Motor Vehicles Law Articles

Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Motor Vehicles.

Prescription Drug Abuse Becoming More Common Reason for Accidents

  By HG.org
After years of a steady decline in drunk driving accidents, an increasingly common reason for accidents is due to impaired driving caused by...
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Roundabouts Can Curb Accidents

According to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately 40% of car accidents and over 20% of traffic fatalities in the United States take...

Unmasking Some of the Myths about Car Accident Claims

  By HG.org
When a car collision claim is imminent, there are many who cling to the myths available about what to do, how to proceed, what may occur and...

What North Carolina’s Implied Consent Law Means for Your DWI

Under North Carolina law, all in-state and out-of-state drivers give their “implied consent” to a chemical analysis of their blood alcohol...

When Should an Accident Victim Contact a Lawyer?

If you or your loved one has been in an accident, you’re understandably shaken up, hurt, confused and overwhelmed. You may be feeling...

How to Help Your Case for Settlement after a Car Accident in Louisiana

If you have been in a car accident, you may still be recovering from your injuries, and perhaps you have had to take time off of work to...

Why Shouldn't an Accident Victim Settle for the First Offer?

There’s a common misconception out there that insurance company payouts cover all losses of an accident victim. This is simply not true.

How to Speed Up a Claim for Los Angeles Bicycle Accidents

If you’ve been in a bicycle accident in Los Angeles, you know how painful the process, both physically and mentally, can be when trying to get...

Should I Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company?

  By HG.org
When an accident occurs, the victim usually must deal with at least one insurance company to resolve the matter. This could be through an...

Florida DUI Charges Are More than Traffic Tickets

Florida law treats DUI charges as criminal offenses, and anyone charged with DUI should immediately seek the advice of an experienced criminal...

EPA Investigation of Dodge RAM, Jeep Grand Cherokee Emissions Prompts Class Action Lawsuits Against Chrysler

The EPA has launched an investigation into potential emissions cheating by Chrysler on Dodge RAM and Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel models. A pair...

Design Defects

A recent ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court highlights the role of design defect plaintiffs in product liability litigation.

Expert Witness: Common Factors that Contribute to Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Truck accidents are among the general vehicular incidents on the road that lead to property damage, injury and death. When a truck collides with...

10 Quick Tips about Penalties For Drunk Driving in New Jersey

It is good to prefer refraining from getting convicted of drunk driving. If convicted, hire the best lawyer and remove yourself free of all...

Rolling Over Vehicle Rollover Risks

Rollovers are the deadliest type of automobile accident. In 2015, 7,210 people died in rollover crashes. 28% of these were single vehicle...

Understanding the Texas Stowers Demand Doctrine

A Stowers Demand is a tool often used by Plaintiff's lawyers in Texas to put pressure on insurance companies to either pay their policy limits...

Paralysis in Motorcycle Accidents

  By HG.org
Accidents involving motorcycles are often severe and life-threatening when not fatal. Safety gear and protections may lower these imminent...

When Is the Government Responsible When a Government Vehicle Is Involved in an Accident?

  By HG.org
Car accidents with governmental vehicles are not common throughout the United States, but these incidents may occur with greater frequency in...

Alcohol – What Is Dram Shop Liability (and what is a dram, anyway)?

  By HG.org
Dram shop laws relate to cases in which a person has received alcohol from an establishment and then causes an accident while in an intoxicated...

Can a Previous Accident Be Used Against Me in My Florida Car Accident Lawsuit?

If you've been in a previous accident, insurers will try to use that against you in any subsequent Florida car accident lawsuit. Read on to...

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Most people don’t think too much about personal injury attorneys until they are in an accident. People get injured all the time in all kinds of...

Don’t Pass Up the Most Important Insurance Coverage When It Comes to Protecting Your Family

A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is yet another reminder to arm yourself with knowledge about the terms of your insurance...

Insurance Expert Witness: What Exactly Is Med Pay?

  By HG.org
When questions and concerns about medical insurance arise, an insurance expert witness may be needed to strengthen the case.

Florida’s “Move Over” Laws Aim to Prevent Further Accidents and Injuries

Moving to the other lane when you see a traffic accident, emergency vehicle, or flashing lights isn’t just a smart call in Florida -- it’s the...

Can a Child Victim Receive Compensation from Car Accident Injuries?

  By HG.org
Car accidents involve children often when the driver has kids under the age of eighteen. While the responsible party may not have any younger...

Do I Have a Car Accident Claim?

  By HG.org
Car accidents often leave the victim with medical and therapy bills that must be paid even after insurance has been exhausted. When this occurs,...

A Cautionary Tale: Insurance Adjusters and Personal Injury Cases

  By HG.org
After an accident, the victim usually must deal with an insurance agency that sends an adjuster to interview the injured party and gather all...

5 Tips to Fight Traffic Ticket in New Jersey

Getting a traffic ticket in New Jersey is a difficult situation. It generates a kind of tension even before you haven’t really started dealing...

What Happens When a Bicyclist Gets Hit by a Car Turning Right?

Bicycle accidents often can result in some extremely serious injuries. At times, they can even be fatal. There are a number of injuries that...

What You Need to Know About Uber’s $1 Million Insurance Plan

  By HG.org
When two vehicles are involved in a car crash, establishing liability and which insurance company should pay may be fairly straightforward....

Is a DUI a Felony?

Arrested for DUI? Is a DUI a Felony? Regardless of the State, DUI-DWI laws in most jurisdictions have common factors that can escalate a driving...

When a Car Accident Is Due to a Manufacturing Defect or Design Flaw

  By HG.org
Products with design flaws or defects often harm those that purchase them after normal and intended use has been initiated. Unfortunately for...

