Car Accident

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Falling Seniors Prone to Car Wrecks

Association Between Falls and Driving Outcomes In Older Adults is the name of the AAA Foundation study. Drivers over the age of 60 are involved in approximately 400,00 car crashes annually, according to the study’s findings....more

Do You Have to Use the Insurance Company’s Preferred Body Shops?

If a vehicle is repairable after an auto accident, it will be necessary to take it to a body shop for a repair estimate. The insurance company that’s handling the accident claim may suggest their preferred body shops for...more

Results mixed for Illinois texting while driving ban

Laws passed in 2014 to curb distracted driving, especially texting while driving, may have helped some, but fatalities and accidents in the Chicago area are still going up, studies show. A University of Illinois safety study...more

Bicycle, pedestrian and car accidents: by the numbers

Cities are filled to the brim with cars which amounts to smog-filled air and crash prone streets. To reduce these trends, the new buzzwords in urban development and planning are “walk-able” and “bike-able” communities....more

Eighth Circuit Holds Insureds’ Miller-Shugart Agreement Breached Policy’s Cooperation Clause

In its recent decision in American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Donaldson, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 7499 (8th Cir. Apr. 26, 2016), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, applying Minnesota law, had occasion to...more

Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand

You’re representing someone injured in a car accident and you’ve reached the point at which you’re ready to send a demand letter to communicate a settlement offer to the defendant’s insurance carrier. But what should that...more

Sloppy Claims Handling Exposes Insurer to Bad Faith Claims

A Geico insured, with a $10,000/$20,000 liability policy, was involved in a three-car collision resulting in the death and serious injury of two occupants in one of the vehicles. The insured reported the accident to Geico the...more

Unvacating Arbitration Awards: Quarterbacks and Car Accidents

The Second Circuit reminded us yesterday that judicial review of arbitration awards is “among the most deferential in the law.” And when district courts are not sufficiently deferential, their decisions are likely to be...more

Pregnancy & Car Accidents: What To Do

Being pregnant can be an exciting time, but also one that is often filled with worry and concern for the mom-to-be. If you or your loved one is involved in an auto accident while pregnant, the stress can be even greater as...more

What To Write In Your Post-Accident Journal

If you have spoken with a skilled personal injury lawyer or performed any online research after being injured in an automobile accident, you are probably aware that keeping a ‘recovery’ journal’ is a wise post-accident idea....more

Chicago Auto Accident Lawyer Offers Praise for Emergency Braking Initiative

Following an announcement by twenty automakers, the auto accident lawyers at Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck are hailing the initiative as one of the biggest breakthroughs in automotive safety in recent...more

New Safety Technology Protects Drivers

Over the last decade, auto safety has evolved from basic safety features like seat belt warning signals and child safety locks to high-tech safety features that are preventing accidents and protecting drivers. As auto safety...more

Hit and Run Accidents on the Rise

Over the last few years, hit and run auto accidents have been on the rise. Since 2009, there has been a 14 percent increase in fatalities caused by hit and run accidents across the country. They create especially dangerous...more

Florida Supreme Court Holds that UM Insured is Entitled to Liability Determination and Full Extent of Damages Before Filing a Bad...

Petitioner Adrian Fridman (“Fridman”) was injured in an automobile accident involving an underinsured motorist. Fridman filed a claim with his uninsured/underinsured (UM) insurance carrier (Insurer) for the $50,000 limits of...more

I Was Injured in a Motorcycle Accident: What Can I Recover?

As much as motorcyclists may not want to admit it, the injuries suffered by a rider or passenger of a motorcycle involved in a crash are often far more severe than those suffered by a driver or passenger in a car. Without...more

European Commissioner for Transport Focuses on Connected Cars as Part of Continuing Road Safety Strategy

In 2010, the EU set an ambitious goal of halving traffic deaths in 2020. As part of these ongoing efforts to increase road safety, on Thursday the European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc published a report on road...more

Liability and Autonomous Vehicles

As a trial lawyer who handles a lot of automotive disputes and product liability claims, I get asked more and more, “when an autonomous vehicle has an accident, who will be liable?” People – clients, contacts, business...more

Accidents Caused by Illegal Street Racing

Illegal street racing happens all too often on our Southern California roads. Not only is driving above the speed limit against the law, but it is dangerous, often resulting in serious injuries and death. Take the tragic case...more

The Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

Driving while tired is not an isolated issue, or one reserved just for truck drivers. In fact, over 1/4 of respondents in a recent study admitted to driving drowsy to or from work at least a few days a month and 37% admitted...more

Dempsey v. Bagley, 2016 ABQB 124 - Lessors of Vehicles Still Vulnerable Under Workers Compensation Act

There were two motor vehicle accidents in the summer of 2006. The plaintiffs and the defendants involved in the accidents were employees of Brinks Canada Limited (“Brinks”). The vehicles in question were owned by PHH...more

Car Accidents: What Happens When the Driver is Not the Owner?

There are an unlimited number of reasons you may let a friend or relative drive your car. Perhaps your friend is the designated driver for the evening, and yours is the only vehicle that can hold all of your friends. Or maybe...more

You Should Know - March 2016

10 Tips for Reviewing Your Policy - Will Your Auto Insurance Be There When It Matters Most? Chances are one in 50 you will be involved in a car accident this year… or almost guaranteed during your lifetime. You...more

Supreme Court Declines to Penalize Plaintiff for Failure to Correct Misnomer

Linda Richmond alleged injuries from an April 12, 2009 auto accident that occurred when her vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by Katherine E. Volk. The vehicle operated by Volk was owned by Jeannie Cornett. Richmond...more

Pedestrian Deaths Climbing in Greater Los Angeles

Los Angelenos are known for loving their automobiles, as traffic on the 101 during rush hour can attest, but some days local residents feel like getting out on foot. Unfortunately, pedestrians in and around Los Angeles and...more

Defence & Indemnity - February 2016: A passenger who grabs the steering wheel is involved in the “use” or “operation” of the...

Felix v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2015 BCCA 394, per Bennett J., Saunders J. and Stromberg-Stein J. - I. FACTS AND ISSUES - The plaintiff (“Felix”) was driving her car with her intoxicated...more

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