Is a traffic ticket admissible in court?

No.  Whether a ticket is issued, to whom it is issued, and what that person does with the ticket, i.e., pays it, disputes it, etc., is all inadmissible in court.  It is only the testimony of the parties involved and witness testimony, if applicable, that will be considered by the court in determining who is… read more?

What if my airbag didn’t deploy?

Congress passed a law that all vehicles manufactured after September 1, 1998, must be equipped with airbags on both sides of the front seat. Airbags were designed to be instantaneously deployed at the time of impact to lessen the severity of the injuries to the occupants. Today vehicles are manufactured with airbags all throughout the… read more?

How Do I Sue a Bus Company?

A bus accident lawsuit has numerous deadlines that our team will help you with, such as notice of claim and statute of limitations. If you're thinking about filing a lawsuit against a bus company, contact The Ruth Law Team's experienced personal injury attorneys for advice on your case and how we would approach it. read more?

Can You Sue a Bus Company or Public Transportation for Negligence?

How to proceed in a lawsuit will depend on whether the bus company is privately owned or operated by a state or local government. For example, a school bus may be owned by either a government entity or private company: In the event that your accident was caused by a privately owned bus, the process… read more?

Uber Drivers Injured by Another Driver’s Negligence

With millions of Uber vehicles on the road, Uber drivers suffer severe injuries in accidents caused by other car and truck drivers all over the country. If you drive for Uber and you were injured in an accident resulting from another driver’s negligence, The Ruth Law Team can help. We have represented other rideshare drivers… read more?

Injured In an Uber Accident When Your Driver Did Nothing Wrong

Uber drivers can be victims of other drivers’ negligence too. Not every accident involving an Uber rideshare can be attributed to the Uber driver’s error. There seems to be a trend to blame the rideshare driver for any accident that they're involved in. Perhaps, because Uber is a global company with millions of drivers, people… read more?

Did Your Uber Driver’s Negligence Cause Your Injury?

The main principle of American tort law is that parties who are responsible for inflicting injuries on others should compensate them to make the victim whole. So every personal injury auto accident case requires the injured party’s attorney to prove that their client’s injury was the “proximate result” of the defendant’s negligence.  When an Uber… read more?

When a Pedestrian Is Hit by an Uber or Uber Eats Driver

Just like other drivers who spend so many hours on the road, pedestrians are sometimes struck and seriously injured. Personal injury cases involving an Uber driver striking a pedestrian can be more complex cases than a conventional pedestrian-vehicle accident with a non-commercial driver. Uber drivers may be treated as agents of the Uber corporation, a… read more?

How Much Could My Uber Accident Settlement Be?

The outcome of every case depends on the individual circumstances of the accident. Someone riding as an Uber passenger may suffer severe shoulder and leg injuries in a crash, but a pedestrian struck by a speeding Uber or Uber Eats driver may be killed. The amount for which each of those cases settles will differ… read more?

Should I Contact Uber Myself?

We suggest not communicating with Uber or any Uber representative until you consult with an Uber Accident Lawyer about your case. Uber is a multi-billion-dollar company with hundreds of lawyers who want to minimize your compensation and protect their company from paying..  For example, many Americans tend to be heroic about injuries they suffer. If… read more?

What Should I Do When My Uber Driver Has an Accident?

When you are involved in any motor vehicle accident, you should always check yourself for injuries. If you are well enough to exit the car, use your phone to summon the police and emergency medical services. Then, keep your phone handy and snap as many photographs as possible. Take pictures of the Uber car, the… read more?

How Much Will My Lyft Accident Settlement Be?

No two injury claims are identical. The amount of any settlement or verdict will depend on the seriousness and the extent of your injuries, and the insurance policies involved, among other factors. In some cases, where very severe or permanent injuries occur, the appropriate figure of a just settlement can be very large. The best… read more?

How Long Will It Take to Settle Your Lyft Accident Claim?

The time it takes to resolve any injury claim varies from case to case. When the circumstances of the accident are especially clear and undisputed, the liable party’s identity is usually agreed upon quickly. For example, if you are injured when your Lyft driver slams into the rear end of a car stopped at a… read more?

How Do You Choose a Lyft Accident Attorney?

The practice of law has become pretty specialized, just as doctors usually stay within their own area of expertise. If you have a family lawyer or your friend who had success in a local accident case with a nearby lawyer, those attorneys may have little or no experience representing someone who was severely injured in… read more?

What If I Was Hit On a Scooter?

If you were hit on a scooter, you will likely need to seek immediate medical attention! If you are able to safely move out of harm’s way, you should do so and immediately call police. Do not admit fault in the accident. Take photos if possible, and obtain the other driver’s license plate number and… read more?