Monthly Archives: May 2018

Here’s How to Know if You’ve Been Involved in a Staged Car Accident

It can be hard to believe for some people, but not all vehicle accidents are “accidents.” Some car accidents are actually created purposefully. Some criminal networks will actually deceive car insurance companies out of millions of dollars, all the while innocent consumers will be paying huge prices in higher insurance premiums. No one wants to be fooled by a staged car accident, so here are some things to look out for if you suspect you were involved in one. What Are the Signs I Have Been in a Staged Car Accident? Sudden stops: This is the most common type of staged car accident tactic. If you are in a smooth traffic flow and a car pulls up beside you, remain aware of his or her following actions. The driver could attempt to drive in front of you and slam on his or her brakes, resulting in a rear-end crash. A…
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How Can Repetitive Stress Injuries Occur in the Workplace?

Workplace injuries can usually be viewed as single, catastrophic and extreme incidents, such as explosions, fires or life-altering injuries. However, workplace injuries do not always have to result from a sudden, isolated event. Many injuries in the workplace can occur from small and repetitive actions over a period of time that have been performed on a regular basis, also known as repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). These injuries can be harder to spot, but as a Tennessee employee you have the right to recover for them under your employer’s workers’ compensation benefits. How Can I Develop a Repetitive Stress Injury? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are hundreds of different types of repetitive stress injuries that result from gradual wear and tear of the body. RSIs are the largest category of workplace injuries, far more than slips and falls or scrapes and cuts. For an RSI to…
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Common Mistakes People Make Right After a Car Accident

Nobody can predict when you will be involved in a car accident, but car accidents happen every day. Many people do not know what steps to take after an accident because they assume it won’t happen to them. These common mistakes that people make after a crash can result in large financial costs, and they can hurt the victim’s chances of gaining full compensation from their insurance company or other driver involved. What Are the Most Common Mistakes People Make After a Car Accident? Not contacting law enforcement: A police report could be a crucial part of your injury case because it will outline what happened to cause the accident. Without any valid documentation from a police officer right after the car accident, your lawsuit will have a much lower chance of succeeding. Admitting fault: Don’t jump to apologizing and admitting fault right when the car accident occurs. This simple…
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