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Car Accident Recovery: What Comes After the Hospital Stay?

Published on Apr 30, 2019 at 9:36 am in Auto Accident.

Recovering from an automobile crash can be a long process. While it’s likely a hospital stay is the first step in healing, this is often the shortest step. The process really begins once you are home. Even with doctor’s orders, it can be difficult to know what to do once you’re home. You may be instructed to rest, or you may have to undergo physical therapy or surgical procedures. It’s important to understand the recovery process, so you know when you can return to work and how you can strengthen your car accident claim.

Understanding Your Maximum Medical Improvement

When you are observed, diagnosed, and treated after a car accident, your physician will be able to give you your maximum medical improvement (MMI). An MMI refers to the point in your medical treatment where you will have recovered as much as you will from the injuries you sustained in the collision. Depending on the severity of injuries, it can take months or even years to reach your MMI.

How to Block the Ability to Text While Driving

Published on Apr 9, 2019 at 9:02 am in Auto Accident.

While aggressive driving behaviors like speeding and tailgating are responsible for their fair share of accidents, there is another in particular that causes many wrecks: Distracted driving. Many people drive with cell phones and try to use their device while driving. Accidents occur because people are looking down at their phones and don’t see what’s happening on the road. People may think that they can multitask, but this does not apply to driving. Their phone keeps at least one hand off the wheel and the driver’s eyes down, which makes it easy to cause a crash.

If you’ve been injured in an auto wreck by a distracted driver, you can file a car accident claim to hold them accountable and get the compensation you deserve. An attorney from Thomas Law Offices will help defend your case and make sure your compensation will help cover the cost of your injuries.

Can Soft Tissue Damage Be Permanent?

Published on Mar 26, 2019 at 10:42 am in Auto Accident.

When thinking about the physical consequences related to accidents, fractures are probably one of the first injuries that come to mind. While broken bones can be serious, there are other injuries that can result in just as much pain and a long recovery process. One of those injuries is soft tissue damage.

While a number of injuries can result in soft tissue damage, car accident injuries are among the most common causes. The severity of the injury greatly depends on the severity of the crash, the force of impact, and the initial state of the victim’s health. While many soft tissue injuries are minor or will heal over time, many others come with long-lasting effects and may even be permanent. When soft tissue damage becomes catastrophic or permanent, a person will likely need to change how they live their day to day life.

Do I Have Legal Recourse After Driving on a Poorly-Maintained Road?

Published on Feb 7, 2019 at 11:28 am in Auto Accident.

Any time you’re behind the wheel, it’s likely you’re on the lookout for negligent drivers who may be distracted, using their cell phones, or disobeying traffic laws. While it’s crucial to be aware of those individuals to reduce your risk of an accident, sometimes the road conditions can put you in a dangerous situation that’s outside your control.

The state and local governments are responsible for ensuring roadways are safe for travelers. It requires a significant amount of time and money to keep highways and local roads in a state that does not present any hazards. When the roadways are neglected, travelers may encounter unavoidable dangers that cause crashes.

5 Steps for Protecting Your Rights After a Hit-and-Run Accident

Published on Jan 22, 2019 at 9:06 am in Auto Accident.

In the event of a crash, drivers have a responsibility to stop their vehicles, contact the necessary emergency services, and trade contact and insurance information for claim purposes. When a driver leaves the scene of an accident, they are commiting a crime. We call these types of accidents “hit-and-run” crashes.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 across the country. While many of these accidents only resulted in property damage, some resulted in serious injuries and even death. It can be overwhelming dealing with a hit-and-run; however, it’s important to remember there are steps you can take to protect your rights after the accident. Here are 5 steps you can take to protect your rights: