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Motorcycle Accidents - Crazy Fault Issues

  January 29, 2013     By Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
Have you been in a motorcycle accident that you feel was not your fault yet the offenders insurance company is saying it is?

Illinois Passes New Law Allowing Temporary Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

  January 28, 2013     By Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan
Yesterday, Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 957 into law, a bill that would allow approximately 250,000 undocumented immigrants to get temporary driver's licenses (TVDL's).

Risks of Auto Accident with Senior Citizen Drivers

  January 24, 2013     By The Miley Legal Group
Senior citizen drivers may be at higher risk of an auto accident than middle-aged or younger drivers. Certain factors may increase risk of a crash with a senior. Contact a Clarksburg attorney if injured by a senior driver in West Virginia.

Raleigh Car Crashes and Kelley Blue Book Values

  January 24, 2013     By Brent Adams & Associates
Car crashes that result in the total loss of a vehicle will receive a fair market value in Raleigh. To determine what your car is worth, consult the Kelley blue book.

12-Year-Old Daughter of Senator Marco Rubio Injured in Traffic Accident

  January 21, 2013     By Shiner Law Group
One of Senator Marco Rubio’s four children, 12-year-old Amanda Rubio, was recently injured in a traffic accident in Miami, according to news reports. At the time, Senator Rubio was campaigning with Governor Rubio in Kissimmee, but immediately left to join his family at Miami Children’s Hospital where the child was airlifted following the accident.

Major Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

  January 20, 2013     By Baumgartner Law Firm
Approximately 5000 people die in semi truck accidents each year in the United States. Most of those victims were in passenger cars and pickup trucks which were struck by a big rig. This article discusses the three major causes of semi truck accidents.

Automobile Congestion and Accident Risks

  January 17, 2013     By Fisher & Talwar
Auto related accidents involving serious to fatal injuries happen every day in and around Los Angeles. The most common cause of auto accidents, no matter where they occur, is operator error. Whether they’re overcompensating for road conditions or simply not paying attention to the road, vehicle operators improperly operating their vehicles is among the biggest causes of auto related accidents.

The Sobering Statistics of Commercial Truck Accidents

  January 15, 2013     By Law Office of James M. Hoffmann
The average weight of a passenger vehicle is 3,000 pounds and is simply no match for such large trucks. The statistics support this. Over 86% of those killed in large truck accidents are passengers in smaller vehicles.

Massachusetts Statutes of Limitation and Repose

  January 14, 2013     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
Medical malpractice lawsuits often involve difficult questions of proof, i.e. proving a doctor’s error or mistake caused injury. To compound matter, there are circumstances where the medical malpractice is not immediately known.

What to do after a hit and run accident

  January 11, 2013     By The Franklin Law Firm, L.L.P.
Being involved in any type of accident can be jarring and frightening, especially when the other motorist speeds away and you are left alone with your injuries. If you are ever the victim of a hit and run accident, there are steps you can take to make handling a claim easier and more beneficial. You can get compensation for your injuries, even if you don't know who hit you.

Most Motorists Worried about Erratic Motorists on Roads

  January 10, 2013     By Glusing & Muher, LLC
A recent study by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers found that the number one concern for most American drivers is the presence of erratic or careless drivers.

Do I Have A Personal Injury Motorcycle Accident Case?

  January 7, 2013     By Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
We get calls all the time from motorcyclists who want to know if they have a case? Sometimes the rider almost didn't pursue what turned out to be a great case and on others the case or potential for a case is not what the rider thinks it is. Do you have a case?

The Importance of Safety Ratings of Cars

  January 5, 2013     By Baumgartner Law Firm
For many people, appearance as well as performance has always been the first criteria for buying a new car. But do you know that the safety of the car is also extremely important? Just as this is a very important factor in buying a new car, it is also very important when buying a used car as well.

How the Consumer Product Safety Commission Keeps Us Safe

  January 4, 2013     By Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C.
The CPSC is an independent federal regulatory agency whose mission is to keep American consumers safe. The agency issues standards for products and safety recalls for products demonstrated to create risks to users and consumers.

New York’s Wrongful Death Statute Needs Changing

  January 4, 2013     By Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C.
According to some legal experts, the New York wrongful death law has not changed much since 1847, when it was first enacted, and reflects 19th-century values.

