2017

Blog Posts in 2017

  • The Consequences of Neglecting to Wear a Seat Belt

    Cars are equipped with incredible safety features these days, but none of them are substitutes for wearing a seat belt. However, despite the safety seat belts provide, many continue to ignore them, leading to terrible injuries and fatalities that might have otherwise been prevented. There are numerous accounts, for example, of individuals being thrown out of vehicles and suffering fatal or ...
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  • Who Has the Right of Way?

    Understanding the right of way is a critical element in keeping everyone on the road safe, whether it is a fellow driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian. Combined with common sense, being educated on right-of-way laws will help prevent you from getting involved in avoidable accidents. This sounds easy enough, but according to a Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration (FHTSA) study, at least ...
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  • How Social Media Can Affect an Injury Case

    Social media has rapidly become a commonly used form of communication across a wide spectrum of individuals, both young and old. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center report, 74% of adults were users in 2014. This number is estimated to have vastly grown since that time. Given that social media provides a forum for individuals to share everything from thoughts and feelings to experiences and ...
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  • How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take to Settle?

    The length of a personal injury case greatly depends on the specific circumstances and how eager you might be to settle. If you are willing to accept less money, a personal injury case can settle quite quickly, though this is generally not advisable. You might not know the full extent of your injuries yet, which means the settlement might not be enough to adequately compensate you for the costs ...
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  • What is Pain and Suffering?

    In a personal injury case, individuals can pursue compensation for more than just the economic damages they suffer, such as medical bills, lost wages, or damaged property. They can also receive compensation for non-economic damages, commonly known as pain and suffering, which is an important component in such cases. These types of damages are less straightforward than economic damages, but it is ...
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  • Glossary of Common Personal Injury Terms

    No two personal injury cases are alike, but there are some terms that are so common, any individual involved in a personal injury case is bound to hear them. While your personal injury attorney will certainly guide and assist you throughout this process, answering any questions you might have along the way, it would still be helpful to sharpen up on some of the terms you might encounter as you ...
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  • Reasons Car Insurance Companies May Deny Your Claim

    When car accidents occur, drivers rely on their insurance to pay for a variety of costs related to a crash. Unfortunately, insurance companies can be unreliable. It is important to understand that insurance providers are only looking out for their best interests, which means that they will do whatever it takes to deny your claim entirely or award you with a reduced settlement. The following are ...
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  • Important Evidence You Need for Your Car Accident Claim

    In order to successful in filing your car accident claim, you need to gather evidence which proves that the collision wasn’t your fault and demonstrates the extent of your injuries. The more documentation you have to support your claim for monetary damages, the more likely you will obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor. The following are the important types of evidence you need to collect: ...
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  • What is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

    Whether you sustained a serious injury in a car accident or a slip and fall accident , money is required to cover your medical expenses and pay your bills if you are ordered not to work until you make a full recovery. If a negligent party caused your injury, they are liable to provide your entitled compensation. At Haffner Law Group , the most common question we receive is “how much is my claim ...
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