An 11-year-old child was injured in a crash on I-10 that occurred during a police traffic stop. The vehicle the child was in had been stopped by a Department of Public Safety officer for speeding.
Most people know the dangers of driving under the influence, yet an alarming number of motorists choose to make a habit out of this deadly practice. In 2015, nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities involved a drunk driver. These collisions killed more than 10,200 people, and thousands more were injured in alcohol-related accidents.
Distracted driving is the leading cause of rear-end accidents in the United States. In 2011, more than 500,000 passenger vehicles were involved in rear-end collisions. In 2012, that number eclipsed 520,000, and over those two years, more than 2,290 people died in rear-end crashes.
Personal injury law is a broad practice area that encompasses all kinds of scenarios, and as a result, there is no “average” settlement amount that you can reference when assessing the total value of your claim. If you were hurt in an accident and you want to pursue compensation from the liable party, your settlement will depend on a variety of factors that are unique to your case.
There are several legal specialties under the umbrella of personal injury law. These include car accident claims, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, and others. It is important to remember that just because an attorney accepts personal injury cases does not necessarily mean that he or she has successfully litigated cases that are similar to yours.
According to TeenDriverSource.org, motor-vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2,270 teens between the ages 16 and 19 died in collisions in 2014.
You may already know that a motorcycle crash is likely to cause severe injuries. What you may not know, though, is that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents stem from human errors such as speeding, driving under the influence, and tailgating.
The Advocate reports on a two-vehicle collision that injured five people. According to authorities, the accident occurred at the intersection of Scotland Avenue and Thomas Road at around 7 p.m.
If you were injured in a car accident that a negligent driver caused, you probably expected the at-fault driver or the insurance company to cover at least some of your medical bills, lost income, and other damages. However, insurance companies are businesses, and they look for any possible reason to deny a claim. If your insurance claim was denied, contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your options.