Car accident law blogs & personal injury claims news

Guest car accident claims law blogs and blawgs from personal injury lawyers, solicitors and legal professionals.

Whiplash personal injury claims slashed following reform

by JamesBooker October 30, 2014 Accident Claims

Motoring personal injury claims have fallen by a third this year as changes to the claims process for whiplash have been enforced. It’s estimated that whiplash is one of the most common personal injury claims made by motorists, but many cases are believed to be made fraudulently as an easy money-making scam. The government has […]

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Volkswagen Delivers Powerful Message about Distracted Driving

by Brett-ly June 24, 2014 Car Accidents

Volkswagen’s “Eyes on the Road” spot plays out inside a Hong Kong movie theater. Theatergoers file in and begin watching what first appears to be a commercial or preview from a driver’s perspective heading down a two-lane, tree-lined road. These are “unsuspecting” theatergoers, munching on popcorn, sipping drinks, watching the driver head down the road, […]

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The Personal Injury Whiplash Backlash

by James Scott February 25, 2014 Accident Claims

If you are one of the unfortunate people who become involved in a car accident and are genuinely injured, suffering whiplash or other personal injury, the way forward to making an adequate claim for compensation is now more difficult. The rules and regulations have changed and are still in a state of constant amendment. In […]

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A Lawyer’s 6 Tips for Dealing with Car Accidents

by drew.kobb December 8, 2013 Accident Claims

No one wants to get in a car accident, but it happens—unfortunately, more than it should. No matter how safely you drive, you can’t control the other cars and drivers on the road. It is imperative to prepare and protect yourself legally should you become a victim of a collision. Here are a few tips […]

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Dispelling the myths about personal injury solicitors

by PaulReflect December 5, 2013 Accident Claims

Despite the fact that they pave the way for many of the people who would not be able to seek compensation for accidents and injuries to do so, there are a number of myths which surround the work that personal injury compensation solicitors do. Not only do these myths harm the solicitors and their reputations […]

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Why Does Anyone Drive Drunk?

by Jeffrey A Luhrsen November 22, 2013 Car Accidents

The fact that drunk driving is dangerous isn’t news to most of us. Indeed, you’re unlikely to find anyone who condones driving under the influence.  Behind the beliefs is ample supporting research. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, someone is injured every 90 seconds in the US due to a drunk driving incident. Deaths related […]

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Distracted Driving in America and Canada: A Growing Trend

by Lauren Ray November 5, 2013 Car Accidents

Distracted driving, especially texting while driving has become a serious problem on both American and Canadian roadways. This epidemic is causing serious accidents resulting in massive injuries and death to thousands of innocent victims a year. New Technology, New Dangers on the Road Today’s drivers must face risks that did not exist in previous generations. […]

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The Fall of Gender Equality Since the Recession: What’s to Blame?

by edralyn September 9, 2013 Car Accidents

Around 2009, the Great Recession was being termed the “Man-cession” or the “He-cession” by many who were concerned over the rising number of unemployed males compared to females, especially due to losses in such male-dominated fields as construction and manufacturing. Still others were insisting the numbers painted a much more complicated picture – one in […]

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Head-On-Collisions in a No-Fault State: What does the Law Say?

by Ladyblogger September 5, 2013 Accident Claims

Automobile collisions are a serious cause of injuries in America, and statistics show that the average driver in the country will file an auto insurance claim once every 19 years. This means that, regardless of how good of a driver an individual is, they’re likely to be involved in some type of accident. When this […]

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$50,000 Reward Offered for Information about Fatal Valley Hit-and-Run Case

by Bisnar Chase September 3, 2013 Car Accidents

The Los Angeles City Council is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a hit-and-run crash in Sherman Oaks that killed 22-year-old Ernesto Melendez. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, a gray 2010-2013 Hyundai Tucson was traveling westbound on Ventura Boulevard during the early morning […]

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Aggressive Driving Experiments

by Andrew Miller August 27, 2013 Accident Claims

A car is one of the most dangerous weapons many of us will ever possess. Add aggressive driving to that equation, and the results could be fatal.  Typical aggressive driving behaviors include tailgating, lane-blocking, abruptly switching lanes, obscene gestures, defying eye contact, excessive horn use, incorrect parking, improper headlight use and even blocking traffic. Also […]

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“Power Talk 21” – Mothers Against Drunk Driving

by Andrew Miller August 22, 2013 Accident Claims

If you think “Power Talk 21” sounds like some sort of campaign, you’re right.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is continuing the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking by creating “Power Talk 21”.  Annually, on April 21st, MADD urges and encourages parents to have an open and serious discussion with their children about alcohol.  […]

