When you have been the victim of a crime many thoughts run through your head. First you are just glad that you are alive, even if you have been injured both physically and emotionally. You are also spending a lot of time thinking about your injuries and what you need to do to heal. Next you want to make sure that the person who committed the crime is caught and punished.
22 April 2016
One of the challenges associated with suing a government agency, such as a public school, for the wrongful death of a loved one is many agencies are protected from lawsuits by immunity laws. These laws often limit the circumstances in which a government entity can be sued to such an extent that it may not be possible to bring legal action against the offender. If you were notified that you can't sue the government for wrongful death because of immunity laws, here are two ways you may be able to defeat this protection.
11 April 2016
Getting injured in an auto accident that was not your fault can wreak havoc on your life. You may have to deal with a painful recovery and also miss days from work and lose wages. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may also end up with chronic health problems, such as back or neck pain, that you have to live with for the rest of your life. These facts are some of the reasons that you deserve the best financial settlement possible when you're injured in a car crash that wasn't your fault.
30 March 2016
Some people don't want to be held accountable for their actions. So it's not surprising hit and run accidents account for 9 percent of all vehicle accidents. It may seem like finding the runaway driver who hit you will be an impossible task, especially if there aren't a lot of details to go on. However, here are two ideas that may help you find the individual responsible, so you can make the person pay for the damages you sustained.
18 March 2016
When you file for workers' comp, your claim gets reviewed by an insurance company and can either be denied or approved based on many factors. You may not realize how deep they go when it comes to investigating your case. If there is an indication that something is not right about a workers' comp claim, they will start looking into the true extent of your injuries to make sure that they are valid.
29 February 2016
Being injured in an accident is stressful enough, let alone having to deal with the insurance company and medical practitioners. There are a lot of different elements that come into play when dealing with a bunch of injuries. This is why it is so important to make sure you don't end up making a costly mistake in your accident claim, so spend some time going over everything with your attorney to make sure you don't make these common mistakes.
11 February 2016
If you were recently involved in a collision in which yours was the only vehicle to crash, you might assume that you are at fault for the accident. After all, there's no other driver to blame -- right? Well, maybe not. In some circumstances, you may not be to blame for a one-car collision. And it's important for you to figure out if this is the case, since who's at fault will determine who pays for the damage.
29 January 2016
Riding a motorcycle at night is one of many rider's biggest fears, even for people with years of experience. Piloting a motorcycle after dark brings its own set of safety concerns, and is only made more difficult when other drivers on the road are factored in. Because it's something that a lot of riders don't have a ton of experience with, it's easy to make a mistake. Here's a look at some of the most common safety mistakes that motorcycle riders make at night.
15 January 2016
Throughout the holiday season at the end of the year, there will be about 95 million people hitting the highways to travel to see friends and family members and all of this extra traffic will result in close to 27,900 drivers being injured in an automobile accident. This means that as a driver, if you plan to take a holiday trip, you have to be extra careful to ensure that you and your passengers get where you intend to go safely.
4 January 2016
When an employee is injured at work, the usual course of action to take to get medical benefits and financial compensation is to file a workers' compensation claim. However, if you were injured due to unsafe working conditions, you might have other options available to you that could result in an increase in what you receive for your injuries. Before filing your workers' comp claim, here is what you need to know.
21 December 2015