Distracted driving gets a lot of attention these days. However, there is another common cause of accidents that is just as bad as looking at one's cell phone or driving while inebriated. Drowsy driving happens when a person chooses to get or stay behind the wheel despite their need for sleep. Although truck drivers are known for trying to push through a shift, it is also possible that the person who hit you with a normal passenger vehicle was too fatigued to make proper judgments while driving.
22 October 2019
Car accidents are rarely random events. There is generally a reason or cause behind most car accidents. The reason or cause of the accident, and who was responsible for that reason, can greatly impact the amount of financial assistance you are able to get for damaged due to your car accident. Reason #1: Speeding When you speed, even if you are only going five miles per hour over the speed limit, you are taking a risk.
30 June 2019
If you are the victim of a work-related injury, you are probably entitled to workers' compensation insurance. This insurance not only takes care of your accident-related medical expenses, but it also pays hurt workers who cannot work due to their injuries a disability wage. This payment is probably unlike anything you've encountered in the past, so read on to learn more facts about this much-needed form of support. Unique Properties of Disability Wages
23 May 2019
Losing someone you love during a common surgical procedure or some other event where medical treatment is applied can be very painful. If the death was caused by poor medical care, including medical malpractice, it is in your best interest to get advice from a lawyer who handles wrongful death cases. Here are three ways a wrongful death attorney can help you receive financial damages for your loss: A Lawyer Will Gather and Preserve Valuable Legal Information
24 July 2016
Many couples going through divorce today are opting to use collaborative family law instead on going through conventional divorce, and for good reason. The collaborative process is more direct and efficient than litigation, as both parties often agree from the start to seek a non-adversarial settlement for the good of their family and future relations. To help you better understand how collaborative divorce works and whether it could be right for you, read on for 2 frequently asked questions about the process.
19 July 2016
Texting while driving continues to be a big problem on the roadways today. Over 1.6 million accidents are caused by drivers who get distracted while driving by using their cell phone, and over 6,000 people are killed in those accidents each year on average. The fight against cell phone usage and texting while driving have lead the New York State legislature to consider legislation that will make texting and driving a crime comparable to drunk driving.
7 June 2016
If you are pursuing an injury case against a tattoo parlor, get ready for a stiff defense. Nobody likes to admit injury liability, tattoo parlors included. Here are three defenses you are likely to face in such a lawsuit: You Signed a Release Form Many tattoo parlors have liability waivers that clients have to sign before getting inked. The wording may differ from parlor to parlor, but the waivers generally have the same message.
1 June 2016