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Owners of VW, Audi, Porsche "TDI Clean Diesel" Models May Qualify to File a Lawsuit over Emissions Fraud

Volkswagen admitted it fraudulently misled consumers about the emissions of its "TDI Clean Diesel" models through a defeat device that made the...

PA Bicyclist Accidents: An Important Exception to Limited Tort

In Pennsylvania, you have a choice of car insurance: you can choose full tort or limited tort. If you choose full tort, you may sue for pain and...

Common Types of Auto Insurance Claim Damages in California

California has a compulsory automobile insurance system. This means that all drivers and automobile owners must have liability insurance...

The Many Costs and Losses Associated with Back and Neck Pain from a Car Accident

When you have neck and back pain from a car accident, you might be looking at not only medical costs, but also long-term consequences that...

Is an Auto Insurance Claim my Best Option after Suffering Injuries in a California Auto Accident?

If you suffer injuries that require relatively minor medical treatment, you can often recover the costs associated with property damage and...

Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License

Some drivers might think it is a minor thing to drive once or occasionally with a suspended or revoked license; however, it is a serious offense...

Full Coverage vs. Full Tort Car Inurance

It is import for drivers to understand the difference between having full coverage on your vehicle, versus have full tort coverage on your...

What to Do If You Are Involved in an Accident Even If It Is Not Your Fault

  By HG.org
Every year, millions of people are involved in motor vehicle accidents. These accidents range from minor fender benders to serious accidents...

Why You Should Go to the Doctor After a Car Accident in Florida

According to statistics compiled by Orlando regional transportation authorities, an average of 55 people are injured every single day in car...

Subrogation: Medical Insurance and PA Car Accident Claims

Has Your Health Insurance Sent You a Bill for Your PA Car Crash? When you went to the hospital after your accident, you were asked for your...

What to Do if the Person You Lent Your Car to Is in an Accident with your Vehicle

  By HG.org
A situation may arise in which you lend your vehicle to a family member, neighbor, friend or roommate. While you may agree to lend your vehicle...

The Four Keepers: Four Things You Should Keep After You've Been Injured

After you’ve been injured in a car accident (or other accident), the first thing you should do is make sure that everyone who needs medical...

Benefits of Medical Care on a Lien Basis

Even car accidents that cause only minor damage to vehicles can cause significant bodily harm. When injury does arise from another person's...

Proposed Changes to Trucking Industry Standards

Despite concerns from the Department of Transportation, police and a large number of respondents in a recent poll on truck safety, Congress is...

Determining Liability in a Truck Accident

The process of determining liability following a truck accident can be much more complicated than in other accident cases.

Proposed Transportation Bill

The latest controversy in the trucking industry is whether or not Congress is going to approve a bill that will allow 33-foot long trailers to...

Have You Been Injured By Your Car’s Airbag?

Although airbags are used to safeguard the driver and passengers when involved in a car accident, but when defective, they can cause serious...

Volkswagen and Audi ‘Clean Diesel’ Owners See Decline in Vehicle Value Following VW Emissions Recall Scandal

Used sale prices for Volkswagen and Audi "TDI Clean Diesel" models have fallen sharply in the wake of VW's admission that it lied to consumers...

Why Education is the Best Weapon Against Drunk Driving in Texas

Texas has more fatal car accidents involving alcohol than any other state. An approach focused on punishment and not education has not been...

Volkswagen To Recall 500K VW, Audi Cars in U.S. Over 'Dieselgate' Emissions Scandal After Allegations of Fraud

Volkswagen will recall 11 million VW and Audi "TDI Clean Diesel" vehicles worldwide - including 500,000 in the U.S. - after admitting that it...

Denver Releases Police Body Worn Camera Proposal

The city of Denver has completed a six month study concerning the use of body cameras on police and they have created and released a draft...

What Can Volkswagen Owners Can Do About the Emissions Scandal?

As the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal continues, owners of the diesel engine vehicle can take action by filing a class action lawsuit.

