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Challenges of Winter Driving in Rhode Island

  December 11, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Winter driving can be extremely difficult, especially here in Rhode Island. Our proximity to the ocean constantly opens up the possibility of huge storms, blizzards and nor'easters. This closeness also influences frequent temperature changes with many freeze-thaw cycles throughout the winter months. Such a weather pattern makes roads slippery and riddled with potholes, contributing to more treacherous conditions for drivers.

Factors a Car Accident Lawyer Looks For to Determine the Winnability of a Case

  December 11, 2014     By Law Office of Mark H. Cibula
Car accidents are generally scary and stressful situations to find yourself in, no matter how major or minor they might be. However, when you also have to worry about recouping costs for medical bills, lost wages, property damage and anything else you owe as a result, it makes the hardship much more difficult to manage on your own. That’s where the knowledge and assistance of an experienced car accident lawyer really comes in handy.

Tarrant County Traffic Tickets Disputed in Court

  December 8, 2014     By Jack Byno, Attorney at Law
Every day in Tarrant County, Texas, traffic tickets are written to drivers who are caught violating traffic law, including by speeding. Whether you hold a Class C driver's license or CDL, if you have been issued a traffic citation by police, you must either challenge your violation or plead guilty to it by the date it is due. A traffic ticket lawyer may help you dispute your ticket, but a warrant may be issued for you if you instead allow it to go past due.

Understanding Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage for Car Accidents

  December 4, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
An uninsured motorist is a driver who does not have a valid auto insurance policy. Under Rhode Island law, it is illegal to operate a vehicle without auto insurance.

5 First Steps to Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

  December 3, 2014     By Venus Poe, Attorney at Law
Suffering a personal injury can be scary, but it is always important to try and keep calm. The steps you take following a personal injury can affect the amount of compensation that you will get after filling a personal injury claim.

5 Ways to Avoid Becoming the Victim of Curbstoning in an Auto Sale

  December 1, 2014     By Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC
Most lemon laws apply to dealers only, not to private sellers. Because of this some unscrupulous dealers attempt to sidestep the laws altogether by using a system called curbstoning.

Providence Rated Among Top Five U.S. Cities with Worst Drivers

  December 1, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Recently, a report released by Allstate Insurance listed the city of Providence, Rhode Island, as the fifth worst city in the United States when it comes to the worst drivers.

DWI and DUI Charges in Tarrant County, Texas

  December 1, 2014     By Jack Byno, Attorney at Law
In Tarrant County, Texas, if you are charged with Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence, consequences may be severe, and are not limited to arrest, DL suspension, and high State Surcharges. A local DWI criminal defense attorney may be able to help you avoid serious penalties associated with such charges, by pleading your case for a deal or by taking your case to trial at the Tarrant County Justice Court.

When Drivers Are Negligent Towards Motorcyclists

  November 29, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
The vast majority of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with other vehicles. Motorcycle accidents are the most dangerous because they involve a much higher risk of serious injuries or fatalities. Head-on motorcycle-car accidents often result in fatal injury to the motorcyclist. Often, those accidents are caused because of a motorist's failure to notice a motorcyclist, yield to a motorcyclist and other forms of negligence.

3 Excuses Insurance Companies Use to Deny a Car Accident Claim

  November 28, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Insurance companies often deny personal injury claims with excuses that include denying fault, denying the extent of the injury, and denying causation.

Drowsy Drivers are a Danger on Illinois Roads

  November 24, 2014     By Botto Gilbert Lancaster, P.C.
Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. A lack of adequate sleep can affect the brain similarly to the ways alcohol consumption can affect it, such as slowing the individual's reaction time, decreasing his or her awareness of his or her surroundings, and negatively affecting his or her judgment.

Rhode Island's Push to Prevent Wrong-Way Auto Accidents

  November 20, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Wrong-way auto accidents are some of the most serious types of collisions that occur on Rhode Island's highways. Seeing a vehicle traveling the wrong way and hurtling toward oncoming traffic at a high rate of speed can be terrifying. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), wrong-way accidents on divided highways are far more likely to result in deadly or serious injuries than any other type of car accidents.

