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- Why Should You Always Call the Police after a Crash?
It’s always good to know beforehand what to do if you’re ever in a vehicle accident, to protect your health and legal position. Many circumstances require you to call the police immediately. The primary exception is if the accident is minor with virtually no property damage and there are no injuries.
- Rear-End Collisions by Commercial Trucks Are Avoidable and Can Be Deadly
Commercial trucks come in all shapes and sizes, the largest being semi-trucks that can weigh 80,000 pounds. If such a truck rear-ends another vehicle, especially at highway speeds, the results are often dead or seriously injured vehicle occupants. These types of accidents aren’t acts of God -- they’re often the result of distracted, fatigued or sleeping truck drivers in trucks lacking the latest safety equipment.
- Forensic Computer Expert Witness Discuss Unintended Airbag Deployment
When during a crash an airbag deploys, this is normal, but when the driver has no incident or anything even remotely resembling a problem that the airbag goes off, this is a large issue. The forensic computer expert may have more details and could remove confusion in these matters for the court so that the victim may face a greater chance of successfully arguing his or her case.
- Challenging Your Traffic Ticket in Court
When a single ticket or accumulated traffic tickets are serious enough that a lawyer becomes necessary, it is important to challenge it or them through the local courts. By attempting to mitigate the damage, it is possible to reduce the payments necessary to resolve the traffic citation matter and prevent further consequences such as points and license suspension.
- What People Don’t Know about Recording the Police
In the wake of the tragic police shootings, videos of the police being recorded by regular citizens are gaining popularity. In many of the videos, the police order the person recording to stop filming. This begs the question: are you allowed to record the police?
- I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver, What Should I Do?
If you've been hit by a drunk driver make sure you get seen by a physician as soon as possible. Your health comes first. You can file your claim with the insurance company and talk with a lawyer later.
- Do You Really Need an Attorney after a Car Accident?
No, you don't really need an attorney after a car accident, but it's a good idea. Most personal injury lawyers consult with injured victims for free and will tell them if they have a case worth pursuing.
- GM Faces Lawsuits over Alleged Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel Emissions Cheating
In May 2017, a class action lawsuit was filed against GM on behalf of drivers of the affected Chevy and GMC diesel trucks. The lawsuit accuses GM of emissions cheating involving GMC and Chevy diesel truck models. The vehicles affected by GM’s alleged emissions cheating include the 2011-2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD Duramax diesel and the 2011-2016 GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD Duramax diesel models. If you own or lease one of these vehicles, you may qualify to file a lawsuit.
- Auto Manufacturers Face Emissions Cheating Litigation in the Wake of the VW Dieselgate Scandal
In September 2015, Volkswagen admitted that it had lied to consumers and federal regulators about the performance and emissions levels of its “TDI Clean Diesel” vehicles. Volkswagen agreed to pay as much as $15.3 billion to settle allegations of emissions cheating over the "Dieselgate scandal". In the wake of Dieselgate, other automakers – including Audi, Fiat Chrysler, and General Motors – have faced allegations of emissions cheating in the U.S.
- What To Do If You Have No Car Insurance and You Get Into an Accident in New York
If you don’t have required car insurance, you face possible legal penalties in an accident—even if it wasn’t your fault. Driving without required car insurance in New York is a criminal offense.