In British Columbia, the ICBC’s decision regarding fault or the compensation offered isn’t legally binding, and a court can conduct their own investigation
NC is a “fault” state, which means that if you are injured in an auto accident, you can recover damages from the driver who is “at fault.
Find out the various circumstances that could transform a regular DUI charge into a much more problematic aggravated DUI case
In Georgia, a driver who is found to be >50% at fault for an accident can't file a personal injury suit against the other driver for any amount of damages
In Pennsylvania, under the “51% Rule,” you better be able to prove that at least half of the negligence can be attributed to the other driver
In New York, you can circumvent the no-fault rules and file a personal injury lawsuit if your injuries meet the severe injury criteria.
In Texas, the average car accident settlement amounted to $15,440 in 2013, according to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association
In Florida, injured drivers looking to be compensated for their injuries must file their claim within 4 years of the date of the car accident
Washington rarely allocates any type of punitive damages. However, there is no monetary limit to personal injury awards in the State of Washington
If you are injured in a vehicle accident in Virginia, and you hope to get compensation for personal injury and other losses, you have two options
In California you have 2 years from the date of the initial incident to go to court and file a lawsuit. It's version of personal injury law establishes 3 categories under which a particular case can fall:
In Vermont, Common-law Negligence means that the state only awards damages to drivers who are 50% or less at fault for their injuries.
In order to win a personal injury lawsuit involving a vehicle accident, the plaintiff must show 3 things: 1) that he or she suffered actual harm, 2)
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In Wyoming, there is no mandatory minimum jail sentence for a first DWUI offense. If you act fast, you may not have to give up your license until you’re proven guilty. Also, WY law doesn’t prohibit the reduction of DWUI charges to lesser criminal offenses.
One of the 10 things on this list is insurance: it's gonna cost you a crapload more than the DUI fine or lawyer fee ever will. Another is travel: did you know that some countries won't let you in if you have been convicted of a DUI?
A DUI conviction in Vermont will remain on both your driving and your criminal record for life, so it’s in your best interest to at least try and fight it. If the DMV doesn’t hear from you within 7 days of being charged, your license will be automatically suspended.
An Alaska DUI first offense = about $1,500 in fines, a MINIMUM of 72 days in jail, license suspension for at least 90 days. 72 hours of community service, and installation and maintenance of an IID in your vehicle for 12 months following reinstatement of your license.
In an Idaho DUI case, you only have SEVEN DAYS to appeal the administrative suspension of your license through a formal hearing.
Upon being arrested and charged with an OVUII, you will be given a temporary permit, which expires and leave you license-less 30 days after being arrested.
If you get busted for a DUI in Montana, yes, you will go to jail for at least one day per state law. Sorry, that’s just the way the cookie crumbles.
All DUI arrests in WV are linked to an automatic license suspension just 30 days later. So the sooner you act the better!
The details surrounding New Hampshire DWIs are often complicated and can involve a great deal of emotion on your part. Our advice: Be smart.
If you’ve gotten a DWI in New Mexico – that is, driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or greater – you probably already know the first thing…
Oh, the Midwest. We've landed in Nebraska this time around. Have you been caught drinking and driving in Nebraska? Here's what you need to know!