Passengers often feel like the odd person out after a car accident. Since they weren't the driver the odds are, with rare exception, they aren't going to be at fault. Since they are a passenger they often feel like there is no place to turn to recover financially from their injuries. We have often been told they don't want to pursue the driver if they were at fault and if the other driver was at fault the complexity of going after them as a passenger is overwhelming.
Hitting the gas when you mean to hit the brake happens to just about every driver at one time or another. It may happen due to distraction or just because you weren't paying complete attention to what you were doing. The reality is this lapse could be enough to result in a serious car accident. Review what we've written about these accidents and ways to prevent them.
You were injured through no fault of your own and because of the actions of another. Does that mean you have a personal injury claim or a personal injury lawsuit? The answer depends on several factors and the most important factor may come down to your representative.
While many people recall the accident that Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner was involved in, few know that a portion of the case was recently settled. For those not aware, Bruce Jenner, before his transition to Caitlyn Jenner was traveling on Pacific Coast Highway in 2015 when he lost control of his SUV while pulling a trailer and caused a multi-car accident that tragically caused the death of one of the other drivers.
I hate delivering news that falls into the category of really bad news. Last week was not good!
There's a widely held belief in the legal and medical professions that if you take care of yourself you have a fool for a client. The sad reality is that when most people attempt to settle their own injury claim the same result often appears.
The news has been filled with stories about construction defects that have lead to lives being lost and even lives that hang in the balance as a result of defects that should have been uncovered during the initial planning and building phase. In fact, several of these have been close to home and we want to share some insider information about these issues.