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- Understanding How Adjusters View Your Medical Records
Learn what you can do to strengthen your personal injury claim when working with insurance adjusters.
- The Do's and Don'ts of Dealing with Insurance Companies After a Car Accident
Insurance companies are not out to protect you. Instead, they want to get away with paying you the least amount possible when you've been injured in a car accident. Learn how an attorney can help you protect your rights.
- Bicycle Accident Risks and Prevention
Secretary of State, John Kerry, knows all too well how devastating bicycle accidents with motor vehicles can be when a car collided with his bicycle in May of this year.
- Fight Or Flight: Defending Yourself Against Dog Bites and Attacks
Millions of people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. It might be a neighbor dog that was previously friendly, or a strange dog that you encounter while out walking. Either way, dog bites and attacks can cause serious injuries, and national headlines reflect horror stories of fatal attacks and dog maulings. What do you do in the event that you are threatened by a dog? Should you stand your ground and fight?
- Sleeping Pill Use Increases Car Accident Risk
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of adults get less than the seven to nine hours of sleep typically needed by most people.
- Parties of Interest in Wrongful Death Claims
The former Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner was involved in a fatal car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway last February.
- Insurance Games: The “Pre-Existing Condition” Argument
Mary Jo was injured in a crash, but the insurance company for the at-fault driver initially offered to cover less than half of her medical expenses due to her pre-existing conditions. The insurance company for the at-fault driver saw our client’s medical history as an opportunity to save themselves a few dollars. Luckily, she didn't fall for their tricks.
- I Was Injured on a Sidewalk by a Segway. What Is the Responsibility of the Driver?
Segways are two-wheeled power-operated transportation devices that involve the user standing on top of the device and balancing in order to get from one place to another. While many states permit Segways on sidewalks, a rider may be held civilly liable if he or she crashes into a pedestrian or other person.
- What Is the Legal Status of a Segway? Motor Vehicle? Electric Bike? Pedestrian?
Segways are two-wheeled vehicles that are powered by electricity. The rider of a Segway must balance on the device and can ride up to approximately 12.5 miles per hour. Because the vehicle possesses characteristics similar to motor vehicles, bikes and pedestrians, it can be difficult for people to know the rights and responsibilities that riders of the device have.
- Are Segways Allowed to Ride on the Sidewalks?
Segways are powered conveyances that provide upright transportation for speeds up to 15 miles per hour. They are sometimes used as an alternative form of transportation of walking or cycling. Segways are regulated on the state and local levels.