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explaining the different aspects of Motor Vehicles.

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

  February 22, 2017     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 those that drive a vehicle with these issues, individuals may suffer injuries that may be severe or cause the loss of someone’s life.

When Manufacturers are Responsible for Motorcycle Accidents

  February 21, 2017     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 there is a manufacturer defect, no amount of safety adherence may prevent an incident from transpiring.

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

  February 21, 2017     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 of the incident. One of these would be if the person making a left-hand turn is at fault and accountable for his or her actions as liable for damages.

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

  February 17, 2017     By HG.org
When two vehicles are involved in a car crash, establishing liability and which insurance company should pay may be fairly straightforward. However, if one of the vehicles was used in a rideshare program at the time of the accident, the situation can become more difficult.

Exposing 18 Field Sobriety Test Myths about Reliability

  February 17, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
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 citizens, except DUI lawyers who are specialists in the field of drunk driving defense, know the information posted here. All Americans need to know their rights to NOT self-incriminate.

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

  February 15, 2017     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 involve rental cars where the driver has insurance, while in other instances of these wrecks, the driver does not have insurance.

Why Truck Accident Claims Are So Complicated

  February 15, 2017     By HG.org
Truck accidents involve many different factors. One of these is the possibility that multiple individuals are affected by the collision that occurs through just one truck incident. When the sudden stop of a truck driver occurs, he or she may initiate a group accident as other drivers of passenger vehicles run into the much larger truck.

Fatigued Drivers Who Injure Others in Truck Accidents

  February 15, 2017     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 passenger vehicle drivers. When someone has been overworked and cannot continue without some sleep or rest, it is these times where a collision has the greatest chances of occurring.

Role of DWI Lawyer in Pennsylvania

  February 13, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
If you are charged with DWI/DUI or any other driving traffic violations, stop worrying!

When Doctors Are Actually “Hired Guns” in Canada

  February 9, 2017     By Van Dyke Law Office
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 injury compensation? It sounds too ludicrous to be true. And yet, a recent and revealing article in the National Post summarizes an Insurance Bureau of Canada report that says yes, indeed, this sort of thing happens, and that in 2011, Ontario auto insurers spent on average $10,700 in medical assessments per claim vs. $9,700 in compensation.

Drunk Driving Penalties & Punishments

  February 8, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
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 maximum penalties for someone caught due to drunk driving are imprisonment and fines or License cancellation.

How Facebook Live Can Lead to Accidents

  February 8, 2017     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 any other hobby, even when the person is a passenger or operating a vehicle. It is these circumstances that often prove fatal to some.

Importance of Evidence in a Multi-Vehicle Accident

  February 7, 2017     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 these circumstances, he or she may be the responsible party for a multi-vehicle collision. Due to certain elements that may exist in these situations, multiple persons may be seeking damages for injuries and property damage.

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

  February 7, 2017     By HG.org
Personal injury claims are often processed by insurance carriers for negotiating settlements when certain incidents occur. This means that the companies are legally required to act in good faith to the persons that purchased the policies as well as third-party claimants in these situations.

When a Driver’s Negligence Results in a Motorcycle Accident

  February 7, 2017     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 lose their lives in the process. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are due to the negligence of the driver.

Traffic Violations [Explanations and Consequences]

  February 7, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
Moving violation of traffic laws means, violating the traffic rules when the vehicle is in motion such as DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs etc.) or DWI (driving while intoxicated).

Obese Drivers at Risk

  February 7, 2017     By DiTomaso Law
It is undeniable that obesity is an epidemic in the United States. Now, several highly-respected studies have come out showing that in addition to the array of health problems obese people face, they are more likely to be fatally injured in car accidents.

How Driver Impairment Can Cause Truck Accidents

  February 6, 2017     By HG.org
Impairment, when coupled with driving, may mean many things. This could be through distractions that cause the driver to lose awareness of the road and goings-on. Another form of impairment is the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Mistakes that can Ruin Your Car Accident Case

  February 2, 2017     By HG.org
When building a case for a car accident incident, there are many common mistakes that are made that assist in a negative response from a jury panel or judge. It is important to understand what these mistakes are and how to avoid them.

