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Need For Underride Guard Safety

Rear underride guards on the backs of trucks are installed to prevent cars from becoming wedged underneath tractor trailers in the event of a...

Underinsured and Uninsured Motorists

New Jersey car insurance is essential to protecting you and your loved ones in the event of a car accident. Insurance policies can cover damage...

Increase in Fatal Crashes

Each year the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) compiles and releases crash data, and New...

Legal Options for Injured Passengers

  By HG.org
Thousands of travelers are injured in traffic accidents each year. Though the amount of injuries fluctuates from year to year, the problem is...

Inattentive Drivers At Fault For Fatal Car Accidents

According to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), inattentive drivers in New Jersey are...

Be Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day has become the unofficial start to summer in the United States, and with it comes an increased risk of car accidents involving...

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

As the weather gets warmer, more motorcyclists will share the roads with other drivers. While it is always important for motorcyclists and...

Speed Camera an Unfair Speed Trap

For more than 10 years, Washington D.C. officials have been installing cameras on traffic lights in an effort to enforce local speed limits. But...

Sleep Apnea and Risk of Crash

Not surprisingly, truck drivers who suffer from sleep apnea and do not follow their recommended treatment program are much more likely to be...

Driverless Trucks May be the Future

It is a well-known fact in the trucking industry that truck accidents involving big-rigs and 18-wheelers can be catastrophic, resulting in...

Unsafe Road Conditions

As drivers, we can control how well we drive, making sure to obey speed limits and other traffic laws, and keeping our vehicle well-maintained...

Social App May Encourage Dangerous Driving Behavior

Distracted driving is a major risk factor for car accidents. For several years now, the government has tried to curb distracted driving with...

Who is Liable in Hit and Run Car Accidents?

When you get behind the wheel, you can do your best to control the way you drive, paying attention to speed limits and other traffic signs,...

Vehicles with Open Safety Recalls

Carfax, the provider of used car history, reported recently that almost one in five vehicles on the road in the United States have open recalls,...

FMCSA to Require Electronic Log Books

Driver log books, also known as a driver’s record of duty status, can be a valuable source of evidence in any truck accident investigation.

Choosing an Onset Date for Disability

When applying for Social Security disability benefits, one of the first questions you will be asked is “on which date did you become disabled.”...

Car Accident Victims Often Suffer Joint Injuries Down The Road

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, there are more than 37,000 deaths each year due to automobile accidents....

Federal Regulations for Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars are one of the latest technological advances in the automobile industry. According to certain automobile companies,...

Why You Should Not Use an Insurance Direct Repair or Preferred Shop

If your car has been involved in an accident recently it's best to think twice before sending your car off to your insurances preferred shop for...

Drugged Driving

  By HG.org
Many motor vehicle accidents are caused by impaired drivers. While many of these are attributed to drivers under the influence of alcohol, many...

What Do Pain and Suffering Damages Include?

  By HG.org
One of the types of damages that personal injury victims may be able to receive compensation for is pain and suffering. It is important for...

Legal Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

  By HG.org
The moments after a car accident can be extremely confusing. They may lead individuals involved in car accidents to make some mistakes that can...

Inadequate Training and Commercial Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Truck drivers occupy a safety-sensitive position. They operate vehicles that are very heavy and dangerous when involved in an accident....

Drug Testing of Truck Drivers

  By HG.org
Given the potential dangerousness of driving a large vehicle in an impaired state, laws have been established to help prevent drugged driving....

Proving a Defect in a Car Accident Case

  By HG.org
In some car accident cases, the liable party is not either driver. In some cases, the liability lies with the manufacturer that put a dangerous...

Legal Value of Videos in a Car Which Capture an Accident/Event

  By HG.org
Individuals who are injured in an automotive accident or another event may benefit from having a video of such accident or event. Such footage...

New Rule Targets Unsafe Trucking Companies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to add a new rule that would make it easier to take unsafe trucks off the...

