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Motor Vehicle Accidents are the leading cause of personal injury lawsuits in America. According to the NHTSA, someone in the United States is involved in a car accident every ten seconds. Generally, most lawsuits involving car accidents are brought about using theories of negligence. Sometimes, however, personal injury lawsuits could be brought under the theory of reckless driving, where the driver had a clear disregard for the probability of accident. Other theories under which a motor vehicle lawsuit could be brought are intentional misconduct and even strict liability. Strict liability imposes responsibility regardless of fault, but is usually only ever imposed in cases involving product defects or extra hazardous activities.

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When to Sue for Whiplash Injuries

You were in a minor car crash and it did not seem like such a big deal. But as the weeks pass, you notice an ache in your neck and upper back and start seeking treatment. In the process, you learn that you may never recover and that your minor crash is going to be a major pain for some time to come.

Now you have medical expenses that you did not anticipate and are not covered by your insurance and you need relief. It’s time to talk to a personal injury attorney.

Ride-sharing services like Uber, Lyft, and others have made getting around town much easier — just a few taps on your smartphone and you’ve got door-to-door service. And, for the most part, these services are as safe as taxis or driving yourself.

But what happens in the rare cases of an accident? If you’re injured in a crash with an Uber driver or while riding in Uber or Lyft, who’s responsible?

Spotting Car Insurance Scammers

When you have a car, you must carry insurance according to most state’s laws. This is meant to protect all of us in case of accidents. But unfortunately it also makes us targets for insurance fraudsters who make false claims.

Car insurance fraud costs all drivers because false claims raise rates generally. Insurance scams lead to increased rates for everyone, and can be a direct danger to you. So, let’s look at how auto insurance fraud could impact you — quite literally, in the case of a crash — and how to avoid being a target of someone else’s illegal scheme.

It’s one of those years again, when the El Nino weather system begins dumping buckets of rain on our nation’s roadways and drivers begin to “lose all common sense.” We’ve all driven in rainy conditions before, but multiple inches of rain in a single day conditions? That’s something else.

With parts of the country gearing up for historic rainfalls in the next few months, here’s how to stay safe on the streets:

The holidays are over, but the worst of the winter weather may still be ahead. That means icy roads, low visibility, and a lot of accidents. But that doesn’t have to be your fate. With the right preparation coupled with good decision-making, you can avoid the injuries that come from car accidents.

Here are a few ways to stay safe out on the roads this winter.

The easy answer would be to let your insurance company do it for you. But injury claims stemming from car accidents aren’t always so simple, especially if the accident involved more than two cars or one or more parties are uninsured.

Getting sued can be a scary prospect, but there are ways to defend a car accident injury lawsuit.

It’s not easy delivering toys to children worldwide in a single night. So maybe Santa’s sleigh rolled a stop sign trying to save some time, and caught your car right on the rear fender. Did he stay long enough to give his insurance information? And since Santa was driving a delivery vehicle for work, how does that affect your injury claim?

Here’s what you need to know if Kris Kringle crumpled your bumper:

Right after a car accident, it may be impossible to know whether you or one of the others drivers will file a lawsuit. Fortunately, you don't need to be able to see the future to know what you need to do, just in case.

And because you can't go back in time to the accident, you need to know how to prepare for a legal claim before a car accident happens. There are three important timeframes to keep in mind, from the accident to filing your case, and three ways to prepare for a car accident claim:

We’re told that accidents happen, but not every car crash is an accident. While you’re trying to stay safe on the roads, some less scrupulous drivers are trying to scam money out of insurance companies by staging car accidents. (And these scams aren’t just occurring in Asia or Russia.)

Luckily, many of these scams are similar and therefore more easily identified, if you know what to look for. Here are some of the more popular staged car accidents, and how to avoid them.

Those of us lucky enough to live in places without nasty winter weather know well enough not to gloat about that fact. But beyond avoiding sleet, snow, and icy slush everywhere, the best part about avoiding the worst of winter weather is avoiding the worst of winter drivers.

Don't be that worst winter driver. Make sure your vehicle is packed with safety necessities before you leave the house and use some good winter driving habits to avoid accidents this holiday season.