personal injury

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

 Do I Have To Wear a Seat Belt?

Although the number of motor-related accidents has been declining in recent years, we are still a long way from witnessing accident-free roads. Statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration suggest that half of all motor-accident victims don’t have the necessary safety restraints at the time of the crash. In 2008, for instance, there were 35,654 reported casualties of vehicle accidents. Nearly 15,000 of those deaths could have been avoided if the victims were wearing seat belts.

What Does the Law Say About Wearing Seat Belts? 
The state of Florida has enacted several laws on safety belts that are designed to protect the lives […]

Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

Learning how to drive a car is a quite fun, and sometimes nerve-wracking endeavor. The learning process requires you to master the inner and outer workings of your car as well as the numerous traffic rules and regulations. And that’s not something you can do in a day or even a week – you will inevitably make some (potentially costly) mistakes while on the road. Below are some of the most common mistakes among rookie drivers, and reasons why you should avoid making them:

 
Tailgating
When you drive too close behind another vehicle, and it stops suddenly, it may become impossible to […]

What to Do If Your Child is Injured at School

Recklessness, bad decisions, mischief, and irresponsible fights are all part and parcel of a typical kid’s life, and more often than not, these actions lead to injuries. While childhood injuries can still occur at home, the large percentage occurs at school, where the risks of injuries from falls, slips, fights, and stampedes are considerably high, courtesy of peer pressure, and bad company, or negligent school staff.

But did you know you can sue for damages if your child gets injured while at school? Below is a brief guide on personal injury claims pertaining to injuries sustained in schools. 

Personal Injury Claims Against […]

Bicycle Safety Tips

In recent times, cycling has become a preferred mode of transport for many people. This is due to the numerous benefits and advantages it offers. These include:

Cheap mode of transport
Bicycle riding is a cost-effective means of transportation, as it does not require gas or fuel. Moreover, most bicycles are cheap to buy, and require little maintenance.
Eco-friendly
They are also 100 percent eco-friendly, since they don’t emit any harmful gases, unlike motor vehicles.
Form of exercise
Bicycle riding also provides good exercise for the body, thus allowing riders to keep healthy and fit.
Little to no traffic
Unlike motor vehicles, which often get gridlocked in traffic, […]

How to Handle A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Lawsuits typically take years to conclude. While this could be partly due to court congestion and legal complications, it could also be due to ignorance on the part of the complainants. And nowhere is that as prevalent as in personal injury lawsuits, where most people simply don’t know what to do.
So what exactly constitutes a personal injury? These are injuries to the body or mind that one suffers due to the actions, or lack thereof, of another person. They include road and work accidents, assault, tripping, attacks by pets and torture. So how should you handle a personal injury lawsuit?

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