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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
It might seem clear why having a wreck with an 18-wheeler might be different than your typical vehicular accident, but there is much more than meets the eye. Motorists involved in accidents with large commercial vehicles are first more like to be injured, compared to accidents solely involving non-commercial vehicles. Smaller cars such as mid-sized sedans are also a lot more likely to sustain substantial damage when involved in accidents with large trucks. There is a lot more red-tape to get through when a motorist is involved in a commercial truck accident. Here are a few of the factors that drivers face when they have an accident with a commercial truck driver.
More Parties Will be Involved
Commercial trucks cover an entire category of large trucks that are driven for commercial pu...
A spinal cord injury can have serious and life-changing consequences. Depending on how the spinal cord has been damaged and exactly where the injury occurred, an individual can be left paralyzed as a result of this type of injury. Although there are many medical advancements which have enabled doctors to treat some spinal cord injuries, millions of people still suffer permanent harm due to damage to the spinal cord.
Despite the serious consequences that can arise from this type of harm, a spinal cord injury can occur in the most innocuous of situations. Some people will experience a spinal cord injury due to a collision in a sports match, for example, while others could suffer this type of harm from a car accident, an incident at work or a slip, trip or fall.
Claiming Compensation ...
If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly form of travel, or you want to enhance your fitness levels, a bike is the obvious choice. With dedicated bicycle lanes, you can even beat the traffic and arrive at your destination in record time!
However, travelling by bike doesn’t mean that you’re immune from road traffic accidents. Sadly, there are around 500,000 bicycle-related injuries in the U.S. each year and a significant number of fatal accidents involving cyclists. If you’ve been injured while cycling, you might be surprised to learn that you could be eligible to make a claim for financial compensation.
Who is Liable?
Before you begin taking legal action, you’ll need to ascertain who is liable for the incident. Typically, the person, people or company who caused the accid...
If you have ever been involved in an accident that caused you an injury, then you could be due some compensation. The process may seem daunting, but it is quite straight forward, especially with the help of a professional team.
Seek Medical Assistance
The first thing that you need to do is ensure that you have had treatment for your injury. Even if you do not feel too bad at the time, you do not know what damage the accident may have caused, which will come back to haunt you later. This will help back up a claim later if some problems start to arise. It will also back up your claim if you required medical assistance.
How to File a Claim
Contact an experienced group of personal injury attorneys. They will help you to recover medical expenses, which will be high if you have had to ma...
Workplace injuries are prevalent, and it’s surprising how most of them go unreported. Nonetheless, it’s advisable to seek medical help and consult an Indianapolis workers comp lawyer. The attorney will guide on all the legal issues associated with workplace injuries. Although it isn’t easy to stop such damages, there are many steps that you can take to make the work environment safer.
Below are incidents that cause workplace injuries:
Slips or falls are common in workplaces. You can trip on the same level or on to a lower level. Falling on the same level is common among many workplaces, and can happen to all employees. Falls to more moderate levels are common during construction, in construction sites. Falling can as well occur in high elevation wok sites. Falling may i...