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Importance of Filing Tort Claims Act Notice in New Jersey

  July 21, 2016     By Folkman Law Offices, P.C.
The New Jersey Tort Claims Act (“NJTCA”), N.J.S.A. 59:1-1, et seq., provides that “parties suing public entities must comply with strict requirements for notifying and suing those entities.” Feinberg v. N.J. Dep’t of Envtl. Prot., 137 N.J. 126, 134 (1994).

Amtrak Sued Following Fatal Accident

  July 18, 2016     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
An April 3, 2016 collision on the southbound tracks just outside Chester, Pennsylvania fatally injured two railroad workers. The family of one of those men recently responded by filing a negligence action against Amtrak. According to the complaint filed on behalf of the worker’s two grown children, Amtrak failed to take reasonable steps to avoid the tragedy.

Whiplash Injuries after a Car Accident

  July 13, 2016     By Nerenberg & Gagliano, P.C.
Whiplash is a common injury in car accidents that occurs when a person’s neck jolts back-and-forth in a sudden, sharp motion, most often occurring during the impact of a car crash.

Social Media Can Harm a Personal Injury Case

  July 13, 2016     By Nerenberg & Gagliano, P.C.
Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites have become a central part of millions of American lives. Individuals share events, photos and thoughts with family and friends without consideration to the consequences that can occur in the future.

The High Cost of Distracted Driving in Pennsylvania

  July 8, 2016     By Solnick & Associates, LLC
In Pennsylvania alone, distracted driving and cell phone use resulted in thousands of injuries and more than 200 fatalities last year.

Jeep that Killed Actor Was Recalled

  July 12, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Anton Yelchin, an actor best known for his role in Star Trek, was fatally injured June 19th when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway, striking him and pinning him against a security gate.

How to Stop Your Georgia Drivers' License from Getting Suspended

  July 6, 2016     By William C. Head, PC
Arrested for DUI? Is your license suspended? Your suspended license MUST be appealed. Georgia requires any Georgia DDS appeal to be filed within 10 business days, and this is a HARD deadline.

Summer Driving Accidents

  July 2, 2016     By HG.org
When summer approaches, air travel and road transportation increase to a great degree. Due to the volume of vehicles on the road, accident statistics soar during these hotter months. The potential of summer month accidents increases the closer the season approaches. The collision issues affect both those traveling as well as those just driving to work, home or to entertainment facilities.

How Video Surveillance Is Used in Personal Injury Cases

  July 2, 2016     By HG.org
In today’s world of smart phones and instant access to information through various video formats, it is easier than ever to record someone without their knowledge. Due to its accessibility and ability to use it easily, video surveillance is often used to assist in various legal proceedings, including defending against personal injury cases.

Dealing with Insurance Companies after a Car Accident

  July 2, 2016     By HG.org
Insurance companies play an important role in the aftermath of a car accident. In some cases, the accident victim must make a claim against his or her own insurance company. In other cases, the claim is made against the insurance company that insures the party responsible for the accident. Regardless of the circumstances involving the accident, the person involved in the accident may consider taking the following steps:

Construction Zone Auto Accidents

  July 1, 2016     By HG.org
Highways, expressways and major traffic areas are often undergoing construction. Some states have roads constantly being repaired while other states have reparations only occasionally. Due to erections in the road, truck traffic, construction cones and other machinery or decaying ground, the roadways are much more dangerous than other areas. This causes construction zones to be associated with a higher number of accidents.

Railroad Intersection Dangers

  July 1, 2016     By HG.org
The dangers of crossing railroad tracks is a very real threat for some individuals. Pedestrians and vehicles sometimes wander into the railroad intersections, causing pedestrians and occupants to become grievously injured or lose their lives. It is always important to follow safety procedures when crossing the road, when traffic poses an issue and when dealing with potential rail cars.

Lack of Safety of Crude Oil Trains

  July 1, 2016     By HG.org
Crude oil trains are responsible for transporting this important resource across the country. Given the flammable nature of the product and the high demand, transporting this product can be dangerous.

