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How Can I Prove Fault in a Car Accident Case?

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

How Can You Prevent a Truck Accident?

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

Your Rights When Stopped by Police

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

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

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

Statistics Show Promising Trend in Reduction of Fatal Car Crashes

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

Driving on Icy Roads Causes Serious Injuries

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

Drunk Driving Less Prevalent in Well-Policed Areas

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

New Emergency Braking Systems

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

Is a Bicycle Considered a Car or a Pedestrian?

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

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

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

4 Cognitive Distractions Drivers Face

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

What if No One Has Auto Insurance?

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

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

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

How to Avoid Trouble During a Traffic Stop

  February 14, 2015     By HG.org
Millions of Americans fear what can happen during a traffic stop. The names “Ferguson” and “Rodney King” have taken on a significance in the national psyche that will not soon be shaken.

Pittsburgh Car Accident Lawyers Report Insomnia Can Lead to Fatal Car Accidents

  February 9, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
Healthy sleep habits are vital to all aspects of life. Sleep helps us maintain our physical and mental well-being, as it is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. In addition to having a negative effect on one’s health, a lack of sleep can present a serious risk to one’s safety. A recent study suggests that there is a significant link between insomnia and fatal car accidents.

National Transportation Safety Board Plans to Decrease Car Accidents

  February 9, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
Car accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of personal injury across the nation. Motor vehicle accidents can involve an array of different vehicles including cars, trucks, buses, trains, and scooters. Car accidents can be caused by distracted driving, drunk driving, drowsy driving, speeding, dangerous driving conditions, or equipment failure.

EMS Effort to Stop Distracted Driving

  February 9, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in New Jersey.

Traffic Stops Reduce Drunk Driving

  February 9, 2015     By Jaffe & Hough
Drunk driving causes 10,000 car accident fatalities every year.

How Does Personal Injury Protection Insurance Work when You are Driving Someone Else’s Vehicle?

  February 9, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
In states with no-fault accident laws, like New Jersey and Pennsylvania, a portion of your automobile insurance coverage known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) provides coverage for accident-related medical expenses, regardless of fault. However, if you suffered an accident while driving someone else’s vehicle, you may wonder which policy covers you. Yours? The vehicle owner’s? Neither?

How Do You Prove Liability in an Auto Accident?

  February 9, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
Without having professional experience in the legal system, personal injury law can be complicated, even intimidating. You know you weren’t at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, but how can you prove it?

The Role of Age in Distracted Driving Accidents

  February 9, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
When most of us think about the dangerous habit of texting while driving, we recall the numerous public service announcements we’ve seen showing young teen drivers behind the wheel, completely distracted by their cell phones.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Plans to Improve Defective Auto Equipment Recalls

  February 9, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
The new head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced improving auto defect analysis and auto equipment recall system to be the top priority for the agency. This change in leadership has come in the wake of two major auto defect recall scandals that drew wide criticism for the agency, which is responsible for the writing and enforcement of safety performance standards for the auto industry.

No Vehicle is Safe on Ice

  February 9, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
The National Weather Service is responsible for clearly communicating how dangerous it is to drive in icy road conditions.

Insomnia is a Major Contributor to Car Accident Fatalities

  February 9, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
A recent study found that individuals who suffer from insomnia are more likely to die from injuries sustained in car accidents and other unintentional injuries than non-insomnia sufferers.

The Dangers of Pottsgrove Interchange in Pennsylvania

  February 9, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
More than 50 car accidents have occurred over the past year at the Route 422 interchange in Pottsgrove, with seven of those accidents occurring in the past four months.

Car Manufacturer Recalls Are on the Rise: Airbags, Fuel Leaks, and More

  February 5, 2015     By Richard H. Raphael, Attorney at Law
Work. Home. School. Daycare. Supermarket. We rely on our vehicles to get us from point A to point B quickly, cost effectively and safely. We trust that our cars have been manufactured properly, have been designed effectively, and will not falter in the event of an emergency.

It's Time to Stop Your Teen from Texting and Driving

  February 5, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Texting and driving is a serious problem on our roadways – no matter who is doing it. In the five seconds it takes to send a brief text message, you typically travel the length of an entire football field without looking at the road. It's like driving blindfolded.

Six Auto Accident Myths that Everyone Thinks are True

  February 5, 2015     By Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP
Getting into an auto accident is something you may experience at some point in your life. Here are some myths debunked that can help you be better prepared.

Ice-Related Crashes and Pile Ups on Pennsylvania Interstates

  February 3, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
While the winter of 2014 will be remembered for its record snowfall, the winter of 2015 will most likely be remembered for its icy road hazards. On a recent Sunday morning, hundreds of car and truck accidents caused by icy road conditions left four people dead, dozens injured, and a 50 car pile-up on several Pennsylvania Interstates and roadways.