What Can You do if Your License is Suspended – Can I Get a License From Another State?

What can you do if your Pennsylvania driver’s license is suspended?

Alabama Enacts New System to Reduce Uninsured Motorists on Roadway

  January 2, 2013     By Drake Law Firm
This article provides insight into the problem of uninsured motorists in Alabama; the article also discusses the new insurance verification process adopted by the state in its attempt to reduce the number of uninsured motorists on Alabama's roadways.

Treacherous Driving Conditions and Auto Accidents in Western Pennsylvania

  December 28, 2012     By Joyce & Bittner
Interstate 79 and Interstate 80 Multi-Car Accidents and Pile-Up

Treacherous Driving Conditions and Auto Accidents in Western Pennsylvania

  December 28, 2012     By Joyce & Bittner
Interstate 79 and Interstate 80 Multi-Car Accidents and Pile-Up

An Alarming Look Back At Fatal New York Traffic Accidents In 2012

  December 20, 2012     By Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick
As 2012 draws to a close, it’s natural to wonder what 2013 will bring to New York City traffic safety.

Driving While Texting

On March 8th, 2012 Pennsylvania will join 35 other states with a statewide traffic law banning texting while driving. Under Senate Bill 314, text messaging while behind the wheel will be subject to primary enforcement, which allows law officers to stop and cite offenders for that reason alone and will carry fines of $50. The new traffic law does NOT ban talking on handheld phones while driving.

NHTSA: 2011 U.S. Traffic Fatalities Down by 1.9%

  December 11, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
In its recent press statement posted last December 10, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a new data analysis on the occurrences of highway traffic deaths and injuries in the country.

Dangers Los Angeles Drivers Face during the Night

  December 11, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
Road accidents happen at any given time of the day. Contrary to popular belief, traffic accidents are more likely to happen during night time.

Holiday DUI Checkpoints

  December 11, 2012     By Galanter Law
Being charged with a DUI in South Florida has very serious repercussions. It is important to find a DUI defense attorney that will do everything in their power to ensure that a DUI conviction does not haunt you for the rest of your life. The best DUI defense attorneys in South Florida are often able to get a DUI charge expunged, leaving you with a license and a clean record to police and employers.

Train Accidents and Injuries

  December 10, 2012     By The Law Office of D.J. Banovitz
Speaking with a personal injury attorney in Denver is crucial if a train accident leads to injuries. A lawyer may help determine if negligence was the cause of the incident, which may lead to compensation.

The Importance of Seatbelts

  December 5, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
Seatbelts are a great help in ensuring that one is safe from accidents. This restraint system has been offered in various vehicles since the 1950s.

Why Oregon Truck Accident Injury Claims Are So Complicated

  December 5, 2012     By Shulman DuBois LLC
Let's face it - auto injury claims are annoying and time-consuming. But, if you've been in an accident with a truck, the claim is even MORE complicated. So, make sure you understand the difference and how to present evidence to ensure a successful claim on your behalf.

Street Racing and Assault with Deadly Weapon (the Car) Conviction Upheld

  December 4, 2012     By Greg Hill & Associates
Two witnesses at different locations observed his van going at about sixty miles per hour as it approached Estelle Avenue.

“Duty of Driver, etc. of Motor Vehicle if Accident Occurs” in Victoria

  December 4, 2012     By Doogue O'Brien George
Got into a car accident? If you were driving a motor vehicle in Victoria when the accident occurred, you could be charged with “Duty of Driver, etc. of Motor Vehicle if Accident Occurs”. Find out the possible legal consequences and the best way to deal with this charge.

Addison Traffic Warrant Roundup Lawyer

  November 29, 2012     By Jack Byno, Attorney at Law
City of Addison, Texas Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Careless Driving in Victoria - Australia

  November 29, 2012     By Doogue O'Brien George
When can you be found guilty of careless driving? If you’re in Victoria, this article can help you prepare to face the Court on carelessly driving charges. Learn the legal aspects surrounding the offence of Careless Driving.

Bankruptcy and Your Personal Injury Claim

  November 28, 2012     By Shulman DuBois LLC
If you are filing bankruptcy and have a personal injury claim, you need to know what this means for your case.

