Ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft are renowned for upholding high safety standards. Their drivers are highly trained, and they are required to observe strict rules to protect passengers from harm. With this in mind, you can rest assured that you will reach your destination safely. Nevertheless, accidents are almost inevitable, and they are bound to happen even if you have the best Uber driver behind the wheel. So what should you do in case of an accident? Well, let's find out. Details about insurance coverage in an Uber accident The sad truth is that your car insurance does not cover you from anything in case you are involved in an accident as a rideshare passenger. This can be extremely depressing, particularly if medical bills are involved. Fortunately, Uber, Lyft and other [...]
When it comes to driving drowsy, it's never a good idea. A study done by the NSF (National Sleep Foundation) found that 1 out of 7 drivers surveyed admitted to nodding off while driving one or more times in the past year. 1 in 10 said they had fallen asleep completely while driving in the same time period. The numbers are pretty sobering, but drowsy driving can be prevented if you know the facts on this topic and ultimately choose not to get behind the wheel when you are tired. Today we're talking all about how to avoid drowsy driving as the operator of a motor vehicle so you can stay safe on the road and avoid not only accidents but injury too. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that an astounding [...]
Being involved in a car accident creates a stressful situation. Make it more tolerable by immediately contacting the expert attorneys at PayasLaw.com, conveniently located in 3 locations in Florida to serve you. You don’t have to suffer through vehicle damage, injury and emotional trauma alone. Being Prepared for an Auto Accident Being prepared in the event of an auto accident can protect you and your passengers. In the trunk of your car, carry an “emergency kit” that contains: A pen Paper Medical information for each family member An emergency contact name and phone number Emergency flares, warning triangles or safety cones What to Do When an Auto Accident Occurs 1. Try to stay calm. This may be difficult, but losing your temper does not help. 2. Check for [...]
Injuries that are caused from a dog bite need immediate proper treatment and care. The most troublesome injuries resulting from it are facial wounds, wounds involving ruptures, abrasions and tearing of body tissues. These injuries can be traumatizing for the victim as they tend to leave some of their adverse effects for a very long period of time or even permanently. Some of them can be deformities in the face or the body part being attacked, scars that are left permanently, marks of facial injuries or may be unhealthy and discolored appearance of the skin. Due to such effects of the dog bites, the person feels socially uncomfortable and keeps being reminded of the incident or the attack that lead to such situation whenever they look at themselves. This not only harms the [...]
Are you looking for an experienced car accident lawyer in Orlando? While the trauma that accompanies auto accidents can easily be overwhelming, it is important to try and keep a level head in order to make sure that you are properly compensated. Hiring a good lawyer is of the utmost importance after a car accident. It is not always an easy decision, especially because car accidents often include personal injury or even the injury or wrongful death of a friend or loved one. And when dealing with such a traumatic event, the costs of repairing your vehicle, or being treated for medical care can cost victims of car accidents financially on top of the already overwhelming emotional and physical costs. Therefore it is important to hire a professional and experienced lawyer to help [...]
How Do Florida’s Insurance Laws Affect Your Ability To Receive Compensation For Your Motorcycle Accident?
According to the State of Florida Department of Transportation, 350 people tragically lost their lives in Florida motorcycle accidents in 2010 and another 6,686 people were injured. If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact an Orlando motorcycle accident attorney to find out whether and how you can get compensated. Florida law does not require motorcyclists to carry insurance. The Personal Injury Protection coverage (PIP) law does not apply to motorcyclists in general and your auto PIP does not cover you if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Since PIP does not apply to motorcycle accidents, you may be able to get compensated for pain and suffering as well as economic damages, even if you were not permanently injured in the crash. In order to get compensated [...]
According to the Florida Department of Health, more than 124,000 non-fatal injury hospitalizations were reported in 2011 in our state. Of those, almost 7,000 were reported in Orange County alone. If you have been in an accident, an Orlando personal injury lawyer may be able to assist you in obtaining damages for your injuries. In an Orlando personal injury case, you must prove that someone else acted negligently and thereby caused your injury. Since Florida utilizes a contributory negligence system, you may be able to obtain compensation even if you were partially at fault for the accident. In Florida, courts may award compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are designed to make you “whole again,” even though money may not be able to truly compensate you for your injuries and personal loss. Compensatory damages [...]