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“Side-of-Road” Laws and Bike Lanes

​ Every state has rules for motorists regarding sharing the road with bicycle riders. There are rules for cyclists, too. Most people are generally aware that cyclists are to keep to the right side of the road and, if possible, remain in their designated bike lanes. But there is a set of rules specifically designed to keep cyclists safe on the road ...
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Proving Fault in Personal Injury Accidents: General Rules

Proving Fault in Personal Injury Accidents: General Rules
​ One of the most important steps in a personal injury claim is proving who was at fault for the accident. When an accident happens and someone is injured through no fault of their own, it's necessary to determine who was at fault in order to recover financial compensation from the at-fault party. In these cases, the person at fault is considered t...
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Understanding the But-For Test

Understanding the But-For Test
What is the but-for test? It's a test courts use to determine legal causation in personal injury claims . Basically, the test is designed to decide whose actions directly caused the injury of another person. Causation is critical in determining who was at fault for an accident. Examples of the But-For Test Here's an example: But for (if it weren't ...
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What Is a Personal Injury Demand Letter?

​ A demand letter is the essential starting point for a personal injury claim . The entire negotiation-settlement process is centered on this document. It serves as the first—and foundational—step on your path to financial compensation. What Goes into a Personal Injury Demand Letter? A personal injury demand letter should contain all the details of...
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Supreme Court Ruling May Change Injury Lawsuits

​ When people are injured, determining who should be held accountable and how to file your claim can be confusing, especially if a company or corporation is involved. Does the state where the accident or injury occurred have jurisdiction? Or should a lawsuit be filed in the state where the company's headquarters is located? In May 2017, the Supreme...
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