We’re all familiar with the phrase “life isn’t fair.” It’s a lesson that we learn repeatedly throughout the course of our lives, one that never seems to get easier to wrap our heads around. Unfortunate circumstances befall good people who didn’t deserve what happened to them. The good news is that the law serves as an agent to… Read More »
It’s critical that every motorcyclist knows what to do should they ever get into an injurious accident. Motorcyclists can be at an advantage with their maneuverability on the road. Unfortunately, they’re most definitely at a disadvantage if they’re involved in an accident. Motorcyclists have much less protection on the road than those operating cars or buses.
For many people, injuries are a frustrating part of life. Most injuries are minor and, after suffering one, we quickly recover and go about our daily lives – if we’re lucky. But some injuries can upend our lives completely, leaving us to deal with the physical, mental and emotional setbacks that they leave behind.
One of the most biker-friendly cities in North America is not nearly as friendly as it used to be. Vancouver, British Columbia has about 150 miles of designated bicycle lanes, as city leaders have made a concerted effort to help people get out of their cars and be more active. Not everyone shares that perspective, and one critic… Read More »
Ah, yes, the good old parking lot accident. Normally no injuries, but can result in quite a bit of damage. Most people are unaware of how to properly report accidents and it becomes even more confusing when you are on private property.
What price do you place on your health? What is your arm worth to you? How about your left leg? If you couldn’t use these limbs or, for example, if they were broken, how much would you pay to have them fixed? These questions might seem random, even nonsensical, but the truth is that many people are forced… Read More »
Rear-End Collisions are quite common in motorist accidents. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 40% of all accidents that occur every year (6 million) are attributed to rear-ended collisions. Drivers have been growing increasingly distracted while driving – texting being a major distraction for many drivers. Rear-end vehicle claims can be quite complex… Read More »
One of the most persistent urban legends in premises liability law is the burglar who breaks into someone’s home, is injured, and sues the property owners. In a few cases, California landowners do owe a duty of care to trespassers, but such instances are quite limited. However, in most circumstances, landowners have more liability exposure than tortfeasors (negligent… Read More »
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in New York and have suffered personal injuries, you will need to complete and file a New York No-Fault Application with the proper motor vehicle insurance company. This brief article will explain the important aspects of that application that may be a little confusing to you.
In a perfect world, pedestrians would always cross the street with the light between the lines of the crosswalk, and motorists would always stop behind the line and give these people plenty of room to walk. Alas, we do not live in a perfect world, which is why there are rules governing these situation. The first step to… Read More »