When you are receiving worker's compensation, you may decide to have your case settled for a lump sum of money. While this may seem like a good idea up at first, how do you know if this is the best option for you? By understanding what happens when your case is settled, you can decide if settlement is a decision you want to make. Weekly Benefits Will End Once your case is settled, you will no longer be able to receive weekly benefits related to that specific injury. [Read More]
4 Tips For Providing Evidence Of Your Injuries After A Car Accident
If you were involved in an automobile accident that was not your fault, you might be counting on the other driver's insurance company to handle all of your medical bills and other related expenses for you. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that easily. Sometimes, insurance companies can try to fight these charges to avoid paying them, or you could run into other issues. Luckily, working with a good personal injury lawyer and working to prove the extent of your injuries can help greatly. [Read More]
Drunk While Walking: When Motor Vehicles Strike Intoxicated Pedestrians, Who's At Fault?
Fortunately, drunk driving accidents have been on the decline in the U.S. as penalties get more severe, drivers are better educated and law enforcement officers identify offenders more quickly. But there's one type of accident where alcohol plays a major role, and it's not due to the condition of the driver. Motor vehicles hitting drunk pedestrians is an issue as more people choose to walk home after hitting the bars. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission, 35 percent of the pedestrians killed in accidents in 2011 were intoxicated, with a blood alcohol content of 0. [Read More]
5 Things To Know About Receiving Workers Compensation
If you have had your workers compensation case settled, it can become frustrating to wait for your payment. You may not even know how you are going to get paid after the case is settled and exactly when it's going to happen. To ease your mind, you will want to know these five things about workers compensation being paid to you: It Shouldn't Take More than 60 Days: If your case has been settled, it typically should take less than 30 days for you to receive your compensation. [Read More]