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What to Do Immediately Following a Bike Accident


Bike, or motorcycle, accidents are different from car accidents in many ways. For that reason, there are a few steps that our Joplin bike accident lawyer recommends taking if you have been involved in such an accident. Be sure to stop after a motorcycle accident The law requires that individuals involved in a vehicular accident, [ ] The post What to Do Immediately Following a Bike Accident appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
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Tricks to Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents


Tricks to Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents from Wesley Cottrell This is probably the most common motorcycle accident scenario. The driver of a car does not see you, or does not judge your speed accurately and turns in front of you at an intersection.  Learn more about motorcycle accidents in Arkansas in this presentation. The post Tricks to Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
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Hit and Run Accidents Explained by a Car Accident Lawyer


If someone is involved in an accident and leaves the scene, it is considered a hit and run.   As any car accident lawyer will tell you, hit and run can involve not just drivers and passengers, but also pedestrians and fixed objects, such as other cars.  Most states have hit and run laws that set [ ] The post Hit and Run Accidents Explained by a Car Accident Lawyer appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
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Back-Up Collisions Still a Problem


According to some reports, backup accidents injure nearly 15,000 people each year and kill more than 200.  This may be the reason most new cars are now equipped with cameras, sensors, and audio warning systems in an effort to make backing up safer and easier.  But the reality is, too many drivers have started relying [ ] The post Back-Up Collisions Still a Problem appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
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Construction Accidents and the Applicable OSHA Regulations


A Construction Accident Lawyer must be familiar with all of the laws that apply to workplace injuries, including the standards established by OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  These standards are official rules and regulations that are legally binding.  If an employer violates any of the OSHA standards, and that violation leads to the [ ] The post Construction Accidents and the Applicable OSHA Regulations appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
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Truck Accidents Involving Hazardous Cargo


Not all motor vehicle accidents are the same.  In fact, accidents involving large commercial trucks, or 18-wheelers, are usually much more devastating than simple automobile collisions.  Add to that a commercial vehicle that is carrying hazardous cargo, and you may have a serious disaster on your hands.  If you or someone you know has been [ ] The post Truck Accidents Involving Hazardous Cargo appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
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I’ve Been in a Car Accident, What Now?


Accidents happen.  Even the most experienced drivers can find themselves in the middle of an accident.  If you know what steps to take after you have been involved in an auto accident, you may be just a little less stressed.  If you can follow those steps, you will have a better chance at protecting yourself [ ] The post I’ve Been in a Car Accident, What Now? appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
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Cranes and Other Types of Construction Accidents


Construction work can be very dangerous, regardless of whether you are working on a small project for a homeowner or a major commercial job.  The unfortunate reality is that construction accidents are quite common despite the various regulations and inspections meant to promote job safety.  Even with all of the job safety programs in place [ ] The post Cranes and Other Types of Construction Accidents appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
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How to Avoid Bicycle Accidents with other Vehicles


Although most motor vehicle accidents involve cars, motorcycles and trucks, you can also be injured while riding your bicycle and being struck by a motor vehicle.  In order to avoid a trip to a bike accident attorney, you need to minimize the risk of accidents with cars.  This requires maximizing your visibility, understanding the rules of the road, taking safety precautions and recognizing potentially dangerous situations ahead of time. The dangers of riding a bike through an intersection Despite the fact that only a small percentage of a cyclists travel route includes intersections, that is where they are at the greatest risk for injury.  While only 11 percent of bicycle accidents involve a crash with a car more than 45 percent of those accidents occur at an intersection. This type of accident is common for many reasons.  Car drivers often underestimate the speed of a cyclist.  Another problem is that drivers do not really expect to see a bike on the road, so they don t really
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Highway Conditions May Cause Motorcycle Accidents


Operating a motorcycle can be inherently dangerous, but when the condition of the highway puts motorcyclists at a much higher risk, then the government should be held responsible for any resulting injuries or death. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you navigate your way through litigation if you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of highway conditions. Iowa woman sues after her husband was killed An Iowa woman recently filed a lawsuit against the Iowa Department of Transportation for the death of her husband.  The motorcycle accident occurred on a local highway where there was an unnecessarily steep drop-off between the paved highway and the gravel shoulder.  The Iowa Department of Transportation was responsible for maintaining the highway in a safe condition.  The woman alleges that it was the Department s negligence that resulted in the dangerous road condition which killed her husband. Claims against the state required administrative action first As with
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