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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, [...]

The Top Reasons for Cyclists to Utilize Cameras While Riding

2018-09-11T06:31:45+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When it comes to travel and ways to get around, many people around the world opt to use a bicycle or a motorcycle as their means of transportation. There are many reasons why riders may choose a motorcycle or bike over some other type of personal vehicle or public transportation or even a ride or ride-giving app or service. It's better for the environment (particularly if your bike runs on pedal power, not gas) and it also can be convenient. Riding bikes can even let you get to your destination faster when it comes to highly populated, congested cities and urban areas. That being said, having a helmet-mounted camera is becoming more popular than ever among cyclists. Why should you use a camera and have it on your person while you're riding? Here [...]

Dog Bites: Everything You Need to Know

2018-08-29T13:22:33+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dogs are part of our lives-- well, for some of us anyway. But what to do when you have a negative interaction with a dog and end up getting bitten? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Humane Society of the United States, there are about 4.7 million dog bites every year in the U.S. While you may not spend your day walking about thinking about whether or not you are going to get bitten by a dog, the truth is that a lot of people aren't thinking about it either-- until they have reason to. In 2015 alone, home owner's insurance companies ending up paying out $38,000 on average for every incident of a dog attack claim that was settled. Of those hundreds of thousands of serious injury [...]

Is Eating While You Are Driving Dangerous?

2018-06-07T18:51:29+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

How often do you eat while you're driving on the road? These days, our lives are busier than ever, and you can't deny that people need to eat (and drink, obviously). Whether you're on a road trip or commuting to or from work, it can seem that fast food or quick meal options while on the go is the easiest choice for you. While some people pull into the side of the eatery to eat their snacks, meals, or sip on their drinks, still more choose to hit the road or simply do not feel that they have the time in their schedule to stop. That's all well and good, but what they may not consider is that eating while driving and even drinking lemonade from a big cup with a straw can [...]

Should I File a Birth Defect Lawsuit?

2018-06-07T18:19:52+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

Is there anything more important than our children? If you have children or have recently had a child, you never want to imagine them being anything but happy and healthy. It can often be more than parents can stand to imagine that their child may encounter a birth defect while being born. Consulting an attorney may be the last thing you want to do. However, if you are dealing with a birth defect that you think was caused by negligence, that needs to be your priority after placing your child in care or dealing with what happened. If you child was born experiencing physical or mental issues, and you believe it happened due to medical doctors or attendees instead of in the womb, you need to consult a lawyer. They will help you [...]