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Safety Tips For Holiday Travel  

2019-11-08T01:55:24+00:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

  The holiday season is undoubtedly one of the most popular for people who like to travel. However, factors such as road congestion, poor weather conditions, and stress can make road travel very dangerous during this season. If you intend to travel, therefore, it is important that you become aware of these factors and plan your trip carefully. This will help you reach your destination safely, and with minimal hassle. Here are the top safety tips for holiday travel: Plan the Drive in Advance Before you embark on any destination, it is important to plan your drive ahead of time. Extensive planning will allow you to identify any incidences that you are likely to encounter on the road, and come up with strategies of dealing with them. You should also ensure that you [...]

Civil Liability for Pedestrian Car Accidents

2019-10-17T19:13:25+00:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

As the roads become even more dangerous due to overcrowding and increasingly reckless drivers, pedestrian accidents have become a common occurrence. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4,700 pedestrians died from car accident injuries in 2013. This means one pedestrian was killed every 2 hours. The CDC further reports that the number of pedestrians who were injured or treated for non-fatal injuries (in the same year) was above 150,000. Moreover, CDC estimates that the probability of pedestrians getting killed in a car accident 1.5 times higher than any occupants in the car. And as you would expect, most of the reported pedestrian car accidents occur in urban areas, mostly at night. So, is there any hope? Legally, people who lose their close family members, or pedestrians who [...]

Bicycle Safety Tips

2019-10-02T03:47:36+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Personal Accident|Tags: , , , |

Considering the rising cost of fuel, and the harsh economic times, biking has become a popular mode of transportation in the past decade or so. In any case, riding a bicycle does not require gas, it's healthy, eco-friendly, and a more convenient m ode of transportation. Moreover, you do not have to stay for hours in traffic to get to your destination. Regrettably, the rising popularity of bicycles has come with its fair share of downsides. According to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 716 cyclists die in road accidents in the United States every year. The accidents are mainly caused by motorists who are unwilling to share the road with cyclists, or cyclists who are reluctant to follow simple bicycle safety tips. If both cyclists and drivers are unwilling [...]

What You Need To Know About Airbags

2019-09-17T03:45:52+00:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

A Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) or airbag is a unique safety feature designed to protect passengers during a crash or collision. Airbags were first developed in the 1970s to supplement safety belts. They were only meant to reduce injuries or deaths caused by a car crash. The bags proved to be effective, and in 1998, all vehicles in the United States were required to incorporate frontal airbags for both the driver and other occupants.   So How are airbags deployed? Each airbag unit in a car has a satellite sensor attached to it. The sensor activates inflator when there is a crash at speeds in excess of 14mph. The inflator will then ignite a chemical mix of potassium nitrate and sodium azide to create a pulse of nitrogen, which rapidly inflates a thin nylon [...]

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 [...]

What To Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

2019-11-07T01:55:55+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, [...]