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Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Car Accident Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Tort Law | 0 comments

What Causes Car Accidents?

Each year in America, millions of car accidents take place, causing far too many people and their families to suffer the often traumatic and devastating repercussions that typically accompany a car accident. Sometimes these car accidents are the result of a drivers own actions and involve no other motorists or bystanders. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many times, another party fails to act safely or responsibly and causes another person to suffer the consequences.

When another party has caused you or someone you love to suffer an injury or loss in a car accident, they should be held accountable for their irresponsible actions. In this situation, the victim of another persons recklessness may be able to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury claim.

Common Reasons behind Car Accidents and Injuries

Although most people view car accidents as being caused by other drivers, this is not necessarily always the case. There are a variety of factors that could be responsible for a car accident, including:

  • * Driver error
  • * Distracted driving
  • * Drunk drivers
  • * Car defects, such as defective tires, airbags, and seatbelts
  • * Road defects like potholes, shoulder drop-offs, missing road signs, missing guardrails,
  • * Speeding

Regardless of the reason for a car accident, if another party is at fault, the wronged party should seek legal counsel to discuss their options.

Who Can File Car Accident Claims?

Although there are certain parties who are more commonly the victims of others harmful actions, a number of parties can file car accident claims, should they be the victim of another party’s negligence. This includes:

  • * Car drivers
  • * Truck drivers
  • * Bicyclists
  • * Motorcyclists
  • * Pedestrians

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident due to another partys irresponsible actions, you should discuss your situation with a injury lawyer. An attorney may be able to help you get the justice and compensation you both want and need.

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Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Car Accident Litigation, Law, Personal Injury Law | 0 comments

Vehicle Accidents

Almost every job requires the use of vehicles at some point. Even office jobs sometimes have vehicles that workers use to move materials or products from place to place. With the use of and dependence on vehicles for work comes the increased risk of being involved in a serious vehicle accident. Unfortunately, many workplace accidents involve vehicle crashes that result in serious physical injuries to the employees who were operating the vehicles or those around the vehicles at the time. In these circumstances, it is likely that those involved may be eligible to apply for workers’ compensation after their accident.

Workers’ compensation often provides essential monetary support after a work-related accident and will usually come in the form of regular payments to injured workers. These payments can help injured employees pay for any costs that they incur as a result of their accident, including bills for medical treatment, physical therapy costs, costs of daily living, and possibly even income supplementation if their injuries are of such a nature that they are unable to return to their normal occupation. However, many workers forget about workers’ compensation when they are injured on the job and fail to file a claim that could provide them with much-needed financial support in this time of difficulty.

Vehicle Accident Injuries

Just like any other vehicle accident, work-related vehicle accidents often end in serious physical injuries for those involved. Some of the more common injuries resulting from such accidents include:

  • -Broken bones / fractures
  • -Neck / back injuries
  • -Head injuries / brain trauma
  • -Spinal cord injuries
  • -Blood loss / abrasions
  • -Burn injuries

These injuries can be costly to treat and might cost workers hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. These high costs are part of the reason why workers should always consider their workers’ compensation options if their injuries are associated with performing their jobs.

If you or a person that you work with has been involved in a vehicle accident while on the job, you may be qualified for workers’ compensation. Contact an experienced injury lawyer today.

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Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in Law, Personal Injury Law, Workers' Comp | 1 comment

Unsafe Work Environment

No matter what his or her occupation, every worker deserves the right to feel safe at the workplace. Unfortunately, countless numbers of work-related accidents and injuries occur because of unsafe work environments. A workplace may be deemed unsafe through a broad range of qualifications, but in any case, if a worker suffers injury at the workplace because the workplace is dangerous, that worker may be facing serious medical bills and recovery costs. Fortunately, these costs may be covered through workers’ compensation, taking the financial burden off the injured workers shoulders. In many cases of work-related injury, injured workers can obtain workers’ compensation that can help fully cover any expenses that they incur as a result of their injury or accident.

