Should I use my own health insurance after an auto accident that was not my fault?

The answer to this question is “yes”; you can use your health insurance and you should use your health insurance.

I often have clients that ask me this question, thinking the other at fault driver should pay their medical bills up front or the client thinks that they should use their automobile insurance instead of their health insurance.  Even some medical providers have mistakenly advised my clients that they cannot use their health insurance after a car accident.  Continue reading “Should I use my own health insurance after an auto accident that was not my fault?”

Seeking Restitution After Being Involved in a Bus Accident in the State of California

Busing transportation systems are widely used in the State of California, especially in metropolitan areas. They are a great means to travel, with many commuters opting for this ridesharing experience regularly. In the State of California, many bus companies have revamped the vehicles to include free Wi-Fi, use clean energy, and offer the convenience of added bus stops. Further, transportation hubs are being created across many regions throughout southern California in an effort to encourage people to use public transportation. Unfortunately, there are many types of accidents that can happen on roadways, and buses are no exception. Continue reading “Seeking Restitution After Being Involved in a Bus Accident in the State of California”

Workplace Injuries: Suing Outside of Workers’ Compensation Claims

If you have been injured at work, you probably have the misconception that the only restitution you can receive will be derived from your employer’s workers’ compensation protection. While this is typically the case, there are in fact many exceptions to this. There are certain elements that may have transpired at the time of your injuries that may allow you to sue for the damages you sustained outside of your employer’s workers’ compensation coverages. Ultimately, workers’ compensation protections are not the only methods of seeking restitution for your workplace injuries. Continue reading “Workplace Injuries: Suing Outside of Workers’ Compensation Claims”

Your Legal Options after You Have Been Struck By a Motor Vehicle

If you have been stuck by a motor vehicle, your primary claim will likely be to hold the driver of the car that hit you responsible for his or her negligence. Depending on the conditions, however, you could potentially be able to bring a claim against the city or town in which the incident took place. Continue reading “Your Legal Options after You Have Been Struck By a Motor Vehicle”

Preventing Workplace Falls for Construction Workers

Construction site jobs can be one of the most dangerous places to work. Construction workers continuously risk being seriously injured when at work.  These types of jobs cause more deaths than almost any other industry in the nation. Typically, falls are one of the most common workplace injuries sustained in a construction site. These falls will almost always be covered under most workers’ compensation regulations but will, however, occasionally allow for third party lawsuits. Continue reading “Preventing Workplace Falls for Construction Workers”