Ways Settling a Car Accident Case for a Child is Different than for an Adult

  February 2, 2017     By HG.org
Car accident incidents are often confusing already when they only concern one person and only one injury. However, when multiple types of individuals or other factors are included, these events are complicated and difficult to resolve. Children involved in a car accident case may already be traumatized to the point of nonverbal communication.

What Driverless Cars Mean for Michigan Auto Lawyers

  February 1, 2017     By Christensen Law
Driverless cars are coming to Michigan roads, and around the world, sooner than many of us might expect. Auto lawyers and insurance companies are already bracing for impact, trying to prepare for when the first autonomous vehicles crash into our lives, and our practices. Exactly how driverless cars will affect the future of no-fault auto accident litigation remains to be seen, but there will be changes. That much is certain.

Trucking Company Liability Due to Improper Loading

  January 31, 2017     By HG.org
Personal injury cases are often caused by various factors that lead to wounds and harm to an individual or group of persons. This may be applied to large trucks that have cargo loaded into the back.

Common Reasons Insurance Companies Use to Deny Claims

  January 31, 2017     By HG.org
Insurance carriers often attempt to refuse payouts for claims when there are legitimate files for compensation necessary due to injury and property damage. It is in these situations that the average person is unsure of how to proceed. It is important to know how and why an insurance company may deny providing a settlement for a claim that should be successful.

Alcohol Incidents Expert Witness

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
Alcohol affects individuals in different ways. However, this substance is one of the leading causes of accidents and personal injury cases outstripping various other incidents. Because of this, there are numerous experts in the field of alcohol as applied to cases and claims for compensation due to property damage and personal injury concerns that transpire in various manners and areas of the United States.

Legal Options for When an Insurance Claim Is Denied

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
After an accident where injuries have been sustained, the victim usually attempts to collect compensation from his or her insurance company before any other avenues are explored. However, these insurance carriers deny claims often and sometimes with little provocation or explanation.

Injuries that Warrant a Car Accident Claim

  January 30, 2017     By HG.org
Car accidents usually cause minor to severe injuries for those involved, and even when someone has only been mildly included in these incident, he or she may be harmed in the process. It is important to know when a claim is warranted, or when an insurance settlement provides enough to cover the medical costs.

Traffic Ticket Lawyer in New Jersey

  January 30, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
A traffic ticket lawyer in New Jersey deals with all the legal approaches and citations required during various types of traffic violations. Failure in following any of the prominent laws will certainly lead to stringent legal actions. The violations include DUI (driving under the influence), reckless driving, illegal lane changes, breaking traffic laws, parking violation etc.

Four Frequently Asked Questions about Occupational Licenses in Texas

  January 30, 2017     By Saputo Law Firm, PLLC
This article explains answers to four of the most frequently asked questions about occupational driver's licenses in Texas. Do I need to go in front of the judge to receive an ODL? What happens at a hearing? What happens if my Occupational License doesn’t get approved by the judge? If I have a DWI conviction, can I still apply for an Occupational License?

Self-Driving Car Accidents: Who is at Fault?

  January 30, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Car manufacturers continue to develop ways to ensure that both car drivers and passengers remain safe in the case of an accident. One of the latest innovations in vehicle technology is the creation of a self-driving car. With a computer manning the wheel, the possibility of human error contributing to a crash is greatly diminished. But accidents still do happen.

Expert Witness: The Role of Auto Insurance Companies during Accident Claims

  January 29, 2017     By HG.org
Due to the widespread damage and injuries that occur with car accidents on the roads and highways, it is imperative that auto insurance has been purchased for anyone that may be driving any vehicle. These carriers provide both protection through liability clauses as well as piece of mind that medical bills and property damage may be covered through particular policies that are purchased.

Accident Analysis Expert Witness

  January 29, 2017     By HG.org
The goal of an expert witness is to provide detailed explanations, experience, analysis from an outside perspective and an overall capability in assisting the party that hired him or her. These persons are experts in a given field with extensive knowledge and expertise.

Bicycle Accident Insurance: What Would Your Attorney Recommend?

  January 27, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
Bicyclists and drivers share a lot of the same roads, but their transportation modes are completely different.

