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Recovering After Accidents Involves More Than Just Physical Healing

Recovering After Accidents Involves More Than Just Physical HealingWhen most people think of the aftermath of an automobile accident, they think of a wide range of different issues that have to be managed. Physical healing of injuries is obviously the first and most important part of the recovery process, and the emotional or mental healing can take much effort as well.

The Financial Side Of Recovery

But what many don’t realize until they are dealing with it for themselves is that recovering after an accident also often involves a financial recovery period that can make the process of moving on with your life even more difficult.

Consider some of the different ways that an accident can impact your financial health to see what we mean here.

Medical bills can pile up quickly, and the initial medical costs are only the beginning. Long term medication and physical therapy costs become more and more expensive.
Auto accidents mean that your vehicle may need to be repaired or else you’ll be left stranded without a way to get to and from doctor’s appointments and other... ...read full post

Top 5 Things To Understand About Personal Injury Law Cases

Top 5 Things To Understand About Personal Injury Law Cases Being involved in an accident of any kind can leave you struggling to recover – and not just physically. The financial cost of overcoming injuries can be incredibly difficult as well, and if you’re involved in an accident that was caused by someone else then one of your top priorities should be to look into what options you have in terms of seeking compensation.

However, personal injury law is often misunderstood by many. It’s worth taking the time to look into more about it and seeing what options you have and how it may help you. Here are five of the top things that people need to understand about personal injury law and their injury case.

One – Not All Cases Are The Same

First, understand that no two cases are the same. Just because someone you know had their case go a certain way doesn’t mean that your case will end up going the same way. And just doing some research online doesn’t mean that you’ll have a clearer idea... ...read full post

A Closer Look At The Out Of Court Settlement

A Closer Look At The Out Of Court Settlement When you’re injured in an accident, seeking financial compensation is something that may need to occur. Injuries take time to physically recover from, and mental scars can be just as tough to heal. But when your accident places you in a financial hardship it becomes even harder to overcome your injuries.

That’s why seeking restitution for your injuries is so important – if someone else was responsible for your accident, you shouldn’t have to suffer financially because of it. And in the world of personal injury law, one of the most important things to understand is the out of court settlement.

Essentially, an out of court settlement is nothing more than the responsible party offering you a lump sum of money to cover your costs in exchange for you no longer pursuing legal action against them. It’s actually how most personal injury cases come to a conclusion, and can help save you a tremendous amount of time and stress by expediting your outcome.

However, there are several things that aren’t always understood... ...read full post

Busting The Biggest Auto Accident Myths

Busting The Biggest Auto Accident Myths Being involved in an accident is never fun, and when you’re injured it can be even more difficult to move your life forwards – especially when medical bills and lost wages from work keep piling up. That’s why it’s so important to understand the specifics of auto accidents and try to move past the various myths surrounding them.

If you’ve been involved in an accident, these myths can make it harder to receive the compensation that you deserve and to move your life forwards afterwards. That’s why it’s so important to do a bit of myth busting and get the truth about auto accident related issues. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the big myths and the actual truth behind them.

Myth: Your Injuries Are Apparent Immediately

This is incredibly false. Just because you’re not obviously hurt doesn’t mean that issues don’t exist. You only have a short amount of time under Florida PIP law to seek medical assistance, and failing to do so means you’re essentially voiding your chance of getting restitution. From spinal problems... ...read full post

Understanding Premises Liability Fault

Understanding Premises Liability Fault Every day, accidents take place throughout Florida. While the majority of accidents are on Florida’s roads, premises liability related accidents are very common as well. These are the accidents often referred to as ‘slip and fall’ injuries by the general public.

Essentially, if you are injured due to a slip, trip, fall, or other type of injury that occurs on someone else’s property, there is a chance that you may have the grounds to seek out financial compensation to help pay for your injuries. The reasons to do so are obvious – medical costs and time away from work mean that you have a large financial burden on your shoulders after many accidents, and overcoming this financial burden is something that you shouldn’t have to do alone if you weren’t to blame.

But while seeking compensation for injuries is important, it’s also vital that you remember that you actually have to prove that the other party was to blame for the accident and the injuries that you sustained as a result of it.

Under Florida law, there are a few basic things that... ...read full post

What You Need To Know Regarding Trucking Related Accidents

What You Need To Know Regarding Trucking Related Accidents Sadly, the sheer number of people driving on Florida roads means that every day, accidents occur throughout the state. Luckily, the majority of these accidents are relatively minor. However, there are major accidents that occur regularly as well, and one of the most dangerous types of accidents is one involving semi-trucks. Understanding more about the subject and what steps you can take afterwards is important for anyone, and could help you if you find yourself involved in one of these accidents.