Special Issues with Facial Injuries

  July 1, 2016     By Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian
Facial injuries can be devastating and traumatic. In the personal injury context, they are different from other types of injuries; the very appearance of a scar, a wound, or disfigurement may need to be compensated. Much more than visible damage to other parts of the body, facial injuries can cause emotional distress, affect quality of life, or require reconstructive surgery. How does a personal injury case function or change when the injury is to a victim’s face?

Pedestrian Liability in Vehicular Accidents

  July 1, 2016     By Alan Goldfarb, P.A.
Accidents between a pedestrian and a car can be some of the most dangerous kinds of vehicular incidents in terms of the possibility for serious personal injury or death. The weight and momentum of a vehicle, combined with the lack of protection inherent to being a pedestrian makes it so that even a low speed collision can cause grievous injuries to the people involved.

Medical Records and Insurance Companies after a Car Accident

  July 1, 2016     By Gillette Law, P.A.
After suffering injuries in a car accident, a person may seek compensation or coverage for the medical bills related to these injuries, either from their own insurance company or from a third party insurance company. Whichever insurance company a person is dealing with, there may come a point in the claims process where additional medical information is requested by the insurance company.

Jeep Recall After Actor Death Of an Actor

  July 4, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Star Trek actor, Anton Yelchin, was fatally injured on June 19,2016 when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards and pinned him against a brick pillar and metal security gate at his California home. The accident is still under investigation; however, a safety recall was issued in April for the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Maryland Passes Landmark Safety Law

  July 4, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
With the recent approval of Maryland’s car safety disclosure laws, car manufacturers will no longer be permitted to punish dealers for sharing information about any safety or defect information with potential buyers. While some states allow car dealers to provide information about safety issues if customers request it, Maryland takes this one step further by allowing dealers to disclose this information to anyone who buys a car from the dealership.

97 Reasons to Fight a DUI charge; DUI Penalties; DUI Consequences; and Pleading Guilty = 100% Chance of Losing

  June 29, 2016     By William C. Head, PC
For the past 30 years, an average of 1.5 million American drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or DUI drugs. In the states lacking a first offender act for DUI, no pretrial diversion and where no expungement of a DUI conviction is possible, fewer than 15% of all accused drivers avoid conviction. Three key factors determine who that 15% will be: (1) a defeatist attitude of the client (2) hiring the wrong lawyer and (3) lack of full information on DUI consequences.

How to Beat a DUI

  June 29, 2016     By William C. Head, PC
These eleven tips would be good to share with anyone who occasionally has a drink and later drives a vehicle of any type.

A DUI arrest in Georgia’s Busiest Municipal Court – Atlanta Municipal Court – DUI Lawyer Atlanta

  June 28, 2016     By William C. Head, PC
No criminal court in Georgia processes more driving under the influence cases than the Atlanta Municipal Court. Atlanta DUI lawyer explains how the court moves its misdemeanor criminal cases and traffic tickets (including DUI) faster than all other traffic court locations in the State, instant information needs to be found online, by those issued traffic tickets in the Atlanta GA traffic court. City of Atlanta misdemeanor arrests start in the Municipal Court of Atlanta, including drunk driving.

Keeping Children Safe in Motor Vehicles

  June 26, 2016     By HG.org
The safety of children is paramount when traveling in any vehicle. The number one reason children under eighteen lose their lives is due to traffic collisions. With the right steps, many of these deaths can be avoided. The steps drivers take may assist both the children and themselves.

Importance of Correcting Recalled Automobiles

  June 25, 2016     By HG.org
Entire vehicles and specific auto parts are recalled often due to defects. Some sources state vehicle recalls happen almost every single day. Information regarding vehicle defects is often available and sometimes mailed to owners of the recalled vehicles. Despite this information, many owners and operators of these vehicles fail to repair the defect or avoid the recall entirely.

