Personal Injury

Recent Posts in Personal Injury Category

  • What Can I Do If My Child Was Bitten by a Dog?

    Dog bite injuries can happen to anyone when an owner behaves negligently, but oftentimes, the victims are children under the age of 12. In fact, dog bite injuries account for more child emergency room visits than bone fractures, burns, or any youth activity. Dog bite injuries tend to require stitches, rabies shots, and even plastic surgery. However, while the wound will heal, children can end up ...
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  • Tips on Taking Pictures After a Car Accident

    After being involved in an accident , one of the first things you should do is make sure everyone is okay and, if necessary, to call for emergency medical assistance. However, once you have checked on everyone involved and dialed 911, you need to begin documenting the scene of the accident with pictures. This is going to be your only chance to capture these details, so do not underestimate the ...
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  • Why You Should Never Apologize After an Accident

    It seems like a natural and kind gesture to apologize after an accident even if you were not at fault for it. After all, everyone is feeling frustrated and stressed out by the situation and an apology seems like the right thing to soothe everyone’s nerves. However, this simple gesture can actually be detrimental to your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve, especially if you say it to ...
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  • Signs of a Concussion After an Accident

    After being involved in a car accident, the moments that follow can feel incredibly chaotic and you will likely feel shaken up and stressed out. In fact, many accident survivors are often so overwhelmed in the aftermath that they often do not realize they are injured, especially since symptoms are not always distinctly detectable. This is especially true for head injuries, such as concussions, ...
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  • How to Talk to Insurance Adjusters During a Personal Injury Claim

    After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, one of the first calls you will receive is from the at-fault party’s insurance company. The insurance adjuster you speak with might sound helpful, but before you converse with this person, it is crucial to be aware of some very important facts, so you can avoid inadvertently derailing your own case. We have compiled a list of some helpful tips and ...
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  • Why Do I Need a Truck Accident Attorney?

    Truck accidents are among the most dangerous and deadly, particularly due their sheer size and weight. Oftentimes, survivors are left with catastrophic injuries and little hope of ever achieving a full recovery. With medical bills, lost wages, and possibly the inability to return to work looming over a survivor and dependent family members, life after a truck accident can be difficult. This is why ...
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  • Red Flags at Nursing Homes that Indicate Neglect or Abuse

    At some point, many of us will have to make the decision to choose a nursing home for our elderly loved ones, especially if they have medical needs that require the care of a professional. In fact, over 3.2 million adults are living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities and, while many of them are well-cared for, others experience abuse and neglect. It is estimated that up to 1 in 6 ...
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  • Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

    Getting a license imbues new drivers with a sense of newfound freedom in their ability to roam the country and often makes it seem like the possibilities are endless. While every new driver should certainly appreciate and enjoy this wonderful new milestone, it is still important to remember that driving is a privilege and should be taken seriously. If you are a new driver, you this means ...
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  • Mistakes Made During a Personal Injury Claim and How to Avoid Them

    Accidents are overwhelming and traumatic experiences and, unfortunately, the trouble does not stop once the event itself is over. As you begin dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company, you will find yourself navigating another difficult situation. The insurance adjuster might try to appear helpful and concerned about your wellbeing, but it is important to remember one fact – his or her ...
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  • Tips to Prevent Distracted Driving

    Distracted driving accidents are becoming increasingly common these days and, while most of us know that using a cell phone is distracting, it is not the only form of distracted driving. Any time a driver’s attention is not completely focused on the road and his or her surroundings, this is considered distracted driving and is incredibly dangerous. To prevent accidents caused by this risky habit, ...
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  • How to Prepare Your Teen Driver for the Road

    Whether your teen already has a driver’s license or is preparing to get one, you are likely concerned about his or her safety. Passing an exam does not mean you are prepared to handle this great responsibility, so it is critical that you take the time to do your part and ensure your teen exercises safe driving practices and obeys the rules of the road. Here are some ways in which you can help ...
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Virginia's Wrongful Death Law

