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How to improve your car accident case settlement

December 26, 2013

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental injury in the United States.  After you are injured in car accident, you may find yourself not only dealing with the physical pain of an injury.  You may also find yourself in financial stress as you are faced with significant medical bills.   At the same […]

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Are You A Safe Winter Driver?

December 24, 2013

How easily we forget how difficult driving can be once the first snowfall arrives.  Even when a mere dusting of snow hits the roadways, some drivers seem to forget all of the road rules and act as if they had never driven defensively while other drivers are over confident and can cause an accident due […]

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Dangerous Professions that Pay Very, Very Well

December 13, 2013

Some people are drawn to a dangerous job or career path because they are adventurous thrill seekers, while others may gravitate to the same profession because it pays well and doesn’t require a college degree. Obviously not every high risk job is going to be open to those without a college degree, but there is […]

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Types of Evidence Presented in a Car Accident Case

November 22, 2013

He said, she said.  That is the basis of any lawsuit.  Each side has a story and typically the stories differ greatly.  In the case of a car collision while eyewitness testimony is important and in some cases it can be critical in proving legal liability, there are other types of evidence that can show […]

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Don’t give into the Hype: Voice Texting is Not a Safer Option

November 12, 2013

On the outside, it looked as if the texting while driving problem may have been resolved. Voice texting apps were introduced and they were thought to be a safer option than manual texting. Car manufacturers have even jumped on board by installing new technology into their vehicles that allows for voice-activated texting. After all, the […]

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Crash Teams to the Rescue! Accident Reconstruction

October 31, 2013

An October Church Fall Festival turned deadly when a sixth grade teacher allegedly lost control of her vehicle due to a possible pedal malfunction, killing a 15 year girl and critically injuring her younger sister.  The driver, Roseanne Piccirilli, cannot be formally charged until the findings of the “freak accident” are revealed.  In minor car […]

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Facial Injuries: What Compensation is Enough?

October 26, 2013

Being injured in a car accident can be painful and devastating.  Victims not only experience physical pain, they are also often faced with financial distress due to substantial medical bills that are coupled with the inability to work.  To make matters even worse, a serious injury may cause the victim to suffer emotional trauma as […]

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Would Limits On Alcohol Advertising Curb Binge Drinking in New York?

October 20, 2013

Did you know that 90 percent of alcohol consumed by people younger than 21 is through binge drinking? Or that students who binge drink are 14 times more likely to drive drunk than non-bingers? According to the website College Drinking Prevention, the consequences of binge drinking affect virtually all colleges and college students. One of […]

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Why Lawsuits Against Truck Companies are Different

August 30, 2013

Proving negligence in an auto accident frequently boils down to showing that a driver violated a traffic law. Violating a traffic law is often dispositive in proving who was at fault and therefore, who must compensate the victim for losses as a result of the accident.  Every jurisdiction has statutory rules of the road.  If […]

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PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing: The Preemption Puzzle & Product Liability

August 28, 2013

Drug manufacturers have a duty to provide adequate warnings to consumers about the dangers their drugs present.  If a drug manufacturer knows or should have known about a risk of injury and fails to adequately disclose it, then under the product liability law theory of “failure-to-warn” the manufacturer may be liable to a consumer who […]

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