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Tag: contributory negligence

Bicycle Accidents & Causes

Bicycle Accidents: Recovering for Injuries

Bicycle accidents kill over 700 people a year in the U.S. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also show some 50,000 injured each year in bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles. The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) confirms that approximately 33% of all bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles result […]

Pedestrian Accidents and Damages

Pedestrian Accidents: Proving Fault & Damages

Pedestrian accidents kill as many as five thousand people on the highways and streets of the USA every year. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics also indicate approximately 65,000 pedestrians are injured each year in motor vehicle related accidents. This is why many people decide to consult legal aid, […]

Waterpark Injuries & Causes

Waterpark Injuries: What Can Happen

When visiting the waterpark, people expect a relaxing fun day in the sun with family and friends. At the same time, waterparks can present risks of their own. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, IAAPA, reports that 83 million people visit water parks in the U.S. each year, […]

Apportioning Fault & Double Impact Accidents

Double Impact Car Accidents & Complex Accident Claims

I was stopped at a red light when my car was rear ended. The driver of that car came over immediately and apologized. There were two impacts, that one and then another right away. Apparently a pickup truck struck her. Now her insurance company is denying liability, and the pickup […]

Comparative Fault

Comparative Fault: Contributory Negligence & Apportioning Liability

Comparative fault law allows apportionment of negligence among multiple parties who may share liability for one injury. Suppose a pedestrian runs across the street.  A car runs a red light, striking a second car which, while going through a green light, is speeding.  The impact pushes the speeder into the pedestrian, who is pushed into a […]

backing into parked car

Backing Into Illegally Parked Car: Who is at Fault?

  Question:  One night it was extremely dark and I backed into a car.  It was in a tow zone and there aren’t supposed to be any vehicles parked there.  I go to this place all the time so I did not expect there to be a vehicle there.  Am […]

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