Motor Vehicles Law Articles

Articles written by attorneys and experts worldwide
discussing legal aspects related to Motor Vehicles.




Are Bars and Clubs Responsible if Their Customers Get a DUI?

  April 30, 2015     By HG.org
People injured in DUI cases often sustain life-changing injuries. Frequently, these injuries mean the victims will require expensive medical attention, either for a short period of time or for the rest of their lives. Of course, individual drunk drivers may not have the resources to fully compensate victims in these situations.

Drug Use Causes More Accidents than Drunk Driving

  April 28, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
Encountering a drunk driver is a concern for motorists throughout the country.

How Is My Automotive Insurance Claim Affected If I Was Partially at Fault?

  April 28, 2015     By HG.org
The individual who is found to be at fault for the car accident is the party who is ultimately responsible for paying for the damage that was caused by this individualís negligence. However, when fault is not clear or two or more parties were at fault, fault may be apportioned between the negligent parties. A further analysis under the comparative or contributory negligence laws under the state is also necessary.

The Dangers of Using a Cell Phone While Driving

  April 27, 2015     By The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm
People are more likely to cause serious accidents when they use cell phones while driving. In fact, a study conducted by the University of Utah shows drivers who use cell phones while driving are as impaired as drunk drivers.

Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

  April 26, 2015     By Fundaro Recinos
In Florida, the warm weather and open, well maintained roads provide a great place to operate motorcycles. Most drivers do not give motorcyclists enough space, and most are not familiar with the specific rules of the road which apply to motorcycles.

Injured While on a Bus, Who Is at Fault?

  April 23, 2015     By HG.org
Buses are generally thought of as fairly safe forms of transportation. Otherwise millions of school children would not ride buses to school everyday, millions more commuters would not use them to get to and from work, and others would not use them to take cross-country trips or go on tours. They also tend to be in fewer accidents than cars and motorcycles.

Who Can a Passenger Sue when Injured in a Car Accident

  April 22, 2015     By The Law Offices of Sharita Blacknall
Passengers in car crashes often wonder what their rights are.

Safety Tips for the Motorcycle Season

  April 22, 2015     By Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd.
As the weather warms up, more and more motorcycles are coming out of the garage, with riders ready to hit the road. Before you hop on your bike, remember to put safety first.

Truck Accidents

  April 22, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
As drivers, we are often wary to drive beside a tractor trailer on the road.

Rise in Car Safety Tickets in New Jersey

  April 22, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
New Jersey motorists who drive on bald tires or with broken tail lights may not have to worry about failing inspection anymore, but they should be prepared to pay a fine.

Lower Rates of Motorcycle Fatalities

  April 22, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
The number of people killed in motorcycle crashes was 4,668 in 2013, a decline of 6.4% from the prior year, according to the latest available data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Getting Your Settlement Check After Your Car Accident Lawsuit

  April 21, 2015     By The Law Offices of Sharita Blacknall
After you agree on a settlement or win a judgment the insurance company must pay you within a certain time frame. Once that payment window closes, the insurance company will be on the hook for serious interest (18% in most states) on the entire amount due to you. The payout window in most states are no more than 30-days.

Car Repossession Laws

  April 21, 2015     By HG.org
Most people who own a car rely on it for getting virtually everywhere they need to go. That may include school, church, the store, or to pick up the kids; but for most, it primarily includes work. Thus, when you are late on your car payments, it may seem terribly ironic that the bank wants to deprive you of the means of getting to work to pay them back faster, but that is exactly what could happen.

Why You Should Say No to a Recorded Statement after a Car Accident

  April 20, 2015     By The Law Offices of Sharita Blacknall
To give a recorded statement after a car accident or not to give a recorded statement after an accident. That is the question.

What Is the Difference between No-Fault and At-Fault Insurance States?

  April 17, 2015     By HG.org
Whether your insurance policy is governed by a no-fault or an at-fault regime can have a direct and significant impact on how your claim is handled and the possible compensation that you may receive after being injured in an automotive accident.

Hit and Run Accidents - Why and How to Protect Yourself

  April 17, 2015     By Lem Garcia Law
Almost half of all car accidents in Los Angeles involve a hit and run driver. Don't be a victim and shoulder the damages on your own. Learn how to protect yourself.

Bicycle Safety Laws

  April 16, 2015     By HG.org
As more people move into cities, the popularity of self-propelled vehicles is on the rise. Millions of Americans ride bikes to work or school every day in every one of the United States. Others ride recreationally. Whatever the case, it is important for these bicyclists to know the laws affecting the safe use and operation of their human-powered vehicles before taking them out on the roads and sidewalks.

