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August 2014 Archives

Drunk driving the focus of NHTSA campaign in lead-up to Labor Day

Each year in early September, Americans celebrate Labor Day as the summer winds down. It's a great time to remember the countless ways workers have contributed to the well-being and prosperity of the United States. The weeks leading up to Labor Day are also a good time to remind everyone of the risks of drunk driving, as statistics show that this time of year is particularly dangerous on our nation's roads.

Who can be held liable for a truck accident?

Multiple parties -- not just the truck driver -- may be liable for injuries suffered in a truck accident. If you have been hurt in a collision with a large commercial vehicle, then all of the parties that might be responsible should be identified and then notified of your injuries.

Study finds evidence of brain damage a year after concussion

Each year scientists and doctors learn more about identifying and treating head and brain injuries, millions of which are caused by motor vehicle accidents. However, diagnostic tests such as CT scans, MRIs and PET scans may not indicate the full extent of the injury. Often other specialists -- neuropsychologists, for instance -- along with the family of the injured person, have to assist doctors in making an accurate diagnosis.

Driver pleads guilty after DUI wreck that took Kenner man's life

The legal matters that arise after a fatal auto accident often relate to both civil and criminal law. For example, if a drunk driver caused the fatal crash, then the driver is likely to face a criminal charge of vehicular homicide. On the civil side of things, the family of the deceased may bring a claim of wrongful death. This sort of civil action is meant to provide the family with compensation for the following: