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No one sets out to get hurt on the job, and no employer wants to have an employee hurt on the job. Based on this, one might assume that getting fair compensation that protects all of your rights as an employee is a forgone conclusion and an easy process. The employee only wants what’s fair and the employer wants the same thing.

Unfortunately, one would be wrong far too often since often employees need help to ensure their rights are protected and the laws are followed. A workplace injury lawyer can help you through the difficult process of dealing with a work injury.

When considering worker’s compensation, there are certain rights that are guaranteed under the law, but often, if the injured worker doesn’t have legal representation, the employee doesn’t receive what is due to him or her. In most circumstances:

Any employee who has suffered from a work-related injury or gotten sick due to materials or work conditions can receive a leave. If this happens, the employer cannot end the employment, lay off, demote, or discipline an employee who must miss work due to a work-related illness or injury.
The employer will generally have an insurance plan that provides for an employee who has been unable to work because of a work-related illness or injury. Wages shall be protected under this plan. The wage protection plan should pay an employee who has been injured or gotten ill on the job at an equivalent rate as determined by the worker’s compensation legislation in the province that is the employee’s permanent residence.
An employer is required to allow an employee to return to work when that return is possible.
If an employee is not capable of doing the same job they did prior to becoming ill or injured on the job, the employer has a legal right to assign the employee to a different position. The different employment can have different terms and conditions of employment.
A common issue injured or ill employees have regards the continued payment of pension, health and disability benefits, as well as accruing what seniority the employee might have had if work had not been missed.

The employer is obligated to pay pension, health and disability benefits, and seniority will accrue while the employee is missing work due to a work related injury or illness. It is worth noting that the employee is responsible for contributions that are normally made and these must be paid within reasonable time. If the employer normally performs some sort of match for contributions, the employer shall continue with the same match.
If the employee does not make the required contributions then the employer is not required to make their portion of the contribution payment either.
Keep in mind that although worker’s rights regarding filing lawsuits and suing their employers for workplace injuries has been restricted by workers compensation agreements across Canada, there are some exceptions to those laws at times. We can help you find out if your situation triggers one of those exceptions.

Although in most situations this deal has removed any opportunity to receive compensation other than regular pay and medical bills, there are some circumstances in which an ill or injured employee can receive compensation as a result of working conditions or work-related incidents.

We recommend that you report to the emergency department of a hospital or see your family doctor as soon as possible, prior to making a claim so you can have substantiation of your injury or illness.
Take photographs in all situations when it is possible. The photos should document the location of the injury, something should also be included in the photo to prove the scale of the injury, and if there is any other pertinent information that a photo can document.
Make an attempt to get the important and pertinent information of any witnesses of the incident. The information should include their name, address, and telephone numbers.
Allow us to give you legal advice so your rights are protected, and so that if you will be able to sue for negligence or due to the employer not respecting your rights you have under the law, we can guide you through the process.
Workplace injuries and illnesses are often a difficult and overwhelming situation and can be hard for employees to handle correctly. Allow us to guide you through the process to protect you and your loved ones.
Disclaimer: This blog is strictly informational. No intent to render a legal opinion or giving legal advice is intended.

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Where do I start?
Immediately following the accident:

Seek medical attention. Contact your family doctor or, if you don’t have one, go to a walk-in clinic or hospital to have your injuries assessed. Follow their treatment recommendations, including any necessary medications, follow-up visits, or treatment by specialists or physiotherapists.
Take pictures of your injuries as soon as possible and document their progression and/or effects. You should also take pictures of the scene of the accident including, for example, the area where you slipped, the cars involved in an collision, the faulty equipment that caused the injury, and so on.
Promptly notify your work and their disability insurance company if you are unable to return to work.
Keep any relevant items from the accident, including faulty equipment or products or the shoes you were wearing during a slip. Take pictures of these items (such as the tread on the shoes or boots) and do not use them anymore.
Make a list of the names and contact information of any witnesses or other relevant parties, employees that were present, people that assisted you or anyone else who may have information about the events.
Otherwise, please contact us immediately to have your claim reviewed by a personal injury lawyer to assess your case and ensure that no important steps or information have been missed.

Are there time limitations?
In general, a claimant has 2 years to from the date of the accident to bring a claim against the responsible party or parties. It is best to act quickly following an accident, especially while details are still fresh and can be documented more easily.

