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Risks Associated with Drowsy Driving

  July 29, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Drowsy driving is one of the most common driving hazards, but new data highlights the dangers associated with drowsy driving. In fact, research shows that drowsy driving is as dangerous as driving while drunk.

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

  July 25, 2014     By Kalka & Baer LLC
UBER has insurance above and beyond minimum state insurance requirements that are carried by regular taxi drivers.

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

  July 23, 2014     By Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer injuries and property damage as a result of somebody else’s negligence, the only thing the civil justice system permits by way of recovery is monetary compensation. Similar cases can have different results and, as such, it is important to do everything you can to obtain full value for your damages.

Texting Increases Injury Risk Even When Not Driving

  July 22, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
The dangers of texting and driving are well-known and undisputed. But did you know that texting while walking also presents a number of injury risks?

The Ten Questions Your Car Accident Lawyer Will Ask

  July 17, 2014     By Warnken, LLC
What do you need to know in order to get the most out of your consultation with a car accident lawyer. Being prepared for your meeting will go a long way to getting the most from your lawyer. Here are ten questions you should be prepared to answer for your attorney

Teenage Driving: Shocking Statistics and Reasons Why They Are True

  July 17, 2014     By Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes
Teenagers today in the United States are driving much less than their predecessors from three to four decades ago. However, there continues to be a disproportionately high risk of death and serious injury in accidents among teen drivers.

Truck Rollover Accidents and Their Causes

  July 17, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Many fatal truck crashes in Dallas are the result of a rollover. Other vehicles involved in truck rollover accidents are just no match for the sheer size and weight of a semi that’s rolled over and may swing across the roadway. Many truck rollovers are actually preventable. Read on for an overview of possible causes of rollovers.

Taking Your Motorcycle Accident Case to Small Claims Court

  July 11, 2014     By Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
Small Claims Court may be your only option when trying to recover damages from a motorcycle accident.

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

  July 4, 2014     By Brijnandan Singh Bhar & Co
Texting people is extremely common. Now, one might just be liable, if you do so to someone who is driving, and causes an accident. An Appellate Court decision which has thrown principles in disarray.

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

  June 25, 2014     By Dolan Law, PC
After an accident, do your best and remain calm. Everything you do and say following the collision could affect a future insurance claim or lawsuit.

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

  June 19, 2014     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
NTSB statistics show more than 104,000 injuries and nearly 4000 deaths in 2012 from accidents involving large commercial trucks, but it takes the severe injury of a well known comedian to get the subject of commercial trucking safety back in lawmaker discussions.

Driver Fatigue: An Old Problem and a New Danger

  June 18, 2014     By Hope Law Firm PLC
Drowsing driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. Operating a vehicle while fatigued causes countless accidents each year - and you could obtain compensation if you were injured by a drowsy driver.

Safety Tips for Riding with a Passenger

  June 16, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Drivers encounter many distractions behind the wheel. This may include using a cell phone, daydreaming and eating. But passengers can sometimes be the most distracting. Consider the following ways to make riding with a passenger safer.

Mandatory Change of Vehicle License Plates in Costa Rica

  June 9, 2014     By ERP Lawyers
The National Registry Board in Costa Rica, approved the schedule for the mandatory change of vehicle license plate, which includes a safety device, starting next July 15th. It is mandatory for all vehicles, except for those purchased from January 2012, date when the new security measures, such as the third plate (the windshield sticker), were implemented.

5 Simple Tips to Avoid a Traffic Stop

  June 2, 2014     By Hebets & McCallin, PC
You’re driving along, minding your own business, when suddenly you see flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. Your stomach sinks and your heart beats faster as you tick through the possible reasons for the stop. No matter the situation, it is never good news. Wouldn’t it be nice to minimize the chances of being stopped in the first place? Here are 5 easy tips to dramatically decrease the chances of being stopped by the police.

Texting and Driving Laws for Truck Drivers

  May 22, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Although Texas does not have any state-wide texting and driving laws banning the practice, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a federal ban on this dangerous act for truck drivers. Drivers who take their eyes off the road greatly increase risk of an accident. Knowing this, the FMCSA published new rules in October 2010 banning all truck drivers from texting while driving their commercial motor vehicles, regardless of the state within which they are traveling.