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

With the growing technology available in new cars, drivers are now able to call, text and even check social media through their dashboard...

Maryland Car Dealer Settles with FTC

One of the nation’s largest used car dealers has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that they failed to...

Busy Maryland Highway Set For Major Safety Improvements

State and local officials have announced plans to spend $152 million to fund needed improvements to a dangerous stretch of Maryland Route 32...

Hours of Service Regulations for Commercial Truck Drivers

  By HG.org
Truck drivers and the companies for whom they work must follow stringent guidelines regarding the hours that they can work. Violating these...

I Was on My Phone at the Time of the Car Accident

  By HG.org
If you were on your phone at the time of a car accident, you may assume that you caused the accident by being distracted. While this is...

Statistics Regarding Traumatic Brain Injuries

  By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries that individuals can sustain in accidents. It is important that they receive a...

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

  By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of personal injury accidents. They may be caused by negligent or intentional actions. They can...

Remote Texter Liability

  By HG.org
As more and more areas crack down on distracted driving, a new theory may hold other individuals partially liable for accidents caused by...

How To Handle a Motorcycle Accident Case in Chicago

The role of discovery in motorcycle accident cases, the importance of expert witnesses, and what happens at trial.

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...

I Was Injured by a Distracted Driver

  By HG.org
Distracted driving is a dangerous activity because it removes a person’s focus while operating a machine that is thousands of pounds. Due to the...

Hit and Run Accidents

Anyone who has ever been involved in a car accident knows that it can be a traumatic, stressful experience, especially when someone is seriously...

Distracted Truck Driving and its Risks

  By HG.org
The dangers of distracted driving are well known and cited. When truck drivers get into wrecks because they are distracted, tragic results may...

Mechanical Failure in Motor Vehicle Accidents

  By HG.org
In some cases, motor vehicle accidents are not caused by an act immediately before the accident, such as speeding or turning in front of...

Hazards of Drowsy Driving

  By HG.org
Drowsy driving has significant impacts on a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Taking this risk means that a drowsy driver may also...

Preserving Evidence after an Accident

  By HG.org
Accidents happen every day. The successful resolution of a case often depends on the actions that the victim takes immediately after the...

Truck Leasing Companies and Negligent Driver Actions

  By HG.org
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2013 report, there were over 3,300 fatal truck accidents for the most recent year...

Toyotal Recalls Over One Million SUVS

Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 1.1 million sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the United States after the auto company was put on notice that...

Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

  By HG.org
Thousands of people die every year in accidents involving semi-trucks. Most often the victims are people in passenger vehicles that are...

How Truck Drivers Must Log Hours

  By HG.org
It is standard practice for a truck driver to get paid by the number of miles he or she logs, a practice that many proponents believe creates an...

How to Recover from a Serious Car Accident Without Bankrupting Yourself

If you’re feeling squeezed by bills stacking up after an auto accident, you should know that it’s not just you. This happens to a lot of people...

Are Traffic Camera Tickets Valid in Colorado?

Traffic camera tickets are increasingly common and leave many wondering what to do about them. They are primarily issued for running red lights...

Common and Not So Common Injuries from a Car Accident

Every car accident is different and has the potential to leave the driver and their passengers with serious injuries. These injuries can lead to...

5 Things to Know About Car Accident Claims

Consulting an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately after an accident can ensure the accident is analyzed appropriately and the injury...

How Do I Get Paid After an Accident? Ohio BWC Claims

Worry less about how you are going to get paid after an accident and contact a workers compensation attorney and receive the compensation you...

Dealing with Injuries Stemming from Distracted Driving

Many see distracted driving as acceptable in today’s society. The rise of cell phones means that people regularly drive while talking, texting,...

What Is My Ohio Diminished Value Claims Potential?

You might be asking how much your diminished value claim is worth. There are a lot of factors that go into how much your claim may be worth, and...

4 Ways Local Police Fight Against Distracted Driving

Your local police wants to you to stop texting and driving among other actions. See ways they can influence safer driving practices in your...

