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Road construction work helps maintain important infrastructure. Motorists need it to maintain, repair, and improve roads, bridges, and highways, which can fall into dangerous states of disrepair with time. However, the very nature of the construction process interrupts normal driving patterns and creates a serious risk of accidents.
Many personal injury attorneys advertise via all types of media—the internet, television, billboards, and even radio. With so many attorneys claiming that they can help you, how do you know where to turn after an auto accident? Many people have no personal connections to an attorney or do not know anyone who was involved in a car accident case in the past.
Regrettably, thousands of truck accidents take place on the road every year. An accident with an 18-wheeler or other large truck, which weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and average 70 feet in length, can cause devastating injures. When passenger cars and 18-wheelers collide on the road, serious property damage as well as personal injuries inevitably follow, even at low vehicle speeds.
Millions of U.S. car accidents result in property damage as well as serious and even life-threatening injuries. Here are the most important things you should know if you are ever in an automobile accident: Stop the Car Never drive away from the scene of an accident, even if there’s no damage—this is your legal obligation.
In November, Personal Injury Attorney Stewart J. Guss, in cooperation with the Star of Hope Mission, launched a “Hats, Socks, and Gloves Drive” in order to help the homeless stay warm this winter. After successfully concluding the drive, his team recently distributed the donated items with Star of Hope staff.
For auto accident victims, the days after the crash are spent attending to medical needs, informing family and loved ones about the extent of injuries, notifying employers about the need to take time off, and getting vehicles repaired. These exhausting tasks can consume a lot of time, leaving little energy and attention to consider questions regarding the legal side of the acci ...
According to a recent study, distracted drivers cause about 16 percent of highway deaths—to say nothing of catastrophic injuries, which can leave victims paralyzed or fighting for their lives. If you like to ride a motorcycle, then you are particularly vulnerable to injuries from a distracted driver, so always practice smart defensive driving.
Any type of traumatic injury can require ongoing medical care for some time—and car accident injuries are no different. You may need emergency treatment right after the accident, but during the following weeks, your doctor may suggest follow-up visits, visits to specialists, surgeries, physical therapy, and more. You may also need medications and medical equipment while you recover.
Your answer: It depends on the phone. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation cracked down on truckers using cell phones and prohibited the use of hand-held devices. However, truckers can still use hands-free cell phones while driving, and they can also use hand-held devices if they pull over to the side of the road before beginning a conversation.
Every year, thousands of vehicles with faulty braking systems remain on the road without the awareness of drivers. Faulty braking systems contribute to an increased number of auto accidents, including rear-end collisions and fatalities in dangerous or unsafe driving conditions. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), a coalition of industry representatives and local, sta ...
When a car accident injures you, you may receive compensation for some of your injuries. This compensation is called damages, and you can receive damages for both economic and non-economic injuries. Texas law allows you to receive several kinds of non-economic damages, but every situation is different.