Unfortunately for drivers, their auto insurance company is just that - a company. If you are in a car accident and experience Personal Injury, these profit driven companyies will make decisions with the goal of improving their bottom line instead of looking out for you. These decisions may affect individual drivers every day and when accidents happen, some - although not all - companies will do whatever it takes to save a buck.
I'm sure that everyone has their own distinct viewpoint on the American court system. Some believe justice is well served through litigation, while others are of the opinion that American jurisprudence is a farce. Every once in a while a crazy (read: frivolous) lawsuit is brought, which is both unfounded and fun to read. That being said, let the fun begin. Case in point, have a look at Thomas v Bush, et al.
Car collisions happen. That's why they call them accidents. We don't mean to or want to hit other vehicles (or be hit for that matter), but that's life and we have to deal with it accordingly. If you have ever been a car accident, you know how stressful it can be. You or the other person may have suffered a personal injury. So if you are unlucky in the near future and get into an accident, here are a few things to remember:
According to a Harris Interactive survey, 35% of adults lack one of the most necessary documents every person should have, the will. A last will and testament is a set of papers which lay out how your Estate Planning will be distributed upon your death. This means, that upon death 65% of the American population may not have their amassed fortune (no matter how big or small) delegated how they would want.
In the last year, Facebook has climbed over 1 billion active users. Most likely you or someone you know has a Facebook account and uses it religiously. What you likely didn't know, is that if you become involved in litigation, that Facebook account is considered evidence to the opposing party. Around the country Facebook is utilized more and more in court. In fact, in Virginia, an attorney and his client were recently sanctioned for over $700,000 for allegedly destroying the client's Facebook account to get rid of unwanted posts and pictures. Lester v. Allied Concrete Company and William Donald Sprouse.
It's human nature. Every so often, we do something stupid. Most of the time we're lucky and the police don't catch us. Whether you have been speeding, driving recklessly, or under the influence of alcohol, odds are you have been pulled over by a cop at one point in your life and will be pulled over again in the future and need the assistance of a Criminal Defense attorney.