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16 Apr 2014, 2:52 pm by Bill Hayes
What if someone is driving without car insurance and has an accident with me, can I still get compensation for the damages?   Although it is against the law in most states to drive without automobile liability insurance many irresponsible individuals insist on driving around town without coverage. If they get into accidents in which […] [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 10:16 am
To prevent vehicle accidents related to inadequate tire pressure, since 2008 all vehicles in the US are equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). If the icon on the left is appearing on a car dash board it means that the pressure in the tires has reached a dangerous level and action is required by the driver. Unfortunately according to a recent consumer study 42% of drivers don't know what this icon means, additionally 10% of drivers ignore the warning and continue to drive. Learn… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by Matt Powell
Ah!  The warm weather has finally arrived throughout the United States and with it comes plans for a fun-filled summer.  Unfortunately, all too often unexpected car repairs or Tampa auto accidents can ruin those plans.  One of the more common car failures involves the cooling system.  This is the essential component of any vehicle that maintains normal operating temperatures and keeps the engine safe from overheating.  When the cooling system fails, the heat gauge on the… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 8:22 am by Tim Tate
Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage (UM and UIM) is a form of automobile insurance policy designed to protect responsible drivers from drivers who fall to maintain car insurance or do not have sufficient insurance to cover the damages they cause.  The Texas Insurance Code requires all automobile insurance policies sold in the state carry minimal […] [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 3:30 pm by Nic Underhill
10 people were killed and over 30 were injured in a fatal collision on a northern California highway April 10, 2014. The accident involved a charter bus, a FedEx truck, and a Nissan Altima and occurred around 5:30 p.m. local time near Orland, California on Interstate 5. According to the California Highway Patrol, the FedEx truck was heading southbound when it crossed the median for unknown reasons and crashed head-on into the charter bus full of students. Both vehicles exploded into flames on… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 1:56 pm
On April 10, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court issued an important ruling regarding Florida’s dangerous instrumentality doctrine as it applies to the owners of vehicles involved in auto accidents. Generally speaking, Florida's dangerous instrumentality laws provide that the owner or owners of a vehicle are responsible for any injuries caused by anyone else driving the vehicle with permission. The rationale for this rule is that the owners of a vehicle are in the best position to ensure that… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 1:50 pm by Whittel & Melton, LLC
A Clearwater woman is facing DUI manslaughter charges following a crash that killed a motorcyclist Sunday night. The 47-year-old woman was arrested after the accident, which occurred around 9:40 p.m. at Missouri Avenue and Belleair Road. As of Monday morning, she was being held in the Pinellas County Jail without bail. Clearwater police believe the woman was driving a 2001 Buick Century south on Missouri when she turned left at Belleair and crossed into the path of a 24-year-old motorcyclist… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 10:31 am by Stephen M. Ozcomert
Georgia courts have been called upon to interpret any number of insurance policy claims arising from car accidents.  All of the facts and circumstances of each case are integral to the determination of whether the plaintiff is entitled to a recovery, and if so, to what extent.  Whether the claim is asserted under the allegedly negligent party’s automobile insurance policy or homeowner’s policy, the language of those agreements can be fairly tedious and complicated.  And… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 10:20 am by Harris Personal Injury
Two-Car Crash on Mission Street On Thursday evening, a crash in Santa Barbara sent two people to the hospital. The wreck happened at the intersection of Mission and Bath Streets. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, a sedan apparently broadsided an SUV at about 5:30 p.m. The SUV flipped over onto its roof in the middle of the roadway. A couple and a young child were inside of the SUV. One passenger from the SUV was transported to the hospital. There is no word on whether or not the child… [read post]
13 Apr 2014, 7:13 pm by Robert Kreisman
On July 17, 2009, Kristen Henson was driving in the left lane of northbound Illinois Interstate 94 in West Deerfield Township when a car driven by the defendant, Steven Teeters, rear-ended her car.  Henson, 35, was a retail purchaser. She alleged in her lawsuit that the crash caused headaches and soft tissue injuries to her neck, lower back, tailbone and pelvic area injuries.  The headaches and neck injury healed shortly after the crash, but Henson claimed that the low back, tailbone and… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 12:34 pm by will
