You were in a minor fender-bender and everyone seemed okay. Just to be sure, you had an X-ray and it didn't show any injuries. However, it's two days later and now you have a pounding headache and a sore neck. Should you be concerned? Could the way that you feel possibly be related to your accident or is it coincidence? Is everyone going to think that you're faking an injury now to get some kind of payout from the insurance company?
If you were recently injured in an accident, one thing you may have been told you should do is keep a journal that details the pain and suffering you are feeling. Aside from the concept of keeping a journal, you may not be aware of what that journal involves to ensure that you receive the appropriate compensation for your injuries. Before you start writing your pain and suffering journal, make sure you know these 3 things.
If you've been injured on the job, workers compensation insurance is there to take care of your medical and financial needs. You might not be aware of what you need to do once you've been injured. Unfortunately, that can come back to hurt you later on, especially if you're having trouble receiving the benefits you're entitled to. When you're injured on the job, what you do after the injury is extremely important.
When an accident occurs between a pedestrian and a car, it's easy to assume that the person driving the car is at fault. That is because people believe that pedestrians are supposed to have the legal right of way, when the reality is that there are situations where they can be partially or wholly at fault.
Determining Who Is At Fault
When you are involved in an accident where you hit a pedestrian with your car, it is usually a matter of your word against theirs.
Has anyone ever asked to borrow your car? If you paused to consider whether or not it was safe to do so (or just said "no"), you were being smart. If you loan out your car or truck (or motorcycle or boat) to someone who isn't qualified to use it, you could become liable for any injuries that he or she causes under the theory of "negligent entrustment." Here's what you should know in order to protect yourself.