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Steps to Take When Appealing an Insurance Decision After a Collision

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm in Car Accidents.

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As a responsible driver, you have auto insurance that, at the very least, meets the state minimum requirements. You may also have additional coverage or policies for specific situations. In the event you’re in a crash, you expect that coverage, or the coverage of the other driver, to take care of your expenses. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.

When you file an auto insurance claim, an adjuster is assigned to your case. They will investigate what happened and ultimately decide what, if anything, you’re owed. In the event your claim is denied, it’s important to understand your legal rights and options. Let’s take a look at why claims get denied and what steps to take when appealing an insurance decision after a wreck.

The Difference Between an Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury

Published on Jul 23, 2020 at 1:18 pm in Brain Injury.

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Brain injuries can be life-changing. No matter the nature of the injury, when your brain is hurt, your healing process can be much different compared to any other body part because your brain controls your whole body. Some brain injuries are mild and are able to heal with minimal medical intervention, like minor concussions. But when a brain injury is severe and alters the way the brain functions, the result on that person’s life could be physically, emotionally, and financially catastrophic.

Who Determines Fault in an Auto Accident?

Published on Jul 16, 2020 at 3:15 pm in Car Accidents.

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As a responsible driver, you’re well aware of the risk of getting into a car accident. Unfortunately, there are a number of negligent drivers on the road who fail to follow traffic laws. In the event someone decides to drink and drive, drives while distracted, or disregards a traffic signal, they are at risk of striking another vehicle. If you’re injured in an accident, it’s important to understand how determining fault works.

What Types of Commercial Trucks Get Into the Most Wrecks?

Published on Jul 9, 2020 at 2:03 pm in Truck Accidents.

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The trucking industry keeps this country running. Tractor trailers that haul goods aren’t the only kind of commercial trucks, though. Commercial trucks are any kind of truck that is used for business. So that means dump trucks, delivery trucks, garbage trucks, tanker trucks, cement mixers, and refrigerator trucks are all commercial trucks as well as tractor trailers. What all of these trucks have in common is that they are all larger than regular motor vehicles, which means a collision with one can cause serious damage and injuries to passengers in a car.

How Often Do Highway Work Zone Accidents Occur?

Published on Jul 9, 2020 at 1:39 pm in Car Accidents.

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Drivers take precautions to help them drive safely and avoid accidents. When drivers remain alert, they can prepare for the road ahead. This could be avoiding an obstruction, merging lanes if a lane closes, and slowing down if they’re approaching a work zone. If a driver is reckless in a work zone, they can cause an accident. When a car accident results in injuries to you or a loved one, you can seek compensation for your injuries and damages. A Charleston car accident lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC can help you with your claim.

How Often Do Car Accident Settlements Exceed Insurance Policy Limits?

Published on Jul 2, 2020 at 1:36 pm in Car Accidents.

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Drivers want to feel safe. When you’re out on the road, you drive carefully in an attempt to prevent an accident and keep yourself safe. Unfortunately, accidents still happen sometimes, even if you’ve done everything in your power to avoid a collision. When that happens, you want to be covered with insurance so that you don’t have to worry about the financial effects of being treated for injuries or repairing property damage.

But what happens when your insurance company tries to give you less than you deserve, or your damages add up to more than your policy allows? A Charleston car accident lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC can answer your questions and help you get the settlement you deserve for your injury costs and damages.

Motorcycle Safety Equipment Every Biker Should Own

Published on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:27 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

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Riding a motorcycle is thrilling. Sitting atop only two wheels and feeling the wind whip around you is an exciting part of being a motorcyclist, but those are also reasons why riding a motorcycle can be so dangerous. Safety while riding is vital—without the proper training, attention, and equipment, a motorcyclist could put their own life and others’ lives in danger.

Motorcycle accidents often cause serious injury to the rider because they are more exposed than they would be in a regular vehicle. Serious injuries can rack up extreme medical bills, cause you to miss work and lose wages, and accrue even more costs if the accident caused partial or permanent disability. Since the collision wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to worry about any of those expenses. A Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover financially so you can focus on physical and emotional recovery.

Measures Every Nursing Home Should Take Against Infections

Published on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:10 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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Nursing homes are important care facilities for older Americans who can no longer live on their own or with family because they require around-the-clock care. Since the facility houses the resident and is responsible for their care and safety, one of their biggest concerns should be preventing the spread of infection. Staff, residents, and visitors can all transmit infections if the proper precautions and cleaning are not taking place in a facility.

Car Accident Statistics That May Surprise You

Published on May 8, 2020 at 8:43 am in Car Accidents.

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Car accident statistics typically revolve around safety and topics like distracted driving or accidents involving teenage drivers. However, there are some other kinds of statistics that you may have not seen before. You may wonder if there’s a certain color of car that tends to be stopped on the road more often than other vehicle colors. Certain types of cars may be more likely to get tickets than others. Let’s go over car accident statistics that aren’t as well known.

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