The Dreaded Carline and Legality

Students dodging cars to get to school.

It’s fair to say that as a society, we’re hoping to add ‘safety’ to the classic school offerings of reading, writing, and arithmetic. All this back to school hubbub leads us to wonder: What happens when accident claims are levied due to a mishap just off-campus? More specifically, how are car injury claims handled that arise when a crowded carline results in a minivan smashup? Suing for personal injury can be straightforward – or it can be incredibly nuanced. Read below as we examine possible outcomes of a school-based accident claim. 

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Truck Accident? Here’s what you need to know.

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A truck accident brings with it unique legal questions and challenges. That’s not surprising – after all, commercial trucks loaded to the brim can exceed 80,000 pounds in weight. Accidents involving such heft can be truly devastating. Still, a large truck’s involvement in a fender-bender does not immediately guarantee that the driver is at fault. Here are some of the legal basics to understand regarding truck accidents.

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Uber SCREWS UP? Who’s at Fault in a Rideshare Accident?

Yellow Taxi Sign On Roof Of Car. Uber accident

 

You’re relaxing in the cushy backseat of an Uber when the driver takes your comment I’m in a bit of a hurry literally and runs a red light. What happens when rideshare goes bad? It is essential to understand who is at fault in a rideshare accident and what you can expect if you’re involved in one.

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Texting and Driving? – Think Again.

We have all heard the message that texting and driving don’t mix. It’s common knowledge that the practice is extremely dangerous, but what are the legal ramifications if a Florida driver does choose to text while behind the wheel? You may be surprised to learn that the Sunshine State’s texting ban is considered weak compared to most of the country.

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10 biggest mistakes after a car accident that can affect your claim

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1 – Failing to call the police

For a person who has never been in an accident, it can be a stressful event and you may wonder, “Should I call the police?” The answer is always “yes!”  It is normal to feel a little uncomfortable about calling the police after a car accident, but it is necessary to document what happened and to make sure information is exchanged.  If, for example, the other driver gives you the wrong information or lacks insurance, you need to know right away so that the police can get involved in enforcing your rights.

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Six Common Misconceptions About a Car Accident Lawsuit

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Some of the most common types of car accidents stand as fitting metaphors for how a car accident lawsuit can transpire. The well planned-out lawsuit is like the ‘barely a scratch’ snafu that is resolved nearly painlessly. Another scenario – like a rear-end bash – seems an open and shut case, but there can be more than meets the eye, and proceedings can be longer than first anticipated. And then there’s the complicated wreck that drags on and on in the courtroom, long after the jaws of life saved the ones involved. Continue reading

Does a seat belt really matter in an accident?

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No one plans on getting into an accident but there’s one thing you can do to be prepared in the event that you do: wear a seatbelt.  Those who don’t wear a seat belt and are involved in an accident, generally, have dramatically more severe injuries than motorists who wear seat belts. Continue reading

Hire an Attorney and get the Personal Injury Compensation You Deserve: A Checklist

Personal Injury Compensation

 
Seeking personal injury compensation? There’s a right way to hire an effective attorney; do so, and you stand ready to collect the recompense you deserve. Accidents come in many scenarios, but the traits of an effective attorney never change. After addressing your immediate medical concerns, allow yourself to experience a sense of calm. After reading this article, you’ll feel confident that the attorney on your side will fight effectively for your victory. Continue reading

What to do if I get in a Car Accident?

 
 
If you have been injured in a car accident, there are two urgent things you need to do: call 911 and get medical treatment.

A car accident is a traumatic and life changing event.  Whether you are seriously injured or only have damage to your vehicle, the events that will follow the accident will be difficult, expensive, and frustrating. Continue reading