Paralysis after Motorcycle Accident

  May 22, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
Motorcycle accidents are obviously one of the most dangerous types of traffic accidents because of the precarious position of the rider, who lacks the protective cage of a vehicle. Riders might suffer long-lasting injuries as a result of a crash, such as paralysis.

Rhode Island Motorcycle Accident Law

  May 21, 2014     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
Here in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts, it is motorcycle season and this causes a spike in bike accidents resulting in personal injuries. Here, we review D’Antuono v. Clarendon Nat’l Ins. Co., 620 A.2d 96 (R.I. 1993), a Rhode Island Supreme Court law decision involving a motorcycle accident with personal injuries.

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

  May 20, 2014     By Gallian, Welker & Beckstrom, L.C.
We discuss the possibilities and ramifications of a child bringing up a parent's wrongful death suit. One of the main questions posed is the possibility that adult children can win in wrongful death lawsuits? They are harder but they are possible. There are different options and different routes to take when considering a parent's wrongful death suit.

Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

  May 20, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you were injured in a personal injury accident, you are probably swimming in a sea of questions. What do I do next? Should I file a legal claim? Can I recover compensation? The first step in getting those questions answered – and possibly recovering money damages – is to meet with a personal injury lawyer.

National Truck Accident Statistics

  May 20, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
A variety of factors contribute to truck accidents. Some stem from negligence of a driver (the trucker or another driver), such as speeding or fatigue. Others are the result of faulty or defective equipment, such as tires or brakes. Improper loading is another cause; for instance, cargo that’s unbalanced or not secured.

The Basics of Opening an Auto Accident Insurance Claim in California

  May 19, 2014     By Glotzer & Sweat, LLP
The basic steps involved in opening up and presenting an initial claim for bodily injury or property damage following a traffic collision in California.

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

  May 14, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Although the dangers of drinking and driving are well known, few people consider the dangers of drowsy driving even though the effects of fatigue are similar to the effects of alcohol.

Child Traffic Deaths Increase in 2012

  May 14, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
One of the possible reasons for the increase in child traffic fatalities may be improper or inconsistent use of child restraint systems.

Top 6 Car Accident Mistakes

  May 14, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Car accidents – even seemingly minor ones – can be confusing and upsetting. Unfortunately, car accident victims often make avoidable mistakes that can hurt or even eliminate any legal claims that they might have.

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

  May 12, 2014     By Ross Koplin, Attorney at Law
If you’ve had a motorcycle accident, no doubt you’ve already taken the worst of it in your encounter with the car or truck. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported last year that motorcyclists were far more likely to be killed or injured in a traffic accident than passenger car occupants.

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

  May 9, 2014     By The Herrera Law Firm
If you live or work in West Texas, be extra cautious while using the roads. Traffic fatalities continue to be a problem in the oil-rich Permian Basin, according to recent reports.

What To Do After An Auto Accident - Part 2

  May 2, 2014     By Law Offices of Scott Glovsky
Concluding the event requires valuing and negotiating your dispute with the others involved in your auto accident. Generally, this involves working with the at fault driver’s insurance company.

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

  May 2, 2014     By Law Offices of Scott Glovsky
When talking to the other drivers, never discuss blame, even if they were clearly at fault. There is rarely anything productive that can result from a discussion of fault immediately after an accident. The last thing you need after an accident is to be involved in a heated argument or in a physical altercation. However, if the other driver admits that they caused the accident, you should write down exactly what they said in their admission when you have a chance.

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

  May 1, 2014     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
As families of those killed in the crash between a bus and a FedEx truck on April 10th begin to look for justice in this terrible crash, lawyers from all stakeholders take note of the NTSB report.

What to Do If Injured as a Passenger in Auto Accident

  April 29, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Thousands of passengers are injured in auto accidents every year. In fact, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 22,812 passengers were injured in auto accidents in 2011 alone. Like other victims of negligence, an injured passenger may be entitled to money damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering from the negligent motorist, whether the passenger’s driver or another negligent motorist.

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

  April 29, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
There is never a shortage of issues to discuss in the world of personal injury, and April 2014 has been no exception. Current topics include mammography and its coverage by the media, dysfunction in healthcare, schools near dangerous chemical facilities, and a potentially record-breaking rate of car recalls this year.

Rhode Island Car Accidents and Ride Sharing

  April 29, 2014     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
Consumers should be aware of the rising popularity of ride sharing companies and their potential effect on insurance coverage after a car accident.

What You Need to Know about Driving in Construction Zones

  April 23, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Not only do spring and summer mean warmer temperatures, but they also mean road construction. In fact, there are already a number of major road construction projects under way on Chicago area highways and roadways, including portions of I-90 on the Jane Adams Expressway and the Kennedy Expressway.

Citywide Celebrations Lead to Deadly Car Accidents

  April 22, 2014     By Lawlor Winston White & Murphey
Large, citywide festivals can bring communities together, boost the economy by attracting tourists, and help define the character of the region. However, there’s also a dark side to these large-scale events: more people are drinking and deciding to drive once they leave the celebration. Drunk driving is wrong under any circumstances, but it’s especially dangerous when the intoxicated driver may not be familiar with the city and is driving through an area with crowds of cyclists and pedestrians.

Dangers of Social Media Use During a Car Accident Claim

  April 18, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
It may be tempting to tell everyone about the tragedy of your injuries on your Facebook account, but discussion of your car accident claim on social media could ruin your settlement. Before you tweet about your recovery progress or the severity of your injuries, take time to think about what the insurance company might think if an adjuster reads your social media posts.

NTSB Recommends Two New Trucking Safety Standards

  April 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Truck underride accidents, those accidents that happen when a vehicle collides with a truck and slides underneath it, kill hundreds of people each year. While there are certain safety mechanisms in place to prevent underride accidents, data shows that they are often ineffective.

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riding in Texas

  April 17, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Motorcycle safety begins with you, the rider. While you can't always account for others’ negligence, you can take some steps to improve your own personal safety and reduce the risk injury in a serious or fatal crash.

The Colorado Ignition Interlock Program As Of January 1, 2014

  April 14, 2014     By Ross Koplin, Attorney at Law
The law in Colorado offers an incentive to certain drivers who have been determined by the Colorado Department of Revenue to have been driving under the influence of alcohol, with a test revealing a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher at the time of the offense, to receive an early reinstatement of their driver’s license when they agree to install an “ignition interlock device” on their vehicle.

Suspension of a Colorado Driver’s License After a DUI

  April 14, 2014     By Ross Koplin, Attorney at Law
Under Colorado law, driving a motor vehicle is considered a privilege and not a right. This means an individual’s privilege to drive may be taken away for a period of time by the Colorado Department of Revenue – Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) through an administrative determination.

Should Auto Makers Be Subject to Stricter Auto Defect Laws?

  April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
General Motors has recently come under fire for its spate of auto recalls. Just last week it announced that it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles worldwide due to a defect with the cars’ electronic power-steering assist, which can suddenly stop working and make the car harder to steer. This most recent recall brings the total vehicles GM has recalled since February up to a staggering 6.3 million vehicles.

Do Rear Visibility Systems Prevent Auto Accidents?

  April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
In an effort to reduce the amount of backover fatalities and injuries, all new cars will be required to have rear visibility technology by May 2018. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the required rear visibility systems must expand the field of vision to include a 10-foot by 20-foot zone directly behind the vehicle, as well as meet other requirements regarding image size, linger time, response time, durability, and deactivation.

5 Motorcycle Safety Tips

  April 4, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Although motorcycle accidents are less common than auto accidents, they are considerably more severe. Motorcyclists are not covered by the same protective barriers as cars and other passenger vehicles, making motorcycle accidents more likely to result in serious injuries or death than car accidents.

Evidence to Preserve After a Car Accident

  March 31, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Every car accident claim needs a strong foundation of evidence to establish fault for the crash and show the extent of the damages you or your loved one suffered. There are many types of evidence to collect and there’s really no such thing as “too much evidence” as long as it contributes positive, relevant information to your claim.

