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This federal law often affects U-Haul and other rental vehicle collision claims. A fully-loaded, 26-foot U-Haul truck weighs about 36,000 pounds. When these trucks are involved in high-speed collisions, the resulting injuries are often catastrophic.

Frequently, U-Haul drivers have little or no insurance. This lack of insurance is normally not a problem. Under the negligent entrustment rule, vehicle owners are financially responsible for damages if they knowingly allow incompetent operators to drive their motor vehicles. 

Given the size of U-Haul trucks and the fact that the drivers normally do not have commercial licenses, many U-Haul drivers are incompetent. However, an obscure provision of federal law, the Graves Amendment, protects some U-Haul owners in some cases.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that occur every year. After falls, car accidents are the second-leading cause of these types of injuries, contributing to about 17.3% of these injuries per year. The following article will discuss some of the causes of TBIs resulting from car accidents and will provide some potential effects that TBIs can have.

How do car accidents cause TBIs?

Car accidents can cause TBIs in some of the following ways:

Workers’ compensation claims are denied by insurance companies for various reasons. If your claim is denied, it can be confusing trying to figure out what your next steps should be. The following article will provide information regarding some of the most common reasons why workers’ compensation claims are denied by insurance companies, as well as some steps you could take if your claim is denied.

What are Some Reasons Why Workers’ Compensation Claims are Denied?

Workers compensation claims can be denied for any number of reasons, some of which include:

If you were recently injured by the actions of another party, you may contemplate filing a personal injury lawsuit against that party. The following is some information regarding the amount of time it takes for a typical personal injury lawsuit to be resolved.

What Factors Determine How Long a Personal Injury Lawsuit Will Take?

The amount of time that it takes for a personal injury lawsuit to be resolved will depend on some of the following factors:

If you were ever injured on the property of another, you may have considered filing a personal injury lawsuit to hold the property owner liable for your injuries. The following article will provide some helpful information you should know regarding whether property owners are liable for injuries sustained by others on their property.

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a legal concept, based in personal injury law, which alleges that an injury a person sustained resulted from a defective condition on the premises of another (for example, a store owner, landlord, etc.). Regarding slip and fall accidents, the person injured is alleging that she slipped and fell and suffered resulting injuries due to a defective condition (such as wet floors, unsecured rugs, or loose steps).

If you were recently injured at work, there are certain actions you could take (or not take) that might jeopardize your workers’ compensation claim. The following article will provide some of the most common mistakes injured employees make after experiencing a workplace injury that can be detrimental to a workers’ compensation claim.

  • Failing to report your injury within a timely manner: In Georgia, you are required to report your work-related injury to your employer within 30 days of the date the injury occurred. If you choose to wait longer than 30 days to report your injury, you may be unable to file a workers’ compensation claim later on.  
  • Failing to seek medical attention: After experiencing a work-related injury or illness, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. The timing regarding when you choose to seek medical attention can have a significant impact on your claim. Additionally, if you take too long to seek medical attention, your employer may assume that your injuries are not as serious as you claim.

Swimming pool injuries happen frequently and can cause serious damage, especially to children. The following article will provide some helpful tips for preventing swimming pool injuries.

Swimming Pool Injury Statistics

The following section includes some notable statistics regarding swimming pool injuries:

Being bitten or attacked by a dog can be a traumatic experience. The following article will provide some helpful information regarding what steps to take after being bitten by a dog and will also provide some additional steps to take if you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the dog’s owner.

Steps to Take After Being Bitten by a Dog

If you get bitten by a dog, you should immediately take the following steps regarding wounds you have sustained:

If you were recently injured in a car accident and plan to sue the other driver, you may consider hiring a personal injury attorney who has experience litigating these kinds of accidents. This article will provide some information regarding the role of car accident attorneys.

What Does a Car Accident Attorney Do?

A car accident attorney is a personal injury attorney who typically engages in some of the following duties:

According to the National Safety Council, there were approximately 1,089 bicycle deaths that occurred in 2019. Furthermore, 712 of these deaths were the result of motor vehicle accidents. The National Safety Council has classified these as preventable deaths, meaning that if motorists and cyclists take the proper precautions, these deaths would be less likely to occur. The following article will provide some helpful tips for both motorists and cyclists to avoid the occurrence of bicycle accidents in the future.

Tips for Motorists

  • Obey all posted speed limits. By adhering to the posted speed limits, you can help ensure that you are able to safely avoid hitting a cyclist in an emergency. Additionally, you should also ensure that you adjust your speed accordingly when there are dangerous road conditions, such as ice or rain.
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