Starting a Railroad Worker Lawsuit
Railroad work is difficult and dangerous. Employees enter into a potentially hazardous environment nearly every day. To protect these workers, the federal government passed FELA (Federal Employers Liability Act) in 1908, which holds companies liable for the safety of their laborers. Individuals that are injured at their job can collect worker’s compensation.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.