Friday, April 11, 2014

Some Tips Concerning Motorcycle Safety

When you ride a motorcycle and share the road with motorists of larger, closed vehicles, you are in constant danger. In addition to watching out for road hazards, you also have to be in constant vigilance of every other driver on the road with you. Any time there is traffic there is a greater risk that you could be injured simply because of the negligence of another driver rather than because of your own riding.

Those cars, trucks and buses that fly past you are far better protected than you are and all the safety measures you take for yourself may not protect you from serious injuries while on the road. If you are injured because of another driver, hiring a good motorcycle injury attorney is your best bet to gaining compensation after the accident.

Motorcycle Safety Tips
You have the right to travel safely on any road, regardless of what other drivers might think. As any motorcycle injury attorney can tell you, you have the right to protect yourself from potential injuries and as long as you follow the rules of the road, you also have the right for compensation, should an unfortunate accident occur.
Experienced motorcycle injury attorneys have several tips concerning motorcycle safety.

These include
o As a responsible motorcycle rider, you should always ensure that your lights are in working order and used responsibly.
o Never ride your bike near the edge of the roadway. It is far too easy to be run off the road and seriously injured due to the negligence of another driver.
o A motorcycle injury attorney will also caution you against attempting to cut in between cars in adjacent lanes, as your sudden action could cause one or both of the other drivers to swerve dangerously close to your bike.
o The same goes for braking distances always leave plenty of room between you and the car ahead, just in case.
o Most important of all, as any good motorcycle injury attorney can tell you, wearing the proper gear, including a helmet and protective leather clothing can prevent you sustaining serious or even fatal injuries, should there be an accident.

If you are in a motorcycle accident and have been injuried do to no fault of your own contact a personal injury lawyer who has experience in motorcycle accidents.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Been In An Accident A Doctor Calls What Should You Do

Many accident victims discover that they were contacted the phone the day after the accident by chiropractic specialists or medical doctors offering a free medical examination. You might question exactly what is up with these physicians. It is constantly a good idea to go and see your family doctor first if you have one.

What Should I Do If After An Accident I Am Called By A Doctor

Many accident victims find that they were called on the phone the day after the accident by chiropractors or medical doctors offering a free medical exam. You may wonder what is up with these doctors. It is always a good idea to go and see your family doctor first if you have one.

Your family doctor knows your medical history, and should be able to find out what is wrong with you, and if not, refer you to a specific specialist who can figure out what is wrong.
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You see, the most important thing after an accident is that you get a full medical checkup to find every single thing that is wrong with you and that you get all the treatment that is medically necessary and reasonable to get you back to where you were medically the day before the accident.

Your family doctor makes a great witness because he or she usually does not do a tremendous amount of personal injury cases and will therefore most likely not be perceived as very biased.  Many times juries tend to believe family doctors.  Of course, the decision where to treat always belongs to you. Do not let anyone sway you in this decision.

However, in the real world, the family doctor is not always available. Sometimes a family doctor will actually not see patients for injuries from car or truck accidents, may require payment up front, may not take your health insurance, or can make you wait days or sometimes even weeks for an appointment.

Sometimes a person is hurt but has no health insurance and no family doctor. Sadly, in these tough economic times, some cannot even afford gas money to get way across town to their doctor. In these circumstances, personal injury lawyers agree that the most important thing is for their clients to seek necessary medical care where it is available.

The emergency room is a great place to start, but they only do emergency care, not ongoing rehabilitation.  If the emergency room refers you to an outside doctor or specialist, it is a good idea to see that doctor. 

A personal injury lawyer’s first responsibility is to their client. An experienced personal injury lawyer will want the client to be properly diagnosed, treated, and their medical file accurately and honestly documented by a reputable, caring medical professional.  

Many times personal injury clients do not have health insurance and cannot afford medical care, and when this occurs the most important thing is that the client receives appropriate medical care somewhere.  To think otherwise shows a callousness towards the poor and less fortunate victims in Ohio or any state and seeks to victimize them a second time. 

Some chiropractors or medical doctors are better than others, some bill more than others, some have better reputations in the community than others, some provide better treatment options than others, and some provide better, more accurate medical documentation than others. These should all be relevant factors in a person’s decision on where to be treated.  
Again, where the person decides to get this sort of medical care is ultimately up to them. As long as it is accident related, medically necessary, appropriate and reasonable, Ohio law says the party at fault must pay for it. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Proposed Law In Ohio Would Increase Hit and Run Penalties

In order to reduce the number of hit-and-run accidents in Ohio the Ohio House has put forth House Bill 397. The current hit-and-run law is as follows.
1. Leaving the scene is normally a 1st-degree misdemeanor.
2. Leaving the scene of an accident and someone is seriously hurt becomes a 5th-degree felony that could include a 1-year prison sentence.

The new law, which by the way was approved 86-1, would increase the penanlty for serious injury or death to a 2nd-dgree felony. The jail time would now be up to a possible 8 years in prison.

This increased sentencing bill is name "Brandon's Law" after Brandon Pethtel who was struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene. The driver was later apprehended. The motorist admitted using alcohol and marijuana.

The State of Ohio averages 473 hit-and-run accidents per year involving people killed or seriously injured, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol data.

This bill will now go to the Ohio state senate.