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Crime Victims, Restitution and Civil Remedies

A victim of a crime often suffers economic loss. Such losses include costs of medical care for victims of vehicular and violent crimes (drunk driving, negligent homicide, manslaughter, assault and aggravated assault) and property losses for economic crimes (fraud, theft, embezzlement). The crime victim has the constitutional right to pursue restitution in the criminal prosecution […]

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Turning Over Every Stone: Employer Liability for Collisions

When a person suffers serious, disabling injuries in an accident, it is imperative to know what the person at fault (the “tortfeasor”) was doing at the time of the accident. Typically, individual tortfeasors have limited insurance to fully compensate the more seriously injured victims for their medical bills, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering. […]

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Sobering Statistics on Motorcycle Collisions

The most recent compilation of nationwide motorcycle collision statistics amassed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) paints an unflattering picture about motorcycle safety for the year 2012: Over 8.4 million motorcycles were registered nationwide, making up just three percent of all registered motor vehicles in the United States; 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in […]

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Don’t File That Lawsuit!

I spend a considerable amount of time advising clients to refrain from pursuing a claim or lawsuit on a personal injury matter.  Sadly, many non-lawyers believe that attorneys live to file lawsuits, and think that attorneys believe that litigation is always in a client’s best interest.  This could not be further from the truth. A […]

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