Car Accidents, Motor Vehicles

Automobile and motor vehicle accidents and injuries. Car Accident Law is most likely the largest section of Personal Injury or “Tort” Law. Auto accidents cause more personal injuries than any other accident. Resolving disputes is not always a simple matter, nor is handling matters both before and while a case is being litigated in court. In addition to dealing with pain and suffering, an accident victim needs to answer these questions: Who pays for damages to my car? How will I pay my bills while I am unable to work? Who pays for my medical bills and hospital expenses? In most car accident cases, liability is determined by the negligence or fault of each driver. This is calculated by determining the extent of the injury to yourself and your property as well as the percentage of fault is assigned to you and to the other driver. Immediately after an accident, you should use best practices to preserve your case so that you can obtain a superior settlement and arrange for assistance with your injuries. Speaking to an auto accident attorney is usually advisable as soon as possible after an auto accident and prior to trying to settle this case with the other driver or the insurance company.

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Michael Wechsler
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The overwhelming majority of traffic tickets and auto accident lawsuits concern operator negligence. This means that the driver is charged with failing to use the reasonable care that an ordinary person would use in the operation of a motor vehicle. The following is a list of the most frequent...
Michael Wechsler
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Auto accidents that happen in parking lots are a common occurrence. Collisions will usually occur at a low rate of speed although the consequences can vary. Regardless of whether your accident is a minor “fender bender” or a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle, the first step is to...
Michael Wechsler
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If you are a passenger in a car involved in an auto accident, can you make a claim and recover damages against either driver? What if you were the operator of a car and the other driver was at fault? The answer to these questions depends upon the state within which you live and where the...
Michael Wechsler
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Motorcycle insurance is a requirement for every rider and it’s extremely important that your policy covers what you are expecting. For many riders, they only discover the limitations of their motorcycle insurance after they are involved in an accident and it comes time to determining how much...
Michael Wechsler
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What makes a person legally liable for causing a motorcycle accident? This article explains the standard of negligence, the times when nobody will be found liable for an accident and also provides best practices tips for motorcycle safety and avoiding legal liability. Negligence: The Standard...
Michael Wechsler
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In many states, the use of a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is prohibited. If you were involved in a car accident while using a cell phone, you may have liability even if you believe you were not at fault. In states where cell phone use while driving is prohibited, monetary fines and...
Michael Wechsler
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Road hazards are a common cause of motorcycle accidents. Liability for a motorcycle accident will depend upon the circumstances and type of hazard and determine whether you or a third party may be ultimately responsible for damages caused by the accident. Common Hazards Motorcyclists Encounter...
Michael Wechsler
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Winning a car accident lawsuit is more than just hiring a good car accident lawyer - it's about knowing how to collect and preserve vital evidence to prove your case and leverage a superior settlement offer. This article will provide you with tips and best practices that will significantly...
Michael Wechsler
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This article is a top ten list of steps you should follow if you have been involved in a car accident. This legal checklist will help you understand and protect your legal rights and preserve your case in the event you need to file a lawsuit or negotiate a settlement for money damages. Every...
Michael Wechsler
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On most occasions when motorists are involved in an automobile accident and the police or highway patrol is summoned to the scene, a “police report” also known as an “incident report”, will be written. If you were in the accident, you or your lawyer will have the right by law to receive a copy...
Michael Wechsler
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Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissue in the neck, a result of when the neck and head are thrown forward (hyper-extension) and then suddenly jerked backward (hyper-flexion) beyond their normal range of motion. A whiplash injury can cause damage to the discs, ligaments, joints, muscles and...
Michael Wechsler
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If your child has been injured in an auto accident, there are several important steps you should immediately take to protect the rights of your child. Failure to do so in a timely fashion could result in a forfeiture of your rights. This article will explain some of the important actions you may...
Michael Wechsler
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According to the National Highway Safety Administration, 76,000 motorcycle accident injuries were reported in 2004 and that number has soared to over 103,000 in 2007 and over 5,000 fatalities. These accidents frequently involved collisions with another vehicle and were the result of negligence...
Michael Wechsler
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This article will help you understand how to manage your case and potential lawsuit if you have been involved in a commercial truck accident. Below you'll find a list of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents, an insight into Federal and state laws, gathering evidence to make your...
Michael Wechsler
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Each day, numerous people are killed and severely injured in motor vehicle accidents somewhere in the U.S. and serious personal injuries may result from the accident. This article will explain the duties of care imposed upon every automobile driver, breaches of those duties that justify filing a...
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