New Jersey Ranks High for Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

  April 15, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
As the weather warms and summer approaches, more and more people will take to New Jersey roadways on foot, especially in towns close to the shoreline.

Distracted Driving Car Accidents Among Teens

  April 15, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently conducted a study which revealed that distracted driving is a major contributor in teenage car accidents.

Vehicle Design and Safety Reduce Fatal Car Accidents

  April 15, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost 8,000 lives were saved from fatal car accidents in the year 2012 as vehicle design and enforcement of safety laws improve.

Decrease in Motorcycle Accidents and Fatalities

  April 15, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
Lawmakers have been concerned with the statistics related to motorcycle accidents as for a period of time, the number of fatalities was increasing year after year.

A Car Accident Lawyer is a Specialized Personal Injury Lawyer

  April 14, 2015     By King Aminpour Law Firm
A personal injury lawyer is someone who provides legal representation to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity.

5 Steps to Take after a Serious Bus Accident

  April 14, 2015     By Dan T. Matrafajlo, Attorney at Law
Bus accidents can be particularly tragic because of the potential number of injured passengers involved. Especially disturbing are accidents involving children on school buses. Bus accidents may also involve public buses, tour buses, and charter buses. If you are involved in a bus accident, contact a New Jersey injury lawyer as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.

Do I Need an Attorney to Handle my Personal Injury Case?

  April 9, 2015     By Griffith & Roberts
The top 3 mistakes people make trying to handle their personal injury case themselves.

When Is it Time to Call a Personal Injury Attorney and How Can an Accident Attorney Help You?

  April 8, 2015     By King Aminpour Law Firm
You donít always know when to get an accident attorney. After all, if someone else's negligence has injured you or caused you harm, even if it was an accident, you are still the one left to pick up the pieces. Accident or not, if someone else is liable then they should have to be held responsible for what you are missing out on.

If You Have Been in a Car Accident, You Need a Car Accident Lawyer

  April 8, 2015     By King Aminpour Law Firm
What goes through your mind when you think of a car accident? If you are like most people itís probably not which car accident lawyer should I use, but this question can be the difference between receiving the compensation you so rightfully deserve or suffering loss and losing your quality of life.

A Run through of the Logistics of Becoming an Auto Accident Lawyer

  April 8, 2015     By King Aminpour Law Firm
Have you ever asked yourself what it takes to become an auto accident lawyer? You donít just wake up one morning and think to yourself Iím going to be a lawyer and Iím going to specialize in auto accidents because that would be awesome! I suppose for some that may be true, but in the end I think there might be more to this whole lawyer thing.

To Hire an Accident Attorney or Not to Hire an Accident Attorney

  April 8, 2015     By King Aminpour Law Firm
An auto accident attorney knows all the ins and outs of filing a personal injury claim. You should not have to deal with the stresses of legal paperwork while you work to piece your life back together after a serious auto accident. Although the benefits of hiring an accident attorney go far beyond the reaches of legal paper work.

What Is the Virginia School Bus Stop Law?

  April 8, 2015     By SRIS Law Group
In Virginia, you must stop for any stopped school bus that has flashing red lights and an extended stop sign when you approach from any direction on a highway, private road or school driveway. You must stop and remain stopped until all children are clear and the bus moves again.

What Can a Car Accident Lawyer do for You

  April 7, 2015     By King Aminpour Law Firm
A car accident can be a traumatic event whether or not you have suffered injuries. It can be emotionally distressful, you now may be scared to drive. Especially if you have suffered injuries due to a car accident it is in your best interest to contact a car accident lawyer near you.

How to Handle a Brain Injury Claim

  April 6, 2015     By King Aminpour Law Firm
If you have suffered a traumatic head injury it can be difficult for you to file a claim and receive the compensation that you truly deserve, because the injury may not be visible. A car accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve after suffering any type of trauma you incurred after you have been involved in an auto accident.

When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

  April 4, 2015     By HG.org
People are injured in accidents every day. When this occurs, individuals are often dealing with a number of stressful events at one time. They may have suffered injuries and are missing time from work to recover. They may have sustained damage to their only vehicle and not have an alternative form of transportation.

3 Questions to Ask after Your Car Accident

  April 3, 2015     By Ankin Law Office LLC
In 2013, about 2.3 million people in the U.S. suffered injuries in car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These accidents are often traumatic, so itís not surprising that many people donít know how to react afterward. Unfortunately, a poor response to a serious accident may later prevent a person from receiving compensation for any associated injuries.