Feds Investigate Unsafe Honda Motorcycles & ATVs

  November 26, 2012     By Law Office of John J. Sheehan
Federal agencies are investigating allegations that the largest Honda dealer in the country intentionally and knowingly sold unsafe motorcycles, dirt bikes, and all terrain vehicles to the public.

Teens Driving Teens Equals Recipe for Accidents

  November 26, 2012     By Meinhart, Smith, & Manning, PLLC
Kentucky transportation officials have found that teenagers are much more likely to be involved in a car accident while they are driving with another teenager.

New Law Provides for Quicker Resolution of Alabama Personal Injury Claims

  November 26, 2012     By Drake Law Firm
This article discusses a new law in Alabama allowing parties to hire a private judge to preside over certain cases, including non-jury personal injury claims. In addition to providing details of the new law, this article also identifies the benefits that a personal injury claimant may reap from utilizing the new private judge system.

Sobering DUI Car Accident Statistics in West Virginia

  November 17, 2012     By The Miley Legal Group
If you’ve been in a wreck, you may need a personal injury lawyer in Clarksburg to help with your car accident claim. If the at-fault driver is found guilty of DUI, your case can be impacted in a big way. Consider these West Virginia statistics for drunk driving accidents.

Automatic On-Board Recording Devices

  November 17, 2012     By Law Offices of Shane Smith
A truck accident lawyer in Peachtree City can analyze on-board truck recording devices in order to collect evidence for your personal injury claim. A lawyer may be helpful when collecting evidence for a claim.

Possible Causes of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

  November 16, 2012     By The Law Office of D.J. Banovitz
Accident attorneys in Colorado help motorcyclists’ family members file wrongful death claims when a tragic motorcycle accident occurs. Fatal motorcycle accidents may be the result of various causes.

License Plate Decals May Limit Teen Driver Car Accidents

  November 12, 2012     By Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C. - Personal Injury
A study of Kyleigh's Law’s effectiveness at curbing teen driver crashes by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently revealed surprising results: the decals are working.

Head-On-Collisions - The Most Dangerous Type of Car Accident

  November 9, 2012     By The Clark Law Office
A brief article regarding the dangers of head-on-collisions and how to deal with injuries sustained afterwards.

Driver Distraction Leads to Serious Injury or Death

  November 9, 2012     By The Clark Law Office
An overview into the impact that distracted drivers have in the State of Michigan and various ways that it can avoided.

Eight Things You Should Know about Pursuing an Injury Claim

  November 9, 2012     By Law Offices of Gary E. Rosenberg, PC
Eight important things that you should know when you're pursuing an injury claim.

Known Perils of Teenage Driving

  November 8, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
Teenage drivers are always at risk of getting involved in a car accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2009 alone, at least 3,000 teenagers were killed and about 350,000 were injured as a result of traffic mishaps.

You Don’t Have to Pay Traffic Tickets in Fort Lauderdale

  November 6, 2012     By Galanter Law
If you have received a traffic ticket in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, or Miami Dade County, do not pay it. If you pay the ticket you will get points that will stay on your record for a long time. Your insurance rates will go up. Your driving privilege will be put in jeopardy. So don’t pay your traffic ticket. Want to avoid getting points for a traffic ticket in Fort Lauderdale?

North Carolina Expands "Move Over" Law

  November 5, 2012     By King Law Offices
Perhaps the biggest change to motorist in North Carolina was the recent addition to the law commonly known as the “Move Over” law, requiring drivers to move over and slow down to the lane furthest from emergency vehicles. As of October 1, 2012, that law has dramatically expanded.

The Dangers of Wrong-Way Crashes: News From Your Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyer

  November 2, 2012     By Shiner Law Group
A recent pre-dawn fiery crash that sent three women to the hospital, one with serious injuries, is a stark reminder of the dangers of wrong-way crashes. While wrong-way crashes constitute a small percentage of Florida’s total car accidents, this type of collision often results in serious injuries to all parties involved, as your Boca Raton car accident lawyer can attest.

Who are Considered “Monster” Drivers?

