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Post-traumatic Stress After an Auto Accident

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that often follows a traumatic event involving actual or threatened death, serious injury, or threat to the physical integrity of oneself or others. PTSD is commonly associated with members of the military who return from combat and are triggered by familiar sights or sounds that remind them of traumatic events they experienced during the time they served....
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I Rear Ended Someone Who Stopped Suddenly. Am I at Fault?

Rear-end collisions are the most common motor vehicle accidents, accounting for almost one-third of all collisions in the US. They typically happen at stoplights and stop signs, during rush hour traffic, and during weather conditions that make the roads more hazardous. In addition, Rear-end collisions run the gamut in severity, ranging from no damage at all to catastrophic loss, including death. Even though the US...
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What to Do If A Car Accident is Your Fault

Car accidents are traumatic events, even for the at-fault driver. In some situations, the fault is apparent: a driver is distracted by their phone and does not see the brake lights ahead, causing a rear-end collision. Other times, there may be some shared fault. However, if you believe you are the at-fault party, honesty is still the best policy. Here is a breakdown of the...
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5 Steps to Take After an Accident With a Drunk Driver

Car accidents are always unexpected events which make it impossible to feel prepared in the moments following. After the initial impact and once your vehicle is at rest, the feelings of shock and adrenaline are still rising for most drivers. Uncertainty and stress elevate even higher when you suspect that the other driver in the collision is under the influence. Their behavior may be unpredictable,...
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7 Mistakes to Avoid Following a Car Accident

So, you have been involved in an auto accident.  Suddenly, people want to talk to you, ask a million questions, everything is overwhelming, and you are left wondering if the right decisions were made.  Brown & Crouppen has handled thousands of auto accident claims, and given that experience, there are some common missteps that are made and how you can keep from taking the wrong...
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What Happens if the Driver Who Hit Me is Uninsured?

No matter the circumstances, being involved in a motor vehicle accident is a stressful situation. When you are hit by a driver that does not have insurance coverage, it can make a bad situation seem even worse.  You may be unsure of what to do if you find yourself in this dilemma.   At Brown & Crouppen, your legal team is experienced at handling these types...
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How Much Money Do You Get from a Car Accident Settlement?

If you are injured in a car crash, several types of damages can be compensable. Understanding the types of damages can help you assess how much compensation you may receive in your own case. Additionally, the value assigned to the various types of damages depend on several factors. The amount of money someone receives in settlement, pre-lawsuit or after a lawsuit is filed, is intended...
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How Much Insurance Coverage Do You Have & Is It Enough?

Liability Comprehensive and Collision These are the two of the most common policies carried by drivers. Let’s talk about what each of them mean. First, liability coverage is the bare minimum that is required by most states. Liability coverage will pay for bodily injury and property damage to others. So if you are involved in an accident and you are at fault, liability coverage will...
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