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Motor Vehicle Division Hearings in Arizona

  November 25, 2013     By Ariano & Reppucci PLLC
If you have been charged with drunk driving in Arizona you have (15) fifteen days from the date you were served with either an Admin Per Se or Implied Consent form to request a hearing with the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD); otherwise, your license is automatically suspended.

The Importance of an Attorney in Truck Accident Lawsuits

  November 22, 2013     By Law Office of James M. Hoffmann
When a devastating accident occurs you can be sure that trucking companies will have lawyers on their side fighting for them. It is important that you gain more than equal footing by having an experienced truck accident attorney working to protect your best interests as well.

Miss and Run Accidents and Phantom Drivers: Not as Hopeless as You Think

  November 22, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
Being involved in a Miss and Run accident does not mean that obtaining compensation is impossible. There are some important steps you should take to protect your claim, including contacting a car accident lawyer who has a proven track record of getting results.

What Makes for a Street Legal Vehicle?

  November 16, 2013     By
Many of us have drooled over exotic racing cars, fantastic movie prop vehicles, or futuristic looking concept cars, only to learn that we could never own one for our daily commutes (as though money were no object) because it is not “street legal.” What does that mean? What is required for a vehicle to be considered “street legal?”

Intersection Accidents - Is a Driver Always At Fault?

  November 15, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
The majority of car accidents are the result of a driver being careless or reckless. Yet in some instances human error may have been caused by a roadway or intersection that was designed poorly. In such situations the only course of action may be to sue the government entity that is responsible for the roadway.

What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

  November 14, 2013     By
For many, it can be a nightmare scenario: driving safely and minding their own business when another vehicle hits them, causes damage and possibly injuries, then flees the scene. What do you do? Who will pay for the damage?

Motor Vehicle and Car Accidents in Franklin County, Ohio: Statistics Show a Mixed Picture

  November 12, 2013     By The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
The state of Ohio has set a goal to reduce the number of statewide vehicle accident fatalities by 5 percent by 2015.

How to Quantify Damages after a Car Accident in Italy

  November 5, 2013     By Giambrone Law
If you have been involved in a car accident in Italy and have suffered damages, there are a few important things you need to note. As any Italian personal injury lawyer will tell you, according to Italian Law, the person who caused the damage has the duty to restore the victim back to the position they would have been in if the damage had not occurred - as set out in articles 2043 and 2054 of the Italian Civil Code.

Is It Legal to Hitchhike?

  November 3, 2013     By
For many years, people have relied upon the kindness of strangers to get where they needed to go by hitchhiking. Hitchhiking is the practice of soliciting rides in road vehicles, usually from strangers. It dates back to the time of the Great Depression, but concerns over safety for both passenger and driver have led to the implementation of a number of laws pertaining to hitchhiking. So, is it legal to hitchhike?

Texting while Driving Laws in Texas

  October 23, 2013     By Wyly & Cook, LLP
Learn about Texas state laws regarding texting behind the wheel.

Uncertainties Continue about Illinois' New Speed Limit Laws

  October 23, 2013     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Illinois’ speed law is set to increase to 70 mph in just a couple of months, but uncertainties linger about the new speed limits. The new speed law was signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn in August – against the recommendations of the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and road safety organizations – but confusion exists about the scope of the law.

Settling Drunk Driving Accidents

  October 23, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
Drunk driving is a serious offense that should come with strict consequences. An accident involving a driver who is impaired by alcohol or drugs often results in serious injury or death.

Cars Fall From Overpass After Truck Accident

  October 22, 2013     By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
On August 29, an accident in Topeka caused two cars to break free from the hauler that was transporting them and fall from the overpass.

Neglecting Safety On The Roads Proves Deadly for Teen

  October 22, 2013     By Buckfire & Buckfire P.C.
After neglecting to wear a seat belt, a Kansas teen sustained fatal injuries in a single-vehicle auto accident on the state highway.

Single-Vehicle Accidents

  October 20, 2013     By
Any car accident can be scary, embarrassing, and financially draining. But, those sensations can be greatly enhanced when the accident involves only one vehicle. Obviously, factors like road conditions, hidden obstacles, and weather conditions can adversely affect one's ability to control a vehicle and can result in an accident. So who will be liable?

