Summer vacation and teen drivers Before summer vacations start, find an opportune time to discuss safe driving habits to help your teen avoid being injured in an accident. You can hear the excitement in their voice as they prepare to spend time with their friends, enjoying the summer break from the school year. Unfortunately, summer vacation is also an opportunity for teens to indulge in, or experiment with alcohol and other drugs. Mind altering substances and driving never mix, and it is important that every parent sits down with their young drivers and make this point. Parental influence Car accident…

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Dealing with back injury It is very easy to suffer a back injury when you are involved in a car accident. Most commonly, accident victims can suffer trauma to any of the soft tissues that support and protect the spinal cord. An accident can actually cause damage to one of the essential parts of your body. Your spinal cord is the way your body communicates with your brain. If it is minor, damage to the spinal cord can go undetected immediately following the accident but can lead to long-term health problems including paralysis, pain, or permanent disability. Your backbone does…

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Have you been injured? In cases where someone is involved in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, beyond compensation for their medical costs, their injury attorney may refer to pain and suffering damages. The concept of quantifying damages for pain and suffering can be somewhat nebulous for a lot of people. Some may have heard about compensation for pain and suffering in TV courtrooms, or have read about an award for pain and suffering in high-profile court cases. If you were to ask 10 average people to quantify their own pain, you will certainly receive come up…

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After an auto accident or injured in an accident When you have been injured in an accident, your first priority is to seek appropriate medical attention. Your next step should be to hire the best Charlotte injury lawyer available. You can be certain that issues are going to arise that will require you to depend on someone who has substantially more experience with the legal system. For example, you may find yourself faced with questions related to your claim, and you may have no idea what would begin to be fair compensation. Hiring the right attorney means that all you…

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Avoiding catastrophic injuries Charlotte injury attorneys are on the front line when it comes to being an advocate for bicyclists who suffer injuries in a crash. We are keenly aware of the significant role that a bicycle helmet can play in helping to avoid catastrophic injury. Studies have shown that bike helmets significantly prevent or minimize head injuries during a spill or when a rider is hit by a motor vehicle. In addition, your decision to wear a bike helmet will be highly instrumental in helping your attorney to obtain fair and reasonable compensation for your damages. Helping with litigation…

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Road trips and vacations Car accident attorneys know that record low gasoline prices will mean that the roads will have a lot more traffic this summer. As one of Charlotte’s top car accident attorneys, we want to offer some tips to help you reduce some of the risk involved when you travel by car. If you are planning a road trip or a driving vacation this summer, you are not alone. There will be millions of drivers and cars sharing the road with you. Consider the following tips to save you time, money, and even your life while you enjoy…

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Worker’s compensation law It is often necessary to hire a worker’s compensation attorney when you encounter resistance from your employer after you have filed a claim. Compensation for your losses after you have been injured on the job is a legal right. It is not charity, you pay a premium for coverage, just as you do for car insurance or homeowners insurance. When your car has been damaged in an accident, you expect your insurance company to pay the claim based upon your agreement to your policy. The worker’s compensation law was established as a means to provide coverage for…

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Seeking a personal injury attorney If you have been injured in an accident, you will need a personal injury attorney to make sure that you and your family receives fair compensation for your claim. Hiring the right attorney is crucial. When one stops to consider the reality of the pain that victims endure in personal injury accidents, you realize that you need someone that you can totally depend upon while you recover from your injuries. When an accident is due to the negligence of some person or entity, then the injured party deserves and needs reasonable compensation Motor vehicle accidents…

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Trends in slip and fall accidents We tend to think of snow and ice, or wet floors when we talk about slip and fall accidents. However, warm weather and summer vacations provide just as many reasons to fall. If you have been injured from a slip or fall, you are part of a solemn and growing trend. Emergency rooms all across the country are reporting a higher incidence of the number of slip and fall accidents. Astonishingly, if this trend continues, slip and fall accidents will account for more injuries and fatalities than those from firearms or from traffic accidents….

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Driving drowsy Car accident attorney deals with countless cases for clients who have been injured in an accident because a negligent driver was driving drowsy. The AAA Foundation reveals that about one in six fatal crashes involve a drowsy driver. The reality is that in today’s busy, high-stress environment, many people are tired, and/or are not getting the proper amount of sleep. Additionally, people are working longer hours, and many have multiple jobs. It is the first responsibility of every driver to be able to assess when they are too sleepy to drive safely. Just like driving while texting or…

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