Driver's License Suspension in Tarrant County, Texas

  November 10, 2014     By Jack Byno, Attorney at Law
The Texas Department of Public Safety may suspend your driver's license for a number of reasons. If you are a Tarrant County driver whose license is in danger of being suspended, DPS will notify you of this development. You may request a hearing if you want to challenge your looming DL suspension in the Justice Court, but in the case that your license is already suspended, a lawyer may be able to seek you an Occupational DL, or Essential Need License.

Great Texas Warrant Roundup

  November 3, 2014     By Jack Byno, Attorney at Law
In the Dallas County City of Addison, police are preparing for this year's Great Texas Warrant Roundup. During this annual event, law enforcement works to locate and arrest motorists with pending traffic warrants. If you have been issued a warrant by the Municipal Court, a local attorney may be able to post bond for you and get your warrant lifted so that you may avoid arrest during this year's roundup.

How to Avoid Trade-In Auto Fraud

  October 23, 2014     By Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC
Trading in your old car to help pay for a new one at the dealership may seem like a good way to shave off the cost of a new car. However, not all trade-in transactions are handled in an honest manner, and this can lead to unfortunate results for consumers.

Is a Truck Responsible for a Car Wreck Caused by Something that Falls Off the Moving Truck?

  October 17, 2014     By Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C.
If you drive a car, you’ve probably seen it happen (or you’ve seen the aftermath). A mattress, a piece of furniture, a chunk of metal, a huge box or some other large object falls off a moving truck (or the object is lying on the side of the road). What happens when the stuff that fell off the truck hits a car or a pedestrian or a bicyclist, causing a wreck and injuries? Is the truck responsible?

Protecting Yourself from Recalls When Used Car Shopping in California

  October 16, 2014     By Martinez & Schill LLP
Consumers must be aware when shopping for vehicles that there are numerous vehicles that have had parts recalled that may not have received repairs. Car manufacturers like General Motors have issued recalls that affect nearly 25 million vehicles. Consumers must get informed about recalls when car shopping in order to avoid injury from car accidents related to defective parts.

Financial Fraud and Theft as Crimes Against Foreigners in Cairo, Hurghada, Sharm

  October 1, 2014     By Ayman Sultan Law Firm
Financial fraud – the most common and most profitable ‘business’ activity that turns to foreign residents. Real estate fraud, illicit car sales, cheated insurance, denial of services that you have paid for–you name it. You should seek protection from a law firm in Egypt in any of these cases; don’t wait and be protected from the very start.

How Truck Driver Impairment Can Cause Accidents

  September 23, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
Truck drivers operating a massive vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs cause truck accidents in the Clarksburg, West Virginia region every year. These accidents can be severe given the size difference between large trucks and passenger vehicles, and the recklessness with which impaired truckers often drive. Survivors of accidents related to truck driver impairment can recover damages for losses sustained in the accident.

Illinois Rail Safety Week Aims to Promote Pedestrian and Vehicle Safety

While many would think it is more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident with another car, railroad fatalities are a larger concern, especially among pedestrians. Illinois' Rail Safety Week aims to encourage awareness of rail safety among pedestrians and motorists.

Who Takes the Liability in a California Ride-Sharing Car Accident?

Ridesharing services have made major strides in transportation, but they also bring with them legal complications. It will be important for laws to adapt to the changes that companies like Uber and Lyft are bringing about and how this will reflect on car accidents when they occur.

Consequences of a Head Injury from a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists are at an especially high risk of suffering head injuries in an accident because of the relative lack of protection compared to drivers of passenger vehicles. Accidents can result in brain injuries and can require extensive treatment, including hospitalization. For some victims, a head injury from a motorcycle accident can have lasting and severe effects.

I Feel I Got Ripped Off at The Auto Dealership, What Can I Do?

  By HG.org
If you have purchased a vehicle and feel that you got a bad deal, you may have recourse against the dealer by using one or more of the following tactics:

What Happens After You Get a Traffic Ticket?

