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October 07, 2013
As a personal injury lawsuit progresses, litigants can expect to face the discovery process, attempts to settle before trial and, if unsuccessful, a trial and judgment. As a continuation of The Personal Injury Lawsuit Process: What to Expect (Part 1), the following provides some further information... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
October 06, 2013
The first steps in the personal injury lawsuit process include the initial consult with a lawyer and the official filing of the complaint with the court. After being in an accident or part of any event that results in a personal injury, you will likely be left feeling physically, emotionally and... Read Full Post
October 04, 2013
Safety tips for preventing motorcycle accidents include wearing helmets and protective gear, not riding after drinking and following all traffic laws. Although you can’t control the actions of other drivers, knowing how to ride defensively can help you minimize the chances of getting into... Read Full Post
September 18, 2013
Before attending an initial consult with a personal injury lawyer, think of some specific questions you plan on asking so you are sure to get all of the info you need. Following up on How to Prepare for an Initial Consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer (Part 1), here are some additional tips on how... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
September 17, 2013
An initial consult with a personal injury lawyer is a good time for accident victims to learn more about their legal rights, as well as the lawyer’s specific experience. While the most important thing to do after suffering from any type of personal injury will be to seek medical care to prevent... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accident
September 09, 2013
Compensatory damages in personal injury settlements can include monetary awards for expenses related to medical bills, property damage and lost wages. Personal injury settlements are intended to compensate individuals who have been injured as a result of another individual’s (or some other entity’s... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
September 06, 2013
Missouri cellphone laws for drivers are among the more lax such laws in the U.S., as they only stipulate a texting ban for drivers who are 21 or younger. Cellphone bans for drivers vary dramatically from state to state, with some states fully banning the use of hand-held cellphones for all drivers... Read Full Post
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