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Comal County sees many truck wrecks each year. These 18-wheeler accidents are caused by many different factors, and have a wide range of results, from no or minor injuries, to deaths and devastation. In one of New Braunfels more bizarre truck accidents, MySanAntonio.com reports that a cement truck recently crashed into the New Braunfels High School baseball stadium.
On the morning of April 3, 2012, a Harlandale Independent School Bus that had seven special needs children aboard collided with a Pontiac Grand Prix at about 7:20 am. The bus was proceeding along its daily route of transporting the children to two different schools – Leal Middle School and Collier Elementary.
On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Jenny Ann Ybarra was sentenced to two years in prison for the manslaughter of Erica Nicole Smith, after being found guilty of manslaughter charges on February 13. Four years ago, on the night of the fatal car crash, Ms. Ybarra had driven from Seguin to San Antonio for a night out with friends. After having several drinks, while driving home, Ms. Ybarra began to travel the wrong way on Loop 410 near Rigsby Avenue.
Royce Dedrick Brooks, from San Antonio, Texas, was killed instantly when a BMW crashed into the 18-wheeler he was driving. The truck accident occurred shortly after midnight on March 28, 2012, in Travis County near Texas 130 and Maha Loop.
The Texas Department of Transportation has dedicated the month of April to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. The Department’s message is when you are driving being safe should be your only focus because distractions can lead to motor vehicle accidents.
Hearing that a family member has been in a serious car accident can be a terrifying process. Christy Martinez, mother of 19-year-old Naomi Martinez, knows this all too well. According to the Seguin Gazette, early on the morning of April 1st, Martinez received a call from a friend who had witnessed the aftermath of a Seguin car accident, and had noticed that Martinez’s daughter, Naomi, was involved.
Occasionally, a family member or friend who is driving with a loved one or a close friend gets into a collision with another car or truck, causing injuries to their loved ones. In such situations, the injured party often is hesitant to pursue just financial compensation because they do not want to financially harm the driver.
April 25, 2012 By Law Offices of R. F. Wittmeyer, Ltd.
After you are involved in an automobile accident, you have been trained to ask the driver for their insurance information. However, 1 out of 7 drivers are uninsured. What happens then? According to an April 2011 report from the Insurance Research Council (IRC), nearly one in seven drivers across the United States is uninsured.
April 25, 2012 By Shulman DuBois LLC
In Oregon, there are certain requirements for auto insurance that you need to meet. These minimums vary by state so be careful to get the correct insurance to avoid being fined, or find yourself vulnerable after an accident.
April 24, 2012 By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
An accident lawyer will answer all of your questions and help put together the facts that will make up your case. When you feel that the insurance companies are not giving you the respect that you deserve, then you need to hire a professional attorney to represent you and present the facts of your case for a court to see.
April 24, 2012 By Mesriani Law Group
Particular personal injury claimants in Los Angeles find it difficult to win their case because they assert for it by themselves. Although personal injury victims can pursue their claim by themselves, it is still much advisable for them to hire an expert Los Angeles injury attorney. There are known benefits claimants can maximize by getting the legal assistance of a Los Angeles attorney.
April 18, 2012 By Arnold and Itkin LLP
With thousands of drivers around the country violating their hours of service, some companies may face the reality of having on-board electronic devices installed.
April 18, 2012 By Arnold and Itkin LLP
One of the most deadly mistakes a truck driver can make is also one of the most common. Continue reading to find out about this troubling reality.
April 17, 2012 By Shulman DuBois LLC
If you live in Oregon, you need to know that lead-based paint was used in many older houses and can still negatively affect the health of those living in older houses, especially children. If you notice signs of lead-based paint poisoning in your child, take immediate action. From ancient times, it has been known that contact with lead can pose serious health risks, yet civilization has found countless uses for this toxic substance.
April 17, 2012 By Hollander & Gould LLP
This is a brief guide to understanding what is a compensable injury how the bodily injury claims process works. It is intended for someone who is making or considering making a bodily injury claim for the first time.
April 17, 2012 By The Law Office of James Davis, P.A.
