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explaining the different aspects of Motor Vehicles.


How Car Insurance Can Help Cyclists in Times of Crisis

  June 22, 2017     By Levinson and Stefani
Your coverage isn’t limited to auto crashes alone.

Five Things You Should Know about Truck Accident Cases

  June 22, 2017     By Levinson and Stefani
Some things are obvious. Other things are not. Like the fact that commercial truck drivers are bound by stricter laws and regulations. And in...

Common Causes of Car Accidents

  June 21, 2017     By Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC
In Philadelphia, car accidents are as large of a problem as they are across the country. In 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation...

Motorcycle Accidents

Cruising open roads on two wheels with nothing between the rider and the air rushing by – this is the thrill sought by many motorcycle...

Liability in a Four-Way Stop Accident

  June 19, 2017     By DiTomaso Law
Four-way stops can be found in towns and cities throughout New Jersey. When traffic is stopped from four directions and there is no traffic...

Drunk Driving Car Accidents

  June 19, 2017     By Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law
Despite decades of outreach designed to spotlight the dangers of drunk driving, approximately 28 Americans are fatally injured every day in...

How Louisiana Insurance Companies Pay Damages in a Car Wreck

  June 19, 2017     By InjuredGo.com Law Firm, LLC
Insurance companies in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Look at many claims in different ways. Here are some secrets of how a car insurance...

How to Claim Compensation for a Soft Tissue Injury

  June 16, 2017     By The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
Soft tissue injury or whiplash refers mainly to injuries which involve the neck and shoulders, suffered by hundreds of road users every single...

5 Things To Do When You’ve Been Involved in a Vehicle Accident

  June 15, 2017     By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC
Nearly 1.3 million people die - globally - in road accidents each year; that’s over 3,000 deaths per day, and over 20 million people are injured...

Distracted Driving Car Accidents

  June 14, 2017     By Chappell, Smith & Arden, Attorneys at Law
Distracted driving causes more fatalities on America’s roadways every year than speeding or even drunk driving. According to the National...

Biomechanics Expert Witness Proves Defects in Seatbelt Cases

  June 7, 2017     By HG.org
Defects occur in almost all manner of products, materials and structures. These problems may exist in designs, a product line or only a batch....

What Are the Penalties for Drunk Driving in New Jersey?

  June 5, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
Are you a resident of the New Jersey or Pennsylvania and facing the court of law regarding drunk driving? You should seek the services of a...

What Happens if I Get Hit By Debris at the Indianapolis 500?

  June 1, 2017     By Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC
The Indianapolis 500 - The Greatest Spectacle in Racing - features open-wheeled race cars flying around a 2.5 mile oval (rectangle) at more than...

Does the Verbal Threshold Apply to Underinsured Motorist Claims?

  June 1, 2017     By Folkman Law Offices, P.C.
New Jersey drivers are required to carry automobile insurance. Insurance companies offer various levels of coverage in their New Jersey...

5 Things to Consider When Hiring an Attorney

  June 1, 2017     By Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law
Typically, people don’t need the services of an attorney unless they are experiencing some type of serious issue. Those issues often involve...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Takata for Defective Airbags

  May 30, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The lawsuit claims that major automakers knew the airbags were defective and still chose to sell vehicles containing them.

How to Stop Your Driver's License from Being Suspended in Georgia

  May 30, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Virtually 100% of all DUI arrests triggers an immediate confiscation of the driver license, under Georgia implied consent law. Whether the...

How Much Does a DUI in Georgia Cost over 10 Years?

  May 30, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Thousands of Internet surfers look up information about a DUI conviction, for a ten year time span.

Consequences of a 2nd DUI under Georgia Law

  May 30, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Few states in America ramp up punishment for a second DUI offense like the State of Georgia.

Drowsy Driving Causes 1 in 5 Nationwide Fatal Crashes

  May 26, 2017     By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP
Nationwide, one in five deadly collisions is caused by drowsy driving. Read on to learn more about the dangers of fatigued drivers on U.S....

Have You Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

  May 25, 2017     By Julie Butcher Law Office
Steve is driving back to his hometown from college. It’s late at night and, while Steve is wide-awake, another driver on the dark, windy road...

Side Guards Are Effective on Large Trucks - So Why Aren’t They Mandatory?

  May 25, 2017     By Louthian Law Firm, PA
There are times when the interests of the public and the interests of big business are at odds with each other. When they clash, it is too often...

Who Will Be Responsible for Teaching Drivers to Operate Autonomous Vehicles?

  May 25, 2017     By The Evans Law Firm
Self-driving cars are touted as a step forward in driving tech and road safety. They offer the hope of drastically reducing the number of...