Health and Economic Impacts of Car Accident Injuries

  February 3, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report detailing the health and economic impacts of car accident injuries.

Truck Accidents Caused by Improper Loading of Truck Cargo

  February 3, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
New Jersey commercial truck accidents sometimes occur because a truck’s cargo shifts or falls during transit. Strict mandatory guidelines exist to ensure that commercial trucks are loaded safely.

Social Host Liability Laws in New Jersey

  February 3, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Under New Jersey’s social host liability laws, people who serve alcohol to guests in their homes are liable for any injuries that a guest may cause if they become intoxicated.

Truckers Challenge CDL Violations in Court

  February 2, 2015     By Jack Byno, Attorney at Law
CDL drivers are professional motorists who must maintain their clean driving records for work purposes. If you have been written a CDL violation in Texas, you must respond to your citation by the date that it is due. If you do not, the Municipal Court may issue you a traffic warrant. A lawyer may be able to lift your warrant and post bond for you in an effort to help you defend your means of living as a professional driver.

Personal Injury Lawyer for Trucking Wreck Claims

  January 30, 2015     By Guajardo & Marks, LLP
Being involved in a trucking accident can be traumatic, not to mention devastating. Whether you are the one driving the truck or a passerby or even an innocent bystander, the risk of traumatic injury is significant. If you get into a truck accident, it is imperative that you know whether you are eligible to file a truck accident claim against the responsible parties. There are thousands of people who die in trucking accidents each year in the US.

Distracted Driving

  January 30, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Distracted driving is a serious problem nationwide. What is distracted driving? Typically, any action that involves taking your hands off the wheel, eyes off the road or attention away from driving is a distraction. Distracted driving endangers not just the driver and his or her passengers, but also pedestrians, bystanders and others on the roadway.

Defective Motorcycle Accidents: A Hard Look at Manufacturer Liability

  January 29, 2015     By The Miley Legal Group
Motorcycle accidents are caused not just by motorist negligence, but also by malfunctioning or defective vehicle components or parts. Motorcyclists are already at a higher risk of injuries compared to occupants of a passenger vehicle, and when a person is riding a defective motorcycle, those accident and injury risks are amplified.

Risks of Texting and Driving for Middle Age Drivers

  January 26, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
Teen and young adult drivers are often the targets of public service campaigns aimed at reducing the number of car accidents caused by the dangerous combination of texting and driving. Despite the common perception that teen drivers are the most at risk group for distracted driving car accidents caused by texting while driving, a new study reveals that texting and driving may be more problematic for middle age drivers.

Safety Rules Could Affect Trucking Accidents

  January 26, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
Truck driver fatigue has gained national attention throughout the media and within our political scene since a Walmart tractor-trailer caused a multi-vehicle car accident involving comedians Tracy Morgan and James McNair last summer. According to the police report, the Walmart truck driver had been awake for at least 24 hours. The result of this tractor-trailer accident fatally injured James McNair and caused critical personal injuries to Tracey Morgan, who is still recovering.

Congress Votes to Roll Back Restrictions Aimed at Reducing Trucker Fatigue

  January 26, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Recently, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that eases restrictions on the rules that govern when long-haul drivers must get their required rest. The legislation is part of the overall budget bill and suspends enforcement of the controversial 34-hour rule limiting the number of hours that truckers can be on the clock. The rule was part of a series of regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that went into effect July 1, 2013.

Driver's License Suspension Challenged in Texas

  January 26, 2015     By Jack Byno, Attorney at Law
In the Collin County City of Anna, one's driver's license may be suspended for reasons including driving drunk, driving without auto insurance, and committing habitual traffic violations. If your driver's license is in danger of being suspended, you will receive a Notice of Suspension in the mail from Texas DPS. While you may dispute your looming DL suspension in the Justice Court, if your license is already suspended, a lawyer may seek you a temporary DL called an Occupational Driver's License.

Lower Driver’s Education Participation and Car Accidents

  January 25, 2015     By Katz Stepp Wright & Fleming, LLC
Driver education programs are a proven way to help teenagers drive safe, but enrollment in them is on the decline.

Super Uber Deal-Breaker

  January 22, 2015     By Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C.
Our major Uber ride-sharing concern is the issue of liability insurance coverage, not only for the Uber passenger; but also for pedestrians and occupants of other vehicles which might be involved in a crash with a Uber car. Even if the Uber passenger doesn't care about insurance coverage for themselves, does the Uber customer want to be a good citizen? If so, and we sure do hope that being a good citizen is something to strive for, then we all need to seriously weigh the Uber pros and cons.

Avoid Truck Accidents With These 4 Rules

  January 20, 2015     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Drivers can reduce their risk of truck accidents by leaving extra space, avoiding blind spots, pulling over safely and using caution in intersections.

