Important Information to Gather After Any Personal Injury Accident

When you are in an accident, the first thing you should be concerned with is your safety and health. Seeking medical treatment should be your first priority. Yet it is also extremely important that you gather as much information as possible about the accident and those involved. If possible, designate a person you can trust to gather this information for you while you focus on your physical needs.

The information you should gather for any personal injury accident is essentially the same, regardless of whether it is a car accident, a slip and fall injury, a dog bite injury, or an injury on the job. The number one cause for not getting compensation for your injuries is a lack of information and evidence of liability or negligence. Information gathering from the start will help you get the compensation you deserve.

Names of Witnesses and Parties

You should gather the names of as many witnesses as possible. At the minimum, you should note their name and phone number. You will also need to get the names and contact information for any parties involved in the accident. If it is a car accident, get the information for the other driver and passengers.

If it is a personal injury accident that occurred on a company’s premises, get the number of the corporate office, the name and title of the person who was present or assisted you, and the name and title of the manager on duty. For dog bite injuries, make sure you gather as much information about the pet as possible, such as name and breed, as well as the owner’s contact information. Continue reading “Important Information to Gather After Any Personal Injury Accident”

How to Get Compensation After a Dog Bite Injury

Sometimes, even the most well-meaning dog owners miss cues from their pet that something terrible is about to happen. Unfortunately, this could mean you end up with a dog bite injury that leaves you financially strained and in pain. If you’ve been the victim of a dog bite injury in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the attorneys at the Law Offices of N. David DuRant & Associates are here to help you litigate your personal injury case.

Immediately Following a Dog Bite

If you are bitten by a dog, it’s important to handle the situation with your future in mind. Following the below steps will help ensure you get compensation for your suffering:

Seek medical attention first. Depending on severity and location, a dog bite injury can cause serious bleeding or infection at the site of the wound.

Get the owner’s information. In most cases, the pet owner is responsible for a dog bite injury. Get as much contact information from them as possible following your incident.

Take photos. Photograph your wound, the dog, the area in which the incident occurred, and any witnesses who may have seen it occur. These photos will serve as evidence in your personal injury case.

Call authorities. Completing a report with local law enforcement further confirms your personal injury due to another person’s negligence. If you have been bitten by a stray dog, there is a possibility of rabies transmission. Your local animal control center can assist you in stray dog attacks. Continue reading “How to Get Compensation After a Dog Bite Injury”

Who Is Responsible for Accidents at Vacation Rentals?

bech house injuries myrtle beachWhen you go on a vacation, especially to a location like Myrtle Beach, South Carolina you may decide to rent out a vacation home instead of staying in a hotel. Vacation homes can be a fantastic choice with all the comforts of home, and enough room for the whole family. Yet, the owners may not follow the same safety standards that a hotel corporation might. Since these homes are often privately owned, and the maintenance is up to the discretion of the owner, there is more risk for injury, and the owner may not want to take accountability for the injured party.

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Injured on Vacation? Get Compensation

Injured on Vacation? Get Compensation

You go on vacation to get away from the stress and drudge of your everyday life, but sometimes vacations end in injury. Going on a vacation to somewhere like Myrtle Beach often times means vacation rentals, boating, and lots of time outdoors enjoying the sunshine. Unfortunately, these types of activities mean you are relying on those around you to keep you safe. When you receive an injury while on vacation, you may not know what your legal rights for compensation are, especially if you are visiting from another state. The good news is that if you have been injured due to another persons’ negligence while on vacation in Myrtle Beach, you may be able to be compensated for your medical bills, as well as pain and suffering- even if you live somewhere else full time.

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In a Sidewalk Personal Injury Case, Who Is At Fault?

Sidewalks are commonly viewed as open public domain, so if you suffer an injury while on a sidewalk, who is the responsible party? It could be the driver that veered off the road and hit you, the store owner who didn’t clear snow after a storm, or the municipality that failed to make proper repairs. Here are the key pieces of information you need to know in order to properly pursue a sidewalk injury claim against the correct parties.

An Introduction to Sidewalk Liability

Any personal injury case must be rooted in negligence. If you believe you have suffered a personal injury on a sidewalk, liability of a certain person or party must be established using the following elements:

  1. The property owner of the relevant section of the sidewalk owed you a duty of care
  2. The property owner of the relevant section of sidewalk breached his duty of care
  3. The property owner’s breach of duty directly caused your injury
  4. Your injury has led to unexpected costs, pain, and suffering

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