What Is A Letter of Protection?
May 28, 2017
A Letter of Protection (LOP) is something used in the U.S. legal system that helps those hurt in an accident get proper medical treatment for their injuries. Health insurance can be costly and many people are unable to afford it and still manage to pay all of their other bills. When someone is injured in an accident that happens to be someone else’s fault, they...
If a Jaywalker is Hit By a Car, Who’s at Fault?
May 27, 2017
In most cities, a person walking across the street has the right of way because they are the more vulnerable entity between the person and any vehicle driving near them. So when we consider any accidents between cars and pedestrians, we first believe that the driver of the vehicle is the one that’s at fault. Interestingly, this isn’t always the case, as some pedestrians can...
Suing For Lost Wages After a Work Injury
May 26, 2017
If you’ve been injured in the workplace, your first course of action(after seeking medical attention) is likely to file a workers’ compensation claim. Since employees in the United States are covered under federal workers’ compensation laws, they’ll be paid for their injuries, but they’re normally not allowed to also file lawsuits against their employers for damages related to the injury. So the question becomes whether...
6 Tips to Prevent Workplace Slips and Falls
May 24, 2017
Slips and falls in the workplace can almost always be prevented with some smart planning and safe forethought. Every year, millions of dollars are paid out as compensation for lawsuits and settlements involving injuries in the workplace that could have been prevented. If you’re a victim of an accident that happened at your place of employment, you should definitely seek both medical attention and legal...
Are Smartphones Creating Dangerous Drivers?
May 23, 2017
The statistics are staggering when you consider how many people are either injured or killed in car accidents because of distracted drivers, many of whom were dealing with their smartphones just before the incident. The Center For Disease Control and Prevention estimates that eight people are killed every day as a result of a vehicular accident caused by distracted drivers in the United States. That...
3 Most Common Types of Injuries After a Truck Accident
May 22, 2017
Getting into any vehicular accident is horrible news, but the difference between getting into a car wreck and a truck accident can vary greatly, depending on the size and speed of the truck. More mass equals much more damage – damage that often leads to more serious injuries and death. The National Institute of Traffic and Highway Safety notes that about 73 percent of all truck...