Have you been injured due to someone else’s negligence? Are you thinking about filing a lawsuit against the responsible party? A good way for you to determine whether or not you should file a lawsuit is to meet with an experienced attorney and explain the situation and your goals. Use the tips below to learn how to prepare for a personal injury consultation before your appointment. [Read more…] about How to Prepare for a Personal Injury Consultation
Many Americans use social media to communicate with friends and family, meet new people, and share their lives. People often reveal a lot of information about themselves online, and unfortunately, the impact of social media on a personal injury claim can be very negative. Things you say online may be taken out of context or used against you in your claim. So while you have a personal injury claim pending, we encourage you to keep the following tips in mind regarding your social media presence. [Read more…] about The Impact of Social Media on a Personal Injury Claim
Most of us know how to react if we’re involved in a collision, but you might be less certain about what to do if you witness a car accident. As a witness, you could play an important role in what happens next, and your perspective of the event is invaluable. Your statement may be needed by the police, the insurance companies involved, and the drivers’ attorneys. Scroll down if you’re wondering what to do if you witness a car accident. [Read more…] about What to Do If You Witness a Car Accident
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a large study of rear-end collisions and found that they account for 29 percent of all car crashes, making them the most common type of collision in the United States. Determining who is liable in a rear-end collision is not always a straightforward process. Many people automatically assume that the driver in the second car (the rear car) is liable; however, this is not always a simple open-and-shut case. It’s important for police officers, attorneys, and judges to carefully examine rear-end accident cases to determine who is at fault. [Read more…] about Who Is Liable in a Rear-End Collision?
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone is killed in an accident with a drunk driver every 50 minutes. And in 2016, the CDC reported that 10,497 people were killed by drunk drivers. Despite the extreme danger involved, many people continue to get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In fact, in 2016, more than 1 million people in the U.S. were arrested for driving under the influence. Reporting a drunk driver is vitally important and could potentially save someone’s life. So if you see someone who is driving erratically, contact the police ASAP. [Read more…] about Reporting a Drunk Driver
When you drive your car on highways and city roads in Missouri, you are forced to share them with semi-trucks, buses, and other large commercial vehicles. Truck drivers and other drivers who hold commercial drivers licenses (CDLs) must undergo specialized training to gain the knowledge and skill to drive their trucks safely and follow the traffic laws. Because of their large sizes and substantial weights, commercial trucks and buses are much likelier to cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities when they cause collisions with other types of vehicles. To protect your rights, review what to do after a truck accident below. [Read more…] about What to Do After a Truck Accident
All car collisions have the potential to change a person’s life in devastating ways, causing extensive damage, catastrophic injuries, or even a fatality, but crashes caused by drunk drivers are especially upsetting because they are completely preventable. We hope that you never get behind the wheel while intoxicated and that you encourage friends, loved ones, and the people around you to do the same. And if you are the victim of a collision caused by a drunk driver, review our drunk driving car accident tips to protect your rights. [Read more…] about Drunk Driving Car Accident Tips
When a collision occurs involving a large truck, the resulting claims are often more complex than car accident claims because multiple parties may be liable for the crash. Determining who is liable for a truck accident may require a thorough investigation into the different contributing factors. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Bryan Musgrave are experienced in handling truck collision claims and understand how to investigate a claim to identify all of the potentially liable defendants. [Read more…] about Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident?
Accidents can cause injuries that range from minor issues to life-altering disabilities. When you submit an injury claim to an insurance company after an accident, you will need to have strong evidence to present your best case. You will need to prove that your injuries happened and that the defendant is responsible for causing them. Part of your claim will require you to prove the extent of your injuries and your likelihood of recovering from them, and medical experts play a crucial role in this process. A medical expert can explain the degree of your injuries as well as the impact that they may have on your future, helping you build a strong and solid case. Don’t underestimate the importance of expert medical witnesses in injury claims. [Read more…] about The Importance of Expert Medical Witnesses
If you are involved in a collision that you consider to be relatively minor, you might wonder whether it is worthwhile to talk to a personal injury lawyer about what occurred. It’s common for people to ask, “Should I hire a lawyer for a minor car accident?” It’s important to remember that even if the damage to your vehicle is minor, you might have suffered injuries that are more severe than you think. At a minimum, it is a good idea to talk to a lawyer at the Law Offices of Bryan Musgrave to learn about the legal options available to you. [Read more…] about Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Minor Car Accident?