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Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Injury

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

Changes Ahead for Accident Benefits Dispute Resolution in Ontario

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

Insurance Companies Work Hard To Not Pay Diminished Value Claims

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

Whom to Sue When There is Nobody Behind the Wheel

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

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

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

California Self-Driving Car Accident Robotics Lawyers

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

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

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

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

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

Stopping Distances for Commercial Vehicles

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

Exceptions to Limited Tort in Pennsylvania Automotive Accident Cases

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

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

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

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

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

What You Should Know About Semi-Truck Wreck Cases

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your IV Amendment Rights During a Traffic Stop

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

A New Year and New Driving Rules in Ontario

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

Stop Sabotaging Your Settlement with One Simple Step

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

Lawsuits Pending after Volkswagen Officials Cheat EPA Emissions Tests

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

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

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

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

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

Whose Insurance Pays after a Texas Car Accident?

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

How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

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

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

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

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

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

Can Injured Passengers Sue?

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

Have You Been Injured by Your Car’s Airbag?

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

Motorcycle Accident Brain Injuries

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

Will a Dashboard Camera Help my Car Accident Claim?

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...


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