3 Traits That Make An Effective Personal Injury Lawyer

You’re in a car accident and you do everything you’re supposed to. You make sure you, your passengers and the individuals in the other car are okay. You call emergency services as needed. Now, here comes to harder part, the part you have to dig for sometimes. How do you know which injury lawyer to go to when you’ve been injured? You might be out of work for a while. Your medical expenses might skyrocket. You could lose out on weeks upon weeks of wages from the job.

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You might even be terminated. For those reasons, it’s a good idea to have an experienced and exceptional personal injury lawyer on your side. However, it can be difficult to know what to look for in an attorney. Here are some of the traits shared by Kanner & Pintaluga Review for an effective personal injury lawyer.

An Attorney Who Specializes

Injury law encompasses a ton of different types of laws and accidents including everything from car crashes to slips and falls. For that reason, finding an attorney who has ample experience in the field of law that most closely applies to your situation is of great importance. Put your demands for compensation in their hands if you trust them. The right lawyer can make all the difference.

Persistent

You want an attorney who won’t give up at the first sign of trouble or the first “no.” You want an attorney with some tenacity who will go to bat for you and knows how to negotiate. Be sure that they’re prepared to take the case to trial, even if it isn’t the preferred way to resolve the situation.

Great Communication

As is the case with any relationship, communication is key. Find an attorney who knows how to communicate his or her plans for your case, someone who is able to engage you in back and forth. It is your case, your life and your wages after all.

Originally posted at  http://kpattorney.com/2017/03/30/3-traits-every-effective-personal-injury-lawyer/

Head And Spinal Cord Injuries Law

Traumatic Brain and Head Injuries

Any brain or spinal cord injury can mean serious and long-term consequences for victims and their families.  After an accident, you should seek legal assistance with one of our experienced attorneys as soon as possible to ensure that you are receiving appropriate medical treatment and that you have someone to advocate and protect your rights.

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Kanner & Pintaluga Review focuses on helping our clients get the financial assistance they need after an accident.

Spinal Cord Injury

Our attorneys understand that a spinal cord injury completely changes the victim’s life and often times those who undertake care for the victim.  Seemingly insurmountable medical costs arise from paralysis and are often extremely difficult to measure and calculate into the future.  Ongoing medical care and specialized treatment almost always factor into spinal cord injury claims.  In representing spinal cord injury victims, our lawyers account for and understand that adaptive technologies and medical technologies are always evolving.  Due to the fluid nature of spinal cord injury care in the medical field, our lawyers understand and fight for settlements that take this into consideration with a budget that allocates and accounts for improved medical devices.  We also understand the importance of evaluating and acquiring current and former compensation from the victim’s place of employment including health care insurance and retirement benefits.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is caused by unexpected or blunt force to the head such as an object penetrating the skull and impacting the brain, or the head making impact with some object.  When representing clients in this area, our lawyers emphasize the importance of obtaining long-term compensation with traumatic brain injury.  In order for victims to make significant recovery in many cases, these types of injury accidents may require ongoing treatments, surgery, speech therapy, physical therapy, psychiatric therapy, occupational therapy, and other medical rehabilitation services in an attempt to achieve maximum recovery.  Our experienced brain injury lawyers will help you receive monetary compensation for all brain injury related expenses.

Consequences of Head and Spine Injuries

Head, neck, spine, and brain injuries can potentially cause significant cognitive deficits, leaving many victims unable to care for themselves, speak, or even continue to stay employed.  Particularly, spine injuries may result in some form of paralysis, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia.  These are extremely serious conditions which often require years and years of future medical care along with the anticipated cost of care.  Our attorneys have the experience necessary to calculate the total cost of the injury including scenarios for future medical care.  Our attorneys then work to prove that the injury was caused by negligence and calculate the total cost of the injury.  To learn more, contact our experienced head injury attorneys.

As with all personal injury cases for our clients, there is absolutely no cost to you unless we win your case.  Do not hesitate to contact an attorney at Kanner & Pintaluga Review if you have suffered a head or spinal cord injury.
Originally posted at http://kpattorney.com/

Staying Safe As A Pedestrian | Kanner & Pintaluga Review

When we think about travel safety, we often focus on driving. However, the phrase “I could get hit by a bus” exists for a reason. Walking around town comes with its own risks and safety hazards.

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When you’re walking you’re at a unique disadvantage — you’re going up against a 2,000-pound car, after all. If you’re on a bicycle, you face even more challenges as risks. Some cars hug the bike lane. Some roads don’t even have bike lanes and you’re tasked with sharing the road with cars eager to drive around you. For those reasons, we’ve come up with a few tips to help you get home safely, even if you have to cross a few roads and avoid some buses.

Be Seen!

While you probably don’t want to wear an orange safety vest everywhere you go, it can be helpful to wear bright colors, especially at night. As per Kanner & Pintaluga Review, when you’re about to cross a street, make sure to stand clear of large trucks and buses which might obstruct drivers’ ability to see you as they approach the crosswalk. If you’re walking at night in dimly lit areas, consider bringing a flashlight so drivers can see you from a distance.

