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Not Every Auto Accident is Caused by a Negligent Driver

Aside from the legal issue of damages, there are two very common legal issues that frequently cause delays in litigation of an auto accident case.  Those two issues are liability and causation.  That is, who is responsible for the injuries and did that guilty party’s conduct actually cause your injuries.  These issues can often be [ ] The post Not Every Auto Accident is Caused by a Negligent Driver appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.


What Happens to Your Claim When the Guilty Driver Dies in the Accident?

Before you can recover for any injuries you sustain during a car accident, your Joplin car accident lawyer must first help you determine who is at fault.  The first step is to figure out whose negligence caused the accident and led to your injuries.  Depending on how serious the car accident was, there could be [ ] The post What Happens to Your Claim When the Guilty Driver Dies in the Accident? appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.

Damages Following a Wrong Way Driver Car Accident

A recent and tragic car accident in Illinois highlights the dangers of head-on collisions.  As a car accident attorney can explain, an accident caused by a wrong-way driver can result in substantial damages.  If you or someone you know has been involved in a head-on collision and need help obtaining the damages to which the [ ] The post Damages Following a Wrong Way Driver Car Accident appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.

Bus Driver Liable for Drunk Driving

When parents send their children to school, especially on the school bus, they expect them to be safe.  Indeed, most school systems encourage parents to send their children on the school bus, as a safe and reliable method of transportation.  Unfortunately, as any personal injury lawyer can attest to, school bus accidents do occur.  An unexpected story out of Boston reminds us that negligence can be unpredictable. School bus driver arrested for DUI A school bus driver in Boston was arrested after crashing into a utility pole while the school bus was loaded with students.  According to police, the bus driver admitted to being under the influence of Nyquil.  He allegedly took the medication earlier in the day while he was driving his bus route.  His blood alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit. At the time of the accident, there were 11 students on the bus.  When the school bus struck the utility pole it was knocked down and landed on an SUV crushing it.  Fortunat

Were you Injured by a Drunk Driver?

Being involved in a car accident is a serious situation, especially when serious injuries are involved.  Negligence is the general theory involved in filing a claim for damages in a car accident case.  As any car accident lawyer knows, these claims become more serious when a drunk driver is involved.  When a drunk driver causes an accident that injuries someone, there can be civil claims as well as criminal penalties.  If you or someone you know has been injured by a drunk driver, your car accident lawyer can guide you through the process of obtaining compensation. Court proceedings: criminal vs. civil suits In DUI (Driving Under the Influence) cases, criminal proceedings are meant to not only punish the drunk driver for his or her recklessness but also to deter drunk driving in general.  That s why a drunk driver can be prosecuted in criminal court, even when there was no accident.  A civil lawsuit based on a car accident caused by a drunk driver is a separate proceeding.  The