Speak with your injury attorney promptly to have your case assessed. Even if it has been more than two years, you may still be able to sue for pain and suffering but this should be discussed with your lawyer immediately.

What can I sue for?
Here are some of the various damages you can sue for in personal injury claim:

You should also note that OHIP may have a claim against the responsible party for medical expenses provided to you as a result of your injury.

How much is my claim worth?
There are several factors that can influence the value of a claim, so it is difficult to provide an amount without reviewing it first. Factors such as the cause of the injury, the extent and nature of your injury, as well as the impact it has on your daily life and your ability to work must all be considered.

Once all the relevant information and medical files have been reviewed, a personal injury lawyer will be better able to assess the value of your claim. This is done by reviewing similar cases, and the settlements reached or decisions made by courts, as well as the extensive case law available.

How long will it take to get a settlement and will there be a trial?
Although a claim can settle at any point, there are a number of considerations before a settlement is likely to be reached. Properly assessing the extent of your injuries and the impact they have on your current and future life and your ability to work can take time. This is to ensure the full impact of the injury can be documented in order to maximize the settlement value.

This process will often take between 12 and 18 months and will allow your personal injury attorney to properly assess your situation and your claim. Your lawyer will work with you to establish settlement instructions and will consult with you before any settlement offers are made or accepted.

Although it can take up to 4 years for a personal injury case to proceed to court and receive a verdict, as much as 98% of cases reach settlement before ever going to trial. In most cases, the matter is settled via direct negotiations with the defendant’s lawyer or through a private mediation. This is when a lawyer and a representative of the insurance company attempt to reach a settlement with the claimant’s lawyer with the assistance of a private mediator.

Although every personal injury case is different, the full effect and extent of your injuries must be known in order to reach a fair settlement, so it can take between 2 or 3 years on average to reach a settlement. After reviewing your file, your lawyer should be able to provide you with a clearer estimate on the expected progression of your case.

What are a personal injury lawyer’s fees?
You will never have to pay any fees until a settlement is reached. These fees are calculated based on a contingency arrangement, meaning you would pay a percentage of the settlement you receive.

At your first meeting with your injury lawyer, you will be provided with a full overview of the fee arrangement as well as a written fee agreement so you will know exactly what you would be paying if and when a settlement is reached.

What do I need to bring to the initial consultation?
Please see our article on Getting Started for more information on preparing for your first meeting.
Disclaimer: This blog is strictly informational. No intent to render a legal opinion or giving legal advice is intended.==================================
California Car Accident Law
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Recoverable Damages under California Law

Generally, an individual injured in an California automobile accident may bring a claim or lawsuit to recover the following:

Actual Damages (Expenses associated with property damage and medical costs), Economic Damages (Lost wages and earning capacity), Emotional and physical pain and suffering.

California’s Insurance Coverage Law

The minimum coverage requirements for automobile insurance are regulated by the California’s Compulsory Financial Responsibility Law which requires that individuals be financially responsible for their actions when owning and operating a motor vehicle in California.. All drivers must show their ability to pay for damages or injury to others resulting from the ownership or operation of a motor vehicle.

The statutory minimum limits of liability insurance in California are as follows:
· $15,000 for death or bodily injury of any one person, any one accident;
· $30,000 for all persons in any one accident.
· $5,000 for property damage in any one accident.

Comprehensive coverage (other than collision), uninsured motorist, medical payments and collision insurance are not required by law.
All California drivers and owners must have at least the statutory limits of minimum liability insurance or an approved alternative way to pay for injury or property damage they may cause.

Four ways to accomplish financial responsibility:
1. Coverage by a motor vehicle or automobile liability insurance policy;
2. A cash deposit of $35,000 with the Department of Motor Vehicles;
3. A certificate of self-insurance issued by DMV to owners of fleets of more than 25 vehicles; or,
4. A surety bond for $35,000 obtained from an insurance company licensed to do business in California.
Qualified drivers residing in the counties of Los Angeles and San Francisco are now able to purchase low cost, reduced limit, automobile liability coverage. The California Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (CLCAIP) will satisfy the financial responsibility laws of the State of California.

