Car Accident

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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

Does an Auto Accident Claim Cover Accidents Caused by Vehicle Malfunctions?

When a car malfunctions because of negligent maintenance practices on the part of the owner — such as holding off on the replacement of brakes that are clearly starting to fail — and causes an accident, victims can hold the...more

Compensation in a Serious Auto Accident Case: Physical Injuries

Debating whether it is worth your time to file a lawsuit after a car accident? Many auto accident victims have been hesitant to seek full compensation for their injuries. Often, they think that the extent of their costs will...more

Five Ways Your Smartphone Can Help After an Auto Accident

Even hands-free, using electronic devices while driving is known to be dangerous. However, after an accident, any cellphone can help you deal more effectively with the details of your situation. Of course, smartphones are the...more

States Legislate Snow and Ice Removal from Cars – Is New York Next?

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

Calling on the Experts in Car Accident Litigation

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

Your Smart Phone Can Help You Handle Auto Accidents Properly

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

Maximizing Your Auto Accident Recovery

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

Teenage Drivers: Age an Accurate Indicator of Accident Risks

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

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