The real problem with this, particularly with cell phone use, more so than anything else, is that people have become so accustomed to using their cell phone, it’s somewhat of an addiction.
Distracted driving is anything that causes you to lose your attention from the road while driving, divert your eyes from the roadway ahead, or takes your hands off the wheel while you’re driving.
One of the biggest things in traumatic brain injury cases is the important role of family members, friends and coworkers who can paint a picture of before and after, because that comparison will really tell the story to the specialists, who are only going to meet the injured individual after the fact. When you can make that comparison it really helps to make a proper diagnosis.
Drunk driving is driving while under the influence of alcohol. Driving while impaired, generally, is considered operating a vehicle impaired by illegal drugs or prescription medications.
The law in Pennsylvania requires that if you’re covered by an automobile insurance policy in which you’re the named insured, your automobile policy will pay medical bills up to the amount of benefits that you have on your policy.
Motorcycle crashes can very often be complex crashes with different factors involved, whether it be weather conditions, road construction design, or a multiple vehicle crash.
There’s a lot of info to gather after a car crash. The obvious things are the other driver’s information and the owner’s information. A lot of times those are two different people. It’s very important to get both of those individuals’ information.
Motorcycle accident claims are very different than car accident claims. When we’re talking about crash analysis and finding out who’s at fault for a motorcycle vs motor vehicle crash, that fact of a motorcycle being involved plays a part in determining the speed of the collision, braking distances, effects of the impact, and also when it comes to fault, the ability of a motorcycle to brake and take defensive action vs a motor vehicle, whether it be a sedan, a van or tractor trailer.
In Pennsylvania, motorcycle insurance is different than the automobile insurance policy in one major way and that is what we call first party benefits are not available on the motorcycle insurance policy in Pennsylvania.
Attorney Valeen Hykes of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates talks about school bus accidents and what every parent should know.
Do I have to give a recorded statement? You should never give any recorded statement to an insurance company. They have no right to that recorded statement or ask for it and sometimes if you make the mistake of giving a recorded statement to the insurance company, they haven’t talked to a lawyer yet and […]
If I have a lawyer, should I still talk to the insurance company? If you have a lawyer you should definitely never talk to the insurance company. That’s your lawyer’s job and anything that you say to the insurance company will and can be used against you. So you want a lawyer to speak with […]
Some of the different types of train accidents include derailment, collision at a crossing where there was a signal problem, negligence or sabatoge by an employee or a mechanical malfunction.
What can I recover if I win lawsuit? If you win a lawsuit you are entitled to general damages. General damages include unpaid medical expenses, unpaid wages, out of pocket expenses, pain and suffering which includes past pain and suffering, your current pain and suffering, and any future problem that you might have causing impaired […]
Nursing homes have a main set of regulations that are Federal. They’ve been in existence for over 30 years and it’s a very complex set of regulations.
Premises liability law is a legal theory that holds owners and occupiers of property responsible for injuries or accidents that occur on their premises.
There are three types of damages. There’s economic damages, there are non-economic damages, and then there are also punitive damages, which we don’t look at as often.
Following a car accident and assuming you are not too seriously injured, we suggest that you take pictures of everything you can at the scene of the crash.
During the grief process, a lawsuit is not something most people are thinking about, but there is a time sensitivity wrongful death claims?
What are my rights if someone in my family was killed in a car accident? Accidents involving death are particularly difficult or can be, if someone dies in an accident, the family members are able to carry forward their claim and they do have rights. The first thing is an estate has to be raised […]
If you don’t have a fracture or an injury where you are bleeding, your injuries will be called soft tissue injuries and these injuries sometimes take a while to produce symptoms.