Insurance policies specifically designed for outdoor and active lifestyle activities are so important. However, these policies are a part of the insurance world that a lot of people are unaware of.
A question that I’ve been asked several times just recently is, will I have to pay taxes on my car accident settlement money? The general answer to that is, no. Personal injury cases have a specific exemption through Congress from having to pay income taxes on the recovery.
Being hit by a car while riding a bicycle is one of the scariest types of accidents. Most of the time a bicyclist does not see it coming, or only has mere seconds to react. As a result, most bicyclists who are hit by a car suffer catastrophic and permanent injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and other significant harm.
You can get a settlement for your car accident without a lawyer, but you may not get a fair settlement without a lawyer.
In North Carolina, pain and suffering is an element of damages in a case and you can sue for it in certain circumstances.
Motorists are required to watch out for pedestrians all the time but pedestrians are required to follow the law also. Statistics regarding pedestrians show that most pedestrian accidents occur with a pedestrian getting hit from behind when they are walking on the wrong side of the road.
Every year, over 10,000 people die in drunk driving accidents in the United States. That’s an average of about 1 person per hour. And hundreds of thousands of others are injured in alcohol-related car accidents. Annually, the monetary cost of DWI car crashes rings up to a staggering $37 billion. Similar, other controlled substances, such as illegal drugs, are a factor in almost 18% of car drivers deaths.
We have come a long way since the first drunk driving laws were established as early as 1907. But clearly, drunk and impaired driving is still a major issue affecting our country today and it requires discussion.
What is the difference between a civil and a criminal case in a drunk driving accident?
How do you drive safely around big trucks? First, is increase your following distance. Second, don’t cut off a truck when passing. More in this video.
The Daggett Shuler lawyers work on what’s called a contingency fee, which means you only pay us when we win your case and recover for you.
It is worth getting a car accident lawyer, particularly if you have bodily injury that you incur, medical expenses and ongoing treatment.
According to the National Safety Counsel, in 2016 over 40,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes.
Most motorcycle accidents occur when a car turns left in front of a motorcycle, often because the driver failed to see the motorcycle.
Getting hit by a car while crossing the street is one of the most traumatic types of personal injury accidents. Unfortunately, that’s because it is also one of the most damaging and life-threatening types of cases.
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In a country with millions of miles of roads and approximately 253 million cars, car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. In the US alone, over 37,000 people die in road crashes every year. And nearly 2 and a half million Americans are injured or disabled in car accidents annually. The effects of road crashes are often long-term and far-reaching.
Recent brain research shows it doesn’t make any difference when you have a hand held or a no hands system for your cell phone, they both distract the brain from what you’re doing which is driving.
In North Carolina, hit and run accidents where the driver is never found, fall under uninsured motorist coverage and can be difficult cases.
TBIs can result from sports injuries, vehicle accidents, explosions in active military zones, falls, and much more. Traumatic brain injuries can affect people in the same way that other types of injuries can: victims are often unable to work and face mounting medical bills. However, because the brain is such a complex organ that doctors still have a limited understanding of, traumatic brain injuries are a very complex topic.
Many people are probably familiar with the highly publicized big truck crash involving Tracy Morgan, an actor & comedian famous for his roles on SNL and 30 Rock. On June 7th, a Walmart truck crashed into a limo carrying Morgan and several friends. Morgan and several of the passengers were critically injured and one of the men in the car was killed. After the crash, concerns about semi-truck accidents have come to the forefront of public debate.
Motorcycle accidents are different than auto accidents and are frequently the fault of the driver of the motor vehicle.
Dangerous drivers, rather they are truck drivers or car drivers are bad for everyone.
Experienced accident lawyers know how the system works and can guide you through the process, which can be stressful, confusing and painful.
Find out what happens behind the scenes when a car is hit by a commercial truck.
Find out what to do if you’ve been in an accident with a tractor trailer or big truck.
North Carolina injury laws and accident laws are very complicated and they can be tricky so it can be very good advice to consult with a lawyer so that you don’t make any false steps as your case is progressing.
The most important thing to do after an automobile accident is check to make sure that you’re not injured and to help anybody who is injured. Many people ask if they should move the vehicle and we recommend that you not do that unless it is creating a major hazard.
The unexpected death of a loved one can be one of the most life altering and painful experienced of a person’s life. According to the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory, death of a spouse and death of a close relative are two of the top 5 most stressful life events for the average person. And when the death was wrongful, when it was caused by someone else’s negligence it can be especially traumatic for those who are left behind.