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I Was in a Car Accident. What Should I Do Now?

I Was in a Car Accident. What Should I Do Now?

After being involved in a car crash, you will likely have substantial damages that should be covered by the person who caused the collision. You can go about recovering your losses in two primary ways: You can file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, or you can bring a civil lawsuit against the careless driver. Either way, you deserve full and fair compensation for every damage you’ve suffered because of an auto accident that wasn’t your fault. Continue reading to learn more about how you can begin to pick up the pieces of your life after your motor...

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Hit and Run Victims Part Two

How To Handle a Hit and Run  In our last blog we discussed the important steps you should take if you end up being a victim of a hit and run. Our last tips, while helpful, onl y scratch the surface. We thought it was important to continue to cover the full extent of all tips that will help you to handle your hit and run situation. Here are a few more tips to equip yourself with if you should become a victim of this careless crime. Tips To Handle Your Hit and Run  Look for Witnesses - After you’ve taken a look...

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Hit and Run Victims

How To Handle A Hit and Run Imagine this: You’re sitting at a red light patiently awaiting your turn to proceed when suddenly your airbags are deployed and you’re in pain. It’s smoky in the cabin,  and you now realize that someone has just slammed into the back of your vehicle. As you start to gather yourself and move towards evaluating the damage, the car that hit you begins to drive away. They’re  taking off from the scene of the accident, leaving you to deal with it yourself. It is at this moment you realize that you are a victim of a...

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3 Tips for Driving in Wet Conditions to Prevent Accidents

No one truly enjoys driving in adverse weather conditions. Being close to the Gulf of Mexico, we’re no strangers to regular storms and wet roads. When the road is wet the probability of getting into a car accident rises.Hydroplaning and poor road conditions can be a leading cause of car wrecks and injury when the weather changes. If you’re hit by another vehicle when the road conditions are bad, contact the car accident attorneys at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers for help. In the meantime, remember these tips from the Department of Motor Vehicles for driving in wet conditions to help...

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3 Tips For Your Health After A Car Wreck

[grid_row_open class=""] [grid_col_open class="" palm="100%" tablet="33%" desktop="33%" center=""] [grid_col_close] [grid_col_open class="" palm="100%" tablet="33%" desktop="33%" center=""] [grid_col_close] [grid_col_open class="" palm="100%" tablet="33%" desktop="33%" center=""] [grid_col_close] [grid_row_close] [grid_row_open class="purpleBorder"] [grid_col_open class="" palm="100%" tablet="25%" desktop="25%" center=""] [grid_col_close] [grid_col_open class="" palm="100%" tablet="75%" desktop="75%" center=""] Car accidents are no laughing matter. In fact, being gently rear-ended can put a substantial amount of strain on the cervical vertebrae in your neck. Many times, you will be more worried about your car than your physical well-being. But don’t push your health to the side. If you’ve experienced a car wreck, it’s important to consider the following to make sure you recover well and you’re financially covered as well. [grid_row_open class="gradient-yellow"] [grid_col_open class=""...

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When Motorcycle Accidents Aren’t Your Fault

[grid_row_open class="gradient-yellow-vert blogStyle"] [grid_col_open class="" palm="100%" tablet="100%" desktop="100%" center=""] In 2014, at least 92,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Injury and even death can be a result of reckless driving or not following laws in place to protect motorcyclists. NHTSA also found that motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die in a crash than individuals in a typical passenger car and five times more likely to be injured due to the nature of the vehicle. If you find yourself in a situation like the following where you or a loved one have been the...

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3 Programs that Reduce Drunk Driving Rates

With Louisiana having higher than the average national rates of drunk driving throughout the state, the roads can be a scary place. You can be driving home from work or driving to a family get-together and risk being hit by a drunk driver. If you’ve had to deal with the effects of drunk driving, we understand how difficult that can be. If you have been hit and injured, you are not alone. If you’re in need of an excellent attorney that focuses on car accident injuries in the Baton Rouge area, contact us at Spencer Calahan Injury Law. Consider some of these...

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5 Distractions That Can Lead to Catastrophic Accidents

According to the United States government, distracted driving accounted for 3,129 motor vehicle deaths in 2014, with 431,000 additional injuries recorded. AAA notes that distracted driving is the cause of anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of all accidents. Distracted driving accounted for 3,129 motor vehicle deaths in 2014 Needless to say, it’s no surprise that so many states are passing laws in an attempt to reduce these numbers. Louisiana is one such state where it is illegal to “use [a] wireless devices for writing, sending, or reading text-based communications while driving, regardless of age,” according to the state DMV. There are...

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What is the “Share the Road” Movement?

The Share the Road movement has its roots in Florida. While not as old as some may think, the idea originally came about in 1992 in order to create permanent reminders around the country with license plates and bumper stickers. They are to remind drivers to be mindful of bikers and motorcyclists that also use the same roads. It wasn’t until 1999 that any legislation supporting such license plates was passed by the Florida legislature. When accidents do happen, it’s important to have a great bicycle or motorcycle attorney to help you through a very difficult time and process. [grid_row_open class="gradient-yellow"][grid_col_open...

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Helmet Laws Help Prevent Death in Motorcycle Accidents

[grid_row_open class=""] [grid_col_open class="helmet1" palm="100%" tablet="50%" desktop="50%" center=""] Every state has slightly different legal requirements with regard to equipment for motorcyclists and bicyclists. Some states don’t require that motorcyclist wear helmets, but do insist that they wear eye protection. Louisiana requires that all motorcyclists wear helmets that meet specific safety requirements. Motorcyclists are five times more likely to be injured in an accident than passengers in a standard car, even if they’re wearing a helmet. If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, contact the attorneys at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers to be sure that you’ve received the appropriate compensation. In the meantime, refresh...

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What to Do When Wildlife Runs into the Road

It’s unavoidable. At some point, you will probably hit an animal crossing the road. In the United States, an auto accident involving an animal happens every 39 minutes according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Knowing what to do when you are confronted with this situation can be the difference in having an insurance claim on your car just your car versus having to pay an insurance claim on someone else’s house. It’s much easier to try to avoid an accident than to need a car accident lawyer if the situation becomes exceptionally complicated. Consider these tips suggested by the Department...

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6 Steps to Follow if You are in an Auto Accident

Whenever you’re in a car accident, even if it’s simply that you were rear-ended at a stop sign, it can be a jarring experience. It’s important that you take the appropriate steps to manage the situation and document what happened, even if you’re feeling anxious. If you’re in an accident and you’re able to apply the following steps to the situation, do so to help protect yourself and your property from possible complications in the future. If you find yourself in a difficult situation after your accident, call Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers, your auto accident attorneys now! 1. Call 911 The laws...

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