When you are injured in an accident, you need to seek medical attention. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may need surgery, physical therapy, and follow-up medical care. The cost of medical care in an accident case can quickly add into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some accident victims have health insurance or Med Pay insurance that can help pay some of the bills. However, many accident victims have thousands of dollars in outstanding medical bills. Because the insurance company for the other driver will not pay any medical costs until the case is settled, the bills could be outstanding for months or years while your case is being negotiated or litigated.
When you need medical care, you expect to receive help. You do not expect to hurt by the doctor or other medical provider. Sadly, some patients will be the victims of medical malpractice. When a doctor or other health care provider fails in his duty of care, a patient might recover compensation for damages by filing a medical malpractice claim.
If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, you need to contact an attorney to discuss filing an accident claim. When another person causes you to be injured through a negligent, careless, or reckless act, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Our Fresno personal injury lawyers can help you file your accident claim to seek reimbursement for your financial losses and compensation for your pain and suffering. However, there are some things you can do to help us, especially regarding your medical treatment and records. Below are five things you need to do regarding your medical care after an accident to help strengthen your chances of recovering compensation for your claim.
Merging into heavy traffic can be difficult, especially on interstates and highways where cars are traveling at high rates of speed. Even experienced drivers can make mistakes when merging. For inexperienced drivers, attempting to merge into heavy traffic at high speeds can result in a traffic accident. Incorrect merging maneuvers can cause other drivers to swerve into other lanes or slam on the breaks. On an interstate, the result could be a multi-car accident. It is extremely important that all drivers learn proper merging rules and follow those rules each time they change lanes or enter traffic from an off-ramp.
When you are injured in an accident, you might be entitled to recover money for your expenses and damages by filing a personal injury claim. Your claim is filed against the party responsible for the accident. In a traffic accident, that party could be the other driver, a government agency, or a corporation. In a slip and fall accident, your claim would be against the property owner or tenant. If a defective product caused your injury, your claim could be against one or more parties, including the product’s designer and manufacturer.
When you are injured in a car accident, slip and fall, defective product accident, or any other personal injury accident, an element of your claim is to prove you were injured. You must prove you suffered an injury and the accident directly caused the injury. If you cannot prove these elements, you cannot recover money for your claim. Therefore, your medical records become a very important component of your personal injury claim.
Drivers in California began the New Year with a few new traffic laws. Two of these traffic laws went into effect on January 1 and two more become effective on July 1. The new laws are aimed at making California roads safer for everyone who uses our roads each day.
Marijuana is legal in California for recreational use, but how will that impact the number of traffic accidents in the state. According to one study, legalization of marijuana will increase traffic accidents. However, another study does not indicate that recreational marijuana will impact traffic crashes.
As we look toward the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, it is always good to consider ways that we can improve our health and well-being. Most people make New Year’s resolutions each year, but many of those resolutions are never realized. A common resolution that many people make is to “get healthier” or “exercise more.” Focusing on health is a common New Year’s resolution. If you are resolving to be more active, lose weight, improve your health, or make other positive changes that can improve your well-being in 2018, we want to help. Below are several tips that you might find helpful when resolving to be healthier in 2018.
When you are injured in a traffic accident, the financial losses can be substantial. In addition to being entitled to receive reimbursement for the financial losses from the party who caused the crash, you are entitled to file a claim for your pain and suffering damages. The first step in recovering money for your claim is to file an injury claim with the party’s insurance company. Many people have heard things from family or friends about filing accident claims. However, some of that information might not be 100 percent accurate. Below are three common misconceptions about receiving compensation for personal injury claims.