Car Accident

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Photos speak louder than words: document a car accident with pictures

In 2013, 988 people were killed in 892 motor vehicle accidents in Illinois. In 2012, the national figure reached 33,561 fatalities and 2,362,000 injuries as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration....more

Proving vehicle defect after an auto accident

When motorists purchase a vehicle, they put their complete trust in the manufacturers and workers who built it. In many instances, however, defects in these vehicles can cause or contribute to accidents, some of which become...more

Tennessee Supreme Court Holds That Healthcare Providers Can Only collect What Insurance Companies are willing to Pay

A woman is seriously injured in a car accident. It is not her fault. She is taken to the emergency room where she is treated. When she is released, the hospital bills total $100,000. The woman has health insurance. The...more

Texas Supreme Court Oral Argument Preview (2/15)

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, the Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases. Note that the Court is doing a road show and hearing these arguments at the University of Texas at Tyler. ...more

Study: drowsy driving accidents higher than official numbers

When motorists decide to get into their cars and travel the roads of Illinois, they place a significant amount of trust in other drivers that they pass. This trust includes abiding by simple traffic laws, but it also extends...more

Excess Insurer v. Primary Insurer: Supreme Court of Missouri Recognizes Right of Excess Insurer to Recover from Primary Insurer...

Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. Addison Ins. Co., et al. 2014 WL 6958157 (Mo. banc. December 9, 2014) - In a matter of first impression, the Supreme Court of Missouri, en banc, affirmed a decision by the Missouri Court of...more

Florida Court Holds That Engineering Company Cannot be Held Liable for Third Party Injury Despite Open and Obvious Design Defect

Vanessa Cruz was tragically killed on July 15, 2008, in a single vehicle accident on the Florida Turnpike. Vanessa was the front seat passenger in a vehicle when the driver lost control, left the roadway, and struck the end...more

California Laws Around Texting and Driving

California, like many other states, has recognized the great dangers inherent in “distracted driving.” Annually, distracted driving accounts for 6,000 fatalities nationwide. Texting, in particular, takes a driver’s eyes off...more

Texas Supreme Court Orders and Opinions (2/15)

Today, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in two argued cases. The Court did not grant any new petitions or set any mandamus petitions for argument. ...more

Auto Accidents and Insurance Coverage

If you’re in an auto accident, you may have many questions. Questions like: who will pay for my injuries? Or the damage to my car? The answer can depend on who is at fault and whether you or the other driver has insurance. ...more

Cracking Down on Hit and Run Via Social Media

About 80 percent of hit and run cases between 2008 and 2012 in the Los Angeles area were never solved, according to the Los Angeles Times. Compare that to the city of Denver, whose police force actually resolves about 78...more

Pedestrians often victims of hit-and-run accidents

Across Chicago and the nation, law enforcement officers and other legal professionals witness the rate of hit-and-runs as it continues to climb every year. ...more

Study: Voice-activated vehicle systems cause distraction for drivers

When drivers opt to put hands-free devices and technology in their vehicles, they often do so under the impression that they are increasing safety for them and all those around them....more

Is There a Constitutional Right to 12% Interest?

Central bankers have been the bane of a saver’s return for awhile now, but Wisconsin’s court of appeals appears to have carved out a place for litigants to earn a market-beating return. In a decision issued by District II...more

Suing a Drunk Driver

Spring often means an increase in parties (St. Patty’s Day, anyone?), sporting events, and other occasions where alcohol is present. This can also mean that more people leave these parties and drive while under the influence...more

MDFL Dismisses Auto Repair Antitrust Claims, Eviscerates Plaintiffs’ Lawyers

In 2014, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated a series of antitrust actions and transferred them to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The Middle District of Florida...more

Preparing for a Car Accident

No one expects to get into a car accident, but being prepared in case one happens is a great way to ease anxiety and ensure your recovery is as smooth as possible. Below are some tips to keep in mind before and after a car...more

What does pain and suffering include?

When Chicago residents are involved in a car accident, they can experience a wide range of consequences, from minor aches and pains to complete disability. ...more

Do Not Delay on Filing a Personal Injury Claim

If you have been involved in a Woodland Hills car accident, you may wonder what happens next, legally speaking. Perhaps you are unsure how long you have to bring claims against the person who hit you. Or whether you will be...more

Tailgating raises the risk of causing a car accident

Like practically every other major city in the nation, Chicago residents are inundated with aggressive drivers. Tailgating, where drivers follow other motorists at an unsafe distance of less than two seconds, is one of the...more

Insurance Balance Billing Class Fails Rule 23’s Requirements

Plaintiff filed a putative class action in Arkansas state court against his automobile insurer for alleged failure to pay the full amount it was contractually required to pay for his medical bills following a car accident. ...more

Car accident attorneys understand liability

In Illinois and throughout the rest of the nation, rental car companies are prohibited from selling or leasing vehicles that have been connected to a recall notice. However, companies can rent any car in their fleet...more

Head Injuries and Financial Recovery

If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Woodland Hills, you may have suffered a head injury and not even known about it because not all head injuries involve an obvious open wound. If you think you’ve been injured after...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Policyholders May Assign Their Statutory Right to Recover Punitive Damages Arising from Insurer’s...

In an issue of first impression, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held in Allstate Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Wolfe that a policyholder may assign statutory bad faith claims under Pennsylvania’s bad faith statute,...more

Colder Weather Brings Certain Auto Accident-Related Risks

Winter can bring challenging travel conditions for pedestrians and drivers alike. Darker days, colder weather, and frazzled and fatigued travelers may all contributed to a greater number of accidents on the road. This is...more

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