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Car Lawsuits That Make your Head Spin

by Law Guru August 13, 2013 Car Accidents

Most car lawsuits follow a specific pattern: someone alleges that someone else is responsible for an accident, leading that person to seek damages to pay for car repair and, if necessary, medical expenses. That being said, every once in a while a car lawsuit that is so odd it makes you shake your head comes […]

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Troubleshooting Brake Problems for Truckers

by edralyn August 8, 2013 Accident Claims

If you operate a large truck, keeping the brakes in good working order is of the utmost importance. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says one out of every eight accidents involves a large truck, which adds up to 500,000 accidents every year. If your brakes won’t depress or they sink all the way to […]

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How to Recognize a Staged Car Accident

by Traffic Ticket Attorney August 5, 2013 Car Accidents

Staged auto accidents and other vehicular scams have been on the rise in the past ten years, especially in cities that have high instances of traffic congestion, like L.A., New York, D.C. and Detroit. The point of these scams is to deliberately cause an accident, forcing the other person or their insurance company to pay […]

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Depression After A Car Accident

by Andrew Miller July 31, 2013 Accident Claims

On our busy roadways, thousands of car accidents occur on a daily basis.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the chances of being involved in an accident, at least once, in your life is highly probable, especially considering the statistics.  Every 12 minutes someone dies in a motor vehicle crash, every 10 […]

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Common Causes of a Rollover Accident & How to File a Claim

by Lisa Coleman July 24, 2013 Accident Claims

You may have every confidence in your car and never expect it to fail you. You probably think nothing of driving it to its maximum potential and cruising down the highway as you run errands or go to work. However, it can still succumb to common causes of traffic accidents. In fact, no vehicle is […]

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DUI and the Life Changing Consequences It Causes

by Lisa Coleman July 19, 2013 Arrest

A conviction for driving under the influence can be a life-altering event. There are many more areas of life that are impacted more than merely dealing with punishment imposed by the court. Many individuals do not consider the possible consequences of an impaired driving charge, but it can be a problem for the defendant for […]

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Common Causes of Auto Accidents (and how to Avoid Them)

by Alanbrady July 15, 2013 Car Accidents

According to the most recent statistics, in 2010 there were 30,196 fatalities due to car accidents in the United States.  Unfortunately that huge number, though shocking, isn’t really that surprising considering what we see on the roads every day. We know that motor vehicle accidents are all too common, and most drivers are aware of the […]

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What Will You Need to Properly Manage a DUI Situation?

by akilahr July 12, 2013 Accident Claims Law

You have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and now you are facing your future with uncertainty. The first thing to consider is the fact that you cannot change the past. The arrest has happened and the court date has been set. Now, it’s your turn to take control of the situation and […]

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Fatal Crash: Who Decides if it was Vehicular Homicide?

by Ladyblogger July 9, 2013 Car Accidents

A vehicular homicide charge, also known as vehicular manslaughter in some states, involves killing someone during a traffic accident. However, there are several conditions that must be met before this specific charge can be applied. For example, the responsible driver needs to be found negligent of doing something unlawful that is not considered to be […]

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How Can A DUI Can Affect My Child Custody?

by Ladyblogger July 9, 2013 Car Accidents

Dealing with a DUI can be difficult enough from a financial standpoint, but there are also several other important factors that will have an impact on your life. For example, if you are convicted of a DUI, it is possible that you will lose your job. Although this is definitely a serious consequence, there is […]

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Have Thousands of Dollars To Throw Away? Think Before You DUI

by Ladyblogger July 7, 2013 Car Accidents

The financial and legal consequences that a DUI will cause can be astronomical. In fact, many experts estimate that the true cost of a first-time DUI ranges from $5,000 to $15,000. When you consider how much of a negative impact this will have on your life, it is easy to understand why you should never […]

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Man Killed in Compton Hit-and-Run Crash

by Bisnar Chase July 3, 2013 Car Accidents

A 65-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash after he was struck by a vehicle and dragged on the street for 75 feet. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal pedestrian collision occurred the night of July 2, 2013 at the intersection of Alameda and Oak streets in Compton. Police say […]

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Twelve Injured in Baldwin Park Cement Truck Crash

by Bisnar Chase July 1, 2013 Car Accidents

Twelve people were injured, three seriously, in a Baldwin Park car accident after a cement truck and van collided. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the injury crash occurred on the 605 Freeway at Arrow Highway in Baldwin Park the morning of June 25, 2013. Officials said a cement truck was entering the […]

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