Avoid Needing The Services Of A St Petersburg Car Accident Attorney By Not Doing These Things While Driving
In the blink of an eye, a car crash can change a driver or passenger's overall way of life. Not all accidents are avoidable, but we owe it to ourselves and others to not do certain things while driving. Some of the most frequent causes of accidents are speeding, distracted driving, and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Of course, there are various other possibilities as to why car crashes happen, and the list can go on and on, so just be careful while doing errands or traveling on the roads.
Have you been injured while driving, or as a passenger, in a car crash, and do believe another party is at fault? If you answered yes to these questions, contact our St Petersburg car accident attorney to see if legal action is in your best interest. Our firm offers free case reviews, so feel free to schedule an appointment today at 727-381-9200. Evidence such as police reports, phone records, and witness testimonies will need to become collected. This tedious task can... ...read full post
Poor Lighting Can End Up In Court
Lighting is one of those things that most people in 21st century America take for granted. In our own homes, we can bring lights up with the flip of a switch. In public spaces, it’s always on, especially in the evenings, allowing us to carry on with our shopping, dining or even work if we’re still at the office.
Because lighting is so widespread and so prevalent, it’s easy to take it for granted. And that’s one of the reasons why, when we fail to get it, there may be grounds for going to court with a case of premises liability.
A Legal Obligation
Whether it is a public space, or a private one, the safety of visitors is the legal responsibility of the owner. The ability to clearly see and navigate an environment is part of that responsibility. A stairwell in a larger building is one of the areas where it is essential that good lighting is available, especially if there are no windows to provide light during the daytime.
Without clear lighting, attempting to walk down a dark flight of stairs can be a treacherous activity, and... ...read full post
Take No Chances With Your Firearms
The Constitution protects the right of every American to own and use a firearm for protection, defense, and even for hunting, either for sport or survival. It’s a right that many Americans treasure and exercise, and any professional lawyer would be proud to protect an American asserting these rights.
However, the right to bear and use firearms also means that there’s an enormous legal responsibility that firearm owners have. And while the law will do everything in its power to protect an American’s right to use a firearm, it will also come down heavily on that same American if they do not take their responsibility seriously, and allow negligence with their firearms to result in an injury to an innocent person.
Accidents Do Happen
Although most people wouldn’t think that it’s the case, statistically, a huge number of accidents occur in the home. Even something as innocuous and fun as a backyard swimming pool has resulted in the injury—and even death—of children, simply because parents and homeowners weren’t paying attention. And when that same amount of carelessness is applied to something designed to be as lethal as a firearm,... ...read full post
Knowing Your Rights After A Drunk Driver Injures You
It's common knowledge by know that drunk drivers are among the most dangerous problems on American roads. However, despite knowing about those dangers, many people still get behind the wheel after having a few too many drinks. When that happens, innocent people can suffer in a significant way. Those injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver can face a long road to recovery, and some aren't so lucky. Wrongful death occurs frequently because of DUI, and those left behind to mourn their loved one often face significant challenges.
Chief among those challenges - for the bereaved or for a survivor of a DUI - is the fact that financial burdens mount quickly. From medical bills to lost wages, it's easy to become overwhelmed with these burdens. And when that occurs, many will struggle with their physical and mental recovery as well. Since you're spending so much time focusing on trying to manage your finances, it's common to lose focus on physical healing.
Your Rights After An Accident
Florida motorists do have rights if they're injured due to the actions of a drunk driver,... ...read full post
Binding Arbitration And Your Personal Injury
When you're injured in an accident, one of the biggest challenges will often be figuring out just how to go about making a full recovery. Visiting medical professionals can obviously help you heal physically, but what about financial recovery? Seeking compensation is something that is very important for those injured in accidents to do since it allows them to get financial stability, pay for their medical bills and other costs, and focus on healing instead of on the stresses of a financial burden.
One aspect of personal injury law that is often overlooked at first is binding arbitration. This can play a number of different roles within the personal injury world, and it's important to understand them as they apply to seeking compensation and getting the financial recovery you deserve.
What Is Binding Arbitration In A Case?
First, it's worth understanding the basics of what the main type of arbitration is. This is a permanent, binding procedure that allows a case to avoid going to an actual judge or jury and is instead presented to an arbitrator. The arbitrator listens to the case and then makes a judgment... ...read full post