Taking Legal Action Against Drunk Drivers
In a motor vehicle accident, including when the driver is drunk, anyone injured may be entitled to financial compensation for not only injuries but other damages.
What kind of payout can I get after an automobile accident?
A common question when involved in an accident is “how much is my claim worth?” There’s quite a range of figures and a variety of situations involved leading up to what would be considered a fair settlement offer. All cases are unique and require a professional consultation.
Understanding FELA (Federal Employers Liability Act)
The FELA is a U.S. federal law that was enacted in 1908 to protect and compensate railroad workers injured on the job. If the worker can prove that the railroad was at least partially legally negligent in causing the injury then an employee is compensated accordingly. The United States Congress passed the FELA to reduce the appalling accident rate in the railroad industry.
How to Drive Safely Near a Truck
When it comes to driving, knowledge comes with experience. However, there are also some basic driving tips even the most experienced driver should take note of to stay as safe as possible when driving near large trucks. Tractor-trailers, commonly known as semi-trucks, are not passenger vehicles. They are designed for the purpose of transporting goods over long distances efficiently.
The Difference Between Mass Tort And Class Action Lawsuits
When it comes to litigation, mass tort and class action are two tools that are both used to provide relief in the justice system. These types of litigation each allow multiple plaintiffs to file one singular claim against a defendant, though they are put into effect in very different ways. The mass tort and class action experts at Alexander Law Group, PLC in Richmond, Virginia have assembled this guide to help you understand the differences between these two types of legal claim.
Emotional trauma after an auto accident
According to Driver Knowledge, there are approximately 6 million car accidents in the United States per year. The financial burden is not the only thing that drivers must face after an accident, there is often emotional trauma that can manifest long after the vehicles are repaired or replaced. At Alexander Law Group, PLC, we not only focus on the physical property of our clients but the mental toll an accident can take on them. If you have suffered from emotional symptoms after an accident, we would like to help you. You do not have to suffer in silence.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Medical malpractice cases arise when a patient is harmed by any medical professional who fails to provide proper treatment. Though these incidences rarely occur, they are serious and require an experienced law firm to properly handle and determine if a lawsuit should be filed. It’s estimated that medical errors kill roughly 200,000 patients in the United States each year.
Who is to blame in a multi-vehicle pile-up?
In a typical rear-end collision, only two cars are involved and the car in the back is usually to blame. In a multi-vehicle pileup, though, who is liable? Answering that question can be more difficult than you think. In these situations, you have a chain reaction of accidents that cause damage to multiple vehicles. If you find yourself in the midst of a multi-vehicle pile-up, you might be unsure of how to proceed. You may need more help than what your insurance company can/will offer. Insurance companies are in the business of saving themselves money, not getting justice for you. Alexander Law Group, PLC can help walk you through the claims process and any lawsuits that may arise. You don’t have to face this confusing insurance and legal situation alone.
What to do Immediately After a Car Accident
A car accident can be a frightening and overwhelming event. That’s why we’ve assembled this guide so you can think fast and know just how to react should you ever be involved in a vehicle collision.
What is a Bad-Faith Claim and How Can it be Avoided?
Unfortunately, bad faith claims can happen to anyone at any time. In the United States, insurance companies are required under law to operate in good faith and fairness when dealing with their customers due to the type of contract that is created in the insurance coverage relationship. As insurance customers, we always expect and hope that the companies that insure our homes, cars, and other property are working in our best interest and doing their due diligence to get to the true cause of our claims. However, this is not always the case. At Alexander Law Group, PLC, we are here for you when your insurance company lets you down. If you are certain they did not act in an ethical or truthful manner, we are here to help you get the benefits you deserve.
Richmond Dockless Scooter Accident Guide
No matter where you live in the Richmond, Virginia area, you’ve probably come across at least one dockless electric scooter around town. In our area, these sharable transportation devices are most commonly owned and operated by Bird or Lime and have caused quite a disturbance since their arrival last year. The main reason people are concerned about these scooters is due to the safety of riders. That’s why we’ve put together this article to help you navigate your options if you’re involved in an accident on one of these scooters. If you’re involved in an accident on a dockless electric scooter, it’s important to take these steps and safety precautions immediately.
What To Do After a Trucking Accident
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2016 there were 37,461 lives lost on America’s roadways in 34,439 fatal motor vehicle crashes. Of that number, 12% were from large trucks or buses. At Alexander Law Group, PLC, we specialize in trucking accident claims and want to help you get the settlement you deserve. If you find yourself the victim of a trucking accident, there are steps you should take to ensure you are legally and physically protected.
How to Know if You Qualify for a Class-Action Lawsuit
In 2006, one of the world’s largest companies, Enron, suddenly went bankrupt, revealing years of fraud and corruption. As a result, investors who were deceived gathered together in a class action lawsuit against Enron and were rewarded with a whopping $7.2 billion collectively. While extreme instances like this are certainly not commonplace, class action lawsuits are filed every day. The Alexander Law Group, PLC team has put together this guide to help you understand just what a class action lawsuit is and how to know if you qualify for one.
How Can Personal Injury Lawyers Help After a Catastrophic Accident?
At Alexander Law Group, PLC, we take catastrophic accidents seriously. We know that these events can cause insurmountable pain and cost to the accident victims. Personal injury lawyers can be your saving grace when dealing with insurance companies and medical bills. If you have been affected by a catastrophic injury, here are some ways that a personal injury attorney can help ease the burden. We look forward to working with you to help ease the burden that this accident may have caused you.
The Case of Electric Scooters in Richmond, Virginia
In cities all around the world, dockless electric scooters have been popping up left and right. These sharable electric scooters, most commonly operated by companies such as Bird, Lime, and Skipper, can be found all around cities, accessible by any individual via a smartphone application. For some, they are annoying and impede foot traffic. For others, they are a convenient and effective way to commute to work. But for a growing number of individuals, dockless electric scooters are nothing but dangerous. With more accidents happening each day, cities everywhere are becoming increasingly resistant and are passing laws to limit the dockless scooter programs.