There is nothing more nerve racking than being pulled over by a police office. More often than not people know what they were doing wrong, but wonder if they will be able to get out of it. There are times that the person has no idea what they were doing to be pulled over in the first place.
April 17, 2012 By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
For RI personal injury lawyers, Metropolitan Property and Casualty v. Barry, 892 A. 2d 915 (RI 2006) is an important case concerning Rhode Island uninsured and underinsured motorists (“UM”) insurance policy provisions. The Barry court determined that Rhode Island personal injury victims have a right to prejudgment interest beginning at the date of the automobile collision.
April 16, 2012 By Law Offices of R. F. Wittmeyer, Ltd.
It is important to take immediate action because trucking companies often have investigation teams who arrive at the scene as soon as possible in order to reduce their potential liability for personal injuries. Often, the injured party is still recovering while the truck company is dealing with their attorney. Failure to preserve crash site evidence is critical to winning (or losing) the case.
April 16, 2012 By Klemick & Gampel, P.A.
Miami personal injury and auto accident attorney says that new PIP law may have a significant impact on victims. The Florida Legislature in their attempt to combat perceived insurance fraud has once again made changes to the Florida No-Fault (PIP) law, F.S. 627.736.
April 16, 2012 By The Law Offices of John S. Moffa
The governor of Michigan just signed a law that overturned the state’s long-standing helmet requirement for motorcyclists. Senate Bill 291 overturned the 35 year old safety requirement that was created to protect motorcycle riders from traumatic brain injuries and fatalities in the event of a crash. This decision has sparked national controversy and debates about the costly affects that the repeal will have on the lives of motorists in the state.
April 16, 2012 By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
A motorcycle accident is one of the more traumatic forms of road accidents to be involved in. Motorcyclists are more exposed to the hazards of the road than other motorists. Some statistics estimate that motorcyclists are about 26 times more likely to die in a car crash and 5 times more likely to get injured than passengers in other types of vehicles.
April 16, 2012 By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
If you’ve been injured in a truck involved crash do you need to contact a trucking accident attorney? A lawyer who specializes in truck accidents is usually your best bet, especially if the driver exhibited one of the most common unsafe, negligent behaviors while behind the wheel.
April 15, 2012 By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
Personal injury lawyers advise clients to practice safe winter driving habits in order to avoid accidents. Winterize your vehicle by taking the following steps:
April 15, 2012 By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
Auto accident personal injury attorneys can help you navigate through the confusing process of what to do after you’ve been in a crash. Some important steps include:
April 13, 2012 By Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr.
Truck accidents involving an 18 wheeler and a smaller passenger vehicle are well-known as some of the most catastrophic and dangerous accidents that a person can be involved in. By understanding some of the main causes of these large truck accidents, you may be able to identify a dangerous situation and avoid an accident altogether.
April 13, 2012 By Fisher Stark Cash, P.A.
This book is for people who have been injured in an automobile crash. If you or someone you love has been injured, please tell them about printing this book. Car wrecks occur as a result of someone’s bad driving choices. This book can help you protect your rights. You did not ask for this to happen to you, and now your busy life has grown even more complicated.
April 13, 2012 By Law Offices of Shane Smith
Enlisting help from a personal injury law firm in Decatur may be necessary if the motor vehicle accident involves a DUI and injuries. Talk to an auto accident compensation attorney now. If you’ve been injured in a DUI motor vehicle accident in which the other driver is at fault, there are some things you need to know when filing your injury claim.
April 12, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Having been unfairly harmed in an Amador County car accident, you may be facing the task of proving the other party’s liability. While the negligent party will sometimes accept responsibility for causing the accident, many times the parties at fault are unwilling to assume liability for the damages incurred by the accident.
April 11, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
One of the toughest and most dangerous professions in the U.S. is construction work. Construction workers are subjected to many dangers on an almost daily basis. These dangers include toxic chemicals, heavy machinery, toxic gases, power tools, open trenches, and other types of hazardous building equipment. Due to the inherent risks of construction work, the federal government heavily regulates the industry.
