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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Why Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney? 

2017-11-07T21:59:22+00:00November 29th, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , |

When it comes to personal injury, are you covered? It can be tough to deal with going through an accident and sustaining an injury. Let's not forget the pleasure of extremely high medical bills and tons of paperwork from getting treated. Have a headache yet? The good news is that you survived and still have the ability to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. They'll help you figure out if you have a case and are able to get money They Have Experience It's difficult to represent yourself in a case. The paperwork, the knowledge, and the experience are all crucial parts of being able to win a court claim. The more experience they have in this area, the better it is to hire them as your legal counsel! They Know the [...]

Be Safe This Halloween! Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips 

2017-11-07T22:01:33+00:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

When it comes to Halloween, it's a fun time to dress up or just go out and have a little fun! Of course, it's always a great option to curl up with a good scary movie. However, if you have little ones that are old enough to go out, you may be hitting the streets with your kids instead of getting freaked out by Freddy Krueger. With that being said, here are some tips we've assembled to help you be more aware this Halloween. Protect your kids and keep an eye out-- Halloween is one of the most dangerous days of the year. Halloween is fun, but it's also one of the most dangerous days of the year for pedestrians. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reports that accidents involving drunk drivers [...]

Put Down the Cell Phone, No Walking While Distracted!

2017-11-07T22:06:20+00:00July 26th, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , |

We all know about driving while distracted, but do you know about walking while distracted? It may seem like a new concept, but if you cast your mind back, you've probably done it in a few times in the past year. While it's certainly not as dangerous to others as operating heavy machinery (in an immediate and severe way), walking while distracted is actually very dangerous and can cause harm to yourself or others if you're not careful. What to do about this practice? Well, we've put together a guide to help you find out. If you're going to live in the modern world, why not be more safe about it? Discover why it's so important to put down your cell phone and cut out your distracted walking! Read on to find out [...]