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How to Document Loss of Income in Your Personal Injury Case

Accidents are overwhelming. Some personal injuries require ongoing medical care, and others simply call for rest. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident or another incident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for lost income.

If your personal injury prevents you from working for an extended period of time, the party responsible for the accident may be legally required to reimburse you for any lost wages—and sometimes even additional benefits such as vacation and sick days, pay bonuses, and other perks of your employment.

Regardless of your type of injury, you must provide detailed calculations of your income and benefits before receiving compensation.

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How to Handle Your Head Injury Claim in a Car Accident

Automobile accidents are traumatic experiences. In addition to psychological and emotional damage—such as anxiety and fear of driving—they can result in minor, severe, and sometimes life-threatening head injuries.

As with other personal injuries caused by accidents, you may be eligible for compensation. But the first and most important step to making a claim is seeking the appropriate medical attention—which treats any injuries you may have and documents them to support your claim.

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How to Effectively Document a Car Accident

When you get into a car accident, time seems to slow down. This “slow-motion effect” comes from your memory kicking into overdrive, documenting everything. Unfortunately, once the adrenaline dies down, people often stop taking note of details.

While I sincerely hope none of you ever need this advice, the best way to handle a car accident is to be like your brain during that slow-motion period—document everything. Though compensation might be far from your mind, the success of your court case often hinges on the extent of your documentation.

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Handle Property Damage Claim in Auto Accident

You’ve been involved in an accident. After receiving the proper medical care, you’re left to wonder: Who is responsible for the damage to my car?

For accidents that include another driver, that person’s auto insurance company may be responsible for damages—especially if he or she was at fault. If you caused the accident and have collision coverage, your insurance company will most likely take care of your vehicle’s damage and pay for the other driver’s repairs.

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Slip and Fall Accident Cases

3 Things You Need to Know About Premise Liability

So you slipped and fell. Or you’re afraid you might – perhaps you’re living or working in a construction zone. “Slip and falls” are in the legal category of premise liability, that is, injury caused by an unsafe condition on a property. Who is responsible in a slip and fall? If you’re involved in a slip and fall, what kinds of details should you pay attention to – and why? Regardless of whether the accident happens on public or private property, you need to know: Read more

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Dog Bite Injury Cases

How to Approach Dog Bites: Prevention Tips and Your Legal Options

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report more than 4.7 million dog-bite cases each year. About 20% of these victims receive some form of medical attention for the bite, while a little less than 10% require emergency treatment.

The scariest part of these statistics is that half of U.S. dog-bite cases involve children.

Dogs make great pets—and if you have one, you know. But when a dog isn’t familiar with someone, the animal may get aggressive. This can happen when a dog is on its home turf or when it’s in public—regardless, it is important to be mindful of the circumstances. Read more

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How To Effectively Document a Car Accident

When you get into a car accident, time seems to slow down. This “slow-motion effect” comes from your memory kicking into overdrive, documenting everything. Unfortunately, once the adrenaline dies down, people often stop taking note of details.

While I sincerely hope none of you ever need this advice, the best way to handle a car accident is to be like your brain during that slow-motion period—document everything. Though compensation might be far from your mind, the success of your court case often hinges on the extent of your documentation. Read more

Your Rights as a Pedestrian

crosswalkYour Rights as a Pedestrian: What to Do If You’re Involved in a Crosswalk Accident

Walking has plenty of benefits—for your health, your state of mind, and often your wallet. It was the first reliable form of transportation, and seems like the safest, most affordable way from point “A” to point “B.”

However, with more distracted drivers on the road in recent years, the risk of pedestrian accidents has steadily risen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that “4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S.” in 2013. More than 150,000 others were treated for injuries. Read more

Getting Up to Speed: Your Rights and Options in Bicycle Accidents

personal injuryGetting Up to Speed: Your Rights and Options in Bicycle Accidents

When warmer weather hits, more and more people take their bicycles out on the roads. You could be on your way to work, on your way to school, running some errands, or maybe just going for a ride—regardless, in the eyes of Washington State law, a bicyclist has equivalent road rights to motor vehicle drivers. But cyclists are clearly more vulnerable to injury.

Because your rights are the same, you must abide by the same traffic laws. Keep this in mind when riding on roadways—especially in high-traffic areas.

The Dangers of Bicycle Accidents

The more bikes on the roads, the higher the chance of bicycle accidents. Drivers are often distracted as is—with changing their music, supervising their children and pets, and using their cellphones (even though they shouldn’t be)—so this creates a dangerous situation for cyclists. Read more