Liability and Safety Concerns with Self-Driving Cars

  May 24, 2017     By DiTomaso Law
Commercially available self-driving cars are being touted as one of the next great innovations in transportation technology. Many individuals...

Seeking Financial Compensation when the Other Driver Isn’t to Blame

If driver negligence was not a factor in your auto accident, what are your options for seeking financial compensation? As it turns out, you may...

In Truck Accident Cases, Experience Makes All the Difference

  May 23, 2017     By Julie Butcher Law Office
Few types of vehicle crash cases are as complex as those involving large commercial vehicles. Large truck crashes often result in severe...

Lyft Drop Off Incorrect, Refused Return Ride. Can I Sue?

  May 22, 2017     By HG.org
There are many specialized terms and conditions when getting rides through Lyft. It is important to read through these carefully, as it is...

What Can Bicycle Accident Victims Do When the Motorist Has No Insurance?

  May 22, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
If you are struck by a motorist who has no insurance, what can you do? Go after the defendant, who likely has no assets? Good luck collecting...

Were You Riding a Motorcycle Without a License?

  May 22, 2017     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
Motorcycle accidents happen whether people deserve it or not. Most people can agree that nobody actually deserves to be in a motorcycle accident...

Traffic Ticket Lawyer New Jersey- Why You Should Hire One To Defend You

  May 18, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
It is quite common to be issued with a traffic ticket for over-speeding or drunk driving. Instead of stressing yourself about this, you should...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Initial Personal Injury Consultation

  May 16, 2017     By The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
In the aftermath of an accident caused by someone else, you could be facing life disrupting injuries rendering you unable to work. The medical...

Israeli Leadership and Growth in Smart Mobility

  May 16, 2017     By Barnea & Co. Law Offices
Technological solutions are developing every day, world-wide. In Israel, the transportation sector provides impressive examples of innovation at...

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...

Baltimore City Accident Settlement

  May 11, 2017     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
The city of Baltimore recently settled a lawsuit involving a high-speed chase with city police. The Board of Estimates, which is overseen by...

Who Is to Blame for Drunk Driving Accidents?

  By HG.org
Drunk driving incidents are the cause for severe injuries, fatalities and extensive property damage. Those responsible for these accidents are...

How an Expert Witness Explains Why Road Construction Causes Road Incidents

  May 8, 2017     By HG.org
Road construction zones are often dangerous to drivers on interstates, highways and freeways. The rate of higher speeds and more vehicles is...

When Does an Accident Claim Turn into a Personal Injury Case?

  May 8, 2017     By The Miley Legal Group
Accident law in West Virginia has become very complicated over the years. With recent changes in insurance regulations, claim limits and even...

Just Because You Hire a Lawyer, Doesn’t Mean You Will End Up in Trial

  May 8, 2017     By The Miley Legal Group
There is a common misconception out there that most people think about when they hire an attorney. Most people believe that if you hire an...

3 Myths about Traumatic Brain Injuries and the Effects on Auto Accident Victims

  May 8, 2017     By The Miley Legal Group
Myths about brain injury victims appear all over the internet and in some medical communities.

Calculating Your Losses after a Vehicle Collision in Florida

  May 5, 2017     By Powell, Powell & Powell, P.A.
In order to seek just compensation after an auto accident, you need to calculate your losses.

How Does Colorado State Handle the Habitual Traffic Offender

  May 5, 2017     By Steven J. Pisani, Attorney at Law
Some people who constantly break the traffic rules under a limited amount of time span are considered habitual traffic offender. Colorado state...

Pursuing Compensation after a Drunk Driving Accident

  By HG.org
Drunk driving collisions are a plague on the roads. There is almost one-third of all accidents where fatalities are involved with a drunk driver.

Insurance – Different Types of Automotive Insurance Coverage

  By HG.org
There are many different insurance companies that provide policies to everyone that purchases one as a driver. Knowing what is needed based on...

How an Expert Witness Uses Biomechanics Knowledge in Seatbelt Defect Cases

  April 26, 2017     By HG.org
Personal injury claims usually must have the elements of the case include proof that the defending party’s actions caused the incident. This...

Key Points to Know about Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Truck accidents are often severe due to the size, weight and cargo that a truck may be carrying. When the items hauled by these vehicles fall...

Tire Defects that Can Cause Serious Accidents

  By HG.org
One of the most important aspects of a vehicle that keeps the driver safe is the tire. When these have been created with defects, they may...

Understanding Out of Pocket Costs for Big Truck Accidents

  April 20, 2017     By Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner, LLC
Large truck accidents are some of the most devastating incidents on the roads, with thousands of people dying in these collisions across the...

What to Do after a Fatal Car Wreck?

  By HG.org
Car accidents are usually traumatic to some degree, have extensive property damage, may include injuries and at least one person is at fault....

