Common Dangers at the Construction Site

Construction is a necessary industry in order for modern society to thrive. Thanks to the high rises and tall buildings resulting from it, people are provided with the necessary space required in order for society to function more efficiently as a whole.

However, the profession does come with its own set of risks. The world of construction is a perilous one, indeed, and one small misstep can cause accidents with dire consequences. It is important that both the contractor and the laborer understand the most common causes of accidents in a construction site to negate any possibility of that happening.

Here are some of the most common injuries that occur in the workplace: Continue reading

Road Safety Tips for Commercial Truck Drivers

As a commercial truck driver, you have one of the more difficult jobs in the country. After all, not everyone can efficiently operate a gargantuan vehicle or drive long distances for 10+ hours straight. However, the duties of your position are not limited to timely deliveries. You are also responsible for the safety of every single vehicle you share the road with, especially since you are easily the largest vehicle out there.

Truck accidents occur much more often than anyone would like; 500,000 accidents every year, to be exact. Avoid being a statistic. Here are a few tips to help you avoid being involved in road accidents: Continue reading

Basis of a Wrongful Death Claim

When a loved one passes on due to some unfortunate circumstance, the bereaved are often left to wonder how things came to be. The sadness may turn to anger when further details emerge, pointing to probable suspects that may have the “motive, means, and opportunity” to inflict harm upon the deceased. A reputable wrongful death lawyer can guide you on the nitty-gritty of such cases.

First, your camp must prove that the demise was a result of any defendant’s deliberate or negligent acts. The facts behind the incident that brought about the death should be reconstructed and sufficient evidence amassed. Treatment and analysis of the evidence can point to either negligence or malicious intent. Continue reading

Properly Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

Wrongful death claims can be a difficult proposition. A loved one has just passed and you will probably be hip-deep in mourning and burial planning. However, if you are to get due compensation for the loss of your family member, you will have to start the wheels turning on your claim.

Many states have a statute of limitations on such claims and they give a year to file it. However, deadlines for filing can be earlier, as well as consulting with a lawyer. Continue reading

Getting Financial Support for Traumatic Brain Injury

Accidents happen, but sometimes, some injuries are just so much worse than others Traumatic brain injury, for example, is probably one of the worst things that can happen to anyone

Most of the time, such injuries are the result of falls, vehicular accidents, or hitting the head on something hard. Direct impacts are the usual cause, but abrupt shaking can also cause the brain to be damaged by being hit inside the skull. The usual result would be loss of consciousness, memory and behavioral changes. Sometimes these effect can be permanent. Continue reading

How much is a Brain Injury Claim Worth?

The value of traumatic brain injury (TBI) claim depends on several factors. Usually, damage claims for a typical case reaches over $100,000, and claims amounting to millions are fairly common. This is mainly due to the greater physical impact that the victim suffers, as opposed to a simple broken leg, arm or nose. Brain injury patients are more likely to be incapacitated for life, preventing them from working like they used to.

Attorneys specializing in brain injury cases are willing to work on a contingent fee basis, which means that they’ll only get paid if the claim is won. Lawyers working on this basis usually charge advance costs for extra expenses needed to strengthen the injury claim. Typical expenses include fees for independent medical and damage experts, witness interviews and court proceedings. Continue reading

Working With Your Personal Injury Lawyer

You’ve now hired an attorney to handle your personal injury claim. After reviewing all documents and settling preliminary agreements, it’s time to get down to business. Here are some major considerations that you and your lawyer should work on in order to facilitate a smooth legal process.

First, discuss the case’s ongoing expenses. Along the way, your lawyer might deem it necessary to seek help from other professionals, such as the services of private investigators or doctors. Hiring such people will help strengthen your cause, but will come at a cost. Ask your attorney to agree not to outsource professional assistance unless he adequately explains the need to do so and you give your consent. Continue reading