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Injuries Caused by School Bus Drivers and How to Collect

  By HG.org
Students that ride on a bus often experience peaceful and non-eventful drives. However, there are some incidents that may transpire while in...

Uber and Honda Face Lawsuit after Crash Leaves Rider Paralyzed

Today, many people in Chicago and throughout Illinois turn to Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing companies instead of calling for taxis....

10 Lies Auto Insurance Companies Tell You After a Car Accident

Insurance companies deal with car accidents all the time, and their process to sweep it away is highly efficient.

I Had a Bad Car Accident. I Have Auto Insurance. Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Your car insurance premium covers compensatory damages for property loss and medical costs up to the policy limits. But if you have sustained...

Civil Consequences of DUI

  By HG.org
Driving under the influence is illegal in every state of the country. The consequences of these actions often are criminal charges with...

Are You a Young Driver in California? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Just got your license? Ready to get on the road? Before you grab your keys, here are few laws in California that wouldn’t hurt to take a quick...

Third Party Liability in a DUI Crash

  By HG.org
It is possible in a collision where someone is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, this person may be only one of several that may be held...

How Can an Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness Help in a Personal Injury Case?

  By HG.org
When a person collides with another, his or her testimony often is in direct opposition which causes complications in dealing with the victim...

Determining Liability When Something Falls off a Commercial Truck

  By HG.org
Items may fall off a commercial truck and cause an accident, or these items may collide with a person or a driver’s vehicle that leads to...

How Can I Handle Medical Expenses after a Car Accident?

  By HG.org
Expenses rise exponentially when an accident on the road or in traffic occurs. When the sudden need to pay these debts off arises, it is vital...

How Truck Driver Impairment Causes Catastrophic Injuries

  By HG.org
When truck drivers are traveling far distances, they often become tired or sleepy. These are only two types of impairment they may exhibit while...

"DUI Less Safe" Georgia - What is the "DUI Less Safe" Penalty?

A person arrested in Georgia for DUI-alcohol is initially arrested for DUI less safe. This is the most common type of DUI GA charge for driving...

Liability Associated with Self-Driving Cars

  By HG.org
As technology has advanced to the point that cars now have automatic driving capabilities, there are possible issues of liability that must be...

How “Full Coverage” May be a Myth in Car Accident Cases

  By HG.org
Full coverage insurance is often requested or required by car companies for rental, purchase or lease dealings. This type of coverage is usually...

What to Ask after a Car Accident

  By HG.org
When a car accident or collision occurs with others, property or objects, many victims or those harmed often ask the questions what happens next...

Mental Health Illnesses and Personal Injury Accidents

  By HG.org
Personal injury accidents are a common theme when certain factors are part of the situation. These circumstances often affect how a person...

What Happens if Injured by an Uninsured Driver

  By HG.org
Accidents occur on the road and in traffic so often that it has become a billion dollar issue every year in the United States. In some instances...

Insurance Facts Surrounding Hit and Run Accidents

  By HG.org
Hit and run accidents occur with infrequency in the United States. Because of this, insurance companies may not have a stipulation specifically...

How Social Media Posts can Sink Your Personal Injury Case

  By HG.org
With the accessibility of the internet in the electronic age, it is easy for both pursuing and opposing legal teams to examine social media...

Class Action Lawsuits against Audi over CO2 Emissions Cheating

Audi is facing class action lawsuits over allegations of CO2 emissions cheating on its 2012-2016 A6, A8, Q5, Q7, S4, S5, S6, and S7 model with a...

Winning Mediation Strategies

Next to trial, mediation can be the most crucial day of litigating your case. That’s why it's important to spend time and effort having the case...

Ridesharing and Liability in Auto Accidents

Ridesharing services have increased in popularity across the country in the past years, but this has brought to attention a wave of consumers’...

What Bicyclists Should Do in Hit-and-Run Accidents

In the case of a hit and run accident, what is a bicyclist to do? There are several important things to keep in mind at all times. One of those...

What You Need for a Texas Occupational Driver's License

A Texas Occupational Driver's License will allow a person whose license is suspended to drive under certain restricted conditions. This article...