Understanding California Prop 213 in Car Accident Injury Lawsuits

A unique California law disallows general damages such as pain and suffering to uninsured motorists involved in traffic collisions within the...

Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Hit & Run Offenses in Florida

When involved in a traffic crash, a driver has a duty to remain at the scene, provide certain information, and render aid if necessary. A...

Electronic Scanning for Recalled Tires

Last month, tire maker Continental recalled over 12,000 tires in two recalls for risk of tread separation and air pressure loss.

Why Should You Speak with a Lawyer after an Auto Accident

If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for the most help.

Three Things You Should Never Tell Your Insurance Company

Your insurance agent may be a friendly individual and perhaps even someone with whom you socialize on occasion. But no matter how friendly or...

Stiff Fines and Penalties for Road Rage

Cameras are always rolling in Hollywood, and recently they captured real-life drama between two motorists.

Railroad Industry Safety Under Scrutiny

The Association of American Railroads claim stating 2014 was “the safest year on record for the railroad industry” is under scrutiny by train...

Social Media and Car Accident Claims

Most people who use social media as a means to communicate are aware of the obvious dangers and pitfalls associated with its use.

Tougher Safety Rules for Trucks

The tragic 2014 truck accident that left 30 Rock comedian Tracy Morgan with a serious brain injury may be the incident that prompts federal...

Proving Liability in a Texas Motor Vehicle Accident

  By HG.org
Motor vehicle accidents comprise a large proportion of personal injury cases. Determining which party is liable for the accident requires a...

I Own a Volkswagen Diesel - Can I Sue the Company?

  By HG.org
Anyone who owns a diesel-powered, four-cylinder Volkswagen may be contemplating legal action against the carmaker after revelations that the...

I Was Pulled Over Because the Officer “Could Not See the Month and Year On My License Plate”

  By HG.org
When an officer stops you, it can be a scary experience. It can also be particularly troubling when you find yourself stopped for something that...

Yo-Yo Financing in Minnesota

  By HG.org
Yo-yo financing is sometimes a result of spot delivery purchases in which a buyer uses in-house financing and drives off the lot with a new...

Buying a Car? Be Aware of Spot Delivery Scam

  By HG.org
This type of car buying scam gets its name from purchasers who are sold vehicles “on the spot.” The dealership says that the buyer has been...

Should I Join a Class Action Lawsuit Against Volkswagen?

  By HG.org
All over the news are stories about Volkswagen cheating their emissions tests to improve sales and get approval for their vehicles. This has...

The Lion's Share of Motorcycle Accidents Involve Inattentive Drivers

Motorcycles are everywhere, and drivers of cars and trucks should watch out for them. A motorcycle accident is potentially more dangerous than a...

How a Distracted Walking Accident Affects a Pedestrian Accident Claim

In order to file a claim against a driver who hit you while walking you need to prove that you were not at full fault for the accident. If the...

“As-Is” Vehicles

  By HG.org
When a person buys a used vehicle marked “as-is,” he or she must take great care in determining what this legal definition connotes....

I Was Involved in a Hit and Run Accident

  By HG.org
Being involved in a hit and run accident can be confusing because the person who is at fault may not have been identified. However, the accident...

Car Dealer Fraud, What Can I Do?

  By HG.org
You spend days, maybe even weeks, sifting through ads and reviews, trying to find the perfect automobile for you. When you do, you seal the...

Pregnant Drivers: Risk for Car Crash Spikes in Second Trimester

Researchers from Canada have identified a new health risk to worry about during pregnancy: car accident injuries.

Why did the Price of My Vehicle Go Up?

  By HG.org
Sometimes a car buyer, especially a first-time buyer is surprised to see how much more the final price of a vehicle is after paying interest for...

Do I Have the Right to an Accessory Based on a Car Window Sticker?

  By HG.org
In some instances, buyers of vehicles may rely on extraneous sources when thinking about what is included in the purchase of a used vehicle. For...

The Mechanic Damaged My Vehicle - What Can I Do?

  By HG.org
Question: I took my car in for service and when it was returned, my transmission was no longer working properly. The mechanic said that he...