  By HG.org
After you get a traffic ticket, you want to know what happens next and what you can do about it. For most people, it simply means paying the ticket and going to traffic school to remove any points on your driving record. It’s expensive, but a fairly simple situation to take care of.

Road Traffic Injury in the UAE

Being involved in a road traffic accident can leave you with anything from whiplash and bruising to serious head and spinal injuries. If you are uncomfortable enough to be involved in a horrific road accident, which was not your fault, then you may be entitled for a personal injury compensation claim.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case? How to Determine if My Situation Is a Case for a Lawyer

  By HG.org
If you have been injured in an automotive accident, slip and fall or workplace accident, your immediate reaction may be to sue the party responsible for your injuries. However, not all cases warrant an attorney’s involvement. Furthermore, attorneys may refuse to take a case if it is not worth the attorney’s time or experience.

Tesla Model S a Fire Trap?

Tesla Motors is known for their cutting edge electric vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating in every subcategory without exception, setting a new record for the lowest likelihood of injury to occupants (Tesla Motors).

Do Parents Drive More Dangerously Than Teens?

Parents warn their teenagers about the dangers of risk driving habits, but data shows that many parents engage in the same dangerous driving behavior that they warn their children against.

Damages in Georgia Car Accident Cases

Car accident victims may suffer terribly in the aftermath of the wreck. They may be forced to cover the costs of significant property damage, emergency medical treatment, doctor’s bills, and even long-term rehabilitation

Common Truck Accidents Causes

Accidents involving large commercial trucks may occur for a wide variety of reasons, with numerous potentially responsible parties. According to the Federal Motor carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), drivers are ten times more likely to cause commercial truck accidents than other factors, such as improper cargo loading, vehicle malfunction, or inadequate truck maintenance.

Top 10 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

The top 10 thing you should do if you experience a car accident.

Car Safety Features That Save Lives

Car safety features like airbags and seatbelts marked significant advancements in safety. Now, new safety features are making our vehicles even safer. More advanced features do not just protect occupants from injuries in an accident, but work proactively to minimize the risk of an accident.

Recoverable Damages for Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury in Pedestrian Accidents

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the more severe injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents in Dallas every year. While short-term consequences like headaches, disorientation and memory problems may reduce in severity and intensity over a period of time, some victims may suffer long-term or permanent consequences including impaired cognitive abilities, motor dysfunction and psychological distress.

Distracted Driving Laws, Accidents, and Injuries in NYC

Every parent warns their child about crossing the street and instructs them to always look both ways before moving. But in the age of cell phones, looking both ways may not be enough. Drivers and pedestrians who are using the busy streets of New York City must be extra vigilant because of the growing issue of drivers whose minds are elsewhere when navigating the road.

Steps That Must Be Taken Immediately After Being Involved in a Car Accident

No matter how careful while driving, there is always the possibility of becoming involved in a car accident. For most first-timers, an accident can be cause for fright and panic. Initially, drivers involved in accidents suffer shock as a result of the impact and then are forced to deal with physical injuries, property damage, and possible medical bills. The hassle of dealing with insurance companies and the other negligent driver can be confusing and time consuming.

Golf Carting in Florida

Those operating golf carts in Florida should understand that the Florida legislature intends to protect persons and property from the all-too-common accidents associated with golf carts and other motorists and pedestrians.

How To Deal With Sneaky Insurance Adjusters

  By HG.org
If you need compensation for injuries due to an accident, you need to be aware of one important thing—insurance companies are in business to make—not give away—money!

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Just last month, the issue of drowsy driving was brought to the attention of the nation when a sleepy truck driver plowed into famous comedian Tracy Morgan, killing his passenger - fellow comedian James McNair - and critically injuring Morgan and his other passengers.

How to Handle a Hit and Run Accident

No matter a driver's reasons for leaving the scene of an accident, you, the victim, are still left high and dry without compensation to help you pay for your injuries or to fix the vehicle's damage. On the other hand, there still are many options for legal recourse and compensation.

