SR 22 Insurance Coverage

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Insurance | 0 comments

The State of Illinois requires all of its drivers to carry and maintain at least the minimum amount of liability insurance. This is to protect not only the driver of the vehicle but also the other motorists and pedestrians who they might encounter while on the road. An SR-22 may not be an insurance policy, but it still proves that you have insurance – something that is very important especially if you have been previously been convicted with reckless driving, driving without insurance, DUI, and other driving violations that had lead to your driver’s license being suspended.

There are many factors that can affect how your premiums are determine with an SR-22; some of these factors may even seem unfair, but they are still considered because of the risks that comes with reinstating your driver’s license. Among the many factors that would be looked upon to when applying for an SR-22 is the your driving history and the records regarding any accidents you have been involved with, as this would determine how much of a risk you are to them and the other people. Your age and occupation will also be considered, as well as your marital status. Other factors that insurance companies examine are your credit score and the type of vehicle you are driving, since they can greatly increase your insurance rates. If you are worried about applying for an SR-22, there are many insurance companies online which can provide a quote depending on your specific case, and could provide you with immediate insurance.

Many people see SR-22 as having a scarlet letter on their driving history, but, according to the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, this is not the case. SR-22 provides you with the opportunity to legally be on the road again, and depending on the reason for your driver’s license suspension, the SR-22 will eventually be cancelled after a couple of years. It is important, however, to keep up with your payment for SR-22 if you don’t want to risk it being cancelled and having to file for an SR-26 (another type of insurance form) to be filed with the Department of Motor Vehicles until a new SR-22 is filed and made effective. Your SR-22 status will only be removed when responsibilities given in a certain amount of time has been completed.

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Court Battles Regarding BP Oil Spill Continue

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Oil Spill Claims | 0 comments

Recent updates on the BP Oil Spill claims and appeals report that the BP lawyers are requesting the removal of the person who is in charge of dispensing settlement money for those affected by the BP Oil Spill which occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

There have been a number of complaints regarding how the judge in charge of these claims has interpreted the agreed 2012 settlement, which has reached the total estimated amount of $7.8 billion for various class-action lawsuits. Lawyers involved have talked about their plan to remove the judge with the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals on his failure to share the said information.

Although the judge has yet to determine the time that they would rule on the issue, the BP Claims head has never hidden any information about his past work relationship with the State of Louisiana, as has been the accusation, and the information was known publicly before the company has hired him for the position.

Despite it being 5 years since the accident, residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations around the Gulf area are still suffering from the losses caused by the Deepwater oil disaster that have taken the lives of 11 of its workers after it exploded. According to the website of Williams Kherkher, filing for an appeal would help claimants get compensation from the damages they have endured and are still enduring years after the disaster, but with the latest news of BP selling some of their profits to pay for the compensation and liabilities that have and the internal issues they have with Juneau, it may be a bit longer for them to get their fair settlement.

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Personal Injury due to Truck Accidents

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Personal injury claims involving commercial or semi-trucks can be quite unique: it is necessary for these trucks and truck owners or companies to comply with both federal and state laws and regulations. Likewise, because of their size and risks, they are required to carry higher limits with regards to their insurance coverage as compared to other smaller vehicles. When a truck accident occurs, the truck driver may not be only ones who could be liable for the accident. Because of possible multiple defendants in a personal injury claim, an injured plaintiff has a higher chance of having their cases settled than a “standard” accident.

For truck drivers and truck companies, it is the state and federal regulations that determines the standards on how they operate and the type of insurance that they would take. These regulations are what dictate the length of time they can stay on the road without rest, the amount of load they can carry, and the quality control on the vehicle’s maintenance, among many other factors. Truck owners and operators of these commercial trucks are given insurance requirements that are higher than smaller vehicles. This is to ensure that the plaintiff will receive the fair amount of compensation that they deserve, since most truck accidents are devastating in nature as outlined on the website of Williams Kherkher.

Personal injury claims against multiple defendants can make them all equally liable for the injuries and damages that the plaintiff has suffered, but depending on the evidence presented and proven in court there may also be one defendant. Plaintiffs on truck accident with multiple defendants should, however, be informed that the disadvantage for this type of injury claim often leads to trial and a settlement may take longer to obtain. According to the website of Williams and Kherkher, having multiple defendants can make the injury claim harder to complete, so finding a personal injury lawyer can help formulate the proper strategy for the case.

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Lawsuits Relating to Power Morcellators

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Defective Products, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Several morcellator lawsuits filed by the victims of the medical device called which exposed them to the health risks have already established the dangers that the medical device can cause. Power morcellators have been marketed and used as a non-invasive option for removing non-cancerous tumors (usually on fibroids) located at the uterus, or spleen and kidney surgeries and hysterectomies. The danger comes after many of the patients have discovered they have cancer and that the procedure had caused the cancer cells to spread to other parts of the body.

Despite the convenience and safety of the use of morcellators in removing uterine growths, the data from FDA shows that 1 in every 350 women who used the morcellator for their hysterectomy or myomectomy are at risk of having their unknown uterine sarcomas being spread after the procedure. The website of Williams Kherkher sadly reports that despite the issued FDA warning given November 2014 to not use the device for removal of uterine fibroids and prevent the spread of dormant cancer cells, they are still being used today. Doctors and surgeons, however, are required to inform their patients of the cancer risks before they undergo the procedure.

Filing a morcellator lawsuit may be a way to seek compensation for the damages that the device have caused, such as medical expenses for replacement surgery and treatment, pain and suffering, and lost wages. It is really devastating to hear that after removing what you thought was a non-cancerous tumor would eventually lead you to a life of health complications and hardships. Finding the right lawyer for your morcellator lawsuit is important to ensure that your claim will be determined for legal validity and fair and just compensation will be awarded to you and your family.

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