Tag: motor vehicle accident
Dash Cams: 5 Reasons Dash Cams Are A Good Idea
Dash cams, cameras mounted just inside a vehicle’s windshield, record the view out front of the vehicle. Some attach to the windshield, others fasten to the dashboard. If there’s an accident or other event, dash cams can provide unique evidence not available from any other source. Car accidents happen and […]
No Fault Insurance: What Does It Mean?
I was in a car accident. A guy pulled out from a stop sign in front of me. There was nothing I could do to avoid hitting him. Now his insurance company asks me all kinds of questions, whether I was speeding, texting, maintaining my brakes and more. I thought […]
What is an Insurance Low Ball?
Low balling is defined by the courts as insurance companies offering much less than cases are worth in situations where liability is either clear or highly likely. Here’s the dictionary definition of a lowball: “Low ball: to trick or deceive … to give a markedly or unfairly low offer …”. – […]
What Are Unfair and Deceptive Insurance Practices?
January 9, 2002, a Massachusetts woman sustains catastrophic injuries including permanent paraplegia when a tractor trailer hits the rear end of her car. Ten years later, after what one judge called a legal odyssey including unfair and deceptive acts by an insurance company, she was awarded $22 Million. The 46 […]
DRAM SHOP LAW – Injuries & Negligent Service of Liquor
Dram shop law seeks to hold a bar or other business liable when they over serve a drinker who later causes injury to themself or to someone else due to intoxication. The term dram shop came from old England, where a dram shop was a tavern serving spirits in small […]
What to do After an Accident
Driving down Main Street near one of my offices, a car comes out from a stop sign, slamming into the side of my car. I pull over. The other driver gets out, waves her arms “there’s a curve in the street … you were going too fast” and other gibberish. I reached […]
MITIGATION OF DAMAGES IN PERSONAL INJURY
No one expects a person seriously injured in an accident to run a marathon or to bench press 500 pounds soon after the injury. At the same time, the legal concept of mitigation of damages requires those injured to make reasonable best efforts to get back on their feet. […]
Life Expectancy Tables In Personal Injury Cases
Life expectancy tables provide key information in evaluating some personal injury cases. The tables give a statistical perspective, a number, telling us how long any given human being can be expected to live. One of the most often overlooked elements of a personal injury case calculates long term potential damages […]
PERSONAL INJURY: Liability – No “Guilt” or “Innocence”
“Guilt” and “Innocence” exist in criminal law, not civil negligence law. Concepts of guilt or innocence refer only to criminal matters, where an individual faces prosecution by the government at some level. Even in an accident caused, allegedly, by a person running a red light, the light runner is not […]
Initial Consultation: Personal Injury
Initial Consultation with most personal injury attorneys is free. So, optimize this opportunity to make the most of your time. Here’s how: Call ahead. Make an Appointment Some attorneys accept “walk in” clients. But, the more experienced attorney you want to see may or may not be there and you may […]