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Boat Safety and What to Do When Disaster Strikes

Summer is here, and that means it’s time to get that boat out of storage and hit the water. Whether you are driving your own boat, renting a boat, or hiring a captain to take you out on the water, it is important that you practice good boat safety to protect yourself from potential injury. Here are some ways to stay safe during this boating season, and tips for dealing with boating accidents.

Staying Safe

There are some very common-sense ways to stay safe on any boat. Look the boat over before taking it out on the water to ensure that it is in safe working order and has no leaks. While on the boat, make sure that you are always wearing a well-fitting life jacket. It should be neither too loose nor too tight. You should also stay away from the rails while the boat is moving at high speeds, and in general be mindful of your location, the boat’s location, and the location of obstacles and other boats on the water. Continue reading “Boat Safety and What to Do When Disaster Strikes”

Common Compensation for Personal Injury Cases

When you have a personal injury case, you may not be aware of all of the compensation that you are entitled to. Every personal injury case is different, but there are four main types of compensation that are generally given for personal injury cases of all types. In order to make sure you are getting the compensation you deserve; it is important to speak to an attorney.

Medical Bills

You are probably aware that negligent parties or their insurance companies must compensate you for your related medical expenses, including prescriptions. However, you may not realize the extent of these expenses. In some cases, medical treatment will be ongoing past the time of settlement. It is important that you are compensated not just for your immediate medical bills, but also any ongoing treatment that you may require. Continue reading “Common Compensation for Personal Injury Cases”

The 3 Most Common Mistakes in Personal Injury Cases

Regardless of the circumstances of your personal injury case, there are several things you need to consider while the case is ongoing. These guidelines apply to auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other personal injury matters. While it is important to obtain a lawyer and follow their advice, there are several mistakes that many people make.

Talking About Your Case

You should not talk about your personal injury case with anyone other than your attorney. If the other party involved in the case tries to contact you, either directly or through an agent or attorney, you should refuse to talk to them and refer them to your attorney. Continue reading “The 3 Most Common Mistakes in Personal Injury Cases”

What You Need to Know About Bus Accidents in Myrtle Beach

Bus accidents in Myrtle Beach are more common than you might think. When bus accidents occur, it is important that you get compensation for your injuries and medical costs. Bus accidents are unlike car accidents, in that with a bus accident, you are not wearing a seatbelt. It is also different in how insurance companies handle the claims. Before accepting any settlement from an insurance company or the bus company, it is important to understand the facts surrounding bus accidents and why you should contact an attorney.

Bus Accidents are Common

Bus accidents are more common than you might think. Already this year, there have been two bus accidents in Myrtle Beach. One accident in March resulted in 23 people riding a city bus to be sent to area hospitals for treatment. Another accident involving a school bus sent 25 students to the hospital with injuries. You may think that because restraints are not required buses are safer than cars, but in reality, the wrong type of accident can lead to serious injury. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Bus Accidents in Myrtle Beach”

April Showers: Avoiding Disaster in an Auto Accident

insurance attorney myrtle beachThey say that April showers bring May flowers, but another thing that April rains bring is auto accidents. With occasional heavy rains, it is important that you are vigilant as a driver. This is one of the most common times of the year for auto accidents. If you are in an auto accident, it is important to know the right steps to take to avoid true disaster.

Watch What You Say

Be very careful about what you say at the scene of an auto accident. Any admission of guilt, or any phrase that could be taken as guilt, could harm your case in the long run. For example, don’t tell someone you are sorry they were injured. If the accident was not your fault, you should never say the words, “I’m sorry.” This could be construed as an admission of guilt, even if you only mean it as sympathy. Continue reading “April Showers: Avoiding Disaster in an Auto Accident”