New Child Car Seat Laws in New Jersey

The correct car seat for your child can be a lifesaver when installed and utilized accurately.

Parties of Interest in Wrongful Death Claims

The former Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner was involved in a fatal car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway last February.

What Do I Do about Damage Caused to My Vehicle at the Mechanic’s?

  By HG.org
It is difficult to find a trustworthy mechanic. If you have taken your vehicle into the mechanic’s shop and he or she has done more damage than...

Sleeping Pill Use Increases Car Accident Risk

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of adults get less than the seven to nine hours of sleep...

Risks of Mixing Driving with Sleeping Pills

From time to time many Americans will experience difficulty sleeping.

The Do's and Don'ts of Dealing with Insurance Companies After a Car Accident

Insurance companies are not out to protect you. Instead, they want to get away with paying you the least amount possible when you've been...

Insurance Games: The “Pre-Existing Condition” Argument

Mary Jo was injured in a crash, but the insurance company for the at-fault driver initially offered to cover less than half of her medical...

How Personal Injury Lawyers Help Accident Victims

  By HG.org
When a person is injured because of the negligence of another party, personal injury lawyers may be retained by the victim. Many personal injury...

Insurance Company Not Responding to Car Accident Claim

  By HG.org
In some instances, insurance companies may not properly respond to claims. They may delay in making payments or efficiently resolving the case....

What Should I Do If I Have an Accident with an Uninsured Motorist?

  By HG.org
If you are involved in an accident that is primarily caused by a motorist who was uninsured or underinsured, you may be able to file a claim...

Expanded Recall for Takata Air Bags

With pressure from the Department of Transportation, Japanese supplier Takata Corporation has concluded that a defect exists in their air bag...

Understanding Lemon Laws

If you have a new car that does not work after repeated repairs, you may be entitled to compensation under lemon laws.

New Seat Laws in New Jersey

On May 7, 2015, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law that amended New Jersey’s child restraint law.

Auto Claims Process

Many drivers will be involved in a car accident at some point in their lives.

Can a Passenger in a Car Hit by an Uninsured Driver Get Uninsured Motorist (UM) Benefits?

If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by an uninsured driver, you may be able to recover compensation from an auto insurance policy’s...

How Soon Must We Bring a Lawsuit on Behalf of Our Child?

If your child suffered injuries in an accident or an instance of medical malpractice, you know how important it is to get the help he or she...

New Car Seat Law in New Jersey

Many parents may be surprised to find out that they are not doing everything possible to keep their children protected from personal injury in a...

Motor Vehicle Insurance in Pennsylvania

On June 30, 2015 the Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill, raising the minimum limit of motor vehicle liability insurance from $15,000.00 to...

Reckless Driving Towards Motorcyclist

An overwhelming majority of all motorcycle accidents involve a collision between a motorcycle and a car. In many of these accidents, it is...

Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles Amendment Regulations in Malta

Before the introduction of the Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Regulations, published on the 5th of June 2015, if an...

Does Motorcycle Insurance Coverage Have to Have Personal Injury Protection or PIP Coverage?

When people set up their insurance policies, they often have questions about what the different types of coverage mean and what options are best...

What Is a Dram Shop Claim?

It’s no secret that alcohol can impair judgment, especially when ingested in large quantities. When a bar, restaurant, or other establishment...

New Jersey Car Seat Laws Goes into Effect this September

It goes without saying that car seats keep infants and children safer in car accidents when they are installed and used properly.

New Jersey Car Seat Laws

In May, 2015 Governor Chris Christie signed new car seat safety legislation into law.

Seasonal Increase in Teen Car Crashes

The period from Memorial Day to Labor Day also marks “The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer,” when the amount of car accidents involving teen drivers...

Can I Get a Hardship License after a DUI

  By HG.org
DUI laws are determined on the state level. Some states allow drivers who have been convicted of a DUI to get limited driving privileges, which...

Teen Drivers Present Risks to all Road Sharers

New teen drivers pose risks to everyone on the road due to inexperience and immaturity.

Can I Sue My Spouse?