“Can I Sue?” is Always the Wrong Question to Ask a Lawyer

  January 19, 2015     By John M. DeProspo & Associates
Ask any personal injury lawyer and they will tell you the number one question asked of them is “Can I sue?” Coming in a close second is “Do I have a case?” Both questions miss the mark, however, as the real question that accident victims should be asking is “Do I have a case worth pursuing.”

Displaced Aggression Theory - Road Rage

  January 19, 2015     By Kenneth Padowitz P.A.
Displaced aggression can occur when someone cannot aggress towards the source of incitement or provocation, so instead takes it out on something else and behaves aggressively towards another individual that had nothing to do with the initial conflict.

Motor Vehicle Accident Checklist

  January 19, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
When you are involved in a car accident there are a number of steps you should take to protect yourself.

Increased Risk of Fatal Car Accidents for Insomniacs

  January 19, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project has launched a campaign entitled “Sleep Well, Be Well” in an effort to raise awareness on the importance of sleep to health and safety. The impact that a lack of sleep can have on one’s safety is evidenced by a recent Norwegian study which found that people suffering from insomnia are 2.8 times more likely to die in a fatal accident than people who get adequate sleep.

Emergency Room Visits from Car Accidents

  January 14, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
According to a recent report in Health Day, approximately 7,000 people were sent to a U.S. emergency room each day in 2012 for injuries resulting from a car accident.

Get Smart After an Accident: Using Your Smart Phone to Help Protect Your Legal Rights

  January 14, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
It’s hard to imagine life before cell phones especially the latest smart phones such as Apple’s iPhone and the variety of Android phones that are available on the market today. The iPhone that I have in my pocket has over 100 times as much memory in it as the computer I owned just 15 years ago.

What Is the Claims Process Involved in an Automotive Accident?

  January 11, 2015     By HG.org
After you report an accident to the insurance company, the claims process begins. This process varies for each insurance company, but the following information can provide you with a general overview of the process.

Driving While License Suspended or Revoked Offenses in Florida

  January 4, 2015     By The Kilfin Law Firm PC
Driving with a suspended or revoked license can be as benign as a civil traffic violation or as serious as a third degree felony, depending on the reason for the suspension and/or your number of prior convictions.

Pedestrian Fatalities and Injuries in the Coachella Valley Cause Concern

  January 3, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
Pedestrian accidents, both with fatalities and injuries are on the rise in the Coachella Valley and officials are concerned. There has been a rash of hit and run accidents all over California this year and the Coachella Valley has not been immune. But it is the total number of pedestrian accidents, hit and run and otherwise that is causing city leaders to consider what can be done to prevent further death and injury to the desert’s residents.

CA New Bike Law Not Yet Preventing Coachella Valley Bicycle Accidents and Injuries

  January 2, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
On September 16, 2014, California’s new bike law went into effect requiring motorists to give bicyclists three feet of distance when passing a bike rider. Since the law passed, bicycle collisions continue to occur. Motorists are likely to be cited for breaking the three feet law only if a deputy witnesses the accident. With the initial publicity of the law fading, many drivers remain unaware of the law. And bicyclists will need to continue to look out for drivers coming too close.

Convicted of a DUI? You will Need an Ignition Interlock Device in Rhode Island

  January 2, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Starting Jan. 1, Rhode Island judges and magistrates will have the authority to prohibit drivers convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence, or those who refused a chemical test, from driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock system. According to a news report in The Providence Journal, the new law requiring an ignition interlock device for those with prior DUIs goes into effect on New Year's Day.

Filing a Claim after a Rental Car Accident

  December 30, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
When you are in a rental car accident, you may be just as eligible for compensation for your losses as if you were in an accident while driving your personal vehicle. You might be eligible for damages even if you did not purchase rental car insurance.

A History of Bus Crashes with Ties to Palm Springs and Palm Desert

  December 30, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
The bus crash everyone in Palm Springs remembers most is the bus crash of July 31, 1991 that killed 7 and injured 53 when a chartered school bus carrying Girl Scouts and their chaperones skid 400 feet, overturned, careened off the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Road, and tumbled down an embankment after its brakes failed. That crash was only one of a number of bus crashes with ties to Palm Springs and Palm Desert. As bad as it was, the FedEx bus crash in 2014 may have even been more horrific.

Rhode Island Gets Federal Funding for Traffic and Vehicle Safety Programs

  December 29, 2014     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Rhode Island has been awarded nearly $341,000 in federal funding for traffic and vehicle safety programs. According to an Associated Press news report, the funding comes from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT).

CA Hwy 74 Motorcycle Injuries, Fatalities and Vehicles Going Over the Side

  December 28, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
The stretch of Hwy 74 that runs from Palm Desert toward Mountain Center and then toward Idyllwild as Hwy 243, is a scenic paradise with views of both the desert floor and the pine trees and firs that greet you as you get closer to the Mountain Village of Idyllwild. Known as the Palms to Pines Highway, it is a magnet for motorcycle riders who love the challenge presented by the curves in the road that take them in both directions. It’s also a death trap for the unwary or inexperienced rider.

