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Becoming an Attorney and Choosing the Right Lawyer for You – by OBXLAWYER Danny Glover

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I recently had the chance to sit down and talk with Scott Neal, my friend, and host of The Imperfect Leader Podcast.

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What Should I Do At the Scene Of A Wreck ?

Last month I began telling you about some very important things that you need to do (and NOT do) immediately at the scene of the wreck.  They were:

  • Stay calm and breathe!  If you have been injured, do not move – call 911 (if possible) and wait for EMS and then go to the ACCIDENT-INFORMATION-EXCHANGE-YOU-300x270 hospital.

Protect your Loved Ones by Reporting Nursing Home NegligenceWhat is Elder Abuse?  Is There Such a Thing as Nursing Home Litigation?  Protect Your Loves Ones by Reporting Nursing Home Negligence

According to Face the Facts USA, approximately 1.3 million elderly Americans currently reside in nursing homes. Nursing homes provide individuals with 24-hour access to medical intervention and care in an environment where the hazards present in a home setting, such as falling and fire hazards, are not present.  For an individual who can no longer care for himself or herself, a nursing home should provide a safe, stable environment.

  • Two in three nursing home residents are female


What are Damages?  How Do You Recover?  Are There Time Limits?  What to Do After You’ve Been In a Traffic Accident this Holiday Season

  • Check on Everyone Involved
  • Call the Police

On Halloween, children roam neighborhoods, moving from house to house and block to block collecting candy and other treats. Children do not always know to cross at the corner and may surprise drivers by darting across streets. As a driver, you need to be alert on Halloween and every other day of the year. A child can enter the road in the brief second you have your eyes diverted from the road. Statistically, children are more likely to be struck by cars and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year.

It is important as a parent to discuss Halloween safety with your child before he or she goes out to trick or treat. There are many steps you and your child can take to minimize his or her chance of being injured in a car accident or on a neighbor’s property. Parents typically accompany younger children when they go trick-or-treating. Older children and adolescents can keep themselves safe without parental supervision by making sure they obey traffic laws and make themselves visible at all times.

No matter how well you prepare your child for Halloween night, there is always the chance that he or she can be involved in an accident. If your child is injured because of a distracted driver’s negligence, seek prompt medical attention for his or her injury. Getting immediate medical care is key to making a full, timely recovery. Once your child has received medical treatment, consult with a personal injury attorney to determine whether compensation may be available from the at-fault driver to cover the medical bills and other expenses. Work with an experienced car accident attorney to determine whether this is an appropriate course of action for your family. If so, your attorney can file your claim and work to get you the money you need to cover your expenses related to the injury.

Pedestrians in the United States face an extremely heightened risk of serious injury or death when crossing or walking on city streets and roads. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that over the course of one recent year, 4,743 pedestrians lost their lives and another 76,000 sustained injury in vehicle-related accidents in the U.S. This is an average of one pedestrian fatality every two hours, while one pedestrian is injured on average every seven minutes.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrians are most at risk of suffering fatal injuries in urban environments. That’s where three out of four, or 73 percent, of pedestrian deaths occur. Fatal pedestrian accidents are more likely to occur at non-intersections, where speeds may be higher, and during the evening hours, when visibility is poor. Alcohol is often a contributing factor and played a role in 48 percent of the accidents in which a pedestrian was killed.

As everyone is a pedestrian at some point in their lives, it is important for you and your family members know what driver mistakes are most likely to cause an impact with a pedestrian. That knowledge could help you avoid becoming a statistic in a pedestrian accident.

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