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What We Can Learn from Caitlyn Jenner’s Wrongful Death Suit

By Andrew Ritholz |

When it comes to celebrities, there always seems to be something that keeps them on the front pages. Although the Los Angeles Times reported LA County prosecutors opted mot to move forward with criminal charges against Caitlyn Jenner for the alleged role she played in a fatal, multi-vehicle collision along Pacific Coast Highway earlier… Read More »

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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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When a Car or Motorcycle Injury Accident Is Not Your Fault

When a Car or Motorcycle Injury Accident Is Not Your Fault

By Andrew Ritholz |

Car and motorcycle accidents occur every day under various circumstances. Fault is easily ascertained in many cases, such as rear end accidents, or red light violations where there are cameras or witnesses, or in any other accident where independent or neutral witnesses can support and verify a certain version of events. Situations where a… Read More »

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Why Senior Drivers Are More Likely to Be Injured in a Car Accident

Why Senior Drivers Are More Likely to Be Injured in a Car Accident

By Andrew Ritholz |

A senior driver is a licensed driver age 65 years and older (according to the Insurance Information Institute). Other than very recently licensed and young drivers, elderly drivers have a higher rate of fatal crashes (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). In 2013, 4,115 people age 70 and older died in motor vehicle crashes, according… 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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Can I sue someone that was texting while driving when they hit me?

By Andrew Ritholz |

If you haven’t seen the recent AT&T commercial showing an accident in reverse caused by a driver texting, you can watch it here. Although the video can be considered graphic, it also drives home a very important point: Texting while driving is dangerous. Texting takes a driver’s eyes off of the road for an… 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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If I Rear-End Someone Who Brake Checks Me, Am I at Fault?

By Andrew Ritholz |

We have all been in unfavorable driving situations, but what happens if you hit someone who slams on their brakes in front of you? Determining Fault Fault will usually be determined by the involved parties insurance companies who can assess something called “percentage of fault.”  Unfortunately, more often than not, the fault will be… Read More »

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