How to Get the Maximum Payout You’re Entitled To From the Insurance Company Without the Hassle

  January 27, 2017     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
When you’re injured in a car accident, you’ll definitely be in touch with insurance companies. Some are faster than others, and they all want to get you your money. But, of course, the money they offer is usually way, way less than what they may owe, and that puts you in a very tough position. On one hand, you can get your money all up front, and then you’ll be done with any paperwork and additional hassle.

Personal Injury: When Is the Right Time to Settle?

  January 27, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
After an accident, it can be difficult to assess if the personal injury settlement you’ve been offered is fair. Know when it is time to renegotiate.

How a Car Accident Lawyer Assesses the Winnability of Your Case

  January 26, 2017     By HG.org
Injuries and fatalities due to car accidents are messy and complicated disasters that often require the assistance of a lawyer for personal injury cases or with insurance claims. The necessity of extensive evidence, witness testimony and various factors surrounding the situation cause difficulty in traveling these circumstances alone.

Injuries Caused by School Bus Drivers and How to Collect

  January 25, 2017     By HG.org
Students that ride on a bus often experience peaceful and non-eventful drives. However, there are some incidents that may transpire while in these vehicles. Of these, there are some accidents or collisions that occur where the young persons are injured.

Complex Causes of Truck Crashes and Who Bears the Liability

  January 25, 2017     By HG.org
The United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have put various regulations in place that limit and restrict various issues from occurring, but sleep deprivation, fatigue and distractions are still a concern with truck drivers and crashes.

Uber and Honda Face Lawsuit after Crash Leaves Rider Paralyzed

  January 25, 2017     By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
Today, many people in Chicago and throughout Illinois turn to Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing companies instead of calling for taxis. These ride-sharing services provide many benefits to users. They can provide more convenience and, at times, lower fares than traditional taxi services. You do not need cash to pay for your ride. When it’s done, you can even rate your driver. However, there is no evidence that ride-sharing services are any safer than taxis.

10 Lies Auto Insurance Companies Tell You After a Car Accident

  January 25, 2017     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
Insurance companies deal with car accidents all the time, and their process to sweep it away is highly efficient.

I Had a Bad Car Accident. I Have Auto Insurance. Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

  January 25, 2017     By Kim Injury Law, PC
Your car insurance premium covers compensatory damages for property loss and medical costs up to the policy limits. But if you have sustained bodily injuries that require ongoing medical treatment, if your injuries have caused physical limitations that cause you loss of income and continued pain and suffering and have impacted on your relationship with family members and your spouse, will your car insurance premium cover your bills and emotional distress?

Civil Consequences of DUI

  January 23, 2017     By HG.org
Driving under the influence is illegal in every state of the country. The consequences of these actions often are criminal charges with potential fines, jail or prison terms, suspension of driver’s license and various other similar issues. However, what many may be unaware of is that civil cases may be filed against the perpetrator of these acts as well as criminal.

Are You a Young Driver in California? Here’s What You Need to Know!

  January 23, 2017     By Layfield & Barrett
Just got your license? Ready to get on the road? Before you grab your keys, here are few laws in California that wouldn’t hurt to take a quick look at.

Third Party Liability in a DUI Crash

  January 22, 2017     By HG.org
It is possible in a collision where someone is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, this person may be only one of several that may be held liable for paying out damages to the injured party.

How Can an Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness Help in a Personal Injury Case?

  January 22, 2017     By HG.org
When a person collides with another, his or her testimony often is in direct opposition which causes complications in dealing with the victim and the defending party during litigation.

Determining Liability When Something Falls off a Commercial Truck

  January 20, 2017     By HG.org
Items may fall off a commercial truck and cause an accident, or these items may collide with a person or a driver’s vehicle that leads to property damage or personal injury. When these events occur, it is imperative to know who is accountable for damages, responsible for the injuries sustained and the at-fault driver or specific someone.

How Truck Driver Impairment Causes Catastrophic Injuries

  January 20, 2017     By HG.org
When truck drivers are traveling far distances, they often become tired or sleepy. These are only two types of impairment they may exhibit while operating their large trucks. Some may drink while driving, and others may be affected by medical conditions.