Basics of an Auto Accident Claim

  March 19, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Auto accidents – whether relatively minor or serious – can be scary, confusing, and debilitating. It can be difficult to know what to do if you were injured in an auto accident, and you may be confused about how to get financial recovery for your injuries and damages.

Common Workplace Injuries

  March 19, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Workplace accidents and injuries can happen in any job and in any industry. But just like there are some jobs and industries are more prone to workplace accidents, certain work-related injuries occur more often than others.

Trucking Accidents in Oregon

  March 18, 2014     By Wm. Keith Dozier, LLC
Facts and information about commercial truck accidents and legal claims.

The Surprising Strategy that Might Curb Texting and Driving

  March 18, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Texting and driving takes the lives of thousands of people each year. In fact, in 2011, there were 3,360 distracted driving fatalities, and in 2012, there were 3,328 distracted driving fatalities. Another 421,000 people were injured in 2012 in motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver, which represented a nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011 as a result of distracted driving.

Could Crash Avoidance Technology Soon Be Required on New Vehicles?

  March 18, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
New cars and trucks could soon be required to include crash avoidance technology that would allow vehicles to communicate with each other to avoid crashes. In an effort to reduce the number of traffic accidents, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that the administration plans to develop a proposal before 2017 that would require auto makers to include crash avoidance technology on all new vehicles.

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

  March 12, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Marijuana alters a person’s ability to perform certain functions, including operating a motor vehicle. According to a new study, fatal car crashes involving marijuana have tripled during the past decade, which may be responsible for the increase in impaired driving accidents in recent years.

Does Daylight Savings Time Cause More Auto Accidents?

  March 12, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Last weekend much of the United States, “sprang forward” as we moved our clocks ahead one hour. While daylight savings time has long been considered a modern rite of passage for the changing seasons, some experts point out that the time change puts our health at risk and increases the risk of accidents and injuries – particularly auto accidents and heart attacks.

Drivers Continue to Use Electronic Devices Despite Dangers

  March 8, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Despite stricter laws and increased public awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis indicates that drivers may not be heeding the warnings and that the use of electronic devices while driving remained relatively unchanged in 2012 from 2011.

Shedding Light on Vehicle ‘Bright’ Laws in Michigan

  February 27, 2014     By The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka
High beam lights, better known as brights, are an important safety feature in every car. When driving in the dark on a remote or poorly lit road, activating your brights can increase your visibility by up to three times. But while brights make navigating the road safer for you, they can actually have a reverse effect on other drivers when used improperly, causing blurred vision and increasing their risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

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

  February 25, 2014     By Slootsky, Perez & Braxton
While cities and states should obviously work to improve signs and barriers around any areas that have been a problem site for wrong way accidents, it seems clear that the best way to stop wrong way accidents is to stop drunk driving.

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

  February 24, 2014     By Law Office of James Davis, PA
Drunk Driving accidents are continuing to occur. What you may not know is that you can be held criminally liable for a death even if you are not physically at the scene of the crime.

NY Car Accidents and Insurance: News You Can Use

  February 21, 2014     By Block O'Toole & Murphy
If you are like most people in New York, car accidents leave you wondering what to do. In addition to obtaining prompt and effective medical care if you have been injured, you will need to deal with your insurance company. Unfortunately, this can turn even a minor fender bender into a major challenge and require you to spend significant time to get the benefits you thought you had paid for with your insurance premiums.

Distracted Driving: A Serious Problem in New York

  February 21, 2014     By Block O'Toole & Murphy
Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 15 people die per day in the United States in car accidents that involve distracted driving? Moreover, another 1,200 people are injured on a daily basis.

Are Radar Detectors Illegal in My State?

  February 18, 2014     By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
Designed to alert drivers when a radar gun is being deployed in their area, radar detectors help protect drivers from getting pulled over, and consequently, getting a speeding ticket. In some cases, this gives drivers the confidence to drive faster than the speed limit allows. Since radar detectors make drivers feel they’re above (or faster than) the law, they’re quite controversial. Their morality and legality have been debated for many years, and they remain a divisive issue today.