April 10, 2012 By Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, PC
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the country. Any number of car accidents can happen when a driver is negligent on the roads. Millions of drivers are on the roads every day in the United States. The high traffic and the danger involved in operating a vehicle makes it easy for an incident to occur. Thousands of traffic accidents occur each year, with around 250 fatalities taking place in New York.
April 10, 2012 By Eric H. Woods Law Offices
Taxi cab accidents happen in every city around the country, and the more taxi cab use rises, the faster these accidents rise. Laws regarding taxi cab accidents vary from place to place, depending on the statute of limitations, any local laws governing taxi cab use and protecting rider rights, and the liability involved in the case. If you’ve been injured in a taxi cab accident, here’s what you need to know:
April 10, 2012 By Shulman DuBois LLC
If your insurance company has been extremely difficult to work with, has denied your injury claim, or just keeps giving you the run-around, you can do something about it - file a bad faith claim. You've been paying insurance premiums so that they'll take care of you, so make sure that happens.
April 10, 2012 By The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant
Being charged with a DUI is never an enjoyable experience, but truck drivers who are charged with a DUI have even more to worry about. Drivers who possess a California commercial driver’s license, required to drive a commercial truck for a living, are at risk for losing their license and their job when they are charged and convicted of a DUI.
April 7, 2012 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
After a car accident in Pennsylvania, there is a priority of who is responsible to pay your medical bills. Understanding that priority is important to getting those bills paid and preventing you from being left with unpaid bills. When you are in a car accident in Pennsylvania, your medical bills must first be submitted to your own car insurance company.
April 6, 2012 By Steven P. Roberts
There are millions of car accidents that occur every year in the United States, leaving millions of Americans to suffer the physical injuries and emotional trauma involved with a devastating accident. When an accident is minor and does not result in serious physical injury, many people will simply file the police report, tell their insurance company and choose to pay the money out of their own pocket.
April 5, 2012 By Arnold and Itkin LLP
Mechanical malfunctions may seem like something that no one could have foreseen or prevented, but if you were involved in a truck accident caused by malfunction, think again. If you are involved in a truck accident and the accident investigation turns up results that prove it was caused by a truck mechanical malfunction, you may feel like there is nothing else you can do except wait to get help from your insurance agency.
April 5, 2012 By Fox, Goldblatt & Singer, PC
The leading cause of death for teens in the United States is motor vehicle accidents. Car and motorcycle crashes cause one out of every three adolescent deaths. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 2009, approximately eight teens from the ages of sixteen to nineteen died every day due to injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
April 4, 2012 By Law Offices of J. M. Kotzker, P.C.
Drivers are expected to drive at a speed that is safe for the road and weather conditions. Excessive speeding increases the chances of a vehicular accident and death. Although there are posted speed limits all throughout the country, drivers are required to drive at a speed that is safe for the current road and weather conditions. This means that at times it will be safer to drive below the posted speed limit, especially when there are hazardous conditions on the road.
April 3, 2012 By The Zendeh Del Law Firm PLLC
Drunk driving can have a permanent effect on your life in more ways than one. From license suspension to fines to time in prison, the consequences of a DWI are never small. In the case of a Plano man, initials R.D., his repeat offenses spelled out a 40-year prison term.
April 2, 2012 By Arnold and Itkin LLP
Most people have a healthy fear about driving on the road with large trucks. They are intimidating because drivers know that in an instant, if the truck driver slips up just once, that could mean a terrible accident.
Personal injury cases can have a myriad of circumstances and situations associated with them. It takes the long-standing and varied experience of an established law firm to understand the subtle differences from one case to another. It is this discerning quality you need to look for when deciding which law firm in Las Vegas may be ideally suited to handling your personal injury case.
A bike accident lawyer with experience knows how to pursue cases where a bicyclist has been hit by a motorist. While bike rider death statistics are going down in the U.S., more riders are being injured. Take a look at some of these statistics:
An experienced traffic accident attorney has seen the hazards and dangers created by street racing. Victims of street racing often don’t realize what is happening until it is too late and they’ve been hit by an irresponsible driver. Alcohol or other illegal substances may also play a part in many drag or street races, typically involving two or more parties wagering bets. Some staggering statistics are below:
March 31, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
If you have been involved in a San Leandro truck accident, it is strongly encouraged to protect your legal interests by consulting a qualified San Leandro truck accident lawyer immediately after your accident.
