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How helmet laws influence claims in motorcycle accidents

Fatalities in motorcycles accidents are predominantly caused due to head injuries sustained by the decedent during the accident. A motorcyclist involved in an accident is three times more likely to sustain head injuries if they were not wearing a helmet compared to motorcyclists who were wearing a helmet.

What to expect in truck accident settlements

Accidents can be an ordeal for even the most patient of us.  However, the real hassle is often faced in the aftermath of the accidents; when the bills start piling up. Hospital bills can be more expensive than repairing the vehicle itself and can keep coming your way long after you are released. If you've been injured in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Retired surgeon says lying common in malpractice trials

We grant doctors a great deal of respect for their expertise. It takes years for a physician to become qualified to work with patients and they acquire a level of understanding about the practice of medicine that the rest of us will never have. Therefore, when doctors are called upon to testify in medical malpractice cases, their opinions can carry a lot of weight with juries and judges.

It would seem to make perfect sense to trust the assessment of doctors when they testify in court. Unfortunately, according to a retired surgeon, we may need to start casting a more skeptical eye on the testimony of doctors.

Motorcycle Accidents and their risks

motorcycle crash can have a serious effect on your physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. While the particular transportation mode provides greater flexibility, it may also expose you to certain dangers. These may include lack of protective barriers between you and the road, open access to surrounding automobiles and reduced visibility of the environment.

Money that you can recover from a car accident

If you have suffered from a car accident, you may be entitled to get compensation from those who are at fault. Getting injured in a car accident implies a financial burden on you in the shape of medical bills, property damage and lost wages. Like with any personal injury claim, if your claim is valid you may be compensated for the damages. Each case is unique. Unfortunately, there is no fixed formula to determine the dollar amount of the compensation you might receive.

Dangers of truck driver fatigue

Every day transport trucks deliver thousands of goods to stores all across the U.S. We might not think about how many hours these goods take to reach our favorite stores. The truth is, truck drivers have to spend several hours behind the wheel to transport these goods. Drivers who spend hours on the road may suffer from fatigue, especially if they are not well rested or sleep deprived.

Consequences of a hit-and-run accident

A hit-and-run scenario occurs when the guilty driver leaves the scene without providing any assistance or contact information at the time of the incident. This is a punishable offense, especially if the damages are serious. If the driver flees the scene, regardless of whether the accident happened on the highway or public road, it still counts as a hit-and-run. A driver hitting an unattended or parked car and leaving without identifying himself is also an example of a hit-and-run case.

Proving your case in a truck accident

Truck accidents can be catastrophic in nature. The huge size and weight of the truck poses a potential risk when on the road, as other automobiles are much smaller in size. In case of a mishap, consequences might be deadly. Thus, special care should be practiced whether you're the driver of the truck or a nearby passenger car.

Can a pedestrian be held liable for an accident?

Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable in traffic situations, this is why motorists are expected to yield to them when they are crossing the road. In most pedestrian-motorist accidents, the blame falls on the motorist. However, "contributory negligence" is a doctrine that details that pedestrians may also be held liable for a road accident.

What actions should you take if you were hit by a car?

If you are a pedestrian who has been hit by a car, your primary legal claim will be against the driver. Drivers are obligated to observe traffic laws, which require them to be alert and cognizant of pedestrians, traffic signals, road signs, crosswalks and pathways.

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