Rubbernecking can be a big problem when traffic accidents occur, but if you're one of the few who actually got a good look at the actual event in progress, your help and testimony could be critical. If you see a car wreck in progress, be extra careful not to be pulled into a multi-car pileup, slow down traffic, or put yourself at risk trying to help. Here are four steps you should take when you witness an accident.
Panic is only natural when anyone is involved in an automobile accident. Unfortunately, millions are involved in them each year. According to theAssociation for Safe International Road Travel, 20 to 50 million people are injured in car wrecks each year. The best way to stay as calm as you can be if you are involved in a car accident is to prepare what you will do and how you should react in advance.
Structured settlements are generally used to settle wrongful death and accident lawsuits. You have the option to designate part or all of your settlement to a structured annuity or receive it all in one lump sum. It may sound like a great idea to have a handful of cash at one time, but there are some reasons why you should accept the structured settlement, four of which are listed below.
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents. Whether playing on a cell phone or applying makeup, distractions are very problematic for drivers of all ages. So what are some of the more common distractions that drivers don't think of? Here are four: 1. Hands-Free Devices If you are like most people, you probably think using a hands-free device is safe. While it is certainly safer than using your eyes and hands, it isn't foolproof.
You likely have heard numerous sources proclaim the evils of probate when it comes to estate planning. In reality, the complete avoidance of probate is probably extremely unlikely, mostly owing to it's value in dealing with the debts of the estate. It should also be noted that the use of trusts, transfers on death designations and deed assignations can increase the efficiency of the estate process. However, probate is a usually a vital step that must be taken, and it pays to have a good understanding of this legal process.
Hello, I'm Phillip Kerr and I just love the legal profession and courtroom drama. Have you ever watched judge shows on TV? I know that these shows are not an accurate representation of the courtroom, but there is something you may have noticed. Some individuals come into the courtroom well-dressed, articulate, respectful and with the knowledge and documents necessary to support a case, while others come unprepared, slovenly dressed and appear as if they do not have a care in the world. How you present yourself and the knowledge that you have of the law will have an impact on how you are treated, even if you have legal representation. This blog is designed to assist those who are going to trial in doing just that.