Dash Cams Provide Essential Evidence in Truck Accident Cases

  February 14, 2014     By Luhresn Law Group
Based on the valuable evidence dash cams have provided in recent years, it’s interesting that more vehicles don’t have them. Because they’re a relatively new phenomenon, there are no US laws regulating dash cams, and while many commercial truckers use them, it’s not required.

Should I Sue for my Auto Accident Injuries?

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you were injured in a car accident, you may be facing mounting medical bills and be unable to work. In addition to the physical pain that you are in, you may also be angry and confused about what to do next. Many car accident victims wonder if they should accept an insurance settlement or pursue legal action by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Winter Weather Responsible for a Number of Chicago Area Auto Accidents

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Winter 2014 will likely go down in the record books for one of the harshest winters ever. In fact, as of February 9, Chicago has seen 19 days with subzero temperatures and has already received more than 62 inches of snow. Winter in Chicago can make for treacherous travel conditions, but this winter has been particularly bad.

Injured While Commuting? What You Need to Know

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Millions of people in and around Chicago commute to work each day. Most commuters use public transportation or drive in their own car to get to their jobs, but some Chicago area workers also bike to work or carpool. When commuters are injured on their way to work, complex issues can arise regarding liability.

Do I Need a Lawyer After a Minor Auto Accident?

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you are like most Americans, at some point in your life, you will be in an auto accident. In fact, according to Forbes, most people file an insurance claim for a traffic collision once every 17.9 years. Fortunately, the vast majority of car accidents are not fatal. Of the approximately 10 million vehicle accidents each year, about 3 in every 1,000 involves fatalities.

Proposed Legislation Seeks to Cut Benefits for Traveling Employees

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Commuting and traveling is often a necessary part of a person’s job. While work-related travel and lengthy commutes are commonplace in today’s labor force, when a worker is injured while commuting or traveling for work, several issues can arise regarding workers’ compensation.

Were You a Victim of America’s Most Dangerous Transportation Hazards?

  February 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Not only does the NTSB conduct independent investigations of all civil aviation accidents and major accidents of other modes of transportation such as train crashes, commercial trucking accidents, and auto accidents, but it also identifies areas for improvement in order to improve transportation safety.

Driving on Snow and Ice in Arkansas

  February 6, 2014     By Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, PA
Be careful out there! Just because there’s ice on the roads doesn’t mean you’re off the hook if you plow into someone while you’re driving.

What is PIP Car Insurance and How Does it Work

  January 31, 2014     By The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm
A detailed explanation on U.S P1P type insurance coverage and some of the areas that this type of insurance policy covers in the event of an auto accident.

Preserving Evidence after a Motorcycle Accident

  January 31, 2014     By Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
Just because a motorcyclist is injured or sustains property damage due to someone else’s negligence and thinks he’s entitled to recover, it doesn’t mean that he will. The injured party must prove his case whether in the early stages of the claim or ultimately at trial. If you’re not careful, some things can slip through the cracks.

The High Cost of Being Injured in San Francisco

  January 30, 2014     By Law Office of Daniel H. Rose
The cost of medical care rendered to seriously injured accident victims in San Francisco is tremendous, especially given the high cost of treatment at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), to which seriously injured patients are brought by ambulance, and the fact that SFGH and its physician group balance bill the patient for whatever their insurance does not cover.

Insurance Liability Issues When Teen Is in Auto Accident

  January 28, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you have been in an accident with a teen driver, you may wonder what sort of recourse you have in order to protect your rights. Teen drivers are often difficult or costly to insure, and they are often insured under their parents’ insurance policy.

Do Compact Cars Cause More Injuries When Involved in an Auto Accident?

  January 28, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Ultra compact cars – often called minis – have increased in popularity in recent years, in large part due to their relatively inexpensive price tag and high fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, many of the smallest cars sold in America are also some of the most dangerous and the most likely to result in serious injuries and deaths in an auto accident.

