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Are you suffering from post-traumatic stress after a crash?

If you've been involved in a car crash, it's not unusual to suffer some emotional repercussions in addition to physical ones -- even if you didn't suffer severe physical injuries. You may feel a general sense of anxiety as well as anger, fear and guilt (even if the crash was another driver's fault). You may be nervous about getting behind the wheel again or even being a passenger.

Victims of drunk drivers may pursue civil claims

Drunk drivers can cause serious car accidents which can result in serious injuries to victims. Drunk driving accident victims should be aware that drunk drivers may be liable for the damages that victims suffer and victims must be familiar with the legal protections available to them to help address the different damages they have suffered.

The different types of injuries car accident victims may suffer

Car accident victims can suffer injuries that range from serious to catastrophic. Unfortunately, car accidents are not at all uncommon, which is why injured car accident victims need to be prepared to protect themselves and also be familiar with the different types of injuries car accident victims may face.

Legal help for victims of negligent drivers

The reality is that car accidents can happen at any time, however, an unexpected car accident can gravely harm car accident victims. Car accident victims can suffer serious injuries, damages and losses in a car accident that takes place in an instant but can impact them forever. As a result, injured car accident victims need to be familiar with the legal protections available to them through a personal injury claim for damages.

Help for victims of distracted drivers

Distracted driving accidents can be devastating for victims and their families, which is why they need to be aware of the legal protections available to them when harmed. A distracted driver may be held liable for the damages they inflict upon a car accident victim through a personal injury claim. When successful, a personal injury lawsuit can help victims of distracted driving-related accidents recover compensation for their physical, financial, and emotional damages.

It's not just alcohol that can make drivers unsafe

There is a lot of attention paid to the hazards of drunk driving, but it's important to remember that alcohol is not the only substance that can render a person too intoxicated to drive safely. Louisiana law takes this into consideration with its law against Driving While Intoxicated, or DWI.

What can I do if I was injured by a hit-and-run driver?

When we discuss motor vehicle accidents on this blog, we usually talk about personal injury lawsuits involving a negligent driver. The basic legal concept behind these cases holds that if a driver causes an accident through negligence, and someone else is hurt as a result, the injured party may hold the negligent driver liable for their damages. But what if you can't find the negligent driver? What if you were injured by a hit-and-run driver?

Proving fault in a negligence lawsuit

In everyday life, the connotation of the word negligence is nothing but recklessness. In legal form it defines a situation in which a person fails to act in a careful manner which the person as a reasonable man should act and that results in somebody else suffering injury or damage of properties. Claim of negligence is the most standard form of personal injury lawsuit in the country. However, it is always complex to interpret negligence in a personal injury case as it involves a comprehensive legal examination of the elements of negligence in relation to scenarios involved in a particular case.

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