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Car Accident

What To Do When Hit By An Automobile While Riding Your Bicycle

by The Brown Firm on

Riding a bicycle has so many advantages, but it can be dangerous as well.  Using a bicycle for your daily commute is good exercise, eco-friendly, and you don't get stuck in traffic jams. It is also a fun...more

5 Ways to Prove Distracted Driving in an Auto Accident Case

by The Roth Firm on

Distracted Driving Car Accidents occur on a regular basis throughout the state of Georgia, leaving thousands of people with severe or life-threatening injuries. When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you need to do more...more

Defence + Indemnity: February 2018 - I. Insurance Issues C.

by Field Law on

I. INSURANCE ISSUES - C. The SEF 44 Endorsement is not a standalone policy and exclusions in the underlying policy apply to it such that a claimant passenger of a stolen vehicle is entitled to benefits if he/she did not...more

Ruling: Medical Providers Not Subject to Double Damages Under Medicare Secondary Payer Act

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• In a matter of first impression, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has ruled that a private right of action under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP Act), which provides for double damages in the...more

Dot The I’s And Cross The T’s: The Importance Of Clarity In Claim Communications And The Availability Of Punitive Damages For An...

by Carlton Fields on

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently made waves in Hughes v. First Acceptance Insurance Company of Georgia, Inc., 343 Ga. App. 693 (2017). First, it aggrandized the role of a jury in determining the existence of an offer to...more

Rep. Lucido’s Macomb Solution to get rid of Michigan’s Mandatory Car Insurance is Ludicrous

by Michigan Auto Law on

So-called “Macomb Solution” to get rid of mandatory car insurance in Michigan and allowing drivers to elect to be uninsured is epically bad idea; financial ruin if a car crash occurs - Macomb County Rep. Pete Lucido’s...more

Northern District of Illinois Denies Summary Judgment for Insurer on Bad Faith Claim Where Disputed Facts Exist as to Insurer’s...

Following a fatal vehicle accident in 2008, a group of plaintiffs brought suit against Venture One, Inc., the owner of a truck involved in the accident. After several unsuccessful attempts to settle the matter with Venture...more

Defence + Indemnity: February 2018 - IV. QUANTUM/DAMAGES ISSUES A.

by Field Law on

IV. QUANTUM/DAMAGES ISSUES - A. A Plaintiff was found by the trial judge to have exaggerated her pain levels and to have lied during Questioning and to her health care professionals but was still found at trial to be...more

Determining Fault in Multi-Car Accidents

Multi-car accidents are often extremely frightening for all involved and increasingly common in high-traffic and heavy construction areas such as Woodland Hills and Canoga Park. When multiple vehicles, whether they be cars,...more

How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

by The Roth Firm on

Accidents or injuries are something that we want to avoid all the times. But when it happens, and you decide to take appropriate steps in protecting your legal rights, you need to know more about what “personal injury law” is...more

What to do after a Hit And Run Accident in Georgia?

by The Brown Firm on

Automobile accidents are a scary experience for all parties involved. It's important to follow the right steps including what information to gather after the crash to make sure you're injuries and damages are going to be...more

5 Steps to Take if You Were Hit by a Drunk Driver

by The Brown Firm on

If you have been involved in a Car Accident and believe it was caused by a Drunk Driver, it is important to know what to do next. When a drunk driver causes an accident to occur, it is not just criminal penalties they...more

Wearing a Seat Belt and its Affect on your Personal Injury Claim 

by The Brown Firm on

Wearing a seat belt while driving should be second nature to motor vehicle drivers in Georgia. Not only is it required by law, but can potentially save your life if you become involved in an accident. ...more

If At First You Don't Succeed, Try And Try Again: A Broker Is Finally Successful At A Federal Preemption Argument

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

A recent ruling by Judge Ronald Guzman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois should have a significant impact on how brokers, and in some circumstances motor carriers, defend themselves in...more

Bills to replace Michigan No Fault with pure tort liability insurance system introduced

by Michigan Auto Law on

Here is what a pure tort liability system will mean for car accident victims and drivers in Michigan - Yesterday House Republicans introduced legislation to repeal Michigan’s 45-year-old No Fault auto insurance law and...more

Wrongful Death Claims in North Carolina

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Introduction - When someone is injured by the negligence of another, the injured party often has a legal claim against the at-fault party under North Carolina law. Sadly, however, sometimes these incidents result in the...more

The Importance of Signatures: General Motors’ Unsigned But Fully Negotiated Deal Not Enforceable

by Hogan Lovells on

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn recently decided that a fully-negotiated agreement would not be enforced in the absence of required signatures. The agreement contemplated a settlement between the General Motors bankruptcy...more

The Technology to Expect in Level 5 Autonomous Cars

by Howard Ankin on

Human drivers will no longer be necessary in the future thanks to advanced technology that enables Level-5 Autonomous Cars to take the wheel in all types of conditions. This new breed of vehicles is equipped with technology...more

5 Facts about Personal Injury Claims in Georgia

by The Brown Firm on

5 Facts about Personal Injury Claims in Georgia When you have become a victim of someone else's negligent actions, it can be overwhelming to know just exactly what to do. Before you begin worrying, let's take a few minutes to...more

Super Bowl & Car Accidents: A Deadly Combination

Whether you are an Eagles fan or a Patriots fan — or a Justin Timberlake fan, chances are you will be watching the Super Bowl this weekend. From the athleticism and competition to the over the top commercials and half-time...more

The Risks of Older Drivers Using Medicare instead of Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurance

by Michigan Auto Law on

By allowing seniors to opt out of No Fault for Medicare, SB 787 jeopardizes seniors’ medical and financial health after a car crash - It sounds good, at first. Allowing senior and elderly drivers to opt out of Michigan...more

How Can You Have a Successful Lawyer-Client Team in Your Personal Injury Case?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg often meets potential clients at a critical stage in their lives when things are turned upside-down after an injury accident. How will the car be fixed? Will I need...more

Potholes Ahead for Marijuana-Impaired Driving Regulation

by Wilson Elser on

Despite the federal Schedule I status of cannabis, more and more states are legalizing marijuana in some form. The nationwide increase in cannabis use means a rise in the number of cannabis-impaired drivers....more

Concussions: The Most Common Injury in California Car Accidents

Concussions may seem like nothing more than a minor inconvenience, it’s important to recognize that concussions can, indeed, be very serious. They can be so serious that they cause permanent injury to the brain. A recent...more

3 Methods to Help Prove Fault in an Auto Accident Case

by The Brown Firm on

When you are involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident one of the first questions to come up is who was at fault for the collision. The answer to this question will have a huge impact on the person at-fault, and the insurance...more

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