Automotive Law

Car accidents happen so often when on the road. It is easy for drivers to become distracted, make mistakes, or simply cannot react in time to a particularly hazardous situation.Car accidents are highly common, but also very frustrated if you are involved with them. Sometimes, it can be difficult to

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There are very few car issues that are more irritating than a cracked windshield. Your car can work perfectly well but the only problem is that sight is slightly obscured. But, when it comes to driving, there are few things more important than visibility.So, if your car is working fine

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If you’ve ever had a small bump whilst out driving and after it happened thought ‘what do I do now?’ then you should know that by law, every minor car accident will require you to call the police, regardless of how much of an inconvenience it may seem.  You may

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Being involved in an accident is a stressful experience that can result in life-altering injuries, both physically and mentally. If you were not at fault, you can make a claim and often receive a decent payout.  But what if the injuries or impacts take a while to show themselves? Or

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Even if you’re driving safely, car accidents can happen. Unfortunately, the road is much more dangerous than we can predict, and an accident can be caused by many different reasons, with most of the time not even being caused by you, but by others or the environment. In straight-forward scenarios

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Health insurance is complicated enough let alone trying to sort out your coverage after a car accident. We’ve compiled some important notes on what you should know about health insurance and car accidents and to what extent does health insurance cover you. It would be a smart move to have

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In the US you are likely familiar with the concept that drinking alcohol while driving and using a phone while driving (not hands-free) is illegal. Given the accidents that both of these situations can cause, it is completely understandable why it is against the law. The law serves to protect

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First things first, we’re not here to judge, but… come on. Really? Is risking your life and that of other people to reply to a message or check a notification genuinely worth it to you? Alright, lecture over, and onto why you’re actually here. As with the majority of legislation

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In order to drive in the United States, you will need to have a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance. In every state in America, you will need to have a legal license and a registered vehicle in order to drive safely and legally. Therefore, driving in an unregistered

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Reckless driving is defined as a major moving traffic violation. Categorised as a more severe crime than careless driving, reckless driving is when a vehicle is driven with general disregard for the safety of the driver, the vehicle’s passengers, other people and property. Needless to say it is classed as

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Incidents involving the police can be incredibly stressful and traumatic. There might be injuries to recover from which can put you in a vulnerable position in your life. To add insult to injury, if you’re waiting for a police report, you might feel like you’ve been waiting forever. Police reports

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It can be tempting, after a minor bump in the car, to just exchange insurance details and go on your merry way. However, you’re leaving yourself open to fraudulent claims and extra hassle if you do not file a police report. The problem is, we’re all busy people. When you’ve

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a series of regulations pertaining to all issues concerning motor vehicles. In these regulations, they set out terms for what is considered in law as a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. What counts as a CMV? The biggest factor of what counts

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Nowadays, nearly 30% of all drivers in the United States lease their vehicles. This can help people ensure that they have a new, working vehicle in their driveway at all times.  Leasing a vehicle helps people who cannot afford to pay the full fee of a car upfront get a

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If you’re here, you’ve either already had your accident or you just want to know the process in case you need it in the future. Whichever one fits you, we’ve got you covered with this small guide on reporting a car accident to your insurance.If you have suffered an accident,

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We want to get straight into this article by telling you a big, fat YES! Cops can definitely tell if you have insurance by running your plates. The technology that they have requires little more than a number plate.After running this, all of the car owner registration details will be

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You should contact the police anytime that you are in a car accident so that it will be recorded and they can gather all the necessary details and reports that you might need in the future when it comes to making a claim. Even if the car accident isn’t very

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Hail can be particularly harrowing when it comes to driving, not to mention noisy and damaging. Some hailstorms can rain down balls of ice the size of golf balls, smashing against your windshield and car. If your car has become damaged thanks to hail, don’t worry as your insurance company

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Car accidents by their very nature are a disruption to your life, both literally in the moment and in their aftermath. Dealing with insurance in the event of an accident is a particularly difficult process, and it can be even worse if you’re believed to be wrongly at fault.  Having

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Being involved in a car accident lawsuit can be stressful for both parties involved, but especially the individual who has acquired the injuries and damages. No two car accidents are the same, and many different factors will influence a claim and the eventual settlement, however, in this article, we’ll give

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No one wants to get into a collision when they’re driving, but it’s good to know that there are safety precautions put in place should you ever find yourself at the heart of one. For example, airbags are positioned in front of the seats to protect you from head-on collisions. 