Injuries are an unfortunate reality when it comes to car accidents and motor vehicle accidents generally. However, not all injuries are known to the driver immediately, which can present complexities when filing a personal injury claims. Learn more about delayed effects here. [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 10:38 am by Matt Powell
Many people think that winter is the time for stocking the car in case of an accident, but the summer can be just as detrimental to those involved in an auto emergency.  As you prepare your vehicle for the warmest months of the year, be sure that you have safety in mind.  That means keeping an emergency kit on hand. First Aid Kit. Don’t confuse a first aid kit for an emergency kit.  This is only a piece of the puzzle, but it is an important one.  A proper First Aid kit… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 9:06 am
The insurance industry is constantly bombarding the media and consumers with the idea that frivolous lawsuits are raising rates and taxing the court system. Experienced plaintiff lawyers who litigate and try cases know first-hand that these claims are largely false. A recently decided case in Middlesex County puts a dirty little secret of the industry on display. It is often insurers--loathe to pay claims and engaging in scorched earth tactics against injured people--that are costing the public… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 8:09 am by Tenn And Tenn
Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise in recent years. As a result, lawmakers have introduced the Safe Streets Act of 2014. States must comply within the next two years with their plans to resolve these problems by implementing a diversity of safety measures. Funding is also being provided to support these initiatives.  Though each state has released their numbers, they will vary from state to state. As with the federal data for the state of New Hampshire, here’s the current… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 5:23 am by Sansone / Lauber Trial Lawyers
Wearing a watch that tracks your fitness performance might give you the body of a superhero. Wearing glasses with a computer inside might make you feel like one. But your superhero status won’t protect you if your wearable technology distracts you when you’re behind the wheel. Growing evidence indicates that distracted driving – whether it’s talking on the phone, texting, or using wearable hands-free technology – leads to auto accidents. Here in Missouri, legislators… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 8:52 am
Florida drivers know all too well how annoying it can be to be stuck behind a driver who has their turn signal on and the turn never actually materializes. It's also annoying when a driver suddenly changes lanes without giving notice. According to a study by the Society of Automotive Engineers, drivers fail to use turn signals about two billion times a day across the United States. By either failing to signal when they should or failing to turn off turn signals after changing lanes, turn signal… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 7:41 am
What is Personal Injury Law: It is a legal term or an injury to the body, mind or emotions. It covers physical injuries, mental injuries and death that result from the negligence or intentional misconduct of another person, group of individuals, or entity. The most common types of personal injury claims are automobile traffic accidents, accidents in the workplace, slip & fall or tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home and defective products. Also, included in the personal… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 5:53 pm by Matt Powell
The summer season brings with it the desire to get out and about, to explore the world around us.  In order to accomplish this goal, you will need a reliable vehicle to transport you.  This means that you should take this opportunity to inspect several car components to be sure that they are in good working order.  Among those is the battery.  Of all the parts of your vehicle, the battery is among the most likely to fail.  The average car battery will last as few as two or… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 4:24 pm by jason
A year ago, 17 year old Hanren Chang was hit and killed by a drunk driver while crossing Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco. Hanren, a student at Lowell High School, was walking home after celebrating her birthday earlier that night. Her death was one of 21 tragic fatalities by pedestrians in San Francisco in 2013, and the second in three years crossing the dangerous Sloat Blvd. Kieran Brewer, 29, recently pleaded guilty to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 2:36 pm by Jeffrey Taylor
Back in 2011, Oklahoma’s legislators eagerly passed “tort reform” actions to protect Oklahoma’s citizens from higher medical bills. In my opinion, all of the tort reform laws harm Oklahoma’s own citizens, and only reward big insurance companies who only care about their shareholders, not their clients. One of the tort reform laws placed was a new rule in Oklahoma’s evidence code regarding the admission of medical expense records. This confusing new rule,… [read post]