Motor Vehicles Law Articles
Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Motor Vehicles.
February 27, 2017 By HG.org
After an accident, the victim usually must deal with an insurance agency that sends an adjuster to interview the injured party and gather all the facts and details surrounding the incident to determine how much compensation must be provide to be sufficient and avoid litigation if possible.
February 27, 2017 By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
Getting a traffic ticket in New Jersey is a difficult situation. It generates a kind of tension even before you haven’t really started dealing with it. A traffic ticket can cause you a lot of confusions.
February 27, 2017 By Power Legal Group, PC
Bicycle accidents often can result in some extremely serious injuries. At times, they can even be fatal. There are a number of injuries that can stem from a right turn accident. Head injuries are one of the most common, and the resulting brain injuries can be devastating. If driver negligence is found during a lawsuit, then the compensation for a brain injury can rightfully be substantial, usually much more than you’d get from the initial payout offer from an insurance company.
February 27, 2017 By HG.org
When two vehicles are involved in a car crash, establishing liability and which insurance company should pay may be fairly straightforward. However, if one of the vehicles was used in a rideshare program at the time of the accident, the situation can become more difficult.
February 23, 2017 By William C. Head, PC
Arrested for DUI? Is a DUI a Felony? Regardless of the State, DUI-DWI laws in most jurisdictions have common factors that can escalate a driving under the influence charge to a Felony DUI.
February 22, 2017 By HG.org
Products with design flaws or defects often harm those that purchase them after normal and intended use has been initiated. Unfortunately for those that drive a vehicle with these issues, individuals may suffer injuries that may be severe or cause the loss of someone’s life.
February 21, 2017 By HG.org
Many motorcycle accidents end in severe injury or death for the driver. The importance of safety is paramount for these bikers. However, if there is a manufacturer defect, no amount of safety adherence may prevent an incident from transpiring.
February 21, 2017 By HG.org
When in an auto accident, there are many factors to consider when determining who may be at fault and how to receive compensation for the victim of the incident. One of these would be if the person making a left-hand turn is at fault and accountable for his or her actions as liable for damages.
February 17, 2017 By William C. Head, PC
Every year, over 1 million motorists in the United States are asked to perform the field sobriety tests by a law enforcement officers. Almost no citizens, except DUI lawyers who are specialists in the field of drunk driving defense, know the information posted here. All Americans need to know their rights to NOT self-incriminate.
Accidents on the road, in traffic and when driving on freeways is common and occurs with frequency in the United States. Some of these incidents involve rental cars where the driver has insurance, while in other instances of these wrecks, the driver does not have insurance.
Truck accidents involve many different factors. One of these is the possibility that multiple individuals are affected by the collision that occurs through just one truck incident. When the sudden stop of a truck driver occurs, he or she may initiate a group accident as other drivers of passenger vehicles run into the much larger truck.
Drivers often injure other persons that are on the road. Truckers may cause severe situations where death happens as well as serious harm to passenger vehicle drivers. When someone has been overworked and cannot continue without some sleep or rest, it is these times where a collision has the greatest chances of occurring.
February 13, 2017 By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
If you are charged with DWI/DUI or any other driving traffic violations, stop worrying!
February 9, 2017 By Van Dyke Law Office
Would an insurance company be so driven to deny benefits to an injured person that they would spend more on medical assessments than on actual injury compensation? It sounds too ludicrous to be true. And yet, a recent and revealing article in the National Post summarizes an Insurance Bureau of Canada report that says yes, indeed, this sort of thing happens, and that in 2011, Ontario auto insurers spent on average $10,700 in medical assessments per claim vs. $9,700 in compensation.
February 8, 2017 By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
Drunk Driving or DUI is a form of traffic violation caused when the driver is under the influence of alcohol or any other toxic element. The maximum penalties for someone caught due to drunk driving are imprisonment and fines or License cancellation.
February 8, 2017 By HG.org
The age of technology has proven to be catastrophic to the young when pairing electronics and driving. Facebook takes up more time for some than any other hobby, even when the person is a passenger or operating a vehicle. It is these circumstances that often prove fatal to some.
