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Back Pain After a Car Accident: Common Injury Types, Causes, & What to Do

Being in a car accident is stressful enough as it is. Which makes dealing with insurance claims, filing lawsuits, car repairs/replacement, and everything else that comes after even more hectic. You may not even be aware your back has been injured until well after the accident. If you're experiencing delayed back pain after a...
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What Causes Stomach Pain After Car Accidents? (An Easy-to-Understand Guide)

Stomach pain after a car accident can be the result of internal injury or bleeding. Soft-tissue injuries in car accidents are the usual cause and can last for hours or days afterward. You should seek professional medical attention to ensure anything serious gets early as soon as possible. Approximately 5% of serious injuries occurring...
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What to Do if You’re Hit by an Uninsured Driver

If an uninsured driver hits you, the main actions you need to take include: Filing a police report Not accepting liability for any part of the accident Not accepting any money from the at-fault uninsured motorist driver Pursuing a medical evaluation Retaining the services of a personal injury attorney Getting in touch with all...
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Does Health Insurance Cover Car Accidents?

Health insurance policies can cover some of the costs incurred after a car accident, but will not cover all the costs. If you have exhausted your PIP insurance or do not have PIP, health insurance can pay medical expenses but will not pay for property damage or for vehicle repair or replacement. Most health...
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Should You Contact Your Insurance After a Small Accident?

If you have been in an automobile accident, you need to contact your insurance company, especially if the collision involved another motorist or resulted in injuries or property damage. Even though most drivers know this is the proper course of action, they still try to avoid reaching out to their insurer because they are...
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Louisville Accident Reports: How to Get Your Accident Report

After a car accident in Louisville, Kentucky, law enforcement will typically come to the scene of the accident, take down relevant information, and submit an official accident report. These reports provide valuable information when filing an insurance claim and/or personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. If you suffered severe injuries in...
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Kentucky Auto Accident Laws: When to File a Claim and What You Can Recover

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), traffic accidents throughout the state have been on a steady decrease since 2015. However, accident victims still suffer property damage, injuries, and death every year on Kentucky roads. KYTC data shows that, each year, drivers report about 160,000 automobile accidents in the Bluegrass State, resulting in around...
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Common Causes of Car Fires, Prevention, and What to Do if Your Car Caught on Fire

This article is for information purposes only.  The Bryant Law Center does not take car fire or property damage cases unless there is a personal injury involved. From 2014 to 2016 an estimated 171,500 car fires occurred each year resulting in an annual average of 345 deaths, 1,300 injuries, and $1.1 billion in property...
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Is Falling Asleep While Driving Gross Negligence?

Yes, falling asleep while driving can be considered gross negligence in a car accident if the drowsy driver was acting with negligence and with disregard for other driver's safety. At some point in our lives, most of us have driven while feeling very tired. Few of us realize, however, just how risky that act...
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Rental Car Perils: 3 Ways to Protect Yourself When Using a Rental Car After an Accident

Drivers unfortunate enough to have been hit by a negligent motorist are confronted by many important decisions and options, some seemingly more urgent than others. The immediate options relate to receiving medical treatment if you are injured and your diagnosis or prognosis for future medical treatment or impairment. But securing reliable transportation if your...
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