How Can I Handle Medical Expenses after a Car Accident?

  January 20, 2017     By HG.org
Expenses rise exponentially when an accident on the road or in traffic occurs. When the sudden need to pay these debts off arises, it is vital to know what to do and how to ensure the costs do not mount up and incur automatic payments taken out of a paycheck.

"DUI Less Safe" Georgia - What is the "DUI Less Safe" Penalty?

  January 20, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
A person arrested in Georgia for DUI-alcohol is initially arrested for DUI less safe. This is the most common type of DUI GA charge for driving under the influence. The arrested person is next read the Georgia implied consent law notice that puts driving privileges at risk for any refusal to be tested. However, by submitting to testing, a NEW type of DUI, per se driving above the legal alcohol limit is triggered.

Liability Associated with Self-Driving Cars

  January 19, 2017     By HG.org
As technology has advanced to the point that cars now have automatic driving capabilities, there are possible issues of liability that must be answered. Who is responsible for self-driving car issues is on the minds of those that are harmed in collisions that transpire due to faulty electronic systems. Who is considered at fault is the key issue when applying liability and when the injured attempt to pursue claims for compensation to medical bills and treatment necessary to resume daily life.

How “Full Coverage” May be a Myth in Car Accident Cases

  January 19, 2017     By HG.org
Full coverage insurance is often requested or required by car companies for rental, purchase or lease dealings. This type of coverage is usually much more expensive and has a handle on much more than simple liability. This means other areas have been considered with damages and monetary payouts if the event of an accident occurs.

What to Ask after a Car Accident

  By HG.org
When a car accident or collision occurs with others, property or objects, many victims or those harmed often ask the questions what happens next afterwards. Though this inquiry may be important, it is equally important to ensure those surviving these events are medically treated.

Mental Health Illnesses and Personal Injury Accidents

  By HG.org
Personal injury accidents are a common theme when certain factors are part of the situation. These circumstances often affect how a person feels, thinks and moves physically for months and even years in some instances.

What Happens if Injured by an Uninsured Driver

  January 18, 2017     By HG.org
Accidents occur on the road and in traffic so often that it has become a billion dollar issue every year in the United States. In some instances of these disastrous events, the drivers that cause the collision have no insurance. There are usually only two options when dealing with these individuals during an incident.

How Social Media Posts can Sink Your Personal Injury Case

  January 17, 2017     By HG.org
With the accessibility of the internet in the electronic age, it is easy for both pursuing and opposing legal teams to examine social media posts submitted by the victim in a personal injury case.

Insurance Facts Surrounding Hit and Run Accidents

  January 17, 2017     By HG.org
Hit and run accidents occur with infrequency in the United States. Because of this, insurance companies may not have a stipulation specifically for these incidents that ensures anything may be provided for the victims of these situations. Because of this, these events may become complicated.

Class Action Lawsuits against Audi over CO2 Emissions Cheating

  January 17, 2017     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Audi is facing class action lawsuits over allegations of CO2 emissions cheating on its 2012-2016 A6, A8, Q5, Q7, S4, S5, S6, and S7 model with a gasoline engine and an automatic transmission. The lawsuits allege that Audi installed a defeat device on these vehicles in order to hide their high CO2 emissions levels from regulators and consumers.

Winning Mediation Strategies

  January 16, 2017     By Harrelson Law Firm, PA
Next to trial, mediation can be the most crucial day of litigating your case. That’s why it's important to spend time and effort having the case "trial ready" prior to even agreeing to mediate.

Ridesharing and Liability in Auto Accidents

  January 16, 2017     By John M. O'Brien & Associates
Ridesharing services have increased in popularity across the country in the past years, but this has brought to attention a wave of consumers’ questions about liability when an accident occurs. These types of accidents can be complicated, and, depending on the circumstances, liability can drastically change. Additionally, ridesharing drivers are not employees of the company they are driving for. In most cases, Uber and Lyft do not claim legal responsibility for their drivers.

What Bicyclists Should Do in Hit-and-Run Accidents

  January 12, 2017     By Power Legal Group, PC
In the case of a hit and run accident, what is a bicyclist to do? There are several important things to keep in mind at all times. One of those things is to contact an experienced bicycle accident attorney.

