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March 2017 Archives

Understand why you might seek compensation from a drunk driver

Drunk driving cases are infuriating because they are fully preventable. There is absolutely no acceptable reason for drivers to get behind the wheel after they have been drinking. When a drunk driver does cause an accident, we take that seriously. We can help you to launch your case against the drunk driver so that you can try to get the compensation that deserve.

You must prove liability -- even in a drunk driving crash claim

When you are struck by a drunk driver, you are likely going to suffer some injuries. There isn't any reason why you should have to cover the costs of the injuries or the accident. Instead, you can hold the drunk driver accountable for the decision he or she made to drive after drinking. Even though you were hit by a drunk, you will have to prove that the drunk driver was the person who is liable for the accident.

Do not let an animal attack take a bite out of your finances

Dog bites can be traumatic and frightening. It is impossible to prepare for this type of event, and, in some unfortunate cases, one bite from a dog can lead to physical pain, emotional harm and financial loss. If you suffered from the negative consequences of a dog bite, you do not have to face these circumstances alone.

Damages can vary in semi truck crash cases involving distraction

Truckers who become distracted on the road put our lives and your life in danger. These truckers know better than to take their attention off driving, but they choose to do so anyway. In some cases, the trucker is doing an activity, such as texting, that is forbidden while driving by federal regulations. If you have been injured in an accident involving a distracted trucker, you can take action right away to seek compensation.

What can truckers do to avoid becoming distracted while driving?

Truckers have to be sure that they are doing what they can to drive safely. One issue that plagues the trucking industry is smartphone use. Truckers who use their phones while they are driving put themselves, their cargo and others on the road in considerable danger. The American Trucking Association (ATA) issued some guidelines that truckers can follow to help them resist the temptation of distractions while they drive.

When are landlords liable for hazardous conditions?

Landlords have a duty to keep the properties they own safe. This includes the common areas that are used by the tenants, guests, and others. When a landlord fails to keep these areas safe, there is a chance that accidents causing injuries might occur. If you were injured on a rental property, whether it is a commercial property or a residential property, you should understand some basic points about landlord liability.