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Using a Traffic Accident Report to Prove Liability

Using a Traffic Accident Report to Prove Liability
​If you've been hurt in an accident because of someone else's negligence, you'll need to prove who was responsible. There's one important tool in your arsenal that should never be overlooked: the traffic collision report.Legal Responsibilities in Motor Vehicle AccidentsIn the state of California, you have legal responsibilities if you're involved i...
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Slip-and-Fall: Hazardous Condition Cases

Slip-and-Fall: Hazardous Condition Cases
When a property owner's negligence causes you to slip, fall, and suffer an injury, you have a right to seek compensation for your damages. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their premises to safe conditions, and this includes attending to any slip-and-fall hazards that might be present.This applies to virtually any property owner or...
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Types of Negligence Defined

Types of Negligence Defined
​In legal terms, negligence is defined as a "failure to exercise the degree of care expected of a person of ordinary prudence" which results in exposing others to "a foreseeable and unreasonable risk of harm."However, determining negligence in an accident is rarely cut-and-dry, and the law recognizes multiple forms of negligence as a result.Compara...
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The Economic Costs of Motor Vehicle Crashes

The Economic Costs of Motor Vehicle Crashes
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the economic toll of motor vehicle accidents in the United States amounts to $277 billion per year—or almost $900 per person living in the United States.Motor vehicle accidents cause a further $594 billion in terms of loss of life, decreased quality of life, and pain due to inj...
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Wrong-Way Motorcycle Driver Killed in Houston

Wrong-Way Motorcycle Driver Killed in Houston
​Traffic accidents happen every day in Houston. Recently, police reported two separate wrong-way drivers in the same location on the same day.Unfortunately, one the wrong-way driving incidents resulted in a deadly motorcycle crash.The First AccidentIn the first accident, a motorcycle driver was killed after he collided with a car while going the wr...
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