March 28, 2012 By Shulman DuBois LLC
If you have been in an accident, you need to seek medical attention. If you have a serious brain injury, the signs are not always obvious. Read about the signs of traumatic brain injury to understand if you might be suffering from head trauma that you cannot diagnose yourself.
Semi accidents are no laughing matter; if you've been involved in an accident with a truck (and you only drive a lowly passenger car, SUV, minivan, etc.), you've probably come out with some pretty major injuries. If this is your situation, you need to focus on healing and on getting your life back in order after your injuries.
Car accidents can be big or small, but the recent case of a motorcycle rider who met a bad fate in a head-on crash with a pickup truck illustrates just how serious these accidents can be. If you have been the victim of a truck accident, you need help.
Truck-car accidents aren't supposed to happen. Truck drivers are professionally trained drivers who should know how to handle their mammoth, 18-wheeled responsibilities, and most do this very well indeed. However, it just so happens that sometimes, a truck driver will lose control and cause a vehicle-truck accident; if you're the driver in the other vehicle, you're lucky to escape with your life, but you may be facing serious injuries.
March 27, 2012 By Clardy Tuomey
Whether you've been arrested for driving on a suspended license, hit and run, reckless driving, speeding or eluding police, it is critical that you obtain the services of a skilled Fairfax traffic defense lawyer. Why? Your driver's license is at stake, and you may face serious penalties which can impact your life.
Why an Arlington Traffic Defense Attorney is a Good Idea, Even if You've Been Issued a Speeding Ticket
March 27, 2012 By Clardy Tuomey
Yes, even a seemingly non-serious speeding ticket can be considered reckless driving, which means you could face serious penalties. An Arlington traffic defense attorney has in-depth understanding of the traffic laws, and how serious violations can affect those who commit an offense - and even those who are innocent of the charges against them.
March 26, 2012 By Drake Law Firm
Pursuant to Alabama law, drivers injured by stray livestock are essentially barred from recovering damages from the animal owner. This article examines the details of the Alabama statute regarding livestock car crash liability.
March 22, 2012 By L. Ty Wilson, P.C.
One of the most common questions I am asked by personal injury victims in Georgia is, “what is my case worth?” The short answer is, it depends. Many factors go into determining the value of a personal injury claim. However, there are a few main things that you can look at to get an idea of how an insurance company might view your claim.
March 21, 2012 By Law Offices of Shane Smith
When someone makes the decision to get in their car and drive after having too many drinks or while under the influence of another substance, that person is deciding that their convenience is more important than the safety – and the lives – of others who might be on the road.
March 21, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Although motorcycle accident injuries and fatalities are on the decline in California, thousands of bikers are still killed or seriously injured in accidents every year. In Fallbrook, located in northern San Diego County, serious injury and fatality motorcycle accidents have been reported on Interstate 15, Highway 76, Mission Road, Sterling View Drive, among other locations.
March 21, 2012 By Drake Law Firm
This article provides a general overview of the possible routes to recovery for individuals injured by a drunk driver in Alabama. In recent years, nearly one-third of all deadly Alabama car accidents involved drunk drivers. Many times, the victims of drunk-driving accidents suffer substantial property damage and personal injuries while the intoxicated driver is unharmed.
March 20, 2012 By The Zalkin Law Firm P.C.
There are many kinds of accidents involving trucks, there are many kinds of trucks involved in accidents, there are many causes for accidents, and there are many injuries sustained in these various accidents.
March 18, 2012 By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
A lot of people today own smart phones. These devices are like pocket-sized computers that people can carry around to stay connected to the world around them.
March 17, 2012 By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
A motor vehicle accident lawyer can assist you and your family should you experience the trauma of being the victim of a hit and run accident.
March 16, 2012 By Fisher Stark Cash, P.A.
There is little debate that trucking accidents cause devastating injuries. The injuries suffered may be life altering and even deadly. One of the worst injuries suffered from a truck crash is a traumatic brain injury, also called a TBI.
