Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Private Plane Aviation Accidents

There has been an increase in the number of accidents regarding helicopters and charter planes in recent years. There are many reasons why this could be true, and it is important to note that in any case, accidents are rare. If, however, you or a loved one have been the victim of a crash in a helicopter or small plane, you need to make sure your rights are protected.

Private planes and smaller planes are subject to different rules than large commercial aircraft when it comes to safety and inspection. However, owners and pilots can still be held responsible for injuries, suffering, and death caused by the crash or malfunction of one of these planes. If a loved one has been killed or injured in an aviation accident, it is their right or the right of their estate holder to seek compensation and legal recourse against the operator of the plane.

It is important to note that not all accidents are caused by negligence or the failure of a pilot to follow protocol. Nature, accidents, and other scenarios can certainly happen. Likewise, faulty parts can lead the investigators to the manufacturer as the cause of an accident. In any case contacting an attorney with experience in aviation law can help victims to secure their right to receive compensation for medical expenses or wrongful death damages incurred due to the accident.

When you open a claim with an aviation attorney, you will find that the accident will be thoroughly investigated. You will also find that you are kept aware of the situation and that you will be informed when the cause of the crash has been determined. You should always be aware of the circumstances surrounding your accident, and you lawyer will work to ensure that this happens. Your lawyer will also work to ensure that you are able to receive medical care while the investigation and lawsuit are pending and can help you recover back medical expenses from before the date that the case goes to trial as well as future medical care.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Fender Bender = Whiplash

The most common injury associated with car accidents is getting whiplash. Whiplash is the medical condition when the neck gets snapped backward and then forwards really fast. This can occur whether you are in a car getting rear ended or the one doing the rear ending. A whiplash injury results when a force moving at a high rate of speed crashes in to another force. Unfortunately, your neck is usually the one to pay the price.

If you are in an auto accident resulting in whiplash, seek medical attention. Some cases of whiplash can be serious and require a neck brace. Other cases are not as extreme and only require ibuprofen or acetaminophen for swelling and pain. A doctor should also check to rule out any broken bones in your neck.

After a jarring of the neck, your injury will hurt for several days or weeks, depending on the severity. Follow doctors orders and get lots of rest and take the anti swelling medicine or if any are prescribed. Chances are if you have whiplash, you will also have bruising from where you smacked in against the seat belt. (Seat belts are the law, you know.)

Injuries such as whiplash or other conditions may be entitled to reimbursement by the at fault party. A personal injury attorney may be able to negotiate a claim and get money from them without having to sure or got to court. If their insurance company doesn’t want to agree, your lawyer might need to get a suit going in regards to your victim’s rights.

The insurance a person carries on their vehicle should be at least $15,000 of accident liability. That money is what would go towards your claim – i.e. medical bills and fees associated with the accident. As a victim, you are entitled to get that money and use it towards your bills. That money is not considered for pain and suffering.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Discrimination in San Francisco

Discrimination is a general term used to describe a person being treated unfairly. It is normally associated with a person who is trying to get hired or is being limited by their employer for advancement within the company.

Discrimination takes on several different forms. I have listed some of the most common below.

  • Racial Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination

Not hiring or advancing a candidate or employee who is qualified is just a part of discrimination. Some harassment is also discriminatory. For example, if a fellow employee hangs a noose over someone's desk or talks about their gender in a demeaning way, they are creating a hostile environment. People are to be treated as equals in the workplace and deserve to work in a peaceful environment devoid of harassing co-workers. If the employer fails to provide this type of environment the employee has the right to hire an employment or discrimination attorney to correct the problem.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Sports Brain Injuries

A lot of attention is given to head injuries in sports. Recently several pro football players have been sidelined due to concussions. Brain injuries that have recently been looked over as minor or not significant enough to keep them off the field. So, why have these incidents been given more attention? Will it become more prevalent in the future?

A lot of these new precautions stem from the fallen heroes that are now unable to play and have some lasting effects from head traumatic brain injuries they received in the past. Nobody argues that a concussion doesn't harm the body. What is argued, is how much it harms. We know if adolescent athletes are more susceptible to a serious concussion. Since the brain is still developing, the swelling from trauma to the head can cause brain damage or even death. In several cases, teenagers have received blows to the head in a game and removed for only a play or two. The initial blow causes fluid in the brain to build up and a second blow can be fatal.

It is important to know all of the facts about head injuries for yourself or you child's safety. Make sure they have the proper equipment that fits properly. If they receive a blow to the head, make sure they are looked at by a qualified physician.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Some Things to Consider About Domestic Violence

We have all witnessed scenes of domestic turmoil, and whether it is people arguing loudly in their homes or actually becoming physically violent with one another, there are laws about such moments. If you are someone who has had domestic violence or spousal abuse charges leveled against them after such an incident, the first thing that you must do is to find an experienced and domestic violence attorney.

In the Las Vegas area a good lawyer can often act quickly enough to prevent charges from even being filed by the City Attorneys. If, however, such a thing should occur you will need their assistance to limit the damages that such claims can have on you current and future life.

If you say that you “only went to the house to get my stuff”, but you had a temporary restraining order against you then you could face several charges. If you didn’t have the restraining order, but went to the home to talk to your spouse, they could have filed everything from stalking, harassment, and criminal trespass claims against you as well.

All of these matters come with somewhat serious penalties, and even if your spouse decides that they would rather not pursue the matter, in the State of Nevada they will not have control over the issue. Once the claims are made and the authorities are called in, it is a matter for the legal system to decide.

Just like DUI and drunk driving arrests, spousal abuse or domestic violence charges are issues that remain on your permanent record. If you cannot stop the charges from being filed, your attorney can work with the District or County to limit the impact of the claims. You may be able to have Office Hearings instead of a courtroom trial, and your DUI lawyer may be able to demonstrate that the claims were not as initially stated.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

DWT - Driving While Texting Accidents

How many people have a high tech phone that can send texts? Just about every adult on the road. How many times have you received a text while you were driving and replied to it? Just about every adult on the road has! Come on, be honest now.

Texting on the cell phone has become almost as popular as talking on the cell phone these days. So, you can imagine the number of texting while driving accidents has climbed dramatically in recent years. If you happen to be a victim of such an accident, you have certain victim’s rights on your side.

Have the police called to your accident and get a file written. Chances are the police will have been called by someone who witnessed the accident if it is a serious one. Get checked out to make sure you don’t have any medical problems that need to be taken care of right away. If you do have medical needs, take care of those first and then worry about your rights later.

Each driver is required to have liability insurance on their auto policies. There is a minimum amount each person is required to carry by law, and if they don’t have it, that is an additional fine for them. The liability insurance is supposed to be put towards you medical expenses and any fees resulting in work on repairing your vehicle.

Some insurance companies will fight your claim to the liability money and you may need a lawyer to assist you in getting it. Don’t be afraid to get counsel to work through these issues to get the money you deserve from being the victim. Money for pain and suffering would be collected from a separate lawsuit if you so deem appropriate. Your lawyer can guide you in the process.