Cattle Truck Overturned on Missouri Highway

  October 18, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
There are many auto accidents in the state of Missouri every year. Because Missouri is located in the middle of the country, truck drivers’ driving routes regularly have them traveling through the state. It makes sense then that because Missouri highways are so highly trafficked, there will be a fair amount of traffic accidents and that many of those accidents will involve semi trucks.

License Suspension for Marijuana Possession - No Vehicle Required

  October 18, 2013     By Law Offices of John F. Marshall
It is important to understand that the laws of New Jersey provide for a suspension of a defendant's driver's license upon conviction of any N.J.S.A. 2C:35 drug offense - even if the offense had nothing to do with a motor vehicle.

Texas Trucking Accident Injuries and Deaths

  October 16, 2013     By Kirklin & Soh, LLP
Traffic accidents involving trucks are among the most deadly of all highway accidents, especially when they involve large commercial trucks and smaller passenger vehicles.

What Are Consumer Rights?

  October 16, 2013     By
The phrase “consumer rights” is thrown around rather freely these days. But what are consumer rights? Are they written down somewhere? Where do they come from? What are the rights?

Exaggerated Claims in Motor Accident Cases Under the Microscope of the Supreme Court - Cyprus

  October 14, 2013     By Harris Kyriakides LLC
It is a usual phenomenon for claimants in motor accident claims to claim for ‘a little something extra’ following a genuine loss. This practice stems from the perception that there is nothing to lose in making an inflated or exaggerated claim. This perception has now been verified judicially.

Animals Straying onto the Roadway Can Increase Likelihood of Accidents for Missouri Drivers

  October 7, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
There are a lot of road conditions that can affect the safety of drivers out on the roads. Animals straying onto roads can cause serious accidents and this is a real concern for many Missouri residents.

Personal Injury Claims Against Large Trucking Companies

  October 3, 2013     By Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney
Many people assume that the laws regarding claims and compensation are the same whether they are involved in a truck accident or in a car crash. There are distinct differences between the two, and being able to understand those differences will help you protect your rights and best interests if you have been involved in a trucking accident.

New Florida Law Banning Texting and Driving Law in Effect as of October 1, 2013

  October 2, 2013     By Gerson and Schwartz, PA
A new texting and driving law went into effect in the State of Florida as of October 1, 2013. The new law that was passed bans texting while driving as a secondary offense only.

Car Accidents: Sudden and Unexpected

  September 27, 2013     By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
Accidents often happen when we least expect them. When an accident occurs due to the negligence of another driver, you are typically entitled to compensation for any damages or injuries that resulted from the accident. If you are involved in a car accident, seeking the legal advice of an experienced car accident lawyer will benefit you greatly.

Can Those Who Text to Drivers Be Held Liable for Resulting Auto Accidents?

  September 25, 2013     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
We all know that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous. In fact, according to Public Health Law Research (PHLR), up to 28% of traffic collision risk is caused by cell phone-related distracted driving. Texting while driving is not only against the law, but it can also result in civil tort liability for any auto accidents caused by distracted driving.

How do You Know Who is at Fault in a Car Accident

  September 21, 2013     By
Determining the responsible party for a car accident can sometimes be tricky. There is often a difference between who actually caused an accident and who legally is at fault. Understanding who is at fault will have ramifications on whose insurance will be required to pay for damage to vehicles and properties, and which driver might be held liable for personal injuries.

What to Do When an Auto Dealer Defrauds You

  September 17, 2013     By
Two Orlando, Florida car dealers recently made headlines when they were caught in a scheme to defraud customers. When you buy and sell cars at a dealership, you expect things to go smoothly; expect the dealer to follow the law. But if the dealer defrauds you, what are your options?

Can Texting While Driving Lead to a Murder Charge

  September 15, 2013     By
On February 20, 2011, a teenage driver was sending a text message when he accidentally swerved across the middle line and killed the driver of a vehicle heading in the opposite direction. The incident was clearly an accident, but was the teen's action of composing text messages while driving so wanton and reckless that it could amount to criminal homicide?

New York City Driver's Accident Demonstrates Difference Between Criminal and Civil Liabilities

  September 12, 2013     By
On September 12, 2013, a New York City driver reportedly hit the accelerator instead of the brake as he pulled into a parking space. The result: he ran over 5 teenagers standing on the sidewalk. Fortunately, none of the teens was seriously injured. But, to the shock of many, officials announced they did not intend to press charges in what they considered a purely accidental incident.

Approved for Financing at the Dealer Then Denied a Few Days Later; What Happens Now

  September 10, 2013     By
It is a horrifying situation. You buy a car, motorcycle, or RV by financing it at the dealership. You sign the paperwork and drive it home with the dealer's blessings only to discover a few days later that the financing has suddenly and unexpectedly been denied. Now the dealer wants its vehicle back and you are left holding the bag, maybe even out a down payment or other fees as well as the cost of any aftermarket additions to your vehicle. What do you do?

Hit and Run Accidents and the Consequences

  September 10, 2013     By
For those who have either been injured by a hit and run driver, or those who have lost a loved one, it is clear that hit and run accidents can turn an already unpleasant event into a truly horrible one. For those who caused the accident then fled the scene, usually in a panic, the consequences can be severe.

What to Do if You Are in a Bus Accident

  September 8, 2013     By
Whenever you step onto a bus, whether a city bus, a tour bus, a shuttle, a school bus, etc., you are entrusting your safety to the bus driver and the owner of the bus. For some reason, we feel safe and secure on a bus; so much so that many buses do not have or require seat belts. But even when in a bus, accidents do happen.

Little Known Facts About Motorcycle Accidents

  September 8, 2013     By
Motorcycle accidents, though not necessarily more common than other motor vehicle accidents, can be more shocking and devastating. But, they can also be caused by some unique circumstances. A number of studies and surveys have discovered some interesting facts and statistics about motorcycle accidents:

Legal Considerations in Train and Railroad Accidents

  September 8, 2013     By
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, approximately 3,000 train accidents occur each year in the United States, and nearly 1,000 people die each year as a result. Railroad accidents may be in the form of a collision with another train, a car or bus, or even a derailment or fire.

How to Know if a Car Accident Case is Worth Anything

  September 7, 2013     By
Virtually any civil lawsuit has one thing in common: damages. That is the injury, financial harm, or damage to property for which one is entitled to recover money from the other party. Personal injury claims related with helping drivers and passengers receive compensation for injuries they suffer in auto accidents are no exception. However, several factors can affect the amount of compensation received and the time it takes to receive it.

It Was Only a Fender Bender

  September 4, 2013     By The McAleer Law Firm, PC
In 2009, there were 10.8 million motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Let that number sink in for a minute. That’s 10.8 million reasons to know your rights when you find yourself in a car accident, specifically a fender bender. The name itself implies the minor amount of damage involved in such accidents.

Back to School Safety: Tips for Preparation and Prevention

  August 30, 2013     By Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
Going back to school may be routine for some, and a fresh, exciting adventure for new students and parents, but everyone can use a refresher in back to school safety tips for on the road.

Liability of Employer for Acts of Employees Under Illinois Law

  August 29, 2013     By
If you are injured in Illinois by someone while they are working for someone else, who is liable? For example, if you are in a car accident with a delivery truck, is the driver liable or the delivery company? This is the concept of “Respondeat Superior” and can have very serious consequences for your personal injury case.

Income Loss from a Motorcycle Accident

  August 28, 2013     By Demas Law Group, P.C.
A person who is injured in a motorcycle accident may lose a small amount of income; on the other hand, his or her ability to earn a living may be seriously impaired for life

Lower Weight Restrictions on Pennsylvania Bridges a Reality

“It’s going to have a big effect on manufacturing, on the trucking industry.” Implementation of the new weight limits changes will be completed over the next 4-5 months.

Recent Deaths in Motorcycle Crashes

  August 22, 2013     By Law Office of James M. Hoffmann
On August 7, a serious motorcycle accident in Litchfield, Connecticut, resulted in the death of an elderly motorcycle rider. The 63-year-old died at a local hospital after being involved in a traumatic motorcycle accident.