Seat Belts Make School Buses Safer

  April 1, 2015     By Lessin & Gompers
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports that seat belt use can increase a vehicle occupantís chance of surviving a car crash by up to 60%.

Things You Need to Know Before You Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

  March 31, 2015     By HG.org
Not every personal injury is the same. Likewise, not every personal injury attorney is the same. Before you go through the expense of hiring a personal injury lawyer who is not a good fit, consider these issues.

How California Lawyers Will Assess Autonomous Self-Driving Vehicle Accident Liability

  March 30, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
Now may be the most dangerous time in the short history of self-driving autonomous vehicles when automakers are testing their autonomous self-driving vehicles on the roads and highways in California, across the country and internationally to work the bugs out of their systems. But how will California autonomous self-driving vehicle accident lawyers assess and prove liability in accidents involving these cars once more of them are on the road? This article begins to examine just that.

NTSB Issues Truck Safety Agenda

  March 30, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
Some of the most effective truck accident safety initiatives come out of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB.)

Seeking Compensation for Motorcycle Accidents

  March 30, 2015     By The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a fatal accident than car drivers.

Dos and Doníts after a Car Accident

  March 29, 2015     By HG.org
While car accidents are often traumatic events, the things that people do and donít do immediately after a collision often have a dramatic impact on the outcome of their car accident claim. Here are a few things to do and not to do after a car accident to keep in mind if involved in a car accident.

What Are Georgia's Booster Seat Laws?

  March 26, 2015     By Goldstein & Hayes, PC
Parents all know that if they plan to drive their child, they will need a car seat. To help keep our children safe while in a vehicle, there are laws all parents should be familiar with.

What to Do After a Truck or Auto Accident

  March 26, 2015     By Goldstein & Hayes, PC
If you have been involved in an accident with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, you may be confused and have questions regarding how and why your accident occurred and whether you will be able to recover.

Pennsylvania Highway Safety Laws Need Improvement

  March 25, 2015     By Lessin & Gompers
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (AHAS) in Washington, D.C. assert that Pennsylvaniaís highway safety laws lag behind ten other states, putting Pennsylvania drivers at a higher risk of preventable car accident injuries and deaths.

Decline in Deadly Car Crashes

  March 25, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
Drivers may be safer than ever thanks to improved car designs on some of the nationís most popular car brands.

Potholes Cause Serious Car Accidents

  March 25, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
Potholes are a leading cause of car accidents in our area this time of year.

Safety Concerns for Motorcyclists

  March 25, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
It has been said that seatbelts save lives in car accidents. The same can be said for wearing helmets while operating a motorcycle.

NTSB Requests Highway Regulators Make Safety Recommendations a Top Priority

  March 25, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), truck accident deaths have increased by nearly 17% since 2009.

Motorcycle Accident Fatalities

  March 25, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its data for 2013 motorcycle accident injuries and fatalities.

Pennsylvania Motorcycle Laws are Cause for Concern

  March 23, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
In 1967, the federal government required states to have laws making motorcycle riders wear helmets in order to qualify for certain federal safety programs and highway construction funds. Most states complied with this to receive the funding.

MADD'S Mission to Take on Drugged Driving

  March 23, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was founded in 1980 in an attempt to address the issue of drunk driving.

Decline in Fatal Car Accidents

  March 19, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safetyís (IIHS) most recent statistics, the probability of dying in a car accident has declined by more than one-third in the past three years.

Motorcycle Accidents Show Decrease in Injuries and Fatalities

  March 19, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
Motorcycles are often difficult for other vehicles to see when traveling on roadways simply because cars and trucks are much larger in size than the two-wheeled vehicles.

New Vehicle Designs Reduce Fatal Car Accidents

  March 18, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
Sleek lines and bold new designs attract shoppers to the newest and sometimes fastest automobiles of the year.

Review of New Jersey Turnpike Winter Weather Preparations

  March 18, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
In response to multi-vehicle accidents involving 40 cars on the New Jersey Turnpike on February 9, 2015, State Transportation Commissioner and chairman of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Jamie Fox, has ordered a review of the turnpikeís winter weather preparation operations.

The Dangers of Side-Swipe Accidents

  March 18, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
Most people assume that a sideswipe accident usually results in a minor accident involving minor damages to the vehicles and little to no physical injuries. However, most sideswiping accidents lead to quite the opposite results. They can lead to loss of vehicle control or other potentially tragic results including severe physical injuries and even death.