  October 31, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
At some point in their lives, drivers and passengers alike would encounter irresponsible drivers. With them present on the road, they transform the roads into obstacle courses that other motorists try to avoid. Like monsters in horror tales, they endanger lives and property with their reckless behavior behind the wheel.

Worst Mistake You can Make With a Personal Injury Case

  October 30, 2012     By Shulman DuBois LLC
After a car accident, a lot of people are worried about their car - but shouldn't they be more worried about their health? Yes! And this doesn't mean worried about medical bills. Not getting timely and thorough medical treatment after an accident is the #1 mistake accident victims make for their personal injury cases.

Closed Head Injury Cases

  October 30, 2012     By Baumgartner Law Firm
Trauma to the head and related brain injury can be devastating to the victim and a challenge for the personal injury attorney as well. This article addresses common causes of closed head injuries, diagnosis, treatment and issues facing the personal injury attorney in presenting the case. Closed head injury cases are sometimes difficult for a personal injury attorney to explain to a jury.

What to Do if You Are in an Auto Accident

  October 29, 2012     By Law Offices of R. F. Wittmeyer, Ltd
While traffic accidents are not what people dream of getting into, unfortunately they still occur. Because accidents happen to drivers of all ages and experience levels, it is important for all motor vehicle operators to know what to do in case they are involved in an accident. Below are some steps a driver should take if they are involved in a motor vehicle accident.

How Often is Road Rage a Factor in Houston Accidents?

  October 25, 2012     By VB Attorneys
Over the last five years, hundreds of people have been killed in auto accidents caused by angry motorists in Texas. According to a study by the Department Of Transportation, more than 900 motor vehicle accidents over the past five years were linked to enraged drivers. Those accidents ranged from minor fender benders that did not result in major damage, to fatal accidents.

First PIP Lawsuit Filed in Florida and More Litigation May Be Coming

  October 25, 2012     By David Glatthorn Law
David Glatthorn discusses the repercussions of the new Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage laws and what they will mean for Florida drivers and the professionals who treat their injuries. A group of chiropractors, massage therapists and acupuncturists have filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida regarding the new Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage laws that were passed by state lawmakers this spring.

Making an Uninsured Motorist Claim in Pennsylvania after a Car Accident

  October 24, 2012     By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
Uninsured Motorist Benefits are coverage for bodily injury or damages after you were hit by another driver who either had no insurance or who left the scene and who remains unknown. Uninsured Motorist coverage is an important thing to have on your car insurance. It protects you and your family against other drivers at fault who either: (1) have no insurance or (2) flee the scene and remain unknown.

What to do When You are Pulled Over by the Police for a Traffic Stop

  October 24, 2012     By Galanter Law
Follow these seven tips from a Miami traffic attorney if you are ever pulled over for a traffic stop. 1) Pull over at a safe location: If a police officer indicates for you to pull over, put on your turn signal to drive to the nearest, safe location and pull over. If possible, pull over as far to the right as you can, so that when the officer approaches your driver’s side window he will not have to worry about being hit by cars in the right lane.

Death by Product

  October 24, 2012     By Lewis, Feldman, Lehane & McAtee, LLC
Product liability comes into play when a person is injured or killed as a result of a defect in a product, they have a product liability claim against the manufacturer. Such claims differ in various states. This articles explains the process of filing such a claim in Alabama. You've heard of product liability cases, but what does that actually mean?

Why Evidence in a Multi-Car Accident is Crucial

  October 24, 2012     By The Miley Legal Group
If you've been in a car accident an injury attorney in Clarksburg can assist in gathering evidence. In a multi-car crash, you’ll need it so that fault is assigned fairly. If you’ve been in a multi-car crash and need to file a claim, an injury attorney in Clarksburg can discuss with you the importance of evidence. Determining who is at fault for a car accident involving two vehicles can be tough.

Driverless Cars Slowly Becoming a Reality

  October 22, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
Automobiles and other related means of transportation have significantly changed the way of land travel. Before, people relied on trains to get from point A to point B. With certain innovations such as roadways, motoring has experienced drastic changes. Over the 19th and 20th centuries, automobiles have become an integral part of life, as modernity slowly crept its way through society over these time periods.

