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5 Steps to Take Immediately After a Car Accident

Car accidents are devastating. Many victims are disorientated after an auto accident. In most cases, there is noticeable damage to the vehicles involved. Sadly, there may also be serious or fatal injuries to those...more

Your Employee is Driving Drunk in a Company Vehicle and Causes an Accident...Will the Employer be Subject to Punitive Damages?

Hopefully, it will never happen to you. But, what if the call comes in that an employee driver has been involved in an accident, in a company vehicle, and he/she is intoxicated.  In Kentucky, and many other states, drunk...more

FANE LOZMAN v. THE CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA

U.S. Supreme Court Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court has now ruled that Lozman’s houseboat was a "floating home" and has ruled that his floating home is not a vessel. ...more

Government Relations And Lobbying Insight: Legislature Opens For Business

After a dramatic November general election, the Minnesota Legislature convened the 2013 session this week with the DFL party firmly in control of state government for the first time in 22 years....more

Atkins v. SMART

Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Court of Appeals and Rules Claims Against Public Transportation Authority Were Barred by...

I argued this case for SMART in the Supreme Court on March 7th, 2012 on my application for leave to appeal. Rather than grant, the Court issued an opinion in favor of SMART, reversing the Court of Appeals decision, which I...more

Rejecting the Rejections: Pennsylvania State and Federal Courts Strictly Construe UIM Rejection Forms

In this article, Daniel E. Cummins of the Scranton, Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, Northeastern Pennsylvania insurance defense firm of Foley, Comerford & Cummins analyzes recent decisions from Pennsylvania courts strictly...more

6 Reasons to Hire Personal Counsel

Many small to medium-sized business purchase commercial general liability insurance or some other type of business insurance to protect the business against claims or lawsuits. In exchange for premium payments by the...more

Six Reasons to Hire Personal Counsel

Many small to medium-sized business purchase commercial general liability insurance or some other type of business insurance to protect the business against claims or lawsuits. In exchange for premium payments by the...more

Oregon Laws for Pedestrian Right of Way

The laws surrounding pedestrian right of way can be complicated. You need to know 1) when to cross as a pedestrian and 2) when to yield as a motor vehicle driver. Violating any of these laws can cost you big - in both...more

Are insurers ready for driver-free cars?

Many of us fondly recall the Jetsons cartoon from our childhoods. It was a show that still seems incredibly futuristic, and yet many of the inventions envisioned in the Jetsons aren’t yet a part of our reality. But one...more

New York Bus Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Bus Accident Near Sloatsberg

New York bus accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the serious bus accidents in New York that can and do occur, including the recent Trailways bus accident. Eight people were injured when a New York City bound...more

New York Auto Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Applauds Reinstatement of Vision Tests for NY Drivers License Renewal

New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman applauds the decision of New York state officials to reverse their plans to let drivers renew licenses without taking a vision test. Critics, including a number of traffic safety...more

ONCA: Single Vehicle Accident Caused Solely by Driver's "Recklessness"

The Ontario Court of Appeal has just released a decision overturning the trial judge’s findings of liability in a single car motor vehicle accident. In Morsi v. Fermar Paving, Mark Morsi died in a single vehicle...more

Litigation Lessons Learned from the Real Housewives

Litigation Lessons Learned from the Real Housewives...more

Staying Afloat Through the Flood: Contingent Business Interruption Insurance May Pay for Losses Caused by Supply-Chain Disruptions

Originally published in The Corporate Counselor - July 20, 2011. The Mississippi River floods in Spring 2011 proved to be among the largest and most damaging along the U.S. waterway in the past century, rivaling the...more

NJ Supreme Court Rules Person Convicted of DWI can Sue Bar for Own Personal Injuries

As previously reported, the Appellate Division ruled that a drunk driver who is involved in an accident can sue a tavern, which allegedly over-served him, for personal injuries. At issue in this case is a provision of the...more

What Does That Sign Say? No Coverage for Defective Street Signs

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas In Admiral Ins. Co. v. H&W Indus. Services, Inc., 2011 WL 318277 (W.D. Tex. February 1, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas held that a...more

What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Insurance.

Motorcycle insurance is relatively cheaper than car insurance. It's important to not get thrown into the loop and take the smallest coverage for your liability. Wrecks involving motorcycles are significantly more harmful than...more

Winning Your Next Truck Driving Accident Case

Towing around cargo in a trailer is difficult. Driving with a bunch of cars around is even harder. Of course, truck drivers need to be very experienced and cautious but watching out for them and taking precautions can save...more

Kryzanoski v Kaule

Michigan Court of Appeals Applies McCormick v Carrier Retroactively to "Serious Impairment" Claims

In this decision (attached) and another one, Casey v Stachlewitz, Unpublished Decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals, February 22, 2011 (Docket No.295835), the Michigan Court of Appeals has applied the Michigan Supreme...more

Involved in a Car Accident with a Drunk Driver

One day you might find yourself facing a commute alongside a drunk driver, or even worse, a drunk driver coming at you head-on. Follow these steps to better prepare yourself in case you ever get into this kind of pickle. ...more

Auto Insurance Protects You

Auto insurance protects some of the most important people in your life, “you and your passengers”. For most people their automobile is one of their most valuable assets, next to their home. Appropriately, having good...more

La giurisprudenza della Cassazione e il suo interesse continuo per l'accertamento e la liquidazione dei danni non patrimoniali.

La giurisprudenza della Cassazione e il suo interesse continuo per l'accertamento e la liquidazione dei danni non patrimoniali. The jurisprudence of Supreme Italian Court and his continuing interest to the investigation and...more

Compensations Arising from Traffic Accidents Resulted in Death and Injury As Regard To Turkish Law

In this article, you can find relevant responses for the questions concerning traffic accidents. Compensation and civil law procedure is explained with details in accordance with Turkish Law....more

What the Long Term Care Industry Can Learn from the Trucking Industry

This article discusses the benefits of early investigation of incidents at long term care facilities, as compared to emergency response investigations of trucking accidents. Here are 7 tips to consider: 1) Encourage...more

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