Articles Tagged with Car accident lawyer

When thinking of muscle cars, safety is typically not the first thought. We think about speed, thrill, speed, excitement, and danger with these vehicles, and it shows.  Muscle cars have  higher insurance rates, increased scrutiny by police, and are involved in a higher proportion of collision.  People don’t think about this when buying these cars. Yet with all these risks, are car manufacturers doing all they can to preserve the riders? You would think that a type of car that experiences increased instances of high speed collisions would have beefed up safety measures to protect the driver, but do they? The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has found the leading models to be lacking.

IIHS put the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Ford Mustang through the crash course to stack them up against more typical cars and each other. While the Mustang outperformed the others when it came to safety, none of them were able to secure the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK. The Camaro lacks available front crash prevention system, and unexceptional roof strength. The Challenger had immediately concerning results. In the Small Overlap Frontal Crash Test, where the vehicle is crashed into a wall’s edge with a point of impact at about the driver’s side headlights, the driver’s side front wheel was pushed back into the foot well. The crash test dummy could not be extracted without removing its foot.

The takeaway from this test was that while the Mustang and Camaro achieved good results, but not exceptional, the Challenger had a severe fault in a crash test that accounts for 25% of real world frontal collisions. We all want to have some fun, and muscle cars certainly offer that, but do not forget to consider safety ratings when shopping for a performance vehicle. It could be the difference that keeps you alive to enjoy many more rides.

Documenting the time you miss from work will increase the value of your case significantly. Missed time from work is compensable in itself (you get paid for the time you were off), but also is evidence of a more serious injury. If you were hurt but went to work, it appears (rightly or wrongly) that you were not as seriously injured as someone else may have been.

Check out our wage verification form for an idea as to the type of information that an adjuster (or ultimately, a jury if necessary) will need to see evidence of your wages:
The name and address of your employer
A brief description of your position
How much you make, and how you get paid (hourly, salary, commission, etc.)
The dates you missed from work
The date you went back to work

You will have to prove you have paid your taxes. Be prepared to show a pay stub showing your withholdings or a tax return if a case has to go to Court.

David Tompkins, partner at Lewis & Tompkins was interviewed by WUSA9 news on the safety of drivers using cell phones. Talking on a cell phone or texting while driving in Washington, DC is illegal. Watch the video below for more information:

Yes, getting your car inspected every year is time consuming. And yes, getting your car inspected can be expensive, especially if it turns out that your car needs several things repaired in order for it to pass.

But how would you feel if you caused an accident or, even worse, caused someone to get seriously hurt because you didn’t bother to get your car inspected? What if your brakes fail? What if your horn doesn’t work? What if your tires aren’t good enough? What if your blinkers don’t work?

A better way to look at it would be to reverse that situation. What if you got hit by a driver who didn’t bother to have his car inspected? Or didn’t bother to fix what was wrong?

As much as we like to talk about how bad credit can happen to anyone, the truth of it is that for the most part bad credit happens to people who are already poor.

If you stop for a second and think about all the ways in which poor people are taken advantage of, from everything to high interest rates to those scam payday loan places, you start to realize that the deck is truly stacked against those who arent making near six figures a year.

So it isnt much of a surprise that insurance companies raise their rates based not on the individuals driving record, but their credit history. This is perfectly absurd. A person could have a spotless driving record with no tickets or accidents, yet will still pay astronomical rates if he happens to have come into money troubles.

There is a perfectly logical tendency among Americans to cut back on their insurance coverage once they have paid off their cars.

It makes sense. Why continue to pay for total coverage when the overall value of the car is worth less than the cost of repairs?

But when you have your car paid off, and when you call your insurance company to cut your coverage back down to simple liability coverage, you should make sure that you still have Personal Injury Protection (PIP).

Anyone who is interested in a good and thorough explanation of what “tort reform” is should follow the link below.

http://www.corpreform.com/corpreform/2003/10/what_is_tort_re.html

Have you ever noticed that those who say the legal system is “broken” or moan about “activist judges” are always the ones who are losing court cases?

With gas being as expensive as it is, you would think that less people would be driving this summer. But regardless of price, summer is the time for vacations and driving and sponsored trips.

The NHTSA has released a study showing that those 15 passenger vans used by churches and boyscout troops can roll over pretty easily.

Follow the link below for more information.

According to a recent study by Allstate, D.C.s drivers rank among the worst in the nation. And by “among,” we mean “the worst.”

Our drivers average one accident every 5.4 years. This is not something to be proud of.

To see an article about this, follow the link below.

The 2007 statistics are a little more promising than 2006. The overall crash rate is going down nationwide, but here in DC the number of people who were killed in car accidents actually went up 19%.

To view the report, follow the link below.

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811017.PDF