When Manufacturers are Responsible for Motorcycle Accidents

  By HG.org
Many motorcycle accidents end in severe injury or death for the driver. The importance of safety is paramount for these bikers. However, if...

Who’s at Fault in a Left-Hand Turn Accident?

  By HG.org
When in an auto accident, there are many factors to consider when determining who may be at fault and how to receive compensation for the victim...

Exposing 18 Field Sobriety Test Myths about Reliability

Every year, over 1 million motorists in the United States are asked to perform the field sobriety tests by a law enforcement officers. Almost no...

Can I Sue a Rental Car Company for an Automotive Accident?

  By HG.org
Accidents on the road, in traffic and when driving on freeways is common and occurs with frequency in the United States. Some of these incidents...

Fatigued Drivers Who Injure Others in Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Drivers often injure other persons that are on the road. Truckers may cause severe situations where death happens as well as serious harm to...

Why Truck Accident Claims Are So Complicated

  By HG.org
Truck accidents involve many different factors. One of these is the possibility that multiple individuals are affected by the collision that...

Role of DWI Lawyer in Pennsylvania

If you are charged with DWI/DUI or any other driving traffic violations, stop worrying!

When Doctors Are Actually “Hired Guns” in Canada

Would an insurance company be so driven to deny benefits to an injured person that they would spend more on medical assessments than on actual...

Drunk Driving Penalties & Punishments

Drunk Driving or DUI is a form of traffic violation caused when the driver is under the influence of alcohol or any other toxic element. The...

How Facebook Live Can Lead to Accidents

  By HG.org
The age of technology has proven to be catastrophic to the young when pairing electronics and driving. Facebook takes up more time for some than...

Bad Faith Insurance Practices and How to Spot Them - Should I Hire a Lawyer?

  By HG.org
Personal injury claims are often processed by insurance carriers for negotiating settlements when certain incidents occur. This means that the...

When a Driver’s Negligence Results in a Motorcycle Accident

  By HG.org
Motorcycle drivers face numerous dangers when on the road, and they are more likely to collide with other vehicles and receive severe injury or...

Importance of Evidence in a Multi-Vehicle Accident

  By HG.org
Car accidents occur for a variety of reasons, and various factors often play into the cases as a result. However, when one person is at fault in...

Traffic Violations [Explanations and Consequences]

Moving violation of traffic laws means, violating the traffic rules when the vehicle is in motion such as DUI (driving under the influence of...

Obese Drivers at Risk

It is undeniable that obesity is an epidemic in the United States. Now, several highly-respected studies have come out showing that in addition...

How Driver Impairment Can Cause Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Impairment, when coupled with driving, may mean many things. This could be through distractions that cause the driver to lose awareness of the...

Ways Settling a Car Accident Case for a Child is Different than for an Adult

  By HG.org
Car accident incidents are often confusing already when they only concern one person and only one injury. However, when multiple types of...

Mistakes that can Ruin Your Car Accident Case

  By HG.org
When building a case for a car accident incident, there are many common mistakes that are made that assist in a negative response from a jury...

What Driverless Cars Mean for Michigan Auto Lawyers

Driverless cars are coming to Michigan roads, and around the world, sooner than many of us might expect. Auto lawyers and insurance companies...

Trucking Company Liability Due to Improper Loading

  By HG.org
Personal injury cases are often caused by various factors that lead to wounds and harm to an individual or group of persons. This may be applied...

Common Reasons Insurance Companies Use to Deny Claims

  By HG.org
Insurance carriers often attempt to refuse payouts for claims when there are legitimate files for compensation necessary due to injury and...

Injuries that Warrant a Car Accident Claim

  By HG.org
Car accidents usually cause minor to severe injuries for those involved, and even when someone has only been mildly included in these incident,...

Alcohol Incidents Expert Witness

  By HG.org
Alcohol affects individuals in different ways. However, this substance is one of the leading causes of accidents and personal injury cases...

Legal Options for When an Insurance Claim Is Denied

  By HG.org
After an accident where injuries have been sustained, the victim usually attempts to collect compensation from his or her insurance company...

Traffic Ticket Lawyer in New Jersey

A traffic ticket lawyer in New Jersey deals with all the legal approaches and citations required during various types of traffic violations....

Four Frequently Asked Questions about Occupational Licenses in Texas

This article explains answers to four of the most frequently asked questions about occupational driver's licenses in Texas. Do I need to go in...

Self-Driving Car Accidents: Who is at Fault?

Car manufacturers continue to develop ways to ensure that both car drivers and passengers remain safe in the case of an accident. One of the...

Expert Witness: The Role of Auto Insurance Companies during Accident Claims

  By HG.org
Due to the widespread damage and injuries that occur with car accidents on the roads and highways, it is imperative that auto insurance has been...

Accident Analysis Expert Witness

  By HG.org
The goal of an expert witness is to provide detailed explanations, experience, analysis from an outside perspective and an overall capability in...

Bicycle Accident Insurance: What Would Your Attorney Recommend?

Bicyclists and drivers share a lot of the same roads, but their transportation modes are completely different.

How to Get the Maximum Payout You’re Entitled To From the Insurance Company Without the Hassle

When you’re injured in a car accident, you’ll definitely be in touch with insurance companies. Some are faster than others, and they all want to...

Personal Injury: When Is the Right Time to Settle?

After an accident, it can be difficult to assess if the personal injury settlement you’ve been offered is fair. Know when it is time to...

How a Car Accident Lawyer Assesses the Winnability of Your Case

  By HG.org
Injuries and fatalities due to car accidents are messy and complicated disasters that often require the assistance of a lawyer for personal...

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...

Complex Causes of Truck Crashes and Who Bears the Liability

  By HG.org
The United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have put various regulations in place that...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...


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