Avoiding Accident-Related Lawsuits
Many motorists are guilty of carrying only the minimum amount of auto insurance coverage required by law. Some find the minimal coverage limits more affordable than carrying higher limits, while others simply don't understand the value of higher coverage amounts. Either way, it's a decision that often proves costly in the aftermath of a severe auto accident.
So what happens when you're involved in an auto accident and the damages exceed the legally mandated minimums for your insurance coverage?
Many families care for their elderly loved ones at home because of the stories they may have heard about nursing home abuse. Many of these families hire home care nursing professionals for helping with their older family members. However, what happens when you suspect the nursing professionals you hired to avoid abuse end up being the ones abusing your loved one? Learn more about elder abuse and the steps you need to take for protecting your elderly loved one while getting that person the compensation he or she deserves for being abused.
The general rule is that employers can't retaliate against you for filing a workers' compensation claim by laying you off or firing you. However, your employer can still lay you off or fire you if the change in your employment is unrelated to your workers' comp claim. This is a critical distinction that can be hard to understand. Here's what you need to consider in order to really understand your situation.
Since insurance fraud is a reality, the insurer will not overlook the possibility that you are trying to defraud it if you present a hit-and-run claim. Therefore, the onus is on you to prove that the accident really happened. Here are some of the measures to prove such a claim:
Take Pictures of the Accident Scene
Taking pictures of the accident scene will provide your insurers with the proof that at least something happened, even if it isn't exactly what you are describing.
It may be a very rare occurrence for a child to be attacked or injured by a wild animal, but it can happen. For example, in a recent Florida case, a 2-year-old boy was drowned by an alligator at a Disney World property. Other dangerous animals in the U.S., including bears, buffalo and snakes cause a handful of fatalities each year.
Other injuries may not be as devastating -- perhaps your child is scratched or bitten by an animal and must undergo treatment for rabies.
When I started driving a nicer car, I realized that I became a target for people who wanted to crash into my vehicle and claim that I had something to do with their injuries. I didn't like feeling like a target, so I started talking with a lawyer about ways to reduce my liability. I took a defensive driving course, started staying away from people that were driving recklessly, and focused on avoiding lawsuits by handling interactions with other drivers more responsibly. It was amazing to see how much of a difference those simple actions made on the road. This blog is all about avoiding accident-related lawsuits.
Many motorists are guilty of carrying only the min …
Many families care for their elderly loved ones at …
The general rule is that employers can't retaliate …
Since insurance fraud is a reality, the insurer wi …
It may be a very rare occurrence for a child to be …