How to Fight a Traffic Ticket

  August 21, 2013     By
You have been pulled over but you are not sure why. You do not think you did anything wrong, but you get a ticket anyway. How do you fight it?

My Car is a Lemon: Now What?

  August 20, 2013     By
Buying a car is usually an exciting experience. But, when your new car does not function properly, it can be a frustrating experience. When a car dealer sells you a lemon, how can you get to the “lemonade” of a properly functioning car and possibly even receiving a cash settlement?

Is a Bicyclist a Driver or a Pedestrian?

  August 19, 2013     By
Have you ever seen a bike rider in the street blocking traffic and wondered whether that was even legal? Or maybe a bicyclist caused you to have a car accident by riding recklessly in traffic and you are wondering whether they will be considered a car or a pedestrian for purposes of attributing fault? Unfortunately, the answer can be complicated and depend on where you are.

What to do When a Defective Part Caused Your Car Accident

  August 18, 2013     By
Have you or someone you know been involved in a car accident? Was the accident caused or made worse by a defective part? We expect our cars to keep us and our families safe, but with a system of hundreds of moving parts, it is not uncommon for something to fail, often with dangerous results. Indeed, each year, millions of cars are recalled because of manufacturing defects or defective parts that can cause fatal car crashes.

What To Do If You Are in a Car Accident in Illinois

  August 16, 2013     By
At some point in our lives most of us will be involved in some sort of car accident. Most of these may be small fender benders, but some can be very serious or even fatal. Many people do not know what to do when they are in a car accident, and Illinois law has several specific requirements of which you should be aware.

10 Important Questions for Your Personal Injury Attorney

  August 12, 2013     By
Accidents rarely come with any forewarning, leaving most victims unprepared and unsure of how to proceed. When you or someone you know is injured, you will have a lot of uncertainty and need to make a lot of decisions very quickly. You should always seek immediate medical attention for any injuries and also seek the assistance of qualified, experienced legal representation. But, how do you know who the best attorney is for your case?

Three Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Within Thee Day Period

  August 8, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
In May, three motorcyclists in the Washington, DC area died within a three day period. Another motorcyclist was seriously injured. The three separate accidents lead to the three fatalities.

5 Oregon Driving Law Myths: Laws You Think You Know, But You Don't

  August 7, 2013     By Shulman DuBois LLC
Oregon drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists all believe they have a strong grasp, by and large, of the rules and regulations that govern the use of our roads and highways, as well as the traffic control devices designed to protect people at busy and dangerous intersections. Unfortunately, Portland police officers are often confronted by five myths in particular the people believe to be true but are, in fact, dangerous misconceptions.

Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents

  July 30, 2013     By Van Wey Law, PLLC
Single-bike motorcycle accidents, left- and U-turn collisions, distracted driving, and violating the cyclist’s right of way are common types of motorcycle crashes.

5 Facts About Insurance Coverage for Hit and Run Accidents

  July 24, 2013     By The Miley Legal Group
Dealing with insurance coverage for hit and run accidents is frustrating and complex. Here are five key facts about how insurance works after a hit and run.

Calculating Lost Wages after an Auto Accident

  July 24, 2013     By Shulman DuBois LLC
Not being able to attend work after an accident can have a lot of financial consequences for a family. But if you were not at fault, you may be able to get your lost wages compensated. Sounds simple right? In many cases it is, but in some, like for those who are self-employed or contractors, it can be more complicated.

Personal Injury Claims for Injuries at Work

  July 16, 2013     By Shulman DuBois LLC
Most people believe that if they’ve been injured in an accident at work, their only viable recourse of recovering damages is through workers’ compensation. While this is true in many cases, it’s also true that a number of exceptions to this rule exist that would allow the worker to sue for damages by making a personal injury claim for an at-work accident.

Optional Car Insurance Coverage You Should Carry

  July 12, 2013     By The Miley Legal Group
Optional types of car insurance coverage that can be beneficial after a car accident include underinsured motorist coverage, medical payments, and gap insurance.

