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Road Rage and Legal Consequences

  September 25, 2016     By HG.org
Drivers have become more aggressive on roads and in traffic for several years. This phenomenon has become one of the top issues that often leads to vehicle accidents. Outbursts of violent behavior have become commonplace in traffic jams and in rush hour.

Late Night Automotive Accidents

  September 24, 2016     By HG.org
Collisions occur at night more so than during the day for various reasons. The lack of light affects many drivers adversely, but the bright lights of other vehicles may also be a contributing factor to the extensive numbers of accidents in the dark.

New Auto Defect Whistleblower Proposal Receives Early Support

  September 19, 2016     By Denena & Points, PC
There is a new piece of federal legislation being proposed that would give financial incentives to whistleblowers who expose safety defects in autos. The legislation is in response to the recent wave of auto defects, some of which were concealed by automakers for up to ten years. It would allow any whistleblower to share in the penalty payments that an auto company may be forced to make as a result of failing to disclose a known defect.

How? When? What? Handling Medical Expenses after a Car Accident

  September 14, 2016     By Powers & Associates, PLLC
A major concern for personal injury victims is the medical bills that are inevitably incurred after being injured in a car accident.

Proving Car Accident Claim's Past Medical Expenses

  September 6, 2016     By Napolin Law Firm
To successfully recoup medical expenses from your personal injury insurance claim. a claimant must satisfy the adjuster that the medical treatment was necessary and that the charges were reasonable. Most injury victims have issues doing so because they do not understand the criteria by which an adjuster reviews their claim. The frustration leads to hiring a car accident attorney to prove the value of the claim. It is important to understand what is necessary to prove past medical expenses.

Liability with Dram Shop

  August 24, 2016     By HG.org
In an effort to curb the disastrous results of drunk driving, more and more states have implemented laws to hold additional parties responsible for their collusion in contributing to drunk driving. These laws are often instituted when strict penalties for DUI have failed to successfully decrease the number of accidents and DUI cases.

Prom Season and Dram Shop Liability

  August 24, 2016     By HG.org
Prom is one of the most festive times of the year for high school students. For many, it is the first time that they dress up to a formal event and the first time that they may be given full freedom by their parents. While this is certainly an exciting time, it is also a time to be concerned about alcohol abuse and potential liability issues associated with the event.

Neitzel & Cie.: MS Cornelia Sold from Insolvent Ship Fund

  August 24, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Since the beginning of the year, the MS Conny Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (a shipping company) has been the subject of insolvency proceedings (Az.: 504 IN 16/15). The fund vessel MS Cornelia now appears to have been sold.

Cartel Office Ensures Greater Competition in Rail Sector in Germany

  August 22, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
The German railway company Deutsche Bahn must allow for more competition. The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, found that the company had abused its dominant market position with respect to the sale of rail tickets.

DUI in the Day is Increasing

  August 21, 2016     By HG.org
The instances of driving under the influence during the day have been increasing. It is becoming a major problem that needs to be remedied. Though nighttime impairment is still more likely, daytime driving offenses may cause much more damage and injuries.

New Motorist Threat: Drugged Drivers

  August 21, 2016     By HG.org
Driving under the influence of drugs is a factor that leads to personal injury, property damage and sometimes death. When driving through traffic, it is vital that individuals avoid imbibing substances that may impair capability and judgement.

Texting Potentially Worse than DUI

  August 21, 2016     By HG.org
When a driver is texting, they are not paying attention to the road or traffic. This may lead to severe injury through negligence. Because all senses are impaired whilst texting, these actions are potentially worse than driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Data for DUI

  August 21, 2016     By HG.org
Driving under the influence is a preventable type of offense. Accidents involving alcohol-related incidents are increasing, but the statistics about these accidents are often surprising. It is possible with more knowledge about these crimes, they may be avoided.

Dangers of Teen Drinking

  August 19, 2016     By HG.org
Teenage drivers may cause severe injury or death when driving under the influence. The lack of experience and knowledge about what to do tends to lead to damages by these drivers. When individuals are driving it is best to avoid drinking in any quantity, but it is especially important for teenage drivers.

Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Cases

  August 19, 2016     By Power Legal Group, PC
It’s all fun and games until someone slips and falls. Sometimes it’s just not your fault, and there is no way you could have avoided the fall. In cases like these you may be able to take legal action against the owner or the person responsible for the accident.

Prevent Social Media from Damaging an Auto Accident Injury Case

  August 11, 2016     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
It's been a long trial and things look good. The jury seems to be siding with the plaintiff in a personal injury case. It was proven the injuries sustained by the plaintiff were a direct result of the traffic accident. But then the defense provides a Snapchat photo of the plaintiff.

Self-Driving Cars and Liability

  August 8, 2016     By Cohen & Cohen, P.C.
Soon, self-driving cars will start making their way onto roadways across the world. The first wave of autonomous vehicles is expected to enter the market for consumers by 2020 (Stoll, John D., GM Executive Credits Silicon Valley for Accelerating Development of Self-Driving Cars, The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2016). But as these vehicles become widespread and accidents inevitably occur, the traditional system for compensating those injured in accidents must change to consider who is liable.

Death by Auto

  August 3, 2016     By Agre & Jensen
Drivers who are accused of causing fatal accidents by driving recklessly will in most circumstances be prosecuted for violating New Jersey’s vehicular homicide statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5. The majority of drivers prosecuted for vehicular homicide are accused of impaired driving resulting from high blood alcohol concentrations or the ingestion of drugs. In other cases, sleep deprivation may give rise to the accusation of reckless driving.

Handling Hit and Run Accidents

  July 31, 2016     By HG.org
Hit and run accidents occur when two or more vehicles collide and one party flees the scene with the vehicle or on foot. When an accident is impacted by one of the parties fleeing, the case can often become more complicated.

Hit and Run Personal Injury Claims

  July 31, 2016     By HG.org
When individuals are injured by another driver, they often know to get the other driver’s insurance information and to make a claim against that policy. However, when they are injured in a hit and run accident, the claims process is often much more complicated.

Drug and Alcohol Risks for Underage Youths

  July 31, 2016     By HG.org
Adolescents commonly experience with drugs and alcohol during their youth. However, this can often result in serious ramifications to their development, future prospects and potential criminal culpability. Understanding these risks can help recognize and deter this conduct.

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

  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

  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

  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?

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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?

  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?

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

  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

  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

  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

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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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

The role of discovery in motorcycle accident cases, the importance of expert witnesses, and what happens at trial.

Statistics Regarding Traumatic Brain Injuries

  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

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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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.


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