Common Injuries from Car Accidents

The impact of a car accident may pose serious harm to the driver as well as the passengers, and leave them with long-lasting side-effects to contend with in the future. Here are some examples of the most common injuries sustained in an accident:

Risks Associated with Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is one of the most common driving hazards, but new data highlights the dangers associated with drowsy driving. In fact, research shows that drowsy driving is as dangerous as driving while drunk.

What to do if Hit by a Drunk Driver While Riding in UBER

UBER has insurance above and beyond minimum state insurance requirements that are carried by regular taxi drivers.

Ten Things You Can Do to Increase Your Recovery After a Motorcycle Accident

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer injuries and property damage as a result of somebody else’s negligence, the only thing the civil justice system permits by way of recovery is monetary compensation. Similar cases can have different results and, as such, it is important to do everything you can to obtain full value for your damages.

Texting Increases Injury Risk Even When Not Driving

The dangers of texting and driving are well-known and undisputed. But did you know that texting while walking also presents a number of injury risks?

The Ten Questions Your Car Accident Lawyer Will Ask

What do you need to know in order to get the most out of your consultation with a car accident lawyer. Being prepared for your meeting will go a long way to getting the most from your lawyer. Here are ten questions you should be prepared to answer for your attorney.

Teenage Driving: Shocking Statistics and Reasons Why They Are True

Teenagers today in the United States are driving much less than their predecessors from three to four decades ago. However, there continues to be a disproportionately high risk of death and serious injury in accidents among teen drivers.

Truck Rollover Accidents and Their Causes

Many fatal truck crashes in Dallas are the result of a rollover. Other vehicles involved in truck rollover accidents are just no match for the sheer size and weight of a semi that’s rolled over and may swing across the roadway. Many truck rollovers are actually preventable. Read on for an overview of possible causes of rollovers.

Taking Your Motorcycle Accident Case to Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court may be your only option when trying to recover damages from a motorcycle accident.

Can You be Held Responsible for Texting a Driver Who Causes an Accident?

Texting people is extremely common. Now, one might just be liable, if you do so to someone who is driving, and causes an accident. An Appellate Court decision which has thrown principles in disarray.

Think Like an Investigator When Gathering Evidence for Your Auto Accident Case

After an accident, do your best and remain calm. Everything you do and say following the collision could affect a future insurance claim or lawsuit.

Tracy Morgan's Injury After Being Hit by a Semi, Brings Trucking Regulations Back into the National Spotlight

NTSB statistics show more than 104,000 injuries and nearly 4000 deaths in 2012 from accidents involving large commercial trucks, but it takes the severe injury of a well known comedian to get the subject of commercial trucking safety back in lawmaker discussions.

Driver Fatigue: An Old Problem and a New Danger

Drowsing driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. Operating a vehicle while fatigued causes countless accidents each year - and you could obtain compensation if you were injured by a drowsy driver.

Safety Tips for Riding with a Passenger

Drivers encounter many distractions behind the wheel. This may include using a cell phone, daydreaming and eating. But passengers can sometimes be the most distracting. Consider the following ways to make riding with a passenger safer.

Mandatory Change of Vehicle License Plates in Costa Rica

The National Registry Board in Costa Rica, approved the schedule for the mandatory change of vehicle license plate, which includes a safety device, starting next July 15th. It is mandatory for all vehicles, except for those purchased from January 2012, date when the new security measures, such as the third plate (the windshield sticker), were implemented.

5 Simple Tips to Avoid a Traffic Stop

You’re driving along, minding your own business, when suddenly you see flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. Your stomach sinks and your heart beats faster as you tick through the possible reasons for the stop. No matter the situation, it is never good news. Wouldn’t it be nice to minimize the chances of being stopped in the first place? Here are 5 easy tips to dramatically decrease the chances of being stopped by the police.

Texting and Driving Laws for Truck Drivers

Although Texas does not have any state-wide texting and driving laws banning the practice, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a federal ban on this dangerous act for truck drivers. Drivers who take their eyes off the road greatly increase risk of an accident. Knowing this, the FMCSA published new rules in October 2010 banning all truck drivers from texting while driving their commercial motor vehicles, regardless of the state within which they are traveling.

