The Benefits of Learning Defensive Driving

It’s not fun to learn that you must take a defensive driving course because you were at fault for a car accident. It will be even worse if you’ve suffered any sort of serious injury. But there is a bright side to taking this course – one that could help you avoid being hurt in the future. In this article, you’ll learn some of the advantages of defensive driving programs. The attorneys with the Eberst Law Firm will be ready to help if you’ve been hurt in a wreck that wasn’t your responsibility. We’ll explain every part of your case in easy-to-understand terms and fight aggressively to ensure you get every penny you deserve. If you want to schedule a free consultation, you can contact us online or call us at 1-888-CALL-JON. What is Defensive Driving? When you take a defensive driving course, you’ll learn safe driving techniques that could help keep you from being in another accident. In most cases, the course takes anywhere from 4-6 hours, and you can take classes online from the comfort of your home. Most people have to take defensive driving because the government is forcing them to do so. But you can always...

Drug Use Among Truck Drivers Causes Accidents

Truck Driver Drug Use and Accident Risk Truck drivers are known to struggle with a number of issues that accompany their difficult lifestyle. The trucking life is not for everybody and it definitely shows. Semi-truck drivers are much more likely to suffer from serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes, alcoholism, and addiction to drugs. These health issues, especially addiction to drugs, make semi-truck accidents significantly more likely to occur. Truck drivers turn to substance abuse for a number of reasons related to the trucking lifestyle, and they all hurt both truck drivers and the people they share the road with. Which Drugs do Semi-Truck Driver’s Use? Truck drivers must operate their vehicles for exceptionally long amounts of time in which they are seated and staring at the same road view stretching on continuously. This has a way of wearing a person down and leading them to seek respite in a number of different vices. Some of the drugs that semi-truck drivers turn to as a result of their job’s conditions include: Cannabis The most common drug that is used amongst truckers is Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana or weed. The usage of cannabis amongst semi-truck drivers has become even more prevalent since...

What Happens if the At-Fault Driver Dies in the Crash?

Any kind of car accident that takes a life is tragic. When the at-fault driver is the one who dies, any other motorists who were severely injured may be hesitant to take legal action. Unfortunately, the hard truth is that those who were badly hurt will still face extremely high medical bills. And they will also suffer other types of monetary losses. They’ll still have to take action to recover those losses. At The Eberst Law Firm, we completely understand how difficult it can be for accident victims to file lawsuits when the motorist responsible for the collision dies. But we also realize how important it will be for those victims to make sure their rights are protected. If you’ve suffered a severe injury in a car wreck that was not your fault, we will help you do just that, while maintaining complete respect for the deceased. If you would like to learn more about how we may be able to help, please contact us online. Or give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON to schedule a free consultation. Can I Still Pursue My Case if the At-Fault Driver Died? In a car accident case, any claims for compensation will come down to whether or not someone committed negligence that...

How Long Does it Take to get a Car Accident Settlement?

No matter what caused your car accident, if you’ve suffered a severe injury, you want to know how long it will take for you to get the settlement you deserve. You might be getting worried that you’ve exhausted your vacation time and sick days. And you’re losing your paycheck every two weeks. Of course, those medical bills just keep piling up, with no end in sight. The personal injury attorneys with The Eberst Law Firm will be ready to fight to help you get every penny you have coming. We’ve helped clients in cases similar to yours for several years. And we know how to get results. We won’t ever make any promises. But we can guarantee that we’ll do everything we can to hold those responsible for your injury accountable. Here’s a look at what you can generally expect as your case progresses. If you have any questions, or you’d like to schedule a free consultation, call us at 1-888-CALL-JON. Or contact us online. Process of a Car Accident Lawsuit It’s completely understandable that you at least have a general idea of how long it will take for your car accident case to either reach a settlement, or reach a verdict in a courtroom. The following is some information...

What Causes a Car to Catch on Fire after a Crash?

