Distracted Pedestrian & Bicyclist Deaths on the Rise

June 27, 2018 Hastings and Hastings
According to information provided by the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were approximately 6,000 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in 2017. This represented an amount that was 11 percent higher than 2016 and 22 percent higher than in 2015.  Every year, approximately two percent of all deaths related to motor vehicle accidents are a...
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How To Respond After A Truck Accident

June 18, 2018 Hastings and Hastings
Being involved in an auto accident can be extremely scary. If you are involved in an accident with a large truck, regardless of if it is a mid-sized delivery truck, or even an 18-wheeler, then the damage can be even more significant. If you are ever involved in this type of accident, it’s imperative...
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What is a Split Liability Agreement?

June 14, 2018 Hastings and Hastings
In many accidents, no single person is entirely at fault. This can sometimes make it difficult to get compensation from the other party. In these situations, a split liability agreement may be the best course of action. In simple terms, this agreement proclaims both parties to carry some fault for the accident. However, it...
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How Long Does Whiplash Last?

May 17, 2018 Hastings and Hastings
When you're involved in a car accident, one of the most common types of injuries is whiplash. This injury occurs when your head jolts forcefully forward or to the side due to the impact. This movement typically injures the neck and can damage sensitive tendons and ligaments, which can be extremely painful and take...
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The Most Common Bike Accident Injuries Tend to be Severe

May 9, 2018 Hastings and Hastings
If you love riding bicycles, here is a word of advice - you need to be extra careful on roads.  It's simple - drivers can easily misjudge a situation when it comes to dealing with bikes. They could fail to give enough room for one, which could lead to a crash. And while vehicle drivers...
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