blog

  • Make Sure All Of Your Injury Options Are Open


    After being injured at work, workers compensation may seem like an easy, logical way to get the support you need. Workers compensation exists as a safety net for workers to recover without losing their pay through no fault of their own, but it doesn't cover all of your compensation needs in every situation. To understand what workers compensation has to offer and what you can do to explore your other options, here's a few workplace injury compensation scenarios.
    [Read More]

  • Halloween Hayrides: More Dangerous Than You Probably Knew


    Halloween hayrides and "haunted" farm attractions pop up every year all over the country. For a lot of small farms, they're a quick money-maker before winter settles in—but they can also be a quick road to disaster when proper precautions aren't taken. These are some of the questions you should consider. How safe is that ride? Most hayrides and haunted farms involve people riding in the back of an open trailer attached to a tractor or truck pull.
    [Read More]

  • Collided With A Big Truck? Why You Need An Accident Attorney


    If you've recently been involved in a collision with a big truck, you are likely still reeling from the event.  Coming into contact with such a massive vehicle can be truly devastating, so you may be left with life-changing injuries.  Although the insurance company for the trucker may be calling you to reach a settlement, it's imperative that you get a lawyer before making a final decision.  Use this information to learn more about why it is so important for you to have a lawyer after you have an accident that involves a large truck.
    [Read More]

  • What To Do When You Are Involved In An Automobile Collision On The Highway


    One of the most frightening things that can happen when you're driving on the highway is for you to get involved in an accident. However, it is something that might happen, so you should be prepared as to what to do. This list covers the immediate issues, such as staying safe, to the long-term issues such as dealing with insurance companies and potential lawsuits. Get Safe The first thing you need to do is to get safe.
    [Read More]

  • Three Reasons You Need A Personal Injury Attorney With Truck Accident Experience


    If you have been in an accident with a semi-truck and have sustained damage to your car and/or sustained injuries, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. But you should speak to one who has experience with truck accidents. There are a several reasons for this. The following are three of them. The brakes of large trucks are different Many times, the cause of an accident will be due to a problem with the brakes of the truck.
    [Read More]

  • Things Car Drivers Need To Look Out For When Driving Near Trucks In Adverse Weather


    Car drivers already know that they're not supposed to tailgate trucks or drive in the blind spot of a truck because of the increased risk of accidents. But there are a few driving situations that car drivers don't really think about when they're driving near trucks in adverse weather. Many people assume that the usual precautions will suffice, but drivers really do need to be more cautious. The bad weather makes the risk of an accident higher, and that's not something car drivers can really brush off.
    [Read More]

  • You've Fallen And You Want To Sue: What To Know


    You know you should have been more careful, but you fell down while shopping and feel that the store should have taken more care to prevent the fall. You have the right to shop in retail stores and be in a safe environment, and the stores are responsible for seeing to it that they do everything possible to create that safe environment. If you have suffered from an injury in a retail store, read on to learn more about getting compensated
    [Read More]

  • Are You Covered By Workers' Compensation As A Part-Time Or Seasonal Worker In North Carolina?


    Whether you're working part-time for extra cash or to keep yourself busy and maintaining access to an employee discount during retirement, you may be dismayed to suffer an injury on the job—especially if you suspect you'll need ongoing medical care or treatment for a while and aren't sure you're covered by your employer's workers' compensation policy. Are part-time and seasonal workers entitled to the same protections as full-time employees? Read on to learn more about your ability to qualify for workers' compensation coverage as a part-time or seasonal worker in North Carolina, as well as what you'll need to do to get started on your claim.
    [Read More]

  • Has Your California Workers' Compensation Claim Stalled on a Gender Basis? What Are Your Options?


    If you're a female California resident and have recently suffered a work-related injury, you may be frustrated at what you perceive to be attempts by your employer or its workers' compensation insurer to blame your injury on a female-only pre-existing condition like pregnancy. However, a group of female workers and a union in California have recently filed a class-action lawsuit against the state, saying it employs qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) who routinely blamed work-related injuries simply on workers' being female.
    [Read More]

  • Think Cruise Ships Are Safer Than Small Boats When It Comes To Accidents? Think Again


    The death of the Maimi Marlin's star pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident in September and the injury to actress Lindsay Lohan in another boating accident have brought the serious dangers of boating into the spotlight once again. However, a lot of people assume that accidents like these are the norm—they take place on small boats with operators and passengers who aren't experts at boating. But what about cruise ships? Are they any safer?
    [Read More]