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September 05, 2013
Truck drivers’ failure to obey traffic laws by, for example,  running red lights can result infatal underride truck  accidents. As a follow up to Underride Truck Accidents (Part 1), here is some further information regarding underride truck accidents. While Part 1 of this blog laid out some of the... Read Full Post
September 04, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that about 25 percent of all truck accident fatalities are caused by underride truck accidents. Underride truck accidents are crashes in which passenger vehicles slide underneath trucks – either from behind or from the side – and... Read Full Post
September 03, 2013
So far in 2013, there have been more than 658, 200 distracted driving-related motor vehicle accidents in the U.S., with one of these accidents occurring approximately every 30 seconds. Following up to Distracted Driving and Motor Vehicle Accidents (Part 1), the following is some further eye-opening... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accident
September 01, 2013
According to the CDC, at least 9 people die in distracted driving-related motor vehicle accidents and at least 1,060 people suffer injuries in these accidents every day in the U.S. Although driving may seem to be a relatively simple task – particularly for drivers who have years of experience, it... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accident
August 30, 2013
Some specific types of emergency room mistakes can include diagnostic mistakes, medication mistakes and treatment mistakes. Picking up from Emergency Room Mistakes and Personal Injury Lawsuits (Part 1)¸ the following is some additional information regarding errors that medical professionals can... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
August 29, 2013
Emergency room mistakes can result in serious injuries to patients when medical professionals are not properly trained or do not have enough support staff. Emergency rooms are extremely chaotic places, and the medical professionals in emergency rooms are often jumping from one serious case to... Read Full Post
August 28, 2013
Compensation for scarring and disfigurement injuries will depend on the severity of the injury and whether the injury prevents a person from being able to earn a living. Continuing from Personal Injury Lawsuits: Compensation for Scarring and Disfigurement (Part 1), the following is some additional... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
August 23, 2013
Burns and loss of limb are types of scarring and disfigurement injuries that may be the bases for personal injury lawsuits. While some types of personal injuries – like broken bones or concussions – are treatable and can be resolved with the properly medical attention, in the worst cases, personal... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
August 21, 2013
If police fail to have a nondiscriminatory method of stopping cars at sobriety checkpoints, any resulting DUI arrests could be thrown out of court due to this illegality. Continuing from DUI Defense: When DUI Arrests Happen at Sobriety Checkpoints (Part 1), the following is some additional... Read Full Post
Category: Traffic and DUI
August 19, 2013
Should police fail to set up and legally operate a sobriety checkpoint, the DUI arrest and any evidence collected at the checkpoint will likely not be admissible in court. Being charged with a DUI – whether it’s your first DUI or you have priors – can be an extremely scary, overwhelming experience... Read Full Post
Category: Traffic and DUI