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Passenger Suing Friend or Family Member Who is Driving

Passenger Suing Friend or Family Member Who is Driving If you suffered injuries as a passenger in a car accident, you probably have substantial medical bills, lost wages, and suffered other damages.  While you do not have any liability or responsibility for the accident, your life was negatively impacted by someone’s negligence. If the negligent […]

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Feds Relax Rules Limiting Driving Hours for Truckers – Are We Safe?

Feds Relax Rules Limiting Driving Hours for Truckers – Are We Safe?   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently eased rules that were previously implemented to limit working hours for truck drivers.  Short-haul driving hours were increased from 12 to 14 hours a day and the radius within which they can drive from their […]

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Dave Wattel Predicts One Billion in Dog Bite Claims

Per the CDC each year dog bite injuries cause 800,000 people to seek medical treatment. There are currently about 328,000,000 people in the United States. That means these numbers translate into between 2 and 3 people out of every thousand are bit needing medical treatment. According to the Insurance Information Institute yearly dog bite homeowner’s […]

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Dave Wattel on Dog Bite Injuries

Dogs bites can be from simple abrasions to deep punctures, cuts and lacerations. They can be crushing wounds and even cause fractures. The emotional impact from scarring and fear of being attacked again can be great and long-lasting.   The law mandates that the owner of the dog that bit someone be responsible by way […]

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Check Your Homeowners Insurance Policy If You Own One Of These Dogs

Of late some insurance companies are placing endorsements in people’s homeowners policies that limit payments for dog bites if the dogs are of a particular breed. These breeds often include “Pitbull, Rottweiler, Akita, German Shepard, Chow and Doberman Pinscher.” By nature not all of these dogs are vicious. Should a bite occur though the resulting […]

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