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Accidents with First Responders

When an accident occurs involving first responders, the post-accident process may become exceedingly complex; as several legal protections exist to reduce their liability. These protections, otherwise known as sovereign immunity, remove liability in certain circumstances, such as auto accidents. However, each state has conditions that nullify this immunity. For instance, if a first responder acted …

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How the Determination of Fault Impacts Insurance Settlements

After an auto accident, your insurance company will launch an investigation and dispute the fault outrightly assigned to you. Your insurance company does not want financial liability for your accident, as a result, they will do all they can to refute fault. When determining fault, your insurance agent will attempt to recreate the accident using …

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Government Vehicle Claim Limits

Filing a personal injury claim against a government entity or employee differs from filing a claim against a private citizen. For instance, sovereign immunity, a legal protection, protects governments and their employees from liability in several cases, including auto accidents. Secondly, the statute of limitations regarding accident reporting and claim filing is significantly shorter. Examples …

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Pedestrian Auto Accidents

I hit a Pedestrian, Now What?  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal traffic accidents involving pedestrians are on the rise, with 6,283 pedestrian deaths in 2018.  Pedestrian deaths in 2018 are up 3% from 2017. Additionally, these pedestrian statistics do not include bicyclists or those riding electric scooters. When a vehicle hits …

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