March 15, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Because Sutter County and much of Sacramento Valley is deeply rooted in agriculture and production, thousands of trucks are routed through the county, transporting goods to and from the area. And while trucking is an essential part of these communities, the large trailer trucks that travel throughout the county also pose a serious danger to other travelers.
March 15, 2012 By The Law Offices of Jaghab Jaghab & Jaghab, P.C.
Massive amounts of damage can be caused by car accidents. The force of speed and the large mass of a vehicle all contribute to the severity that is witnessed in the different types of car accidents that can occur. Car accidents occur every day, with millions occurring each year. Many are reported to police and insurance companies, while some may be handled by the parties involved themselves.
March 14, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
After suffering a serious Sacramento auto accident injury, you may have a lot of questions concerning your legal rights. A Sacramento car accident lawyer can answer your legal questions, however, it is imperative a knowledgeable lawyer be consulted.
March 14, 2012 By The Florida Law Group
The state of Florida is known for its mandatory No Fault Insurance, also known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance, which covers Florida drivers up to the limits of their insurance policy regardless of fault. This insurance plan covers a driver’s children, members of their household and other certain passengers who lack PIP Insurance as long as they do not own a vehicle.
March 14, 2012 By The Martin Law Firm, P.C.
The Pennsylvania State Police as well as local police forces throughout Montgomery County, PA will be on roving patrols throughout the region to catch drunk drivers this St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, 2012. PA police also plan to set up DUI checkpoints in various spots throughout the area to catch drunk driving offenders.
March 12, 2012 By Greg Hill & Associates
Within the last two years, there have been two successful challenges to tickets issued based on “red light camera” photographs and videos for violation of California Vehicle Code § 21413 (failure to stop at a red light).
March 12, 2012 By The Law Offices of Martin D. Finkel, P.C.
Precaution should be used when operating any type of vehicle; motorcycles are not exception to this rule. Failure to take precaution or the negligence of another can leave drivers with serious personal injuries. For many people operating a motorcycle can be an enjoyable and convenient way to get around. It is both fuel efficient, easier to maintain as well as being a fun experience.
March 8, 2012 By Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C.
Subways, buses, and public transportation are the preferred and most convenient mode of transportation for millions of New Yorkers. This convenience comes with some safety concerns, as evidenced by four recent fatal subway accidents. Subways and buses are the preferred mode of transportation for millions of New Yorkers every day. Not only is public transportation convenient, but it also helps protect the environment.
March 8, 2012 By Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C.
New York has seen record-low rates of traffic deaths, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg has credited much of it to money the city has spent on safety improvement projects such as raising public awareness and implementing several safety programs. N.Y. city officials recently installed 1,100 pedestrian countdown signals at crosswalks. The signals, which show pedestrians how long they have to cross a street, have been placed at high-injury intersections.
March 6, 2012 By Weinstein & Scharf, P.A.
In the past few years, a string of school bus accidents has led school and government officials to raise questions about the safety of school children. As of now, there are only six states in America that require large school buses, weighing over 10,000 pounds, to have seat belts. California, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Florida have adopted this law to safeguard students against serious injuries in the event of a school bus crash.
March 6, 2012 By Drake Law Firm
An injured individual may have many causes of action that stem from an accident. This article explores Alabama's loss of consortium claim that allows an uninjured spouse to bring an action arising from an accident that injures his/her spouse.
March 5, 2012 By Weinstein & Scharf, P.A.
Large commercial trucks are always present on the roads and highways of America, and they are accountable for over 500,000 accidents every year. The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) also states that commercial truck accidents account for 98% of annual traffic fatalities that involve automobile drivers. While it is a good idea to try to avoid driving behind or beside a commercial truck such as an 18-wheeler, it is impossible to avoid doing so at times.
March 5, 2012 By The Martin Law Firm, P.C.
Pennsylvania drivers in Montgomery County and throughout the state should be aware of an important new law banning texting while driving that takes effect this week, on March 8, 2012. The PA governor passed a law to ban texting while driving statewide in December of last year.