Why Bring a Wrongful Death Suit in Oregon

  July 2, 2013     By Shulman DuBois LLC
There are many reasons to consider a wrongful death lawsuit after the death of a family member. Here we've outlined some of the most common so that you can begin to understand whether this may or may not be a good step for your family.

Bus Crash Leaves 13 Injured

  June 26, 2013     By The O'Connor Law Firm, PC
Recently, 13 individuals were injured in a bus crash involving a Kansas City bus which flipped on to its side and slid down an embankment after a car pulled in front of the bus.

Personal Injury and Violence

  June 25, 2013     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
There is a pair of Rhode Island Supreme Court cases that underscore the difficult legal issues that arise in Rhode Island personal injury claims involving gun violence.

When to Settle Your Motorcycle Accident Case

  June 24, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
When to settle and how to negotiate the best possible settlement are common questions following a motorcycle accident. When someone experiences a motorcycle accident and is injured, the parties responsible for causing the accident will be responsible for medical expenses, lost wages, damages for pain and suffering, and additional accident-related damages.

West Virginia Fatal Car Accident Statistics

  June 24, 2013     By The Miley Legal Group
Fatal car accident statistics can help residents avoid deadly car crashes in West Virginia.

Overview of Car Accident Lawsuits

  June 18, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
If you are having trouble settling your car accident case with the other driver's insurance company, you may be thinking of filing a lawsuit in court. Before you start with the preliminaries, there are a few things to expect. There area also alternatives to settling your case in court.

Truck Driver Slams into Stopped Car, Kills Passenger, Injures Driver

  June 18, 2013     By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
A crash involving a tractor-trailer and a Toyota Tundra pickup has left one dead, one seriously injured. The crash is one of many catastrophic accidents involving passenger vehicles and commercial trucks, leading many to question whether safety regulations for truck drivers are being followed as closely as they should be.

Missouri Man Injured & Ejected from Vehicle in Semi-Truck Accident

  June 14, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
Last June a Missouri man sustained moderate injuries when he was involved in an accident with a semi-truck on Missouri Route 79 near Hancock St. in Foley, Missouri. The accident happened on June 19, 2012 around 10:30 am.

FL Texting While Driving Ban Signed Into Law

  June 14, 2013     By Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
The “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” is set to go into effect on October 1, 2013 and has already come under criticism for being too weak, leaving a lot to be desired in the realm of enforcement.

How to Handle Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints

  June 14, 2013     By
Here some good advices regarding your behavior during a sobriety check by the police to avoid you being catch off-guards.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Florida

  June 5, 2013     By Galanter Law
Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law in Florida. To help illustrate the relevant laws, check out the following hypothetical examples:

How to Beat a Reckless Driving Ticket

  May 24, 2013     By Galanter Law
Unlike speeding tickets, which are considered to be civil violations a reckless driving charge is defined as a criminal offense and comes with more, and more severe penalties. One will not be able to simply pay a fine and move on with their life if they are charged with a willful or wanton act.

The Highest Auto-Insurance Rates Are in Louisiana for the Second Year in a Row

  May 21, 2013     By Price Benowitz LLP
Louisiana tops the nation for auto insurance rates for the second year in a row. According to an industry study produced by a website named Insure, an insurance industry website, Louisiana drivers pay an average of $2,699 annually for their car insurance. Michigan and Georgia are ranked at two and three and currently the nationwide average for insurance premiums is roughly $1,500 annually.

Recent Car Accidents In Florida And Michigan Result In Multiple Fatalities

  May 16, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life for most people. Often these accidents are minor, resulting a minor injuries. However, serious car accidents occur every single day. Unfortunately many of these accidents are fatal.

Careless Driving vs. Reckless Driving in Florida: What’s the Difference?

  May 16, 2013     By Galanter Law
While people frequently use the terms “reckless driving” and “careless driving” interchangeably, there is actually a huge difference between these two offenses in Florida.

What Are the Penalties for a Hit-and-Run for a Minor in South Carolina?

  May 14, 2013     By Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP
A hit and run accident in South Carolina can be a serious offense for both minor and adult drivers. There are several instances in which leaving the scene of an accident will incur penalties and fines.