Back-Over Car Accidents

  March 18, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
Generally, we hear less about motor vehicle accidents than we hear about accidents between two vehicles, but it is important to note that back-over accidents involving pedestrians can be fatal.

Do Motorcyclists Have to Wear Helmets?

  March 17, 2015     By HG.org
Every year, thousands of people are hurt or killed in motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles are inherently more dangerous to operate than other motor vehicles because they do not offer any structure to absorb an impact. As a result, many wonder whether motorcyclists must wear helmets or other protective gear, and under what circumstances?

Are You Ready for Usage-Based Car Insurance?

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Usage-based car insurance (UBI) is changing the way auto insurance works in Canada. It is a new invention by insurance companies, which promised to make the price of your car insurance premium dependent upon the vehicle type, distance you drive in your car, time spent in your car, places you visit and driving behavior.

Are Teenagers behind the Wheel Really that Dangerous?

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
In Ontario, many teenagers flock to get their driver's license once they turn 16 years old. As exciting as this stage is for young and adventurous teenagers, it is just as terrifying for parents and other drivers on the road.

Ontario Auto Insurance Rates - Are They Actually Decreasing as the Government Promised?

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
The minority Liberal Government in their 2013 budget has made a commitment to Ontarians that they can expect auto insurance rates to be reduced by about 15% before August 2015. This was a deal made with the NDP Government in exchange for their approval of the 2013 budget. Unfortunately, it has been made official on October 15, 2014 that the now majority Liberals are not on track with their promise.

What Is a Motion and Why Are They So Common in Car Accident Cases?

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
The process of suing an insurance company for a car accident involves many steps and procedures in court. Perhaps the most common procedure is a motion. Motions are used to obtain help from a judge in order to resolve various procedural issues or disputes that arise during the litigation process between the parties.

How Much Compensation is Awarded for a Loss of an Unborn Baby in a Car Accident?

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
There is no question that the death of a child is one of the most traumatic events one can experience; this is equally the case with the death of a foetus, whether it be miscarriage or stillbirth. In especially unfortunate circumstances, the loss of a foetus can be caused by either intentional or negligent acts of a third party; such as with medical negligence and motor vehicle accidents.

What is ďMedical EvidenceĒ and Why do You Need it to Get Compensation for Your Car Accident Injuries?

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
In motor vehicle accident cases, injuries can vary in their extent, as well as in the time it takes for your injuries to reveal themselves. If the injuries are especially serious and evident at the scene of the accident, such as open wounds, loss of limb and blood loss, the emergency personnel will take the person to the hospital immediately.

What is a "Statutory Threshold" and "Deductible" in all Tort Car Accident Claims against At-Fault Drivers in Canada

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Motor vehicle accident claims are governed by the Insurance Act, RSO 1990, c. I.8 (ďthe ActĒ), which enumerates the kinds of claims that can be brought against the negligent party and what tests, if any, either party must meet. The injured party, or the plaintiff, who has suffered damages has to surpass the statutory threshold.

What is a Toronto Collision Reporting Centre?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
The Collision Reporting Centres of Toronto are partnerships between the Toronto Police Service, insurance providers and private enterprise. The concept of self reporting collisions is the main function of the Collision Reporting Centres. Drivers involved in property damage collisions MUST report within twenty four hours to a Collision Reporting Centre, where a police officer inspects the vehicle damage.

How Likely are You to Get into a Car Accident? 5 Common Mistakes Causing Car Accidents

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
A car accident can have expensive and painful consequences. Sometimes the results are tragic, especially when the collision could have been prevented. We must do our part to ensure that each individual is taking steps to make our roads safer.

How Well do Insurance Companies take care of You After You Get into a Car Accident?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Ontario Insurance companies are readily willing to pay off claims for damage to vehicles following accidents, but they fight aggressively to avoid paying rehabilitation expenses sometimes flowing from the very same collisions. Accident victims are routinely treated as malingerers, exaggerating injuries in order to obtain access to special treatments not covered by the health care system.

Does Your Insurance Company Care about Your Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Ontario Insurance companies are readily willing to pay off claims for damage to vehicles following accidents, but they fight aggressively to avoid paying rehabilitation expenses sometimes flowing from the very same collisions. Accident victims are routinely treated as malingerers, exaggerating injuries in order to obtain access to special treatments not covered by the health care system.

