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October 2018 Archives

Should I see a doctor if I walk away from a car crash?

One question that many people ask regarding the aftermath of a car accident is whether they need to see a doctor. Obviously, if you or your passengers suffer serious injuries, this is not applicable, since you will receive medical treatment immediately following the accident. However, the question becomes a bit more difficult to answer if you are physically able to walk away from the crash.

Special attention needed to adapt to e-scooters

Scooters have been around a long time. For much of their history they have been a vehicle for child's play. In recent years, though, the advent of microelectronic motors, batteries and ride-sharing services have sparked an explosion in scooter usage in cities across the U.S., and with it has come a new source of concern about public safety.

Why you should be especially careful behind the wheel this week

Law enforcement and media outlets typically warn us to be particularly careful when driving on certain days of the year. They advise us that drunk driving rates tend to surge around New Year’s or Saint Patrick’s Day. They caution us about rising accident rates over three-day weekends.

How the U.S. Social Security Administration defines “disability”

People who suffer from an injury or disability so severe that it prevents them from working may wonder whether they are eligible for Social Security benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration. Reserved for Americans with the most serious, debilitating conditions, Social Security benefits are monthly payments meant to help people provide for themselves.

Car accidents: The devastating impact of spinal cord injuries

Everyone knows how dangerous cars cans be, yet careless drivers cause collisions every day. Car accidents are a significant cause of spinal cord trauma in the West Palm Beach area. Most drivers follow the law and courtesies of the road and assume that other motorists will too. Unfortunately, some vehicle operators seem to have no regard for how their actions can affect them and others. Distractions, inebriation, unruly passengers and fatigue are several of the many factors that lead to motor vehicle collisions and spinal cord injuries

The do’s and don’ts of using a car seat

Having a baby brings with it many new questions that you’ve never before considered. What’s the trick to making your little one sleep through the night? What’s the right age to start potty training? What kind of car seat should you get, and what’s the proper way to use it?

How do you prove a driver was distracted?

Distracted driving is one of the deadliest hazards you can encounter on the road. Most drivers are well-aware of the danger that texting and driving presents. There are endless other forms of distraction, too, which can be equally detrimental to your ability to drive safely. If you have been a victim of an accident caused by such a driver, you may wonder how you can prove distraction to establish liability in court.

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