Archive for October, 2010
Those hurt in an accident are often shocked when the party responsible doesn’t step up to pay for medical bills. They’re too busy trying to cut their losses.
These people should be paying the bills for the victims. After all, the accident was their fault. While it may have been the other person’s fault, many people shrug off the responsibility of the consequences of an accident because of the money involved. In fact, the person or people at fault could even have been uninsured or underinsured, driving without a license or driving while suspended.
“Many people involved in an accident don’t want to get wrapped up in a court case that drags out and costs them money. They need a quick resolution to their claim so they can recover lost wages and/or pay their medical bills. Unfortunately, they can’t accomplish that on their own, as dealing with insurance companies is something best left to competent accident lawyer with experience in handling them,” said Michael Smith, an Arkansas accident lawyer.
Insurance companies are not accident victim’s friends. They are running a business. The bottom line of that business is to save money on accident claims and not pay it out in high amounts, whether the settlement is warranted or not. “If you have a lawyer working with you on your car accident claim, chances are you will get a much higher settlement because they know you are serious about going to court if the claims negotiation process does not work,” Smith said.
Those who think they can handle their own insurance claim often find out later that they signed something that they shouldn’t have – something that gave away their rights to sue. Unfortunately, once a claimant has signed away his or her rights, the insurance case file can’t be re-opened. It’s for this reason that it’s smart for the victim to not sign anything until he or she has spoken to an Arkansas accident lawyer.
“In fact, I’d suggest you bring any papers the insurance company wants you to sign to me. I will go over them and we can discuss precisely what they mean to your claim and how they may affect your rights,” Smith said. For example, a victim may well be entitled to current, past and future lost wages and medical bills for therapy. The claim may also apply to living expenses. Unfortunately, those trying to handle their own claims don’t think about these things and/or don’t know about them, and you can bet the insurance company won’t tell you about them, because they cost money.
“If you have an accident claim, let’s discuss it and see how to best ensure you get a fair settlement without having to deal with any of the runaround typically handed out by insurance companies. While we’re discussing your claim, I will also let you know what your legal rights are,” Smith said.
Learn more by visiting http://www.Arkansaslawhelp.com
Running a business isn’t the easiest thing to do. Often, no matter how well things go, there are disputes.
Running a business, especially these days, is an adventure fraught with angst, waiting for the other shoe to drop, wondering where the money will come from to keep the business running and trying to keep everyone satisfied. There’s a lot of juggling involved in handling business matters from day to day. Sometimes people get hurt in the process.
While things might seem like they are running well, they sometimes get a bit frayed around the edges and there are disagreements. Knowing what the most common ones are and stopping them before they become major arguments is a good idea. Having alternative resolution methods, like mediation or negotiation, is also a very smart move. It may save a bad situation from becoming worse.
Employment disputes are the most common disputes that take place in a workplace. These kinds of disagreements can come up for just about any reason, but the most commonly cited reasons are: discrimination, payment issues, salaries or benefits, differences of opinion over maternity leave, unfair dismissals or choosing representation at an employment tribunal.
There are also disputes that may arise between one business and another. While cooperation and partnership is the best way to advance everyone’s cause, these kinds of relationships are usually pretty complicated. Inter-company arguments generally involve very serious issues and the best way to resolve them is legal action or mediation in many cases.
When two or more people own and run an organization, there are bound to be disputes. Arguments and differences of opinions between those who lead are often very difficult to handle without damaging interpersonal relationships and working arrangements. Most often, the differing points of view arise as a result of one person wanting to go in a direction another does not, haggling over money, hiring disagreements and/or a change in leadership, planned or unplanned.
You can also expect to find breach of financial agreements and breach of contract situations in a workplace. This is considered to be one of the more serious concerns faced by a business and generally speaking, legal advice and counsel is the best route to go. Contracts are legally binding and must be treated accordingly. They must be upheld either legally or voluntarily by common agreement.
If you have been in any of these situations, you will know that things are much more difficult without good legal advice from a skilled business lawyer. Good legal advice is always spot on when you have a business to run that depends on everyone getting along.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know what the causes of car accidents are. But it does take personal responsibility to avoid those accidents.
If you’ve read anything lately on the Internet or in the news about car accident statistics, you’ll notice that they are going up. That’s disturbing news. Unfortunately, most accidents are avoidable (unless it’s a mechanical defect) and people are just not taking responsibility for their actions.
For example, everyone knows that drinking and driving is just asking for an accident to happen. And yet, people go ahead and do it. They think nothing will happen to them, that they will make it home safely, that they haven’t had too much to drink and that they can drive just fine. They don’t stop to think about the consequences of their actions.
They don’t get that they may maim or kill someone’s family member. These roles could well be reversed by the way, with the drinker losing a loved one to a drunk driver. The first person to get outraged over the accident is the person who makes it a habit to drive drunk.
These days, driving while under the influence doesn’t just mean under the influence of booze, it also means under the influence of drugs, which can include street or prescription drugs. It’s quite the social commentary on the direction humanity – that over time, people have come up with more ways to drive dangerously, not taking ultimate responsibility for their actions and addictions.
Driving while fatigued is yet another very common occurrence on the road. Take the case of an Arkansas woman, on her way home from her sister’s wedding shower party that ended at 2 a.m. She was almost home when she dozed off behind the wheel of her car, drifting into the oncoming lane, right into the path of an 18-wheeler. She never knew what hit her. Police reports across the country commonly cite falling asleep at the wheel as the reason for horrific crashes, causing serious injuries and death. This is yet another situation where people don’t take responsibility for their actions. If you’re tired, take a nap. It could save your life.
Observing posted speed limits is also something a great number of people don’t do, often with drastic consequences. Life is about choices, and choosing to speed is choosing to take the risk that something bad will happen if you lose control of your vehicle. Choosing to speed is choosing to put other people’s lives at risk for your fun. Think about that carefully the next time you get behind the wheel of a car and have the itch to let it out full speed. You may end up someplace you weren’t originally going when you left home – in the hospital or dead.
If you’ve been in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, speak to an Arkansas injury and accident lawyer, it will increase your chances of getting a fair settlement. While some people feel they can file an accident claim on their own, they often don’t have the kind of experience needed to deal with the predatory insurance companies. A seasoned and capable Arkansas injury lawyer knows how to handle insurance companies. It’s what they do best and to your benefit.
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