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Dos and Don’ts after a Car Accident

  March 29, 2015     By
While car accidents are often traumatic events, the things that people do and don’t do immediately after a collision often have a dramatic impact on the outcome of their car accident claim. Here are a few things to do and not to do after a car accident to keep in mind if involved in a car accident.

What Are Georgia's Booster Seat Laws?

  March 26, 2015     By Goldstein & Hayes, PC
Parents all know that if they plan to drive their child, they will need a car seat. To help keep our children safe while in a vehicle, there are laws all parents should be familiar with.

What to Do After a Truck or Auto Accident

  March 26, 2015     By Goldstein & Hayes, PC
If you have been involved in an accident with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, you may be confused and have questions regarding how and why your accident occurred and whether you will be able to recover.

Pennsylvania Highway Safety Laws Need Improvement

  March 25, 2015     By Lessin & Gompers
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (AHAS) in Washington, D.C. assert that Pennsylvania’s highway safety laws lag behind ten other states, putting Pennsylvania drivers at a higher risk of preventable car accident injuries and deaths.

Decline in Deadly Car Crashes

  March 25, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
Drivers may be safer than ever thanks to improved car designs on some of the nation’s most popular car brands.

Potholes Cause Serious Car Accidents

  March 25, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
Potholes are a leading cause of car accidents in our area this time of year.

Safety Concerns for Motorcyclists

  March 25, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
It has been said that seatbelts save lives in car accidents. The same can be said for wearing helmets while operating a motorcycle.

NTSB Requests Highway Regulators Make Safety Recommendations a Top Priority

  March 25, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), truck accident deaths have increased by nearly 17% since 2009.

Pennsylvania Motorcycle Laws are Cause for Concern

  March 23, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
In 1967, the federal government required states to have laws making motorcycle riders wear helmets in order to qualify for certain federal safety programs and highway construction funds. Most states complied with this to receive the funding.

MADD'S Mission to Take on Drugged Driving

  March 23, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was founded in 1980 in an attempt to address the issue of drunk driving.

Decline in Fatal Car Accidents

  March 19, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s (IIHS) most recent statistics, the probability of dying in a car accident has declined by more than one-third in the past three years.

Motorcycle Accidents Show Decrease in Injuries and Fatalities

  March 19, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
Motorcycles are often difficult for other vehicles to see when traveling on roadways simply because cars and trucks are much larger in size than the two-wheeled vehicles.

New Vehicle Designs Reduce Fatal Car Accidents

  March 18, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
Sleek lines and bold new designs attract shoppers to the newest and sometimes fastest automobiles of the year.

Review of New Jersey Turnpike Winter Weather Preparations

  March 18, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
In response to multi-vehicle accidents involving 40 cars on the New Jersey Turnpike on February 9, 2015, State Transportation Commissioner and chairman of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Jamie Fox, has ordered a review of the turnpike’s winter weather preparation operations.

The Dangers of Side-Swipe Accidents

  March 18, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
Most people assume that a sideswipe accident usually results in a minor accident involving minor damages to the vehicles and little to no physical injuries. However, most sideswiping accidents lead to quite the opposite results. They can lead to loss of vehicle control or other potentially tragic results including severe physical injuries and even death.

Back-Over Car Accidents

  March 18, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
Generally, we hear less about motor vehicle accidents than we hear about accidents between two vehicles, but it is important to note that back-over accidents involving pedestrians can be fatal.

Do Motorcyclists Have to Wear Helmets?

  March 17, 2015     By
Every year, thousands of people are hurt or killed in motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles are inherently more dangerous to operate than other motor vehicles because they do not offer any structure to absorb an impact. As a result, many wonder whether motorcyclists must wear helmets or other protective gear, and under what circumstances?

Are You Ready for Usage-Based Car Insurance?

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Usage-based car insurance (UBI) is changing the way auto insurance works in Canada. It is a new invention by insurance companies, which promised to make the price of your car insurance premium dependent upon the vehicle type, distance you drive in your car, time spent in your car, places you visit and driving behavior.

Are Teenagers behind the Wheel Really that Dangerous?

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
In Ontario, many teenagers flock to get their driver's license once they turn 16 years old. As exciting as this stage is for young and adventurous teenagers, it is just as terrifying for parents and other drivers on the road.

Ontario Auto Insurance Rates - Are They Actually Decreasing as the Government Promised?