Questionable SUV Stability Causes Most Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents comprise only 3% of all vehicle accidents in the U.S. but most of these involve SUVs. There are no strict laws that prohibit the use of these types of vehicles and their inherent features and design do not offer a high level of security to its passengers, and so drivers should be extra careful when driving SUVs.

Careless Driving Ticket in Fort Lauderdale or Miami

  May 9, 2013     By Galanter Law
If you have received a careless driving ticket in Broward or Miami-Dade County, you probably got the ticket due to being involved in an automobile accident where the officer investigating the accident found you to be at fault or the cause of the crash. A careless driving charge in Florida carries a four point penalty against your license. If you pay the ticket outright, these points will be assessed on your license, which will cause your car insurance rates to increase.

Injuries Caused by Defective Car Parts

  May 8, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. When an accident is the result of another's negligence or recklessness, the law holds the person responsible. When the accident is due to defective car parts, there are responsible parties that should be held accountable too.

5 Tips for Bicycle Accident Victims

  May 1, 2013     By Demas Law Group, P.C.
As a cyclist and bicycle accident victim advocate, the author has learned several lessons over the 20 plus years he has been riding and practicing personal injury law. On this article, you will find some of the tips he would like to offer to victims of bike accidents.

Special Consideration for Motorcycle Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver Crash

  April 28, 2013     By The Miley Legal Group
When a motorcycle accident is caused by drunk driver crash the consequences for the victim may be more serious.

What to Do if Pulled over for Suspicion of Driving under the Influence

  April 26, 2013     By Galanter Law
What do I do if I get pulled over and have had a little bit too much to drink and think I’m about to be arrested for driving under the influence?

Nebraska Traffic Accidents Continue Downtrend

  April 25, 2013     By The Robert Pahlke Law Group
The latest traffic accident statistics released by the Nebraska Department of Roads show a downward trend in fatal accidents.

The Importance Of Filing A Police Report After A Car Accident

  April 25, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
Oftentimes people assume that they do not have to file a police report if they are involved in a minor accident. But if you plan to seek compensation, filing a police report strengthens your case.

Motorcycle Hit-and-Run Accidents: The Devastating Impacts on Victims and Their Families

  April 24, 2013     By Demas Law Group, P.C.
Hit-and-run has become epidemic in our country and especially in California. According to a recent article, California has the highest hit-and-run accident rate of any state in the Union, and many of those are motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle crash attorneys represent the victims of these accidents and help them recover damages for their injuries, pain and suffering.

Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants in Oregon

  April 24, 2013     By The Law Office of Donald J. Molnar
A DUI in Oregon is actually a DUII, which stands for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Drivers who are found operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher are considered legally drunk, whether they have shown impairment of driving abilities or not.

Texas DWI Traffic Crashes in 2011

  April 24, 2013     By Kirklin & Soh, LLP
The Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse reports that approximately 16,000 alcohol-related traffic accident deaths occur every year in the United States. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), alcohol plays a role in about one out of every three traffic fatalities.

Auto Defect Cases in Personal Injury Law

  April 24, 2013     By Pofahl Law Firm, PC
Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), any automotive part that “poses a risk to motor vehicle safety” can be viewed as defective. The manufacturers of defective products which result in the injury or death of consumers who use them as directed can be held legally accountable under strict liability laws.

2010 New Mexico Traffic Accident Information

  April 24, 2013     By Pofahl Law Firm, PC
New Mexico Department of Transportation has released traffic accident statistics for 2010, which show distinct trends.

Federal Court of Justice Reported to Have Clarified the Characteristic of “Carelessness” in Transport Law - Germany

  April 24, 2013     By GRP Rainer LLP
The Federal Court of Justice (BGH), with its decision of 25 March 2004 (I ZR 205/01), is reported to have clarified the characteristic of "carelessness" of a freight carrier.

Auto Insurance Laws and Regulations In Illinois

  April 16, 2013     By The Hoffmann Law Firm, LLC
In 2009 there were more than 89,000 people that were injured in car accidents in Illinois. In addition, 911 people were killed in fatal car accidents. After an Illinois car accident, it is important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney before negotiating with the insurance company for compensation.