How a Workplace May be Unsafe

Depending on the environment and profession, varying workplaces present different dangers to employees. Regardless of the place of work however, an employer is obligated to do everything possible to maintain a safe work environment for their employees or there will most likely be a personal injury claim against them. They may fail in this and cause injuries in the following ways:

  • – Malfunctioning equipment
  • – Toxic substance exposure
  • – Falling accidents
  • – Unsafe structural units
  • – Employer negligence
  • – High risk of ¬†explosion

In these situations, injured workers might actually qualify for workers’ compensation, which usually takes the form of regular paychecks, offering financial stability in a troubled time. This regularity can be not only a financial comfort, but an emotional one as well, as it can allow a person to rest assured that they and their loved ones are taken care of, even if they cannot return to work.

If you have suffered an injury on the job because his or her workplace was unsafe in any way, you may be qualified for workers’ compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer today to discuss your legal options.

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Posted by on Dec 24, 2012 in Law | 1 comment

1.9. Alimony Not An Outright Result Of Divorce

Divorce cases, in the most ideal of situations, would take only a few weeks or a few months to finish, that is, if the spouses agree to settle the issue fast and make the matter less stressful and expensive. Otherwise, it may drag on for about a year, but less than two, if both parties will refuse to resolve the issue and all other concerns connected to it. The longer a divorce case takes, the more stressful and demoralizing it becomes, especially for the defendant, more correctly called respondent – the party from whom answer/action to a divorce petition is required. No matter how long a divorce case takes, though, the proceedings almost always entail emotional and devastating effects. To help you go through all the details of the case, as well as to inform and update you on all the things you need to know and probably ought to anticipate as the case progresses, is your divorce lawyer an individual highly trained in the field of family law, under which divorce and other domestic concerns fall, and can competently represent you, defend your rights and fight for your best interests.

Divorce is highly complex, important, and sensitive matter, which is why having a lawyer who specializes in divorce and family sensitive matters is important.  Divorce lawyers learn how and when to apply their deep knowledge of family and divorce law from the start to the end of the case, providing support for the client if and when necessary. That is why, besides divorce, they are also trained on many other areas which involve issues on adoption, domestic violence, custody of child, child support, division of property, paternity actions, child visitation and alimony or spousal support, a monthly monetary provision or support for the divorced spouse (may be wife or husband) who is not self-sufficient, as ordered by a court. Not all divorce cases entail alimony, though. In short marriages or those where the difference in the amount of salary received by both spouses is not substantial, alimony is rarely granted. The opposite of these two instances, though, usually merit its awarding.

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Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Interest | 0 comments

Roofing Accidents

Construction jobs carry a multitude of potential dangers. Due to the dangerous nature of the work involved on construction sites, many regulations have been put in place aimed at providing construction workers with protection against danger as much as possible. Compliance with these regulations is required by law, and construction companies who fail to abide by them may be held liable or required to pay workers’ compensation if someone is injured due to a violation. However, companies are usually required to pay workers’ compensation even if the accident wasn’t caused by negligence on their part.

One of construction’s most dangerous jobs is work on roofs. Roof accidents can happen very suddenly because there are many ways that a person may accidentally fall. This is especially dangerous when the work is on multiple storied buildings. Thankfully, there are some simple ways in which a construction company can provide their workers with some security against such accidents. Some of the ways in which construction companies should work toward preventing roofing accidents include:

Furnish employees with the latest fall prevention equipment
Provide employees with safety training on how to avoid roofing accidents
Supply the work site with railings and other protections against falling
Use stable and secure ladders and scaffolding
Supply employees with information about the specific hazards of the roof they are working on

Accidents happen frequently on construction sites, and particularly during roofing work. If you or a loved one was injured on the job and is not receiving the appropriate level of workers’ compensation or is being outright denied their right to workers’ compensation, you do not have to accept the employer’s unfair practices. To learn more about your legal options in regards to workers’ compensation, contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer today.

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