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
The minority Liberal Government in their 2013 budget has made a commitment to Ontarians that they can expect auto insurance rates to be reduced by about 15% before August 2015. This was a deal made with the NDP Government in exchange for their approval of the 2013 budget. Unfortunately, it has been made official on October 15, 2014 that the now majority Liberals are not on track with their promise.

What Is a Motion and Why Are They So Common in Car Accident Cases?

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
The process of suing an insurance company for a car accident involves many steps and procedures in court. Perhaps the most common procedure is a motion. Motions are used to obtain help from a judge in order to resolve various procedural issues or disputes that arise during the litigation process between the parties.

How Much Compensation is Awarded for a Loss of an Unborn Baby in a Car Accident?

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
There is no question that the death of a child is one of the most traumatic events one can experience; this is equally the case with the death of a foetus, whether it be miscarriage or stillbirth. In especially unfortunate circumstances, the loss of a foetus can be caused by either intentional or negligent acts of a third party; such as with medical negligence and motor vehicle accidents.

What is “Medical Evidence” and Why do You Need it to Get Compensation for Your Car Accident Injuries?

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
In motor vehicle accident cases, injuries can vary in their extent, as well as in the time it takes for your injuries to reveal themselves. If the injuries are especially serious and evident at the scene of the accident, such as open wounds, loss of limb and blood loss, the emergency personnel will take the person to the hospital immediately.

What is a "Statutory Threshold" and "Deductible" in all Tort Car Accident Claims against At-Fault Drivers in Canada

  March 13, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Motor vehicle accident claims are governed by the Insurance Act, RSO 1990, c. I.8 (“the Act”), which enumerates the kinds of claims that can be brought against the negligent party and what tests, if any, either party must meet. The injured party, or the plaintiff, who has suffered damages has to surpass the statutory threshold.

What is a Toronto Collision Reporting Centre?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
The Collision Reporting Centres of Toronto are partnerships between the Toronto Police Service, insurance providers and private enterprise. The concept of self reporting collisions is the main function of the Collision Reporting Centres. Drivers involved in property damage collisions MUST report within twenty four hours to a Collision Reporting Centre, where a police officer inspects the vehicle damage.

How Likely are You to Get into a Car Accident? 5 Common Mistakes Causing Car Accidents

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
A car accident can have expensive and painful consequences. Sometimes the results are tragic, especially when the collision could have been prevented. We must do our part to ensure that each individual is taking steps to make our roads safer.

How Well do Insurance Companies take care of You After You Get into a Car Accident?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Ontario Insurance companies are readily willing to pay off claims for damage to vehicles following accidents, but they fight aggressively to avoid paying rehabilitation expenses sometimes flowing from the very same collisions. Accident victims are routinely treated as malingerers, exaggerating injuries in order to obtain access to special treatments not covered by the health care system.

Does Your Insurance Company Care about Your Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Ontario Insurance companies are readily willing to pay off claims for damage to vehicles following accidents, but they fight aggressively to avoid paying rehabilitation expenses sometimes flowing from the very same collisions. Accident victims are routinely treated as malingerers, exaggerating injuries in order to obtain access to special treatments not covered by the health care system.

What are Attendant Care Benefits?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Attendant Care Benefits cover services that are provided by an aide to assist with everyday living tasks that the injured person cannot perform themselves, as a result of the accident. Routine everyday tasks consists of things like bathing, dressing, using the washroom, personal grooming and hygiene, mobility, and more.

Optional Driver’s Insurance Benefits – A Treasure Or A Trap?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Most likely you have recently received an updated driver’s insurance policy. Have you read it? Recent laws have canceled most of the benefits, which were previously given to every driver for their standard monthly premium. Insurers forgot to mention: it may cost very little to get these benefits back, but it will make a world of difference in case of a car accident.

What Listed Expenses Can You Claim if You Get into a Car Accident?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule there are various categories of listed expenses that you can claim if you get into a car accident:

How to Talk to an Insurance Claim Adjuster

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Do not provide more than basic information about your accident (e.g. date, place and type of the accident) to your insurance before you talk to a lawyer, who will prepare you for the interview; Do not allow the adjuster to visit you at home before you see a lawyer. The purpose of such home visit is usually to ask you questions for several hours in order to take an official statement from you.

5 Important Steps to Take if Your Child Was Injured in a School Bus Accident

  March 11, 2015     By The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm
When your child rides on a school bus, the last thing you think about is an accident. Although accidents involving school buses may be rare, when they do occur they can be catastrophic.

