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Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY [Video]

Can I Sue If My Spouse Was a Negligent Driver? Distracted driving is emerging as one of the greatest dangers on the road today. People who text, check their cellphones, apply makeup, or even adjust the radio are...more

The Black Box in Your Car

The world waits for an answer to what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a jet that disappeared during its March 8th, 2014 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Investigators believe that the key to unraveling the...more

Can I Sue If My Spouse Was a Negligent Driver? Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY

Distracted driving is emerging as one of the greatest dangers on the road today. People who text, check their cellphones, apply makeup, or even adjust the radio are endangering themselves, their passengers, and other...more

Parking Lot Accidents - Who's At Fault?!

We've all been there... Pulling (cautiously and carefully) out of a crowded parking when BAM! that car pops out of nowehere and into your back bumper. If you looked both ways down the row of parked cars before backing out,...more

Staged Accidents – How To Determine If You’re A Victim

Auto accidents are all too common across the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2012 Quick Facts publication, the most recent year in which data was reported, there were 33,561 people...more

Florida Court Of Appeals: Insured Who Settled Claim For UM Benefits Still Allowed To Add Bad Faith Claim Against Insurer In The...

Safeco Ins. Co. of Illinois v. Rader, No. 1D13-2659, 2014 WL 660204 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Feb. 21, 2014). After entry of partial summary judgment on UM claim, insured successfully moved to amend his complaint to add a...more

Court Compels Arbitration Of Coverage Issue In Underinsured Motor Vehicle Policy

A federal district court has compelled arbitration of a coverage issue arising out of an Underinsured Motor Vehicle Coverage (UIM) policy issued by Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company. ...more

Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 2 - April 2014

In This Issue: - Employer Access to Employee Social Media: Applicant Screening, ‘Friend’ Requests and Workplace Investigations - Driving Under the Influence (of Google Glass) - U.S. Courts’ Evolving Approaches to...more

New Technology In The Works For Preventing Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving is an ongoing issue in many states throughout the U.S. Due to the slowed reflexes, impaired judgment and other effects that alcohol intoxication can cause, there are a significant number of motor vehicle...more

Whiplash Risk Factors

Whiplash occurs when a person’s neck is whipped backward and forward very suddenly. While this injury most commonly occurs in a rear-end car collision, it can also result from physical abuse, sports injuries, or amusement...more

Third Circuit Seeks Guidance from Pennsylvania Supreme Court Regarding Whether Insured Tortfeasor May Assign Bad Faith Claim to...

Allstate Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Wolfe, No. 12-4450 (3d Cir. Feb. 20., 2014) - Third Circuit petitions Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to decide whether an insured tortfeasor can assign his or her statutory bad faith...more

Getting Compensation When Injured by an Uninsured Driver

In a tough economy, uninsured and underinsured drivers are more common than ever. While the risk of driving uninsured is well-publicized, the real risk lies with those who are injured by drivers who carry minimum coverage or...more

An Award of Future Medical Damages is Not Automatic

Barry P. Goldberg counsels his clients that an award of future medical damages is not automatic. In fact, future medical expenses must be carefully presented both at the claim stage and in litigation. Not only must the future...more

Employer Liability for Car Accidents

You just got in a car accident and the driver of the other automobile (who was at fault) was driving a company car or in his own vehicle but on the clock at work. Who's liable for your damages: the other driver and/or his...more

Statute of Limitations for Hit and Runs in California

A hit-and-run accident is an auto accident where at least one party fails to stop to exchange information after the accident occurs. If you were present at the scene of the accident, it is important to try to immediately...more

Talking Cars May Reduce Occurrences of Motor Vehicle Accidents in the Future

For years, federal and state governments have worked to protect drivers and passengers by requiring seat belt use, mandating air bag installation and taking other legislative measures to reduce the severity of auto accident...more

Ontario Government’s Bill 171 Threatens Access to Justice for Personal Injury Plaintiffs

In March of this year, the Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa introduced Bill 171: Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014. The Bill proposes concerning changes to the process that an injured...more

Dealing with Insurance Companies After an Accident

With the flurry of activity that comes after a serious auto accident, it can be easy for an injury victim not to give a second thought when an involved insurance company calls asking for a statement or other information....more

Hope for Victims of Hit-And-Run Accidents

A 14-year-old girl was struck by a hit-and-run driver before being hit by two other cars on February 6, 2014. The ninth grader was crossing Hempstead Turnpike when the driver of a passenger vehicle crashed into her, throwing...more

Limitation on Tort Causes of Action for First Party Insurance Claims under Missouri Law Upheld in Uninsured Motorist Coverage Suit

In Easter v. Farmers Insurance Company, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39950 (W.D. Mo. March 26, 2014), the court analyzed an uninsured motorist coverage claim. Davina Easter was involved in an automobile accident when the car...more

Alabama Dad Sues Car Giant Over Daughter's Fatal Auto Accident

There may be no force on earth as strong as a grieving parent. That's what General Motors representatives have discovered after being slapped with a lawsuit from an Alabama father who says his daughter's GM vehicle was faulty...more

Can I Sue If I'm Partially At Fault in a Car Accident?

Many people wonder if they can file a lawsuit against a negligent driver even though they were also at fault and contributed to the accident. In California, the answer is yes....more

Help for Hit and Run Accident Victims in Los Angeles

After declining for years, the number of hit-and-run accidents in California is increasing. In fact, 50% of all accidents reported to the LAPD are hit and runs. What's more, the number of hit-and-run related deaths in the...more

Why Fighting a Ticket May Be Important After an Accident

Many people assume that the time and effort required to fight a traffic ticket is simply not worth it. However, if you received a traffic ticket or other citation as a result of your involvement in a vehicle accident, the...more

Removal to Federal Court Based on Diversity Jurisdiction: How Long Do You Have?

Complaints filed in state court routinely allege only damages “in excess of $10,000.” If you’re a defendant considering removal to federal court based on diversity, such an allegation doesn’t meet the $75,000 amount in...more

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