Monday, 23 March 2015

What Should You Do if You Are Bitten by a Dog?

Dogs are man’s best friend, but every once in a while, something causes a dog to bite a person. Whatever the cause for the dog biting you, you need to know what to do need to prevent further harm. Here is a list of things to do if you are bitten by a dog.

Don’t Panic

It’s a scary situation, but make sure to keep your cool. You will need to have your wits about you.

Make Sure You Aren’t in Future Danger

Get away from the dog or subdue it somehow. Make sure the dog will not bite you further. Sometimes you may think the dog is not a threat to you and it returns to bite you again.

Identify the Dog and Owner, if Possible

You will need to be able to provide the owners information if you are to press charges against the owner. Sometimes the owner may not be present. In this case it is important to get a good description of the dog so you might be able to find it again.

Tend to Your Wounds

Depending on the severity of your wounds, you will need to bandage the wounds and possibly go to the hospital. You do not want the wound to get infected, so in addition to applying pressure, you need to make sure to disinfect the wound.

If you follow these steps, you will be able to take care of any problems you may run into in the future because of this dog bite. The fortunate thing is that dog bites can heal, and you will be better overall if you take these steps.

For more information on a dog bite attorney in Jacksonville, visit this website.

What is an Intentional Tort?

Many civil lawsuits involve torts. A tort is an act that is committed by one party and ends up causing harm to another. That harm can be in the form of a physical injury, damage to property, or even damage to reputation or diminution in the value of something... read more

Construction Site Calamity

Here you can observe the side of a big rig that doesn’t usually see the light of day. Accidents like this happen for many reasons, including driver error and collisions. Professional representation will make sure you’re covered from any angle

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Facts about Car Accidents

Several car accidents occur in the U.S. and around the world every year. The happen for a variety of reason, and some result in injury or death. The reasons for the accidents vary, but can include reason related to circumstance, such as the weather, or driver impairment, such as being under the influence of alcohol. Below are some facts about automobile accidents in the U.S.

Many Fatal Crashes Involve Alcohol

Alcohol is a factor in about 39 percent of all crashes. These crashes are more likely to be fatal, and they are more like to occur at night. People ages 21 to 25 are more like to be involved in an alcohol-related crash and these crashes are more likely to happen at night.

Some Are Weather Related Crashes

Weather-related crashed account for about 28 percent of crashes. Poor driving conditions such as rain, sleet, and snow can affect drivers’ visibility and make the roads slippery for driving.

Children Are Killed By School Buses

About 14 children are killed every year in accidents with school buses. This is why many safety laws are in place to prevent such accidents

Young People Are More Likely to Be in Accidents

People ages 16 to 20 are more like to be in accidents than any other age group. These drivers are younger and more inexperience, so they tend to get into crashes.

Accidents happen, and we are always trying to prevent them.

To learn more about a car accident attorney in Wilmington visit this website.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Proving a Defective Product Liability Claim

If you have been injured or suffered other damages because of a product you used, you may have a defective product liability claim... read more

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Top 5 Craziest Truck Accidents

Many out-of-this world automobile crashes occur every day, but the craziest one tend to be with trucks. Trucks tend to be in better condition after an accident because of their sheer size, but when a truck does get into an accident, the results can be astonishing. Here are five of the craziest truck accidents.

1.  Getting Stuck Under a Bridge

Clearance signs exist for a reason: They keep truck that are too high for a bridge or overpass from getting stuck. Still, some truck drivers sometimes miss these signs, and sometimes the signs are incorrect. When this happens, top of trucks can be clipped by the bridge, or in the worst cases, the truck gets stuck.

2.  Having a Car Stuck Beneath the Truck

Sometimes a truck will try to change lanes when a car is next to is. This can get the car lodged under the truck

3.   Wind Blowing the Truck Over

Trucks are susceptible to high winds, which can blow them over if the angle is just right.

4.   Truck Losing Its Load

Trucks toppling over can be humorous or dangerous depend on their contents. Hazardous chemicals can cause explosions, but a truck full of candy or chickens can be quite funny.

5.   Truck Losing Control of Breaks

When trucks lose control of their brakes, they are called “runaway” trucks. Special embankments are built on mountain roads for runaway trucks to use to stop.

Truck accidents can be surprising and dangerous, and if you see one, it can definitely grab your attention.

For more information on a truck accident attorney in Jacksonville, visit this website.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Bicycle Bashes

This sticker covered road bike has seen a lot in its lifetime, which has sadly come to an end. Do you know what to do if you get in some kind of accident while out cycling?

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A Quick Guide to Choosing the Best Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case

If you’ve recently been in an accident, finding a lawyer only adds to your pain and stress. While you may be in a rush to find a lawyer, these simple steps will help ensure that you have the best attorney to represent your case.
  1. Do Your Research
Not all lawyers are created equal. When choosing the best personal injury specialist for your case, an established record settling cases is essential. To find attorneys that specialize in the area of personal injury that pertains to your case, you can use a lawyer referral service or call your state bar association.
  1. Get a Second Opinion
Most attorneys in this field offer a free consultation, so meet with multiple candidates prior to making a final decision. It is very important to feel comfortable being open and honest with the professional that you choose. The best lawyer for will have knowledge of your state’s laws and a proven track record of success.
  1. Ask the Right Questions
For reliable referrals, ask family members or associates who have previously hired personal injury attorneys. Attend consultations prepared with questions:
  • Inquire about all fees and costs
  • Ask to get financial agreements in writing
  • Find out more about cases similar to yours
Take the time to research and interview candidates with proven success in cases similar to yours. If you feel uncomfortable with any aspect of your consultation, it may be a sign that the lawyer is not a good fit.

To learn more about finding the best personal injury lawyer in Escondido for your case, visit this website.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Remind Your Loved Ones to Be Safe Behind the Wheel

Everything can feel right in the world when you’re cruising down the road in a sunshine yellow VW Bug. Remind your friends and family that enjoying their time on the road requires development of safe driving habits... read more

Houston Struggles with Poverty, Uninsured Despite Economic Upswing, say Local Advocates

When Charles Dickens wrote “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …” in his classic “A Tale of Two Cities” 156 years ago, he was referring to London and Paris around the time of the French Revolution. However, he could very well have been speaking of life for far too many residents of Houston, Texas, in 2015... read more

Sunday, 8 March 2015

A Visual Take on Car Accident Facts

Drivers need to be vigilant and responsible on the road, but getting through to your loved ones isn’t always easy. From the number of teenage fatalities to cell phone usage, this visual aid can help you get the point more