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Can You File a Lawsuit Against a Negligent Mechanic?

Published on Jun 25, 2021 at 7:37 pm in Personal Injury.

Can You File a Lawsuit Against a Negligent Mechanic

When your car breaks down or has something wrong with it, you trust that the mechanic you bring it to will fix it as you agreed. You’re relying on their skill and attention to fix the problem and get your car back to running normally. You’re also relying on their skills to keep you safe when you drive your vehicle again.

If they are negligent in any way while fixing your car, they could make a mistake and not fully repair what you need them to. This might seem like a small misstep, but even the smallest mistake in auto repair can lead to your car malfunctioning and cause an accident. When your mechanic is negligent and it leads to you getting into a collision, you’ll want to know if you can file a lawsuit against them. Let’s take a look at your options.

Will a Hit and Run That I Didn’t Cause Affect My Insurance?

Published on Jun 16, 2021 at 9:53 pm in Car Accidents.

Will a Hit and Run That I Didn’t Cause Affect My Insurance

Dealing with a hit and run accident is stressful on its own. When someone else crashes into your car, cause damage, and then drives off, it is more frustrating than a regular accident because you might not know who was responsible, and you might not have any way of tracking them down. Now you have to deal with the physical damages that they caused to your car and the injuries that you sustained if you were in your car.

In order to cover those costs that weren’t your fault, you probably are interested in filing a claim through your insurance, but you might be wondering what that will do to your policy. Let’s take a look at whether or not a hit and run that you didn’t cause will affect your insurance.

How is Bus Accident Liability Determined?

Published on Jun 16, 2021 at 9:01 pm in Personal Injury.

How is Bus Accident Liability Determined

Busses are efficient ways to get from one place to another. When you choose public transportation, you’re reducing your carbon footprint as well as saving money compared to owning your own vehicle and all the costs that come along with it. Busses are reliable, and you usually consider them to be safe because they’re so large.

But in some ways, busses can be very dangerous. When collisions happen, passengers can suffer from injuries because they likely aren’t wearing seatbelts and can slam into objects within the vessel. When busses hit other vehicles, they can cause devastating injuries to passengers of other cars or pedestrians because of their large size and weight.

Liability in these accidents can be tricky. Let’s look into how bus accident liability is determined.

Why Don’t Most Car Accident Claims Go to Court?

Published on Feb 25, 2021 at 8:42 pm in Car Accidents.

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Filing a car accident claim can feel like the start of a long road that will ultimately end in court, but that’s usually not the case. Most car accident claims are settled outside of court, which is actually favorable for you. When claims go to court, it will take more time, money, and cause more uncertainty for you that can be avoided by settling outside of court.

How to Find the Collision History for a Trucking Company

Published on Feb 12, 2021 at 2:35 pm in Truck Accidents.

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After a truck accident, you can take legal action to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. When you’re compiling evidence for your case, it may help to have a background on the trucking company that was involved in the accident. If this trucking company has a history of causing accidents, this may provide more information on how and why your accident occurred and could help your truck accident claim. Let’s go over how to find the collision history for a trucking company.

How Is Neglect Legally Defined in a Skilled Nursing Facility?

Published on Jan 29, 2021 at 1:25 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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When it comes time to move a loved one into a nursing home or independent living facility, you expect that facility to provide them with quality care around the clock. When people think about injuries and instances of failing staff, abuse often comes to mind first; however, neglect is often a bigger problem in nursing homes.

It’s important to understand how neglect is a unique issue many nursing home residents face, what the signs of neglect are, and how negligent facilities can be held accountable for their actions or inactions. Let’s start by going over how neglect is legally defined in a skilled nursing facility in Marion.

How to Tell Who’s at Fault for a T-Bone Accident

Published on Jan 14, 2021 at 8:28 pm in Car Accidents.

Crashed windshield

T-bone accidents are one of the deadliest types of car accidents for passengers of vehicles because they are a combination of the two deadliest accidents—frontal and side impact collisions but is known solely as a side impact collision. One car hits from head-on into the side of the other car at a perpendicular angle, which puts all passengers involved at risk for serious injury and death from the collision, especially the passenger on the side of the collision.

What Counts as Emotional Distress After an Accident?

Published on Dec 22, 2020 at 7:44 pm in Car Accidents.

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After a car accident, you’re likely worried about physical injuries, property damage, how much it’s going to cost, and how long your recovery will take. However, there are other injuries you can sustain after a car wreck. These traumatic events can cause psychological trauma as well. When filing a claim, you can seek compensation for your physical and psychological injuries. Let’s go over what counts as emotional distress after an accident.

What Laws Can Residents of Illinois Expect in the New Year?

Published on Dec 11, 2020 at 3:37 pm in Legal Information.

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Illinois residents will see new laws as the year changes to 2021. It’s important to know what will change and what will be introduced in the new year so you can be well-informed about your state’s laws.

The laws that Illinois residents can expect to see are about employers and discrimination claims, minimum wage rates, and updates on potential tax increases. Let’s take a look at the 2021 new laws and law changes.

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