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How Do Contingency Fees Work?

Posted on January 15, 2020 in
If you were in a car accident, you may be suffering from physical injuries, emotional stress, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage. If your damages are directly due to someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to receive compensation. However, many people feel hesitant to hire an attorney due to the cost of attorney’s fees. However, most personal injury attorneys will offer their legal services to you on a “contingency fee” basis. Learn more about how you can have a strong representation in your personal injury...
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Can a Passenger Sue a Driver?

Posted on December 11, 2019 in
As a passenger in a car accident, you are not liable for any damages, unless you somehow acted recklessly to intentionally distract the driver. However, as an injured passenger, you may be wondering if you can sue the driver of the vehicle you were riding in, and what your options are. As a passenger in an automobile accident, making a determination of liability will help you understand who you have the right to file a claim against for your injuries.  Passenger Rights As a passenger in a car accident,...
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Improper and Unsafe Lane Changes

Posted on December 5, 2019 in
Approximately one-tenth of all car accidents in the United States are due to improper and unsafe lane changes. This common accident can seem relatively benign, but a driver’s misjudgment can cause catastrophic and permanent injuries. According to New York laws, an improper lane change (also known as “sideswiping”) on a roadway is when a driver changes or attempts to change lanes, without an actual path of safety to do so.  Motorists oftentimes are distracted, or negligent, and fail to monitor their surroundings and check their blind spots. This negligent...
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Personal Injuries Due to Auto Manufacturing Defects

Posted on December 3, 2019 in
According to the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey, approximately 44,000 car accidents occur due to defective automobile parts and components. Automobile manufacturing defects and design flaws are the subject of millions of recalls every year and are also, unfortunately, the cause of many severe injuries and deaths.  Defective Manufactured Parts and Components  The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards govern the manufacture of all vehicle parts and components in the United States. The two most common types of accidents include when the accident is directly a result of the...
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Truck Driver Fatigue

Posted on November 26, 2019 in
Truck drivers are required to follow the rules and regulations established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In fact, any truck driver in the United States that operates a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) falls under the jurisdiction of these requirements. However, the reality is that truck drivers are encouraged to make as much profit as possible for their employers. Even though strict regulations exist, many truck drivers simply do not follow them, leaving them with serious driver fatigue and placing everyone on the roadways in jeopardy.   ...
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9 Signs You Should Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident

Posted on October 18, 2019 in
Some car accidents can be handled by insurance companies, provided that the parties that crash are cooperative and no one was seriously hurt. You may just want to pretend nothing ever happened. However, there are circumstances under which you need to hire an attorney. If you have sustained serious physical or financial harm, you will need an attorney to help you recover what you are owed. You will also need an attorney if government vehicles were involved, or you think someone may allege you were at fault in the incident....
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