Seat Belt Safety in Texas

  October 18, 2012     By Baumgartner Law Firm
Texas not only requires seat belt use, it requires drivers to ensure their children passengers are adequately protected. There is no doubt that seatbelts prevent injuries and save lives. Overall, seat belt use in the United States has increased each year over the past several years. Studies have shown that seatbelts are the most important safety feature we have to prevent serious injury car accidents.

Alabama Auto Accident Law Shields Defendant’s Auto Insurance from Trial

  October 18, 2012     By Drake Law Firm
This article identifies a major concern in jury trials regarding Alabama auto accident claims. Under Alabama law, a defendant's auto liability insurance is inadmissible at trial. Ironically, a defendant may introduce evidence that a plaintiff had health insurance that offset his or her medical expenses. This article explains the practical ramifications that plaintiffs face when a defendant's insurance coverage is shielded from the jury.

Underage DUI Law in Florida

  October 17, 2012     By Galanter Law
A recent study shows that in Florida, an estimated 83 traffic fatalities and 3,345 non-fatal traffic injuries were attributed to driving after underage drinking. One way the state is trying to combat the devastating traffic, health, and social problems associated with underage drinking is through its zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking.

The Facts About Distracted Driving

  October 17, 2012     By Baumgartner Law Firm
The scope of the distracted driving dilemma is only recently becoming clear. Truthfully, the biggest change in the last few years has been the “smart phone” which has Internet access and allows checking e-mail, surfing the web and sending text messages at will.

Five Differences Between DUI and BUI in Florida

  October 16, 2012     By Galanter Law
Learn about the differences between a DUI and a BUI in the State of Florida from a Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer. - The Operator - Unlike a motor vehicle, a boat can be operated without a driver. When it comes to DUI (driving under the influence), it’s easy to tell who is driving or operating the motor vehicle—the person behind the wheel. However, when it comes to BUI (boating under the influence), it can be a little more difficult to determine who is operating the boat.

Prevention of Highway Construction Worker Deaths

  October 15, 2012     By Solnick & Levin LLC
A large number of construction workers are killed every year while they are working construction in high traffic areas or fixing roads. Exponentially more workers are injured while doing the same work. These risks can be mitigated through awareness efforts by both employers and especially motorists.

NHTSA Reports Rise in Traffic Accident Fatalities

  October 15, 2012     By Meinhart, Smith, & Manning, PLLC
A new report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is stating that fatalities due to traffic accidents have been increasing during the first part of 2012. This increase is possibly the largest increase in traffic fatalities on record since reports were first kept track of in 1975. Federal transportation agencies must begin asking themselves whether the past few years of declines in traffic fatalities are a thing of the past.

Foreigners, Personal Injury Law and Compensation in Jamaica - Understanding Your Case

  October 13, 2012     By Banjoko McGlashan Wieslaw
Compensation for personal injury in Jamaica is based on awards being made for special and general damages. In the case of general damages, the amount of compensation is based on local precedents, which are lower than those in high cost countries. Thus, a foreigner who lives in a high cost jurisdiction will get less monetary damages. Special damages are awarded as proved. In sum, foreigners from high cost jurisdictions are at a disadvantage in the amount general damages that they may receive.

Specific Missouri Laws That Apply to Cyclists and Bicycle Accidents

  October 12, 2012     By The Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch
While the general motor vehicle laws apply in car accidents, there are additional Missouri statutes that may apply if the accident involves a cyclist or bicycle. The following is a list of the Missouri state statutes relevant to cyclists. 300.347. Riding bicycle on sidewalks, limitations – motorized bicycles prohibited.

Test Your Knowledge of Missouri Bicycle Laws

  October 12, 2012     By The Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch
As a Missouri expert in bicycle law, here are the top five misconceptions about the law as it relates to cyclists. How many did you get right?

Top Ten Things to Do If you are In a Bicycle Accident

  October 12, 2012     By The Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch
Here is a checklist to follow if you are hit while riding your bicycle and are still able to function: 1. Get out of the road to avoid being hit a second time; however, if possible, take pictures (or have someone else take pictures) before the bike or car are moved.