A car crash can be scary enough. When the car catches fire after a crash, that can be downright terrifying. Fire can destroy nerves, and cause other types of permanent injuries. In many instances, these injuries require not only excruciating treatment, but also grueling physical therapy – and that’s only if a person is lucky enough to survive. Please don’t allow a negligent driver to escape accountability for causing a car crash that leads to your car catching fire, and you having to suffer horribly as a result. The attorneys with The Eberst Law Firm will be here to help ensure you get the money you deserve. We will make sure you’re completely informed through the entire process, and that you fully understand what’s going on at all times. You can get in touch with us for a free consultation by contacting our firm online or calling 1-888-CALL-JON. The following is a look at some of the more common reasons a fire can start after a car crash. [caption id="attachment_2621" align="alignnone" width="900"] Burned car close up. Car after the fire, crime of vandalism, riots. Arson car. Accident on the road due to speeding. Explosion. High quality photo[/caption] Leaking Fuel Tanks This is probably the leading culprit when a car...

Car Accidents in Parking Lots

Parking lot car accidents typically occur at a low rate of speed. Nonetheless, they can still result in extensive vehicle damage. And they may also carry the risk of causing severe injuries. Being in any sort of wreck can obviously cause a lot of stress. But it can also lead to a lot of confusion as well. An experienced car accident attorney can handle all of the complexities on your behalf so you can get on with your life. An attorney with The Eberst Law Firm can help you obtain the compensation you deserve if you’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault. Our firm delivers results. And we’re passionate about making sure our clients’ rights are protected at all times. Whether you were the driver or passenger of a car, or you were a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, we’ll be more than ready to provide the expert legal representation you need. Contact The Eberst Law Firm by using our online form. Or give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON for a free review of your case. [caption id="attachment_2637" align="alignnone" width="900"] Cars parked in parking lot[/caption] How Frequently do Accidents Occur in Parking Lots? You might be surprised to learn that, according to some estimates, parking lot car accidents make up...

Long Term Nerve Damage Caused by Car Accidents

Car accidents happen for a lot of different reasons, and they result in a lot of different types of injuries. One of the most devastating is long-term nerve damage. Any accident that affects the nerves can make it difficult to use your hands, arms or legs to complete even the most basic of everyday tasks. Facial injuries can also lead to nerve problems that can result in permanent disfigurement. If you or someone close to you has suffered this kind of horrible injury, the car accident attorneys with The Eberst Law Firm may be able to help. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable, and we know how to help our clients obtain the money they deserve. You’ve suffered greatly due to no fault of your own. You deserve justice, and that’s exactly what we’ll try to achieve on your behalf. Don’t hesitate to contact us whenever you like to schedule a free consultation. You can give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON, or you can use our online contact form. How do Car Accidents Cause Nerve Damage? A car wreck will often lead to violent whipping of the body due to the strength of the impact. Blunt force trauma, glass and metal can all do incredible...

Facial Injuries Caused by a Car Accident

[caption id="attachment_2684" align="alignnone" width="900"] Young man with head injury in the doctor\'s office. Head bandaged with a bandage[/caption] When most people think of injuries resulting from a car accident, life-altering issues such as severe back injuries or traumatic brain injuries usually come to mind. Facial injuries typically aren’t near the top of the list. However, these types of injuries are not only incredibly painful. But they can also result in permanent disfigurement. Fractures can occur when a victim’s face hits a steering wheel or dashboard, and glass fragments can shred the skin. In many instances, victims not only have to endure physical pain, but emotional trauma as well. The car accident attorneys with The Eberst Law Firm have a long track record of success helping victims who have suffered severe facial injuries due to the negligence of others. If you’ve been seriously hurt due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, we’ll do everything we can to help you obtain the money you have coming to you. Please schedule a free case review by contacting us online or giving us a call at 888-CALL-JON. What Causes Facial Wounds in Accidents? Any time a vehicle accident occurs, the drivers and passengers involved are at risk of severe facial injuries. In fact, these are among...

