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  • Strengthening Your Car-Accident Injury Case: 3 Road Conditions to Photograph for Evidence

    Upon getting into a car accident, your taking photographs and collecting evidence that is needed to prove your claims can be very helpful in the event that you decide to file a legal suit for compensation or in the event that you have to defend yourself from a legal suit filed by other parties involved. On top of taking photographs of your car and the other cars involved in the accident, you should also take several photographs of the road and the conditions that resulted in the accident.
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  • Expectation Vs. Reality: Will Your Personal Injury Case Turn Out How You Expect?

    Lawsuits commonly hit the press when they have unusual circumstances or millions of dollars in settlement amounts. However, most personal injury cases are never featured in the news, and these can be unremarkable in situation and ruling. Strange cases are great for public interest, but they can also skew some people's expectations for their own personal injury cases. Sometimes, the expectation will be different from the reality.  Expectation: I can get millions from just a small accident.
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  • Daylight Savings Time Accidents: Tips For Avoiding Accidents During Early Sunsets

    Difficulties with driving at night or in low light can be a common cause of auto accidents and auto accident cases. Whether you're a new and inexperienced driver or an older driver who has become complacent behind the wheel, it's easy to lose sight of some of the tips, tricks, and driving habits that help to keep you safe in low light. This can leave you facing the potential for a car accident injury lawsuit if something should happen.
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  • Who Caused Your Motorcycle Accident -- And How Does It Affect Your Case?

    No matter how confident you feel on your motorcycle, the prospect of getting into an accident probably makes you cringe. But once it occurs, you have to know how the situation is likely to play out in court, which in turn hinges on whose fault the accident was. Here are some of the ways in which fault can impact the proceedings. When It's Your Fault Hitting a car or pedestrian with your motorcycle can be an absolute nightmare.
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  • How Can An Attorney Prove Another Driver Was On Their Phone When An Accident Occurred?

    Showing that another party is at fault for your accident will help you recover money for your medical expenses and lost wages. However, if you are able to show the other party was negligent, you may also be able to recoup punitive damages. One of the ways a party can be negligent is by talking or texting on their cell phone. However, proving they were on their phone can be challenging.
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  • Defective Brakes And Trucking Accidents: Proving Who Is At Fault

    A study in 2007 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration showed that brake failure was the most commonly associated factor in large truck crashes. Sadly, thousands of truck accidents occur every year due to this simple mechanical failure, causing serious injuries and fatalities on American roads. Nonetheless, if a truck collides with your car due to brake failure, how do you decide who is to blame for the accident? Find out here.
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  • 5 Reasons You Might Have A Difficult Time Winning A Personal Injury Case

    If you were left with injuries from a car accident and would like to sue the other party involved, it will require filing a personal injury lawsuit against the person. While you can do this alone, filing a lawsuit is always easier when you hire a lawyer to represent you. Having a lawyer may help you win; however, there are several common reasons people lose personal injury cases. Here are five of the reasons you might have a hard time winning your case.
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  • Dog Bites And Personal Injury Claims: Frequently Asked Questions

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.5 million individuals are bitten by dogs each year. If you or a loved one has recently suffered a serious dog bite, you might be wondering if the dog's owner is liable and if you have a case. Here are a few questions you may have about your potential dog bite personal injury claim, including when you should hire a lawyer:
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  • Driving With A Medical Emergency: What Happens If You Face Punitive Damages From A Car Accident

    If you experienced a medical emergency and caused a car accident on your way to the hospital, the injured driver may want to sue you for punitive damages instead of careless and negligent driving. You should contact a personal injury attorney, like one from The Gumprecht Law Firm, for help if you face punitive damages or charges. You didn't set out to harm anyone and the attorney may help you prove it.
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