Pay Attention!

It’s important to stay in the crosswalk as a pedestrian. Drivers are conditioned to expect you there, not in the middle of the road. Also be sure to make eye contact with drivers before you cross. Be sure that they’re paying attention and acknowledge your presence. Just because the light is red doesn’t mean the guy behind the wheel has decided to stop.

 It should go without saying, but some people still don’t look both ways before crossing the street. Obey the signals and, for the sake of all of us, please look up from your phone as you walk across busy intersections.

Originally posted at  http://kpattorney.com

Five Mistakes To Avoid Being A Dog Bite Victim

Anyone who is a victim of a dog bite attack has a legal right to receive recover compensation if liability can be imposed against the owner who is responsible for the dog. The majority of people who file claims are very much surprised to discover how far the insurance company will go to avoid paying a fair settlement.

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Approaching the insurance companies with frivolous or unfounded claims can create devastating consequences in the legal claim and can significantly reduce the amount of compensation that the insurance company is required to pay; and the insurance company will go to extraordinary lengths to defeat the claim. No matter how minor or significant, committing one or more mistakes during this process can leave you in a predicament that results in an unreasonable amount of compensation or you paying out of your own pocket.

To help you out, here are five mistakes shared by Kanner & Pintaluga Review to avoid when filing a claim for a dog bite attack:

#1 – Failing To Take Photographs Of Your Injuries

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” This is extremely important, you should take multiple photographs over the period of time since the incident; from the initial moment after the attack and during the course of time it takes for the injury to heal. Often times the value of a dog bite injury is truly dependent on the appearance of the initial injury, alongside the appearance of the subsequent disfigurement and significant scarring that develops over time. Insurance companies will often push for a large and consistent amount of photographs, especially if the injury is significant with any prominent scars or disfigurement that are severe.

#2 – Failing To Seek Medical Treatment

Most insurance companies may refuse to believe that the injury is serious unless medical attention has been received, so cleaning and wrapping up your own injury would be a setback when filing your claim. If the injury is serious enough to warrant medical attention, then you need to immediately consult with a doctor, or go to your local emergency room. Keep in mind; a visit to the doctor will result in the creation of a chart that follows the history of your injury from the initial visit to the emergency room or consulting with your doctor, to check up visits on the status of your injury. This will be documented permanently in your medical records.

#3 – Failing To Notify The Proper Authorities

If you have been bitten, the proper authorities should be immediately notified.
This may include the police or the local animal control agency. An investigation by the authorities can produce information and witness statements that may be critical in helping you establish liability against the animal’s owner.

#4 – Failing To Document Everything

You should immediately write a statement about the attack while everything is still fresh in your mind; reason being is your claim may take months, or even years to resolve, and your memory will not be as credible as the immediate statement. You should keep a file of records, documents, and photographs related to the claim such as medical records, information about the dog, names, addresses, and phone numbers of witnesses and the dog owner involved in the incident. If the dog owner has insurance, they will request recorded statement for their insurance company. Do not give a statement; insurance companies will use your statement to search for any holes in your story about the incident. If you decide to hire a lawyer, your file of records and documents can provide enormous assistance to the attorney and their staff in representing you.

#5 – Failing To Hire a Lawyer

If your injuries are serious or permanent, then it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer to help resolve your claim. The dog bite victim should immediately hire and have counsel act on their behalf to ensure that no mistakes are made, and that everything is handled professionally so the chances of recovering a settlement is maximized. Also, by attempting to settle your case on your own you take the risk that you might do or say something that would permanently damage the case in some way. If you make any statement that contradicts with authority statements or medical records, it can make it impossible for your lawyer to resolve the case for a maximum value of compensation. Many times the insurance company will assign a dog bite case to the person whom has the most knowledge and experience with these claims. Remember that insurance companies go to great lengths to train their adjusters on digging up information to use against you with given or lack of information to minimize your claim.

Originally posted at http://kpattorney.com/

Tips For Spring Break Road Trips

It’s that time of year again when millions of people head off on a vacation over spring break. College students may be heading out for a road trip to warm weather, visit friends, or family. Driving to a destination is one of the most popular transportation methods for spring break trips. With all the warm-air revelry happening, it’s easy to see why spring break could be one of the most dangerous times on the road.

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Here are a few tips shared by Kanner & Pintaluga Review for the road ahead for an exciting spring break:

RESEARCH BEFORE YOU GO

No matter the destination, driving is so much easier when there’s a plan. Make sure you map out your travel routes & activities to avoid wasting time getting lost & stressing out.

TAKE TURNS

When you’re going on a road trip, take turns behind the wheel & make sure someone is sitting in the passenger seat. They can help keep you awake, aware, keep an eye out for traffic, and help with directions.

BRING SNACKS

Pack lots of snacks that are easy to eat, keep energy levels high & don’t need to be refrigerated. You won’t regret it.