What You Need for a Texas Occupational Driver's License

  January 9, 2017     By Saputo Law Firm, PLLC
A Texas Occupational Driver's License will allow a person whose license is suspended to drive under certain restricted conditions. This article describes what people need to obtain an occupational license in Texas.

Avoiding Accidents with Trucks

  By HG.org
Accidents through traveling in trucks happen every day in the United States. These issues often harm those driving, passengers and other drivers. Injury and death may be the outcome when safety precautions have not been followed.

Uber and Liability

  January 4, 2017     By HG.org
Uber has become one of the top ways of traveling when the person needing the ride does not want to take a taxi. However, if there are accidents, collisions or other issues that arise, the question that becomes important is how this affects liability and who may be responsible. There is an insurance policy taken out by Uber management that covers third-party accidents.

Truck Cartel: Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Damages Claims in Germany and the EU

  January 4, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
The parties to the truck cartel illegally fixed prices, among other things, over a period of 14 years. Those who have suffered because of the cartel can assert claims for damages.

DWI No Refusal Weekends in Texas

  December 27, 2016     By Justin Sparks Law Firm
During the holidays, police crack down on drinking and driving by scheduling no refusal weekends. Police have warrants more readily available on these weekends to obtain blood samples from drivers who do not consent to taking a breath test. With the New Years coming up, drivers should all be familiar with no refusal policies and consequences.

When Is a Lawyer Considered a Car Accident Lawyer?

  December 27, 2016     By HG.org
Car collisions are one of the top ways in which a person is injured or dies in the United States. Because of these accidents, litigation may occur when insurance companies refuse or are incapable of restoring a person to what he or she was before the incident occurred.

DUI Checkpoints in Georgia: the 15 Most Important Georgia Appellate Decisions

  December 27, 2016     By William C. Head, PC
Georgia is one of 38 states that permits warrantless DUI checkpoints. New Georgia case law in the past 5 years has clarified the requirements of police checkpoints, and have allowed many successful challenges to having sobriety check points declared unconstitutional.

Fatalities and Multi-Vehicle Accidents

  By HG.org
The record of accidents in both traffic and on the road is astronomical every year with billions in damages for each person affected and for the roads. Various conditions may be the root cause of these collisions, but many drivers are the cause of injuries and death in these accidents.

Parents and Teen Driving Dangers

  By HG.org
The dangers of driving are everywhere from the small town to the big city and from ages ranging young to old. The hazards found in road conditions, weather, construction and similar issues lead to injury and death every year in staggering numbers.

Cognitive Distractions and Drivers

  By HG.org
Drivers often face several types of distractions when traveling from one place to another. It is these disturbances that cause or lead to accidents on the road and in traffic. Because a person operating a vehicle is distracted in one fashion or another, he or she often is injured or injures others.

Risks Associated with Drowsy Driving

  By HG.org
The risks of driving while drowsy elevate the potential for disastrous road entanglements exponentially the less sleep or rest a person has. This usually translates to collisions with persons, objects and property in increasing numbers depending upon other factors such as weather, time of day and season of the year.

Driving in Construction Zones

  By HG.org
Construction zones are dangerous and fraught with potential hazards for all drivers that pass through them. It is important to pay attention to these locations and ensure safety is utilized at all times while in these areas. Injuries and death soon follow accidents within construction locations that have heavy changes to the road.

The Truth about Insurance Companies and Auto Accident Injury Claims

  December 19, 2016     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
There’s a lot that happens after an auto accident. One of those things is the claim to the insurance companies. You may find that when you are owed compensation for damages and injuries, the offer they put forth is nowhere near adequate. (In many unfortunate cases, people find this out well after the fact, since bills and expenses accrue over time, long after the insurance company has paid them out some crazy lowball amount.)

Mistakes after an Accident

  By HG.org
Car accidents are among the top causes of injury and death for individuals and groups. Even when only minor destruction is done, the costs may be extensive. Property damage and the harm caused may lead to death when certain factors are present. However, it is after these serious concerns where drivers make mistakes.