What Is My Automotive Accident Case Worth?

  April 17, 2017     By HG.org
Car crash cases often are confusing when determining damages that are owed to the victim. This is usually due to various misconceptions that the...

Who Do I Sue if the Driver of the Other Car – Is the Car Itself?

  April 14, 2017     By HG.org
With advancements in technology, there has been a new type of driving procedure where the car is able to drive itself with extensive software...

Things to Avoid Saying after a Car Accident

  April 12, 2017     By HG.org
Involvement in car accidents often includes fear, anxiousness, nerves and fright. This may lead to words being spoken and actions taken that...

Expert Witness: How Does the Amount of Alcohol a Person Drinks Impair Judgment and Ability to Drive?

  April 12, 2017     By HG.org
When someone drinks before or during a drive, his or her blood alcohol level tends to rise. It is when it is above the legal limit of .08...

Are Black Boxes Required in Commercial Trucks?

  April 6, 2017     By HG.org
Before the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration initiated a plan to ensure black boxes are required in all commercial trucks, this was...

Prescription Drug Abuse Becoming More Common Reason for Accidents

  By HG.org
After years of a steady decline in drunk driving accidents, an increasingly common reason for accidents is due to impaired driving caused by...

Roundabouts Can Curb Accidents

  March 29, 2017     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately 40% of car accidents and over 20% of traffic fatalities in the United States take...

Unmasking Some of the Myths about Car Accident Claims

  By HG.org
When a car collision claim is imminent, there are many who cling to the myths available about what to do, how to proceed, what may occur and...

What North Carolina’s Implied Consent Law Means for Your DWI

  March 28, 2017     By Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, PLLC
Under North Carolina law, all in-state and out-of-state drivers give their “implied consent” to a chemical analysis of their blood alcohol...

When Should an Accident Victim Contact a Lawyer?

  March 28, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
If you or your loved one has been in an accident, you’re understandably shaken up, hurt, confused and overwhelmed. You may be feeling...

How to Help Your Case for Settlement after a Car Accident in Louisiana

  March 28, 2017     By Babcock Partners, LLC
If you have been in a car accident, you may still be recovering from your injuries, and perhaps you have had to take time off of work to...

Why Shouldn't an Accident Victim Settle for the First Offer?

  March 28, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
There’s a common misconception out there that insurance company payouts cover all losses of an accident victim. This is simply not true.

How to Speed Up a Claim for Los Angeles Bicycle Accidents

  March 28, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
If you’ve been in a bicycle accident in Los Angeles, you know how painful the process, both physically and mentally, can be when trying to get...

Should I Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company?

  By HG.org
When an accident occurs, the victim usually must deal with at least one insurance company to resolve the matter. This could be through an...

Florida DUI Charges Are More than Traffic Tickets

Florida law treats DUI charges as criminal offenses, and anyone charged with DUI should immediately seek the advice of an experienced criminal...

EPA Investigation of Dodge RAM, Jeep Grand Cherokee Emissions Prompts Class Action Lawsuits Against Chrysler

The EPA has launched an investigation into potential emissions cheating by Chrysler on Dodge RAM and Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel models. A pair...

Design Defects

A recent ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court highlights the role of design defect plaintiffs in product liability litigation.

Expert Witness: Common Factors that Contribute to Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Truck accidents are among the general vehicular incidents on the road that lead to property damage, injury and death. When a truck collides with...

10 Quick Tips about Penalties For Drunk Driving in New Jersey

It is good to prefer refraining from getting convicted of drunk driving. If convicted, hire the best lawyer and remove yourself free of all...

Rolling Over Vehicle Rollover Risks

Rollovers are the deadliest type of automobile accident. In 2015, 7,210 people died in rollover crashes. 28% of these were single vehicle...

Understanding the Texas Stowers Demand Doctrine

A Stowers Demand is a tool often used by Plaintiff's lawyers in Texas to put pressure on insurance companies to either pay their policy limits...

Paralysis in Motorcycle Accidents

  By HG.org
Accidents involving motorcycles are often severe and life-threatening when not fatal. Safety gear and protections may lower these imminent...

When Is the Government Responsible When a Government Vehicle Is Involved in an Accident?

  By HG.org
Car accidents with governmental vehicles are not common throughout the United States, but these incidents may occur with greater frequency in...

Alcohol – What Is Dram Shop Liability (and what is a dram, anyway)?

  By HG.org
Dram shop laws relate to cases in which a person has received alcohol from an establishment and then causes an accident while in an intoxicated...

Can a Previous Accident Be Used Against Me in My Florida Car Accident Lawsuit?

If you've been in a previous accident, insurers will try to use that against you in any subsequent Florida car accident lawsuit. Read on to...

