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Can I Go Back to Work After a Car Accident?

Published on Jun 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm in Car Accidents.

Going back to work sooner than you are ready can actually put you at a greater risk of re-injuring yourself or extending the time that it takes for your injury to heal.

The best tool for deciding when to return to work after a car accident is the treatment plan you receive from your doctor.  Your doctor will take into consideration your responsibilities at your job and will be able to determine when you are physically ready to handle them again.

In order for a personal injury claim to be successful, you need to have written medical documentation from your doctor that ties your injuries and symptoms to your car accident and shows a medical basis for your inability to immediately return to work.

What Should I Do if My Vehicle is Damaged in a Car Accident?

Published on May 11, 2018 at 1:42 pm in Car Accidents.

Consider this scenario: You’ve been involved in a car accident and your car was damaged by another vehicle. Now you’re getting the run-around from the insurance company.  You are not sure what to do and you don’t know if you’re getting a good deal.  This situation can be frustrating, upsetting, and can seem to drag on for days while you’re waiting for your car to fixed.  Below are some tips to consider when dealing with insurance adjustors when working out your property damage claim:

1) Check to see if you have collision coverage on your vehicle.

If so, then you can make a claim through your own insurance company and see what your insurance adjustor will offer you.  This was you can compare the quote you’re getting from the other insurance company against your own.  Your own insurance company may treat you better than the other driver’s insurance company.

What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident in Missouri

Published on Apr 27, 2018 at 3:08 pm in Car Accidents.

Hit-and-run accidents are traumatic experiences that are difficult to handle on your own. A car accident can affect you physically and emotionally. While you need to be focused on recovery, you’re probably worrying about medical expenses and missing work, not to mention catching the person who committed the hit-and-run.

An experienced Missouri car accident lawyer from the Law Office of Mike Campbell can help you get back on your feet. We’ll work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve. You can have peace of mind that someone is standing up for your rights.

What Questions Should I Ask a Missouri Car Accident Attorney?

Published on Apr 12, 2018 at 2:29 pm in Car Accidents.

When you meet with a car accident attorney for the first time, you are interviewing the attorney to handle your case and in many instances, the attorney is also interviewing you. As a result, the attorney will hopefully ask you numerous questions about you, your case, and what goals you have for your case. In return, it’s important for you to make sure that you are hiring the right attorney for your case. How do you know you are? By asking the right questions.

Below are some good questions you can ask your car accident attorney during your consult with them:

What areas of law do you practice?

If the attorney you are interviewing has a lot of practice areas, then the attorney may be a very capable and very smart attorney who has knowledge about many areas of the law.  However, it might also be that the attorney dabbles in a variety of practice areas without focusing exclusively on one or two.  You should know if the attorney practices personal injury law regularly and what kinds of cases they take on.

What’s the Most Dangerous Interstate in Missouri?

Published on Mar 27, 2018 at 3:10 pm in Car Accidents.

2016 was the deadliest year on U.S. highways and roads since 2007. Almost 40,000 people lost their lives in car accidents in 2016.

That raises an interesting question—Where do most fatalities occur? On average, more accident fatalities happen on interstates, highways, and urban/city streets than in rural areas. This makes sense when you consider the fact that city areas and highways usually see far more traffic. City streets also see foot and bicycle traffic which can add to the potential for collisions.

Should I Call the Police If I’ve Been in a Car Accident?

Published on Mar 14, 2018 at 2:04 pm in Car Accidents.

If you’ve been in a car accident in Missouri, you might be wondering what your first course of action should be. It may seem unnecessary to contact the police if the crash seems fairly minor– especially if you’re not seriously injured. You should always call the police if a car accident happens and request that they make a report, however. Doing so is the best way to ensure everyone gets the medical care they need and that you’re protected legally.

You should never think about leaving the scene of an accident. You or the other driver can be cited for leaving the scene of an accident without notifying the police. Also, your own insurance company may have specific provisions that require you to make a police report. This is particularly true if the other driver fled the scene. If you have to make a claim with your own insurance through underinsurance, most policies require you to make a police report immediately! Additionally, one of the first things we are asked for by the other side’s insurance company is a copy of a police report.

How Is Fault Determined After a Car Crash?

Published on Feb 23, 2018 at 1:47 pm in Car Accidents.

After a car crash, you start the claim process so you can get compensation for the accident. You’ll have to speak with the other party involved in the accident and your insurance company. One of the main factors with compensation is finding who was responsible for the accident. In some cases, the responsible party may own up to their mistake and admit fault outright. Others who were clearly in the wrong could insist that the accident wasn’t their fault. There may be a few circumstances where one person wasn’t completely at fault and the accident happened because of both parties’ actions.

The car accident fault laws vary from state to state. It’s important to know yours so you’re informed about how your car accident claim will work. If you’ve been in a car accident, the Law Office of Mike Campbell can help. A Missouri car accident lawyer will listen to your case and do everything possible to get you a favorable settlement.

Can a Teen Driving Curfew Stop Car Accidents–and Crime?

Published on Dec 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm in Car Accidents.

Teenagers who can drive often have reckless driving behaviors. They’re most likely to drink and drive, or drive without wearing a seatbelt. About 6,000 teens die in car accidents each year, and teenagers are more likely to crash when other teenagers are in the car.

In an effort to reduce these numbers, teenagers in most states have a curfew until they can get their senior driver’s license. A study from UT Dallas found that teenage curfews reduce car accidents and teenage crimes.

Compensation for Emotional Trauma After a Missouri Car Wreck

Published on Oct 30, 2017 at 11:32 am in Car Accidents.

Car accidents cause many kinds of trauma. You might expect to deal with physical injuries, like bruises or soreness, but you could sustain other kinds of injuries.

Emotional trauma affects your mind. When you’re suffering from emotional trauma, everyday activities might seem more difficult, your temperament could be different, and you might not connect these behaviors to the car accident.

How to Help Your Teen Drive Safer

Published on Oct 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm in Car Accidents.

Every U.S. state has different laws regarding the process young drivers must go through before they can obtain a full driver’s license. These laws are part of statewide Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs that aim to help teen and novice drivers become fully educated about safe driving procedures, practices, and laws before they are on their own behind the wheel.

In Missouri, young drivers may get a learner permit at 15 and they must have it for a minimum of 6 months. 40 supervised driving hours (10 nighttime) are required during this learner stage.

An intermediate stage follows which teens must be 16 years old or older to progress through. Drivers at this stage may drive solo but are restricted from driving from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. and may not have more than 1 passenger under 19 for the first 6 months.

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