Insurance

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Low Settlement Offers: How to Deal with Them

If you’ve been in an accident, you’re probably beginning to deal with insurance companies, adjusters, and other details surrounding your personal injury claim. While these dealings should be straightforward, they seldom are. In fact, even an insurance company that has accepted liability may be committed to negotiating and delivering several low settlement offers right off…

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What is Comparative Negligence and How Will it Affect Your Compensation?

If you’re filing a personal injury claim, comparative negligence may impact your ability to collect a settlement. Comparative negligence is a tort rule that helps allocate damages when both parties in an accident are deemed at least partially at fault. When an accident occurs, comparative negligence means that the fault of each party is based on their individual…

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Common Types of Car Accidents & How to Avoid Them

Car accidents are traumatic events, and nobody wants to experience one. What many people don’t know, though, is that certain types of car accidents happen more often than others. In this blog, we’ll consider the most common car accidents, the damage they cause, and how to avoid them in the first place. Let’s dive in….

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What Happens if the Car That Hit Me Wasn’t Insured?

It’s every motorist’s worst nightmare: you’re just minding your own business when–boom!–out of nowhere a car rams into yours from behind. You get out to assess the damage, only to see the other driver speed off. It doesn’t take you long to realize that the other driver wasn’t insured, and now you’re liable for what looks…

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What To Do About Property Damage in an Accident

When it comes to a car accident, most people think about injuries. Were the parties injured? Will there be ongoing impacts of those injuries? And rightfully so–personal injury after an accident is a frightening reality, and can dramatically impact peoples’ lives. What many people don’t consider is property damage. Even if you walked away from the wreck, what…

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Why Hire Ward & Barnes to Represent Your Injury Case?

You’ve decided to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent your injury case, and you’re interested in learning about our practice. Who are we? What sets us apart? And why should you consider our firm for your personal injury case? In this post, we’ll provide a little bit of background into our firm and who we are, and…

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Typical Delayed Symptoms After a Car Accident

For many people who experience car accidents, injuries aren’t immediately obvious. In fact, many injuries have delayed symptoms that show up hours or even days after the impact. Unfortunately, many people aren’t prepared for the reality of these injuries. Even worse, some victims aren’t sure how to incorporate such delayed symptoms into their personal injury case. In…

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Common Mistakes People Make After an Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, you’re probably feeling many things. Maybe you’re still in pain because of your injuries, or you just feel generally shaken up over the whole thing. Perhaps you’re concerned about finding legal representation to take your personal injury case to court. Whatever the case may be, the period after an accident is stressful and…

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