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Most people don’t think too much about personal injury attorneys until they are in an accident. People get injured all the time in all kinds of...

Don’t Pass Up the Most Important Insurance Coverage When It Comes to Protecting Your Family

A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is yet another reminder to arm yourself with knowledge about the terms of your insurance...

Insurance Expert Witness: What Exactly Is Med Pay?

  By HG.org
When questions and concerns about medical insurance arise, an insurance expert witness may be needed to strengthen the case.

Florida’s “Move Over” Laws Aim to Prevent Further Accidents and Injuries

Moving to the other lane when you see a traffic accident, emergency vehicle, or flashing lights isn’t just a smart call in Florida -- it’s the...

Can a Child Victim Receive Compensation from Car Accident Injuries?

  By HG.org
Car accidents involve children often when the driver has kids under the age of eighteen. While the responsible party may not have any younger...

Do I Have a Car Accident Claim?

  By HG.org
Car accidents often leave the victim with medical and therapy bills that must be paid even after insurance has been exhausted. When this occurs,...

A Cautionary Tale: Insurance Adjusters and Personal Injury Cases

  By HG.org
After an accident, the victim usually must deal with an insurance agency that sends an adjuster to interview the injured party and gather all...

5 Tips to Fight Traffic Ticket in New Jersey

Getting a traffic ticket in New Jersey is a difficult situation. It generates a kind of tension even before you haven’t really started dealing...

What Happens When a Bicyclist Gets Hit by a Car Turning Right?

Bicycle accidents often can result in some extremely serious injuries. At times, they can even be fatal. There are a number of injuries that...

What You Need to Know About Uber’s $1 Million Insurance Plan

  By HG.org
When two vehicles are involved in a car crash, establishing liability and which insurance company should pay may be fairly straightforward....

Is a DUI a Felony?

Arrested for DUI? Is a DUI a Felony? Regardless of the State, DUI-DWI laws in most jurisdictions have common factors that can escalate a driving...

When a Car Accident Is Due to a Manufacturing Defect or Design Flaw

  By HG.org
Products with design flaws or defects often harm those that purchase them after normal and intended use has been initiated. Unfortunately for...

When Manufacturers are Responsible for Motorcycle Accidents

  By HG.org
Many motorcycle accidents end in severe injury or death for the driver. The importance of safety is paramount for these bikers. However, if...

Who’s at Fault in a Left-Hand Turn Accident?

  By HG.org
When in an auto accident, there are many factors to consider when determining who may be at fault and how to receive compensation for the victim...

Exposing 18 Field Sobriety Test Myths about Reliability

Every year, over 1 million motorists in the United States are asked to perform the field sobriety tests by a law enforcement officers. Almost no...

Can I Sue a Rental Car Company for an Automotive Accident?

  By HG.org
Accidents on the road, in traffic and when driving on freeways is common and occurs with frequency in the United States. Some of these incidents...

Why Truck Accident Claims Are So Complicated

  By HG.org
Truck accidents involve many different factors. One of these is the possibility that multiple individuals are affected by the collision that...

Fatigued Drivers Who Injure Others in Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Drivers often injure other persons that are on the road. Truckers may cause severe situations where death happens as well as serious harm to...

Role of DWI Lawyer in Pennsylvania

If you are charged with DWI/DUI or any other driving traffic violations, stop worrying!

When Doctors Are Actually “Hired Guns” in Canada

Would an insurance company be so driven to deny benefits to an injured person that they would spend more on medical assessments than on actual...

Drunk Driving Penalties & Punishments

Drunk Driving or DUI is a form of traffic violation caused when the driver is under the influence of alcohol or any other toxic element. The...

How Facebook Live Can Lead to Accidents

  By HG.org
The age of technology has proven to be catastrophic to the young when pairing electronics and driving. Facebook takes up more time for some than...

Bad Faith Insurance Practices and How to Spot Them - Should I Hire a Lawyer?

  By HG.org
Personal injury claims are often processed by insurance carriers for negotiating settlements when certain incidents occur. This means that the...

When a Driver’s Negligence Results in a Motorcycle Accident

  By HG.org
Motorcycle drivers face numerous dangers when on the road, and they are more likely to collide with other vehicles and receive severe injury or...

Importance of Evidence in a Multi-Vehicle Accident

  By HG.org
Car accidents occur for a variety of reasons, and various factors often play into the cases as a result. However, when one person is at fault in...

Traffic Violations [Explanations and Consequences]

Moving violation of traffic laws means, violating the traffic rules when the vehicle is in motion such as DUI (driving under the influence of...

Obese Drivers at Risk

It is undeniable that obesity is an epidemic in the United States. Now, several highly-respected studies have come out showing that in addition...


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