Tag: accident lawyer
Will self-driving cars ever really let us take the hands off the wheel?
Self-driving cars, driverless cars, autonomous cars: the terms all raise thoughts of cars driving down the road with no driver. They all mean pretty much the same thing. The day of truly hands-free self-driving vehicles may come. At the same time, even experts warn “not so fast.” Early forecasts of […]
Driving in the Rain – Highway Dangers
Driving in the rain presents greater danger than driving in wintry snow and ice. That’s right. You know how some people go crazy when the snow flies. Officials warn everyone to stay off the roads due to snow and ice. Grocery stores fill up with shoppers grabbing milk, bread and […]
Broken Baseball Bat Hits Fan: Spectator Injuries & The Law
On Friday June 5, 2015, Tonya Carpenter watched the Boston Red Sox from second row seats between home plate and third base at Fenway Park. Her son and a friend accompany her. In the second inning, Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie steps up to the plate, swings, hits the […]
Uninsured Motorists: Car Accidents with the Uninsured & Underinsured
If you’re in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, chances are 1 in 7 the at fault driver is an uninsured motorist. Nationally, up to 14 % of all cars on the road are not insured. That statistic comes from the Insurance Research Council. It’s important that you […]
Property Dangers: Premises Liability
Stairways in deplorable condition cause injuries. But believe it or not, insurance companies vigorously defend property owners who allow outrageously dangerous conditions to exist. The stairway shown here caused ankle, back and foot injuries when a tenant, attempting to go around the obvious defects in the stairway, was thrown to […]
That Never Happened Before – Defense to an Accident Case?
Something happens. There’s an accident. Someone runs out and says “that never happened before.” Even after the injuries are treated and the accident is reported to higher-ups in management or an insurance company, this phrase is often repeated as if to say, we did nothing wrong, it’s your own fault. […]
Photo and Video Evidence: Always Allowed in Court?
Photographs and video present some of the most effective evidence possible in court. In the dark ages of photography it took a small investment to buy or rent video equipment. But now that nearly everyone has a basic camera and video capability at their fingertips through a cell phone, it’s […]
Does Open and Obvious Defense End an Injury Claim?
Open and obvious dangers present themselves every day. Cliffs or holes beside a road or walkway. Construction debris. The shallow end of a swimming pool, where reasonable people would never dive head-first. But in an injury claim where an insurer says the danger was open and obvious, does that end […]