Car accidents occur for a variety of reasons, and various factors often play into the cases as a result. However, when one person is at fault in these circumstances, he or she may be the responsible party for a multi-vehicle collision. Due to certain elements that may exist in these situations, multiple persons may be seeking damages for injuries and property damage.
Personal injury claims are often processed by insurance carriers for negotiating settlements when certain incidents occur. This means that the companies are legally required to act in good faith to the persons that purchased the policies as well as third-party claimants in these situations.
Motorcycle drivers face numerous dangers when on the road, and they are more likely to collide with other vehicles and receive severe injury or lose their lives in the process. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are due to the negligence of the driver.
February 7, 2017 By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
Moving violation of traffic laws means, violating the traffic rules when the vehicle is in motion such as DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs etc.) or DWI (driving while intoxicated).
February 7, 2017 By DiTomaso Law
It is undeniable that obesity is an epidemic in the United States. Now, several highly-respected studies have come out showing that in addition to the array of health problems obese people face, they are more likely to be fatally injured in car accidents.
February 6, 2017 By HG.org
Impairment, when coupled with driving, may mean many things. This could be through distractions that cause the driver to lose awareness of the road and goings-on. Another form of impairment is the influence of drugs or alcohol.
February 2, 2017 By HG.org
Car accident incidents are often confusing already when they only concern one person and only one injury. However, when multiple types of individuals or other factors are included, these events are complicated and difficult to resolve. Children involved in a car accident case may already be traumatized to the point of nonverbal communication.
February 2, 2017 By HG.org
When building a case for a car accident incident, there are many common mistakes that are made that assist in a negative response from a jury panel or judge. It is important to understand what these mistakes are and how to avoid them.
February 1, 2017 By Christensen Law
Driverless cars are coming to Michigan roads, and around the world, sooner than many of us might expect. Auto lawyers and insurance companies are already bracing for impact, trying to prepare for when the first autonomous vehicles crash into our lives, and our practices. Exactly how driverless cars will affect the future of no-fault auto accident litigation remains to be seen, but there will be changes. That much is certain.
January 31, 2017 By HG.org
Personal injury cases are often caused by various factors that lead to wounds and harm to an individual or group of persons. This may be applied to large trucks that have cargo loaded into the back.
January 31, 2017 By HG.org
Insurance carriers often attempt to refuse payouts for claims when there are legitimate files for compensation necessary due to injury and property damage. It is in these situations that the average person is unsure of how to proceed. It is important to know how and why an insurance company may deny providing a settlement for a claim that should be successful.
Car accidents usually cause minor to severe injuries for those involved, and even when someone has only been mildly included in these incident, he or she may be harmed in the process. It is important to know when a claim is warranted, or when an insurance settlement provides enough to cover the medical costs.
Alcohol affects individuals in different ways. However, this substance is one of the leading causes of accidents and personal injury cases outstripping various other incidents. Because of this, there are numerous experts in the field of alcohol as applied to cases and claims for compensation due to property damage and personal injury concerns that transpire in various manners and areas of the United States.
After an accident where injuries have been sustained, the victim usually attempts to collect compensation from his or her insurance company before any other avenues are explored. However, these insurance carriers deny claims often and sometimes with little provocation or explanation.
January 30, 2017 By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
A traffic ticket lawyer in New Jersey deals with all the legal approaches and citations required during various types of traffic violations. Failure in following any of the prominent laws will certainly lead to stringent legal actions. The violations include DUI (driving under the influence), reckless driving, illegal lane changes, breaking traffic laws, parking violation etc.
January 30, 2017 By Saputo Law Firm, PLLC
This article explains answers to four of the most frequently asked questions about occupational driver's licenses in Texas. Do I need to go in front of the judge to receive an ODL? What happens at a hearing? What happens if my Occupational License doesn’t get approved by the judge? If I have a DWI conviction, can I still apply for an Occupational License?