Safety of ATVs and Electric Cars

  June 23, 2016     By HG.org
American vehicle purchases tend to sway back and forth between large vehicles to compact vehicles. Consumers are also fascinated with using ATVs as recreational items for personal and family use.

Who Is Responsible for Underage Drinking?

  June 22, 2016     By HG.org
Many teens and young adults report drinking even when they have not reached the legal age limit of 21. If a teen consumes alcohol and then causes injury to another, other individuals may bear responsibility for the actions that followed consumption.

2015 Car Accident Statistics

  June 22, 2016     By HG.org
Automotive crashes continue to be one of the main reasons for American deaths. After seeing a decline in traffic fatalities for many years, 2015 saw an uptick in accidents. Many factors contributed to a higher number of accidents.

How Insurance Companies Value Accident Injury Claims in California

  June 21, 2016     By Kaass Law
Insurance company may use Colossus to determine how much to pay you for your personal injury claims. What type of information do insurance companies input into Colossus? Spine Treatment, Medical Aids, Neck Collars – Different types of neck collars are treated differently, Treatment Gaps, Pre-existing Condition, Degree of aggravation, Future Medical Bills, Hospital Treatment, Pain, Depression, Anxiety, and other information.

Legal Liability for Train Derailment

  June 19, 2016     By HG.org
Trains tend to carry many people when transporting individuals to destinations. Though accidents are not very common, a derailment may occur for various reasons. When these incidences arise, many passengers may become injured.

Legal Steps to Take After a Public Transit Accident

  June 19, 2016     By HG.org
Many forms of public transport are used each day in various cities around the world. They allow faster travel and easier convenience than cars on many occasions. Just as cars and trucks encounter damage through collisions, trains, buses and even light rails may encounter the same issues.

Do I Need a Lawyer if the Car Accident was Minor?

  June 19, 2016     By HG.org
Many may ask themselves if a lawyer is necessary after any type of collision. When injuries and damages are minor, individuals may avoid seeking a legal representative. Some believe there is no reason for hiring a lawyer, and others may not know they are entitled to a lawyer after accidents. However, it is important to contact a professional when any type of accident ensues.

How Are Claims Affected When They Involve Multiple Vehicles?

  June 19, 2016     By HG.org
Accidents involving multiple vehicles happen each day in various states, and it only takes a moment to cause irreparable damage. Numerous factors play into the root cause of these collisions and the determination of liability.

Dangerous Transportation Hazards

  June 17, 2016     By HG.org
Every day, people are subjected to certain hazards while commuting to and from home, work, school and other locations. These hazards exist on the roadways as well as through other forms of transportation.

Risks of Handling Your Own Car Accident Claim

  June 12, 2016     By HG.org
Every year, more than 2 million individuals are injured in automotive accidents. Some of these individuals choose to handle their car accident claims on their own. However, making this decision can lead to irreparable harm and subject them to certain risks, including:

When Road Hazards Are to Blame for Car Accidents

  June 10, 2016     By HG.org
Many accidents involving vehicles are the fault of a driver or specific factors dealing with passengers, behavior, other drivers or conditions caused by drivers. In other instances, road issues may cause collision or accident on its own.

Characteristics of Drivers More Likely to Get in Car Accidents

  June 10, 2016     By HG.org
Many accidents occur through defects, negligence and accidental circumstances. While this holds true with most collisions or crashes, there are some factors that increase the rate of injury or damage on the road. These factors are characteristics of individuals that may increase the possibility of an accident or those that are likely to be distracted while driving.

How Does Subrogation Impact Car Accident Claims

  June 9, 2016     By HG.org
Subrogation is the replacement of a person or group of people by another in respect of a duty or coverage claim, supplemented by the allocation of any supplementary rights and duties. In application, this allows insurance companies to direct claims liability to other parties.

