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Negligent driver accountability in auto-pedestrian accidents

The chance of serious injuries or death in any accident involving a motor vehicle is high. When that accident involves a pedestrian, the chances increase dramatically. In the United States, pedestrian deaths caused by automobiles are on the rise. This is mostly attributed to the increase in the number of Americans who are walking as a means of transportation and exercise. Due to this rise in pedestrian accidents, state legislatures are toughening the laws regarding motorists yielding and stopping for pedestrians in hopes of decreasing theĀ number of auto-pedestrian accident incidents.

When is a jackknifed truck accident a matter of negligence?

We have all likely heard about jackknifed semi-truck accidents. These not-so-common commercial truck accidents typically occur when a semi-truck drives on slippery pavement and cannot be controlled because the wheels have locked. This causes the truck to continue momentum forward and the trailer attached to it swings to one side. These jackknife accidents are a great danger to other drivers and have the potential to cause catastrophic loss. But they are not always a matter of negligence. Understanding conditions that may cause a semi-truck to jackknife canĀ help injured individuals better understand if they have the right to recover damages.

Get the attention you deserve after your motorcycle crash

As a motorcyclist, you are especially vulnerable to catastrophic physical injury in the event of an accident. Even the most minor motorcycle accidents can result in significant loss and can take an incredible amount of time to recover from. A lengthy and exhaustive battle to recover can be frustrating and financially devastating. It is important for individuals injured in a motorcycle crash to retain quality representation with an attorney that will fight for their rights and for the fair compensation they deserve.

New law to make drunk drivers face full consequences

Generally speaking, repeat DUI offenders face more serious charges as their behavior continues. This is done in hopes that the threat of a felony criminal record and jail time will deter individuals from continuing to break the law. However, if the threat of more serious consequences is not upheld, what is to stop an individual from continuing their unlawful behavior? It is this exact question that may have led Oklahoma officials to question the record-keeping of many of the state's municipalities.

Amnesia issues during personal injury litigation

When an individual suffers a catastrophic brain injury as the result of an auto accident caused by someone else, they or their families may want to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Cases of this nature can be extremely complex and quite lengthy, and may require the injured individual to testify in court. For the victim, this process can be extremely frustrating. However, if they suffer from injury related amnesia, the entire case can be challenging.

Victims of DUI get financial help from program

For those injured in an automobile accident, the recovery process can be long and expensive. Not only is the physical toll the injuries take incredible, but the financial impact catastrophic injuries can inflict on families is also extraordinary. Many times, the financial struggle is almost as bad as the physical one, and can affect a family's financial well-being for years to come. Fortunately, the victims of drunk drivers in Oklahoma may be eligible to receive additional financial aid through a compensation program.

A tough defense for those injured in a hit-and-run

Being injured in a hit-and-run accident takes a major toll on even the toughest of individuals. Along with physical injury and pain, victims may struggle with other things such as depression, financial hardship and an exhausting recovery. To make the process a bit easier to handle, victims of a hit-and-run accident may want to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about their case.

Act of God or negligence?

We've probably all read a story about a medical emergency causing a catastrophic car accident. Sometimes, accidents that look like the result of negligence actually turn out to be caused by an unknown illness or condition. When this occurs, it may be referred to as an Act of God accident. Even though these conditions pose a real threat, it may be possible for negligent drivers to use an act of God defense in an attempt to avoid legal retaliation.

The responsibility of motorcycle manufacturers

Defects in motor vehicles, including motorcycles, account for a huge number of safety recalls each year. Many times these safety recalls, while concerning, do not pose a serious threat to riders if handled properly and timely manner. Unfortunately, some motorcycle manufacturers remain aware of defects that could pose a threat to riders, and they choose to ignore them. When these motorcycle defects result in injury or loss of life, motorcyclists or their family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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