Threshold for Liability

An individual who brings a claim or lawsuit against another driver for injuries sustained in an automobile accident, also known as a “claimant” or “plaintiff”, must prove that the other driver was negligent. Simply put, it must be proven that the other driver failed to use that degree of care in operating his or her vehicle which would be required of a reasonably prudent driver under similar circumstances. Whitford v Pacific Gas & Elec. Co., 289 P2d 278, 136 Cal.App.2d 697 (1955). Also, it must be proven that the other driver’s negligence was the cause of the plaintiff’s damages and injuries. Clarke v Hoek, 174 C.A.3d 208 (1985); Peter W. v San Francisco Unified School District, 60 C.A.3d 814 (1976).

The cause which must be proven, “proximate cause” or “legal cause”, requires the claimant/plaintiff to demonstrate (1) the defendant’s negligence contributed to the plaintiff’s injury. Sagadin v Ripper, 175 C.A.3d 1141, 221 C.R. 675 (1985), Gordon v Havasu Palms, 93 C.A.4th 244, 112 C.R.2d 816 (2001); and(2) there is no foreseeable, independent intervening act causing the plaintiff’s injury. Mitchell v Gonzales, 54 C.3d 1041, 1 C.R.2d 913, 819 P.2d 872 (Negligence must be substantial factor in causing injuries).

Comparative Negligence

Comparative negligence is negligence on the part of the plaintiff that contributes to his or her injury. California has adopted a “pure form” system of comparative negligence. Accordingly, if a plaintiff is even slightly at fault in creating the injury, damages will be reduced in proportion to his or her fault. Li v Yellow Cab Co., 13 C.3d 804, 119 C.R. 858, 532 P.2d 1226 (1975).

Common Actions Held To Be Negligent Under California Driving Law

The list below is by no means inclusive of all types of actions deemed negligent, but rather is representative of matters frequently encountered. Keep in mind that a jury determines whether a driver has acted negligently and whether the negligent act proximately caused the plaintiff’s injury.

Driving At Excessive Speeds
Driving in excess of the lawful speed limit is negligent. (Veh.C. 22350, et seq).; Hardin v San Jose City Lines, 41 C.2d 432, 260 P.2d 63 (1953).
Circumstances may make travel at speed less than maximum rate negligent. Scott v Texaco, Inc., 48 Cal.Rptr.785, 239 Cal.App.2d 431 (1966).
Road signs which create a special speed zone is a factor in considering whether a driver acted negligently. Wilding v Norton, 319 P.2d 440, 156 Cal.App.2d 374 (1957).
Failure To Keep A Proper Lookout A driver must keep a proper lookout for other persons or vehicles on the road and must keep his or her vehicle under such control so as to be able to avoid a collision. Leeper v Nelson, 293 P.2d 111, 139 Cal.App.2d 65 (1956); Lutz v Schendel, 345 P.2d 488, 175 Cal.App.2d 140 (1959).
Failure To Yield Right Of Way – (Veh.C. 21800, et seq.)
Intersections (Veh.C. 21800(a)-(e), Saterlee v Orange Glenn School Dist. 29 C.2d 581, 177 P.2d 279 (1947);
Left turns (Veh.C. 21801) Sesler v Ghumman, 219 C.A.3d 218, 268 C.R. 70 (1990);
Yield Right Of Way Signs (Veh.C.21803);
U-Turns (VehC. 22105)
Defects In Vehicles The owner or operator of a motor vehicle is under a duty to properly maintain his or her vehicle and to reasonably inspect the vehicle for defects in order to prevent an increase in the chances of inflicting injuries on others by its use. Yamaha Motor Corp. v Paseman, 268 Cal.Rptr. 514, 219 Cal.App. 958 (1990); Dyer v Superior Court, 65 Cal.Rptr.2d 85, 56 Cal.App.4th 61 (1997).
Reckless Acts Or Willful Conduct An operator of a motor vehicle has engaged in willful misconduct when he or she has done something, or fails to do something, with the knowledge that injury to another will be the probable result. Ingram v Bob Jaffe Co., 239 P.2d 132, 139 Cal.App2d 193 (1956).
Driving On The Wrong Side Of Road (Veh.C. 21650); Altomare v Hunt, 101 C.A.2d 10, 224 P.2d 904 (1950).
Turning From The Wrong Lane(Veh.C. 22107)
Failure To Use And/Or Maintain Brakes – (Veh.C. 26450, et seq.) Maloney v Rath, 69 C.2d 442, 71 C.R. 897, 445 P.2d 513 (1968).
Failure to Use And/Or Maintain Headlights – (Veh.C. 24400, et seq.) Matlock v Farmers Mercantile Co., 258 C.A.2d 362, 65 C.R. 723 (1968).
Failure To Give Proper Signals – (Veh.C. 22107-22111) Pittman v Boiven, 249 C.A.2d 207, 57 C.R. 319 (1967).
Failure To Maintain A Safe Distance From Other Vehicles – (Veh.C. 21703) Pittman v Boiven, 249 C.A.2d 207, 57 C.R. 319 (1967).
Driving Under The Influence Of Liquor Or Drug (C.C. 3333.4(a)(1))