March 3, 2012 By MTIT legal company
The Russian Legislation Overview includes a brief overview of the major legal acts that came into force in January 2012. Federal Law N 353-FZ dated December 12, 2010 entitled "On amendments to the Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation”. Came into legal force on January 01.2012 (excluding certain provisions).
March 2, 2012 By Knapp & Roberts - Personal Injury
The rate of teen crashes increases in Arizona and across the country. Experts say that teens receive inadequate instruction on how to drive safely. The number of teen car accident fatalities in Arizona recently increased, reflecting a problem seen throughout the country.
March 2, 2012 By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
An accident lawyer in Las Vegas is the last thing on your mind this time of the year, right? Early summer in Las Vegas brings plenty of reasons to celebrate. So why think about injuries and legal cases? However, celebrations can often lead to reckless behavior. Party guests may not make wise choices, which could lead to injury. In fact, some mistakes may lead to the injury of another, prompting the need for an accident lawyer in Las Vegas.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has resolved an uninsured motorist case for $250,000 on behalf of a 41-year-old carpenter who sustained cuts to his face and injuries to his back and neck. The incident occurred when a hit-and-run driver veered into his lane of traffic and collided with him head-on.
In the days following a personal injury accident, many injured people receive an outpouring of calls and messages from friends, family and.... insurance adjusters. While it may be easy to give the insurance adjuster a return call while in the call returning mode, the fact remains that insurance adjusters are not your friends.
Emergency medical and transportation services are a necessary component of a comprehensive medical care program. Ambulance services can be provided by: volunteer, municipal, private, independent and institutional providers. All providers must meet requirements set by State and local laws in order to ensure adequate services and safe transport.
Over the past few weeks, I've been spending a lot more time shopping than I normally do. With a recent move, I've been hitting the Home Depot - Container Store - Bed Bath & Beyond circuit pretty hard. In addition to doing my part to jump start the economy, I've noticed just how dangerous the parking lots in these places can be for adult and child pedestrians alike.
A school bus driver forgot one of the tenants of good winter driving-- keeping an adequate distance between vehicles-- when he swerved the bus to avoid hitting another car that apparently lost control. The bus landed in a ditch on the side of the road injuring six of the children inside. The six injured children were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center.
When a client tells me that they were involved in a bike accident, I begin to envision the horrific lay of the land as they are peddling down the street and a car ignores a traffic signal or is busy jabbering on their cell phone and..... whack... Well, not to say that the above circumstances don't happen-- and happen with a fair amount of frequency--- the truth is that there's another major component of bicycle injuries that tends to go unknown-- until it happens to you or your child.
Only recently have states and municipalities recognized the disastrous consequences dooring accidents can have on bicyclists in urban areas. Thankfully, many cities-- such as Chicago-- have recognized the importance of preventing these injuries by incorporating ordinances to protect cyclists from the unavoidable harm caused when a car door is quickly flung open in front of them.
California leads the nation in the number of undocumented immigrants living in the state, accounting for 2,570,000 of the 10.8 million people illegally residing in the United States in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Given that the state requires people to provide a Social Security number and proof of residency to obtain a driver’s license, this population undoubtedly contributes to the incidence of unlicensed driving.
Despite an effort in 2009 to impose a two-year ban on the construction of new digital billboards in Orange County, Los Angeles, and throughout California, there is currently no state law prohibiting these billboards from appearing up and down the sides of highways. Extensive controversy exists surrounding the potential for digital billboards to distract drivers and cause car accidents.
The number of overweight and obese children in the United States has continued to grow, more than tripling in the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In response to the increasing population of larger, heavier children, safety restraint manufacturers have introduced car seats with higher weight capacities.
March 1, 2012 By McGee Lerer & Associates
Elderly driving – is it impacting our roadways and causing the accident rate to increase? Learn more about the potential dangers and threats that elderly drivers possess when behind the wheel. You’ve heard the stories of being “cut-off” or “rear-ended” by an elderly driver, yet you wonder if these drivers are truly posing a threat to other drivers on the road.