Avoiding Accidents with Trucks

  By HG.org
Accidents through traveling in trucks happen every day in the United States. These issues often harm those driving, passengers and other...

Uber and Liability

  By HG.org
Uber has become one of the top ways of traveling when the person needing the ride does not want to take a taxi. However, if there are accidents,...

Truck Cartel: Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Damages Claims in Germany and the EU

The parties to the truck cartel illegally fixed prices, among other things, over a period of 14 years. Those who have suffered because of the...

DWI No Refusal Weekends in Texas

During the holidays, police crack down on drinking and driving by scheduling no refusal weekends. Police have warrants more readily available on...

When Is a Lawyer Considered a Car Accident Lawyer?

  By HG.org
Car collisions are one of the top ways in which a person is injured or dies in the United States. Because of these accidents, litigation may...

DUI Checkpoints in Georgia: the 15 Most Important Georgia Appellate Decisions

Georgia is one of 38 states that permits warrantless DUI checkpoints. New Georgia case law in the past 5 years has clarified the requirements of...

Fatalities and Multi-Vehicle Accidents

  By HG.org
The record of accidents in both traffic and on the road is astronomical every year with billions in damages for each person affected and for the...

Cognitive Distractions and Drivers

  By HG.org
Drivers often face several types of distractions when traveling from one place to another. It is these disturbances that cause or lead to...

Parents and Teen Driving Dangers

  By HG.org
The dangers of driving are everywhere from the small town to the big city and from ages ranging young to old. The hazards found in road...

Driving in Construction Zones

  By HG.org
Construction zones are dangerous and fraught with potential hazards for all drivers that pass through them. It is important to pay attention to...

Risks Associated with Drowsy Driving

  By HG.org
The risks of driving while drowsy elevate the potential for disastrous road entanglements exponentially the less sleep or rest a person has....

The Truth about Insurance Companies and Auto Accident Injury Claims

There’s a lot that happens after an auto accident. One of those things is the claim to the insurance companies. You may find that when you are...

What Pain is Worth for Settlement

  By HG.org
When victims are harmed in the process of a crime that has been perpetrated, they often suffer from various forms of pain. These could be...

Insurance Company Excuses to Deny a Claim

  By HG.org
Car accidents occur with increasing frequency depending upon certain factors. Even though various insurance companies are available throughout...

Mistakes after an Accident

  By HG.org
Car accidents are among the top causes of injury and death for individuals and groups. Even when only minor destruction is done, the costs may...

Process for Injured Passengers in Accidents

  By HG.org
While drivers are often the recipients of injuries and may die in accidents involving vehicles, roads or other drivers, passengers are just as...

Understanding the Cause of Motorcycle Accidents and Who May Be to Blame

  By HG.org
When accidents occur with motorcycles, the driver may not live to see recovery from any possible injuries sustained. Safety is paramount for...

When Can You Sue Outside of Workers’ Compensation?

Any injury or illness that happens in connection with an employee’s job is called a workplace injury. In most states, the definition of...

California Waste, Trash and Garbage Truck Accidents - The Danger Is Real

They’re massive, heavy, cumbersome, they don’t turn easily, they have blind spots, move in a jerky fashion, have to frequently back up and they...

Landscaping Truck Accidents in California - Causes and Complexities

The unique risks landscaping trucks pose to children, the elderly and other pedestrians and bicycle riders who cannot get out of the way fast...

New Round of BMW Vehicles Recalled for Takata Airbag Problems

The most recent recall affects BMW X3 and X4 SUVs from the 2015 model year and X5s from the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Housing Discrimination – Know Your Rights

America has come a long way and made major improvements from certain aspects of its history of racism and discrimination…after all, we have...

Don’t Show Your Cards on Facebook!

Although social media is an amazing tool that people can use to share ideas and keep in touch, social media can destroy your chances of winning...

Break These Los Angeles Bicycle Safety Laws and You Could Get Fined — or Worse, Injured

Bicycle road rules exist for our safety. Breaking them endangers not only yourself but also those around you. Safety laws for bicyclists in...

Bicycle Accidents: Who’s at Fault When You Get Doored?

