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Understanding the Graves Amendment

Posted on October 11th, 2016
By Greg Cusimano

Until 2005, when Congress passed the Graves Amendment, as part of an overall transportation bill, victims of car accidents could hold rental car agencies liable for the actions of the driver of a vehicle they owed. This was known as “vicarious liability” and many states had statutes allowing victims to sue fleet vehicle owners, rental […]


Tesla lawsuit possible after auto-pilot crash

Posted on October 3rd, 2016
By John Romano

Two recent crashes involving the much-hyped Tesla autopilot feature raise important legal questions about the future of driving automation. In May, the driver of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle died in what is believe to be the first fatality related to using a car in autopilot mode. Federal regulators are looking into the crash. It’s a […]


Rhode Island ranked 2nd safest state: Fatal truck accidents per capita

Posted on October 3rd, 2016
By Mark Mandell

Due to their size, truck accidents tend to be much more severe than car accidents. In a recent study, researchers ranked all states by fatal truck accidents, and determined that Rhode Island is the 2nd safest state with regard to fatal truck accidents per capita. Important National Statistics on Truck Accidents While commercial trucks make […]


Should We Legalize Motorcycle Lane-Splitting?

Posted on September 30th, 2016
By Lance Sears

Lane-splitting — the act of a motorcycle passing alongside a slow-moving vehicle in the same lane — could become legal in California and across the country. Although it’s already “tolerated” California, the practice has stirred controversy throughout the nation, where most of the other 49 states frown upon it or legislate against it.  But recent […]


The 10 Largest Medical Malpractice Payouts in the Last Decade

Posted on September 28th, 2016
By Peter Mackey

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient.  When this happens, the patient has a right to receive compensation.  The laws, regulations, and compensation for medical malpractice vary dramatically from state-to-state, […]


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