Does Your Driving Record Affect Your Injury Claim?

[caption id="attachment_2723" align="alignnone" width="900"] safety and people concept - happy smiling young woman or female driver driving car in city[/caption] You may have been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. You could have suffered a catastrophic injury, or you’re dealing with severe neck and back pain that will eventually get better. Whatever the case may be, the last thing you’ll want to have to deal with is a driving record that will be used against you – even if there’s no rational way that should happen. Unfortunately, insurance companies will often try to do just that. They’ll oftentimes bring up an injury victim’s past in an effort to keep from having to pay fair compensation. At The Eberst Law Firm, we’ve seen this despicable tactic employed time and time again. We’ve also helped many injury victims defeat those tactics, helping them get the money they deserved for the suffering they were forced to endure. We may be able to do the same thing for you. If you would like to schedule a free case review, please give us a call at 888-CALL-JON or contact us online. We’d like to share some information to give you an idea of how your driving record may come...

Personal Injury Legal Terms Car Accident Victims Should Know

[caption id="attachment_2746" align="alignnone" width="900"] Court gavel, scale of justice, law theme. law lawyer hammer attorney court background composition judge concept. Close up[/caption] If you’ve been in a car accident and you’re talking to a seasoned attorney, or you’re simply doing research into legal representation, you’ll probably come across a lot of strange terms. You’ve never really had any experience with personal injury law before, so you really haven’t had the need to familiarize yourself with legal parlance. Here are just a few of the terms you’ll likely encounter as your case proceeds. The Eberst Law Firm has a team of attorneys who have achieved a strong track record of success helping people just like you. When you turn to us, we’ll make sure you completely understand everything that’s going on in your case, without confusing you with a bunch of legalese. Get in touch with us online or give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON for a free consultation. Personal Injury Terms Damages When someone is hurt in a car accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, for that matter, they suffer losses. They have to pay for medical treatment, and they typically lose money because they’ve had to miss work because they’re hurt. In legal...

What if the At-Fault Driver is Lying to the Insurance Companies?

[caption id="attachment_2760" align="alignnone" width="900"] Stressed woman driver taking photo on mobile phone camera after vehicle collision on street side for emergency service after car accident. Road safety and insurance concept.[/caption] Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, one in which everyone takes responsibility for their mistakes. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, there’s a very good chance the at-fault driver will try to escape accountability. That’s why you’ll have to talk to an experienced car accident attorney as soon as you can if you’ve been hurt in an automobile wreck that wasn’t your fault. The Eberst Law Firm will fight to make sure the responsible driver faces that accountability. Our attorneys have the skill and experience it takes to help you obtain fair compensation. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, please use our online contact form or give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON. What At-Fault Drivers Lie About When an at-fault driver lies, that obviously adds a layer of complexity to your personal injury case. You might be 100 percent certain that you aren’t to blame, but that won’t mean a whole lot unless your attorney can produce the evidence needed in order to prove your case. But why would that driver...

Holiday DUI Accidents

Driving while intoxicated by either alcohol or drugs is not only incredibly dangerous, but it’s also a criminal offense. Driving while under the influence can result in major fines, license suspension, and more, and that’s if the driver doesn’t cause an accident. In cases where the driver causes an accident, those penalties will be much greater, and they will have to face both a criminal and civil lawsuit if the victim of the accident decides to press charges. In fact, more than 25% of traffic related deaths are caused by alcohol or drug impairment, and in 2018, there were 10,511 deaths from drunk driving crashes. Do DUIs Increase Around the Holidays? During the holidays, there’s more drinking, more rushing, and overall more alcohol consumption because of family gatherings and parties. A quarter of the $49 billion dollar a year alcohol industry’s profits come from sales that occur during the months between Thanksgiving and New Years. These times are stressful, and many people turn to drinking. There are generally more alcoholic beverages available during these times as well, with families and social groups making drinks to go along with meals. So yes, DUIs do tend to increase during the holiday months because the amount of alcohol...