What Do Business Owners Have to Do To Keep Visitors Safe?

What Do Business Owners Have to Do To Keep Visitors Safe?

While all property owners have legal obligations to make their areas safe for visitors, businesses often have special rules that apply to them. This is because businesses see far more traffic, in most cases than an average residence or other private property.  Businesses are often required by law to take reasonable steps to keep their … Read more

How Personal Injury Impacts Your Life

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For many people, the term “personal injury accident” conjures up images of a minor injury from a car accident or a slip and fall.  In most cases, these people reason, the negligent party has insurance coverage to pay for liability and compensate the victim.  However, this picture is not always so simple, and it is often not even accurate.

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How To Handle a Hit-and-Run Accident

How To Handle a Hit-and-Run Accident

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a hit-and-run accident, in which at least one driver flees the scene before police arrive, occurs approximately every 43 seconds in the United States.  More than 2,000 fatalities were caused in 2015 by hit-and-run drivers.  Hit-and-run accidents do not only affect motorists; many pedestrians and bicyclists are also victims of these crashes.

There is a pervasive myth that you cannot collect any damages if you were hit by a hit-and-run driver.

This is untrue, but the persistence of this belief probably costs drivers millions of dollars every year.  The fact is that even if the driver is not caught, you can, in many cases, collect from your own insurance company or that of a third party, who will then take the responsibility of finding and seeking compensation from the hit-and-run driver.

The reason that many people believe that you cannot collect in these accidents probably stems from the idea that the driver who caused the accident would not have left the scene if he or she had insurance, a license, or both.  While this is certainly the case in some situations, it is not always true.  Furthermore, your uninsured motorist coverage should pay at least a portion of your damages even without compensation from the disappearing driver.

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Woman Gets $2 Million After Fall at Convenience Store

Woman Gets $2 Million After Fall at Convenience Store

A woman who fell in a convenience store has been awarded almost $2 million by a jury. According to reports, she was purchasing sodas before slipping and falling in water that had pooled in front of an ice bin. Injuries Sustained by the Accident The woman fell on her tailbone with her right hand outstretched. … Read more