For over 24 years we have been helping injured people receive reasonable compensation for injuries caused by defective products, auto and trucking accidents, and unsafe conditions on property. We only take cases we believe are reasonable and where there is insurance to pay the claim. IF you have been injured as a result of another’s negligence or reckless conduct and need legal help we would be happy to talk with you.

Disclaimer: This blog is strictly informational. No intent to render a legal opinion or giving legal advice is intended.

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Do You Need A Georgia Truck Accident Injury Lawyer?
If you are a victim of a truck wreck, you know that you should immediately contact a truck accident injury lawyer for help. But where do you begin, and how can you know that you’re choosing the right trial lawyer for your case?

A truck accident injury case is not like an auto injury. It requires Georgia Attorneys who know how to handle complex cases. And, while there are many fine truck accident injury lawyer groups handling trucking cases across the country, it is important that you make sure your getting the truck accident injury lawyer that will fight the hardest and that understands this type of case.

First, the laws that govern 18-wheeler, tractor trailer or semi truck accident procedures were designed to protect innocent citizens who have been wrongfully injured in truck or tractor-trailer accidents. However, these state & federal laws are often complex and difficult to interpret; a quality truck accident injury lawyer can interpret these regulations and help you earn the compensation that you or your loved one deserves.

After a tractor-trailer, 18 wheeler or semi truck accidents occur, the trucking and commercial insurance companies will immediately begin to investigate the scene according to their own policies and procedures. These commercial insurance companies and their attorneys will attempt to build a defense as soon as possible.

While the state of Georgia will conduct an investigation of their own, an expert truck wreck lawyer can accompany the accidents investigation and help determine the cause of the crash. Some common causes for tractor-trailer accidents include:

Driver fatigue at the time of the tractor trailer, 18 wheeler or semi truck accident
Unqualified truck drivers in Georgia
Poor tractor-trailer maintenance
Distracted driving or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
The sheer numbers of people who die every year due to tractor trailer, 18 wheeler or semi truck accidents is a cause of worry. Simi-Trucks, 18 wheelers or tractor trailers are big machines which are driven on the road solely for commercial purposes. They are huge, carry heavy load and are often uncontrollable by the drivers. Traffic enforcers claim that a majority of the trucking accidents are due to malpractices by the drivers who drive with indulgence of alcohol. Some also say that the owners of these vehicles overburden the drivers by paying them in terms of the distances driven thus forcing them to drive continuously and get tired. All in all, the general public suffers with an estimated one million people dying all across the world due to this menace. To address the claims of the victims who suffer from these events, a semi truck accident injury lawyer is always ready to lend a hearing hand.

Tractor trailer, 18 wheeler or semi truck wreck injuries can be harsh. It may bring out the worst of times for the victims and their family. The injuries that can be suffered from are more than just injuries. If the wreck is a serious one, the owner of the vehicle may forget about their car and pray for his life. The injuries can be bad and the victim may be put in a dicey situation of life or death. You should contact a lawyer or attorneys that know truck wreck law.

Viewing these incidents, truck accident injury lawyer are
available for the people to hire
. These attorneys are specialists who know how to deal with the hurdles posed by the attorneys of the insurance agencies who protect the truckers.

As a general Georgia citizen, it is almost impossible for a person to win a court case against them, but the guidance and representation from a truck accident injury lawyer from our Georgia Law Firm sure can.

Contact one of our Georgia attorneys today for a FREE legal consultation.

Tuck Accident Injury Lawyer – Their Work
Loss of a family member can have deep impacts on any family. The trauma is majorly emotional but can also be financial if the person was an earning member. As a family and a dear one of the deceased, one is able to mentally brace themselves if the person is dying due to medical reasons. The times in the hospital are enough to make them strong enough. But when the death occurs due to a wreck, the matter is completely different. The family is not prepared for the news and the impact is pretty harsh for them to sustain.

