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Hospital lien bill after a car accident in Texas.

What Happens When I Get A Hospital Lien After A Car Accident?

You recently got into a car accident that was so bad you had to be rushed to the hospital. Even though you couldn’t provide any insurance information or payment, the hospital treated you – as Texas hospitals are legally required to do. Now, you’re dealing with medical bills and hospital debt and you don’t know what to do. The truth is you’re not alone. According to, hospital costs in the United States are an average of $3,949 per day

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Corpus Christi car mechanic performing work that may contribute to a car accident.

Holding A Repair Shop Or Auto Mechanic Liable For A Car Accident

When you visit a repair shop or auto mechanic, you expect them to provide a high level of service. And of course, you also expect that they’ll make decisions and repairs with your safety and well-being in mind. But here’s the problem: Even if you have a recommendation from someone you trust, there’s no way of knowing if a repair shop or mechanic will do what they say. In fact, they could make a simple mistake that puts you at

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Injured car accident victim suffering from whiplash

Whiplash Caused By A Car Accident – Is This Your Only Injury?

  According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 12,186 serious injury crashes in 2018 with 14,937 people sustaining a serious injury. While these injuries take on many forms, those associated with the neck and back are typically among the most common. Whiplash is a common, yet serious, injury that often results from a car accident. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines whiplash as follows: Whiplash-a soft tissue injury to the neck-is also called neck sprain

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A car with personal possessions inside being towed away after serious accident in Corpus Christi.

What Happens to Your Personal Possessions After a Car Accident in Corpus Christi?

Immediately after a car accident in Corpus Christi, your mind is occupied with your safety and healing, especially if you have injuries. Your next reaction is the thought of your personal possessions like your phone, purse, personal electronic devices, and any other expensive or sentimental value items. When you’re involved in a serious car wreck where you sustained injuries, do you know what happens to your personal possessions? Here’s how to quickly claim the items that are rightfully yours. Your

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Confused Corpus Christi car accident victim in need of a car accident checklist.

A Checklist For What To Do After A Car Accident

You’re taking a risk every time you get behind the wheel of your car. Even if you’re the safest driver on the road, you could still find yourself managing the aftermath of an accident. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 256,338 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019. And that doesn’t even take into account the thousands of people who were killed on the state’s roadways. It’s imperative to take the right steps after a car

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Increased car insurance costs after a car accident in Texas.

How Much Does Car Insurance Go Up After An Accident?

Auto insurance premiums can be expensive nationwide but, according to Forbes, Texans spend an average of $1,009 a year on auto insurance. Texas law requires drivers to carry auto insurance for two reasons: to protect your assets and to pay for vehicle damages and bodily injuries when accidents occur. While the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association (TAIPA)’s recently approved 4.8% hike in auto rates takes effect March 1, 2021, and impacts our wallets even more, every driver wonders, “ Will

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Medical bills after a car accident in Texas.

Paying Medical Bills After A Texas Car Accident

Regaining a normal quality of life after a car accident should be a victim’s main priority. But the medical bills in the aftermath of an auto collision can add up to thousands of dollars, quickly. With the understanding that the rising cost of healthcare in Texas is a growing topic of concern, most people don’t have the money to pay for medical bills up front.  When medical bills pile up, they can lead to a mountain of debt that the

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Measuring the time frame for a car accident settlement.

What Does The Car Accident Settlement Time Frame Look Like?

Everyone wants justice now and they want it fast. But no one ever said the road to justice is a toll road. Recovering financial compensation damages caused by a car accident is often a difficult and long process that can take a few weeks up to several years depending on the injuries, the issues surrounding the case, and the number of parties involved.  This article provides a brief overview of determining factors that impact the time frame of a car

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Apeman C450 Dash Cam

Holiday Gift Guide – Dash Cams

If you have a car lover in your life, you are likely on the hunt for a functional gift to give. Lucky for you, we’ve spent hours researching the perfect gift ideas and there’s nothing that beats dash cams. Below is a rundown of some of the best dash cams to gift that car lover in your life this holiday season. Best dash cam selection 1. Apeman C450 Dash Cam Apeman C450 is an affordable dash camera that captures both video

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Is the Driver in the Back Automatically at Fault for a Rear-End Accident in Texas?

Rear-end accidents are the most frequently occurring type of vehicle crash in the United States. Regardless of whether you were in a car that got rear-ended or you were the one who crashed into the back of another vehicle, you may wonder, “Is the driver in the back always at fault for a rear-end collision?” Is the Driver in the Back Automatically at Fault for a Rear-End Crash? The short answer is: No. In Texas, one motorist, both drivers, or

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