What are Attendant Care Benefits?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Attendant Care Benefits cover services that are provided by an aide to assist with everyday living tasks that the injured person cannot perform themselves, as a result of the accident. Routine everyday tasks consists of things like bathing, dressing, using the washroom, personal grooming and hygiene, mobility, and more.

Optional Driverís Insurance Benefits Ė A Treasure Or A Trap?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Most likely you have recently received an updated driverís insurance policy. Have you read it? Recent laws have canceled most of the benefits, which were previously given to every driver for their standard monthly premium. Insurers forgot to mention: it may cost very little to get these benefits back, but it will make a world of difference in case of a car accident.

What Listed Expenses Can You Claim if You Get into a Car Accident?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule there are various categories of listed expenses that you can claim if you get into a car accident:

How to Talk to an Insurance Claim Adjuster

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Do not provide more than basic information about your accident (e.g. date, place and type of the accident) to your insurance before you talk to a lawyer, who will prepare you for the interview; Do not allow the adjuster to visit you at home before you see a lawyer. The purpose of such home visit is usually to ask you questions for several hours in order to take an official statement from you.

5 Important Steps to Take if Your Child Was Injured in a School Bus Accident

  March 11, 2015     By The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm
When your child rides on a school bus, the last thing you think about is an accident. Although accidents involving school buses may be rare, when they do occur they can be catastrophic.

Ten Mistakes People Make when Dealing with Doctors and Rehabilitation Centers after an MVA

  March 10, 2015     By Ambridge Law
1) Not seeking immediate medical attention after the accident. It will be hard to prove that your injury was serious if you did not get medical help very soon after the accident.

If I Am Involved in a Pedestrian Accident, What Are My Responsibilities?

  March 10, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
Motor vehicles have a legal obligation to share the road. If you are walking or jogging, drivers donít have the right to hit you just because you were in their way. However, as a pedestrian, you are much more vulnerable to injuries in an accident than the person inside the vehicle is.

Role Models Empower Kids to End Distracted Driving

  March 9, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
It has been said that the dangerous habit of distracted driving has reached epidemic proportions. Each year, more than 3,300 fatalities and 410,000 car accident injuries are caused by distracted drivers.

New Jersey Drivers Continue to Take Unnecessary Driving Risks

  March 9, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Recently released statistics from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveal that one in five drivers has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a motor vehicle collision.

Goal of Zero Fatal Car Accidents

  March 9, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Car accident fatalities are on the decline, dropping 40% since their peak in 1972.

New Truck Safety System

  March 9, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
A leading car manufacturer has designed a new truck safety system promising to prevent trucking accidents and save truck fuel at the same time. Daimler Trucks North America recently introduced its Detroit Assurance Safety System to promising reviews.

The Possibility of Zero Fatality Roads

  March 9, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
Each year thousands of individuals are killed in car and truck collisions throughout the United States. Policymakers, automobile manufacturers and advocacy groups are working together to reduce those numbers with the ultimate goal of zero fatality roads. According to some experts, that goal may be closer than ever.

Middle Aged Texting While Driving

  March 9, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
The majority of campaigns regarding texting while driving have been aimed at younger drivers and teenagers.

Had an Accident in a Rental Car, Whose Insurance Pays?

  March 5, 2015     By HG.org
Travel is supposed to be enjoyable. The thrill of visiting someplace new, the relaxation of stepping away from the daily grind, and the enjoyment of experiencing something new and different. But, even when away from home accidents can happen. If you experience a motor vehicle accident in a rented car, whose insurance pays?

Evidence of Seatbelt Use Now Admissible in Texas - Nabors Well Services Ltd v Romero

  March 5, 2015     By Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.
The Texas Supreme Court has overruled 40 years of case law regarding the inadmissibility of the use or non-use of seatbelts in Nabors Well Services Ltd. V. Romero, Cause No. 13-0136 (decided Feb. 13, 2015). Evidence of the failure to use of seatbelts is now fair game for proving comparative negligence on the part of a plaintiff.

The Most Dangerous California Highways in Orange County for Personal Injury Car Accidents

  March 4, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
In 2012 alone, there were over twenty thousand accident victims killed or injured in Orange County. While freeways seem as if theyíd be the most dangerous, only about a third of the fatalities and serious injuries occur on the interstates. The majority of victims killed in Orange County accidents lose their lives on surface streets. We list the most dangerous intersections and highways in Orange County where youíre most likely to have your first, next or last and final accident.

Who Has the Right of Way and When Must I Yield?

