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Most motorists are aware of the many safety hazards that winter driving presents. The roads are icy, which can lead to skidding and an inability to effectively apply the brakes. Visibility is lowered due to the snow, fog, and...more
According to the most recent statistics compiled by the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were a total of 103,637 motor vehicle accidents in 2012 resulting in the death of 738 people and injury to 33,475. If you are...more
Even for seasoned drivers, the time after an auto accident can be frustrating and confusing, involving numerous individuals such as police, emergency workers, or even angry drivers at the scene. You have certain basic...more
Have you ever heard stories of auto accident settlements ranging into the hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars and wondered, “Where do these numbers come from?” Sure, accident victims can typically recover...more
In many instances, our preconceived notions and stereotypes simply don’t reflect reality. When it comes to teenage drivers, however, our perception of them as highly dangerous is unfortunately right on the money. Indeed, the...more
This past spring, Chrysler announced two separate recalls of several models of its Jeep SUVs because of reports of accidents and deaths caused by dangerous defects. The National Health and Safety Transportation...more
Most states, including Georgia, follow a set of standards known as the Uniform Vehicle Code. One of the rules of this code is that drivers must keep right if they are traveling slower than the speed of traffic. If you suffer...more
An automobile accident usually amounts to quantifiable damage, like the cost of repairs or replacement to the damaged car, medical expenses as a result of the accident, or even loss of wages in certain cases where the...more
One of the first few questions I am always asked by a client is how they will get their car repaired and who is going to pay for it.
There are two types of coverage that can be utilized to repair your vehicle after an...more
The brain controls almost every function in the body, so any head injury should be taken seriously. However, many people whose injuries appear minor just take a pill for the headache and move on without even considering...more
Sometimes, employers can be held liable for damage or injury caused by employees in auto accidents. Many employees use company cars or drive as a part of their employment responsibilities. If an employee is involved in an...more
Scottsdale was the scene of one of Arizona’s most recent driveway accidents, a frequent and frustrating occurrence in parking facilities across the state. In this collision, five professional baseball players suffered...more
It is rare these days for a California appellate court to weigh in on whether an employer is vicariously liable for accidents involving an employee that occur during the employee’s commute to and from work. The law was...more
Anthony K. Hui v. Beth Sturbaum -
Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (January 9, 2014)-
California’s anti-SLAPP statute (Code of Civil Procedure §425.16) was passed in 1992 because of the legislature’s...more
Another young Californian is dead from street racing. One day after a police sting to catch street racers, Joe Manriquez of Bakersfield, California, aged 24, crashed into a power pole while racing another car on McCutcheon...more
On January 28, 2014, the Washington Court of Appeals held that an insurer had no duty to defend a motorist under either his homeowners or auto insurance policies when the unambiguous allegations made against the insured...more
Across the nation, the number of law enforcement officers, emergency technicians and workers being killed during traffic stops responses to accidents, and construction sites is growing.
Recently, the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued an opinion involving the interpretation of an exclusionary clause in an automobile casualty insurance company. In the case of Weed v. First Acceptance Insurance Company of...more
As of January 1, 2014, Illinois drivers can now legally drive up to 70 miles per hour on portions of some highways including I-280, I-74, I-80 and I-88. IDOT has been delayed in the installation of new speed limit signs due...more
An accident involving a school bus carrying elementary kids is every parent's nightmare, but this is what happened recently in Salmon, Idaho. Four children were injured and an 11-year-old boy was killed when their school bus...more
In 2007, Jean Bookout was at the wheel of her 2005 Camry with her friend Barbara Schwartz. The friends exited an Oklahoma highway before Ms. Bookout discovered she could not stop her car. The vehicle sped through an...more
A popular defense tactic when someone is injured in an accident with minimal property damage is to argue that there is no way such a “minor impact” could cause the injuries. In many cases now, insurance companies are hiring...more
On January 8, 2014, the Fifth Circuit announced its latest guidance on an issue of great importance to insurance carriers doing business in Texas. In Star-Tex Resources, L.L.C. v. Granite State Ins. Co., 2014 WL 60192 (5th...more
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently had to consider the vicarious liability of a vehicle’s owner for the negligence of an impaired driver in Watts v. Boyce, Dunham and the Co-operators General Insurance Company,...more
When you are arrested for a DUI, you face both an administrative suspension action from DMV and a separate criminal case. Each matter is heard independently in separate proceedings with their own sets of rules and procedures....more
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