Paralysis after Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents are obviously one of the most dangerous types of traffic accidents because of the precarious position of the rider, who lacks the protective cage of a vehicle. Riders might suffer long-lasting injuries as a result of a crash, such as paralysis.

Rhode Island Motorcycle Accident Law

Here in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts, it is motorcycle season and this causes a spike in bike accidents resulting in personal injuries. Here, we review D’Antuono v. Clarendon Nat’l Ins. Co., 620 A.2d 96 (R.I. 1993), a Rhode Island Supreme Court law decision involving a motorcycle accident with personal injuries.

Can an Adult Child File a Lawsuit for a Parent's Wrongful Death?

We discuss the possibilities and ramifications of a child bringing up a parent's wrongful death suit. One of the main questions posed is the possibility that adult children can win in wrongful death lawsuits? They are harder but they are possible. There are different options and different routes to take when considering a parent's wrongful death suit.

Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were injured in a personal injury accident, you are probably swimming in a sea of questions. What do I do next? Should I file a legal claim? Can I recover compensation? The first step in getting those questions answered – and possibly recovering money damages – is to meet with a personal injury lawyer.

National Truck Accident Statistics

A variety of factors contribute to truck accidents. Some stem from negligence of a driver (the trucker or another driver), such as speeding or fatigue. Others are the result of faulty or defective equipment, such as tires or brakes. Improper loading is another cause; for instance, cargo that’s unbalanced or not secured.

The Basics of Opening an Auto Accident Insurance Claim in California

The basic steps involved in opening up and presenting an initial claim for bodily injury or property damage following a traffic collision in California.

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Although the dangers of drinking and driving are well known, few people consider the dangers of drowsy driving even though the effects of fatigue are similar to the effects of alcohol.

Top 6 Car Accident Mistakes

Car accidents – even seemingly minor ones – can be confusing and upsetting. Unfortunately, car accident victims often make avoidable mistakes that can hurt or even eliminate any legal claims that they might have.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Motorcycle Accident Settlement?

If you’ve had a motorcycle accident, no doubt you’ve already taken the worst of it in your encounter with the car or truck. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported last year that motorcyclists were far more likely to be killed or injured in a traffic accident than passenger car occupants.

Truck Accident Fatalities and Injuries on Rise in Texas Energy Producing Areas

If you live or work in West Texas, be extra cautious while using the roads. Traffic fatalities continue to be a problem in the oil-rich Permian Basin, according to recent reports.

What To Do After An Auto Accident - Part 2

Concluding the event requires valuing and negotiating your dispute with the others involved in your auto accident. Generally, this involves working with the at fault driver’s insurance company.

What to do After an Auto Accident - At the Scene and When You Get Home

When talking to the other drivers, never discuss blame, even if they were clearly at fault. There is rarely anything productive that can result from a discussion of fault immediately after an accident. The last thing you need after an accident is to be involved in a heated argument or in a physical altercation. However, if the other driver admits that they caused the accident, you should write down exactly what they said in their admission when you have a chance.

Deadly FedEx Truck Crash Shows Need For A Strong Civil Justice System Despite Lobbyists Push For Tort Reform

As families of those killed in the crash between a bus and a FedEx truck on April 10th begin to look for justice in this terrible crash, lawyers from all stakeholders take note of the NTSB report.

What to Do If Injured as a Passenger in Auto Accident

Thousands of passengers are injured in auto accidents every year. In fact, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 22,812 passengers were injured in auto accidents in 2011 alone. Like other victims of negligence, an injured passenger may be entitled to money damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering from the negligent motorist, whether the passenger’s driver or another negligent motorist.

April 2014 Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Law Round-Up

There is never a shortage of issues to discuss in the world of personal injury, and April 2014 has been no exception. Current topics include mammography and its coverage by the media, dysfunction in healthcare, schools near dangerous chemical facilities, and a potentially record-breaking rate of car recalls this year.

Rhode Island Car Accidents and Ride Sharing

Consumers should be aware of the rising popularity of ride sharing companies and their potential effect on insurance coverage after a car accident.

