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- What to Do if the Person You Lent Your Car to Is in an Accident with your Vehicle
A situation may arise in which you lend your vehicle to a family member, neighbor, friend or roommate. While you may agree to lend your vehicle to someone else, you likely do not anticipate that you will be legally liable for their actions. However, situations exist in which your insurance coverage will be utilized for a claim or in which you are legally liable for damages that result from this third partyís actions.
- U.S. Workers' Compensation Laws - Do They Really Protect Workers from Serious Work Accidents?
Each year, over 4,500 workers are killed in this country. While the number has decreased since the 1970s, the annual number has remained steady for the last decade. Workers' compensation laws often fail to protect workers from serious work hazards. The exclusivity provision of workers' compensation laws in most states prevents injured workers from bringing lawsuits against their employers. This tends to create a situation in which employers often ignore critical safety regulations.
- The Four Keepers: Four Things You Should Keep After You've Been Injured
After youíve been injured in a car accident (or other accident), the first thing you should do is make sure that everyone who needs medical treatment gets it. But once the dust settles, there are four things you should keep in order to make sure that when the time comes, the insurance company pays you what your case is worth.
- Benefits of Medical Care on a Lien Basis
Even car accidents that cause only minor damage to vehicles can cause significant bodily harm. When injury does arise from another person's negligent act, it is critical that medical attention and documentation. But who is going to pay for all those doctor bills? More importantly, when are they going to pay? Lawsuits take time to prosecute and can leave doctor bills piling up! Fortunately, many doctors will provide treatment on a lien basis.
- Determining Liability in a Truck Accident
The process of determining liability following a truck accident can be much more complicated than in other accident cases.
- Proposed Changes to Trucking Industry Standards
Despite concerns from the Department of Transportation, police and a large number of respondents in a recent poll on truck safety, Congress is considering a bill that would allow trucks to increase in size and allow drivers to work longer hours without a mandated break.
- Proposed Transportation Bill
The latest controversy in the trucking industry is whether or not Congress is going to approve a bill that will allow 33-foot long trailers to operate on highways.
- Have You Been Injured By Your Carís Airbag?
Although airbags are used to safeguard the driver and passengers when involved in a car accident, but when defective, they can cause serious harm.
- Why Education is the Best Weapon Against Drunk Driving in Texas
Texas has more fatal car accidents involving alcohol than any other state. An approach focused on punishment and not education has not been effective in reducing the statistics.
- How a Doctor Can Make or Break a Personal Injury Case
The injuries that a person suffers in a personal injury case are personal by nature. Two individuals who are involved in the same accident and even in the same vehicle may suffer extremely different injuries. Each individual may suffer injuries of a different nature and heal at a different rate. Having a doctor be able to testify about the victimís injuries and having solid records can help make a personal injury case while not having these aspects of the case can break it.