10 Tips to Maximize the Outcome of your Car Accident Claim

Nov 19, 2016 - News by

A car accident is a traumatic experience that can leave victims physically and emotionally scarred for a long time. If you were injured in the car accident due to the negligence of another party, you must make them pay for their careless or reckless behavior. Car accident claims help victims acquire financial reimbursement of their damages, including costs of property repair/replacement, medical expenses, and lost wages. Bankruptcy Attorney in Birmingham, AL, states that people who do not pursue legal action to attain compensation are often driven to bankruptcy under the burden of growing debt. All things considered, reaching a fair settlement with the liable party’s insurance provider is no easy task. Insurance agents will exercise all sorts of tactics to reject your petition or reduce the payout as much as possible. Follow these ten tips to maximize the outcome of your car accident claim: 1.     Get the Police Involved You need to think and act smart, starting from the time of the accident. Ignore anyone who tells you not to involve the police, as the absence of a police report will drastically reduce your eligibility for claiming compensation. Make sure that the police are immediately called for at the accident scene, so they can conduct a thorough investigation; also, do not forget to obtain a copy of the police report. 2.     Collect Supportive Evidence Apart from the police report, gather all other plausible evidence to support your case. This may include photos/videos of the accident scene, your injuries, vehicles involved, […]

Recognizing the Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Jul 25, 2016 - Serious Injuries by

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the United States every year. Over 50,000 of these people die as a result of their injuries. Roughly 80 percent of people who sustain TBIs seek treatment in emergency rooms. The remaining 20 percent might never even realize they’ve been seriously injured. The symptoms of TBIs are varied and not always immediately apparent to the injured party. In some cases they can take days or weeks to appear. That’s why it’s essential for people to seek treatment any time they’ve sustained a head injury, even if it doesn’t seem very serious at the time. It’s also important for people to educate themselves about the signs and symptoms of TBI so that they can recognize them in the event that they or a loved one has a head injury. According to the CDC, TBI symptoms typically fall into one of four categories. Cognitive After sustaining a TBI, you may have difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly. You may also have trouble retaining new information. Many people report a general feeling of mental “sluggishness” when trying to think and reason after sustaining a TBI. Physical Nausea and vomiting soon after a head injury are tell-tale signs of a TBI. Later on, headaches, blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light can manifest as symptoms as well. Dizziness, balance issues and lack of energy are also fairly common physical TBI symptoms. Emotional These symptoms can be […]

The Most Dangerous Time of Year for Teen Drivers

Jun 16, 2016 - Car Accidents by

A few weeks ago, millions of Americans came together to observe Memorial Day with friends and loved ones. Burgers were grilled, pools were opened and the sacrifices of the brave men and women of the armed forces were commemorated. In addition to being the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day marked another important annual milestone as well – the beginning of the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. Statistically speaking, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the most dangerous time of year for teens to be on the road. During this period, when the weather is nice and schools are closed for the summer, teens tend to spend more time behind the wheel, increasing their risk of getting in an accident. On average, about 1,000 people die every year in accidents involving teenagers during these 100 deadliest days. The Most Dangerous Time of Year for Teen Drivers With this in mind, it’s imperative that parents of teenagers remind them about the additional risks associated with driving this time of year. According to AAA, distracted driving is the most common cause of accidents involving teen drivers. Cell phones, in particular, tend to be especially dangerous distractions for teens behind the wheel. Parents should set clear safety expectations for their teenage drivers, and do their part to practice what they preach as well. If your teenager sees you checking text messages while you drive, they’re more likely to do the same when they get behind the wheel. You can […]

Severity of Injuries in Motor Accidents and Statute of Limitations

Dec 28, 2009 - Articles by

Though injuries happen all the time some result in life-changing, serious injuries. Vehicle injuries incidents involve sustaining grave injuries that might require rehabilitation and care for a lifetime.  The injured victim is likely to suffer severe catastrophic injuries depending upon the severity of the force exerted upon them. Here are some injury types that result in serious cases of injuries: Serious injuries are expected to occur when a passenger vehicle is stroked by a semitrailer truck that is traveling at highway speeds. The result can be catastrophic if two passenger cars going in different speed directions with posted speed limit collide. Two passenger cars going in the same direction and one is traveling at the posted speed limit while the other is stopped, drivers and passengers suffer severe injuries. Serious injuries happen almost always to motorcyclists given the minimum precaution riders are following. Whatever the type of vehicle is when it hits the pedestrian then if not fatal pedestrian is likely to sustain severe injuries. In all of these situations, the common element is the amount of force exerted upon the victim. When some individual is hit with this much force, unfortunately, catastrophic and serious injuries including fractures, brain damage, and other body injuries are likely to happen. How Personal Injury lawyers Help Serious Injured Victim Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney understands how difficult it is when you or your close one has been involved in a severe injury. The personal injury attorney at their firm has been taking these cases […]

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