If you are like most drivers, you will spend your driving time sharing the highway with vehicles that are far bigger and far more menacing than your own. Traveling alongside commercial vehicles like semis and tractor trailers can definitely be intimidating, but this is a fact that drivers have to deal with everyday and unfortunately, there are a lot of accidents because of it. The key to avoiding an accident is to stay fully aware of a semi truck driver's behavior when traveling close to them, especially where distracted driving is concerned.
While the idea of a shopper slipping down and injuring themselves in a store (and then suing) has become somewhat of a joke, for those who actually suffer from a slip and fall injury it is far from funny. Some retail stores are unsafe, and if you trip or slip down, you may be entitled to compensation. Retail establishments have a responsibility to keep their stores safe from hazards that could cause shoppers injuries, so read on to learn more about getting paid for your slip and fall damages.
One of the most important things that you can do when you have a car accident attorney assisting you with your case is provide him or her with all of the information that you can in order to help him or her when your case. Listed below are three pieces of information that can make your attorney's job much easier.
Witness Contact Information
The first piece of information that you will want to provide is a list of all of the witness contact information that you should have collected right after the accident.
Worker's compensation issues are often sticky for employers and employees. One thing that creates some legal discussion is when an employee is fired during their worker's compensation period. This may or may not be legal, so read on to find out how your situation stacks up.
There Must Be a Legitimate Reason
The first criteria is whether there is a legitimate reason for firing an employee. An employer may not fire you simply for opening a claim against them.
If you are in an automobile accident where a power pole has been hit and live electrical wires are laying on the ground, do you know what to do to keep from getting electrocuted? While your car can always be replaced and you can always hire a personal injury attorney to recover your lost wages and reimburse your medical bills, you can't do either if you do not take the right steps to protect yourself from the massive amount of energy coming from the downed power lines.