January 30, 2017 By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Car manufacturers continue to develop ways to ensure that both car drivers and passengers remain safe in the case of an accident. One of the latest innovations in vehicle technology is the creation of a self-driving car. With a computer manning the wheel, the possibility of human error contributing to a crash is greatly diminished. But accidents still do happen.
January 29, 2017 By HG.org
Due to the widespread damage and injuries that occur with car accidents on the roads and highways, it is imperative that auto insurance has been purchased for anyone that may be driving any vehicle. These carriers provide both protection through liability clauses as well as piece of mind that medical bills and property damage may be covered through particular policies that are purchased.
January 29, 2017 By HG.org
The goal of an expert witness is to provide detailed explanations, experience, analysis from an outside perspective and an overall capability in assisting the party that hired him or her. These persons are experts in a given field with extensive knowledge and expertise.
January 27, 2017 By Power Legal Group, PC
Bicyclists and drivers share a lot of the same roads, but their transportation modes are completely different.
January 27, 2017 By Kuzyk Law, LLP
When you’re injured in a car accident, you’ll definitely be in touch with insurance companies. Some are faster than others, and they all want to get you your money. But, of course, the money they offer is usually way, way less than what they may owe, and that puts you in a very tough position. On one hand, you can get your money all up front, and then you’ll be done with any paperwork and additional hassle.
January 27, 2017 By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
After an accident, it can be difficult to assess if the personal injury settlement you’ve been offered is fair. Know when it is time to renegotiate.
January 26, 2017 By HG.org
Injuries and fatalities due to car accidents are messy and complicated disasters that often require the assistance of a lawyer for personal injury cases or with insurance claims. The necessity of extensive evidence, witness testimony and various factors surrounding the situation cause difficulty in traveling these circumstances alone.
January 25, 2017 By HG.org
Students that ride on a bus often experience peaceful and non-eventful drives. However, there are some incidents that may transpire while in these vehicles. Of these, there are some accidents or collisions that occur where the young persons are injured.
January 25, 2017 By HG.org
The United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have put various regulations in place that limit and restrict various issues from occurring, but sleep deprivation, fatigue and distractions are still a concern with truck drivers and crashes.
January 25, 2017 By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
Today, many people in Chicago and throughout Illinois turn to Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing companies instead of calling for taxis. These ride-sharing services provide many benefits to users. They can provide more convenience and, at times, lower fares than traditional taxi services. You do not need cash to pay for your ride. When it’s done, you can even rate your driver. However, there is no evidence that ride-sharing services are any safer than taxis.
January 25, 2017 By Kuzyk Law, LLP
Insurance companies deal with car accidents all the time, and their process to sweep it away is highly efficient.
January 25, 2017 By Kim Injury Law, PC
Your car insurance premium covers compensatory damages for property loss and medical costs up to the policy limits. But if you have sustained bodily injuries that require ongoing medical treatment, if your injuries have caused physical limitations that cause you loss of income and continued pain and suffering and have impacted on your relationship with family members and your spouse, will your car insurance premium cover your bills and emotional distress?
January 23, 2017 By HG.org
Driving under the influence is illegal in every state of the country. The consequences of these actions often are criminal charges with potential fines, jail or prison terms, suspension of driver’s license and various other similar issues. However, what many may be unaware of is that civil cases may be filed against the perpetrator of these acts as well as criminal.
January 23, 2017 By Layfield & Barrett
Just got your license? Ready to get on the road? Before you grab your keys, here are few laws in California that wouldn’t hurt to take a quick look at.
January 22, 2017 By HG.org
It is possible in a collision where someone is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, this person may be only one of several that may be held liable for paying out damages to the injured party.
January 22, 2017 By HG.org
When a person collides with another, his or her testimony often is in direct opposition which causes complications in dealing with the victim and the defending party during litigation.
Items may fall off a commercial truck and cause an accident, or these items may collide with a person or a driver’s vehicle that leads to property damage or personal injury. When these events occur, it is imperative to know who is accountable for damages, responsible for the injuries sustained and the at-fault driver or specific someone.
Expenses rise exponentially when an accident on the road or in traffic occurs. When the sudden need to pay these debts off arises, it is vital to know what to do and how to ensure the costs do not mount up and incur automatic payments taken out of a paycheck.