  March 3, 2015     By HG.org
Surprisingly large numbers of drivers either do not know or do not remember the laws affecting rights of way when on the road. This is evident at intersections every day, where drivers proceed without the right of way, often resulting in accidents with other vehicles or pedestrians. In other cases, there may not be an accident, but it could result in a traffic ticket. So what are the laws of rights of way, and when must a driver yield?

NTSB Trucking Safety Recommendations in 2015

  March 2, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
In a recent press conference, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a stern message that its 100 recommendations to improve highway safety must be implemented in 2015 to reduce the more than 4,000 fatal injuries each year in trucking accidents.

Does Uber Cause Distracted Driving

  March 2, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
The days of standing on a corner to flag down a cab are quickly coming to an end. With new ride services such as Uber, all it takes is the click of an app on your smart phone and a ride is on its way. As convenient as this service is, its drivers may be causing an increase in distracted driving accidents.

Truck Driver Fatigue Causes Serious Trucking Accident

  March 2, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
Highways are crowded with trucks full of cargo delivering goods throughout the country. Often times, truck drivers put in very long work weeks and are required to drive considerable hours each day.

How Can I Prove Fault in a Car Accident Case?

  February 28, 2015     By HG.org
In many car accident cases, a central question is who is ultimately liable for the accident. Even if a person is at fault, his or her level of liability may be reduced or eliminated based on the laws of his or her state.

How Can You Prevent a Truck Accident?

  February 27, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
It can be intimidating to drive right next to a big-rig or an 18-wheeler. They are huge, weigh about 80,000 pounds and have this scary tendency to drift in and out of your lane. But, sharing the roadway with these large trucks does not have to be daunting and a nightmare. There are steps you can take to stay safe around big rigs and make sharing the road with commercial truck drivers a lot loss tense.

Your Rights When Stopped by Police

  February 23, 2015     By Law Offices of Michele Finizio
When an individual is stopped by the police it can be an overwhelming experience, especially when there is the possibility of criminal charges.

Middle Aged Drivers who Text while Driving at Increased Risk for Car Accidents

  February 23, 2015     By Lessin & Gompers
Car accidents continue to be the primary cause of injury and death in the United States. There are many causes of car accidents, but a high percentage of accidents occur due to driver negligence. Common distracted driving behaviors that people engage in include drunk driving, distracted driving, and aggressive driving.

Statistics Show Promising Trend in Reduction of Fatal Car Crashes

  February 23, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
The year 2013 brought good news to United States motorists. According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 1,063 less people killed and 49,000 less people injured in car accidents across the nation than in the previous year.

Driving on Icy Roads Causes Serious Injuries

  February 23, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Winter weather presents serious hazards for drivers. Auto technology has made significant strides in enabling drivers to be safe on the road, including all-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, and snow tires.

Drunk Driving Less Prevalent in Well-Policed Areas

  February 23, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
A recent study by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation examined different communitiesí responses to impaired drivers and their effectiveness in keeping drunk drivers off the road. Researchers found that strictly enforcing DUI laws helped to reduce drunk driving accidents.

New Emergency Braking Systems

  February 23, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
The goal of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is to support new technologies that increase safety to all drivers on the road and reduce the incidents of car accidents.

Is a Bicycle Considered a Car or a Pedestrian?

  February 20, 2015     By HG.org
For anyone living in a city where foot and bike traffic are common, the question is often asked: is a bicycle a car or a pedestrian?

I Just Moved, Do I Legally Have to Change My Address and Where?

  February 20, 2015     By HG.org
Moving can be both exciting and stressful. It can be thrilling to imagine new adventures in a new location, but it can also be quite worrisome trying to make sure everything is considered. Switching utility services off and on, setting up mail forwarding, getting furniture moved; it can all be a bit overwhelming.

4 Cognitive Distractions Drivers Face

  February 16, 2015     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Sources of cognitive distraction that many drivers may encounter include electronic devices, in-car systems, passengers and printed materials.

What if No One Has Auto Insurance?

  February 16, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
If no one involved in a car accident has auto insurance, the situation is complex. It doesnít matter if a driver who was illegally driving without insurance didnít cause the accident; he or she generally does not have a case. However, passengers are not legally required to have an insurance policy just to ride in a vehicle. If they suffer injuries in an accident and no insurance policy is available, they can get help through state funds.

Just Had a Car Accident, What Do I Do Now?

  February 14, 2015     By HG.org
The time after a car accident can be frightening and confusing. What will happen to your car? Will your insurance pay, and if they do will your rates go up? Will anybody face criminal charges? Could you be sued? These and many more questions are likely racing around the minds of most people after an accident.


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