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5 Signs You May Need a Car Accident Lawyer

For minor fender benders, hiring a lawyer may be unnecessary. However, for more serious cases where a lawsuit is imminent, you may need a car accident attorney.

Attorneys can help you recover money for damaged property, medical expenses, or collect evidence that could mitigate your liability.

Here are five signs you may need a car accident lawyer.

Can a Car's 'Black Box' Data Be Used in Court?

While "black boxes" are most commonly associated with airplanes, you might be surprised to know that most recent car models have a "black box" installed as an event data recorder.

This "black box" is typically used by car companies to assess the performance of their vehicles, but the data that's collected on the boxes may also assist police and insurance companies investigate crashes.

So can "black box" data be used in a car accident lawsuit?

What can a disability lawyer do for you that you can't do on your own? Let us count the ways.

When your disability claim has been rejected and you're drowning in medical bills, of if you're just confused about the entire process, you'll want to hire a qualified disability attorney to help you sort out your claims.

Not convinced you need help? Here are five things your disability attorney can do that you (probably) can't:

Jockey's Family Wins $7.8M for Racetrack Death

A jockey's family has been awarded $7.8 million in a lawsuit against a racetrack in Pennsylvania where the jockey died nearly four years ago.

Mario Calderon, the jockey, died after being dragged and repeatedly kicked by the horse he was exercising. Calderon also suffered broken ribs and a bleed on his brain, according to Philadelphia's KYW-TV.

Calderon's family sued the racetrack for allegedly creating an unsafe working environment which caused his death.

What Proof Do You Need for a Disability Insurance Claim?

When filing a disability insurance claim, claimants will need to provide proof of their medical conditions.

Depending on your disability insurance policy, the required proof can include things like a doctor's letter and records from the agency that provides the disability benefits.

So here's a rundown of the claim filing process and how to provide proof of disability:

When juries award multimillion-dollar sums to injured persons, it may seem like a win. But often these awards can be overturned for being excessive.

What does it mean for a personal injury damage award to be excessive? Here's a general legal overview:

It's no joke: Comedian George Wallace has been awarded $1.3 million in damages after a 2007 fall at the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas.

Wallace showed he had a sense of humor while winning the jury trial, announcing when he would be closing his show at the Flamingo, reports the Las Vegas Sun.

What kind of damages was Wallace seeking from the casino?

5 Questions to Ask a Disability Lawyer

Disability insurance claims can be complex and are frequently denied (at least initially). A lawyer can help guide you through the process and make it less confusing.

Because disability can be a very personal matter, it's important to choose an experienced disability attorney who fits your needs and is experienced in that area of law. Thankfully, many offer free consultations.

After you scope out a potential attorney (or two), you'll want to find out some basic information about the lawyer and about your claim. Here are five questions to ask a disability lawyer:

A FedEx truck crashed into a tour bus Thursday, killing 10 people and injuring 34 others.

The fiery crash occurred on Interstate 5 near Orland, California, about 100 miles north of Sacramento. The California Highway Patrol and National Transportation Safety Board are now trying to determine what caused the FedEx tractor trailer to cross the median and collide with a bus full of high school students, reports The Sacramento Bee.

As the details of the FedEx truck crash unfold, many legal questions will need to be answered.

Parents of Autistic Kids Sue Disney Over Policy

Sixteen families with autistic kids are suing Disney over alleged Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violations.

The families claim that the park doesn't provide adequate access, after Disney stopped offering "guest assistance cards" to autistic visitors. The "guest assistance cards" allowed the visitors to bypass lines, according to Reuters.

The program was called in question after Disney discovered that people were finding ways to cheat the system.