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What types of damages are available in personal injury cases?

Knowing the types of damages that may be available when a victim has been injured by a negligent or careless driver is important. Economic recovery may be available from those who are liable for the damages the victim suffered, but exactly what types of damages are available?

The exact damages that are available depend on the situation and circumstances, however, there are several categories of damages that may be available through a personal injury claim. Damages may be available for medical expenses, as well as future medical expenses. Damages must also be reasonable and must be accurately calculated.

Legal protections for victims of truck accidents

Because of the size disparity between commercial trucks and other vehicles they share the roadways with, truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries to victims. The potentially life-altering nature of an unexpected truck accident is reason enough for victims of truck accidents to be familiar with the legal protections available to them.

Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when they are fully loaded which is 20 times heavier than the average 4,000 pound passenger vehicle large trucks are sharing the roadways with. As a result,

Are many parents not enforcing teen safe driving rules?

Among the laws out there for protecting young drivers are Graduated Drivers Licensing restrictions. These are rules within a state’s driver license laws that put special restrictions on younger drivers. What specific limits young drivers are subject to under these laws varies from state to state. Some of the GDL restrictions here in Indiana include:

  • A ban on young drivers using phones behind the wheel
  • Limits on when young drivers can be out on the roads
  • Temporary passenger restrictions for young drivers

What do hotels need to update to keep their guests safe?

Hotels are arguably one of the most crucial parts towards a safe and relaxing vacation or business trip. The owners are responsible for providing a sufficient location for a guest to sleep overnight and keep their valuables in as they do what they need to do in the city.

However, hotels are also common areas for injuries to happen. Someone could slip on the puddle in the lobby, receive a beating outside the entrance circle or find their luggage and passport missing from their room. Most of these instances are preventable with the right security devices and protocols placed by the hotels, but some locations either lack these or use outdated versions. It is important to know if your place has any of these in place to determine if they are liable for certain injuries.

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