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September 2016 Archives

Samsung recalls phones due to fire hazard

The importance of protecting victims from defective products cannot be underestimated. This blog has discussed the serious nature of auto recalls and how important it is to ensure that other defective products are not in the hands of consumers. Recently, Samsung announced it was recalling Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones that were sold prior to September 15, 2016. The phones have been recalled because they present a serious burn danger to consumers.

Victims of ATV accidents enjoy legal protections

ATV accidents can occur for different reasons with the same impact on the victim, including damages, injuries and harm. ATV riding is a growing past time, especially in Virginia and surrounding areas. ATV use can be fun; however, ATVs are able to operate at high speeds, over difficult terrain, including mountains, but lack important safety features found on other vehicles that are similarly able to perform at high speeds.

How to approach a hit-and-run car accident

Being the victim of a hit-and-run car accident can be overwhelming, upsetting and challenging. Hit-and-run accidents occur when a driver intentionally leaves a car accident without providing necessary contact information, which is illegal to do. Being the victim of a hit-and-run accident can be a stressful experience, but it is important to focus on obtaining and recording as much information as possible following the accident.

Car accident fatalities are increasing

Fatal car accidents can change families forever, which is why legal protections are available to help surviving family members. Both the first half of 2016 and the first half of 2015 saw increases in car accident fatalities. The National Safety Council recently reported a 9 percent increase in car accident fatalities from January to June 2016 when compared to the same period of time in 2015. The increase in 2016 is an 18 percent increase over the same time period in 2014. A total of 19,100 victims were killed on the roadways during the first half of 2016 in the U.S.

What role do insurance companies play in personal injury claims?

The fact of the matter is that insurance companies play a significant role in personal injury claims, as they commonly compensate the victim for the harm they have suffered as a result of their insured's negligence. Based on the circumstances, insurance companies may be involved in different ways in a personal injury claim and multiple insurance companies may also be involved in a single personal injury claim.

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