Traffic Violations

  April 12, 2013     By Galanter Law
So you’re the lucky recipient of a traffic ticket for speeding, running a red light, or some other traffic violation in Fort Lauderdale. Now what?

Florida to Ban Texting While Driving

  April 11, 2013     By Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
Florida lawmakers inched closer to a statewide ban on texting while driving and may finally be joining the 39 other states who have already banned it.

Study Reveals Texting and Driving Just as Risky as Drunk Driving

  April 10, 2013     By Kans Law Firm, LLC
Most people are very aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, but texting while driving is becoming just as serious a threat on our public roadways.

What Does Loss of Consortium Mean?

  April 10, 2013     By Shulman DuBois LLC
When a family member has been seriously injured, it is possible to bring a claim for yourself - to compensate you for the damage to your relationship and any loss of services. This is called a loss of consortium, and this type of claim is usually pursued by spouses.

No Driver’s License Points: Protect Your Driving Privilege

  April 10, 2013     By Galanter Law
Pop quiz: You’ve just been pulled over by a police officer and issued a Broward or Miami Dade traffic citation.

Red Light Accidents Disputed Right of Way Crash

  April 9, 2013     By Howard Roitman & Associates
It can take a lot of information to analyze a crash. Data gathering should begin as soon as possible.

No Duty to Defendant for Criminal Charge that Could Include Fines

  April 9, 2013     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
From the tragic Station Night Club fire came a decision from the Rhode Island Supreme Court discussing R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-28-5. See Derderian v. Essex Ins. Co., 44 A. 3d 122 (R.I. 2012).

Passing a Stopped School Bus

  April 8, 2013     By Galanter Law
Whether due to impatience, inattentiveness, or ignorance of the law, every day thousands of Florida drivers pass stopped school buses on the road.

Caffeine as the Safest and Most Effective Solution to Truck Driver Fatigue

Despite the pressure to most truck drivers to deliver in a timely manner over very long distances, the solution to staying awake and free from fatigue may be as simple as a cup of coffee, as reflected in the results from a recent Australian research. Instead of taking harmful prescription drugs that may lead to side effects and even road accidents, it may be better for truck drivers to limit their solutions to regular intake of caffeine.

Felony Traffic Offenses: What to Do if You Are Arrested?

  April 5, 2013     By Galanter Law
Felony traffic offenses are the most serious type of criminal traffic offenses.

Aggressive Driving and the Law

  April 2, 2013     By The Franklin Law Firm, L.L.P.
Accidents caused by aggressive driving behavior have been happening with increasing frequency over the years. This article explains what the law views as aggressive driving, the risk that such behavior poses to others on the road, and outlines the penalties for it.

Liability in Bus Collisions

  March 29, 2013     By Fisher & Talwar
A freeway accident on March 27th, 2013 involving an SUV and a bus injured 11 people. Only minor injuries were reported from the crash, which occurred at about 7:30 a.m. Reports indicate that a municipal bus and an SUV collided on an on ramp in Riverside, CA - further details as to the cause of the crash remain unknown. The bus was carrying a total of 29 passengers.

Seat Belt Laws Save Lives

  March 27, 2013     By Koch & Brim, LLP
Drivers are wearing seat belts more than ever and it is resulting in the risk of being killed or severely injured in an automobile accident by at least half.

The Effects that Speed Limits Have on Auto Accidents

  March 27, 2013     By Solomon & Relihan, P.C.
Numerous studies have been carried out nationwide to tackle the question: Do higher speed limits affect the rate of traffic accidents and fatalities? Unfortunately, there is no one answer set in stone.

Florida Legislature Considers Bill that Will Ban Texting While Driving

  March 27, 2013     By Gerson and Schwartz, PA
By unanimous vote, on March 7th the Florida State Senate approved Senate Bill 52. This bill imposes a ban statewide on texting when driving. Unfortunately, there have been bills like this one that have passed the Florida Senate, but went on to fail the House of Representatives. Out if 50 states, there are 39 that already have bans on texting when driving and this includes the District of Columbia.