Though the passenger doesn’t play an active role in physically maneuvering the car,…

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How Insurance Companies Handle Personal Injury Claims

When you have been involved with a car accident, you deal with getting immediate treatment, recovering from physical injuries, having your vehicle repaired or replaced and getting adequate compensation for your accident. Often times, the amount that an insurance company offers to cover the cost of your expenses and financial burdens is significantly less than…

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What To Do After A Hit And Run Car Accident

A hit and run involves a collision where a driver flees the scene without leaving personal information or stopping to see if anyone else involved needs help. This collision can be with another vehicle, a pedestrian, a fixed object or, depending on the location, an animal. Regardless of whether the driver caused the accident, if…