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6 Steps To Take If You Suffer an Injury While on Vacation

2019-09-11T05:04:33+00:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

Vacation is, or rather should be, a time to relax, recharge and above all, have quality time with your family. Unfortunately, life is unpredictable and imperfect in all aspects, and sometimes, accidents and serious injuries can occur when you're on the road. Key Steps to Protect Your Rights After Getting Injured on Vacation  Having a clear idea of how to proceed in the event of a vacation injury gives you peace of mind, and allows you to better focus on mitigating the injuries when they do occur. Whether you are injured during a cruise, at a hotel, during a forest hike, or just sightseeing in a foreign city, here are the 6 steps to take to protect your rights and interest: Notify Someone  If you get injured when visiting a store or museum [...]

Don’t Be a Victim Twice of Hurricane Dorian

2019-09-02T17:58:55+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

No matter the path it takes, there are going to be thousands of claims made as a result of #HurricaneDorian. On most homeowners' policies, there's a policy limit for "Coverage C." Typically, C stands for "Contents" - your personal belongings. One of the fine print requirements when filing an insurance claim, is commonly known as a "SWORN PROOF OF LOSS." Essentially, this is a document, signed under penalty of perjury, that lists each and every item that you claim was damaged by a covered loss. The fine print also often requires you to provide this Sworn Proof of Loss within 30 days of their request. Of course, there are insurance carriers and adjusters waiting to deny your claim because you didn't provide it until day 31. If you need more time to submit, [...]

6 Things to Do After Being Injured By a Drunk Driver

2019-08-26T07:09:12+00:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident, DUI, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , |

More than ten thousand people lose their lives every year as a result of drunk driving accidents. This makes it one of the leading causes of death on American roads. So, incase you get involved in a DUI accident, what steps should you take? Call the Authorities People often exchange insurance information after an accident, and then leave the scene. However, when it comes to DUI accidents, you are advised not to allow the driver to leave.  You should first call the police to carry out preliminary investigations. It is only when the authorities have documented the driver’s intoxication that you should allow them to leave.  Record the Drunk Driver Nowadays, almost all phones have the capability to take pictures and record videos. Therefore, even before the police arrive, you are advised to [...]

My Payas Internship Experience | By Jackson Torbert

2019-09-03T18:58:22+00:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Office News|Tags: , , |

My Payas internship experience far exceeded my expectations for this summer. I thought I was going to sit at a copier all day, scan things in, and leave. As I quickly learned, that is not at all what I would do. Arriving the first day and immediately being thrown into the fire with reception for a week was a little overwhelming, but looking back, it was a great way to get comfortable in the office and learn a useful skill. Following that, my time in Department 16 was very eye-opening and educational. I learned so much, not just about the law, but how to work in an office environment. I met so many amazing people that were so helpful (and patient) when it came to teaching me new things to do. They were [...]

Texting and Driving Accident Statistics

2019-08-26T07:10:25+00:00August 11th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

Texting while driving disorients a driver visually, mentally, and cognitively, and slows their reaction speeds. Consequently, thousands of people die or get injured every year on American roads, due to accidents caused by texting and driving. To further put things into perspective, below are some key statistics regarding texting and driving accidents in the year 2018. Analysis of Texting and Driving Accidents Statistics According to research conducted by TeenSafe: More than 58% of all car crashes involving teens are caused by distracted driving. Statistically, we lose 11 teenagers every day in texting and driving accidents.  In 2018, texting and driving accidents made up 25% of all car accidents in the US. In figures, this totals to 1.5 million accidents.  Studies show that teenagers who text while driving are more likely to veer out [...]

Slip and Fall Accident

2019-08-26T07:11:05+00:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Once you've taken a fall in a department store, at a mall, or on a slippery sidewalk, it is imperative that you know what your options are with respect to recovering compensation for your injuries. There are several types of trip slip, trip and fall accidents, such as stairs fall, wet surfaces, sidewalk falls, shower falls and so on that can occur in someone else property. Generally, any property owners are entitled and responsible for ensuring their property is in a safe condition for those who are invited onto their property. Incase it is clear and evident that the owner of the property ignored or was negligent about the situation or fault that made you slip, trip, and fall, you have aright to be compensated for injuries The actions you take after a slip, [...]

What Do I Do in an Uber/Lyft Accident?

2019-08-26T07:12:27+00:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft are renowned for upholding high safety standards. Their drivers are highly trained, and they are required to observe strict rules to protect passengers from harm. With this in mind, you can rest assured that you will reach your destination safely. Nevertheless, accidents are almost inevitable, and they are bound to happen even if you have the best Uber driver behind the wheel. So what should you do in case of an accident? Well, let's find out. Details about insurance coverage in an Uber accident The sad truth is that your car insurance does not cover you from anything in case you are involved in an accident as a rideshare passenger. This can be extremely depressing, particularly if medical bills are involved. Fortunately, Uber, Lyft and other [...]

Prime Causes of Florida Accidents

2019-08-26T07:14:54+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Are you paying full attention to the road every time that you drive? When it comes to being on the road and being distracted, the state of Florida is attempting to do something about it, although there are obstacles. Florida stopped a texting while driving bill from going through recently that would've dealt with texting while driving, changing it over from secondary status over to 'primary offense' instead. Stopping it was mainly motivated by concerns over whether it would inadvertently make profiling based on race even more possible thanks to it giving a seemingly valid reason for cops to pull over people even if they didn't commit a traffic infraction. This is an admirable thing to do, and it illustrates precisely why legislation regarding a variety of topics can be so complicated. However, [...]

Dealing with Chest Pains After An Accident

2019-08-26T07:15:31+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , |

When it comes to being in an auto accident, are chest pains a bad thing to experience? They could be. When involved in any physical car accident, you are susceptible to getting injuries that are visible and also not. You may have injuries that even you may not be aware about because they are internal and functioning on a sort of invisible level, even though they are very real. Some people in an accident have cuts, burns, or other visible injuries like lacerations or broken bones. While emergency or first response workers may see those injuries and be able to rush individuals to be treated, the injuries that are not quite so visible and obvious may escape notice. Injuries may not be so visible at first. Then hours later, days later, even a [...]

What Should You Do If You Were in a Crash While Pregnant?

2019-08-26T07:17:49+00:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

If you are pregnant, you know there is nothing more terrifying than the idea of being in a serious accident when you are expecting. An expecting mother in an auto accident can have a lot to be concerned about for herself and for her baby. Many accident victims worry that being in a crash could negatively impact their pregnancy or cause the baby to have injuries or even die. Unfortunately they may have reason to worry, with five thousand fetal deaths are estimated to occur due to accidents annually. Pregnant and Driving Concerns Being in an accident alone may not cause fetal death. However, if you are pregnant, you should be aware of how different injuries or complications could come up from an accident. These could include: Abdominal Pain- Could signal internal bleeding [...]