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Mother Speaks Out About Daughter Killed by Texting and Driving

April 20th, 2016

In Amanda Clark’s senior project, she wrote about the accident that almost claimed her life. She was talking on the phone while driving and ran a stop sign. As a result of her failure to stop, she was broadsided by another vehicle. Her Chevrolet Trailblazer rolled three times and landed on its roof. Clark walked away from the accident with only scrapes and bruises. The accident occurred in 2006.

In her paper, Clark wrote:

“I believe everything happens for … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

The Difference Between Contributory and Comparative Negligence

April 18th, 2016

car accidentProperty is damaged in car accidents every day. In many cases, people are injured in these accidents. One of the first questions asked is: “Whose fault is it?” Contributory and comparative negligence can answer this question. But how? Let’s discuss both.

Negligence in Accidents

Negligence is a term freely tossed about after an accident, but you may not be clear on what it means. In a court of law, negligence means that someone acted in a way that a reasonable … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

Should You Ever Represent Yourself in Court?

April 15th, 2016

Picture this: You are watching a crime drama on television and the accused is standing before a judge. The accused criminal is absolutely insistent on representing themselves in court. The judge strongly advises the person that this is a terrible idea.

Most of us have seen those episodes and, if not, have at least heard that it is never a good idea to represent yourself in a criminal trial. While it is rarely a good idea to put your faith … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

How Fitness Trackers are Being Used in the Courtroom

April 13th, 2016

It’s easy to argue in a personal injury case. After all, who is to say the person was really injured? How do you prove that someone who was hurt is deserving of compensation for their medical bills? Until recently, legal experts, including almost any personal injury lawyer in North Carolina, relied on the experience and expert testimony of doctors.

Today’s modern technology is making an appearance in personal injury cases. A law firm in Calgary put technology on the stand, … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

What Happens if You Say ‘No’ to Workers’ Comp

April 11th, 2016

As a small business owner, you may be considering foregoing workers’ comp insurance for your employees. You have looked into the insurance and the premiums are simply higher than you can afford right now. Not to mention the fact that those premiums will rise even higher as you add more employees to your company. Is skipping out on workers’ comp insurance a smart move? The short answer is ‘no.’ The long answer is a bit more complex.

1. Accountability

When … Read more

Posted In: Workers' Compensation

What to Bring to Your Consultation

April 8th, 2016

Taking that first step and scheduling a consultation with an attorney after you have been injured can be stressful. This is especially true if you have never had to hire an attorney to represent you. What do you need to do to prepare for that first meeting?

We always recommend leaving the legal work to our team, but there are some things that you can do to assist us. Namely, you can provide us with as much information as possible … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

Do GPS Units Cause Accidents?

April 6th, 2016

Maybe you know someone who spends more time arguing with their GPS than following it. Perhaps you remember that big insurance company’s commercial with a human GPS “recalculating” at the most inopportune time. No matter if one or both are familiar to you, you know the potential dangers of using a GPS while you drive.

Consider how many more cars are on the road in the United States than in the United Kingdom. Then consider that in the UK, GPS … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

What to Do After You Witness a Car Accident

April 4th, 2016

We have provided information regarding the steps you should take if you are involved in an accident, but what if you were witness to one? Being on scene when a car accident occurs can be traumatic, especially if the people involved sustain injury.

The first thing that you need to do, if possible, is to maintain a sense of calm. It will help anyone involved in the accident to see someone behaving without panic. The steps you will take … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

How Prevalent is Distracted Driving?

March 23rd, 2016

distractionDistracted driving is any activity that occurs while you are operating a car that diverts your attention away from your primary task of driving. Distractions endanger not only the driver, but passengers and bystanders as well. The most common distractions include:

  • Using a cellphone
  • Texting
  • Drinking
  • Eating
  • Talking to others in the vehicle
  • Putting on makeup or fixing hair
  • Using a GPS
  • Adjusting the MP3 player or radio

While any of these distractions are dangerous, texting is considered the most … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

Common Symptoms of Whiplash

March 18th, 2016

Lateral_neck_X-rayYou may sustain a variety of injuries when you are involved in a car accident. Your injuries may range from minor scrapes and bruises to more serious injuries requiring lengthy medical care. One of the most common injuriessustained in a automobile accident is whiplash.

Like a concussion, the symptoms of whiplash may be so common that you ignore them or attribute them to something else. If you have been in a crash and experience any of these symptoms, seek … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Whiplash Injury
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