Ten Mistakes People Make when Dealing with Doctors and Rehabilitation Centers after an MVA

  March 10, 2015     By Ambridge Law
1) Not seeking immediate medical attention after the accident. It will be hard to prove that your injury was serious if you did not get medical help very soon after the accident.

If I Am Involved in a Pedestrian Accident, What Are My Responsibilities?

  March 10, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
Motor vehicles have a legal obligation to share the road. If you are walking or jogging, drivers don’t have the right to hit you just because you were in their way. However, as a pedestrian, you are much more vulnerable to injuries in an accident than the person inside the vehicle is.

Role Models Empower Kids to End Distracted Driving

  March 9, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
It has been said that the dangerous habit of distracted driving has reached epidemic proportions. Each year, more than 3,300 fatalities and 410,000 car accident injuries are caused by distracted drivers.

New Jersey Drivers Continue to Take Unnecessary Driving Risks

  March 9, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Recently released statistics from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveal that one in five drivers has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a motor vehicle collision.

Goal of Zero Fatal Car Accidents

  March 9, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Car accident fatalities are on the decline, dropping 40% since their peak in 1972.

New Truck Safety System

  March 9, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
A leading car manufacturer has designed a new truck safety system promising to prevent trucking accidents and save truck fuel at the same time. Daimler Trucks North America recently introduced its Detroit Assurance Safety System to promising reviews.

The Possibility of Zero Fatality Roads

  March 9, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
Each year thousands of individuals are killed in car and truck collisions throughout the United States. Policymakers, automobile manufacturers and advocacy groups are working together to reduce those numbers with the ultimate goal of zero fatality roads. According to some experts, that goal may be closer than ever.

Middle Aged Texting While Driving

  March 9, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
The majority of campaigns regarding texting while driving have been aimed at younger drivers and teenagers.

Had an Accident in a Rental Car, Whose Insurance Pays?

  March 5, 2015     By
Travel is supposed to be enjoyable. The thrill of visiting someplace new, the relaxation of stepping away from the daily grind, and the enjoyment of experiencing something new and different. But, even when away from home accidents can happen. If you experience a motor vehicle accident in a rented car, whose insurance pays?

Evidence of Seatbelt Use Now Admissible in Texas - Nabors Well Services Ltd v Romero

  March 5, 2015     By Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.
The Texas Supreme Court has overruled 40 years of case law regarding the inadmissibility of the use or non-use of seatbelts in Nabors Well Services Ltd. V. Romero, Cause No. 13-0136 (decided Feb. 13, 2015). Evidence of the failure to use of seatbelts is now fair game for proving comparative negligence on the part of a plaintiff.

The Most Dangerous California Highways in Orange County for Personal Injury Car Accidents

  March 4, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
In 2012 alone, there were over twenty thousand accident victims killed or injured in Orange County. While freeways seem as if they’d be the most dangerous, only about a third of the fatalities and serious injuries occur on the interstates. The majority of victims killed in Orange County accidents lose their lives on surface streets. We list the most dangerous intersections and highways in Orange County where you’re most likely to have your first, next or last and final accident.

Who Has the Right of Way and When Must I Yield?

  March 3, 2015     By
Surprisingly large numbers of drivers either do not know or do not remember the laws affecting rights of way when on the road. This is evident at intersections every day, where drivers proceed without the right of way, often resulting in accidents with other vehicles or pedestrians. In other cases, there may not be an accident, but it could result in a traffic ticket. So what are the laws of rights of way, and when must a driver yield?

NTSB Trucking Safety Recommendations in 2015

  March 2, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
In a recent press conference, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a stern message that its 100 recommendations to improve highway safety must be implemented in 2015 to reduce the more than 4,000 fatal injuries each year in trucking accidents.

Does Uber Cause Distracted Driving

  March 2, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
The days of standing on a corner to flag down a cab are quickly coming to an end. With new ride services such as Uber, all it takes is the click of an app on your smart phone and a ride is on its way. As convenient as this service is, its drivers may be causing an increase in distracted driving accidents.

Truck Driver Fatigue Causes Serious Trucking Accident

  March 2, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
Highways are crowded with trucks full of cargo delivering goods throughout the country. Often times, truck drivers put in very long work weeks and are required to drive considerable hours each day.

How Can I Prove Fault in a Car Accident Case?

  February 28, 2015     By
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
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
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
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
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.

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.

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
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.

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