When you are injured in a car accident, you have several options for dealing with the way it's affected your life. Many accident victims trust the at-fault driver's insurance company to pay them what is fair. Others decide they are owed more than what the insurer wants to offer and try to negotiate for a settlement. The only other option when those two don't work out is to take your personal injury case to court.
Many people do not realize that they have the right to refuse to take a breathalyzer during a traffic stop, and because they do not know they have this right, people will commonly take the test even though they do not want to. If you are pulled over, you should realize that you could refuse to take the test; however, if you refuse this, there are consequences you should know about.
If you do not accept a plea bargain in your criminal case, you will be required to go through a formal trial. The trial may not take place for many months after the initial charges were filed, but it will eventually take place. When it does, here are the main stages you should expect. Choosing a jury While you could choose to go through a bench trial, most defendants prefer a jury trial.
Long term disability is an insurance program that replaces a portion or all of your income if you suffer from an injury or condition that prevents you from working for extended period. Though most individuals associated long term disabilities with physical injuries or diseases, it's possible to make a claim if you have a mental illness that interferes with your ability to do your job. Here are a few things you should know about making a long term disability claim for mental illness.
There are a lot of different things that can contribute to a truck accident -- but would you believe that the amount of time a trucker spends sitting at a loading dock is one of them? Learn more about the surprising impact loading and unloading delays have on roadway safety. "Detention Time" Is A Truck Driver's Enemy "Detention time" is what truckers call every minute in excess of the industry standard -- which is two hours -- given for loading and unloading their cargo.