When truck drivers are traveling far distances, they often become tired or sleepy. These are only two types of impairment they may exhibit while operating their large trucks. Some may drink while driving, and others may be affected by medical conditions.
January 20, 2017 By William C. Head, PC
A person arrested in Georgia for DUI-alcohol is initially arrested for DUI less safe. This is the most common type of DUI GA charge for driving under the influence. The arrested person is next read the Georgia implied consent law notice that puts driving privileges at risk for any refusal to be tested. However, by submitting to testing, a NEW type of DUI, per se driving above the legal alcohol limit is triggered.
January 19, 2017 By HG.org
As technology has advanced to the point that cars now have automatic driving capabilities, there are possible issues of liability that must be answered. Who is responsible for self-driving car issues is on the minds of those that are harmed in collisions that transpire due to faulty electronic systems. Who is considered at fault is the key issue when applying liability and when the injured attempt to pursue claims for compensation to medical bills and treatment necessary to resume daily life.
January 19, 2017 By HG.org
Full coverage insurance is often requested or required by car companies for rental, purchase or lease dealings. This type of coverage is usually much more expensive and has a handle on much more than simple liability. This means other areas have been considered with damages and monetary payouts if the event of an accident occurs.
January 18, 2017 By HG.org
Accidents occur on the road and in traffic so often that it has become a billion dollar issue every year in the United States. In some instances of these disastrous events, the drivers that cause the collision have no insurance. There are usually only two options when dealing with these individuals during an incident.
Personal injury accidents are a common theme when certain factors are part of the situation. These circumstances often affect how a person feels, thinks and moves physically for months and even years in some instances.
When a car accident or collision occurs with others, property or objects, many victims or those harmed often ask the questions what happens next afterwards. Though this inquiry may be important, it is equally important to ensure those surviving these events are medically treated.
January 17, 2017 By HG.org
With the accessibility of the internet in the electronic age, it is easy for both pursuing and opposing legal teams to examine social media posts submitted by the victim in a personal injury case.
January 17, 2017 By HG.org
Hit and run accidents occur with infrequency in the United States. Because of this, insurance companies may not have a stipulation specifically for these incidents that ensures anything may be provided for the victims of these situations. Because of this, these events may become complicated.
January 17, 2017 By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Audi is facing class action lawsuits over allegations of CO2 emissions cheating on its 2012-2016 A6, A8, Q5, Q7, S4, S5, S6, and S7 model with a gasoline engine and an automatic transmission. The lawsuits allege that Audi installed a defeat device on these vehicles in order to hide their high CO2 emissions levels from regulators and consumers.
January 16, 2017 By Harrelson Law Firm, PA
Next to trial, mediation can be the most crucial day of litigating your case. That’s why it's important to spend time and effort having the case "trial ready" prior to even agreeing to mediate.
January 16, 2017 By John M. O'Brien & Associates
Ridesharing services have increased in popularity across the country in the past years, but this has brought to attention a wave of consumers’ questions about liability when an accident occurs. These types of accidents can be complicated, and, depending on the circumstances, liability can drastically change. Additionally, ridesharing drivers are not employees of the company they are driving for. In most cases, Uber and Lyft do not claim legal responsibility for their drivers.
January 12, 2017 By Power Legal Group, PC
In the case of a hit and run accident, what is a bicyclist to do? There are several important things to keep in mind at all times. One of those things is to contact an experienced bicycle accident attorney.
January 9, 2017 By Saputo Law Firm, PLLC
A Texas Occupational Driver's License will allow a person whose license is suspended to drive under certain restricted conditions. This article describes what people need to obtain an occupational license in Texas.
Accidents through traveling in trucks happen every day in the United States. These issues often harm those driving, passengers and other drivers. Injury and death may be the outcome when safety precautions have not been followed.
January 4, 2017 By HG.org
Uber has become one of the top ways of traveling when the person needing the ride does not want to take a taxi. However, if there are accidents, collisions or other issues that arise, the question that becomes important is how this affects liability and who may be responsible. There is an insurance policy taken out by Uber management that covers third-party accidents.