Why You Need to Take Swift Action after a Personal Injury Accident

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you have been involved in a personal injury accident, you are likely hurt and confused. It is important that you not delay in getting the medical and legal help that you need so that you can protect your ability to seek financial compensation for your injuries and damages.

How Do I Collect Social Security Disability If I Am Injured in Auto Accident?

  January 27, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Unlike personal injury damages, Social Security disability benefits do not require that you prove liability or negligence and you might be able to obtain disability benefits even if you were responsible for the auto accident.

Drunk vs. Distracted Driving: Which Is Worse?

  January 24, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Most people will list drunk driving as their first guess for the most lethal cause of collisions caused by negligence, but digital gadgetry has ushered in a new era of “distracted driving” collisions – especially texting while driving accidents.

Dallas Traffic Ticket Warrants Lifted

  January 22, 2014     By Navar and Associates
Dallas Municipal Court is renowned for their ability to issue active arrest warrants almost immediately after an appearance date or payment has been missed. As soon as the grace period passes, you can bet that a Dallas arrest warrant is soon to follow. Once a warrant has been lifted there are a few ground rules you need to know in order to avoid making a bad situation worse.

Downed Power Lines Make Auto Accidents More Deadly

  January 21, 2014     By Slootsky, Perez & Braxton
If you were paying attention to the news over the holidays, you probably heard a number of stories about downed power lines and even utility poles and how they were wreaking havoc by cutting off electricity for people.

When a Loved One is Killed Due to Negligence

  January 17, 2014     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
By definition, personal injury law involves any injury that is the direct result of another person’s failure to exhibit reasonable care.

Understanding Careless and Reckless Driving in Colorado

  January 14, 2014     By Ross Koplin, Attorney at Law
When discussing unsafe driving in the context of traffic accidents, the lines between criminal and civil liability can often get blurred. The purpose of this article is assist readers in understanding both the criminal and civil legal issues that can arise from a Colorado traffic accident.

Distracted Driving Auto Accident Statistics

  January 13, 2014     By Standeffer & Harbin, LLC
Important information and helpful, recently released statistics for automotive accidents that have been caused by a distracted driver.

What You Need to Know About New Illinois Driving Laws

  January 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
A number of new laws took effect in Illinois on January 1, 2014, including the following driving laws:

Is Sleep Deprivation Putting You at Risk for Driving or Workplace Injuries?

  January 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
We all know just how good sleep makes us feel, and we are probably even aware that getting adequate sleep can improve our health since a lack of sleep has been linked with depression, skin aging, and weight gain, among a number of other health problems. But did you know that sleep deprivation might actually be putting you and others at risk of injury or even death?

Determining Liability in Multi-Vehicle Crashes?

  January 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Not only are multi-vehicle accidents devastating accidents that often involve serious injuries and even deaths, but multi-vehicle accidents also involve complex legal issues as well. Complicated issues regarding liability and comparative negligence can make it all the more difficult to get the financial recovery that you deserve.

Rhode Island Personal Injury Law: Rear-End Auto Accident Collisions

  January 4, 2014     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
In our Rhode Island personal injury practice, we routinely handle auto accidents, including what is commonly referred to as “rear end collisions.” Rear-end collisions occur when the front end of one vehicle hits the back end of the vehicle in front.

Handling Accidents Involving Multiple Cars

  December 31, 2013     By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
When you are involved in a large car accident - things can get pretty dicey when it comes to who is at fault for the beginning and end of this car accident. This article will help guide you in the right direction as to what to do when there are multiple vehicles in a car accident.

5 Examples of Attorney Malpractice

  December 31, 2013     By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
When choosing a lawyer you want to make sure that you are going to choose one that is going to treat you with respect.

Challenges You Face Proceeding Without a Car Accident Lawyer

  December 31, 2013     By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
Everyone has seen the movies where people are representing themselves in the court of law and are making decisions to try to win a victory without a lawyer. This article will explain the perils in doing so.

7 Signs You Were At Fault During a Car Accident

  December 31, 2013     By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
Car accidents are very situational and sometimes it can be very confusing as to who is at fault when an accident takes place.

