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What to do if Your Child is Injured at School

2020-01-12T08:03:42+00:00January 12th, 2020|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

Childhood injuries are a common occurrence both at home and school. By the time your child reaches school-going age, you have probably dealt with minor injuries from falls, slips and other small accidents at home. The situation at school is not any different as your child may get an injury while on a field trip, during recess or even on the bus. With that said, contacting a personal injury attorney can help you seek legal redress in case your child sustains an injury while at school. It is however important to note that school injury claims are quite challenging, given the unique legal aspects involved. Therefore, knowing your options can go a long way to help you handle the case calmly and effectively.   Filing a Personal Injury Claim Government agencies and institutions [...]

What You Need To Know About Motorcycle Insurance in Florida

2019-12-21T06:05:38+00:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Motorcycle Accident, Personal Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

Choosing the right motorcycle insurance is an absolute necessity for any rider. Unfortunately, most motorcycle owners lack information on motorcycle insurance, which makes them a target for unscrupulous insurance agents.  Without a complete coverage, you may find yourself burdened with many expenses to pay in the event of an accident. It is therefore important to evaluate all the options available, and choose the best insurance cover for you.  Does Insurance Cover Personal Injury and Property Damage Motorcycle insurance policies generally cover both your body and your bike. In case you get involved in an accident and you are not at fault, the insurance cover will provide extra compensation for your injuries if the other party's insurance is not sufficient to cover the cost. Motorcycle riders often make the mistake of purchasing 'full coverage' [...]

Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

2019-12-08T05:45:22+00:00December 8th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , |

Learning to drive can be both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. As a new driver, you not only need to know how your car functions but also be familiar with the numerous written and unwritten rules that motorists are expected to follow. If you are an inexperienced driver, you may be highly susceptible to making some errors, which most driving veterans have learned to avoid. Today, we are going to look at some of the mistakes that many new drivers make, and why it is important to learn how to avoid them. Phone Usage while Driving Although most motorists are aware that using the phone while driving is potentially dangerous, many fledgling drivers are usually ignorant about the risks involved. The truth of the matter is that using the phone while [...]

Workers’ Comp Claims Won’t Wait for You

2019-11-22T05:40:50+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , |

Getting injured at work can greatly affect not only your physical and financial well being, but also your peace of mind. Unfortunately, most employees are not well informed on the appropriate measures to take when claiming compensation for their work-related injuries. So, what steps should you follow when seeking compensation for a work-related injury? Well, firstly, you need to report any personal injury accidents at work to your immediate supervisor. This is absolutely important even in cases where the injury is minor, and does not require immediate medical attention. In addition to this, you should ensure that you document the report by submitting a First Report of Injury sheet and informing your boss about the injury, either via email or text message. Furthermore, you should make sure that there are eyewitnesses (such as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]