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How Likely Are You to Get in a Car Crash?

How to Protect Yourself From Getting Into a Car Accident

Car accidents are a common occurrence on our roads and highways. People are hurt or killed in collisions every day, from simple fender benders to catastrophic accidents. While some accidents are unavoidable, others are brought on by things that can be avoided, such as driving while distracted, driving too fast, and driving while intoxicated.

In order to lower the risk and improve your chances of keeping safe on the road, it is crucial to understand the likelihood of being involved in a car accident. In this blog, our car accident lawyers take look at the numerous risk factors that increase the possibility of getting into an accident and provide helpful advice and recommendations to keep you and your loved ones safe when driving. If you do get into a car accident and need legal advice, […]

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How Does an Insurance Company Decide Who Was at Fault?

Who Determines Who is At Fault After a Car Accident?

Imagine you are pulling out of a driveway, with your view partially obscured by a snowbank. As you do, another car comes around the corner and hits you. Who’s at fault for the car accident?

The answer may not always be that easy to determine–but answering it may be crucial in deciding who is ultimately responsible for paying for medical expenses and vehicle damage. Answering the question of who is at fault for auto accidents can also change depending on who is answering it, the traffic laws applicable to the situation, or the state in which the auto accident occurs. It can get even more complicated when multiple vehicles are involved.

While police and insurance companies may weigh in with their own assessment of who is at fault in car accidents, it is often a good idea to hire an experienced car accident lawyer who can advocate for you and help guide you through the process of seeking maximum compensation from those responsible for a car accident. […]

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What is Road Rage?

Is Road Rage Dangerous?

Emotions get the best of all of us at times, but when driving on the road, we have a responsibility to use good judgement, composure, and respect amongst fellow drivers and pedestrians. It is tempting to get angry or upset when someone clearly cuts you off or abruptly changes lanes without signaling, and that same anger can tempt you to start raging at someone and practicing reckless driving. Giving into your emotions in the heat of the moment can intensify the danger of an already precarious situation; often termed as “road rage,” aggressive retaliation on the road can trigger a series of dangerous, and even deadly, consequences. With all of this in mind, there are safe practices to manage your frustration and to be on the alert for when sharing the road with aggressive drivers.

If you were involved in a car accident with a driver suffering from road rage, […]

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Should I Accept the First Insurance Settlement?

The Insurance Company Offered a Settlement. Should I Take It?

After an automobile accident, you are likely to be experiencing a great deal of physical pain and emotional distress. You may be tempted to immediately accept the first offer from the other driver’s insurance company to put the car accident behind you as quickly as possible. However, this is almost never a good idea.

An insurance company is necessarily looking first and foremost to its own bottom line, and not to what would be fair compensation for you. The insurance company makes money by keeping its payouts as low as possible, and can take advantage of your desire for a speedy resolution to make you a low settlement offer that does not provide a fair settlement for your personal injury.

If you have questions about a car accident settlement, your first step is to contact an experienced car accident lawyer at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys. […]

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Is Pennsylvania an At-Fault State?

Who Will Pay My Insurance Claim After a Car Accident in Pennsylvania?

All car accidents are, without a doubt, stressful experiences. Even once the initial shock has warn off, you still have so much to consider, including your physical, mental, and emotional recovery. There may be medical expenses and medical bills, property damage, and more. A car accident is not something anyone wants to endure.

Navigating the insurance process can be one of the most overwhelming parts of any car accident case. If you’ve never gone through the claims process before, it can be confusing; and even if you have, no two cases are alike. It’s not uncommon to start getting calls from the insurance company just a day after an accident.

One of the things that can make understanding the claims process so difficult is that it’s incredibly different from state to state. […]

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