One common question from bicyclists is that of liability in the event that the rider is doored. This is an accident that occurs when someone in...

What You Need to Know about Uber Accidents

Obtaining representation after a ride-sharing accident can be an important first step for those injured in a crash.

Can Someone Sue You for a Zika Infection?

If you contract Zika, you may have the legal right to recover damages. But you also may have legal liability if you don’t protect others from...

What Is a Car Accident Lawyer

The terminology "car accident lawyer" does not automatically invoke visions of a personal injury lawyer, although the two phrases are...

California Rental Car Accident Insurance Primer for Lawyers and Victims

Rental Car Accident Insurance offered by car rental companies, as well as the rental car insurance coverage on your personal car insurance...

The Myth of Full Coverage

"Full Coverage" is one of the most common myths of insurance. Learn where your gaps may be, and how to better protect yourself after an accident.

How Social Media Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Case

Social media has become a cornerstone of communication. Before mentioning your accident online, know how social posts can impact your personal...

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Navigating the landmines of a personal injury claim by yourself can be devastating. When you represent yourself in these claims, your decisions...

Complications to Personal Injury Calculations

  By HG.org
As the world advances in technology and new types of treatments are available, other issues may occur with a rise in complications. As applied...

California Car Sharing and Ride Sharing Accidents: The Future of Personal Injury

The number of car sharing injury accidents in California will grow substantially as car sharing becomes a $7 billion business globally over the...

Could 2017 Be the Year of Larger NAFTA Payloads?

For Texans, the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are not only visible in an invigorated economy but also in the...

Manufacturers of Self-Driving May Be Protected from Lawsuits

Self-driving cars will undoubtedly become a widely-acceptable new technology in the near future. But, as with any new technology, mistakes can...

Patchett v. Lee Opinion: What It Says and How It Effects Indiana Personal Injury Claims

Earlier this year The Indiana Supreme Court Was Asked Whether Medicare, Medicaid, and HIP payments could be introduced as evidence of the...

4 Common Questions and Answers in a Car Accident Case in California

Driving is like breathing for most Californians: we use our cars in every aspect of our daily lives. However, no matter how experienced you are...

California’s 2017 Cell Phone Law Affect on Car Accident Liability

The 2017 new California law restricting cell phone use in cars was designed to further reduce the number of auto accidents and injuries caused...

Potential Steering Problem Triggers Mazda SUV Recall

A safety defect in the steering for Mazda vehicles has led to a recall from 2006 to 2012.

How the Causation Element Works in Florida Personal Injury

In Florida, personal injury lawsuits require that the plaintiff show that the defendant(s) directly caused or substantially contributed to the...

Distracted Driving in Oregon State

The number of deaths and injuries that occur in the United States from traffic accidents are astounding, and more than half of them involve a...

Should I Go Through My Insurance for Collision Coverage or the Other Driver's Insurance?

Knowing what to do in regards to insurance and covering the property damage to your car after an accident can be confusing. You have options to...

13 Mistakes that Can Hurt Your Car Accident Case and the Compensation You're Entitled To

Car accident cases involving personal injury can be stressful, tedious, and confusing. They are not to be handled alone. A highly-experienced...

Record Fine For Truck Cartel – Enforcing Damages Claims in EU and Germany

Members of the truck cartel will have to pay a fine totaling approx. 2.9 billion euros, and things could become even more expensive if damages...

Why Victims Need California Uber Car Accident Lawyers for Ride Sharing Personal Injury Claims

One might have thought it would be easy to settle an Uber accident claim or lawsuit in California. After all, California now requires increased...

How Your Cell Phone Can Be Your Worst Enemy

  By HG.org
Many drivers have cellphones in the car with them when they are travelling from one place to another. It is when they look at it, use it to text...

Important Documents for Accident Victims to Prove their Case

  By HG.org
When an accident occurs, many victims and participants are completely unaware of what procedures, documentation and other issues need to be...

Why Cars Crash

  By HG.org
Many accidents have various faults and reasons behind the why and how. Though there are dangers on the road or with weather, most collisions and...

Texting While Driving

  By HG.org
As the number of people texting has steadily increased, so have the number of cases involving motor vehicle accidents caused by texting while...