When involving accidents from trucks, all hopes are virtually lost because there are hardly any chances of survival. Luckily, if the person does survive, the matter only becomes worse if serious permanent injuries like amputated limbs are sustained.

Again talking about the family, the tension can be felt by everyone. There is a huge financial pressure for the medical facilities awarded to the patient and the condition only leaves them in a state of shock. They are not able to carry on with their work due to a constant

lingering thoughts. At such times, it is very necessary to meet with a truck accident injury lawyer who can address and explain the problems at hand. While only a psychiatrist would be able to pay heed to the mental trauma, the financial bid can be taken care of by the truck accident injury lawyer.

A semi truck accident injury lawyer is specialized in accidents involving tractor trailers, 18 wheelers and semi-trucks and know everything about the legal proceedings involving them. A truck accident injury lawyer is who you need to contact to solve all the financial worries as they are able to get the victim and their families the much needed compensation from one responsible for the wreck.

The compensation is awarded keeping in mind the total loss incurred which includes damage to the vehicle, the medical expenses that would have to be paid, the value of losses that would be incurred due to inability to work etc. By looking at the scenario, the attorneys would again be able to come out with vital points that could be added to the list thus ensuring maximum benefits and minimum loss.

Understand that nothing would be able to bring the deceased back to life, the only thing that can be done is to make the future better. This is what the truck accident injury lawyer have to offer and should be taken up irrespective of the trauma that has been caused. The post accident scenario has to be paid attention to and avoiding it with emotional considerations for the future is not the right way.

One has to be strong and take the necessary steps by walking in line with the truck accident injury lawyer assisting in your cause.

One good thing about a semi truck accident injury lawyer is that unlike the others who might only work for money and personal gains, these on the other hand are more sympathetic and are motivated towards helping the ones in need. They understand the suffering that the client may be undergoing and take all methods possible to help him and his family.

Contact a semi truck accident injury lawyer today for a FREE legal consultation at our Williams & Williams Law Firm. Our Georgia Attorneys are here to help.
Disclaimer: This blog is strictly informational. No intent to render a legal opinion or giving legal advice is intended.
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The following article was written for Resources For Attorneys.com by David Hallstrom, a private investigator, he is not now nor has he ever been an attorney.

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Who Is An Injury Lawyer And How Can He Service You?
Nowadays due to the raising number of car accidents that happen every day, more and more people start thinking about hiring an accident lawyer. The latter is the real legal support that ensures fair claim to the injured party. The thing is that in compliance with the statistics most of the victims do not know what to do, so the accident lawyer will be able to get compensation either monetary or emotional. Accident lawyer can help any victim of any car, or truck, or motorcycle, or bus, or public transportation or even pedestrian injuries. Some rather skillful attorneys deal also even with airplane accidents. In any case a good lawyer will be your guarantee in winning any type of case mentioned above.

To the best of our knowledge, the most people guilty in car accidents, try to blame the victim and ask for the compensation. If you don’t want this to happen in case of car crashes please consult the car accident attorney. Please also keep in mind that your lawyer should be specialized and experienced in that particular field that you need. In order to get the best lawyer you should make a kind of study on the Internet and find the law firm that will be competent enough and that is familiar with the law and that has a great number of winning accident cases. Fortunately, online you will find the answers to the most of your questions, but mainly general one. It is also important to look through the reviews of the former customers in order to get the whole picture about the competence of the lawyer.

What’s more, a good accident lawyer testifies quick customer service. But the main thing you should remember is that you need to call an accident lawyer immediately after the accident. Only in this case you will get the quickest and the fullest compensation of the losses. In such case the accident lawyer also will be able to collect all needful evidence and as the result he will be your best representative. You may be sure that your lawyer will build a firm and upright case against the guilty party and will present on your behalf for your interest. A good accident lawyer will guarantee that the compensation you get would cover all financial losses including all medical expenses, psychological and emotional pain. Besides, your lawyer will contact the insurance company and provide all the required documents to them.
Of course, the lawyer’s fee if he is really pro one will be high, but most of the lawyers require the compensation only after winning the case and providing you with the desirable compensation. So it is rather essential to get a good accident lawyer.
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Why It IsImportant To Contact An Injury Attorney After Car Accident
When the person gets injured in an auto accident, there may arise a lot of questions. As far as my personal experience may be taken into account, all these questions may be asked to a car accident lawyer. This is actually the person who can help you to understand more about the compensation you may get. Comply with the statistics, most of the people who sustained injuries do not actually know if they are deserving of compensation for those injuries or not. There are even such cases when the people wait a year or even more before contacting a car accident lawyer. The reason for this may be different, but to tell the truth in general even though these people may have had medical insurance their bills are becoming too big. As the result such people experience a loss of income and mainly this happen due to the injuries got in a car accident.