  By HG.org
In some circumstances, one spouse may consider suing his or her spouse for particularly egregious conduct. However, whether the spouse can bring...

Expanded Airbag Recall

Being touted as one of the largest automotive recalls in history, 33.8 million automobiles with Japanese Takata airbags are being recalled...

Seatbelts Save Lives in Car Accidents

Kim Kardashian may want for nothing in life, but fame and fortune are no guarantees of safety.

Moving a Vehicle after an Accident

Even a minor car accident can be extremely upsetting. It is important for drivers to remain calm and follow the law after being involved in a...

Benefits of Onboard Video Systems

Commercial vehicles, such as buses and tractor-trailers, often are equipped with onboard video systems that can be used to analyze circumstances...

Fleeing and Eluding Offenses in Florida

In the State of Florida, fleeing and eluding a police officer is a felony offense that carries some harsh penalties, including a mandatory...

Why a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Lead to Financial Ruin

Some auto accidents seemingly result in only damage to two or more vehicles and no injuries to the drivers or passengers. What is common,...

Car Hit on Private Property, Who is Liable?

  By HG.org
When accidents occur on the road, we all know that the first thing you do is call the police to report the accident, exchange insurance...

An American with a DUI: Can I Get into Canada?

Are you an American citizen who has been charged, tried, and convicted of a DUI? Do you have interests in travelling outside of the USA to your...

What Should a Car Owner Know Before Negotiating with an Insurance Company When a Car Has Been Totaled?

If your insurance company informed you that your car has been totaled, you may wonder if you have any recourse to challenge this decision or if...

Truck Drivers Bear Responsibility for Crashes

Earlier this year, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) debuted a new public safety campaign intended to increase enforcement and safety...

Tracy Morgan Settles Lawsuit With Walmart

Walmart has reached a settlement agreement with Tracy Morgan in a lawsuit filed by Morgan after a Walmart truck crashed into his limo on the New...

Preventing Work-Related Distracted Driving Accidents

National studies have shown that the primary cause of death in the workplace is distracted driving. Distracted driving can be caused by drivers...

The Dangers Of Drowsy Driving For Teenage Drivers

The physical state of being drowsy or tired can severely compromise a motorist’s ability to function efficiently and safely while driving.

Driving Safely Around Deer-Populated Areas

Did you know that a collision with some type of wildlife occurs, on average, every 39 minutes?

Keeping Your Teen Driver Safe

For most parents handing over the car keys to their teenager can be both a freeing experience, and a very scary one.

Amtrak Derailment Victims Affected by Inadequate Compensation

After the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia last month, the victims of the accident are beginning to seek compensation for their injuries.

DUI Crash Statistics

In 2013, over 10,000 people in the U.S. were victims of fatal car accidents involving a driver who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Safety For Teen Drivers

Obtaining a driver’s license is an exciting milestone for both the newly licensed teenager and their parents.

Educating Teens on the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Individuals who drive while drowsy increase the risk of causing serious car accident injuries.

Used Car Does Not Run, What Can You Do?

  By HG.org
Attorneys frequently receive questions regarding defective used cars. All too often, people purchase a used vehicle with verbal assurances that...

Train Accident Cases

  By HG.org
Cases involving train accidents and resulting injuries have a number of significant differences from other personal injury cases. By being aware...

Distracted Driving Penalties Increase Under New Ontario law

If you’re prone to using your phone behind the wheel, you could end up driving yourself out of money. There will be a maximum $1K fine and three...

Tips for Handling an Illinois Traffic Stop

We’ve all been there: felt the panic rise over us when we see flashing lights in our rearview mirror; felt the anxiety of getting pulled over...

Illinois to Introduce Safe Phone Zones

Like it or not, cell phone use is a part of life in the 21st century. People use their phones for everything regardless of rules against their...

Dangers of Texting and Driving

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that nine Americans are killed every day in car accidents involving a driver distracted by an...

What Are the Elements of Negligence?

  By HG.org
Every year, individuals are injured due to the negligent acts of others. These types of claims involve individuals who have been injured because...


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