Passengers in auto accidents can usually collect money for their injuries from the people responsible for the crashes. If you get in a vehicle with a drunk driver and are involved in an accident as a result, though, you may only receive partial compensation or none at all in some cases. Here's more information about how this can happen. The Role of Personal Responsibility Drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles in a safe manner, so someone who operates a vehicle while intoxicated will typically always be held liable for any accident the person causes. [Read More]
Dealing With Tractor Trailer Accident Cases: What You Should Know
For most people who have been injured in a vehicle accident, they'll typically hire an attorney to assist them with their case in order to receive some kind of compensation from the offending party. Some of this compensation includes pain and suffering, medical costs, and the cost it takes to recoup or repair their damaged vehicle. If an accident involves a tractor trailer, the details of the case can be a bit more difficult to navigate. [Read More]
Is It Possible To Still Sue For Damages If You Were Responsible For A Collision?
Many people are quick to assume that the other person is at fault in a car accident. However, it may be the case that you both share the blame. If this is true, how does it affect a personal injury case, if you decided to pursue one? Is it still possible for you to recover damages, especially if the primary mistake was made by the other driver? Read on to learn about contributory and comparative negligence. [Read More]
Protecting Yourself Before, During, And After A Motorcycle Accident
When pitted against larger vehicles in a road collision, motorcycles and riders often feel the brunt of both injuries and damages. Motorcyclists aren't protected by crumple zones and seat belts, and the best safety equipment doesn't keep all injuries at bay. Understanding how to protect yourself no matter what happens on the road helps keep motorcycle riding an enjoyable activity. Know the Best Safety Precautions Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that mandating motorcycle helmet use via law is the one safety measure scientifically proven to reduce injuries and deaths in motorcycle accidents. [Read More]