What You Need to Know about Driving in Construction Zones

Not only do spring and summer mean warmer temperatures, but they also mean road construction. In fact, there are already a number of major road construction projects under way on Chicago area highways and roadways, including portions of I-90 on the Jane Adams Expressway and the Kennedy Expressway.

Citywide Celebrations Lead to Deadly Car Accidents

Large, citywide festivals can bring communities together, boost the economy by attracting tourists, and help define the character of the region. However, there’s also a dark side to these large-scale events: more people are drinking and deciding to drive once they leave the celebration. Drunk driving is wrong under any circumstances, but it’s especially dangerous when the intoxicated driver may not be familiar with the city and is driving through an area with crowds of cyclists and pedestrians.

Dangers of Social Media Use During a Car Accident Claim

It may be tempting to tell everyone about the tragedy of your injuries on your Facebook account, but discussion of your car accident claim on social media could ruin your settlement. Before you tweet about your recovery progress or the severity of your injuries, take time to think about what the insurance company might think if an adjuster reads your social media posts.

NTSB Recommends Two New Trucking Safety Standards

Truck underride accidents, those accidents that happen when a vehicle collides with a truck and slides underneath it, kill hundreds of people each year. While there are certain safety mechanisms in place to prevent underride accidents, data shows that they are often ineffective.

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riding in Texas

Motorcycle safety begins with you, the rider. While you can't always account for others’ negligence, you can take some steps to improve your own personal safety and reduce the risk injury in a serious or fatal crash.

The Colorado Ignition Interlock Program As Of January 1, 2014

The law in Colorado offers an incentive to certain drivers who have been determined by the Colorado Department of Revenue to have been driving under the influence of alcohol, with a test revealing a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher at the time of the offense, to receive an early reinstatement of their driver’s license when they agree to install an “ignition interlock device” on their vehicle.

Suspension of a Colorado Driver’s License After a DUI

Under Colorado law, driving a motor vehicle is considered a privilege and not a right. This means an individual’s privilege to drive may be taken away for a period of time by the Colorado Department of Revenue – Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) through an administrative determination.

Should Auto Makers Be Subject to Stricter Auto Defect Laws?

General Motors has recently come under fire for its spate of auto recalls. Just last week it announced that it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles worldwide due to a defect with the cars’ electronic power-steering assist, which can suddenly stop working and make the car harder to steer. This most recent recall brings the total vehicles GM has recalled since February up to a staggering 6.3 million vehicles.

Do Rear Visibility Systems Prevent Auto Accidents?

In an effort to reduce the amount of backover fatalities and injuries, all new cars will be required to have rear visibility technology by May 2018. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the required rear visibility systems must expand the field of vision to include a 10-foot by 20-foot zone directly behind the vehicle, as well as meet other requirements regarding image size, linger time, response time, durability, and deactivation.

5 Motorcycle Safety Tips

Although motorcycle accidents are less common than auto accidents, they are considerably more severe. Motorcyclists are not covered by the same protective barriers as cars and other passenger vehicles, making motorcycle accidents more likely to result in serious injuries or death than car accidents.

Evidence to Preserve After a Car Accident

Every car accident claim needs a strong foundation of evidence to establish fault for the crash and show the extent of the damages you or your loved one suffered. There are many types of evidence to collect and there’s really no such thing as “too much evidence” as long as it contributes positive, relevant information to your claim.

Basics of an Auto Accident Claim

Auto accidents – whether relatively minor or serious – can be scary, confusing, and debilitating. It can be difficult to know what to do if you were injured in an auto accident, and you may be confused about how to get financial recovery for your injuries and damages.

Common Workplace Injuries

Workplace accidents and injuries can happen in any job and in any industry. But just like there are some jobs and industries are more prone to workplace accidents, certain work-related injuries occur more often than others.

Trucking Accidents in Oregon

Facts and information about commercial truck accidents and legal claims.

The Surprising Strategy that Might Curb Texting and Driving

Texting and driving takes the lives of thousands of people each year. In fact, in 2011, there were 3,360 distracted driving fatalities, and in 2012, there were 3,328 distracted driving fatalities. Another 421,000 people were injured in 2012 in motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver, which represented a nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011 as a result of distracted driving.

