Important Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases

Each year in the United States, a large number of people are seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents. The National Safety Council reports that an estimated 38,300 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2015 and another 4.4 million were seriously injured. When a person is involved in an accident, he or she may not be thinking ahead …

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How do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?

When you’ve been injured, there are usually unpleasant hassles involved in your recovery, such as paying for medical bills, losing wages from not being able to work, and simply dealing with the physical pain of the injury. It’s often even more difficult when your injury occurred as a result of someone else’s mistake, since part of your recovery involves dealing …

Find Out If You’re a Drowsy Driver (And How New Tech Might Help)

Drowsy driving is every bit as dangerous as drunk driving, and yet too little attention has been paid to the former. Just last week, we told you that driver fatigue was revealed as the likely cause of comedian Tracy Morgan’s devastating truck accident in 2014. The at-fault driver had been awake for more 28 hours at the time of the …

Truck Driver Awake for 28 Hours Before the Tracy Morgan Crash

The crash killed Morgan’s friend and fellow comedian, James McNair, while leaving Morgan himself with broken bones and a serious brain injury. Five others suffered minor injuries as well. According to Newsweek, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently held a public hearing in Washington to announce the findings of a major federal investigation into the crash. NTSB revealed that …

Uber Settles Lawsuit Over Six-Year-Old Girl’s Death

Uber has just reached a settlement with the family of a six-year-old girl who was hit and killed by an Uber driver in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve back in 2013, reports the Los Angeles Times. The settlement terms have not been disclosed, but given the young age of the victim, the tragic facts of the case, and the …

Short Film About Texting and Driving Dramatizes Danger

AT&T isn’t usually in the moviemaking game, but their recent four-minute short film is making waves — and triggering tears. You might have seen a thirty-second version of Close to Home as a commercial on TV. It’s the one where a mom receives an alert on her smartphone and then says to her daughter in the backseat, “Everyone loves the …

Young Man Electrocuted in Hilton Hotel Pool Dies

It’s a heartbreaking and terrifying story that will cause anyone who’s ever used a hotel pool to shudder. View image | gettyimages.com 27-year-old Raul Martinez and his family were staying at a Hilton hotel in Houston, TX over Labor Day weekend in 2013. They decided to take a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool one night, and while they were …

Tracy Morgan Truck Accident: Walmart Lawsuit Moves Forward

Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Walmart is moving forward, despite the driver’s attempt to intervene and press pause. View image | gettyimages.com The famous comedian sustained serious, life-threatening injuries last year when a Walmart big rig slammed into his van. One of the other passengers, Morgan’s fellow comedian and friend, was killed. Police say that the driver — Kevin Roper, who was …