Road Rage and Legal Consequences

  By HG.org
Drivers have become more aggressive on roads and in traffic for several years. This phenomenon has become one of the top issues that often leads...

Late Night Automotive Accidents

  By HG.org
Collisions occur at night more so than during the day for various reasons. The lack of light affects many drivers adversely, but the bright...

New Auto Defect Whistleblower Proposal Receives Early Support

There is a new piece of federal legislation being proposed that would give financial incentives to whistleblowers who expose safety defects in...

How? When? What? Handling Medical Expenses after a Car Accident

A major concern for personal injury victims is the medical bills that are inevitably incurred after being injured in a car accident.

Proving Car Accident Claim's Past Medical Expenses

To successfully recoup medical expenses from your personal injury insurance claim. a claimant must satisfy the adjuster that the medical...

Neitzel & Cie.: MS Cornelia Sold from Insolvent Ship Fund

Since the beginning of the year, the MS Conny Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (a shipping company) has been the subject of insolvency...

Prom Season and Dram Shop Liability

  By HG.org
Prom is one of the most festive times of the year for high school students. For many, it is the first time that they dress up to a formal event...

Liability with Dram Shop

  By HG.org
In an effort to curb the disastrous results of drunk driving, more and more states have implemented laws to hold additional parties responsible...

Cartel Office Ensures Greater Competition in Rail Sector in Germany

The German railway company Deutsche Bahn must allow for more competition. The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, found that the...

Data for DUI

  By HG.org
Driving under the influence is a preventable type of offense. Accidents involving alcohol-related incidents are increasing, but the statistics...

Texting Potentially Worse than DUI

  By HG.org
When a driver is texting, they are not paying attention to the road or traffic. This may lead to severe injury through negligence. Because all...

New Motorist Threat: Drugged Drivers

  By HG.org
Driving under the influence of drugs is a factor that leads to personal injury, property damage and sometimes death. When driving through...

DUI in the Day is Increasing

  By HG.org
The instances of driving under the influence during the day have been increasing. It is becoming a major problem that needs to be remedied....

Dangers of Teen Drinking

  By HG.org
Teenage drivers may cause severe injury or death when driving under the influence. The lack of experience and knowledge about what to do tends...

Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Cases

It’s all fun and games until someone slips and falls. Sometimes it’s just not your fault, and there is no way you could have avoided the...

Prevent Social Media from Damaging an Auto Accident Injury Case

It's been a long trial and things look good. The jury seems to be siding with the plaintiff in a personal injury case. It was proven the...

Self-Driving Cars and Liability

Soon, self-driving cars will start making their way onto roadways across the world. The first wave of autonomous vehicles is expected to enter...

Death by Auto

Drivers who are accused of causing fatal accidents by driving recklessly will in most circumstances be prosecuted for violating New Jersey’s...

Drug and Alcohol Risks for Underage Youths

  By HG.org
Adolescents commonly experience with drugs and alcohol during their youth. However, this can often result in serious ramifications to their...

Hit and Run Personal Injury Claims

  By HG.org
When individuals are injured by another driver, they often know to get the other driver’s insurance information and to make a claim against that...

Handling Hit and Run Accidents

  By HG.org
Hit and run accidents occur when two or more vehicles collide and one party flees the scene with the vehicle or on foot. When an accident is...

Importance of Filing Tort Claims Act Notice in New Jersey

The New Jersey Tort Claims Act (“NJTCA”), N.J.S.A. 59:1-1, et seq., provides that “parties suing public entities must comply with strict...

Amtrak Sued Following Fatal Accident

An April 3, 2016 collision on the southbound tracks just outside Chester, Pennsylvania fatally injured two railroad workers. The family of one...

Social Media Can Harm a Personal Injury Case

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites have become a central part of millions of American lives. Individuals share events, photos...

Whiplash Injuries after a Car Accident

Whiplash is a common injury in car accidents that occurs when a person’s neck jolts back-and-forth in a sudden, sharp motion, most often...

Jeep that Killed Actor Was Recalled

Anton Yelchin, an actor best known for his role in Star Trek, was fatally injured June 19th when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his...


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