Automobile Accidents Are Not “Accidents”

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It is common for people to refer to an automobile collision as an auto “accident.”  But an auto accident is really not an “accident” as we commonly think of them.  When we think of an accident, we usually associate it with a chance event, a mishap, an Act of God, or an unavoidable situation.   Auto collisions… Read more »

Causes of Truck Accidents

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Every year there are almost 500,000 collisions involving truck and tractor-trailers.  The number one cause of truck accidents is driver fatigue.  Drivers are often pressured to drive beyond established time limits in order to stay on schedule and deliver their loads on time.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has enacted ‘hours of service’ regulations.  These… Read more »

Auto Accident Injuries – Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a rheumatological disease that affects the soft tissue around joints.  It is well recognized that the trauma from an automobile collision can trigger fibromyalgia symptoms.  The signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia include: pain, stiffness, and aching in muscles; presence of multiple tender ‘trigger’ points; sleep disturbance; localized abnormal skin sensation; leg cramps; perceived… Read more »

Auto Accidents – Preserving the Evidence.

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The success of a personal injury claim from an auto accident may depend on the gathering and preserving of evidence.  It is essential that the evidence from the site of the collision be obtained.  Photographs of skidmarks, debris from the collision, and condition of the roadway will document the evidence of the scene.  This evidence… Read more »