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Our Atlantic city personal injury attorneys assist victims of car accidents.

Is There an Increased Risk for Car Accidents During the Holiday Season?

Your chances of getting into a car accident increase during certain periods of time during the day, the week, and the year. Driving during periods of heavy road congestion (rush hour), inclement weather, or late-night hours can result in a serious car accident. Drunk driving adds to these risks during the holidays. In fact, the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year to drive. Why Do Car Accidents Increase During the Holiday Period? There are more people on the road traveling to visit family and friends for holiday celebrations. Holiday parties and gatherings also result in a sharp increase in drunk drivers. Fatalities resulting from accidents with alcohol-impaired drivers have become extremely predictable between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. More than 40 percent of the car accident fatalities on Christmas and New Year’s involved alcohol, according to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and…
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Delayed Symptoms After a Car Accident

Learn to Recognize These Delayed Symptoms after a Car Accident Immediately after a car accident, you may feel shaken, confused, and scared. After all, a car accident is scary. Some individuals may feel relieved to have escaped relatively uninjured. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Even if you do not believe you suffered an injury, the adrenaline from the accident may mask the signs and symptoms of a serious injury. Learning to recognize these signs and symptoms is the key to receiving prompt medical attention. The Mayo Clinic lists symptoms of commonly delayed injuries. If you recognize these symptoms after a car accident, seek medical help immediately. Some of these injuries could be life-threatening if not treated quickly. A concussion is a milder form of brain injury. When the brain suffers an injury, it can begin to swell. Evidence of this inflammation may take hours before becoming fully apparent….
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What Evidence Do I Need to Collect After a Car Crash?

Being involved in a car crash can be a devastating experience. In some cases, those involved are fortunate enough to avoid personal injury, but it may be a different story for the car. In extreme cases, damages to your vehicle might be accompanied by injuries to your person. Either way, car accidents are unfortunate occurrences, and we all try to avoid them as best we can. But, however much we wish it were otherwise, car crashes happen every day. For those of us who have recently experienced one, legal recourse may be available. To seek compensation for damages or an injury, you’ll need to build a strong case. To do so requires that you collect as much evidence about the accident as you can.   Proof of Fault In order to prove that you were not at fault, you must collect evidence which places fault upon the other driver. This…
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