Use Your Smartphone to Your Advantage After an Auto Accident

Your smartphone shouldn’t be anywhere near you when you’re driving your car. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents,...

What Drivers Need to Know About Rear Cross Traffic Alert Systems

Traffic alert systems are on the rise. The benefits and shortcomings of these technologies are being further explored as time goes on.

Social Media and Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

It is second nature in this age of technology to post up-to-the-minute details of almost every facet of our personal lives. We share photos,...

Why You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Massachusetts

Drivers in Massachusetts are required by law to have auto insurance. But it’s not enough to insure oneself. Motorists also need to insure...

Don't Represent Yourself in a Personal Injury Case

In any legal action, individuals have the right to represent themselves in court. But just because they can doesn’t mean they should. The notion...

What is Your Pain Worth?

Before settling your claim, it is important that you investigate a fair and accurate value for your damages.

Obtaining Free Medical Evidence in a Personal Injury Claim in Western Australia

People who were injured at work, in a motor vehicle accident, or in other ways often financially disadvantaged and cannot afford to pay doctors...

Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars After Hackers Show They Can Take Control of Jeeps

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has issued a recall of 1.4 million vehicles that may be vulnerable to hacking, after security researchers...

How Long Do You Have to File a Lawsuit After a Car Accident in Illinois?

When determining whether to hire an attorney after a car accident has occurred, these considerations are important to keep in mind.

2016 Sees New Laws for Illinois Drivers

Driving in Illinois is changing in 2016. Make sure you are up to date on the new laws and how they affect your commute.

Illinois House Votes to Eliminate Red Light Cameras, But Not in Chicago

On April 22, the Illinois House passed a measure that would eliminate red light cameras in about 35 communities, but not in Chicago.

What Makes A Good Diminished Value Claim

Don't question whether or not you have a good diminished value claim; get in touch with an attorney.

Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Injury

  By HG.org
At times, new accidents may affect pre-existing wounds or damage done to the body from other accidents. The new injuries may cause previous ones...

Changes Ahead for Accident Benefits Dispute Resolution in Ontario

If you have ever had to dispute a decision related to accident benefits under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), you probably...

Insurance Companies Work Hard To Not Pay Diminished Value Claims

Don't let insurance companies fool you, contact an Ohio diminished value attorney if uncertain about your vehicle damages.

Whom to Sue When There is Nobody Behind the Wheel

The march of the so-called autonomous vehicles is on, in case you haven’t noticed. It started with driver adaptive functions that help control...

Florida Highway Patrol Launches a Week-Long Awareness Campaign “Hit and Run, Bad to Worse”

In 2015, there were over 92,000 hit and run traffic crashes in the State of Florida resulting in over 19,000 injuries and 186 fatalities. The...

California Self-Driving Car Accident Robotics Lawyers

In March 2016, the arrival of self-driving cars, robotics and artificial intelligence systems took a major step forward with automatic breaking...

How to Get Out of a Traffic Violation Without a Ticket in Ontario

Driving safely is more of a responsibility to society than a simple prudence practice. However, when you do have a run-in with traffic...

5 Things You Should Do to Maximize Your Recovery in Your Car Accident Case

There are some simple steps that people injured in a car accident can take to help maximize their recovery. Here we discuss some of the most...

Stopping Distances for Commercial Vehicles

  By HG.org
Due to the potential for serious damage, the trucking industry is highly regulated. Truck drivers must follow a complete set of rules regarding...

Exceptions to Limited Tort in Pennsylvania Automotive Accident Cases

  By HG.org
Pennsylvania offers a number of different insurance options in addition to the mandated personal injury protection requirement. Limited tort...

Do I Have a Case in Arkansas Even if I Wasn’t Wearing My Seat Belt When I Was Injured?

Even if you were not wearing your seat belt when you were hit by a negligent driver, you may still be entitled to recovery for your injuries...

