The Challenges Of Using Involuntary Intoxication As A Defense

Involuntary intoxication may sound like one of those "my dog ate my homework" type of excuses for driving under the influence, but it's a valid defense that could help you escape some or all the consequences of being slapped with a DUI. However, this defense can be challenging to use. Here are two issues you may encounter when trying to convince the court you were intoxicated against your will. Proving You Didn't Imbibe Willingly [Read More]

Injured In A Car Crash? What To Consider When Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer To Work With

If you have been hurt in a car crash that wasn't your fault, you might be able to win compensation for your pain and suffering by filing a personal injury case. You can expect to negotiate with the other party's insurance adjuster, whose job it is to minimize any compensation you may be requesting. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer to work with will optimize the outcome of negotiations and ensure that you can easily take your case to court if it becomes necessary. [Read More]

The Driver's Perspective: Understanding How Fault Is Assigned In An Auto-Pedestrian Accident

If you are in an accident involving a pedestrian, then you may feel you have no chance to recover damages for the harm you suffered, even if you believe the pedestrian to be at fault. However, despite a common belief that a pedestrian can't be held liable for causing a car accident in which they are injured, the reality is they can be legally responsible in many circumstances. The difference in exactly how much responsibility each party bears varies from state to state. [Read More]

Suing For Injuries After A Car Crash? Here's What To Consider When Hiring A Lawyer

If you've been hurt in a vehicle accident that wasn't your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for damage to your vehicle as well as pain and suffering. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a personal injury lawyer to represent you in your case: Negotiations A lawyer may be able to negotiate compensation with the other party's insurance adjuster before having to go to court, which will likely save you some money on legal fees and help settle your case quickly. [Read More]