Lost wages, mountains of medical bills and long periods of recovery should be incentive enough for anyone to seek help after an injury. Surprisingly, many people attempt to struggle through these obstacles by themselves. It is always a good decision to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you through the confusing process of protecting your rights.
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- Auto Accidents
- Dog Bite Injuries
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Workers Compensation (On the Job Injuries)
- Construction Accidents
- Defective Products
- Wrongful Death and Birth Injuries
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We understand the road is a dangerous place. Our attorneys have years of experience negotiating with insurance companies and can work with you to get the compensation you deserve. Look through the articles below to learn about drunk driving, cell phone laws, and preserving evidence.
After the Accident
If you are injured in an accident, it is very important to document as much as you can at the scene and write down everything you remember after you leave. These notes will be especially important weeks or months later when you speak to a doctor or insurance company, or when deciding what to include in a demand for settlement.
Drunk Driving Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32% of traffic fatalities in the United States for 2008 involved drunk drivers. Whether you are the victim or the defendant, there are important things to know if you are involved in a drunk-driving accident.
Cell Phone Related Accidents
Cell phones are one of the most frequent causes of car accidents today. If you were using a cell phone or you suspect the other driver was using a cell phone, call an experienced accident attorney to help you figure out who was at fault and if you have a claim.
Seatbelts save lives but accidents still happen. Most states now require seatbelts to be worn by law as they have a proven record of reducing serious injuries. In the past, defendant drivers who caused a car accident claimed the victim was partially responsible for their injuries by not wearing a seatbelt. At first, courts often agreed that the plaintiff (victim) failed to reduce their injuries, or “mitigate damages.” Today, the courts believe the victim made the decision to not wear a seatbelt before the accident, meaning the choice is not part of the mitigation of damages and the victim cannot be found negligent or partially responsible. The fault lies with the defendant driver.