Drinking on the Move in Wentzville: Thoughts on Open Containers in Vehicles

  October 12, 2012     By The Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch
Missouri's pro-alcohol reputation, supported by a strong alcohol industry lobby, continues to grow based on a recent decision by the Board of Alderman in Wentzville, Missouri. Despite efforts to tighten DUI/DWI laws, Missouri municipalities are having a tough time finding support.

Supreme Court of Missouri Nominees Announced

  October 12, 2012     By The Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch
We will have a new Supreme Court Justice in the State of Missouri come this December. The Honorable Richard B. Teitelman, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri and chairman of the Appellate Judicial Commission, announced that the commission selected its panel of nominees to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Missouri.

Few Traffic Accidents are Investigated in New York City

  October 10, 2012     By Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C.
New York Police Department seldom investigates motor vehicle accidents. The New York City Police Department has become the object of criticism for its failure to investigate traffic accidents. Injured victims are unlikely to obtain answers from law enforcement, whether the accident involved motor vehicles, pedestrians or bicycles. The state of New York recently reported that city police investigated just 2 percent of all nonfatal traffic accidents.

NYC Traffic Deaths Spike For Motorists, Cyclists And Pedestrians

  October 10, 2012     By Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick
A recent Mayor's Management Report revealed a 23 percent increase in New York City traffic fatalities. The September 2012 Mayor's Management Report revealed a 23 percent increase in New York City traffic fatalities. That number - which includes deaths involving automobiles, bicycles and walkers - is particularly discouraging because it halts a trend of improved safety beginning in 2007.

Car Accident Law - What to do if You Are in a Car Accident

  October 9, 2012     By Law Office of James M. Hoffmann
Unfortunately, at some point in our lives, we will probably be involved in a car accident. Even if you do not get injured in the accident there are certain things you should do and not do. Consult with a Car Accident Lawyer if you are unsure of how to proceed.

Truck Companies’ Right to Destroy Records

  October 8, 2012     By The Miley Legal Group
Although the statute of limitations in West Virginia allows you two years to file a claim, call a lawyer right away because trucking records – a potential main source of accident evidence – may be destroyed by the trucking company after a certain period of time. Waiting too long may result in the loss of evidence, which could impact your claim.

Possible Injuries Suffered in a Pedestrian Accident

  October 8, 2012     By Law Offices of Shane Smith
Pedestrian Accident Injuries - When a pedestrian is struck, he or she may suffer various injuries, which can be serious. Even when a vehicle is simply pulling out of a driveway or parking lot, the impact of hitting a walker can be significant. Of course, the potential to sustain severe, disabling or life-threatening injuries is increased if the vehicle is traveling at a higher rate of speed.

Road and Equipment Defects

  October 5, 2012     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
Bicycle and motorcycle accidents can be caused by factors beyond your control. If your bicycle or motorcycle accident-related injury was caused by a road or equipment defect, a Rhode Island motorcycle lawyer or Rhode Island bike lawyer will take different measures to help you seek compensation for your injuries.

Will Positive Train Control Save Lives?

  October 5, 2012     By Fisher & Talwar
After the horrific train accident of 2008 in Chatsworth, CA, Congress passed an act that would require all passenger trains to be outfitted with the Positive Train Control system (PTC) by 2015. The city of Los Angeles on the other hand has taken further initiative to make that requirement come true much earlier.

Avoid Bodily Injuries by Staying Current on Auto Recalls

  October 4, 2012     By Fisher & Talwar
There’s been quite a few auto recalls recently in the news. From defective GM fuel pumps to potentially fire-hazardous power steering cords – you name it. Just recently Honda recalled 600,000 vehicles for a faulty power steering hose that has the potential of causing a fire with its leaking steering hose. To add to the list, Honda is recalling 820,000 Civic sedans to expand an earlier recall this year for a faulty headlight wiring system.

Los Angeles County Traffic Accident Statistics

  October 2, 2012     By Fisher & Talwar
Every time a driver gets behind the wheel they are at risk for experiencing an accident. A car accident can affect people’s lives in several different ways. First of all, traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths and injuries throughout the United States.

