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What You Need To Know About Trucking Accidents

What You Need To Know About Trucking Accidents Florida roads are busy – among the busiest in the nation. And while safety measure have come a long way over the years, the fact is that we are still far away from being able to completely avoid accidents. Any kind of accident can cause serious injuries and leave you struggling to get back on track financially and physically - but few accidents can have the kind of impact that a trucking accident can.

It can be easy to quickly be overwhelmed when it comes to a trucking accident, and just knowing where to start isn’t always easy. With that in mind, it’s worth taking a closer look at some of the main things you need to know regarding trucking accidents and a trucking accident lawsuit. This can help you get back on track and get the kind of recovery you need.

The Big Impact Of A Trucking Accident

A trucking accident is different from a passenger vehicle accident in one big way – size. The size and speed of a truck means that it can do serious damage to a... ...read full post

What To Do If You Are Hurt On The Job

What To Do If You Are Hurt On The JobIn the United States, every seven seconds a person gets hurt at work. For most of us, a minor accident at work will be covered by our employer’s workers’ compensation program. However, what happens if your injuries exceed the amount and time allotted by workers’ compensation? It is important to remember that your employer and their insurers are out to watch their bottom line. They may try to dispute your claim and claim that your injury did not happen at work. However, if you’re injured on the job, there are some things you can do to protect your interests.

What Should I Do If I'm Hurt At Work?

There are many ways to get injured on the job. If you do get injured at work there are some steps to remember:

● Call your coworkers for help, if you cannot call 911 have them do so. If needed they are also witnesses to your accident.

● Call 911 even if you are not gravely injured. You should be seen by a medical professional to determine the extent of your injuries.

● As soon as you can, start gathering... ...read full post

What To Do If You Are Hit By A Driver Running A Red Light

What To Do If You Are Hit By A Driver Running A Red LightIf you’ve been hit by one of these careless drivers, the very first thing you need to do is determine the injuries of your passengers and yourself. If you or your passengers are severely injured, you need to seek medical attention immediately. However, if your injuries seem minor, there are a few things you need to do immediately to protect your rights:

● Call the police and file a report. A police report will be helpful during the claims process.

● Do not admit fault at any point.

● If possible take photos of your injuries, the vehicles, the intersection, and the view from each street facing the light. Photographic evidence is very useful to prove your claim.

● Get the names and contact information from any witnesses. You may need to contact them in the future to make a statement on your behalf.

● Contact your insurance company and let them know about the accident. Give minimal details and do not admit any fault.

● See a doctor immediately. The sooner you go to the doctor, the better as it will connect your injuries to the accident.... ...read full post

What Happens If Your Auto Accident Was The Result Of A Defect?

What Happens If Your Auto Accident Was The Result Of A Defect?When an auto manufacturer or the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) discovers that a manufactured part or engineering design creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet the minimum safety standards they typically issue a recall. However, there are some serious issues when it comes to recalls. First, in the state of Florida, the owner must register the product in order to receive a recall notice. There are many people on Florida’s roads driving vehicles and are unaware they are on a recall list. Secondly, manufacturers may hide the fact there is a defect to save money and protect their brand. Finally, they may not always know there is a defect until there are several devastating accidents

Auto Recalls So Far This Year

Since January 2019 alone, 37 million Ford products were recalled due to issues with faulty airbags. Fiat Chrysler had to recall 862,520 vehicles that do not meet US emissions standards. Meanwhile, Honda and Kia are recalling 168,000 cars with problems that can lead to engine fires.... ...read full post

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What Can I Do If I’m In An Accident With Someone Who Was Texting

What Can I Do If I’m In An Accident With Someone Who Was TextingImagine you are running errands and without notice you see someone coming at you and they do not see you because they are texting. What happens now? If you are hit by a driver who is texting on their phone, it falls under Florida’s distracted driving law. This law bans drivers from using a cell phone to write, read, or send text messages. This also includes instant messages and email. Once you are hit there are some steps you need to take.

What To Do If You Are Hit By A Texting Driver

Once you are hit there are some assessments you need to make and steps to take. They include:

● Check the conditions of your passengers as well as yourself.

● Call the police and answer all their questions honestly. Do not guess and do not make any statements that could be seen as being in any way to blame. Make sure you report the driver at fault was on the cell phone.

● Get checked by a physician and your passengers as well.

● Get photos of the entire accident site. If you cannot, ask... ...read full post

What Are Your Rights When You’ve Been Exposed To Toxins At Work?

What Are Your Rights When You’ve Been Exposed To Toxins At Work?It is your right to work in a safe place. If you are working with toxins, your employer is required to give you information on all chemicals you may be exposed to and their potential side effects. This information also should state the chemical’s use, how to handle that chemical safely, and how to provide first aid if exposed. If you have been actively exposed to or believe you are currently being exposed to harmful chemicals at work that have caused injury or illness, you may have rights to a claim

What Toxins Are Covered By Workman’s Compensation?

There are many toxic materials that are covered by Florida’s workers’ compensation including:

● Asbestos
● Lead
● Pesticides
● Mercury
● Silica
● Paints
● Solvent
● Acids

These are just some of the most common toxins employees are exposed to on the job. However, you need to speak with your physician to determine if your injuries or illnesses are connected to the toxins you interact with at work.

Can I File A Workers’ Compensation Claim If I Am Exposed To Toxins?

If your doctor finds that you have incurred an illness or injury as a result of toxic exposure. You will... ...read full post

The Main Reasons You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer On Your Side

The Main Reasons You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer On Your SideBeing hurt in a Florida accident of any kind can be one of the most complex, difficult things that you will ever have to deal with. Not only will it directly impact your physical wellbeing, but it can have a huge influence on your ability to remain financially stable. As such, you’ll need to make sure that you take the right steps to get that financial stability.

One of the only options available for those who are hurt in an accident is to file a personal injury claim and try to get the money you’re owed through a personal injury lawsuit. And in order to do this effectively, you’ll need to take the time to find a good Florida personal injury lawyer.

There are several reasons that having a good personal injury lawyer on your side is so important. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the main ones.

• Faster Results – It can take weeks or even months just to get things started with a personal injury lawsuit, especially when it comes to getting a fair offer. With an attorney,... ...read full post

Nonresidents And Florida Accident Lawsuits

Nonresidents And Florida Accident Lawsuits Florida is one of the most heavily populated states in the nation, with millions of residents calling it home. But it’s also one of the most heavily visited, and every year millions more visit for the beaches, theme parks, and more.

And while residents may be involved in an accident and get the help of a lawyer when seeking personal injury settlements, what happens when one of those millions of visitors is involved in an accident? The easy answer is that pretty much the exact same thing will happen if two residents are involved, only with a little bit of extra work – mainly for the nonresident or for the attorneys involved in handling the case.

Exactly what will be involved in the process of seeking financial compensation will largely depend upon what role the nonresident plays in the accident and the recovery. Taking a closer look will make it easier to see just what to expect no matter who you are and how you’re involved in the process.

If The Nonresident Caused The Accident

If a Florida resident is injured in an accident that was caused by... ...read full post