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  • Taking Pictures of Your Car Accident

    Car collisions aren’t just scary, they can be deadly. From serious injuries to accident-related fatalities, determining who is liable often comes down to which driver has the best photographic evidence on their side. Taking pictures of the accident scene can help you establish liability early on. The more pictures you take the better, as photos typically aren’t subjected to interpretation the same ...
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  • Why Wearing a Seat Belt is Important

    Despite the fact that motor vehicles are equipped with more safety features than ever before, including tire pressure monitoring systems, back-up cameras, and lane departure prevention systems, none of these innovations are as critical to the safety of passengers as a seat belt. Unfortunately, many drivers and passengers choose to ignore this effective injury-prevention device, putting themselves ...
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  • Mistakes That Might Result in Denied Car Accident Claims

    Car accidents are overwhelming, especially if you sustained injuries. Survivors are often left shocked, in pain, and further stressed by costly medical bills and the inability to return to work. In the midst of this chaos and frustration, mistakes are sometimes made that could severely cripple a car accident claim, resulting in a denial. Remember, insurance companies are not your friend and will ...
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  • Three Reasons You Should Have Uninsured Motorist Coverage

    The privilege of driving in the United States comes at a cost: you have to obtain a license showing you are proficient enough to operate a vehicle on public streets, and you also have to purchase insurance to give you financial backing in the event you cause an accident. However, not everyone adheres to these laws, specifically the law which mandates that you purchase coverage for any financial ...
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  • Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

    Accidents can be devastating, leaving victims injured and faced with unexpected medical bills. Navigating the legal aspects of a personal injury claim can have people feeling hopelessly lost, on top of recovering from their injuries. There are steps you can take after a personal injury to help you prepare for filing a lawsuit or claim. These are the top tips for handling a personal injury claim: ...
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  • Understanding Truck Accidents

    Even the smallest accidents involving a semi-truck can cause enormous amounts of damage. Commercial trucks typically weigh between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds. Fully loaded and travelling at 55 miles-per-hour, a semi can take 100 yards to stop—the length of a football field. In normal traffic conditions, it is extremely rare that a truck will have the appropriate amount of distance to stop safely in ...
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  • What Do I Do If the Insurance Companies Aren't On My Side After a Car Accident?

    Being injured in an accident is already stressful enough as is; you don’t need the added burden of a battle with the insurance companies. It is a sad reality that many insurance companies will attempt to take advantage of victims or put themselves above the needs of injured individuals. If you were injured in a car accident and the insurance companies won’t assist you, no doubt you are worried ...
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  • Tips For How To Be a Safe Driver

    Driving a car is so commonplace for the majority of Americans, we tend to forget just how dangerous operating a vehicle can be. In fact, each year thousands of people are killed or injured in accidents that could have been prevented if only the driver had been less reckless or taken reasonable care on the road. At Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos Sousa P.C. , we have represented hundreds of clients ...
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  • Tips for Driving Safely this Winter Season

    During the winter, driving conditions can become incredibly hazardous. Ice and snow cause hundreds of auto accidents each year. Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos Sousa P.C. shares some safety tips to help reduce your risk of an accident while on the road. Things you should look out for and how to respond: Ice and black ice – The traction on your tires can become useless on roads covered in ice, packed ...
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