Finding Someone Who Can Be On Your Side
The tenth anniversary of the sudden death of Steve Irwin has renewed attention toward the dangers that can be posed by seemingly ordinary wildlife in their natural surroundings. While you may not have much legal recourse if you're injured by a stingray while snorkeling in public waters or a deer or elk while driving down the highway, being injured in a public park or nature preserve could potentially present you with a few more options—especially if your injury was due to negligence by park staff or even a fellow camper.
If your child was involved in a car accident, you may be feeling a bad mix of emotions and feel overwhelmed or not know what to do. Here are the essential things you should consider as you move forward.
Getting Appropriate Medical Assistance Should Be Your Number One Concern
If your child was in an auto accident, your top priority should be to get your child appropriate medical care. Even if your child shows no signs of serious injury, you should have them examined by a pediatrician experienced with automobile trauma.
If you've recently been injured in a car crash in one of the twelve states with "no fault" insurance laws, you may be wondering whether you have any recourse against the driver who truly was at fault. Although your own insurance policy's PIP (personal injury protection) coverage should compensate you for medical bills and other expenses you've incurred since the crash, this coverage may not be enough to pay for all the costs you've generated.
If you recently lost your high school graduate to a fatal car crash, speak to an auto accident attorney right away. At the end of the school year, many young people celebrate their graduations by attending parties. But some teens take their celebrations too far by drinking and driving. If the driver who struck your loved one was drunk, you can pursue compensation for your loss in court with the help of an attorney.
If you have recently filed a personal injury case, you may be looking forward to the day that your case comes to court, unfortunately, this may not be anytime soon, and it may not even happen. Actually, only 4–5% of cases filed will ever see the inside of a courtroom. The other 94–95% will settle out of court. Many of these settle due to the extensive amount of time it can take to get a personal injury case to court.
About six years ago, I was involved in a terrible car accident. After the wreck, I was faced with my own recovery in addition to working and caring for my kids. Against my better judgement, I tried to take care of things on my own at first. Unfortunately, I found that the insurance adjusters were less-than-accommodating. To improve my chances of winning my case, I contacted a personal injury attorney. In addition to being on my side, my attorney fought hard in court. My blog is filled with information about personal injury law, because I want you to know which options are available to you.