To the best of our knowledge, many people do not realize how one car accident can change both their and their family life. We have every reason to believe that when the case comes to the huge medical bills, debt, loss of income and family disputes the people start calling their lawyers. It will be useful for you to find out that in order to protect the rights of those who have been injured there exist certain specific laws. As far as the issue is concerned there exist car accident lawyers who specialize only with auto accident law. Be sure: this is important as the accident lawyers have a much higher winning percentage and compensation amount for their clients. This can be seen from the reviews left by the latter.
Additionally, a car accident lawyer knows the questions that should be asked and the specific details about your case. He will do everything to get the law more favorably upon your case and compensation. This is rather important when talking about car accidents. In such cases doing nothing will put you in such situation when you may end up in a very bad situation. To tell the truth, most people that are guilty in an accident, immediately contact their insurance company and you should do the same as well as call your car accident lawyer. This is important as the lawyer from the other party will definitely call you in an attempt to get a statement that can be used against you at a later time. They always sound innocent but in reality it is not so. They are just trying to build a defense as soon as possible. That’s why it is so important to involve a lawyer. So don’t delay and do everything possible to protect you.
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Why It Is Required To Have An Accident Attorney
It is probable that every person in the world dreams about having its personal transportation means. Of course, in its turn it requires a lot of responsibility from the person over the property that it owns. But it is even more important how this person is using the mentioned mean of transport in the public road ways. It must pay additional attention to the problem of protecting of his property while driving his own car or motorcycle. To tell the truth there exist a number of ideas for that.
First of all, you should always remember that the accidents do happen. You need also to be aware of that that over 40 % of death today are caused by car accidents occurring on public highways. Both large and small means of transport are involved into most of such accidents. This is why it is so important for people owning transport means to have a close contact with a injury lawyer.

Of course, you may ask: why you need one? But the answer is simple: a car accident lawyer is the person who knows the law and can easily motor all kinds of issues, especially the ones leading to accidents. Of course, you as a driver should also realize all the issues related to your responsibilities. Anyway the help of an accident lawyer would be of much help. Certainly, your car accident lawyer wouldn’t be able to protect you during an accident, but for sure he can protect your rights and would help you to get all the values you intend to get from the law during an emergency situation. This is rather important as during an accident people get their transportation means damaged and may even get some serious injuries.
We have every reason to believe that the most important role of any accident lawyer is protection. If we are making a closer investigation of this issue, the accident lawyer is here to protect the values and the rights of its clients. With the help of an accident lawyer the person who possess a car or motorcycle may be sure that he would get the best reward he deserves as to how to fix the situation along with the damages that he may have exposed or on the other way around implicated on his victims.
If you want to check the experience of your lawyer, you should only check how the latter monitors the emergency situation, all damages and issues. If the lawyer does it well, then you may sure that he is the one you need. And, of course, you should be mindful of that during emergency situations you should contact your accident lawyer as soon as possible. Be sure: this is a wise investment and when certain emergencies occur shall be well addressed through the said legal assistant.

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An Accident Lawyer – When You Need To Address Him
If you are involved in any type of accident where another person is involved, then there is a very high risk that you are going to need the services of a highly skillful car accident lawyer. To tell the truth, any accident lawyer deals not just with car accidents but also with the other accidents, such as job ones. We have every reason to believe that an accident lawyer should have a good knowledge of the law. This ability would allow them to protect their clients in a best way and to defend them successfully. What’s more,, a skillful lawyer also works quite closely with car insurance companies and agents. This fact is rather important, especially when the people were involved in an auto accident and a vital damage has been done to the vehicles.

