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Pregnant women should always go to the hospital after a car crash

Car accidents can result in injuries anytime, but can prove to be particularly dangerous for women who are pregnant, regardless of how long they've been pregnant. That's one of the reasons why most obstetricians recommend for their patients to always seek medical care after a car crash. They note that it doesn't matter whether it involved multiple cars or was a simple fender-bender.

Can I file a lost wages claim if I'm self-employed?

If you're involved in a car accident and miss time from the job, then you'll likely want to recover the money you lost while unable to work. While, if you're a salaried employee, you may find it easy to produce your work schedule along with documentation showing days you missed recovering from your crash, it may be a bit harder for an independent contractor.

Why is road debris the highest rated cause of freeway crashes?

A recently released study conducted by the the Traffic Safety Foundation, part of the American Automobile Association (AAA), suggests that one of the highest risk factors for highway crashes is road debris. They note that lost loads and other types of hazards accounted for at least 200,000 freeway accidents starting in 2011 and ending in 2014. At least 500 of those crashes resulted in driver fatalities.

Pot's legalization and the impact on car crash rates

A recent study, conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute, suggests that states that have legalized the possession of marijuana for recreational use may be more vulnerable to higher car crash claims than those that have not. They note that states like Washington, Colorado and Oregon have seen a nearly three percent increase in crashes annually since marijuana first started being sold legally in these states between 2014 and 2015.

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