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10 Tips When Filing Worker’s Compensation Claims

The most important tips to remember when starting a worker's compensation claimWhen you are injured while on the job, it can be a stressful experience understanding what may happen next. Without being able to work, your mind may focus on the practical next steps after a work injury. You may wonder how you bills will get paid or how much work you might have to miss. The added financial stress associated with being hospitalized is often more concerning to victims than their own health....

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5 Things to Avoid Doing After a Car Accident

After you’re involved in a car accident, there are specific steps you must take to ensure your own safety, the safety of the other driver or anyone else involved in the collision, and you properly documented the scene for law enforcement and insurance reasons. On the other hand, there are some things that you should never do after a crash.The following are the five common things to avoid after being involved in a car accident:...

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What Not to Say After a Car Crash

Auto accidents are some of the most common kinds of incidents in the United States. At least one happens every minute. In this country alone, there are 5.25 million auto accidents per year. According to some estimates, most drivers will file a car crash claim once every 17 years or so. While car collisions are commonplace, they are no less frightening. Verbal responses are often so well-ingrained they pop out as soon as we encounter another person after the collision. While “I’m sorry” may be the first thing that wants to come out of your mouth, instead you should ask...

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Pedestrian Deaths Rising

According to an analysis of preliminary state data released earlier this year, pedestrian fatalities are drastically increasing faster than motorist deaths with almost 6,000 deaths in 2016 – an 11% spike. Pedestrian deaths as a share of the total car accident fatalities increased from 11% in 2006 to 15% in 2015.While many say an increase in drivers due to an improved economy, as well as an increase in walking for exercise and environmental factors, researchers believe the most significant factor may be more drivers are distracted by cellphones and other electronic devices. Walking and miles driven are up only a...

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Why You Should See A Doctor Right After An Accident

Whether you have suffered a minor or serious injury after being involved in a car accident, you should always seek immediate medical attention from a doctor. Not only is it important for your overall well-being, but it is also a crucial step in your personal injury claim. The following are common reasons why you should see a physician right after a crash:...

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Why Teen Drivers Crash

Teen drivers have a higher crash rate than adults and it is important to understand why these young individuals are much more prone to accidents than any other age group in order to help address the problem. Of course, there is more than one reason that contributes to their high crash rate, which includes speeding, distractions, and general inexperience. If you have been driving for several years, chances are you are better at responding to emergencies or other unexpected incidents you might encounter on the road. Teen drivers, however, inherently lack this....

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Do I Need To Pay Taxes On My Settlement?

If you have reached a settlement or obtained a judgment following a car accident or personal injury matter, you may be wondering, “Do I still have to pay taxes for my compensation?”The answer is often, “No.” However, you may have to pay taxes based on the circumstance and nature of your settlement or judgment....

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Why Night Is The Most Dangerous Time To Drive

Nighttime is one of the most dangerous times for drivers to be out on the road due to a variety of reasons, including fatigue, lack of light, and poor night vision. These conditions often create the perfect storm for accidents to occur, causing serious or fatal injuries. If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent or careless actions, you have a right to pursue legal compensation. The personal injury attorneys Hyland + Padilla, PLLC are here to provide you with the skilled and experienced legal assistance you need to hold any at-fault party responsible....

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Ways You Can Promote Safety on the Road

Thousands of people die every year in traffic accidents and, sadly, most of them are actually preventable and often result from negligence. According to the National Safety Council, about 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016, the majority of which were caused by alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving. If you were injured in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you must seek legal representation to ensure you receive the fair and just compensation you need to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. The Durham car accident attorneys at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC are here to fight for you...

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Summer and Swimming Pool Injuries

Summer is incoming, which means an increase in the amount of swimming pool accidents starting in late May and early June. According to some statistics, fatal drowning accounts for the second-highest cause of unintentional deaths for children ages 1 to 14. Other potential injuries could lead to life-long debilitating conditions. Before you go swimming, here are a few possible accidents to avoid....

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