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  • Drunk Driving Causes Another Wrongful Death
      by Lavent Law

    Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of accidental death in America. Sadly, accidents caused by drunk drivers not only make up a significant portion of these, but are also some of the most overwhelming because of how completely unnecessary and avoidable they are.

  • Pedestrian Accidents and Comparative Negligence

    When a pedestrian is struck by a moving vehicle, catastrophe often follows. A pedestrian has limited protection against a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds. However, one defense that the driver may attempt to use is comparative negligence.

  • Pedestrian Liability in Vehicular Accidents

    Accidents between a pedestrian and a car can be some of the most dangerous kinds of vehicular incidents in terms of the possibility for serious personal injury or death. The weight and momentum of a vehicle, combined with the lack of protection inherent to being a pedestrian makes it so that even a low speed collision can cause grievous injuries to the people involved.

  • Discuss Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

    Pedestrians are at a much greater risk of being seriously injured or killed when struck by a vehicle compared to passengers in a vehicle because there is nothing physically protecting them from the impact.

  • Walk This Way: Pedestrian Accident Prevention

    Between 2009 and 2014, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States grew by 19 percent, far outpacing the number of total traffic deaths (which only grew by 4 percent). Florida was once again listed among the top states for pedestrian deaths nationwide. As the number of cars on the road increase and distracted driving becomes a more prevalent issue, this trend may continue to worsen.

  • Three Things You Should Never Tell Your Insurance Company

    Your insurance agent may be a friendly individual and perhaps even someone with whom you socialize on occasion. But no matter how friendly or sociable your agent is, the insurance company he or she represents can be your worst enemy following a personal injury or automobile accident. Despite popular slogans and advertisements, insurance companies will routinely attempt to settle a claim for as little money as possible. After all, it is the way they make money.

  • How a Distracted Walking Accident Affects a Pedestrian Accident Claim

    In order to file a claim against a driver who hit you while walking you need to prove that you were not at full fault for the accident. If the driver can prove that this was a distracted walking accident and you therefore contributed to it by not paying attention to your surroundings, you may not be able to recover as much or any of the settlement to which you are entitled.

  • Loss of Income or Lost Earning Capacity? Know the Difference

    When people imagine car accidents, they think of the physical pain that the victim suffers, or the trauma of the accident itself. What people donít realize is that car accidents can cost a lot of money.

  • Victims of Personal Injury Accidents Are at Risk for these 3 Mental Health Illnesses

    The victims of personal injuries often live with many harmful long-term consequences. These individuals may suffer from ongoing health complications or permanent disablement. Many injury victims face challenges performing daily activities, from work to hobbies. Sadly, some victims also develop debilitating mental illnesses or disorders.

  • Trip and Fall Accidents on New York City Sidewalks

    If you have been injured on a sidewalk in New York City, there are many factors to consider when considering who is at fault and whom the claim needs to be brought against.

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