Car Accident Law Firm | Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie Blog
Do you know what happens if you’re in an accident while using a rideshare service? Rideshare injury cases are more complicated than typical car accident claims. Our team successfully settled a rideshare claim in which the rideshare driver caused an accident that led to significant injury. The confidential settlement was one of the largest our office has secured, and it could impact how future rideshare claims are handled.
Learn more about rideshare accidents at www.allenflatt.com/auto-accidents/rideshare-accident.html.
Do you drive a leased vehicle?
What happens to your loan if your leased vehicle is involved in an accident and is a total loss? Previously, as the leasor of the vehicle, you would be entitled to keep any equity the vehicle may have when the total loss loan is paid to the lien holder. However, finance companies are now writing into their contracts that they get to keep any equity in the vehicle, leaving you without a car or a down payment to put into a new car. What do you think? Are these new practices fair?
How a Black Box Can Help After an Accident
How can a black box from a car or truck help following an accident? More and more vehicles now contain black boxes or onboard computers.
The boxes can show speed immediately before an accident, braking activity, and even if the driver had their seatbelt on, along with other relevant information before impact. The onboard computer can be helpful in providing speed and evasive maneuvers after a wreck – which is helpful specifically in truck accidents.
It is important to preserve this evidence as soon as possible following an accident.
To learn more, visit www.allenflatt.com/auto-accidents.
Going the Extra Mile Leads to Best Personal Injury Case Outcome
Sometimes it just takes “rolling up our shirt sleeves” to uncover favorable evidence for our clients’ when they have been involved in a personal injury incident. For example, our office recently settled a case for a client referred to as “C.R.” who was involved in a motor vehicle accident, when another driver ran a red light and broadsided her vehicle. The reason this accident occurred, according to the opposing driver, was that our client C.R. ran the red light. However, there were no independent witnesses in this situation, and the police were unable to determine which driver was at fault.
The adverse insurance carrier denied C.R.’s property damage claim, arguing that the accident was C.R.’s fault. Following the accident, our client was left without the use of her car and an outstanding loan on the vehicle. In addition to her property damage, C.R. sustained injuries that required emergency medical treatment, follow-up, and ongoing medical attention.
We have found through the years that many accidents are caused by young, inexperienced drivers. National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17 -23. Some thoughts on teaching your teens to drive.
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