Personal Injury

What Are the Most Common Defense Strategies in a Truck Accident Claim?

What are the most common defense strategies in a truck accident claim? When filing a claim against a commercial trucking company, you are often going up against a large team of attorneys and a big insurance company. With that power comes numerous defense strategies, including placing the blame on the victim, to lessen how much…

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traumatic brain injuries

What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries?

What causes traumatic brain injuries? Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur from a variety of situations, but the more common include trips and falls, recreational sports, motor vehicle accidents, and gun violence. TBIs range from mild to severe. Sometimes, a person can fully recover from their TBI with no long-term effects. Other times, a patient…

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What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

What qualifies as a wrongful death lawsuit? A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil claim brought against a party who has caused someone’s death. The death might be through purposeful or negligent actions, and because of those actions, they have deprived loved ones of a family member and cost them unnecessary damages. Not all deaths,…

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Pedestrian versus Automobile Injuries

What If I’m Hit by a Car Outside of the Crosswalk?

What if you’re hit by a car outside of the crosswalk? When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, you assume that the pedestrian has the right-of-way. But what if the pedestrian wasn’t in the crosswalk? Who is liable when there are no crosswalks indicating a pedestrians’ right to pass, and would the driver still be liable…

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slip and fall accidents

When Are Property Owners Liable for Slip-and-Fall Accidents?

When are property owners liable for slip-and-fall accidents? A slip-and-fall accident is not uncommon in the United States. While common, being successful in a slip-and-fall accident case varies, depending on how strong the evidence is to prove fault. Without having a strong case for establishing fault, your chances of receiving the compensation you need for…

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pedestrian crossing highway

Pedestrians Crossing the Highway: Who Is at Fault?

If pedestrians are hit crossing the highway, who is at fault? As you drive through city streets, you know that pedestrians have the right of way. That is why you look out for them in neighborhoods, only pass through crosswalks when they are clear, and exercise caution. When a pedestrian is crossing an interstate highway,…

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Trick or Treat: Avoid Slip-and-Fall Claims This Halloween

Will you avoid slip-and-fall claims this Halloween? While you get the costumes ready, break out the decorations, and make sure you are fully stocked up on the best candy, what steps have you taken to improve your home’s safety? Halloween is that time of the year that lets homeowners completely transform their property. While you…

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duties of an insurer

Duties of an Insurer – What Your Insurance Company Owes You as the Policy Holder

What are the duties of an insurer? What does you insurance company owe you, the policy holder? When you sign up for an insurance policy such as an automobile policy, your insurer’s duties are outlined within that policy. Furthermore, your insurer has obligations that come from your state’s laws and statutory laws. Basically, as a…

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insurance bad faith practices

Most Common Insurance Bad Faith Practices – and What You Can Do about It

What are the most common insurance bad faith practices? Insurance companies have the right to deny an insurance claim when they have valid reasons for doing so. When they deny claims without any reasonable basis, refuse to investigate a complaint, or use tactics to unnecessarily delay a claim, they may be acting in bad faith….

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bicycle helmets prevent traumatic brain injury

Do Helmets Really Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Do helmets really prevent traumatic brain injuries? You might have heard before that wearing a helmet will not matter much in a high-speed impact. But before you forgo putting on a helmet for your next motorcycle trip or even a bike ride, you may want to reconsider. No matter the excuses you make up to…

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