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How to Make a Car Accident Compensation Claim

How to Make a Car Accident Compensation Claim

In 2015, Los Angeles was considered to be the busiest roads. A driver usually spends 81 hours driving on the roads of Los Angeles. So, being busy freeways, they are prone to accidents on a day-to-day basis.

When we talk about the congestion level of roads, Greater Los Angeles is listed as the world’s fourth largest congested freeway segments. Accidents are common in such congested roads.

According to a poll held in Los Angeles, traffic was considered to be the top concern. So, taking it as a major concern, you should take precautions when driving. In case you encounter an accident, you should understand the claim process and how a lawyer can help.

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Automobile accidents are generally followed by the compensation claim that requires a long-term process. The assistance of professional accident attorney is highly required to omit unnecessary hurdles in the compensation process and get the best value from the insurance firm.

What to Do After an Accident

Car accidents happen more often than other automobile accidents. Calling the police should be the immediate action after the accident, as it will become a valid proof from your end. No matter, how mild or severe the damage is, you should call the police to become the witness of the scene.

Along with that, maintain the whole data related to the accident. It will help you to shorten the barriers during claiming process. Try to collect as much data as possible of the accident. Also, prepare yourself with documents required for the claim. The documents you will need are:

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  • Photographs of the accident scene with both the vehicles present.
  • Photographs of your injuries (regardless of the level of injury)
  • All the receipts and reports received for medical care.
  • Receipts of all bills since the accident.
  • Letter from your employer detailing missed work and the amount of income you lost.

Amount of Money You Can Receive

The amount that you can compensate from the insurance firm totally depends on the level of injuries occurred. It also depends upon the data that you provide during the claiming process.

So, always collect the receipts, bills and reports of all the medical assistance you have undergone for your medical treatment. The more data you provide to the car accident attorney, the stronger your case will be.

If you’re interested, you can get in touch with your car accident lawyers and know the possible range of the amount that you can get. You can also check the valid range via online accident claim calculators. For a minor injury, the compensation will be less whereas for a serious injury, you can even get a huge amount.

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Choose the Best Accident Attorney

The claims process starting from the first day of documentation till the day of receiving payment is really a long process that may cause you even more loss in terms of time and money. Also, being a novice in this field, you will not be able to claim as much amount as you are capable for.

Car accident lawyers can help you get the amount you deserve. They are highly proficient and knowledgeable people who can shorten the whole process and even represent you in many situations, saving you precious time.

How to Choose the Right Lawyer for Your Case

These factors should be considered when choosing a lawyer:

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  • Online reviews
  • Recommendations from friends and family
  • Past experience
  • Cost

Prevent car accidents

Here are some ways to prevent accidents while driving:

  • Keep your eyes on the road and scan the area ahead.
  • Do not use your cellphone! Use comfortable headphones or use Bluetooth connection while callling.
  • Drive with your hands in the 9 and 3 o’clock positions.
  • Always follow the posted speed limit.
  • Slow down your speed and be more cautious while driving at night.
  • All seat belts should always be on.
  • Do not drive if you’re tired or drunk.

Featured photo credit: stonehewermoss via stonehewermoss.co.uk

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Last Updated on June 8, 2018

10 Harsh But True Illustrations that Show Our Changed Society

10 Harsh But True Illustrations that Show Our Changed Society

Let’s face it.  We are living in a digital age, and there is absolutely no turning back. One of the biggest influences on society these days is social media. It affects us both positively and negatively. Social media was originally designed for people to share interesting facets of their lives with their friends, but it has become so much more than what it intended to be. It is now a medium for information to pass around the globe. In many cases, people first learn about current events through Twitter or Facebook before hearing about them from conventional news sources.

We also rely on technology for nearly everything we do. People these days seem as if they can’t go anywhere or do anything without their smartphones, tablets, or laptops. They need to be in constant contact with others via electronic devices.

However, there is also a downside to be too connected to social media and electronic devices. We are too dependent on them, which make us oblivious to what we are doing to ourselves. Being too connected can have a negative effect on our lives and the society as a whole. Here are 10 true illustrations that show how our society is negatively impacted because of the use of technology.

1. Facebook is eating away at your time.

Facebook is eating away your time

    How much time do you usually spend each day on Facebook or other social networking sites? Is it hindering your productivity? Do you find yourself wasting time to a point where you don’t even know where it goes? If the answer is yes, Facebook might have eaten away at your time.

    2. We’ve become “Likeaholics.”

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    Likeaholic

      When you are posting something on Facebook, are you doing it just to see how many of your friends will give it the proverbial thumbs up? This illustration shows that some people are treating “Likes” on Facebook as if it was a drug they needed to inject into their bloodstreams.

      3. Our electronics have priority over our lives.

      priorities

        Given a choice between your dying phone battery or you dying, which will you choose? In this case, the man in this illustration chose to charge his phone over to sustain his own life. As a society, we need to be more careful of our priorities.

        4. Our devices are ruining intimacy.

        lack of intimacy

          Have you and your loved one ever spent time together where each of you is on your phone instead of communicating face-to-face with each other? Has society reached the point where we can’t even be intimate with each other without being on our phones at the same time?

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          5. Families aren’t spending quality time together.

          mother baking

            Here is a mother making holiday cookies, but what are the kids doing? They are not making cookies with their mother. Instead, every one of them has their faces buried in their own electronic devices. Television used to be what parents use to babysit their kids. Now, it’s a tablet, phone, laptop or video game that does the job.

            6.  We’d rather record someone than help them.

            drowning

              A lot is happening in this illustration. A black man is drowning and asking for help. One person has a gun pointed at him. The other person has their iPhone pointed at him and is recording the scene, but is not interested to help this man.

              7. Society is sleeping, it’s sleeping its life away.

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              sleeping your life away

                Time is money. After we have wasted the long period of time on social media, we are losing the most valuable currency we have – our time in this world.

                8.  Despite all the technology we have, we still want what someone else has.

                wanting what someone else is having

                  There’s an old saying that goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” This illustration shows that despite all that we have, we are still not satisfied with our lives.

                  9. Sensationalism still sells.

                  free expression

                    With the information overload that exists today, the media still looks for sensationalism. Here’s a woman who feels she has something important to say, but the media only cares about her because she is naked. Would the news media still have microphones in front of her if she wasn’t standing there topless?

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                    10. In the end, with all of this, we are still killing the planet.

                    gun to mother earth

                      This last illustration argues that despite all of our technological gains, we are still polluting the earth as if we have a virtual gun pointed at Mother Nature. As we build bigger cities and higher technology, how much more damages can we continue to do before putting our lives at risk?

                      Featured photo credit: Michael Summers via flickr.com

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