    It is never easy to lose a loved one to a situation that could have been prevented. Much like other states across America, Virginia has laws that cover wrongful deaths . In this blog, we explain Virginia’s wrongful death laws and how to file a wrongful death claim. What Is a Wrongful Death? According to Virginia Code section 8.01-50, a death that is caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or default of ...
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  • What to Do After a Work Injury

    When we are in our work environment, we usually do not expect to be injured and hope that our employers have taken extra care to make sure conditions are safe. Unfortunately, accidents happen and workers often sustain injuries while on the job. After you have been injured, there are steps you can take to ensure you receive the workers compensation you are entitled to. State law requires nearly ...
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  • Wintertime Safety Tips to Avoid a Slip & Fall

    With the arrival of winter weather, the likelihood of encountering slippery surfaces increases. Slips and falls might be fodder for comedy in television and on film, but in real life, taking a nasty spill on icy porch steps can lead to some serious injuries. To lessen the possibility of having to go to the hospital during this joyous time of year, consider some of the following tips, which can ...
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  • How the Value of Personal Injury Claims is Calculated

    At Randall J. Trost, P.C. , one of the most frequent questions asked is “how much is my personal injury case worth?” Although the answer seems simple, it is anything but. The final amount reflects not only the damages suffered at the scene of the accident, but also the toll the accident takes on the victim—also known as pain and suffering. The following are the common types of damages for which ...
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  • Myths About Personal Injury Claims

    If you have suffered an injury in an accident caused by a negligent party, you have the right to bring a personal injury lawsuit against them. However, many people have a lot of misconceptions and preconceived notions about the entire legal process. In order to set the record straight, here are some false impressions about personal injury claims: Myth #1: I do not need a lawyer . Fact: After an ...
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  • Bicycle Safety Myths

    Hundreds and thousands of Americans are treated for bicycle-related injuries annually and most of them are children. It is our duty as parents to teach our children the proper safety techniques in order for them to avoid accidents and injuries. Unfortunately, there are plenty of bicycle safety myths that are often regarded as truth. The following is a list of common bicycle safety myths, coupled ...
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  • Motorcycle Safety Tips for the Summer

    With summer in full swing, many motorcyclists hit the road to enjoy riding in the warm weather. However, since millions of Americans embark on road trips, the combination of the heat and traffic makes the roadways more dangerous than usual. The following are common safety tips to help you stay out of trouble while on your motorcycle this summer: Inspect your motorcycle regularly . Before you hit ...
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  • How Do Attorneys Assess Personal Injury Cases?

    If you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligent and reckless actions of another party, it is critical to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney and see if you are eligible for a personal injury claim. When attorneys evaluate a potential personal injury claim to determine its merits and worth, they usually consider several factors. The following are common factors ...
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  • Why Personal Injury Cases Can Take Long to Settle

    When you have suffered a serious injury in an accident caused by a negligent party, you may be wondering why your settlement is taking so long. In the meantime your medical expenses are steadily increasing, you are losing wages from not being able to work, and you start to wonder when all of this is going to end. It is important to understand that every personal injury claim has their own set of ...
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  • Tips to Help Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

    Were you injured in an accident? Are the costs of your medical bills and / or property damages more than you can afford? If so, consider filing a personal injury claim for compensation. The money you receive from damages can help you cover any and all costs related to your accident and injury. To maximize the compensation awarded to you after an accident, make sure you follow the important tips ...
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  • Understanding Product Liability Claims

    If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation. But if you want to secure maximum compensation, there are some things you need to know. Documentation Evidence is vitally important in product liability claims. While most personal injury cases require proof of negligence or fault, product liability cases differ. Determining negligence is not important – ...
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  • What Is Considered an Attractive Nuisance?

    Attractive nuisances are property features that pose injury risk to young children who are unable to recognize the danger they present. Even if the child has been harmed while he or she was trespassing, the property owner can still be held liable for the accident. Property owners have a responsibility to recognize and secure potential threats on their property. If they fail to do so and an injury ...
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