February 29, 2012 By Van Sant Law, LLC
Recently the Obama administration has approved of legislation to further regulate the amount of rest truck drivers are required to get while working. This law comes as a result of the high volume of trucking accidents that are caused every year because of truck driver fatigue.
February 29, 2012 By McGee, Lerer & Associates
Laws banning texting while driving exist for very specific reasons. As such, these laws are just as important as any other and deserve to be followed equally as closely. Failure to do so could create accidents catastrophic enough to end in serious injury or even fatality.
February 29, 2012 By Amaro Law Firm
Questions after a car or truck accident. After a car accident or truck wreck, people sometimes feel overwhelmed with the entire process of returning to life as normal. Car accidents and truck wrecks can leave people injured and without transportation, both of which affect everyday life.
February 28, 2012 By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie, Inc.
In the past, new fuel economy standards have resulted in the production of smaller vehicles that fail to adequately protect occupants from suffering serious or fatal personal injuries in collisions. The federal government’s proposed CAFE standards have elicited concerns among safety advocates and lawyers in California and elsewhere for the safety of American drivers.
February 28, 2012 By Squires and Associates, P.C.
When it comes to car accidents, there are various types that can occur depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Every year car accidents claim the lives of thousands. In 2009 alone, almost more than ten million motor accidents occurred and over 35,000 lives were lost as a direct effect. Throughout all of these incidents there are various types of car accidents that can happen as a result of unsafe roadway conditions, negligent drivers and other factors.
February 27, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Intersections are the most likely location for motorcycle accidents. Every year, numerous motorcycle accidents occur because of driver negligence and failure to respect the motorcyclist’s right of way. In 2009, the California Highway Patrol recorded four fatalities and fourteen injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents.
February 24, 2012 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
If your car was totaled in a collision, there's a good chance that the Insurance Company will use CCC Information Services to generate a valuation. What you need to know. When your car is declared a total loss after a motor vehicle accident, many auto insurance policies, including many in Pennsylvania, provide that you will be reimbursed for the actual cash value (read: market value) of your vehicle.
February 23, 2012 By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
If you are not completely healed at the time you are considered to be at maximum medical improvement, your personal injury is considered a permanent impairment and you are entitled to compensation for this loss of function. This article reviews your legal options if you have a permanent medical impairment suffered from a personal or work-related accident.
February 23, 2012 By Drake Law Firm
Alabama law recognizes that a child's mental capacities are different from those of an adult. Thus, Alabama follows special rules for determining whether a minor has the requisite capacity to contribute to his or her own injuries and be barred from recovery pursuant to the defense of contributory negligence. This article provides an overview of Alabama child injury law and contributory negligence.
If you or a family member has lost a loved one due to an accident you may have means for a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit. Many people may ask, “What is wrongful death?” A wrongful death is defined as a death that resulted due to the negligence or misconduct of another person.
Our motorcycle crash attorney represents victims of Michigan motorcycle accidents. The results of these accidents are catastrophic, many of times resulting in wrongful death. In fact, the probability of a getting into a motor vehicle accident and suffering injuries is much higher driving a motorcycle than driving in a car.
Our motorcycle crash attorney represents motorcyclists injured in Michigan motorcycle accidents. The injuries suffered in these accidents many of times result in very catastrophic injuries. Although, there are different views on whether or not helmets do protect the safety of the biker, we would like to share with you some interesting statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC).
Top Michigan car accident lawyer advises drivers on how to prevent auto accidents during the winter season. Call now if you suffer injuries in a Michigan auto accident. Our Michigan car accident lawyers often represent auto accident victims in cases that result from hazardous winter driving conditions. Many times, these car accidents could have been avoided had a few driving tips been followed by the driver. A few basic safety rules can go a long way toward accident prevention.
February 21, 2012 By The Martin Law Firm, P.C.
At least two states are considering legislation to ban DUI checkpoints on the basis that checkpoints violate citizens' rights. DUI checkpoints are stationary roadblocks conducted by police officers who make suspisionless stops to check for intoxicated drivers. If it is determined that a motorist who passes through a DUI checkpoint is intoxicated, he or she will be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances under 75 Pa. C.S.A. § 3802, the PA DUI law.