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Are you familiar with why truck accidents happen?

Do you live in the state of California? Do you spend a lot of time on the interstates throughout the state? If so, you know that there are many types of vehicles on the road at a given time.

In addition to passenger vehicles, commercial trucks are everywhere. Although you will do your best to share the road with these vehicles, truckers don't always take the same approach.

Things to discuss with a car accident attorney

Were you recently injured in a motor vehicle accident? Are you beginning to wonder if you're in position to file a lawsuit? Are you hoping to receive compensation for your injuries and other damages?

If you find yourself in this position, you'll want to consult with an experienced car accident attorney. Doing so will help you better understand your situation, including the steps that you should take in the near future.

Avoid these common car insurance claim mistakes

If you are part of a motor vehicle accident, the first thing you should do is focus on your injuries and the treatment you require to regain your previous level of health.

Once you work everything out with regard to your health, you can turn your attention to your financial situation. This means many different things, such as consulting with a personal injury attorney.

Don't talk with your insurance company after an accident

Most people believe that their insurance companies are there to look out for them. That's not exactly true. Insurance companies are typically for-profit organizations that are looking to minimize their expenses when you file a claim. If you've recently been in a motor vehicle accident, you want to inform your insurance provider as soon as possible by filing a claim. However, you should avoid providing a formal statement or any specific information about the accident without the help of an attorney.

An attorney can help you determine the best way to proceed after a serious motor vehicle accident. Many times, insurance companies will push you to give a recorded statement. Unfortunately, they may also ask you leading questions in the hopes of making you look guilty. They may also try to get you to downplay the severity of your injuries to limit their liability to cover your medical expenses in the future. Your attorney can help you avoid giving a statement that could reduce or eliminate your insurance coverage. An attorney can offer many benefits after a serious car accident.

Broken bones: there is more than one treatment strategy

A broken bone is not always as serious as many other injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury, but it can still cause you a variety of problems.

If you're involved in a motor vehicle accident, especially one in which your vehicle is traveling at a high rate of speed, it's possible that you could end up with one or more broken bones.

7 things to know about spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries impact the life of the victim and the victim's family members. Injuries can affect the patient in various ways. It is imperative that anyone dealing with a spinal cord injury, whether you are a patient, caregiver, or loved one, understands some basic points about spinal cord injuries.

Safety tips for bicycle commuters to follow

Have you come to realize the many benefits of commuting to and from work on your bicycle? Not only is it cheaper than driving a motor vehicle, but it may also be more time efficient. It's also a great way to get exercise on a daily basis.

While there is no denying the value of these benefits, it's important to realize that bicycle accidents can and do occur each and every day throughout the state of California.

Coping with a TBI

Everything changed in a flash while you were out for your daily walk. A driver lost control of his car, jumped the curb and hit you as you walked down the sidewalk. You spent weeks in the hospital recovering from shattered bones. While those will continue to heal over time, there is another long-term injury that you have to deal with. The impact from your heading hitting the concrete caused a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

You are now facing months, if not years, of rehabilitation. Furthermore, you have no idea when you will be able to return to work, if ever. In an instant, you went from a healthy and active 35-year-old to someone that has to learn how to walk all over again. Medical bills are piling up and you have run out of paid sick leave for the year. Now you are wondering how you will handle the mounting expenses while at the same time trying to put your life back together.

What happens after a retail slip-and-fall accident?

One minute, you were calmly pushing your cart through the aisles, considering what you needed to buy. The next moment, thanks to a wet spot on the floor, you're staring at the ceiling, seeing stars and in serious pain. You've just experienced a retail slip-and-fall accident, which can have long-term effects on your health, finances and quality of life. Slip-and-fall injuries are common. In fact, they account for over one million emergency room visits each year.

If the retail store where you were hurt didn't take steps to protect you and other customers from a wet patch or other risk, they may be liable for your medical expenses and lost wages. Speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney about your accident is a great first step.

3 things to know about proving your product liability case

You bought your 10-year-old son the hottest gift on the market for Christmas. He was so excited and played with it constantly for the first few days. It seemed to be working fine until the battery overheated and the toy began to heat up enough to cause your son's hands to severely burn.

The toy was defective and caused a serious injury to your child. Now, you are facing extensive medical bills and physical therapy once the burns have healed. While only time will heal your son, you may have options for getting the medical expenses paid. Since a defective product caused his injuries, you may be able receive compensation from the manufacturer.

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