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Determining Fault When Two Negligent Drivers Cause an Accident

Determining Fault When Two Negligent Drivers Cause an Accident

By Andrew Ritholz |

If you are in a car accident, you have to prove that another party was responsible to some degree for causing the collision before you can collect compensation for your damages and injuries. All motorists have a duty to anyone else on the roadway to use reasonable care, to use caution when driving, and… Read More »

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Can I Sue Someone Who Pulled Out in Front of My Car Even if I Hit Them

By Andrew Ritholz |

If a car pulls out from a driveway right in front of your vehicle, liability may appear clear, but things are not always as they seem. Situations such as this are examples of where you may think that you have a claim that is indisputable, yet disputes and complications arise as to who was… Read More »

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Legal Risks Caused By Texting While Driving

Legal Risks Caused by Texting and Driving

By Andrew Ritholz |

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reports that the rapid popularity of mobile communications are linked to significant increase in distracted driving, which causes serious injury or death.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), your eyes are off the road on average of 5 seconds when a person reads or dispatches a… Read More »

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I Hit Someone While Texting - Do I Need A Lawyer?

I Hit Someone While Texting – Do I Need A Lawyer?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Causing injury to somebody as a result of texting while driving could have criminal consequences.  If a person caused bodily injury by means of assault or battery, or driving under the influence, few would wonder if they should hire an attorney or not, because it is almost automatic and intuitive.  This is also true… Read More »

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Someone Hit Me While Texting and Driving, Can I Sue?

Someone Hit Me While Texting and Driving, Can I Sue?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Texting and driving is distracted driving and is illegal. While there are a number of states and jurisdictions that do not forbid hands-free cell phone use, there are 39 states along with the District of Columbia that outlaw text messaging while driving. Texting is another matter from talking on your cell phone since it… Read More »

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you may be driving distracted and not even know it

You May Be Driving Distracted and Not Even Know It

By Andrew Ritholz |

As car accidents are among the leading causes of death in the United States, many could be avoided if we eliminate driving while distracted. Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Culture Index reported that 80% of drivers believe driving… Read More »

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A Biker Caused a Vehicle Accident, Am I Still at Fault?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Collisions between adult cyclists and automobiles are relatively rare occurrences. Knowing the law and what to do after a vehicle accident with a cyclist can reduce the stress caused by these fairly rare events. Unlike pedestrians, bicycle riders must follow the same rules of the road as cars, such as obeying traffic lights and… Read More »

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Fighting a Cell Phone Ticket in California

By Andrew Ritholz |

In 2009, California becameone of many states to enact laws restricting the use of mobile phones, or cell phones, while operating a vehicle. The Three Laws: 1. Ban on Handheld Cell Phones The first law bans all drivers from using handheld cell phones while operating any kind of vehicle. 2. The Hands-free Cell Phone… Read More »

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Recent Laws on Using Your Cell Phone While Driving

By Andrew Ritholz |

Use of cell phones while driving including dialing, talking, surfing the internet and texting are subject to and vary between state, city and county. Some studies confirm that banning cell phones has led to a reduced number of vehicular fatalities, while other show such a restriction had a negligible effect on the incidence of… Read More »

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