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pain and suffering
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What is Pain and Suffering?

Personal injury victims can suffer in many ways after an accident. Whether claimants file an injury claim with an insurance company or pursue compensation directly through a lawsuit, claimants are often entitled to financial restitution for their covered losses (also called damages). Damages include the economic setbacks caused by an injury—property damage, medical bills, lost […]

motorcycle accidents in Iowa
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Most Common Causes of Iowa Motorcycle Accidents

According to Iowa State University Institute for Transportation (InTrans), more than 5,700 motorcycle accidents have occurred on Iowa roads since 2016. At least 5.3% of these crashes have led to rider fatalities, 22.9% have resulted in significant injuries, and 41.3% have caused other injuries.  The truth is, riding a motorcycle in Iowa cities like Davenport […]

slip and fall statute of limitations
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How Long Do You Have to File and Slip and Fall Claim?

In personal injury law, the amount of time an injured claimant has to file a lawsuit is determined by something called the statute of limitations. Each state sets its own statute of limitations for civil lawsuits. If you’re seeking compensation for a slip and fall accident in one of the Quad Cities, it’s crucial to […]

blind spot accident
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Why Are Blind Spots a Problem for Drivers?

Blind spots are the areas around your vehicle that you can’t see using your side mirrors or rearview mirror. We encounter blind spots every day while driving, but the fact that they’re invisible makes them easy to overlook. The truth is that many people aren’t seeing the full picture when it comes to their vehicle’s […]

Diminished Value Claim
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What Is a Diminished Value Claim?

One of the most overlooked aspects of car insurance after getting into a car accident is making a diminished value claim. Some drivers are unaware of what it is, while others are unsure of how much money they should receive for such a claim. To help you understand this facet of car insurance, the Quad […]

police accident report
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Do I Need to File a Police Report After a Traffic Accident?

There’s a lot to worry about after a car accident in the Quad Cities. You may have injuries that need treatment, your car may be significantly damaged, and you’ll need to exchange insurance information with the other driver(s). In the aftermath of a wreck, one of the things you might be wondering about is whether […]

sideswipe collision
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What is a Sideswipe Collision?

A sideswipe collision is a car accident in which one vehicle strikes the driver or passenger side of another vehicle. They may also be referred to as blind spot crashes since they are often the result of a driver who is changing lanes and doesn’t see the other vehicle. (Sideswipe accidents don’t always involve a […]

doctor after a car accident
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Should I See a Doctor After a Minor Car Accident?

You’re sitting at a stoplight, waiting for the traffic signal to turn green, when you suddenly hear screeching tires behind you. You have just enough time to look in the rear view mirror and see another vehicle collide with the back of your car. Stunned but unhurt, you and the other driver both get out […]

rear end collision
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Do I Need a Lawyer After Being Rear-Ended?

In 2019, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported nearly 2.2 million rear-end collisions. Although many of these car accidents only resulted in property damage, almost 600,000 crashes resulted in injuries, and nearly 2,400 resulted in one or more fatalities. As one of the most common types of vehicle crashes, it’s a question many […]

punitive damages
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What Are Punitive Damages?

Punitive damages (also called exemplary damages) are a kind of financial compensation that sometimes may be awarded to personal injury victims. Unlike the more common compensatory damages, which are intended to benefit the claimant and help pay for costs associated with their injury, punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant and to deter others […]