The Increased Danger

The big thing to understand about trucking accidents themselves is simple – there is a tremendous amount of increased danger to everyone involved when a truck is involved in the accident. The larger size and heavier weight of these trucks, plus the potential weight and size of the cargo they carry, means that injuries are more likely to occur when a truck is involved. These injuries could include:

Traumatic brain injury
Spinal cord injury
Broken bones
Paralysis
Coma
Death

Seeking Compensation

If you or a loved one is involved in a trucking accident, it’s important... ...read full post

The Complexities Of Fault In A Trucking Accident

The Complexities Of Fault In A Trucking Accident When you’re involved in an auto accident, it can put your entire life into chaos. Recovering from your physical and mental injuries can be a challenge, and it’s even more difficult when you consider the financial burden accidents can place on you.

That’s why seeking compensation for injuries if your accident was caused by someone else is so important. But if you’re involved in an accident with a commercial truck, things can become even more complex. There are numerous aspects to this that need to be considered, and understanding the basics is a key first step in making sure that you know what to expect. Just the question of fault and proving it will be more complex in trucking accidents. Let’s look at some of these complexities now.

Proving Fault

Under Florida law, you’re required to show fault in order to seek financial compensation for your injuries. This means that you must show that the driver of the other vehicle acted in a reckless or negligent manner and that those actions led directly to your... ...read full post

Technology And The New Ways To Prove Fault

Technology And The New Ways To Prove Fault Technology has had a huge impact on our lives in many different ways. From improving the way we communicate to changing the way we work and play, there is a lot out there that helps simplify our lives. What many don’t realize, however, is that technology has creeped into much more within our lives than most could guess. And when it comes to personal injury law and accident cases, technology is present in a big way.

There are numerous ways that technology impacts accident law, and understanding some of the basic points can help you see more clearly just why it deserves your attention in a big way. There are pros and cons here, and both impact accident law and personal injury cases.

Increased Risks

First, it’s worth touching on the obvious. From texting to Facebook to Pokémon Go, people use their mobile devices while on the go. But when these things are done while driving, it becomes a major distraction that actually increases the risks on Florida roads. Just looking at a simple two-word... ...read full post

What To Do Following A Work Related Injury

What To Do Following A Work Related Injury Every day, millions of Florida residents head to work to earn a living. It’s a part of life, but what happens when you’re injured in an accident on the jobsite? These accidents can end up costing you large amounts of money in medical bills and also make it harder to pay any bills due to hours that you miss from work.

But when you’re injured on the job, it’s not right that your financial troubles should be on your shoulders. That’s why worker’s compensation coverage exists, and employers have an obligation to pay for coverage that protects their employees.

However, filing those worker’s compensation claims isn’t always something that employees fully understand. There are a few basic steps you’ll want to remember, and once you do so you’ll be able to clearly understand what rights you have and what you may misunderstand.

Seek Treatment

Once you’re injured, your physical health is of paramount importance. The first thing you need to take care of is medical treatment for your injury. Be sure to visit the hospital... ...read full post

Why A Florida Workers Comp Lawyer Is So Important

Why A Florida Workers Comp Lawyer Is So Important Being injured at work can throw your entire life into disarray and chaos. But every day, it happens throughout Florida workplaces. One of the best ways to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are able to proceed with worker’s compensation claims is to find a good southwest Florida worker’s compensation attorney.

The Importance Of A Worker’s Comp Lawyer

While the process of filing a worker’s compensation claim is fairly straightforward, there are also numerous challenges that exist as well. Finding assistance with your worker’s comp claim from a skilled southwest Florida worker’s comp lawyer is one of the best steps that you can take after being injured in the workplace. There are numerous reasons for this, including the following.

Many employers simply won’t’ bother filing a claim or even providing you with the forms you need to do so. They dismiss claims immediately since filing a claim will mean that their coverage rates may increase. As a result, you may need an attorney to help ensure that your rights are... ...read full post

The Facts About What A Personal Injury Lawyer Does For The Injured

The Facts About What A Personal Injury Lawyer Does For The InjuredThere are plenty of misconceptions out there about personal injury law and in particular about personal injury lawyers. While they can get painted by the media as being a lot of things, the reality is that today’s accident lawyers really do help those who have been injured in an accident.

Whether it’s from an auto crash, a workplace injury, or a slip and fall accident, injuries sustained during an accident can leave a huge impact on your life and make it hard to move forwards and heal. And the heavy financial costs that come along with many injuries mean that you can often find yourself focused more on the stress of money than on recovery. In short, a personal injury lawyer matters in a big way. Here are some of the key things to understand about what a personal injury accident attorney does for those involved in accidents.