Common Causes of Automotive Accidents

  June 9, 2016     By HG.org
Car accidents have been one of the leading causes of death during the last decade. Though the number of deaths has varied each year, the number of individuals who have lost their lives has been high in the United States. Damages and injuries cost billions in medical bills, medication, treatment and surgeries every year.

Legal Options for Injured Passengers

  June 5, 2016     By HG.org
Thousands of travelers are injured in traffic accidents each year. Though the amount of injuries fluctuates from year to year, the problem is still an issue. Many passengers are harmed along with the driver, but in some instances only the passenger is the one with wounds.

Be Safe Memorial Day Weekend

  June 2, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Memorial Day has become the unofficial start to summer in the United States, and with it comes an increased risk of car accidents involving drunk drivers.

Samsung's Efforts To Reduce Crashes

  June 9, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
In an effort to prevent truck accidents by increasing visibility, Samsung has developed a “safety truck” that has a wireless camera mounted on the grill at the front of the truck.

Need For Underride Guard Safety

  June 8, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Rear underride guards on the backs of trucks are installed to prevent cars from becoming wedged underneath tractor trailers in the event of a rear-end collision.

Increase in Fatal Crashes

  June 6, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Each year the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) compiles and releases crash data, and New Jersey car accident lawyers say the preliminary results for 2015 are cause for alarm.

Inattentive Drivers At Fault For Fatal Car Accidents

  June 2, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
According to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), inattentive drivers in New Jersey are responsible for the majority of fatal car accidents in the Garden State.

Underinsured and Uninsured Motorists

  June 7, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
New Jersey car insurance is essential to protecting you and your loved ones in the event of a car accident. Insurance policies can cover damage to your vehicle, individual medical injuries to you and your passengers and even damages to the other vehicles and individuals involved in the accident, if you are determined to be at fault.

Driverless Trucks May be the Future

  June 1, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
It is a well-known fact in the trucking industry that truck accidents involving big-rigs and 18-wheelers can be catastrophic, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities. Autonomous driving technology has been gaining traction in the personal vehicle market in recent years, and the trucking industry is following suit.

Sleep Apnea and Risk of Crash

  June 1, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Not surprisingly, truck drivers who suffer from sleep apnea and do not follow their recommended treatment program are much more likely to be involved in a serious crash.

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

  June 2, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
As the weather gets warmer, more motorcyclists will share the roads with other drivers. While it is always important for motorcyclists and drivers alike to be alert and practice safe driving habits at all times, early spring is a good time to bring special attention to motorcycle safety.

Speed Camera an Unfair Speed Trap

  June 2, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
For more than 10 years, Washington D.C. officials have been installing cameras on traffic lights in an effort to enforce local speed limits. But according to residents living in the D.C. area, there is one speed camera that has been a source of frustration as many consider it to be a blatant speed trap.

Why You Should Not Use an Insurance Direct Repair or Preferred Shop

  May 27, 2016     By McKenzie & Snyder, LLP
If your car has been involved in an accident recently it's best to think twice before sending your car off to your insurances preferred shop for repairs.

What Do Pain and Suffering Damages Include?

  May 27, 2016     By HG.org
One of the types of damages that personal injury victims may be able to receive compensation for is pain and suffering. It is important for plaintiffs to understand what is considered “pain and suffering” in the court that has jurisdiction of the case.

Drugged Driving

  May 27, 2016     By HG.org
Many motor vehicle accidents are caused by impaired drivers. While many of these are attributed to drivers under the influence of alcohol, many others are due to drug impairment.

Legal Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

  May 27, 2016     By HG.org
The moments after a car accident can be extremely confusing. They may lead individuals involved in car accidents to make some mistakes that can affect their legal claim, including:

Car Accident Victims Often Suffer Joint Injuries Down The Road

  May 27, 2016     By Cantor Crane
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, there are more than 37,000 deaths each year due to automobile accidents. Additionally, there are 2.35 million people who are either seriously injured or disabled in car crashes. The unfortunate issue is that at times, injuries are not instant. Instead, injuries can take time before they are noticed. For example, being rear-ended by a drunk driver. You might not have back pain for the first week but start to notice severe pain.

