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March 2017 Archives

Vicarious liability claim may help truck accident victims

A truck accident can leave a victim with significant losses. As we have previously discussed on this blog, these victims may suffer physical and emotional pain and suffering, and their injuries may result in an individual incurring a significant amount of medical debt. Additionally, many truck accident victims are so badly hurt that they are unable to work for a period of time. This means that they may lose out on much of their wages. Taken together, these damages can leave a victim and their family in a precarious financial position. Although a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent trucker may help alleviate some of these losses, the truth of the matter is that many truckers lack the resources to fully pay for the damage they have caused.

Adjustment in a wrongful death award

The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can leave a family reeling. Not only will they no longer be able to hear their loved one's laugh, celebrate holidays and life milestones and lean on them when they are in need of emotional support, but these families can also be left with extensive financial losses. Their lost loved one may have contributed a significant amount of income to the family, and the deceased individual's medical expenses and funeral costs can be heavy burdens for these surviving families to carry.

Drunk driver leaves six injured in Delaware car accident

It's no secret that drunk driving is dangerous. Alcohol can impair one's ability to maintain his or her lane, accurately gauge depth and remain aware of pedestrians and bicycles. However, despite extensive efforts on the part of public service agencies and law enforcement, many Delaware motorists still choose to climb behind the wheel while intoxicated. Innocent and unsuspecting motorists can be taken by surprise when this happens, leaving them with injuries and financial losses.

Civil lawsuits: a witness's character for truthfulness

There are a number of issues that may be presented at a civil trial, the outcomes of which can reshape the ultimate outcome. Some of these issues are obvious, such as the elements of negligence. Other matters, though, may not be so obvious but can be just as critical. This often arises in the context of evidence and trial rules. Those who are able to successfully navigate these issues may be able to position themselves to stand a better chance at a favorable outcome.

Helping truck accident victims determine cause and liability

Drivers in Delaware are aware that in order to operate a motor vehicle he or she must pass specific tests and obtain a drivers' license. With regards to truckers, the process is similar. However, truck drivers are held to a different standard than automobile drivers. Commercial truck drivers not only receive specific training, but they also must follow specific rules and regulations. Failure to follow these rules could result in penalties. Yet,, a more major concern is the fact that these negligent acts could cause a truck crash.

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