Initial Consultation

It all starts with the initial case review. Knowing what kind of case you have is the first step... ...read full post

A Closer Look At Settlements Following Accidents

A Closer Look At Settlements Following Accidents Being involved in an accident can lead to a long recovery. For those who aren’t responsible for the accident, seeking financial compensation is the key to ensuring that they aren’t left struggling to pay for medical costs that aren’t their fault.

However, one of the most common mistakes that can be made where financial restitution following an accident is concerned is to fail to fully understand the cash settlement that you may be offered. While having a good accident lawyer on your side is the key to making sure that you receive the kind of settlement you deserve, it’s also important that you take some time to understand the basics of personal injury settlements.

What Is The Settlement?

Essentially, a settlement is where the two parties involved in the accident agree to settle their dispute out of court. In the case of personal injury, it generally involves the party who was injured agreeing to accept a lump sum of money from the responsible party in exchange for dropping any further litigation.

In other words, if you’re... ...read full post

Fiat-Chrysler Recalls 1.9 Million Vehicles

Fiat-Chrysler Recalls 1.9 Million VehiclesOn September 15, 2016, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles NV issued a recall for 1.9 million vehicles. The recall was issued after the company found that both seat belt and airbag defects. These two defects have lead to 3 known deaths and at least 5 injuries. Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles is the seventh largest vehicle company in the world and the current recall has a global reach. The current recall follows on the heel of a massive software recall in late 2015 of 1.4 million vehicles. So if you drive a Fiat-Chrysler vehicle, it is imperative you make sure your vehicle is not on the list.

The Details Of The Fiat-Chrysler Recall

The recall was issued after the Fiat-Chrysler discovered the defects during their crash analysis program. The data collected showed that vehicles equipped with a certain model of occupant restraint control modules and poorly designed front-impact sensor wiring failed to activate air bags and seat belts in head-on collision accidents. So far the company has not found that these safety features malfunction during side or rear-end collisions. Fiat-Chrysler no longer... ...read full post

Why You Should Pursue A Wrongful Death Claim

Why You Should Pursue A Wrongful Death ClaimLosing a family member can be incredibly traumatic, especially when it wasn’t their time. Between the grief and dealing with the financial impact of the loss, it can be emotionally overwhelming for anyone. Though no amount of money can ever make up for losing a loved one, a wrongful death claim can help ease some of the impact of their loss and help protect your family from even more hardship. So if your family member has passed as the result of a wrongful death accident, you need to pursue a wrongful death claim.

What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is a legal term for when someone has lost their life as the result of the actions of another person. Wrongful death includes all kinds of fatal accidents from car accidents to product liability to occupational hazards to intentional acts of malfeasance or violence. Since the victim is no longer alive, a wrongful death suit is brought by a representative of a person’s estate, typically a family member. A wrongful death case... ...read full post

What Happens If You Are Hit By An Uninsured Driver

What Happens If You Are Hit By An Uninsured DriverGetting into a car accident is extremely stressful. Between the property damage, the injuries, and battling the insurance companies, it can be a really nightmare to get your life back on track. This is only further complicated when you find out that the other driver does not have insurance. If you’ve been hit by an uninsured driver it can be a huge challenge to receive fair compensation for your damages, which can be especially overwhelming if you are suffering from an injury. So what happens if you’ve been hit by an uninsured driver? What are your options to pursue compensation?

After The Accident

No matter if a driver has insurance or not, you still need to follow basic accident protocol to ensure you are protected. First, you need to call emergency services, especially if there have been any injuries, even for the smallest injuries. These can become long term health problems if not taken care of right away. Plus, if you seek medical treatment immediately... ...read full post

Worker’s Compensation For CNAs

Worker’s Compensation For CNAsThe medical industry is very dangerous, especially if you work as a Certified Nursing Assistant. CNAs do a lot of the dirty work like caring directly for clients, assisting with medical procedures, and stocking the room with necessary medical supplies. These duties are very physical and often times done in a fast-paced, hazardous condition. As a result, CNAs experience a high number of work related injuries and may need to file a worker’s compensation claim at some point in their career.

Common CNA Injuries

CNAs have one of the most dangerous jobs with the third highest rate of worker’s compensation claims in the country. On average 60% of CNAs, an estimated 22,000 people, report some form of work related injury every year. These rates increase depending on the field of medicine. Some of the most common injuries reported by CNAs include:

Sprains and strains
Bruises
Chronic pain
Fractures
Cuts/Punctures
Multiple Trauma
Infectious diseases

According to the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hospitals/documents/1.1_Data_highlights_508.pdf):

48% of all injuries are a result of overexertion
25% of all injuries are a result of slip and falls
13% of all injuries are a... ...read full post