Inadequate Training and Commercial Truck Accidents

  May 26, 2016     By HG.org
Truck drivers occupy a safety-sensitive position. They operate vehicles that are very heavy and dangerous when involved in an accident. Sometimes they also carry goods that can be dangerous in the event of an accident.

Legal Value of Videos in a Car Which Capture an Accident/Event

  May 26, 2016     By HG.org
Individuals who are injured in an automotive accident or another event may benefit from having a video of such accident or event. Such footage may provide significant value in legal claims.

Proving a Defect in a Car Accident Case

  May 26, 2016     By HG.org
In some car accident cases, the liable party is not either driver. In some cases, the liability lies with the manufacturer that put a dangerous vehicle on the roadway. In these cases, the plaintiff must be able to show why the manufacturer should be held responsible for the accident.

Drug Testing of Truck Drivers

  May 26, 2016     By HG.org
Given the potential dangerousness of driving a large vehicle in an impaired state, laws have been established to help prevent drugged driving. Truck drivers are subject to a number of state and federal regulations, including the requirement to be drug tested.

Hours of Service Regulations for Commercial Truck Drivers

  May 25, 2016     By HG.org
Truck drivers and the companies for whom they work must follow stringent guidelines regarding the hours that they can work. Violating these rules can subject the truck driver and trucking company to fines and potential civil liability.

Federal Regulations for Self-Driving Cars

  May 27, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Self-driving cars are one of the latest technological advances in the automobile industry. According to certain automobile companies, self-driving cars that require occasional driver intervention are only a few years away, and completely self-driving cars are not far behind.

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

  May 26, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
With the growing technology available in new cars, drivers are now able to call, text and even check social media through their dashboard “infotainment” systems.

Vehicles with Open Safety Recalls

  May 30, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Carfax, the provider of used car history, reported recently that almost one in five vehicles on the road in the United States have open recalls, meaning they have safety issues that are serious enough to put them on the federal recall list. Out of the 258.5 million cars on the road, a staggering 47 million cars that are being driven on a regular basis are in need of repair.

Who is Liable in Hit and Run Car Accidents?

  May 30, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
When you get behind the wheel, you can do your best to control the way you drive, paying attention to speed limits and other traffic signs, making sure you are well rested, not using handheld devices while driving. What you cannot control is how other people drive or how they react if a wreck occurs.

New Rule Targets Unsafe Trucking Companies

  May 26, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to add a new rule that would make it easier to take unsafe trucks off the road. The rule is designed to enhance and simplify the agency’s ability to identify motor carriers who violate safety rules and prohibit them from continuing operations until they improve.

Unsafe Road Conditions

  May 31, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
As drivers, we can control how well we drive, making sure to obey speed limits and other traffic laws, and keeping our vehicle well-maintained at all times. But when poor road conditions like missing guardrails, potholes and poorly designed roads are the cause of a car accident, the question arises as to who should be held liable.

Social App May Encourage Dangerous Driving Behavior

  May 30, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Distracted driving is a major risk factor for car accidents. For several years now, the government has tried to curb distracted driving with public ad campaigns directed at teens who text while driving.

Maryland Car Dealer Settles with FTC

  May 26, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
One of the nation’s largest used car dealers has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that they failed to disclose important safety information regarding used cars for sale.

Choosing an Onset Date for Disability

  May 30, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
When applying for Social Security disability benefits, one of the first questions you will be asked is “on which date did you become disabled.” While this question may seem straightforward, many people find themselves struggling to decide on the appropriate date to list on the application.

FMCSA to Require Electronic Log Books

  May 30, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Driver log books, also known as a driver’s record of duty status, can be a valuable source of evidence in any truck accident investigation.

Busy Maryland Highway Set For Major Safety Improvements

  May 26, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
State and local officials have announced plans to spend $152 million to fund needed improvements to a dangerous stretch of Maryland Route 32 that connects Carroll County and Howard County.