Will My Pre-Existing Condition Prevent Me From Getting What I Deserve From the Insurance Company in Arkansas?

In Arkansas personal injury cases, pre-existing conditions do not always prevent you from recovering from the person who caused your injury.

What You Should Know About Semi-Truck Wreck Cases

An 18-Wheeler Against a Car, Pickup, SUV, Motorcycle, or Minivan is Not a Fair Fight. You know that, but sometimes truck drivers act like they...

How Is a Car Accident Handled Differently in a Fault vs. No Fault State?

  By HG.org
Car accidents happen every day. As such, states have developed their own sets of laws to handle car accident claims. How a claim is handled...

Storage, Bailment, Warehouse Lien Foreclosure and Logistics Issues Under the UCC

The heart of the bailment relationship which results when a logistics customer transfers property to a warehouse for storage is the warehouse...

What Attorneys Need to Know To Draft Third Party Logistics (TPL) Contracts

Third party logistics (TPL and 3PL) contracts are some of the most complicated agreements an attorney can draft. For the manufacturer entering...

Uber’s $1 Million Insurance Plan: What You Need to Know After an Uber Crash

  By HG.org
Who pays when you are injured in an Uber accident? An attorney explains compensation for drivers, passengers and third parties.

Injured in a Car Crash, Where Do I File Suit? Indiana Venue Laws

If you are injured in an accident and want to file suit against the negligent party you will need to know where your claim should be filed....

Where Can I Turn if my Rights have been Violated during a Traffic Stop?

Protecting your rights while cooperating with police can feel like walking a tightrope—one wrong move and you plunge to your doom. You should...

Your IV Amendment Rights During a Traffic Stop

With the increasingly widespread availability and ownership of personal recording devices such as dash cams, there seems to be a corresponding...

A New Year and New Driving Rules in Ontario

Further to the Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act, there are certain regulations that came into effect as of January 1, 2016. These rules apply to...

Stop Sabotaging Your Settlement with One Simple Step

Car accidents that cause neck and back injuries happen every day. When you're the person in the wrong place at the wronge time, it can be a...

Lawsuits Pending after Volkswagen Officials Cheat EPA Emissions Tests

For years, the American public has bought Volkswagens in large part due to their excellent fuel efficiency, low emissions, and environmental...

General Damages for Pain and Suffering: What is the Maximum You Can be Awarded in Canada?

If you are badly injured, you may wish to file a lawsuit with the goal of getting financial compensation for your pain, suffering and other...

Can a Pedestrian in Ontario be Liable for being Injured in an Auto Accident?

Did you know that in our province in 2013, more than 4000 pedestrians were injured in road accidents? Tragically, 91 of those pedestrians lost...

Whose Insurance Pays after a Texas Car Accident?

If you are in a car accident in Texas, the degree of fault plays an important role in determining whose insurance pays for your damages. If you...

How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

  By HG.org
Determining which party is at fault for an accident is a critical step in the process of filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit....

Former EPA Official: VW Plea Of Ignorance Over Dieselgate Emissions Scandal "Doesn't Pass The Laugh Test"

A former EPA official says that Volkswagen’s claims that executives at the company were unaware of the emissions cheating that led to the...

Can Injured Passengers Sue?

  By HG.org
When a person is injured while a passenger in a vehicle, he or she may be entitled to monetary compensation for the damages that he or she...

How is Contributory and Comparative Negligence Handled in a Car Accident Case?

  By HG.org
The legal terms of contributory negligence or comparative negligence can have a significant impact on the victim’s ability to recover for an...

Have You Been Injured by Your Car’s Airbag?

Learn what the common injuries that come from malfunctioning airbags from Takata.

Motorcycle Accident Brain Injuries

Learn about the effects of a motorcycle brain injury and tips on how to avoid injury from a motorcycle accident.

Will a Dashboard Camera Help my Car Accident Claim?

Learn what benefits there are for having a personal dash cam in your car during a car accident.


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