Quiet Car Rule to Protect Pedestrians

One of the selling points of electric cars and many new model vehicles is that they have quiet engines. Gone are the days when drivers sought powerful, fast and noisy engines. Many of the new cars in the market feature quiet engines at low speed. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), […]

Back and Neck Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Most back and neck injuries that are caused by car accidents result from damage to one or more of the spinal discs, known to doctors as intervertebral discs. A spinal disc is a hard, fibrous disc, filled with a gel-like substance called the nucleus, that fits in between the vertebrae.  The fact that disc damage […]

Autos with Defective Wiring

Although modern automobiles are marvels of electrical engineering, their complexity creates plentiful opportunities for electrical systems to fail, with occasionally disastrous results. When defective wiring in an automobile is caused by an inherent defect in the automobile itself (rather than inadequate maintenance or DIY repairs, for example), an injured party might be eligible to assert […]

Space Heater Fires

Space heaters are deceptively dangerous products – so much so that the National Fire Protection Association estimates that about a third of house fires in the United States each year are caused by portable space heaters. Space heater fires commonly result in death or serious injury because they are particularly likely to occur late at […]

Attractive Nuisance

Children possess natural curiosity, a quality that can be both charming and dangerous. The “attractive nuisance doctrine” is a legal concept, designed to protect curious children, that makes it easier to sue a property owner for an injury sustained by a child on his property, even if the child was trespassing at the time of […]

Car Accidents Involving Pregnant Women

If you have been in a car accident while pregnant, you should seek medical attention immediately, even if you believe that you were not hurt, because your unborn child may have been injured. In the event of injury or death to your child, you might be able to recover damages for injuries to both you […]