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Timeline Of A Personal Injury Lawsuit

2020-07-10T21:11:54+00:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

The outcome of a personal injury lawsuit is dependent on many different factors, which can only be analyzed on a case to case basis. On a general level, how long a case takes to conclude is largely dependent on the nature and extent of injuries and the relationship between concerned parties. On a more specific note, here are a couple of steps to take to ensure that the timeline of your personal injury lawsuit remains consistent and streamlined throughout. Seek Medical Assistance As soon as you get out of an accident scene, find a way to get to the hospital for treatment, even if you are not under any pain at the moment. An appointment with the doctor is key to having your injuries documented (which will help in the event of trial), [...]

Should I File a Police Report After an Accident?

2020-05-27T08:29:49+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

A car accident can happen at any moment. When it happens, it can be one of the most devastating experiences of your life. According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), a car crash is reported about every minute. This is according to the department's 2018 statistical data. The data also shows that about 250,000 people were injured through traffic accidents in 2018 alone. Although most of the accidents were minor, some are severe and can lead to life long disability or fatality.    Should I File a Police Report? You should file a police report as soon as possible, regardless of who was at fault. There are several reasons for filing a police report immediately. First, the report is the only official document that will prove that the accident occurred. This report [...]

Reckless Driving on the Rise During Quarantine

2020-05-13T06:57:47+00:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

As the Coronavirus escalates, public roadways and highways have become empty in recent weeks as more people opt to stay in the safety of their homes. However, the empty streets and open roadways have led to an increase in traffic offenses, as drivers seem to take advantage of the situation to flaunt safety laws. A recent report released by the Governors Highways Safety Administration indicates a significant spike in speeding facilitated by the open highways. Many drivers have seemingly thrown caution out of the window by hitting speeds of up to 100 mph. Regrettably, this trend has been witnessed in many states across the country with the association cautioning every road user to adhere to set traffic safety laws, particularly during these unprecedented times. Law enforcement officers are also in the frontline the [...]

 What are Pain and Suffering Damages?

2020-04-29T00:00:07+00:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

Getting involved in a car accident can leave one with severe injuries that require urgent medical attention. This may not only lead to high medical costs but also incapacitate the victim, making them unable to work. If you've suffered personal injury due to the negligence of a driver, you are eligible for compensation for all pain and suffering that you have been subjected to.  Generally, personal injury claims involve special and general compensation. Special damages are typically regarded as economic and are assigned a specific dollar value. Medical bills, for example, are determined by the value of the services rendered by medical institutions such as hospitals.    What Are Non-Economic Damages? Non-economic damages are essentially those that don’t have a specific dollar value. These are also referred to as general damages or intangible [...]

How Safe are Teenage Drivers? 

2020-04-13T18:00:11+00:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , |

Each year, the number of teenage drivers on the roads increases exponentially. While this allows teenagers to enjoy more freedom and autonomy, it also poses serious safety risks both to the young drivers as well as other road users.  According to statistics by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle-related accidents are the primary cause of death for teenagers in the United States. Every year, car crashes account for over 2000 deaths, and hundreds of thousands of teens incur serious injuries. These shocking statistics undoubtedly reveal how road safety is still a major problem for teenage drivers in the US.   What are Some of the Causes of Teenage Driving Accidents? Reports by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicate that nearly 57% of teen-related motor vehicle accidents directly result from distracted [...]

Top Mistakes To Avoid on Auto Accident Injury Claims

2020-04-01T20:01:56+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

Auto accidents are somewhat unavoidable. If you’re constantly on the road, you may find yourself involved in one, whether due to your own actions, or another person’s negligence. Of course, your first concern should be your health, after which you should pursue compensation from the person(s) at fault for the accident. As you proceed with your personal injury suit, you need to avoid the following mistakes if you intend to achieve a favorable outcome:   Failing to File a Police Report In Florida, the law requires everyone involved in an accident that leads to death or injuries to file a police report within the shortest time possible. A police report will essentially give important details of the crash, including the main culprits, and the injuries suffered. This can help you prove to a [...]

Do I Have to Wear a Seat Belt?

2020-03-10T08:01:23+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

While the number of deaths and injuries arising from car accidents has significantly reduced over the years, there are still thousands of people who lose their lives every year. In the past, the leading cause of road accidents was poor vehicle safety features, but that’s not the case anymore. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), half the people who die from road crashes each year don’t have any safety restraints at the time of the accident. To put it in context, the number of reported deaths from motor vehicle accidents in 2018 was 33,654. Out of these deaths, 14,990 lives could have been saved by simply wearing seat belts!    Laws on Wearing Seat Belts Like every other state, Florida has comprehensive seat belt safety laws geared towards protecting the [...]

Does It Hurt My Case if I Delay Seeing a Doctor After an Accident?

2020-02-18T02:14:45+00:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

Car accidents are always on the horizon for every driver, no matter how careful one may be. One minute you can be cruising the highway at the recommended speed, and the next minute you are in a hospital ward surrounded by your family members. It is therefore essential to know your options, as well as your legal obligations in case you're involved in a car accident. So Why Should you Seek Medical Help Immediately After an Accident? Not all road accidents result in fatal injuries. When you get away with a few cuts and bruises, you will probably be tempted to buy some painkillers instead of going all the way to the hospital. However, it is in your best interest to visit a doctor immediately after coming out of the accident. For one, [...]

What is Distracted Driving?

2020-02-11T03:37:44+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , |

We live in an age where people just can't keep their phones down, even when on the road! Despite having fewer road accidents compared to the past - thanks to advanced and responsive vehicle safety features - distracted driving still poses a huge threat to all road users. So why is it a major concern? Distracted Driving: The Statistics The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 9 people lose their lives every day, while over 1,000 sustain injuries from accidents arising from distracted driving. Worryingly, due to increased smartphone penetration, these numbers are only set to rise, as many drivers can't seem to keep their phones down when driving.   Types of Distracted Driving Distracted driving can be broken down into several categories, depending on the type and nature of distraction involved. These [...]

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 [...]