Motorcycle Accidents: Preparing Your Case

Written by Blur LoteriŮa

Motorcycle accident is an unexpected occurrence that results to shock and trauma, serious physical injuries and death. The most common reason of a motorcycle accident, which contributed torepparttar 50% ofrepparttar 119184 motorcycle vehicle, is due torepparttar 119185 failure of another motorist to seerepparttar 119186 motorcycle. It is estimated that 75% of motorcycle accidents involve another motor vehicle, two-thirds of which were caused byrepparttar 119187 motorist failing to yieldrepparttar 119188 right of way. Motorcycle accidents not only involve driverís negligence, it also includes product defect and unsafe roadways.

Motorcycle accident happens so fast that we are not able to control it. During an accident, we cannot do much, especially when we are injured. We cannot think of anything butrepparttar 119189 pain that we are suffering. It is essential for us to knowrepparttar 119190 things that we have to do afterrepparttar 119191 accident.

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Filing a Law Suit for Personal Injury Victims

Written by Carla Ballatan

Did you suffer physical injuries and incurred hospital bills and other costs, that arerepparttar result ofrepparttar 119183 negligence or fault of another person? Underrepparttar 119184 personal injury or tort law, you can file a lawsuit and chargerepparttar 119185 person for compensation. Indeed! So, what do you need to understand in filing for personal injury law suit?

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To establish a successful personal injury lawsuit, liability and damages are needed elements. In proving liability,repparttar 119200 plaintiff must establish thatrepparttar 119201 person did bear legal responsibility for injuries. The extent otrepparttar 119202 amount of injury or loss, referred to as damages incurred on account ofrepparttar 119203 defendantís action or negligence.

Three bases are referred to in determiningrepparttar 119204 elements of liability and damages: intentional wrong, negligence and strict liability. Intentional wrong is whenrepparttar 119205 defendant have known and/or plannedrepparttar 119206 injury to be inflicted. This is least often used and onrepparttar 119207 situation this arises, can be brought in conjunction with criminal charges. Negligence means thatrepparttar 119208 defendant is accused of causingrepparttar 119209 injury through a failure to prevent it. Slip and fall injuries, reckless/inattentive drivers who cause car accidents are circumstances that may be involved in a personal injury lawsuit based on negligence. Legal responsibility, like for examplerepparttar 119210 making or release of defective or unsafe products are involved in lawsuits based on strict liability. As long asrepparttar 119211 product was being used as intended,repparttar 119212 strict liability applies regardless or malice or negligence.

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