Logistics Contract in Commercial and Transport Law – Germany

  December 20, 2013     By GRP Rainer LLP
The logistics contract is a so-called mixed-type agreement found in commercial and transport law.

Cold Weather Safety Tips

  December 18, 2013     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
In Chicago – and the rest of the Midwest – winter has arrived, bringing with it snow, ice, and cold temperatures. At Ankin Law Offices, LLC, our Chicago accident and injury lawyers are dedicated to promoting safety – especially during winter months when conditions are more hazardous.

Florida Law Enforcement Agencies Team Up to Fight Hit and Run Accidents

  December 16, 2013     By Law Office of James Davis, PA
In a press release recently by the FDHS the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there has been an increase in fatal hit and run auto accidents within the past two years in Florida.

My Car is Defective and Caused an Accident, What Can I Do?

  December 15, 2013     By HG.org
Automobiles are safer today than they ever have been. Airbags, seat belts, crumple zones, computers that monitor road and vehicle conditions, and many other features help to keep drivers and passengers out of accidents all together, or protect health and safety if one does occur. But sometimes those systems are improperly manufactured or installed. Sometimes after-market additions interfere with their proper function.

What is Negligent Entrustment?

  December 13, 2013     By HG.org
Ever had second thoughts about loaning your car to someone, or wondered what kind of liability you could face if they got in an accident? If so, and probably without realizing it, you may have been worrying about the idea of negligent entrustment.

Is It Legal to Leave a Car Running Unattended?

  December 11, 2013     By HG.org
Whenever cold weather approaches, there is an increase in the number of people who leave their cars running unattended in an effort to warm them up before driving anywhere. While this might be good for the engine and make for a toasty commute, it may not always be legal.

MTA Cracks Down on Bus Driver Violations, but Some Slip through the Cracks

  December 7, 2013     By Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick
New York City MTA bus crashes have increased recently due to an influx of new, inexperienced bus drivers. The inexperienced drivers have increased the risk to passengers, pedestrians and motorists.

In a Rear End Collision, Is the Guy in the Back Always at Fault

  December 7, 2013     By HG.org
Being in any accident can be a nightmare, but when you are the driver of a vehicle that collided with another from the rear, it can be particularly troubling. Conventional wisdom will usually tell you that the driver in the back is always at fault, and in most instances this will be true, but not all.

Employer Responsibility in an on the Clock Collision

  December 6, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
It is common practice for an injured party to file a claim with the trucking company when involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle. The driver of the truck was most likely working at the time, and his employer, the trucking company, is responsible for ensuring that he followed the laws and drove safely.

Are Self-Driving Cars Legal?

  December 3, 2013     By HG.org
Recently, there have been a number of stories in the news about the development of autonomous automobiles, or self-driving cars. In fact, a number of states have taken interest in this technology and have passed legislation approving the deployment of self-driving vehicles to their roads. So what are these laws? What do they allow or prohibit? Which states currently authorize self-driving vehicles?

Vehicle Collisions and the Mobility of State Law

  December 2, 2013     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
Did you know that when you travel with friends or family, your Rhode Island vehicle collision laws might join you for the ride? This can happen because Rhode Island’s interest in making sure you and your passengers receive compensation for the injuries you sustain in an automobile collision can be greater than the interests of whichever state you were driving through at the time.

Should Doctors Be Responsible for Taking the Car Keys Away from Aging Patients?

  November 28, 2013     By Knapp & Roberts - Personal Injury
Is there a magic age where someone is no longer capable of safely maintaining control behind the wheel? It seems to be a bit of a dubious question when phrased that way and a difficult one to answer. For many aging drivers - especially those living in rural or suburban areas - giving up the car keys is akin to giving up their independence.

Are Truckers Just as Distracted as Regular Motorists?

  November 28, 2013     By Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum
Distracted drivers are a common sight in Providence County and, to be honest, there are a lot of sources of distraction out there. Sometimes people stop looking at the road and pay attention to something else, putting themselves and others around them at risk. However, it is not only passenger vehicle drivers that are tempted to take their attention off of the road around them.


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