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Types Of Personal Injury Cases

Any person who is injured due to the negligence of another person or an act of hurting someone intentionally to cause harm can file a personal injury lawsuit. There are many types of personal injury cases and here is a list of some of the most common types.

Attack, abuse, and other crimes: If you have suffered injuries due to any criminal activities like robbery, violence or attack you are entitled to compensation. You should work with a lawyer who will ensure you get a judgment in your favor and connect you to the victims’ compensation fund.

Vehicular accidents: Most of the personal injury lawsuits filed are for crashes caused by vehicles especially cars. The injury can happen due to rash driving or not follow the traffic rules, driving under the influence of alcohol and underage driving, etc. The driver who caused the accident is liable for the injuries to the victim due to the crash.

Medical negligence cases: These are caused when the physician or the health care provider causes injury due to negligence, the wrong diagnosis, wrongly administered medicines or provides the wrong treatment to the patients. These claims are very complicated, and you will need attorneys who are specialist in this domain to get compensation.

Injury claims due to falling: This is also a common personal injury claim that people file. Owners of property are responsible for ensuring that the place is safe for people. In case there is an injury due to a fall, the owner is held liable. Not all injuries caused on the property will be liable to a lawsuit and is based on the laws of that particular state.

Checkpoint Checklist

The use of DWI checkpoints by law enforcement has risen in the past few years in an effort to increase income from DWI fines and penalties. There are strict guidelines that must be followed at any sobriety roadblock, some of which can be overlooked or ignored in the pandemonium of a checkpoint arrest. If these guidelines aren’t followed, Attorney Thad Davidson can help get your DWI charges reduced or even dropped.

One of the guidelines established is that a DWI checkpoint must be publicly advertised. Many police agencies fall short or minimize their obligation to make the public aware of upcoming DWI checkpoints. The location of such a checkpoint cannot be random or obscure. It must be in a location with a record of high volume of DWI-related accidents or arrests. The location must also be adequately visible. Failure to follow any of these points can lead to dismissal.

Breath testing at a checkpoint can be highly inaccurate. In many cases, the devices used are not approved for mobile testing and their reliability can be challenged. Other guidelines can also be overlooked such as the length of time each motorist is stopped and detained and whether the Supervising Officer adequately recorded how the checkpoint would be operated.

It is legal to drive away from a sobriety checkpoint as long as no traffic laws are violated. To detain a driver who avoids going through a checkpoint is a violation of their individual rights.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sobriety checkpoint, it’s important to act immediately to keep your driving record clean. Thad Davidson will discuss your legal options and ensure that your individual rights have been upheld.