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What is Discovery?

Posted January 18th, 2021 by Munley Law PC.

Understanding your lawsuit’s discovery phase

If you recently filed a lawsuit, then you likely have questions about how your case will progress. Clients often ask our attorneys about discovery. In fact, most civil plaintiffs and defendants have never heard of the discovery phase of a trial. They have no idea what discovery is. As such, our award-winning personal injury team is here to explain discovery and what you can expect during this phase of litigation.

According to the American Bar Association, discovery is “the formal process of exchanging information between the parties about the witnesses and evidence they’ll present at trial.” In other words, it is a mechanism for obtaining the info and evidence that you need to win your case.

The phases of a civil trial

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What is Summary Judgment?

Posted December 30th, 2020 by Munley Law PC.

Understanding motions for summary judgment…and how to win them

If you sued a defendant for your injuries or other damages, then you can expect certain legal responses and defenses. While every case is unique, some stages of litigation come up in nearly every lawsuit. Summary judgment is one of those phases. Understanding what summary judgment is and how handle it is key to winning big in your case. As a result, our experienced trial lawyers define summary judgment and provide a guide to using this legal step to maximize your compensation payout.

To discuss the details of your lawsuit for FREE, schedule a consultation with an award-winning Munley Law litigator today.

Motions for summary judgment: what they are and what do they do

In order to fully grasp motions for summary judgment, you must have a basic understanding of how lawsuits work. […]

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FMCSA Proposes New Under-21 Commercial Driver Pilot Program

Posted December 30th, 2020 by Munley Law PC.

Proposed pilot program would allow 18-20 year old drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles

The nation’s leading accident lawyers weigh in on the under-21 commercial driver program

On September 4, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a new proposal. Under the proposed program, the FMCSA would allow 18-, 19-, and 20-year-olds to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). 49 states and the District of Columbia already permit drivers 18-20 with Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL) to operate CMVs in-state. However, the proposed FMCSA program would enable these under-21 drivers to deliver goods across state lines. As of now, the under-21 commercial driver pilot program is still open for public comment and awaiting approval.

Eligible under-21 commercial drivers

The FMCSA’s proposed pilot program applies to two categories of drivers. […]

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Can You Sue Uber for Accident Injuries?

Posted December 30th, 2020 by Munley Law PC.

Uber and Lyft crashes: Can rideshare passengers sue?

If you were a passenger in a car or SUV that crashed, you may be wondering if you can sue Uber for your accident injuries. The nation’s #1 crash lawyers explain.

Last year, more than 5 million Uber driver took Americans on 6.9 billion trips. As such, the rideshare app brought in an annual net revenue of 14.1 billion. Lyft finished out the year with 23 million active users and 3.6 billion in revenue. In many ways, these innovative apps positively change how we think about transportation and the gig economy. At the very least, they alter how many of us get from Point A to Point B.

However, rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft also contribute to a growing danger in the United States. According to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), […]

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Determining the Settlement Value of Your Accident Case

Posted December 23rd, 2020 by Munley Law PC.

Figuring out how much your accident case is worth

After suffering injuries from a car, truck, SUV, bus, or pedestrian crash, your life may be very different. While some accident victims can go back to their jobs, many are temporarily or permanently unable to work. Other victims require additional surgeries, rehabs, or treatments. Likewise, some suffer permanent disabilities that will require ongoing treatment for the rest of their lives. Undoubtedly, the pain and suffering that follows a catastrophic crash takes its toll on both the accident victim and their loved ones. Even the simplest tasks and every day chores can suddenly feel overwhelming. Moreover, the costs of all of these changes are often astronomical. Between medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, equipment and home modifications, and replacement services, the bills quickly stack up.

Luckily, there is a way to get some financial help. Filing a claim against the responsible actors can get you compensation to cover these expenses. […]

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