Process for Injured Passengers in Accidents

  By HG.org
While drivers are often the recipients of injuries and may die in accidents involving vehicles, roads or other drivers, passengers are just as susceptible to these same conditions. Many riding in the car with the operator of the vehicle sustain wounds or die when the automobile crashes or collides with other cars, objects and property.

Insurance Company Excuses to Deny a Claim

  By HG.org
Car accidents occur with increasing frequency depending upon certain factors. Even though various insurance companies are available throughout the country, it is common practice that many claims are denied outright without full research to back the denial.

What Pain is Worth for Settlement

  By HG.org
When victims are harmed in the process of a crime that has been perpetrated, they often suffer from various forms of pain. These could be psychological, emotional, physical or traumatic depending upon the circumstances of the violent act.

Understanding the Cause of Motorcycle Accidents and Who May Be to Blame

  December 18, 2016     By HG.org
When accidents occur with motorcycles, the driver may not live to see recovery from any possible injuries sustained. Safety is paramount for these vehicle operators to survive collisions and accidental concerns on the road. Some of the standard safety protocols are known to these drivers, but there are many possible ways to remain protected while riding a motorcycle that may not be widely shared among bikers.

When Can You Sue Outside of Workers’ Compensation?

  December 8, 2016     By Layfield & Barrett
Any injury or illness that happens in connection with an employee’s job is called a workplace injury. In most states, the definition of workplace injury is “any injury that arises out of or in the course of employment.” This is to prevent employees from seeking compensation for injuries not directly caused by the job.

California Waste, Trash and Garbage Truck Accidents - The Danger Is Real

  December 8, 2016     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
They’re massive, heavy, cumbersome, they don’t turn easily, they have blind spots, move in a jerky fashion, have to frequently back up and they can be deadly. They are unlike other trucks because their movements are unpredictable and erratic, and that’s even if the driver is properly trained and attentive. The dangers of garbage, waste, trash and recycling trucks to pedestrians, children playing, the elderly, people walking dogs, talking to neighbors, getting the mail or driving cars are real.

Legal Options for Injured Passengers

  December 7, 2016     By McCann & Wall, LLC
What can you be compensated for if you were a passenger who was injured in a car accident?

Landscaping Truck Accidents in California - Causes and Complexities

  December 6, 2016     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
The unique risks landscaping trucks pose to children, the elderly and other pedestrians and bicycle riders who cannot get out of the way fast enough is particularly worrisome when landscaping trucks barrel down at them in a residential neighborhood. Causes include inexperienced drivers, poor training, and mechanical failures. Complexities for attorneys include the need for truck safety experts in litigation and insurance issues.

New Round of BMW Vehicles Recalled for Takata Airbag Problems

  December 5, 2016     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The most recent recall affects BMW X3 and X4 SUVs from the 2015 model year and X5s from the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Housing Discrimination – Know Your Rights

  December 5, 2016     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
America has come a long way and made major improvements from certain aspects of its history of racism and discrimination…after all, we have elected a black president twice, and have countless people of color holding high public offices and positions of power and esteem among the various professions. However, make no mistake: racism is very much alive and continues in America. People of color feel it every day.

Don’t Show Your Cards on Facebook!

  December 5, 2016     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
Although social media is an amazing tool that people can use to share ideas and keep in touch, social media can destroy your chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit.

Break These Los Angeles Bicycle Safety Laws and You Could Get Fined — or Worse, Injured

  December 5, 2016     By Power Legal Group, PC
Bicycle road rules exist for our safety. Breaking them endangers not only yourself but also those around you. Safety laws for bicyclists in Los Angeles are very carefully considered. This is a city of roads, streets, highways and all other kinds of places for wheeled vehicles to operate.

Bicycle Accidents: Who’s at Fault When You Get Doored?

  December 5, 2016     By Power Legal Group, PC
One common question from bicyclists is that of liability in the event that the rider is doored. This is an accident that occurs when someone in a parked car opens their door into a lane where a bicyclist is riding and strikes the bicyclist, often causing serious injury.

What You Need to Know about Uber Accidents

  December 5, 2016     By Baumgartner Law Firm
Obtaining representation after a ride-sharing accident can be an important first step for those injured in a crash.

Can Someone Sue You for a Zika Infection?

