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August 2017 Archives

Can I sue a person for causing mental trauma?

Injuries can go far beyond physical harm, and sometimes, especially in the instance of a car accident, the longest-lasting and painful injuries caused by another person come in the form of emotional distress and mental trauma. It would seem obvious then, that if a person can sue a person for causing physical injury, then they can also sue a person for causing mental stress and trauma, too. The answer is yes, however securing damages for this can be very challenging in practice.

How motorists can avoid being injured in drunk driving crash

Alcohol-induced car crashes are completely avoidable, yet Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) claims that during the average American's lifetime, at least two-thirds will have their life adversely impacted by a drunk driver. It's estimated that alcohol-related accidents result in medical and funeral costs that reach as high as $52 billion each year.

Know truth from myth when riding your motorcycle

You have likely heard your share of advice about staying safe on your motorcycle. For example, perhaps someone advised you to lay your bike down to avoid a crash. This is only one myth that may actually do more harm than good. In fact, laying your bike down can cause more severe bodily harm than simply applying effective techniques on the brake.