Out of all the different ways that a car accident can occur, one of the most frustrating is being struck because the other driver was using their cell phone. Cell phones are a big cause of distracted driving accidents, and because these sorts of accidents are becoming increasingly common, many states are passing laws to curb these incidents. If you find that the other driver in your accident was using their cell phone when the accident happened, then you may have strong grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
Six people were killed in Maine’s deadliest fire in four decades. The Portland area victims’ wrongful death was attributed to code violations made by landlord Gregory Nisbet, but their settlements were a lot less than you might expect. Nisbet was taken to trial for criminal manslaughter for all six victims, but he was acquitted, leading to several wrongful death suits being filed by the victims’ families. In the end, only $300,000 would be awarded to the victims, which is substantially low for a wrongful death suit. This is
For most people that need a new automobile, purchasing a car is the most popular option. However, depending on your needs, leasing can also be a good choice. However, when your car is lease, there are some complications that you must consider, including what you should do when you’re involved in an accident. In the aftermath of an accident involving a leased vehicle, you need to act quickly, as your lease often has specific requirements for reporting accidents. Not acting quickly enough may impact your ability for file
After you suffered an accident, particularly one that results in serious injuries, there are several important matters to consider. However, if you’re thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit, the most vital issue is determining legal liability, or fault, for the accident. If you can’t prove the fault of another party, you will have no shot at winning your claim, which is why it’s important to take a closer look at this issue. Here are some of the ways you can make proving fault after an accident easy,
When you’re in a truck accident, you may well be facing life-altering circumstances. You may no longer be able to work due to your injuries, both physical and mental. You may have damage to your relationships and quality of life. You might be suffering emotional trauma. You certainly have mounting medical costs. It’s even worse when you try to collect damages for your injuries and you’re subject to lowball offers and bullying insurance agents who are trying to blame you for everything. When you’re in this kind of
Motorcyclists face a far different set of dangers than other motorists on the road. For one thing, when you’re in an accident, you’re not surrounded by four walls and a roof to provide extra protection from the impact. For this reason, motorcyclists tend to suffer far more catastrophic damage from collisions than other drivers do. Worse, drivers of automobiles and trucks often don’t respect motorcycle drivers. They aren’t given the space to maneuver, they’re not given proper right-of-way, and sometimes they’re either overlooked or ignored. In short: they’re
If you’re in an accident and it was someone else’s fault, you fully deserve to be compensated for their negligence, to get paid for the medical bills you’ve got piling up, your lost wages, the pain and suffering you experience and more. Unfortunately, there are insurance company representatives who seem out to stop you from pursuing your case by any means necessary. These people are called insurance adjusters, though they might go by a range of other titles including claims representatives, claims adjusters, case consultants, and others. They
When you lose a loved one suddenly, it has a devastating effect on your life. Your entire world turns upside down. It’s even worse when their death was due to someone else’s negligence or malice. When this happens, you deserve to be compensated for your loss, for your pain and suffering and the expenses you incur as a result of the death. However, pursuing these cases can be complex and very stressful at a time when that’s the last thing you need. If you’re facing this kind of
Truck accidents are a major problem on U.S. roads, and in fact, it’s a problem that’s getting worse instead of better. Even though we’ve got more education and knowledge about these kinds of accidents than ever before, the numbers are on the rise. Even worse, they tend to be catastrophic when they happen. Over 66% of people who die in truck accidents are the drivers and passengers of other vehicles. Like any vehicular accident, there are a ton of potential causes of truck accidents. Unlike car accidents, it’s
There’s a wide variety of reasons why you might need to access your medical records. It could be that you’re involved in a personal injury case and you may need the records to back up your claims. You might be facing a medical malpractice case, wherein your medical records are at the heart of your claims. Sometimes, you might just need to access them because you’re changing physicians. You would think that it’s easy to get your records; after all, they’re yours, aren’t they? The truth is, it
Being in a car accident can turn your entire life upside down, and even ruin it. Worse, it can happen to anyone at any time, no matter how good of a driver you are. You can be the most cautious and attentive person behind the wheel, but you cannot provide for the decisions made by other people. As if damage to your vehicle isn’t enough when you are in an accident due to someone else’s poor decision making, the injuries that can result in long-term or lifelong disability.
When someone dies due to the irresponsibility, negligence or intentional acts of someone else, the legal term for this is “wrongful death.” Wrongful death is a term in civil law, as opposed to criminal law, and it’s the principle that allows those left behind to collect compensation for the death of their loved one. However, the law only allows specific individuals to file such a case. It’s important that the right individuals take the right steps in order to secure a wrongful death settlement. Discover the facts about