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

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

How Your Cell Phone Can Be Your Worst Enemy

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

Important Documents for Accident Victims to Prove their Case

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

Why Cars Crash

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

Texting While Driving

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

Road Rage and Legal Consequences

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

Late Night Automotive Accidents

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

New Auto Defect Whistleblower Proposal Receives Early Support

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

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

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

Proving Car Accident Claim's Past Medical Expenses

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

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

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

Liability with Dram Shop

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

Prom Season and Dram Shop Liability

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

Cartel Office Ensures Greater Competition in Rail Sector in Germany

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

Texting Potentially Worse than DUI

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

New Motorist Threat: Drugged Drivers

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

DUI in the Day is Increasing

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

Data for DUI

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

Dangers of Teen Drinking

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

Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Cases

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

Prevent Social Media from Damaging an Auto Accident Injury Case

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

Self-Driving Cars and Liability

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

Death by Auto

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

Hit and Run Personal Injury Claims

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

Handling Hit and Run Accidents

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

Drug and Alcohol Risks for Underage Youths

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

Importance of Filing Tort Claims Act Notice in New Jersey

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

Amtrak Sued Following Fatal Accident

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

Social Media Can Harm a Personal Injury Case

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

Whiplash Injuries after a Car Accident

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

Jeep that Killed Actor Was Recalled

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

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 - DUI Refusal

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Atlanta Municipal Court – Georgia’s Busiest Municipal Court – Atlanta Traffic Court

No criminal court in Georgia processes more traffic ticket cases than the Atlanta Municipal Court. Atlanta DUI lawyer William C. Head explains...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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.”...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.


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