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Car Accidents

Can You Sue a Distracted or Reckless Driver?

Accidents due to distracted driving are on the rise in the US due in large part to increased smartphone use while driving. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,000 people are killed annually in distracted driving collisions. On top of this number, thousands more are injured, with some even suffering permanent disability.   Distracted driving, which involves anything that takes your mind, hands, or eyes

Catastrophic Injuries

What Is Considered Negligence in Personal Injury Cases?

When you are injured in an accident, you are probably wondering how to go about making a claim and seeking compensation for your injuries. After you obtain a personal injury attorney, it will be their job to prove negligence from another party and how this negligence directly caused your injuries. Once they are able to do this, you will then be able to seek compensation to help pay for the

Car Accidents

Safety Tips for Roundabouts

Roundabouts have become increasingly prevalent on our roads as a means of efficiently moving traffic and reducing delay. They are an alternative to traditional all-signal intersections and feature a yield sign which directs drivers around a center circular roadway. Though they have been statistically proven to be safer than traditional intersections, roundabouts are still the center of many accidents and injuries for unsuspecting drivers, passengers, and other travelers. Whether driving

Car Accidents

Memorial Day Safety Tips

Holiday weekends have an exceptionally high number of traffic accidents and incidents. In fact, the National Coalition for Safer Roads did a comprehensive study that found Memorial Day weekend to be the most dangerous holiday for drivers. We’ve put together some safety tips to stay safe on the roads during this upcoming holiday weekend. Prepare for Friday Afternoon Traffic Friday afternoon and evening hold the most potential for risk of

Motorcycle Accidents

Do Motorcycle Accidents Increase During the Summer?

Summer is around the corner, and the warm weather is coming even more quickly! This naturally means that there will be more people outside, which also holds true for motorcycle riders.   Summer typically means that the roads will be filled with people going out on day trips or vacations. Of course, this also means that if you ride a motorcycle, you may have an increased risk of getting into

Personal Injury

How a Trial Attorney Can Make or Break Your Personal Injury Case

You take your personal safety seriously. You are careful in the decisions you make and the actions you take. You are especially alert when on the road. You drive in a lawful and responsible manner to avoid getting into an accident. Unfortunately, not every driver has this attitude, and some individuals forget that driving is a privilege, not a right. Some drivers are reckless and irresponsible; when this happens, car

Car Accidents

What is Third-Party Liability in a Car Accident?

Chances are that most people will be involved in at least one accident during their life. While car accidents can range from minor to severe, even minor accidents can end up costing thousands of dollars when you add up medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Just as it is important to understand what to do immediately after a car accident, it is also essential to understand

Car Accidents

4 Reasons You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

When you are injured in an accident, the first thing that will most likely happen is a visit to the doctor. Tending to any injuries will be the number one priority. After you receive medical attention, you may begin to realize how quickly your medical bills add up. You may have to go back for follow-up appointments, physical therapy, and medications. In addition, you may be put out of work

Personal Injury

Can I Sue On Behalf of a Family Member?

When one of your family members can’t represent themselves in a lawsuit, a family member might be able to file a suit on their behalf. There are, as always, certain situations that\’ll limit whether this is possible or not. Your best bet would be to get in touch with a personal injury attorney for help today. Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci can give you the proper guidance regarding filing a lawsuit

Car Accidents

Proving Fault in a Car Accident Claim

All automobile accident cases are centered on proving who is at fault. Each driver involved in a car wreck is probably concerned about who is at fault or liable for the wreck. The driver who is at fault will be responsible for paying the harms and losses caused by that car wreck. The truth about many accidents is that fault can be shared to some extent. Sometimes one driver may

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