4 August 2017
When it comes to a motor vehicle accident, a smartphone is often thought to be the enemy; the very reason for the circumstances. These devices aren't all bad. In the moments after an accident, your smartphone can prove to be a valuable tool, if you know how to use it. Capture Images Your smartphone is a great tool for capturing images after an accident. You can use your phone to take pictures of important things like any visible injuries you might have and damage to any of the vehicles involved in the incident.
19 July 2017
Getting in a car accident can be downright frightening. But after you've confirmed that you're alive and relatively okay, it's time to get down the business. The way you handle yourself and the collision over the next several days can mean the difference between being able to collect from the insurance companies and having to file a complicated lawsuit with the guidance of your lawyer. Chances are, the entire claim process will be a lot simpler if you follow these dos and don'ts.
10 July 2017
Uninsured motorists are the bane of the road, but one group that is often overlooked are underinsured drivers whose policy limits won't fully cover damages and losses resulting from accidents they caused. Here are two issues you may run into when dealing with an underinsured motorist and what you can do about them. There May Be a Time Limit for Filing a Claim If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage in your insurance policy, then the best way to handle an accident with an underinsured motorist is to file a claim with your own insurance provider for the balance not covered by the other person's policy.
6 July 2017
The best thing that you can do after having been injured while going about your work duties is to hire a workers' compensation attorney, mostly because the attorney can take steps to protect you once you have filed a workers' compensation claim and potentially get you more money. Listed below are three reasons to hire a workers' compensation attorney: They Don't Get Paid Unless You Do One of the biggest reasons that many individuals fail to hire an attorney when filing a claim is that they believe that they are going to have to pay a lot of money up front to their attorney, which can be a bit difficult after having sustained an injury and being unable to work.
26 June 2017
If you have been inured in an accident, the odds are that you are going to go through a whirlwind of emotions and feelings. You need to get medical attention, but at the same time your injury could be causing you to miss work. Without working it may be very difficult to pay the bills, and you could end up in a lot of trouble. The good news is that there are lawyers that understand and are able to represent your rights in a court of law.
13 June 2017
An injury that occurs outside of a place of business can often mean the business or property owner is at fault. Unfortunately, though, it will often come down to their word against yours. For this reason, you will need to secure witnesses or proof of fault. The following are three ways that you can achieve this. #1: Take your own photos photographic evidence should be secured as soon after the accident as possible.
8 June 2017
Dealing with a sudden and serious injury can be a real challenge for many people, but it's important that you don't allow yourself to be overwhelmed by that challenge. In most cases, if the injury was the result of bad luck or unsafe circumstances, there are legal remedies you can pursue to help you get back on your feet. In order to make sure your interests are properly protected, however, it's vital that you educate yourself on the steps you need to take.
30 May 2017
Two federal benefits programs have many similarities and are often confused, but they are actually very different in the types of people they help. Understanding how Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) differs is important if you are applying for one or the other. Read on to learn a bit more about each program and the populations they target. They are alike in some ways: 1. Medical qualifications - You must have a medical condition that is on the list of approved conditions and you must be able to show proof of that condition through the use of medical treatment and medical records to back those appointments and diagnostic tests up.
25 May 2017
If you fall at a store or business, they may be liable for your injuries and may have to pay for your medical costs. However, most businesses aren't going to want to admit liability because then they will have to pay. So, how can you prove that they are liable for your injuries? Evaluate Your Location If you were in an area where you were supposed to be, such as a public or common area, then the business may be liable for your injuries.
19 May 2017
It sounds crazy that you could get seriously injured by a falling branch or a tree. Surprisingly enough, it is possible. With nearly 247 billion trees in the United States that are over 1 inch in diameter, these types of injuries are bound to happen. In fact, two jobs that involve working with trees - logging and landscaping supervisors - are among the most dangerous jobs in the country. But not only do these kinds of workers get injured by trees and falling branches, the average person does too.