2017

What To Do When The Other Driver Lies About The Cause Of The Accident

When you are in a car accident that was not your fault -- but the other driver lies to the police and insurance company about what happened -- it is normal to be scared and frustrated. You may fear that your own insurance may have to cover the claim, resulting in an increase in rates, and the need to pay your deductible. It's sad that this can happen when someone else lies.

Veterans, Keep Your Injury Compensation Options Open

If you're a veteran suffering from pain, mobility issues, or other problems that make it hard for you to make a living or enjoy your life, what are your options? Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation is a big opportunity, as the potential payments aren't impeded by the hours you work, unlike the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system. Personal injury claims are another way to find assistance for your pain and disability, but for any major system, you'll need the right types of proof and a legal argument just in case.

Is It True That You Can't Sue For A Dog Bite If You Work In A Vet's Office?

Going to the vet can be as anxiety inducing for dogs as going to the dentist often is for their human owners. The stress from the visit can cause even the gentlest dog to become agitated enough to bite its handlers. Unfortunately, working as a vet or an assistant can make it impossible for you to collect compensation for your injuries since the court will assume you knew the dangers associated with working around animals and willingly took the risk.

Two Places Potential Lawsuits May Be Lingering At Your Local Fair

As the cool days of fall descend, many places are getting ready to host their local county or state fair. Not only does this mean all sorts of fried foods and games of chance, but it also means that there is an increased potential for accidents and injuries to take place. Here are a few dangers that may lurk in the shadow of all of the bright colored lights. Ride Injuries

Is It Possible To Sue For Emotional Problems From A Car Accident?

Injuries from a car accident are not limited to the physical. Emotional damages can also occur. Unfortunately, many people overlook the emotional damages in favor of pursuing compensation for physical damages. However, it is possible to file a claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for emotional problems. If you suffered from emotional injuries, here is what you need to know. What Emotional Problems Can Result? There are several emotional problems that can result after a car accident, including depression and anxiety.

Know The Signs: How To Identify Four Types Of Elder Abuse

When you make the decision to move your loved one into a nursing home, you do so expecting them to be given the care and support they need. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is more prevalent than you might expect. In fact, statistics show that there are about 2 million cases of elder abuse reported every year. The same statistics go on to show that about 1 out of every 10 elderly people will experience some form of abuse.

Learn What to Do When You Think You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice After Having Surgery

Having surgery can be quite scary, especially if you have never had surgery before in the past. It is important to follow the directions given by the doctor closely before and after you have the surgery so that the recovery can go as well as it possibly can. Unfortunately, there are times when surgeries do not go as well as they should though. When this happens, it is important to establish if there was any malpractice done by the doctor.

What Every Driver Needs To Know About Teen Drivers & The 100 Deadliest Days

The leading cause of death among the 15- to 19-year-old population is motor vehicle accidents, with the months of summer being the deadliest time. In fact, the National Safety Council says that Memorial Day starts the 100 deadliest days for teenagers who drive. More young teen drivers are on the roadways, many of them for the first time as newly licensed drivers. They may be distracted by mobile devices or just goofing off and being reckless.

Five Circumstances Under Which You Need A Lawyer After A Minor Crash

Thousands of motorists routinely handle minor car accidents without suing each other or hiring lawyers. For example, you may be able to settle your paint scratch dispute without consulting a lawyer.  However, the following situations call for the involvement of a lawyer even if the crash is minor: Liability Is Unclear Dealing with a minor accident where liability is clear isn't difficult. For example, if you have parked your car (correctly) and an inexperienced driver hits it while backing out of the parking, then you aren't liable for the accident.

Are Your Best Interests Served By A Settlement?

If you've been injured and the responsible party accepts fault, you may be offered a cash settlement to end the issue before an official court date and decision. In some cases, the settlement may be enough to handle your medical issues and some personal finances. Some lucky victims may even consider it a life-improving windfall. Unfortunately, the science behind selecting a settlement can be tricky enough to keep you distracted while ignoring bigger problems that may pop up later in life.