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Car accidents suck. Even if no-one gets hurt, your vehicle can get badly damaged. And sometimes the costs can be horrendous.So it’s only natural to want to find out how to go about getting yourself some financial compensation. And the more the better.And the good news is that you don’t

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When people think about suing or taking any legal action, they conjure up images of prolonged court cases and conflicted juries.The truth is that when it comes to civil suits like car accidents, many get settled before they even see the inside of a courtroom. Whichever way you end up

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In the United States, reckless driving is defined as a major moving traffic violation where the driver uses willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons, property or users of the road. As a more serious offence than careless driving or driving without due care and attention, reckless driving

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Car insurance is something that is usually quite foggy and hard to understand, especially as it differs from State to State here in the US. With different States having different laws, and different insurance companies offering different policies, it can all get confusing. This isn’t made any easier when you

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Car accidents are a horrible thing to experience, aren’t they? In the aftermath, there are lots of things you will be worried about, and your car is going to be one of them. The amount of damage to it will get fixed, and then there is added worry if your

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Whether you’re the plaintiff or the defendant in a car accident lawsuit, neither side is ideal and the process can be long, stressful, and complex. For victims of personal injury claims, it can be particularly tiresome, particularly if the accident has had significant impacts on your life, or if you’ve

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Anybody who has their license and is legally able to drive a car will know how important car insurance is. You are not allowed to drive a vehicle on any public roads without it, and even though it is something that you probably will not use, it is something that

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Car accidents are incredibly unpleasant for every party involved, and unfortunately, the nightmare doesn’t end with the crash. On top of having to deal with the fallout of the accident itself, you then have to deal with insurance policies, and claims that result in endless phone calls.You may have to

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We can’t imagine anything worse than being severely injured from a car accident that wasn’t your fault and not knowing how much you’ll be compensated for your injuries and distress. We’ve written this article to give you a clearer idea of how much you can expect from a car accident

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If you have been in an accident, whether it was recently or a while ago, you might be wondering how long the accident will remain on your insurance record. One of the first things that you will be asked about when you apply for car insurance is whether or not

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Car accidents can be an incredibly scary time for anybody involved. Even if you were not in your vehicle at the time that it was hit, it is still incredibly upsetting to see your prized possession become damaged. In most cases, the driver that hits your car will be incredibly

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If you have recently been in a car accident, you may be wondering who is at fault. When it comes to backing up, the person who is at fault is often disputed. Especially if the bump was quick.  While you may assume that the person backing up is always at

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If you have been involved in an auto accident, then you will know how stressful it can be. Your vehicle may be highly damaged, you can be injured, or your car can even be totalled. This can mean that you are unable to get to work, travel, or even be

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Car accidents are one thing that every person who has a driver’s license hopes that they will never experience. But with an average of over 16,000 car accidents a day in the USA, they are quite common. While a car accident might seem like a pretty straightforward concept, the legal

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If you’ve caused a car accident and somebody’s been injured, they may decide to sue you. If you have insurance, your insurance company will likely handle your defense. At a later stage, you may be asked to provide evidence or sworn testimony. For the vast majority of car accident lawsuits,

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Car accidents can be pretty traumatic, even if no injuries are sustained from them. At worst, they can be lethal, taking the lives of many, at best you can escape without a scratch on yourself or your vehicle. Of course, if we ever hear of a car accident, we always

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Driving, in itself, is fairly easy. However, driving correctly and following road rules properly can be a little trickier.It’s no secret that most drivers struggle to remember all of the driving rules once they’ve passed their driving tests, so it’s easy enough to doubt whether something is illegal or not. Things

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It’s every driver’s worst nightmare: you’re just about to head home from a trip out and, for whatever reason, you feel the unfamiliar smack of bumping into a stranger’s car. Before you panic and speed away, stop and think - there are things you can do.Whilst we can’t tell you

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Wherever you are, be it in your home state, a different state, or even a different country, you can guarantee as you’re driving down the highway, a motorcyclist will zoom past you, cutting between lanes. You may see it happen all the time and wonder if it is legal, well,

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The rules of the road vary throughout the United States, depending on which state that you are in. Rules for motorcyclists can be even more complex, with slightly different rules. However, what one state might say is acceptable for a motorcyclist, other states might not. You are always going to

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We all love to listen to our favorite songs whilst driving. It can keep us going, keep our spirits up and help us enjoy those long drives on the road.However, it can be so irritating if there is nothing good playing on the car radio, and you may be tempted

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If you’ve ever been involved in a hit and run, then you’ll know what a scary experience this can be.Getting into a car accident is bad enough, but when another driver hits you or your vehicle and then flees the scene, the process of sorting everything out is even more

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You never think it will happen until it happens to you! A car accident can be a very traumatic experience to go through and can cause a wide range of injuries, potentially being life-altering. After a car accident, even if you walk away uninjured, there is still the matter of finding fault.

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Legal ramifications, damage expenses - there are all sorts of problems that can arise from a car accident, and those are just the ones directly resulting from the vehicles involved in the incident.For the people unfortunate to find themselves in the midst of an accident, the side-effects can be even

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Road rage, we have all experienced it. Whether you are the one cursing at the driver in front or if you have had people cursing at you, it is not a great experience.But when does road rage cross the line? We’ve all heard horror stories of drivers following other cars

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When driving any vehicle it is highly important that you are responsible for your actions and safety when on the road.As the driver, it is vital that you do not ever drive recklessly, dangerously or pose a threat to other road users by speeding, weaving in and out of traffic

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