CA Hwy 86 Injuries and Fatalities, Once Again a Killer Highway

  December 26, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
Hwy 86 runs from Interstate 10 to Calexico. It passes through Indio, Thermal, Brawley and El Centro. Once known as “The Killer Highway,” stoplights were installed at some intersections to prevent broadside collisions. Anyone who’s driven the highway, knows it’s still dangerous because of the cross traffic. Now, once again, the highway is taking its toll.

4 Tips to Keep You Safe on the Roads This Winter

  December 24, 2014     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Drivers can reduce their risk of wintertime car accidents by preparing their vehicles for winter driving and adjusting their driving techniques.

I-10 Big Rig Crashes and Tractor-Trailer Rollovers in the Coachella Valley

  December 23, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
The truck speed limit on the I-10 through the Coachella Valley is 55 mph. Most truckers drive through the valley at faster speeds. It would be easy to blame all of the big rig crashes and tractor-trailer rollovers in the Coachella Valley on speed, but there are too many other factors, including the negligence of others. With trucks that can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, the passengers in cars and pickups they hit have a lesser chance to survive.

Cathedral City CA Hit and Run Accidents and Fatalities, a Coachella Valley Tragedy

  December 22, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
The families of hit and run victims in Cathedral City and their attorneys just want answers. How can a bicyclist be hit by a hit and run vehicle, then a second pedestrian be hit by the same vehicle just moments later, then hit a second time by a paramedics vehicle transporting the first victim, and then hit yet by yet a third hit and run vehicle? These deaths in October 2014 would be just two in a string of recent hit and run wrongful deaths in the Coachella Valley.

Distracted Holiday Shoppers Causing Car Accidents and Pedestrian Injuries

  December 22, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
It’s that time of year, Christmas, that dangerous time in California for drivers and pedestrians which accident attorneys and insurance adjusters know all too well. It’s Christmas. People in cars and pedestrians alike are distracted. They’re shopping, and coming from Christmas parties. Some are unfamiliar with the roads. Others forget what to do when it starts to rain.

Winter Driving Safety and Car Accident Prevention on Illinois Roads

  December 21, 2014     By Botto Gilbert Lancaster, P.C.
During the winter months, the risk of being involved in a car accident increases. According to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately 23 percent of the car accidents that occur each year are caused partially or entirely by poor weather conditions. During the 2009-2010 winter season, Illinois was one of the top 10 states for weather-related traffic fatalities.

Twentynine Palms Marine Accidents and Fatalities on CA Hwy 62, The Killer Highway - A Personal Injury Tragedy

  December 20, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
At least 182 people have died on CA Hwy 62 since 2002. More than 90 lives have been lost since 2007. The risks of dying on Hwy 62 make this highway a dangerous road to travel and the stretch of Hwy 62 from 29 Palms to Palm Springs one of the most dangerous stretches of highway in California. Marines from the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and personal injury attorneys who represent grieving families know all too well what is known as “The Killer Highway.”

Personal Injury Lawyers Know Your Legal Rights After a Car Accident Injury

  December 19, 2014     By King Aminpour Law Firm
If you are not familiar with the legal rights you possess after being injured in an automobile accident it is most likely in your favor to find a car accident lawyer to work on your behalf.

What Can a Car Accident Lawyer Do for You?

  December 19, 2014     By King Aminpour Law Firm
Finding a car accident lawyer may be more difficult than you had initially thought, but the end result of finding the best lawyer for you is more than worth it.

The Danger of Medical Marijuana on Illinois Roads

  December 19, 2014     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
Illinois joined the growing group of states to allow the use of medical marijuana.

Tips for Staying Safe on California Roads During the Holiday Season

  December 19, 2014     By Martinez & Schill LLP
This is the time of the year when California's highways become full to capacity with parents, children, cousins, grandparents, and friends traveling through the state to be together for the holidays.

Have a Car Accident Lawyer by Your Side when Dealing with Insurance Companies

  December 18, 2014     By King Aminpour Law Firm
After being injured in an accident an insurance company will try to give you the least amount possible as compensation for the damages to your vehicle and compensation for your injuries.

Find a Car Accident Lawyer Near You to Help with Your Insurance Claim

  December 18, 2014     By King Aminpour Law Firm
After being struck by another driver adrenaline is most likely coursing through your veins and you may not be able to think clearly. You also may not be able to feel the full effects of the injuries you may have sustained during the accident. For these reasons and many others you should avoid making any type of initial statement to your insurance company or the insurance company of the individual at fault for the accident.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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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?

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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

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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


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