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Keeping Your Child Safe in the Car

Most times, we travel with our kids to different places like shopping malls, or even holidays. Given the playful nature of kids, it is vital to strap them to their seats not only to limit their movement but also to reduce the gravity of their injuries in case of an accident. 

Some states like Florida emphasize the importance of child safety by creating laws that govern their safety when traveling by car. For instance, the state requires children under the age of five years to be restrained to their seats while traveling by car. On the other hand, children older than […]

Should I Try To Settle My Personal Injury Case Myself?

If you incur a severe personal injury, your first instinct would be to file a personal injury lawsuit against your assailant. Given that medical care is costly, it’s likely that you will dry out your bank account by the time you consider legal representation. Your financial shortcomings may drive you into trying to settle the case on your own.
But is this the right course of action?
It is common knowledge that insurance companies use dirty ticks to avoid meeting their obligations. They become even more aggressive when dealing with claimants who have limited legal knowledge.  They use every weapon in their […]

The Real Cost of Distracted Driving

Eating while on the road, reading text messages, and talking on a cellphone are just but some of the causes of distracted driving. Diverted attention while behind the wheel is extremely risky, especially when driving on the congested roads and highways of big cities. 

Chances of causing a serious accident are particularly high when driving while distracted. Besides, the consequences go beyond the damage to vehicles. Distracted driving can cause serious injuries or even turn fatal. 

Talking to a car accident attorney can help you learn what distracted driving is all about and how to avert potential tragedy or lawsuits associated with […]

How Do I Get Reimbursed for Medical Expenses If I Was Hit by an Uninsured Motorist?

The law requires that all automobiles on our roads should have auto insurance. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some car owners choose to violate traffic laws either deliberately or out of ignorance. 

According to a recent report, 1 in every 4 motorists in Florida does not have auto insurance. This makes it extremely risky for other road users. Moreover, you may have a hard time filing for compensation in case you are caught up in an accident with an uninsured driver. 

With this in mind, you should work with an experienced car accident attorney to explore available legal options and […]

Are Our Smart Devices Interfering With Our Safe Driving?

The proliferation of smart devices among motorists is one of the biggest threats to safety on our roads today. Distracted driving is an epidemic that has been on the rise on American highways, and it’s no surprise that distracted driving is one of the most common causes of road accidents in America today. 

Moreover, it is not uncommon to observe several drivers using their phones either to watch videos, listen to music, or text while driving. In addition to this, there is increased use of navigation systems such as Google Maps and GPS. 

While our roads remain relatively safe, dealing with distracted […]

What to Do To Increase My Chances of Receiving Fair Compensation After a Car Accident

As a layman, you probably don’t have enough legal know-how to navigate through a compensation suit when involved in a car accident. Hiring a car accident attorney to represent you will thus boost your chances of getting fairly compensated for your pain and loss. For one, an attorney will do a much better job at collecting, analyzing and using all relevant information about the accident and will offer informed advice on what blunders to avoid when prosecuting a case. Talking of blunders, here are the dos and don’ts of motor vehicle accidents claim processes:
Dos
Report The Accident As Soon As Possible

It […]

What You Should Know About Worker’s Compensation

Although most companies have implemented the recommended safety measures, the prevalence of workplace injuries is still high. Moreover, despite being aware of workers’ compensation laws and procedures, most employees don’t know how, where, and when to file complaints about such hazards. 

If you reside in Florida, you need to be familiar with all aspects of the state’s workers’ compensation laws and claim filing procedures. These are discussed in detail in the following section.

 
Get Back to Work If Possible
If you can nurse your injuries and return to work without worsening your condition, it would be best to immediately go back to your […]

Timeline of a Personal Injury Accident

 

The settlement of a personal injury suit can be a long and protracted journey, depending on the nature and extent of your injuries. The relationship between the parties concerned will also have a bearing on the duration of the case. 

However, by contacting a personal injury attorney, you can expedite the process and increase your chances of success. The lawyer will be able to offer advice on whether you should file a lawsuit or pursue an insurance settlement. Here are a few steps that will guide your personal injury lawsuit timeline to ensure it’s as smooth and as consistent as possible.

 
Seek […]

What Should I Do If I Was Hurt in An Uber Accident

Uber was the pioneer of the ridesharing revolution, and is unsurprisingly the biggest ridesharing company in the world, employing over 4 million drivers across 700 cities and serving about 103 million customers. 

Naturally, as more and more people turn towards Uber for their short-term traveling needs, road crashes involving Uber cars are only going to increase. Hence, if you regularly use Uber or plan to do so in the future, you need to be fully prepared for any eventuality. Having a good car accident attorney that you can call whenever you find yourself in an Uber accident will be especially helpful […]

Reckless Driving on the Rise During Quarantine

The effects of the Coronavirus have taken their toll on nearly all aspects of life. Schools have closed, businesses have shut down and various companies are urging their employees to work from home. As more people choose to stay indoors to curb the spread of the disease, public roads and highways have now become empty. 

However, instead of our roads and highways becoming safer, the open roadways have led to a sudden increase in accidents and traffic offenses. A number of drivers have seemingly become negligent, and they are taking advantage of the prevailing situation to violate road safety rules. 

Recent statistics […]