Remote Texter Liability

  May 24, 2016     By HG.org
As more and more areas crack down on distracted driving, a new theory may hold other individuals partially liable for accidents caused by distracted driving. This theory is referred to as “remote texter liability,” and involves the assessment of whether a person not in the vehicle who texts a driver should share in the responsibility of the accident.

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

  May 24, 2016     By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of personal injury accidents. They may be caused by negligent or intentional actions. They can also lead to serious consequences.

How To Handle a Motorcycle Accident Case in Chicago

  May 24, 2016     By Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan
The role of discovery in motorcycle accident cases, the importance of expert witnesses, and what happens at trial.

Statistics Regarding Traumatic Brain Injuries

  May 24, 2016     By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries that individuals can sustain in accidents. It is important that they receive a proper diagnosis and start treatment as quickly as possible.

Walk This Way: Pedestrian Accident Prevention

  May 24, 2016     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Between 2009 and 2014, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States grew by 19 percent, far outpacing the number of total traffic deaths (which only grew by 4 percent). Florida was once again listed among the top states for pedestrian deaths nationwide. As the number of cars on the road increase and distracted driving becomes a more prevalent issue, this trend may continue to worsen.

I Was on My Phone at the Time of the Car Accident

  May 24, 2016     By HG.org
If you were on your phone at the time of a car accident, you may assume that you caused the accident by being distracted. While this is sometimes the case, it is not always. Therefore, it is important that individuals who are in such predicaments protect their legal rights and understand the legal consequences of certain actions.

I Was Injured by a Distracted Driver

  May 23, 2016     By HG.org
Distracted driving is a dangerous activity because it removes a person’s focus while operating a machine that is thousands of pounds. Due to the increasing concern over this action, distracted drivers may be subject to civil liability and criminal reprimand.

Distracted Truck Driving and its Risks

  May 20, 2016     By HG.org
The dangers of distracted driving are well known and cited. When truck drivers get into wrecks because they are distracted, tragic results may arise.

Preserving Evidence after an Accident

  May 19, 2016     By HG.org
Accidents happen every day. The successful resolution of a case often depends on the actions that the victim takes immediately after the accident.

Hazards of Drowsy Driving

  May 19, 2016     By HG.org
Drowsy driving has significant impacts on a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Taking this risk means that a drowsy driver may also be taking the risk of causing an accident and being found liable for the injuries that result.

Mechanical Failure in Motor Vehicle Accidents

  May 19, 2016     By HG.org
In some cases, motor vehicle accidents are not caused by an act immediately before the accident, such as speeding or turning in front of oncoming traffic. Instead, some motor vehicle accidents are caused because of the vehicle’s mechanical failure.

Truck Leasing Companies and Negligent Driver Actions

  May 18, 2016     By HG.org
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2013 report, there were over 3,300 fatal truck accidents for the most recent year that statistical data was available. Given the vast disparity between the size of the commercial truck and the other vehicle involved, such accidents are often serious.

Hit and Run Accidents

  May 22, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Anyone who has ever been involved in a car accident knows that it can be a traumatic, stressful experience, especially when someone is seriously injured.

Toyotal Recalls Over One Million SUVS

  May 18, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 1.1 million sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the United States after the auto company was put on notice that during a car accident, the rear seat belts in certain RAV4 models can become slashed by metal seat-cushion frames, leaving passengers unprotected.

Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

  May 18, 2016     By HG.org
Thousands of people die every year in accidents involving semi-trucks. Most often the victims are people in passenger vehicles that are ill-equipped to withstand a collision with a vehicle many times its weight and strength.

How Truck Drivers Must Log Hours

  May 17, 2016     By HG.org
It is standard practice for a truck driver to get paid by the number of miles he or she logs, a practice that many proponents believe creates an incentive for the driver to avoid safety concerns in order to get paid more.

