The role of a witness in an accident claim can be very important, especially in cases where fault is being challenged. If possible, ask for the names and contact information of any witnesses at the accident scene. You should never rely on law enforcement officers to do this for you. It is always in your best interest to obtain this information if at all possible before you are transported to the emergency room or before you leave the accident scene. Remember, some witnesses may only remain at the scene for a few minutes. Once they see that no one is seriously injured and other people are there to help, witnesses may leave. Try to speak to them or having someone ask for their contact information before they can leave. Our Fresno injury attorneys will search for witnesses to your accident, but it helps if you have the information. Call 1-800-954-4444 to schedule a free consultation and no-obligation case evaluation with an experienced attorney.
Any injury can disrupt your life and cause great pain and suffering. However, some injuries are so great in nature they rise to the level of a catastrophic injury. Many accident victims recover fully from the injuries sustained in the accident. However, some victims will suffer lasting and debilitating disabilities because of their injuries. A catastrophic injury is devastating in so many ways. Therefore, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Examples of accidents that often give rise to an accident claim are slip and fall accidents, motorcycle crashes, car accidents, commercial truck crashes, and pedestrian accidents. Any accident that results in an injury or death can result in compensation for the accident victim. To receive compensation, the accident victim must prove that the other party caused the accident and the victim suffered injuries and damages because of the accident. The types of damages and amounts of compensation vary based on the facts and circumstances of each claim. However, at least one thing is the same in all accident claims — time for filing a claim is limited.
Arbitration is becoming a popular method of resolving contested legal matters outside of the courtroom. However, arbitration is not for every case and you need to be sure you understand the rules regarding arbitration before you agree to submit your claim to arbitration. What is Arbitration?
Scientists from UCLA have found that head injuries can increase the risk of developing certain disorders including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, depression, and schizophrenia. The research has been published by EBioMedicine.
When you are injured in a personal injury accident, you suffer a variety of damages. In addition to your physical injuries, you also experience a financial loss and emotional stress. If you didn’t cause the accident, you deserve to be compensated for your damages by the person, company, or government entity who caused the accident that resulted in your injury. Because the legal system cannot undo your injuries sustained in the car accident, it can only provide a way for you to receive a monetary award from the responsible party.
When you are injured in an accident, you need to do two things: Protect your health by seeking immediate medical attention; and, Protect your legal right to recover compensation for your damages from the party who caused the accident. Hiring a Fresno personal injury attorney helps protect your legal right to receive compensation from the
One of the largest expenses in most car accident cases is medical expenses. In cases of traumatic injuries, the medical expenses can quickly add into the tens of thousands of dollars. If you are also out of work because of your injuries, you are probably trying to make ends meet with a reduced household income. This makes paying medical bills nearly impossible, if not completely impossible. What can you do?
When you are injured in an accident, you have many questions such as: “Who will pay my medical bills?” “How do I recover my lost wages?” “I need a vehicle. Who pays to replace or repair my car?” “If I cannot go back to work, what will I do for money?” “How long will it take to settle my accident claim?” “I don’t have the money to hire an attorney. What can I do?”
Have you ever read someone’s post on Facebook or Twitter where they are complaining about something that happened to them? Most of us have used social media to complain about something that happened to us from the person who cut us off in traffic to our boss making us work overtime. It is normal to want to share your frustration with family and friends. Our family and friends provide encouragement and support when we are frustrated or going through a life event. However, using social media to vent about a Fresno car accident could harm your ability to recover full compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. How you use social media while your accident claim is pending could make or break your case. Insurance Companies Use Social Media Posts Insurance companies are in business to make money; therefore, they avoid paying large settlement claims whenever possible. In reality, insurance adjusters work very hard to lower the amount the company must pay in each personal injury case. Because many people put their entire lives on the internet through blogs and social media posts, insurance companies now actively search the internet for these posts during an accident investigation.