January 4, 2017 By GRP Rainer LLP
The parties to the truck cartel illegally fixed prices, among other things, over a period of 14 years. Those who have suffered because of the cartel can assert claims for damages.
December 27, 2016 By Justin Sparks Law Firm
During the holidays, police crack down on drinking and driving by scheduling no refusal weekends. Police have warrants more readily available on these weekends to obtain blood samples from drivers who do not consent to taking a breath test. With the New Years coming up, drivers should all be familiar with no refusal policies and consequences.
December 27, 2016 By HG.org
Car collisions are one of the top ways in which a person is injured or dies in the United States. Because of these accidents, litigation may occur when insurance companies refuse or are incapable of restoring a person to what he or she was before the incident occurred.
December 27, 2016 By William C. Head, PC
Georgia is one of 38 states that permits warrantless DUI checkpoints. New Georgia case law in the past 5 years has clarified the requirements of police checkpoints, and have allowed many successful challenges to having sobriety check points declared unconstitutional.
The record of accidents in both traffic and on the road is astronomical every year with billions in damages for each person affected and for the roads. Various conditions may be the root cause of these collisions, but many drivers are the cause of injuries and death in these accidents.
Drivers often face several types of distractions when traveling from one place to another. It is these disturbances that cause or lead to accidents on the road and in traffic. Because a person operating a vehicle is distracted in one fashion or another, he or she often is injured or injures others.
The dangers of driving are everywhere from the small town to the big city and from ages ranging young to old. The hazards found in road conditions, weather, construction and similar issues lead to injury and death every year in staggering numbers.
The risks of driving while drowsy elevate the potential for disastrous road entanglements exponentially the less sleep or rest a person has. This usually translates to collisions with persons, objects and property in increasing numbers depending upon other factors such as weather, time of day and season of the year.
Construction zones are dangerous and fraught with potential hazards for all drivers that pass through them. It is important to pay attention to these locations and ensure safety is utilized at all times while in these areas. Injuries and death soon follow accidents within construction locations that have heavy changes to the road.
December 19, 2016 By Kuzyk Law, LLP
There’s a lot that happens after an auto accident. One of those things is the claim to the insurance companies. You may find that when you are owed compensation for damages and injuries, the offer they put forth is nowhere near adequate. (In many unfortunate cases, people find this out well after the fact, since bills and expenses accrue over time, long after the insurance company has paid them out some crazy lowball amount.)
Car accidents are among the top causes of injury and death for individuals and groups. Even when only minor destruction is done, the costs may be extensive. Property damage and the harm caused may lead to death when certain factors are present. However, it is after these serious concerns where drivers make mistakes.
While drivers are often the recipients of injuries and may die in accidents involving vehicles, roads or other drivers, passengers are just as susceptible to these same conditions. Many riding in the car with the operator of the vehicle sustain wounds or die when the automobile crashes or collides with other cars, objects and property.
When victims are harmed in the process of a crime that has been perpetrated, they often suffer from various forms of pain. These could be psychological, emotional, physical or traumatic depending upon the circumstances of the violent act.
Car accidents occur with increasing frequency depending upon certain factors. Even though various insurance companies are available throughout the country, it is common practice that many claims are denied outright without full research to back the denial.
When accidents occur with motorcycles, the driver may not live to see recovery from any possible injuries sustained. Safety is paramount for these vehicle operators to survive collisions and accidental concerns on the road. Some of the standard safety protocols are known to these drivers, but there are many possible ways to remain protected while riding a motorcycle that may not be widely shared among bikers.
December 8, 2016 By Layfield & Barrett
Any injury or illness that happens in connection with an employee’s job is called a workplace injury. In most states, the definition of workplace injury is “any injury that arises out of or in the course of employment.” This is to prevent employees from seeking compensation for injuries not directly caused by the job.
December 8, 2016 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
They’re massive, heavy, cumbersome, they don’t turn easily, they have blind spots, move in a jerky fashion, have to frequently back up and they can be deadly. They are unlike other trucks because their movements are unpredictable and erratic, and that’s even if the driver is properly trained and attentive. The dangers of garbage, waste, trash and recycling trucks to pedestrians, children playing, the elderly, people walking dogs, talking to neighbors, getting the mail or driving cars are real.
December 7, 2016 By McCann & Wall, LLC
What can you be compensated for if you were a passenger who was injured in a car accident?
December 6, 2016 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
The unique risks landscaping trucks pose to children, the elderly and other pedestrians and bicycle riders who cannot get out of the way fast enough is particularly worrisome when landscaping trucks barrel down at them in a residential neighborhood. Causes include inexperienced drivers, poor training, and mechanical failures. Complexities for attorneys include the need for truck safety experts in litigation and insurance issues.
December 5, 2016 By d'Oliveira & Associates
The most recent recall affects BMW X3 and X4 SUVs from the 2015 model year and X5s from the 2014 and 2015 model years.
December 5, 2016 By Kuzyk Law, LLP
America has come a long way and made major improvements from certain aspects of its history of racism and discrimination…after all, we have elected a black president twice, and have countless people of color holding high public offices and positions of power and esteem among the various professions. However, make no mistake: racism is very much alive and continues in America. People of color feel it every day.
December 5, 2016 By Kuzyk Law, LLP
Although social media is an amazing tool that people can use to share ideas and keep in touch, social media can destroy your chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit.
December 5, 2016 By Baumgartner Law Firm
Obtaining representation after a ride-sharing accident can be an important first step for those injured in a crash.
December 5, 2016 By Power Legal Group, PC
Bicycle road rules exist for our safety. Breaking them endangers not only yourself but also those around you. Safety laws for bicyclists in Los Angeles are very carefully considered. This is a city of roads, streets, highways and all other kinds of places for wheeled vehicles to operate.
December 5, 2016 By Power Legal Group, PC
One common question from bicyclists is that of liability in the event that the rider is doored. This is an accident that occurs when someone in a parked car opens their door into a lane where a bicyclist is riding and strikes the bicyclist, often causing serious injury.
December 4, 2016 By Kuzyk Law, LLP
If you contract Zika, you may have the legal right to recover damages. But you also may have legal liability if you don’t protect others from catching Zika from you.
The terminology "car accident lawyer" does not automatically invoke visions of a personal injury lawyer, although the two phrases are synonymous. Typical car accident claims involve both injury to body and damage to the car. These types of claims are the same yet separate cases in an insurance settlement.
Rental Car Accident Insurance offered by car rental companies, as well as the rental car insurance coverage on your personal car insurance policy and from credit cards is a confusing maze, even for personal injury attorneys in California. However, once you understand what you have and what to purchase when you rent a car rental, you should be confident if you are in a car rental accident in California, you and your passengers will be covered for your injuries and any rental car damage.
"Full Coverage" is one of the most common myths of insurance. Learn where your gaps may be, and how to better protect yourself after an accident.
Social media has become a cornerstone of communication. Before mentioning your accident online, know how social posts can impact your personal injury case.
Navigating the landmines of a personal injury claim by yourself can be devastating. When you represent yourself in these claims, your decisions are influenced by your emotions, pain and suffering, not to mention the lack of knowledge. Therefore your decisions will be emotionally driven and these are the worst kind of decisions. A personal injury lawyer can help you in your time of need, they know the ins and outs and the laws that govern these types of claims.
As the world advances in technology and new types of treatments are available, other issues may occur with a rise in complications. As applied to the medical world, cutting edge treatments may mean a significant risk factor in calculating personal injury amounts in compensation or for medicine that has just become available.
The number of car sharing injury accidents in California will grow substantially as car sharing becomes a $7 billion business globally over the next decade. For automakers, car sharing and ride sharing are a way to hedge their bets as car owners choose to use Uber or Lyft ride sharing services and car sharing services and abandon car ownership. For cities it’s a way to take thousands of vehicles off the road. For accident attorneys and personal injury lawyers in California it’s the future.