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Common excuses for running stop signs

Running a stop sign is one of the fastest and easiest ways to cause a car accident, and yet you still see it happen far too often. Remember that most car accidents happen because of driver errors. These types of critical mistakes put people in the hospital.

Pedestrian hit by driver fleeing fender-bender

A driver in New Jersey apparently got into a fender-bender, and rather than sticking around to face the ramifications, decided to flee the scene. That was not a wise decision, as it turned out. The driver lost control, drove up on the sidewalk and hit a pedestrian.

Parents need to set a good example with distracted driving

Teens often take a lot of the blame for the rise in distracted driving accidents, and there's a good reason for it. They are involved in a heavy amount of these accidents. They often lack the experience to know just how dangerous it is to text and drive or talk to passengers while behind the wheel.

DEALING WITH MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS INVOLVING TEENAGERS

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 2,300 teenagers were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2015, a rate of almost seven every day. Though drivers between 19 and 19 account for only about one of every 16 motorists on the nation's roadways, they are involved in more than one of every 10 accidents.

THIRD PARTY LIABILITY IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

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SEEKING DAMAGES FROM SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE AT-FAULT DRIVER

In the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, it's important to identify all potentially responsible parties. Of course, you'll want to hold the other driver accountable for any negligence or carelessness that caused you to suffer losses. But there are often other third parties with potential liability.

WHAT IS INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS?

Emotional-Distress.jpg Under the law, you can seek damages for an injury that is intentionally caused, or one that results from carelessness or negligence. As a practical matter, nearly all personal injury claims are based on a legal theory of negligence. In addition, it's generally easier to recover for tangible losses, such as wages and income or medical expenses. The law does, however, allow you to pursue compensation for less tangible injury, such as emotional distress. One of the more prevalent claim involves an allegation of intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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