Did you know that you can buy affordable no-fault coverage for medical expenses through your auto insurer? Medical payments coverage (a/k/a “medpay”) provides money for medical expenses if you are injured in a car wreck regardless of who was at fault. Insurance agents encourage customers to purchase $1,000 in coverage with most comprehensive policies, but you can add more coverage as necessary based on your family’s financial situation. Your driving history, as with all aspects of auto insurance, impacts how much medpay will cost.
Texting and Driving
Can a Person Who Texts a Driver be Held Liable? Texting and driving can be lethal. The news is full of accounts of drivers – mostly young people – who get distracted by their cell phone, crash, and seriously injure somebody. So far, liability has been limited to the person who was negligently driving and who caused the crash and injuries. A new texting and driving case in New Jersey asks the novel question of whether the person who sent the text to the negligent driver can also be held liable. Crash Caused Terrible Injuries. In this case, David and Linda Kubert sued Kyle Best for injuries they suffered when Mr. Best crossed the center line in his car and
Court of Appeals Reinstates Medical Malpractice Suit
In Day v. Bratt, et al. (COA 09-573-2), decided January 17, 2012, the North Carolina Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a medical malpractice suit. At the trial, the Defendant doctors and hospital argued that the Plaintiff’s standard of care expert was not qualified to testify as to the applicable standard of care and that the Plaintiff’s causation expert provided insufficient evidence of causation. A key element of the trial court’s dismissal was one expert’s belief that a national standard of care existed for laparoscopic surgery. The Court of Appeals found that although the witness believed that such a standard of care existed, he did not apply a national standard of care in reaching his conclusion that