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How Long Do You Have to Visit a Doctor After a Car Accident?

SAN DIEGO — The frightening experience of a car accident causes so many questions and concerns to suddenly rush to mind. We’ve all seen and heard about the experiences others have gone through in car accidents, but experiencing one yourself is entirely different. Your body and mind usually wind...

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How Often Do Student Drivers Get into Accidents?

LOS ANGELES — When teens become student drivers, they’re getting their first taste of freedom and adulthood. Many times, teen student drivers are in a hurry to get their licenses and be off on the open road with their friends. Being in that rush, however, can cause new drivers...

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Will My Insurance Cover Chiropractic Treatment After a Car Accident?

SAN DIEGO – The sudden impact of a car accident can lead to whiplash, aches, and pains that will often worsen if you don’t get the proper care. Injuries relating to your neck, back, and spine are ones that should not be taken lightly. Even if the pain is...

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What’s the Top Driver Distraction?

SAN FRANCISCO — Have you ever left work, driven home, and suddenly thought “How did I get home?” You can’t remember much of the drive, but there you are, parked in your driveway. It’s happened to all of us at some point and is the number one distraction while...

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Can I Sue For Compensation If I Wasn’t Wearing A Seat Belt?

SAN FRANCISCO — The United States adopted federal seat belt legislation on January 1, 1968, which required all vehicles (except for buses) to be fitted with seat belts in all seating positions. Since then, seat belts have saved countless lives and reduced the severity of potential injuries in car...

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What are My Legal Rights after an Airbag Failure?

SAN DIEGO — Being involved in a car accident is a scary situation for anyone but can be even more traumatic when the airbag designed to save your life fails to deploy or poses a threat to your safety. Airbag failure is a legitimate basis for a civil action...

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What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash After an Accident?

LOS ANGELES – Whiplash is the name of the injury caused by a forceful movement that jerks your neck forward and back – like the crack of a whip. This injury is often the result of a rear-end car accident or another type of car crash. Some cases are...

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Top 8 Ways to Prevent an Injury in a Car Crash

Millions of car accidents take place each year in the United States taking tens of thousands of lives. Unfortunately, no matter how many safety features automakers are adding to their cars, driving and riding in a car will always carry some level of risk of injury or death. Some...

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Do You Have to Pay Your Medical Bills from a Personal Injury Settlement?

LOS ANGELES – Trips to the hospital and doctor come with a high price tag. Medical bills add up quickly, and if you’ve needed treatment for your injuries following a car accident, you’ll want to pay these off as soon as possible. You should never pay for treatment out-of-pocket...

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Do More Car Accidents Happen At Night?

LOS ANGELES — The human eye relies on light in order to see, and at night our vision suffers. It can affect our ability to judge distance and speed when we’re in the car. We depend heavily on our sight to help us make quick driving maneuvers and situational...

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