It would be useful for you to know that auto accident lawyers primarily deal with the victims in an accident. That’s why when a car accident occurs the first person you should inform about this is your car accident lawyer. In cases when you get your injury on your job, slipped in a supermarket, got bit by someone’s pet, etc, then you should address a standard accident lawyer. In any case the first issue of lawyer’s concern is the victim of any accident. It is hard to underestimate the importance of involving the services of an attorney if you get into an accident. This is especially true if you have suffered any type of injury and if someone else does. afraid according to the statistics, most of people do not do this, and as the result they suffer a number of consequences.
Of course every victim wants a skilled car accident lawyer. Only the latter would make long lasting, frustrating, and convoluted process of dealing with insurance companies short. The thing is that most of the people who are in fault together with the insurance companies try to do their best in order not to pay up you the amount you deserve. In such situation there is nothing better than a good auto accident lawyer who can help you with this situation. He would ensure that you are treated fairly. You should also know that when you have some medical problems and the associated hospital bills due to car accidents, then you need the services of a good attorney. Along, he will check if you are not blamed for something that was not your fault. So it is always good to talk to a lawyer. We have every reason to believe that in most cases this is the only way to ensure that you will be treated fairly. In other case you may not only pay all your bills but also the bills of the others involved in the accident.

, Though, you should remember that a car accident lawyer would help you only if you are not in fault. In addition it should be mentioned that even if you are not guilty, your car insurance rates may sky rocket. And in worst cases, your insurance company may even annul your policy. And again in this case, a good attorney working for your rights would guarantee that this wouldn’t happen to you.
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Maximize Your Ohio Car Accident Settlement with These 4 Steps
Posted on November 25, 2013 by Editor

Been in a car accident? Did you know that depending on where you live, the actions you need to take might change? In Ohio, there are certain steps you should take after your involvement in any kind of accident. Follow the steps outlined below to ensure you receive the proper care and maximum benefits following your Ohio car accident.
Check for injuries after a Car Accident
Immediately after the accident check for any injuries on yourself and any passengers. Visit the emergency room for severe injuries right away. If you have minor injuries, visit your doctor as soon as possible. Keep in mind that whiplash is a common side effect of any accident. Whiplash symptoms may not show up for several days, and include symptoms like neck pain, back pain, and headaches.
Report the car accident
Call the police to report the accident. Take photos of the accident to ensure you have proper documentation of who is at fault. Take the insurance information from any other parties involved in the accident and give them your info. Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident. Within 10 days, you must report the accident to the DMV if damages are more than $500 or if any parties were injured or killed.
Contact an Ohio car accident attorney
Write down the details of your accident after the fact. Include information like witness contact information, location, weather and lighting, how the accident happened, and the information of all parties involved. Contact experienced car accident lawyers of Ohio to help you make your case and maximize your insurance settlement. You will be able to receive a much larger insurance settlement if you work using an attorney rather than accepting the settlement offered by the insurance company. Do not accept any settlements or discuss the details of the accident with your insurance company until you have contacted a qualified attorney to make your case.
What will my settlement offer be?
When you use car accident lawyers of Ohio, you have a higher chance of receiving a larger settlement. Items included may cover loss of wages, medical expenses, disability, pain and suffering, vehicle replacement, rental vehicle reimbursement, and other expenses accrued as a result of the accident. Your attorney will contact you with the details of your settlement offer. You may have to wait longer to receive a settlement through an attorney, but you may also be able to get your settlement faster.
What are my chances of getting in an accident?
Since there are millions of Ohio drivers on the road each year, your chances of getting in an auto accident are, unfortunately, high. In Ohio alone, there has already been over 41,000 auto accidents investigated by the police in 2013. In 2011, over 1000 people died in Ohio car accidents. In your lifetime, there is a high chance that you will be involved in some form of auto accident, which is why the state of Ohio required drivers to have insurance to cover the cost of accidents and injuries.
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Ohio Car Accidents: Establishing Fault – Who is at Fault in a car, bus, or truck accident

