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One method of paying for your medical bills after a car accident is to sign a medical lien. This is a contract between a hospital and a patient that states that the hospital will provide care for the patient’s injuries while he or she is filing a personal injury claim and will demand repayment when the claim is settled.
Just like a car accident, one of the most important things you can do after a dog bite is to report it to the proper authorities. A dog bite report can lend weight to a personal injury claim and help you recover compensation for your medical bills. In addition, Orange County Animal Care needs to log all dog bites in their jurisdiction to track potential rabies infections and identify dangerous dogs in order to prevent future bites.
Car manufacturers focus primarily on maximizing safety for vehicle occupants; only recently have companies focused on pedestrian safety. Rear-view cameras and automatic brakes are just two of the innovative ways that auto manufacturers are improving the roads for pedestrians.
With more people working from home there are fewer vehicles on the freeways and city streets. However, due to the lack of normal traffic, we are seeing higher speeds resulting in crashes with more property damage and more severe injuries. As always, when traveling on public roads, obey all posted speed limits and be watchful of those who are speeding. NEVER try to minimize the speed of cars around you by intentionally placing your vehicle in their way. Just move away and allow them to go their way. You will be safer in the long run.
Commercial vehicle drivers are responsible for safely transporting thousands of pounds of sometimes-hazardous cargo throughout the country, including the heavily trafficked roads of California. These drivers must be experienced, focused, and reliable – otherwise, a single mistake could cause a serious collision and injure multiple people.
The loss of a family member can bring up a lot of bitter emotions. While you may hope that your family members come together in this difficult time, some may bring up past slights in their grief or argue over inheritance. These issues can largely remain outside of the courtroom, but wrongful death claims can exasperate them.
Recalling every little detail of a crash can be almost impossible when you have just been in one. You may be stunned by the sheer violence of the collision and even more disoriented if you suffered a serious injury, such as a head wound. While you may be able to explain your specific actions leading up to the collision, you likely will not be able to break down every step that contributed to the accident.
Following a car accident, every driver involved is required to make sure the other drivers are safe, contact the police, and share their driver’s license information with each other. However, California law does not require drivers to share insurance information, which is vital if any of them wish to file an auto accident claim against the other.
Since many big rigs travel hundreds of miles in a single trip while towing thousands upon thousands of pounds of goods, it is no wonder that these vehicles need constant maintenance and repairs. While a truck’s tires, brakes, and engines are often the top priority, one other key part that should be inspected is the truck’s hitch. This unique part allows a truck to safely pull a fully-loaded trailer across the country, but when a hitch is damaged or faulty, it can also be the cause of serious accidents.
One of the most important pieces of evidence you can collect after a traffic collision is a police report. These documents hold great weight in auto accident claims, as they can clearly outline who caused an accident and the amount of damage involved, including injuries. But in the chaos following a crash, you may forget to speak to Orange County police or California Highway Patrol about securing a copy of the report. That is why Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie has outlined the entire process, step-by-step, so that you can quickly get ahold of your accident report and begin filing a claim.
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