Are Traffic Camera Tickets Valid in Colorado?

  May 14, 2016     By Hebets & McCallin
Traffic camera tickets are increasingly common and leave many wondering what to do about them. They are primarily issued for running red lights and for speeding. Most people pay them but many claim they are illegitimate and shouldn’t be paid. So what is the best approach to handling a citation by mail?

5 Things to Know About Car Accident Claims

  May 14, 2016     By McKenzie & Snyder, LLP
Consulting an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately after an accident can ensure the accident is analyzed appropriately and the injury claim proceeds in a manner that will guarantee a reasonable resolution.

Dealing with Injuries Stemming from Distracted Driving

  May 12, 2016     By Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan
Many see distracted driving as acceptable in today’s society. The rise of cell phones means that people regularly drive while talking, texting, taking a selfie, or tweeting. While people often see this conduct as acceptable, the fact of the matter is that it can result in extreme injuries such as head trauma, spine damage, paralysis, or even wrongful death. I will explain why such conduct constitutes negligence and how a victim can go about proving distracted driving at trial.

How to Recover from a Serious Car Accident Without Bankrupting Yourself

  May 14, 2016     By Power Legal Group, PC
If you’re feeling squeezed by bills stacking up after an auto accident, you should know that it’s not just you. This happens to a lot of people after being injured in a car wreck.

Common and Not So Common Injuries from a Car Accident

  May 14, 2016     By Cantor Crane
Every car accident is different and has the potential to leave the driver and their passengers with serious injuries. These injuries can lead to life-long issues that the victims must contend with for the rest of their lives. Even though each accident is different, there are some very common injuries that occur during a car accident, regardless of how the accident happened.

How Do I Get Paid After an Accident? Ohio BWC Claims

  May 12, 2016     By McKenzie & Snyder, LLP
Worry less about how you are going to get paid after an accident and contact a workers compensation attorney and receive the compensation you deserve.

What Is My Ohio Diminished Value Claims Potential?

  May 4, 2016     By McKenzie & Snyder, LLP
You might be asking how much your diminished value claim is worth. There are a lot of factors that go into how much your claim may be worth, and a professional appraisal is probably needed to ascertain this value, but I do know that in Ohio the potential value of your claim is probably capped.

Use Your Smartphone to Your Advantage After an Auto Accident

  May 1, 2016     By Christensen Law
Your smartphone shouldn’t be anywhere near you when you’re driving your car. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents, and more often than not it’s because a driver is texting, talking on their phone, or even taking photos and posting them on social media. However, should you be involved in an auto accident, your smartphone could end up being your best friend.

4 Ways Local Police Fight Against Distracted Driving

  May 2, 2016     By Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC
Your local police wants to you to stop texting and driving among other actions. See ways they can influence safer driving practices in your community.

Why You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Massachusetts

Drivers in Massachusetts are required by law to have auto insurance. But it’s not enough to insure oneself. Motorists also need to insure themselves against those who have no insurance or who are underinsured.

Social Media and Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

It is second nature in this age of technology to post up-to-the-minute details of almost every facet of our personal lives. We share photos, experiences, observations and opinions. But when it comes to your personal injury lawsuit, you need to be very cautious about every piece of information you make public.

Don't Represent Yourself in a Personal Injury Case

In any legal action, individuals have the right to represent themselves in court. But just because they can doesn’t mean they should. The notion is understandable. You’re facing a mountain of medical bills. Your injury has left you out-of-work and struggling to pay your mortgage. You can’t afford a lawyer, and even if you could, why should s/he get a cut of your compensation?

What Drivers Need to Know About Rear Cross Traffic Alert Systems

Traffic alert systems are on the rise. The benefits and shortcomings of these technologies are being further explored as time goes on.

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Before settling your claim, it is important that you investigate a fair and accurate value for your damages.

2016 Sees New Laws for Illinois Drivers

Driving in Illinois is changing in 2016. Make sure you are up to date on the new laws and how they affect your commute.


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