Survival Damages in Texas

  October 1, 2012     By Baumgartner Law Firm - Texas Truck Accident
Survival damages in Texas are brought by the estate seeking damages that would have accrued to the decedent because of the accident and prior to his death. Often accompanying a Texas wrongful death lawsuit are pleadings relating to survival damages. Such a pleading, is appropriate when there was a question about the conscious pain and suffering or there were medical expenses and of course the funeral expenses of the family.

Feds Launch Large Scale Testing of V-2-V Accident Prevention Technologies

  September 28, 2012     By Meinhart, Smith, & Manning, PLLC
The Department of Transportation has announced plans to start testings vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure technologies in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The vehicle to vehicle technology will be tested in hopes that the cars internal computers will communicate with each other to reduce risks of accidents and traffic.

New Black Box Recorder Standards Could Help Aid Auto Accident Investigations

  September 28, 2012     By Meinhart, Smith, & Manning, PLLC
New federal standards have been put in place to require automobiles to come equipped with data collection devices. As of right now there is no standard that requires cars to collect data. The event data recorders are typically compared to the black box recorders that are installed on airplanes, and are used in the same fashion.

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases - Damages

  September 27, 2012     By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
In a Personal Injury claim in Pennsylvania, there are categories of damages under the law. If you have suffered injuries in a personal injury case, there are certain damages that you are permitted to seek. First, the law provides for compensation for past pain and suffering. That is, from the time of the incident up to present. Evidence of that pain and suffering includes medical treatment, photographs, witness testimony.

Oregon Hit and Run Accidents, and Getting Compensation

  September 26, 2012     By Shulman DuBois LLC
In Oregon, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident - and it's not just illegal to leave an injured person. It is also immoral because your time and assistance after a car accident could help save someone's life if they are hurt. Read more about how ORS 811.705 defines the duties of the driver, and what to do if you have been the victim of a hit and run.

Dangerous Roadside Conditions in Ft. Lauderdale

  September 25, 2012     By Feingold & Posner, P.A.
Drivers Killed After Leaving their Disabled Cars - In the past year and a half, there have been at least 11 incidents of drivers or Good Samaritans hit and killed on South Florida roadways. Victims include 2 people who stopped to help a driver and all three were hit by a car and killed. Another incident involved 4 people who were outside their car after an accident on the interstate and were struck and killed by a drunk driver who fled the scene.

Florida Drivers Get Hundreds of Thousands of Speeding Tickets

  September 24, 2012     By Ferrer Shane, P.L.
A two-year average of more than 300,000 tickets just for speeding makes one wonder whether Florida drivers simply have more of a need for speed than drivers in other states. Is there something about Florida that the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) issued 317,936 speeding citations in 2010? According to FHP statistics, that number was a little less than the number in 2009 (which was 321,777).

How the Tort Law Protects Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Victims

  September 24, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
Every Los Angeles motorcyclist should know how the tort law gives them protection from unnecessary expenses in case they get involved in an accident. Under the said law, motorcycle accident victims may be entitled to damages in case they get involved in an accident that was caused by another party. Definition of Torts: In order for riders to fully appreciate and understand the tort law, it is essential to define “torts.”

Damages as a Matter of Law in an Alabama Auto Accident Case

  September 24, 2012     By Drake Law Firm
This article discusses a critical distinction between the amount of damages and the existence of damages under Alabama law. The artcile explains how this distinction can be used to a plaintiff's advantage in a motion for summary judgment in an Alabama personal injury case. Specifically, the distinction may allow an injured individual to obtain a judgment as a matter of law that he or she is entitled to damages, leaving only the amount of damages to a jury.

Why You Should Advise Your Michigan Drivers License Attorney of Any Addictive Prescription Medications

  September 20, 2012     By Mark Langschied Law
If you are meeting with Michigan drivers license appeal lawyers to select one to help reinstate your drivers license, make sure to disclose any medications you are currently taking. Failing to advise your Michigan drivers license appeal lawyer of the medications you are taking can be fatal to your case. This is especially important if you are taking addictive prescription medication

How Insurance Companies Value Your Car if it Was Totaled in a Car Accident

  September 18, 2012     By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
The insurance company has to pay you the actual cash value of your car or truck if it was totaled in a car accident in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Insurance Law provides that you are to be reimbursed for property damage if your car was totaled. The law says the insurance company owes you for the "actual cash value" of the vehicle. This means that the actual market value of your car or truck is what they owe you.

