This is the kind of weekend when the phones of car accident attorneys get really busy. A light dusting of snow has turned into an inch and half that froze into a sheet of ice by morning. As a result, people who were getting a late start for work often finding themselves rushing right into an accident. Sometimes those accidents are into other cars, other times they are into pedestrians and property.
Fortunately, car accident lawyers offer services that allow victims to understand what kind of compensations might be available to them. Unfortunately, distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding are the three most common causes of car accidents in the U.S. Knowing that all three of these causes are the fault of someone else’s negligence is just one indicator of how important it is to make sure that you are being compensated for the injuries you have suffered because of someone else’s carelessness.
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With six million car accidents occurring on a yearly basis here in the United States, there is no doubt about it that car accidents are truly far more prevalent than they should be. While some of these car accidents are likely to be minor, many will be much more severe, and the cost of them both in terms of finances as well as human life itself, can be astronomical. When we look at car accidents, it is hugely important to look at their causes – particularly the ones that are highly preventable.
Driving while distracted is one such cause, and is growing more and more dangerous as technology advances, with more than six hundred and fifty thousand people distracted while driving at any given point in time throughout the day here in the United States. Thanks to the smart phone primarily, distracted driving rates have climbed quite a bit in recent years, and distracted driving is far from safe. Driving while distracted, even if you only look down at your phone (or other electronic devi (more…)
When might you need legal representation? While it may be an accident at any time, the occasion of any criminal action, misdemeanor or felony alike, requires legal representation. There could also be the need for legal representation from the side of the prosecution when you need to file suit against someone who has caused injury or other lifetime trouble.
Possible Need for a Criminal Defense
One of the most common criminal charges throughout the country is that of drunk driving. With roughly 4,000 drunk driving arrests daily, including drunk driving accidents that occur roughly every two minutes further leading to injuries. Considering the dangers and risks that can be taken on the road, more so than just drunk driving, there is much of a need to gain legal representation for citations that may cause extremely expensive tickets. A legal defense can help to cover you after an accident that caused injuries or even death.
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A DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence while a DWI stands for Driving While Intoxicated. They both can mean the same thing or mean two completely different things, depending on the state you live in or the offense is in. Either way, if you have an accident claim because of the other driver getting a DUI or a DWI, you might want to know what the difference between the two are. Also, if an accident claim was filed against you, you will definitely want to know the difference between the two in case you were charged with one or the other. Here is the difference between a DUI and a DWI.
State Definitions Are Different
The definitions of the terms DUI and DWI are different with each state. For example, depending on the state you got the offense in, they both mean you are too impaired to drive a vehicle. Some states call drunk driving a DUI and others call it a DWI. Although different states use each term their own way, some states sometimes use both terms and th (more…)
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a car accident, then you know how important it is to get the help that you need. Here are some things you need to do if you are in this situation.
If you are hurt in a car accident, you may suffer from a personal injury, even if you don’t initially know it. If at anytime following the accident you have pain, dizziness, or numbness, besure to seek medical attention to rule out any underlying medical issues. A couple more serious issues that can arise from a car accident are:
- Herniated Discs. Depending on the severity of the accident the force can cause the tissue in your spine to protrude outward, or even rupture. Known as a herniated disc, this can cause severe pain, numbness, and even a loss of control in arm and leg muscles. After a car accident you may very well experience a sprain in either you neck or back, but be sure to check with a doctor to make sure it isn’t a more serious is (more…)
American roads go nearly everywhere in urban and rural locations across the country, from multi-lane freeways to narrow country lanes, but the flip side of this endless travel convenience is exposure to danger. In particular, drunk drivers, those who are DUI: Driving Under the Influence. Even drugs may be in the afflicted driver’s system, and this will vastly increase the likelihood if a car crash or hitting a pedestrian or bicyclist. When such a crash does occur and people are injured, the injured party will probably want to reach a monetary settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance and take the case to court if necessary. Asking oneself “Do I need a DUI lawyer?” is an important step to take after a crash occurred and injuries were sustained. A DUI attorney, in particular, will have experience with such cases and can bring them to a quick and satisfying end.
Injury and the Road
Many injuries and fatalities today involve motor vehicles and roads. In fact, of all pers (more…)
Every year in the United States, there are tens of thousands of motor vehicle accidents, and tens of thousands of injuries and deaths due to these accidents. If you’ve been injured due to a car accident that was out of your hands, you are likely able to file a personal injury claim. However, when dealing with the law and court system, things aren’t always so straightforward. We’re here to give you a little help in filing your personal injury claim.
Car Accidents Only?
Wrong! Though car accidents are one of the most common forms of claim that are made, personal injury claims can be made for those who were hurt in a crash, victims of drunk driving accidents, a victim to construction accidents, or more. If you’ve been a victim of someone else’s carelessness, negligence or rage, and their act caused you medical bills or lost pay that you wouldn’t have had to deal with otherwise, you deserve compensation in return.
Will We Have to Go to Court?
Nearly 2.35 million Americans are injured or disabled in motor vehicle accidents every year. Simply being in a car accident can be a traumatizing experience, and it is only magnified if it results in major injury. In just a short moment, a distracted or careless driver can alter a person and their families lives forever. Even smaller-scale motor vehicle accidents from a low-speed collision can cause acute neck and back pain complications that hinder a person from being able to do what they love or perform basic tasks like they used to.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, you shouldn’t have to suffer from medical bills and other expenses. Your focus should be on moving on from the accident and a car accident attorney is the best person to help you.
Make sure to contact a personal injury attorney before proceeding with anything yourself. If you are hu (more…)
Vacations are a time when individuals and families can enjoy themselves. A recent survey showed that 37% of families are the happiest when they are on vacation. Within the next 12 months, 52% of the worldwide survey participants responded that they expected to take a vacation at the beach. Many of these vacationers may be staying at timeshares.
A Brief Overview of United States’ Timeshares
There are both timeshare resorts and timeshare units located throughout the United States. Since many of these timeshares are located on or close to the beach, this is one of the reasons why they have appealed to vacationers. Currently, there are 1,547 timeshare resorts and 200,720 timeshare units. On average, new timeshares will cost $20,040.00. In addition to the actual cost of a timeshare, there are also maintenance fees which often increase over time.
Three percent of households within the United States, for example, own at least one timeshare. Unfortunately, many owners are (more…)
If you work in construction and haven’t considered hiring a construction lawyer, perhaps it is time to rethink the way you run your business. Construction law is a rapidly growing concentration in law and plenty of employers and workers in the construction industry can and should have these litigation attorneys in their corners in the event that they are needed to settle a dispute. In 2015 alone 551 cases involving construction law were fought, valuing at a combined total of 5.5 billion dollars. That’s a lot of money that construction employees obviously don’t want to let slip by the wayside, so lawyers dealing with the construction companies are always working at the top of their game to ensure that they are able to keep track of every penny and gain the approvals that the construction companies require.
You may be asking that age-old question, how do I find a lawyer?
Finding a lawyer to take your construction law case is just as simple as finding any other lawyer. All (more…)