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explaining the different aspects of Motor Vehicles.


The High Cost of Distracted Driving in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania alone, distracted driving and cell phone use resulted in thousands of injuries and more than 200 fatalities last year.

How to Stop Your Georgia Drivers' License from Getting Suspended

Arrested for DUI? Is your license suspended? Your suspended license MUST be appealed. Georgia requires any Georgia DDS appeal to be filed within...

Maryland Passes Landmark Safety Law

With the recent approval of Maryland’s car safety disclosure laws, car manufacturers will no longer be permitted to punish dealers for sharing...

Jeep Recall After Actor Death Of an Actor

Star Trek actor, Anton Yelchin, was fatally injured on June 19,2016 when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards and pinned him against a...

Dealing with Insurance Companies after a Car Accident

  By HG.org
Insurance companies play an important role in the aftermath of a car accident. In some cases, the accident victim must make a claim against his...

How Video Surveillance Is Used in Personal Injury Cases

  By HG.org
In today’s world of smart phones and instant access to information through various video formats, it is easier than ever to record someone...

Summer Driving Accidents

  By HG.org
When summer approaches, air travel and road transportation increase to a great degree. Due to the volume of vehicles on the road, accident...

Construction Zone Auto Accidents

  By HG.org
Highways, expressways and major traffic areas are often undergoing construction. Some states have roads constantly being repaired while other...

Railroad Intersection Dangers

  By HG.org
The dangers of crossing railroad tracks is a very real threat for some individuals. Pedestrians and vehicles sometimes wander into the railroad...

Lack of Safety of Crude Oil Trains

  By HG.org
Crude oil trains are responsible for transporting this important resource across the country. Given the flammable nature of the product and the...

Pedestrian Liability in Vehicular Accidents

Accidents between a pedestrian and a car can be some of the most dangerous kinds of vehicular incidents in terms of the possibility for serious...

Special Issues with Facial Injuries

Facial injuries can be devastating and traumatic. In the personal injury context, they are different from other types of injuries; the very...

Medical Records and Insurance Companies after a Car Accident

After suffering injuries in a car accident, a person may seek compensation or coverage for the medical bills related to these injuries, either...

How to Beat a DUI

These eleven tips would be good to share with anyone who occasionally has a drink and later drives a vehicle of any type.

97 Reasons to Fight a DUI charge; DUI Penalties; DUI Consequences; and Pleading Guilty = 100% Chance of Losing

For the past 30 years, an average of 1.5 million American drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or DUI drugs. In...

A DUI arrest in Georgia’s Busiest Municipal Court – Atlanta Municipal Court – DUI Lawyer Atlanta

No criminal court in Georgia processes more driving under the influence cases than the Atlanta Municipal Court. Atlanta DUI lawyer explains how...

Keeping Children Safe in Motor Vehicles

  By HG.org
The safety of children is paramount when traveling in any vehicle. The number one reason children under eighteen lose their lives is due to...

Importance of Correcting Recalled Automobiles

  By HG.org
Entire vehicles and specific auto parts are recalled often due to defects. Some sources state vehicle recalls happen almost every single day....

Safety of ATVs and Electric Cars

  By HG.org
American vehicle purchases tend to sway back and forth between large vehicles to compact vehicles. Consumers are also fascinated with using ATVs...

2015 Car Accident Statistics

  By HG.org
Automotive crashes continue to be one of the main reasons for American deaths. After seeing a decline in traffic fatalities for many years, 2015...

Who Is Responsible for Underage Drinking?

  By HG.org
Many teens and young adults report drinking even when they have not reached the legal age limit of 21. If a teen consumes alcohol and then...

How Insurance Companies Value Accident Injury Claims in California

  By Kaass Law
Insurance company may use Colossus to determine how much to pay you for your personal injury claims. What type of information do insurance...

Legal Liability for Train Derailment

  By HG.org
Trains tend to carry many people when transporting individuals to destinations. Though accidents are not very common, a derailment may occur for...

How Are Claims Affected When They Involve Multiple Vehicles?

  By HG.org
Accidents involving multiple vehicles happen each day in various states, and it only takes a moment to cause irreparable damage. Numerous...

Do I Need a Lawyer if the Car Accident was Minor?

  By HG.org
Many may ask themselves if a lawyer is necessary after any type of collision. When injuries and damages are minor, individuals may avoid seeking...

Legal Steps to Take After a Public Transit Accident

  By HG.org
Many forms of public transport are used each day in various cities around the world. They allow faster travel and easier convenience than cars...

Dangerous Transportation Hazards

  By HG.org
Every day, people are subjected to certain hazards while commuting to and from home, work, school and other locations. These hazards exist on...

Risks of Handling Your Own Car Accident Claim

  By HG.org
Every year, more than 2 million individuals are injured in automotive accidents. Some of these individuals choose to handle their car accident...

Characteristics of Drivers More Likely to Get in Car Accidents

  By HG.org
Many accidents occur through defects, negligence and accidental circumstances. While this holds true with most collisions or crashes, there are...

When Road Hazards Are to Blame for Car Accidents

  By HG.org
Many accidents involving vehicles are the fault of a driver or specific factors dealing with passengers, behavior, other drivers or conditions...

Common Causes of Automotive Accidents

  By HG.org
Car accidents have been one of the leading causes of death during the last decade. Though the number of deaths has varied each year, the number...

How Does Subrogation Impact Car Accident Claims

  By HG.org
Subrogation is the replacement of a person or group of people by another in respect of a duty or coverage claim, supplemented by the allocation...

Samsung's Efforts To Reduce Crashes

In an effort to prevent truck accidents by increasing visibility, Samsung has developed a “safety truck” that has a wireless camera mounted on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.”...

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,...

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...

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....

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.


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