When any type of car accident occurs, the most critical thing is to make sure that anyone who suffers injuries receives the care and medical attention they require as quickly as possible.
But once emergent medical issues are dealt with, it is time to figure out the cause and fault of the accident. In some cases, this can obviously be carelessness or negligence; in some cases it may not be very clear cut. The average person is not well-versed about specific laws and rules that support their claim for compensation.
Ohio car accident attorneys can help strengthen your position with your insurance company regarding the fault of the accident. They can also represent you with your Ohio car accident claim for compensation in a court of law.
Proper Documentation
An experienced Ohio attorney who is knowledgeable with auto accidents understands how important official reporting of the accident can be to your case and what specific components are necessary to strengthen your claim. They will work to make sure you have the most persuasive position possible in order for you to obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of careless driving by another person, the proper police report can serve as a tremendous reference that can be invaluable to your claim for compensation.
To Each Their Own: Individual State Traffic Laws
Ohio accident attorneys know all about the state’s governing traffic laws. Their invaluable experience allows them to personalize “The Rules of the Road” because they know which statutes and codes apply to your individual experience. They know how to apply it and refer to it accurately when it comes time to negotiation your Ohio Car Accidents claim for compensation.
What is “No-Doubt” Liability?
While some Ohio Car Accidents are more complicated and create much room for doubt when it comes to determining fault and cause, there are other types that clearly implicate the other driver. Consulting with a qualified Ohio car accident attorney can inform you of the facts you need to make an intelligent decision about how to proceed. These include, but are not limited to:
Rear-End Collisions
Left-Turn Accidents
Rear-End Collisions
Although it is almost always the fault of the other driver when you are hit from behind, it gets messy and more involved if there is a third car that pushed the driver into your car or if it was dark and your brake or tail lights were out. Talking to a professional Ohio auto accident attorney is a sure way to help you unmuddy the waters of confusion.
Left-Turn Accidents
As with rear-end collisions, it is almost always a case against the other driver if you were involved in a left-turn accident, however, here too; there are exceptions. What if the opposing party was exceeding the speed limit at the time of the accident, even though they were traveling straight again, or if they ran a red light while proceeding straight?
Don’t leave yourself unrepresented when it comes to something as serious as being involved in an auto accident. Contact an Ohio car accident attorney today and rest assured you will be treated fairly and receive the compensation you deserve.
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How Is Negligence Proven in Ohio Car Accidents?
Posted on November 13, 2013 by Editor

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When a person passes their test and obtains a driver’s license, they automatically assume responsibility for the way they operate the vehicle they drive. In order to preserve safety and prevent harm, every driver is responsible to take care and avoid damaging property and injuring anyone.
What Is Negligence?
When that is not the case, and there is a car accident, one of the most common legal concerns revolves around negligence; determining whether or not the accident was caused by thoughtless or careless behavior.
If negligence is determined, the driver is financially and legally responsible for the damage and injuries they caused. A driver can be negligent when they do something they shouldn’t do. We should not cross over a double yellow line. We should not run stop signs or red lights. But negligence can also be found if a driver fails to do something they should do. We should use our turning signals when making a turn and we should drive slower in bad weather.
Elements of a Negligence Claim in Ohio Car Accidents
There are many legal components to bringing a successful Ohio Car Accidents claim of negligence against another driver with many detailed implications including but not limited to:
Duty of reasonable care
Breaching the duty of care
Absolute and direct cause of injury
Pain and suffering
Experienced Ohio car accident attorneys understand how to present and represent an effective Ohio Car Accidents case from start to finish. Their Ohio Car Accidents experience is what you need to assure you of the best chances of receiving the compensation you rightly deserve.
Components of Reasonable Care
The specific responsibilities and duties drivers have toward reasonable care and how they impact negligence in an Ohio Car Accident are:
Reasonable speed – including weather conditions, traffic conditions, pedestrian crossing, etc.
Staying alert and maintaining appropriate lookout – including school crossing, construction site, etc.
Vehicle possession and control
Proper and regular vehicle maintenance
Ohio State Law
While many governing motor vehicle laws regarding the proper way to operate a vehicle are unilateral and consistent throughout the country, there are some specific road safety laws that may be applicable to individual states.
If you or your loved ones have been the victim in a serious auto accident in Ohio, don’t go it alone. Call someone you know you can rely on, an Ohio auto accident attorney today.
Ohio Car Accidents Defenses
If you or your loved ones require an Ohio Car Accident defense in the state of Ohio, you can be sure that you will be represented professionally and reputably. They will help investigate the cause of the Ohio Car Accident and help you determine whether your liability may be lowered due to extenuating circumstances such as hitting a pedestrian who runs out into the middle of the road.
Get the Help you Need After An Ohio Car Accident
A qualified Ohio car accident attorney will represent you and take care of your legal claim or defense so you can stay focused on getting your life and the life of your family back on track. Contact a professional Ohio car accident attorney today and rest soundly knowing you and your loved ones are in good hands.
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