  December 4, 2016     By Kuzyk Law, LLP
If you contract Zika, you may have the legal right to recover damages. But you also may have legal liability if you don’t protect others from catching Zika from you.

What Is a Car Accident Lawyer

  November 28, 2016     By Law Offices of Lisa Douglas
The terminology "car accident lawyer" does not automatically invoke visions of a personal injury lawyer, although the two phrases are synonymous. Typical car accident claims involve both injury to body and damage to the car. These types of claims are the same yet separate cases in an insurance settlement.

California Rental Car Accident Insurance Primer for Lawyers and Victims

  November 28, 2016     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
Rental Car Accident Insurance offered by car rental companies, as well as the rental car insurance coverage on your personal car insurance policy and from credit cards is a confusing maze, even for personal injury attorneys in California. However, once you understand what you have and what to purchase when you rent a car rental, you should be confident if you are in a car rental accident in California, you and your passengers will be covered for your injuries and any rental car damage.

The Myth of Full Coverage

"Full Coverage" is one of the most common myths of insurance. Learn where your gaps may be, and how to better protect yourself after an accident.

How Social Media Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Case

Social media has become a cornerstone of communication. Before mentioning your accident online, know how social posts can impact your personal injury case. 

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Navigating the landmines of a personal injury claim by yourself can be devastating. When you represent yourself in these claims, your decisions are influenced by your emotions, pain and suffering, not to mention the lack of knowledge. Therefore your decisions will be emotionally driven and these are the worst kind of decisions. A personal injury lawyer can help you in your time of need, they know the ins and outs and the laws that govern these types of claims.

Complications to Personal Injury Calculations

  By HG.org
As the world advances in technology and new types of treatments are available, other issues may occur with a rise in complications. As applied to the medical world, cutting edge treatments may mean a significant risk factor in calculating personal injury amounts in compensation or for medicine that has just become available.

California Car Sharing and Ride Sharing Accidents: The Future of Personal Injury

The number of car sharing injury accidents in California will grow substantially as car sharing becomes a $7 billion business globally over the next decade. For automakers, car sharing and ride sharing are a way to hedge their bets as car owners choose to use Uber or Lyft ride sharing services and car sharing services and abandon car ownership. For cities it’s a way to take thousands of vehicles off the road. For accident attorneys and personal injury lawyers in California it’s the future.

Could 2017 Be the Year of Larger NAFTA Payloads?

For Texans, the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are not only visible in an invigorated economy but also in the physical dynamic of increased commercial traffic.

Manufacturers of Self-Driving May Be Protected from Lawsuits

Self-driving cars will undoubtedly become a widely-acceptable new technology in the near future. But, as with any new technology, mistakes can happen. In this case, dangerous car accidents that could ruin lives are a possibility, even though computerized cars are meant to make driving safer. And the manufacturers of these autonomous cars are pushing for protection from lawsuit through federal preemption. Here's why this could be a serious problem for drivers of autonomous cars.

Patchett v. Lee Opinion: What It Says and How It Effects Indiana Personal Injury Claims

Earlier this year The Indiana Supreme Court Was Asked Whether Medicare, Medicaid, and HIP payments could be introduced as evidence of the reasonable cost of medical treatment. Their answer is a surprise to most injury lawyers in the state and does damage to personal injury cases where payments for treatment were provided by a state-funded insurance program.

4 Common Questions and Answers in a Car Accident Case in California

Driving is like breathing for most Californians: we use our cars in every aspect of our daily lives. However, no matter how experienced you are with driving or how stringently you observe the law, you have no control over how others drive. When you or a member of your family have been injured in a car accident as a result of another's negligence, you should consult with an attorney to understand all of your legal rights and options for holding responsible parties accountable for your losses.

California’s 2017 Cell Phone Law Affect on Car Accident Liability

The 2017 new California law restricting cell phone use in cars was designed to further reduce the number of auto accidents and injuries caused by the use of cell phones. Starting January 1, 2017, it will be a violation of the California vehicle code not simply if a driver texts someone while driving but in many other instances. While the intent of the law is admirable, the new law unfortunately may do little to reduce the number of cell phone accidents and injuries.

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