Could Crash Avoidance Technology Soon Be Required on New Vehicles?

New cars and trucks could soon be required to include crash avoidance technology that would allow vehicles to communicate with each other to avoid crashes. In an effort to reduce the number of traffic accidents, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that the administration plans to develop a proposal before 2017 that would require auto makers to include crash avoidance technology on all new vehicles.

Fatal Car Accidents Involving Marijuana Have Tripled in U.S.

Marijuana alters a person’s ability to perform certain functions, including operating a motor vehicle. According to a new study, fatal car crashes involving marijuana have tripled during the past decade, which may be responsible for the increase in impaired driving accidents in recent years.

Does Daylight Savings Time Cause More Auto Accidents?

Last weekend much of the United States, “sprang forward” as we moved our clocks ahead one hour. While daylight savings time has long been considered a modern rite of passage for the changing seasons, some experts point out that the time change puts our health at risk and increases the risk of accidents and injuries – particularly auto accidents and heart attacks.

Drivers Continue to Use Electronic Devices Despite Dangers

Despite stricter laws and increased public awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis indicates that drivers may not be heeding the warnings and that the use of electronic devices while driving remained relatively unchanged in 2012 from 2011.

Shedding Light on Vehicle ‘Bright’ Laws in Michigan

High beam lights, better known as brights, are an important safety feature in every car. When driving in the dark on a remote or poorly lit road, activating your brights can increase your visibility by up to three times. But while brights make navigating the road safer for you, they can actually have a reverse effect on other drivers when used improperly, causing blurred vision and increasing their risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

You’re Going the Wrong Way! - Why Wrong Way Driving Happens

While cities and states should obviously work to improve signs and barriers around any areas that have been a problem site for wrong way accidents, it seems clear that the best way to stop wrong way accidents is to stop drunk driving.

If I Allow My Friend to Drive Drunk, and it Results in Death, Can I Be Held Responsible?

Drunk Driving accidents are continuing to occur. What you may not know is that you can be held criminally liable for a death even if you are not physically at the scene of the crime.

NY Car Accidents and Insurance: News You Can Use

If you are like most people in New York, car accidents leave you wondering what to do. In addition to obtaining prompt and effective medical care if you have been injured, you will need to deal with your insurance company. Unfortunately, this can turn even a minor fender bender into a major challenge and require you to spend significant time to get the benefits you thought you had paid for with your insurance premiums.

Distracted Driving: A Serious Problem in New York

Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 15 people die per day in the United States in car accidents that involve distracted driving? Moreover, another 1,200 people are injured on a daily basis.

Are Radar Detectors Illegal in My State?

Designed to alert drivers when a radar gun is being deployed in their area, radar detectors help protect drivers from getting pulled over, and consequently, getting a speeding ticket. In some cases, this gives drivers the confidence to drive faster than the speed limit allows. Since radar detectors make drivers feel they’re above (or faster than) the law, they’re quite controversial. Their morality and legality have been debated for many years, and they remain a divisive issue today.

Dash Cams Provide Essential Evidence in Truck Accident Cases

Based on the valuable evidence dash cams have provided in recent years, it’s interesting that more vehicles don’t have them. Because they’re a relatively new phenomenon, there are no US laws regulating dash cams, and while many commercial truckers use them, it’s not required.

Should I Sue for my Auto Accident Injuries?

If you were injured in a car accident, you may be facing mounting medical bills and be unable to work. In addition to the physical pain that you are in, you may also be angry and confused about what to do next. Many car accident victims wonder if they should accept an insurance settlement or pursue legal action by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Winter Weather Responsible for a Number of Chicago Area Auto Accidents

Winter 2014 will likely go down in the record books for one of the harshest winters ever. In fact, as of February 9, Chicago has seen 19 days with subzero temperatures and has already received more than 62 inches of snow. Winter in Chicago can make for treacherous travel conditions, but this winter has been particularly bad.


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