Settlement Or Judgment? Understand These Personal Injury Situations

People hurt in car accidents can face a couple of confusing terms, such as settlements and judgments. Most people place a high priority on getting paid money damages for their injuries caused by another driver, and you have two choices in how to do that. Read on to learn a bit about each so that you'll be ready to be paid what you are owed. A Settlement Comes Your Way Read More 

Three Things To Know About Moving Your Car After An Accident

When you're in a car accident, you have the option of leaving the vehicle at the scene of the accident or moving it to a safer location. There are several factors that should influence how you proceed. For example, if you're on a road that is dangerous, thus making it unsafe to stand outside your vehicle, relocating is a good idea. Conversely, if the vehicle is severely damaged and moving it may cause further traffic issues, you're better off leaving it where it sits. Read More 

The “Res Ipsa” Doctrine: What It Means And How To Use It

The law recognizes that personal injury plaintiffs have certain difficulties in proving some forms of injuries, such as medical malpractice injuries. In such complex cases, the law can provide a way out by employing a legal doctrine known as "Res Ipsa Loquitur" or "Res Ipsa" in short. Literally translated "the thing speaks for itself," it means the plaintiff only needs to show that the injury wouldn't have occurred without someone else's negligence. Read More 

Three Witnesses To Seek After An Accident In Front Of Your Home

Whether you're heading to work, going on a grocery run, or leaving your home for some other reason, the last thing that you expect to happen is to end up in an accident right in front of your residence. While there are some conveniences to this location — for example, if you have children, you can get them inside rather than have them waiting on the side of a busy road — you must also face the challenge of proving that the other driver was at fault. Read More 

Tips For Properly Dealing With An Oversized Load In Your Trunk

Whether you're headed to the cottage for the weekend or you've just made a few large purchases at a local big box store, it's possible that you won't be able to fit everything in your trunk and still be able to close it. It's acceptable to drive with your trunk open and your items partway out of it, but you need to ensure that you do so safely. If a police officer sees you and notices that you haven't properly and safely secured your load, you could get a ticket for this infraction — and end up needing to hire a traffic attorney to fight the ticket for you. Read More