Reports released earlier this year by the Governors Highway Safety Association has brought up an alarming number of issues regarding pedestrian fatalities. In 2015, it was a horrific year for pedestrians – with fatal car and truck accidents increasing in the first nine months. The official report stated that the number of pedestrian deaths in … Continue reading Why Did Pedestrian Fatalities Increase in 2015?
Nursing home injuries are increasingly common in the United States, and one of the most grotesque forms of abuse and neglect. Whether it is yourself or a loved one who has been injured, you do have rights under the law. After an injury or abuse has occurred, you may consider filing a lawsuit against the … Continue reading Can You Sue for Punitive Damages in a Nursing Home Injury Case?
Car seat recalls are issued out of precaution – and sometimes, no real injuries have occurred. But, there are times when the risks associated with those recalls are common – and a child could suffer serious injury. The Britax car seat recall occurred in January of 2016, and if your child was injured because of … Continue reading The New Britax Car Seat Recall: What if My Child Was Injured?
You pay your monthly premium for health insurance; therefore, it seems safe to assume that you will be protected from medical costs after an accident. Sadly, it is not until long after an accident that most victims realize how hurt they are – and it takes even longer for the medical bills to start piling … Continue reading Out of Pocket Medical Costs Are on the Rise: Can You Claim Them in Your Lawsuit?
Many accident victims are hesitant about pursuing an injury claim against the negligent party. Their reasons often stem from watching the drama unfold in TV courtrooms. In real life, however, trials are not as dramatic. In actuality, a large majority of personal injury claims never see the inside of a courtroom – this is because … Continue reading Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?
One of the biggest concerns that you may have when hiring a personal injury attorney is whether he or she can accept a settlement without your consent. First of all, a good lawyer would never accept a car accident settlement without consulting with his or her client first. Second, an attorney is legally obligated to … Continue reading Can My Car Accident Attorney Accept a Settlement Without My Permission?
There are two common questions after a car accident: Who will pay for my medical bills and losses? Can I use my health insurance? Unfortunately, finding the answers is not simple. First, if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are going to wonder who is liable for your costs – especially when … Continue reading Can I Use My Health Insurance for a Car Accident Injury?
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident, it is easy to panic. However, the calmer and more prepared you are for the incident, the easier it may be to file a claim. Car accidents can easily shake and disoriented anyone – especially if the accident results in serious injuries. With the following tips, … Continue reading Car Accidents: What to Do and What Not to Do
When you are injured at work, you turn to workers’ compensation to help cover your medical bills and lost wages. When you are in the process of filing your claim or even collecting benefits, there will be plenty of terms thrown your way. One of those is the maximum medical improvement requirement. This is a … Continue reading What is the Maximum Medical Improvement Requirement?
After a car accident, the last thing on your mind is if you should hire an attorney. Instead, you’re dealing with the physical and emotional trauma associated with your collision. You may be dealing with doctor’s visits, missing work, explaining your pain to family, etc. But, during all of this, you need to also assess … Continue reading Five Reasons Why You Need Legal Assistance After an Accident