Unique Issues That Motorcycle Riders Face on Our Roads

Posted on June 20, 2018 Motorcycle riders are unlike any other type of driver on our roadways. Yes, motorcyclists seem to enjoy more freedom when it comes to their vehicles, but they are also at a larger risk of deadly accidents and more severe injuries. Motorcyclists have fewer protections than we do on the roadways. It pays to know your rights when it comes to your accident. In 2/3 of the motorcycle accidents that happen involving another vehicle, the other vehicle violated the cyclist’s right of way, leading to the accident. Motorcyclists are about 26 times more likely to die in [...]

Drowsy Driving: How Serious Accidents Happen Every Year

Posted on June 20, 2018 In 2014, drowsy driving claimed the lives of 846 people. Other research has been conducted over the years that shows us that, between the years 2011-2015, 4,121 accidents took place related to those who were driving while drowsy. This is due to many reasons, from people not getting enough rest to long work hours and taking medications that cause drowsiness before venturing out onto the roadways. Proving Your Case What can you do when somebody was drowsy driving and you want to prove your case? Victims of family members are able to obtain compensation if they can [...]

Damages You Can Expect in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Posted on June 19, 2018 You have lost a loved one during a very difficult time and believe that their life has been taken too soon in an accident. Now, you wonder if you will be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. However, first, you might want to know a bit about the types of damages you can receive in your case to help you during your time of need. Damages in Your Lawsuit When it comes to your wrongful death lawsuit, a financial injury is one of the main measures of damages in your action. You may have heard of [...]

New York – 25 Motorists Arrested for Driving While Impaired

New York (June 18, 2018) – This weekend, the New York State Police worked to stop drunk drivers on the roadways. They arrested 25 motorists in the operation, some of which were violating traffic laws and some of which were involved in crashes. A 48-year-old was arrested in Monticello, New York when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by drunk driving. A 50-year-old woman from Hunter, New York was traveling in Hunter when she was also involved in a motor vehicle crash due to driving impaired. Drunk driving accidents happen every day on New York roadways, as well [...]

Getting Ahold of the Little “Black Box” in Your Truck Accident Case

Posted on June 18, 2018 Every year, thousands of people will become injured and some will even lose their lives in commercial truck accidents. When this happens, many people wonder how they can preserve their accident and get the best results out of their case. Sometimes, something known as the ‘black box’ can play a role in preserving your case to the best of your ability. Many trucks that have been manufactured in recent years will have an Electronic Control Module, also known as a black box. The black box captures ongoing data that can show different aspects of the truck, [...]

Is Settlement the Best Option, or Should I File a Lawsuit?

Posted on June 17, 2018 When it comes to your car accident case and the injuries you have sustained, you might wonder how you will recover the compensation you need and deserve during these trying times. A large percentage of cases never even make it to the courtroom due to the fact that they are settled in the process of settlement. Sometimes It Pays to Settle  Sometimes, it might pay to settle before you ever make it to the stage of a lawsuit. There are many advantages to the settlement process. For instance, you might receive compensation more quickly, avoid the attorney’s [...]

Pain and Suffering: A Different Type of Damage in Your Claim

Posted on June 17, 2018 When it comes to car accident cases, especially those that are most complex, you might find many different types of damages. This is when something known as ‘pain and suffering’ might come into place. Today we will discuss pain and suffering and whether or not you should include this in your claim. Pain and Suffering When it comes to any type of accident case, there are two types of damages that you might find: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are those that can easily be seen through finances such as medical bills, lost income, and costs to [...]

Employer Liability When You’ve Been Injured in a Car Accident

Posted on June 17, 2018 You generally know how a car accident case works, but what about if you have been injured in the line of work? When does employer liability come into play? Employer liability will sometimes arise in cases where a truck driver or commercial driver is involved in an accident and the employer is then sued. If you have been involved in an accident with an employee who was conducting duties at the time, you have options. “Vicarious Liability” Under the theory of vicarious liability, the actions of the employee are the same as the employer who oversees these [...]

Settling Your Case: How Long Does the Process Take?

Posted on June 16, 2018 When it comes to settling your case, you might be feeling a bit impatient as you attempt to determine how long it will take to settle so that you can move forward with your life, past the trials and tribulations. Many people are likely to wonder how long it will take to settle matters so that they can receive the compensation they deserve. How Long Will it Take? Of course, there is no clear-cut answer when it comes to how long it will take to settle your matters. You might be wondering because you have been [...]

How Long do You Have Before You Report a Car Accident?

Posted on June 15, 2018 After a car accident, many people wonder how long they have to report the accident. Others believe that they should always report it right away under any circumstances. But what happens if you are headed somewhere quickly? Of course, in the event of any car accident, you want to ensure that every party gets the medical attention that they need after a serious car accident. How Long Should You Wait? The answer in almost every case is ‘immediately.’ This is especially true if there were injuries, in which case you want to call the police to [...]