In our previous post, we discussed what you should do if you find yourself a victim of a slip and fall injury. With safety being at the forefront of your mind in an accident, always seeking medical help after the injury is crucial. Here are your next steps after taking a fall, and how these actions could help to protect you legally.
Collect evidence of the injury
This part may be done in the initial injury report process. However, it is important to gather evidence regarding the cause of your injury in the event legal action is necessary. Eyewitness reports of the incident, pictures, or video footage can all be of assistance here, as well as any detailed recording of how the event transposed is crucial in protecting yourself.
Deciding if legal action is needed
After you have become injured, it can be challenging to ultimately decide if you need legal aid. If there was negligence that led to your injury, blatant disregard for help during the incident or anything else regarding the accident that may seem like it could be unethical on the part of the property owner, you should consult a lawyer. Having a team of experienced lawyers in a situation like this – even if on retainer – can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
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If you ever find yourself in a situation where you have fallen and hurt yourself on someone else’s property or business, it is vital in the event of legal action that you take the correct next steps. Here is what to do in a slip and fall accident, and what steps you need to take directly after the incident occurs.
File an accident report
Depending on if you are physically able to alert someone after you have fallen on their property, your next step is completing an accident or injury report. This is a document that outlines the events leading up to the fall and details how the injury took place. If the police or an ambulance was called, you could ask the first responder to help you fill it out properly.
Speak to your doctor
If your injuries are not life-threatening or require emergency attention, it is best to follow up with your physician for an evaluation after the accident has occurred. Regardless of how you may feel before the incident, your doctor should thoroughly evaluate the situation to ensure there is no existing damage. IT will also help to have a doctor’s view of what happened on file in case legal action is necessary.
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In our previous blog post, we discussed some ways in which you can prepare your teenager for the responsibility of driving a car. It is crucial to remember that your child will need time, dedication, and practice while learning how to drive an automobile. However, there are specific ways you can get your teen comfortable with driving and understand the responsibility they have in safely getting behind the wheel. Here are a few ways you can help them to prepare.
Prepare them for the most common situations
Unfortunately, there is not a rulebook that parents can follow when teaching their child how to drive. However, there are some common scenarios that you can prepare them for that all drivers face during their time operating a vehicle. Talking them through situations like what to do if you are pulled over, what to do in the event of a crash, and how to change a flat tire are all critical things they need to know before getting behind the wheel of a car.
Practice patience when you are a passenger
No one is born with the ability and knowledge it takes to operate a vehicle, and you can probably recall how frustrated you were as a teen when you started learning how to drive. Remind yourself that your teenager will need your patience to succeed, and there will be times of frustration when they are in the process of learning. Correct their actions kindly and practice patience when you are with them during a lesson, and they will be able to absorb more information.
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If you are a parent or guardian of a teen who is just learning to drive, we sympathize with the fact that it is not the easiest process for either one of you. In today’s world more than ever, it is essential to prepare your teen as best as you possibly can for the responsibility of driving. Here are some ways that you can work with your child to get ready for getting behind the wheel so they are safe, and they make sure others are also safe on the road as well.
Don’t pressure your teen
While many teenagers cannot wait to learn to drive, some are just not as comfortable with the thought of operating a motor vehicle. It is important to gauge if your child is ready physically and emotionally to drive a vehicle, and not pressure them if they are not comfortable just yet.
Another thing to do in preparation for getting your teen on the road is to start small with their driving lessons. Whether you are leading the lesson or you have hired an instructor to help, make sure that the sessions are shorter and in locations with generally light traffic. As your child gets more comfortable behind the wheel, you can lengthen the lessons and incorporate roads with heavier traffic.
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Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, some of these crashes result in an injury to one or both parties or fatality. However, there are things that you can do in the event of an accident to keep yourself safe physically, legally, and financially. Here are some steps you need to take directly after being involved in an automobile accident:
*Please note – If you or any other party involved in the accident is injured in any way, your first step should always be to call emergency responders and law enforcement by dialing 911.
- First, stay at the scene of the crash. It is vital that you not leave the area in which the accident happen, regardless of what the crash entailed. Pull your vehicle to the side of the road if possible and immediately call 911.
- Next, check on the condition of the passengers in your car. If everyone is not injured and seems to be okay after the accident, step out of the vehicle to check on the other cars and passengers involved.
- Once you have made sure that all parties involved in the accident are not injured and have stayed on the scene, gather your insurance, car, and personal information for the other driver in the crash. Exchange necessary details regarding your insurance policy, driver’s license number, and phone number in which they can reach you. Do not give any unnecessary information to the other driver, such as your social security number or any banking information,
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In our previous blog post, we discussed how you can talk to your children about you and your spouse’s divorce. While this is a life-changing event for all family members involved, it is important to keep your kids at the forefront of any choices you make. Since they are some of the most affected people in your divorce, delivering the news to them should be done in a delicate but factual manner. Here are some other things to keep in mind when talking to your children about your divorce:
Give their teachers a heads up about the conversation– If the children are in school the day of or after you plan on telling them, address their teachers about the subject as well. Making the teachers aware of the talk that you had with them regarding your divorce can help them understand if your child is acting distant, distraught, or is not behaving normally.
Reiterate the fact that the divorce is not a direct result of anything they did – While it may not seem like an adults’ first thought after someone tells them about a divorce, it is common for the children in the marriage to think they had something to do with the divorce. Whether they think they could have behaved better to save their parents from fighting or think they are the reason for the split, it is essential to remind them that it is not a direct result of their actions.
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Divorce is never a word that you plan to speak about in front of your children, but in reality, around 40 to 50% of families in the United States have this conversation each year. It is not an easy conversation to have with your kids regardless of their ages, but it can be done in a loving, cautious way. Here are some tips on talking to your children about divorce, and how to make the conversation go easier for all that are involved.
Speak with the other party in the divorce – While it may not be the most comfortable conversation to have with your kids, you have to speak about the divorce with your former spouse before you deliver the news to your children. Regardless of how you feel in that moment, you must remember that you and your ex-partner are to remain a team when it comes to raising the children, so it is crucial that you be on the same page in delivering this kind of news.
Try to predict what your children will say – If anyone knows your child, it is you and your former spouse. You are more likely to predict how they will react to this news based on their personality type, attachment type, and overall demeanor. Using this to your advantage before discussing the divorce with your children can help you to prepare for what questions they might have or what they might say afterward. This will help you tailor the delivery to your children personally and allow them to express themselves freely to the news.
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If you get into a car accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident, make sure you document the accident, call law enforcement, seek medical attention and if possible take pictures of the scene of the accident and the vehicles involved. Once you get into an accident should contact the police immediately, do not leave the scene until the police show up. A police report will help establish fault on the other party. Try to give an accurate report to police of what occurred, it will help during the claims process. Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses. Exchange names, driver’s licenses, addresses and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved. Do not discuss any details about the accident or your injuries or give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company. This is very important as the other driver’s insurance company will looking for ways to establish fault or partial fault against you. Always talk to a lawyer before talking with the other driver’s insurance company. However, you should call your car insurance company. Provide details, time, place of the accident, other driver’s insurance details. If a personal injury has occurred, there may be grounds for a claim. If you are injured, you are entitled to damages including your medical expenses, lost income, property damage and most importantly pain and suffering. If you get into an accident do not sign any documents or any release from any insurance adjuster or representative or give any statement until you speak to an attorney. If you have been injured I will be glad to represent you. Call us at (407) 953-5818 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .