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What Should You Do if You Left the Scene of an Accident?

What Should You Do if You Left the Scene of an Accident?

Personal Injury
Car accidents are a common occurrence. According to a recent report, over 3 million people are injured in road traffic accidents in the U.S. every year. However, even though road traffic accidents are so common, lots of us find it hard to know what to do when we're involved in one. The law requires anyone who is involved in a road traffic accident to stop at the scene and exchange personal details with individuals who have a reasonable need to request them. Failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic accident is an offense that could lead to you spending time in jail or having to pay a hefty fine. Even though the majority of us know that we should remain at the scene of an accident, many of us panic and flee the scene due to fear of what will happen next. If you’ve fled the sc...
4 Key Steps in a Personal Injury Claim

4 Key Steps in a Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury
Being hurt or injured through no fault of your own is nothing to be taken lightly. Each year, millions of people get into accidents through no fault of their own either at home, at work or in public places. However, despite this high number of people, many people are at a loss of what to do if they find themselves in this situation. There’s certainly a lot to deal with from insurance to the legal side of things, particularly if the accident or injury was somebody else’s fault. The good news is that filing a personal injury claim isn’t something that you will have to do on your own. We’ve put together a guide to help you know what to expect from the process. Getting Legal Assistance: Before you can file a claim, you should get a legal professional on your side. Your lawyer will be the...
5 Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

5 Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

Personal Injury
Cycling is a popular leisure activity, with the number of cyclists and bike riders increasing to over 47 million in the United States. When riding a bicycle, your safety and security should be your top priority. However, when cycling on the road, the odds are against you, as cars far outstrip two-wheelers. If you have been in a bicycle accident, the steps you take in the immediate aftermath will impact how much compensation you get for your injuries. To help, here are five steps you must take. Call 911 If your bicycle has collided with a vehicle, you and the motorist involved are legally obligated to stay at the scene if there has been property damage or injuries sustained. Even if you haven’t got any injuries, you must call 911 and wait for the police to attend. You may go into s...
When Your Insurance Refuses Your Disability Insurance Claim

When Your Insurance Refuses Your Disability Insurance Claim

Law 
We all think that we are covered for those accidents and events that we hope never to happen to us. But what happens when you become injured and disabled, and your insurance provider refuses to pay out on your claim? You Must Find a Lawyer Immediately As soon as your long term disability insurance claim is officially rejected it is best to file a lawsuit immediately as you do not want to run out of time. You should make sure that you choose a lawyer who specializes in disability claims of this nature and they will file for you. Check out their website and make sure you are happy that they can provide the service that you need. Look for videos or statements from previous clients who have been in the same position as you and have achieved a great end result. What Will Happen Next? Th...
How to Prove Accountability and Win Your Dog Bite Injury Case

How to Prove Accountability and Win Your Dog Bite Injury Case

Personal Injury
Hundreds of US citizens are killed by dog attacks each year, with over 800,000 people receiving medical treatment for dog bite wounds. If you have been a victim of a dog bite, it’s only fair that you get compensation for your injuries. To strengthen your case and win your claim, you need to know how to prove that the dog owner is at fault and liable for your injuries and losses. Here is a guide on how to prove accountability for your dog bite injury and build a credible personal injury case against the dog’s owner. Call 911 In the immediate aftermath of a dog attack, you must call 911 and let them know that you have been injured. Make sure that you ask for medical assistance and inform the dispatcher if the dog isn’t under control. Depending on your situation, the operator may dis...
5 Common Reasons for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

5 Common Reasons for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Law 
Although technology is more advanced in the medical world today, there are still prevalent medical errors that can hinder the level of care and treatment patients receive. Medical errors are regarded as one of the prominent causes of fatality in the US. Whether you’re a concerned family member fighting on behalf of a loved one’s mistreatment, or you’re a patient, knowing the common causes of a medical malpractice lawsuit such as the ones listed below could save a life. Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis One of the scariest situations you can be in is being misdiagnosed by your doctor, or having a health issue that wasn’t diagnosed straight away. Unfortunately, a misdiagnosis can lead to severe complications and potentially be fatal. A delayed diagnosis can occur when the doctor r...
Why, as an Employer, You Need a Workplace Accident Attorney

Why, as an Employer, You Need a Workplace Accident Attorney

Personal Injury
Unfortunate little accidents that lead to serious injuries can and do occur in any workplace. While most of these accidents don’t result in lawsuits, there are some instances when an employer can benefit from hiring a workplace accident attorney. Keep reading below to find out why, as an employer, you need a workplace accident attorney: Business Rights and Responsibilities Running a business involves some critical responsibilities. One of the main responsibilities of any employer is to maintain the health and safety of their employees. Any accident that occurs in the workplace, or during company time, is the employer's responsibility. This includes injuries sustained while traveling, training, and during break times. Employers are legally responsible for eliminating any hazards th...
Frauds and Scams: What are Your Legal Options as an Investor?

Frauds and Scams: What are Your Legal Options as an Investor?

Law 
Investors are often defrauded out of their hard-earned money by scammers, con artists and, sometimes, even seemingly legitimate companies. While most of them would not be able to do so with large companies, they target smaller investors. Unfortunately, they fall easy prey to such scams and frauds due to inexperience and/or a lack of knowledge. If you find yourself defrauded as an investor, or at least believe that to be the case, know that everything is not over just yet. There are strong legal options that you can take to fight back. Read through as we discuss some of the powerful legal steps that investors can take if they suspect forgery or noncompliance. Consult with a FINRA Arbitration Attorney FINRA stands for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which is an extremely po...
The Steps to Take if You’re the Victim of a Drunk Driving Accident

The Steps to Take if You’re the Victim of a Drunk Driving Accident

Law 
Have you ever been in a road traffic accident that was not your fault? Worse still, have you been unfortunate enough to have been in a road traffic accident that was caused by a drunk driver? Would you know what to do if it happened to you? The best thing you can do for yourself is to be prepared for the worst while still hoping it never happens. Stay Where You Are Try to remain calm and stay at the scene; try to access the situation as soon as you are able. Ideally, you should stay exactly where you are unless your safety is at risk from doing so. Try and help others involved in the accident with any injuries they may have suffered and, most notably, contact the police and other emergency services as soon as possible. Record Everything While at the scene, document everything, take...
A Complete Guide to Winning Your Truck Accident Case

A Complete Guide to Winning Your Truck Accident Case

Law 
No matter how careful you are as a driver, collisions can and do occur. If you have been through a terrifying experience like a truck collision, it’s normal that you will want answers and support in the immediate aftermath. To get the right compensation for your injuries, here is the ultimate guide on how to win your truck accident case. Seek Medical Help Above anything else, your health and wellbeing should be your top priority after a truck accident. You may experience shock or internal bleeding that can have severe consequences if left untreated. So, calling an ambulance and getting medical assistance immediately is critical. Even if you feel overwhelmed, make sure that you contact the emergency services promptly. Also, make sure you document everything as you may need your medica...