Can You Collect Interest On Personal Injury Awards?
23 December 2015
It's a fairly well-known fact that you may be entitled to obtain a variety of economic and non-economic damages such as medical expenses and pain and suffering after being in an accident. What may not be as well-known, however, is you may also be entitled to collect interest on the award before and/or after a court judgment has been rendered. Here's more information about the type of interest you may be granted, the amount, and when it may be calculated and added to your court award.
Tailgating: An Overlooked Cause Of Car Accidents
11 December 2015
Rear-end collisions occur all too frequently in the United States. They happen when drivers aren't paying attention to what is going on in front of them or when circumstances arise that can't be avoided. However, one of the most common causes of rear-end car accidents is tailgating. Tailgating is completely preventable, and acting accordingly when you are being tailgated can help prevent accidents. Here's what you need to know about tailgating, car accidents, and the law.
Use Your Body To Earn A Living? What Happens If You're Injured Through Negligence?
10 November 2015
If you're a professional (or semi-professional) athlete, model, or entertainer, you may dread illnesses and minor injuries that can keep you sidelined until you're able to perform. Even worse can be a more serious accident that leaves you unable to work for weeks or even months -- particularly if this temporary absence from the spotlight casts a permanent shadow over the trajectory of your career. Do you have any recourse against a company or individual whose negligence led to an injury that can nag you even after recovery?
5 Questions to Ask to Avoid Pedestrian Vehicle Accidents
22 October 2015
While walking produces a wide array of health benefits, it can also put you at risk of injury. Pedestrian vehicle accidents and fatalities have been pretty steady for last few years, after a sharp decline for decades. There were more than 4,700 deaths, and approximately 76,000 injuries occurring in 2013. When it comes to pedestrian accidents everyone has to play a role in reducing these numbers, both the driver and the pedestrian, but if you are the pedestrian you are the one at risk of injury.