Filing Car Accident Case Caused by Defective Product

  September 18, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
Los Angeles car accidents are not all caused by drivers’ negligence as there are times wherein the car manufacturers are at fault. There are many causes of traffic crashes in Los Angeles and they include defective car parts. Under the tort law, a person who gets injured as a result of using defective product may be entitled to personal injury damages.

New Georgia Commission on Teen Driving Being Created

  September 17, 2012     By Kalka & Baer LLC
In a boost to focus safety programs to teen drivers, this new commission will pull together Georgia teens to help state officials. Governor Nathan Deal recently announced the creation of the Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) will spearhead the commission, choosing 15-20 teen drivers selected from applications.

Stopping Distances for Big Rigs

  September 16, 2012     By Baumgartner Law Firm - Texas Truck Accident
Generally, at 65 mph the typical passenger car or light pickup truck driver will travel a total of 316 feet from the first awareness of danger before coming to a final stop. The semi-truck driver takes much longer traveling out 525 feet before coming to a final stop. In the reconstruction of a truck accident the stopping distance of the tractor–trailer can be a critical component.

The Importance of Black Box Data After a Truck Accident

  September 16, 2012     By Baumgartner Law Firm - Texas Truck Accident
The onboard computer or “black box” is now included on most of the big trucks on the highway and also on newer passenger cars. Information stored by the onboard computers has become critically important in the reconstruction of a serious truck accident.

Truck Accident Litigation vs. Passenger Car Cases

  September 14, 2012     By Baumgartner Law Firm - Texas Truck Accident
The difference between commercial vehicle litigation and normal car wrecks is substantial and requires special expertise and experience on the part of the law firm handling the claim. There are very big differences between a commercial vehicle accident lawsuit and a passenger car versus passenger car accident case. The 1st point is obvious and that is that the truck driver is a professional driver and must follow different rules of the road and different safety procedures than mom or dad.

Orange County Woman Dies After Six Car Pileup Accident

  September 13, 2012     By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP
A Placentia woman has succumbed to injuries sustained in a massive six-car pileup car accident on Interstate 15 in Yermo on Friday, September, 1, 2012 according to the Desert Dispatch. Grace Imai, 74, was traveling northbound on I-15 Friday with her husband when they were rear-ended by another vehicle. The ensuing collision led to a multi-car pileup in which six vehicles were eventually involved.

The Use of Subpoenas in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case

  September 8, 2012     By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
Subpoenas are useful tools in personal injury cases because they are a way of compelling documents, information or witnesses. A subpoena is a document issued through the Court that compels a "third-party" (that is, a person or company that is not one of the parties to a lawsuit) to either: appear and testify or give documents. Since third-parties are not part of the lawsuit, the subpoena is the way the Court has authority to require them to cooperate.

3 Common Practices of California Drivers that Lead to Road Accidents

  September 5, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
California is undeniably a hotspot for auto accidents. According to available statistics for 2006, out of the total 46,642 fatal car accidents in the country, more than 4,200 happened in California – making it the deadliest among U.S. states in terms of traffic accidents. Meanwhile, there are various causes of fatal car crashes in the Golden State, and knowing them can help citizens save their own and their loved ones’ lives.

Safety or Profit? Red-Light Cameras in Florida

  August 31, 2012     By Ferrer Shane, P.L.
Increasing the length of a yellow light, along with an "all stop" cycle, would do more to increase safety at intersections than red light cameras do. In March 2012, Pascoe County Judge Anne Wansboro ruled in favor of Thomas Filippone, who, after having travelled through an intersection that was equipped with a red-light camera, received a $158 traffic ticket in the mail.

The Current State of Automobile Accident Law in Los Angeles

  August 31, 2012     By Beverly Law Firm
The busy roads of this city often witness car accidents, motorcycle accidents or other automobile accidents that lead to the situation of seeking help from the Automobile Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles or from the law firms. Severe and catastrophic injuries often appear after the serious accidents and when it is a place like Los Angeles, which contains a huge population and a number of vehicles on road, than it is not surprising to hear about the accident news, almost every day.