TRAVEL LIGHTLY

Remember, there’s limited space in a car, and you are going to be sitting in the car for a while. Try your best not to over pack.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SPARE TIRE

Before you leave for your road trip, double-check to make sure your trunk is equipped with your ‘donut’ tire. It may be beneficial to watch some online tutorials on how to change a tire.

CREATE A PLAYLIST

Make sure you’ve updated your phone with upbeat music. Mellow music will make you tired on your road trip and tired drivers are just as dangerous as drunk drivers. Don’t forget your car charger!

AVOID ALCOHOL

If you know you’re going to be driving, don’t drink. Drinking & driving is extremely dangerous and increases your risk of getting into an accident.

ABIDE THE TRAFFIC LAWS

Make sure you’re driving at a reasonable speed on your road trip route. A$600 speeding ticket will definitely put a damper on your spring break.

DETERMINE MILEAGE

Fuel is a major expense on road trips. Use a RTA Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much money & gas you will need for the whole trip.

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

Find out before you depart for your road trip if your auto insurance covers roadside assistance. If not, consider purchasing AAA.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car crash or truck accident and are in need of an accident attorney, don’t forget to call the Law Offices of Kanner & Pintaluga Review, P.A. by dialing 1-800-411-PAIN.

Originally posted at http://kpattorney.com/

Victim Compensation and Wrongful Death Damages

A catastrophic accident can have enduring and tragic consequences for innocent victims. In the worst cases, they can even be fatal. When they are, surviving family members are forced to confront overwhelming grief, shock and anxiety about the future. Sadly, instead of being able to take the necessary time to grieve and console one another, victims’ families are often met with a long line of practical, financial, and legal challenges.

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If you have lost a loved one to another party’s reckless actions, the attorneys at Kanner & Pintaluga Review understand the complex issues you are facing. We will take on the fight to acquire fair compensation from the party responsible, allowing you to focus on caring for yourself and your family.

Wrongful Death Compensation

It is impossible to find true compensation for the loss of a family member. However, a successful wrongful death claim can at least ease some of the complications your family is facing during this difficult time. Our wrongful death attorneys at Kanner & Pintaluga can help you pursue repayment for losses such as:

  • The deceased person’s financial contributions to the household
  • The deceased person’s companionship, guidance and support
  • The deceased person’s benefits (pension, health insurance, etc.)
  • Any medical expenses related to the deceased person’s injuries
  • Funeral and burial costs

Many jurisdictions authorize surviving family members to be compensated in a wrongful death lawsuit for financial as well as non-financial losses. This may include loss of financial support, love, care, comfort, guidance, supervision, home assistance and general society. In wrongful death lawsuits, many jurisdictions allow financial compensation for surviving family members for their personal grief and suffering. Eligibility and damages available for bringing a lawsuit vary from state to state.

As with all personal injury cases for our clients, there is absolutely no cost to you unless we win your case. Do not hesitate to contact an attorney at Kanner & Pintaluga Review if you have you believe you have a wrongful death case. To schedule a consultation with an attorney regarding a wrongful death case, please call 1-800-586-5555 or feel free to contact us via email.

Originally posted at http://kpattorney.com/

Bicycle And Pedestrian Accidents in USA

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Each year, more than 500,000 people in the United States are treated in emergency departments, and more than 700 people die as a result of bicycle-related injuries. Children are at particularly high risk for bicycle-related injuries.  Children 15 years and younger typically account for 59% of all bicycle-related injuries seen in United States emergency departments.
As most bike riders are aware, drivers of cars and trucks do not pay sufficient attention to their surroundings, and frequently fail to respect the rights of cyclists.  Tragically, bike riders are often injured or killed by motorists who:

  • Do not check their blind spot before lane changes
  • Attempt right turns directly in front of oncoming bicyclists
  • Fail to give sufficient space on the shoulder
  • Open doors in front of them
  • Operate their vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Ignore stop signs
  • Exit from driveways or side streets without looking

Typical Injuries 

According to Kanner & Pintaluga Review, victims of bicycle accidents can result in the following serious injuries:

  • Head trauma
  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal injuries
  • Dismemberment or amputation
  • Neck injuries
  • Lacerations and major bruising
  • Facial injuries or trauma

Steps to Take if Involved in a Bicycle-Related Accident 

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Bicycle accidents can occur despite the skill of the cyclist or even if the cyclist is extremely cautious and aware of the surrounding area.  If you are involved in an accident, take the following steps:

  1. Seek prompt medical attention for any injuries that you have sustained.
  2. Make sure to get the insurance, driver’s license and vehicle information from any drivers involved in the accident.
  3. Contact the police and have an accident report written up just as you would if the accident involved two motor vehicles.
  4. Obtain the contact information of any witnesses.  Often, liability is contested by motorists in bicycle accident cases, so witnesses can be extremely important in proving liability.
  5. If possible, take photos of the accident scene, your injuries and the damage to your bike.
As with all personal injury cases for our clients, there is absolutely no cost to you unless we win your case.  Do not hesitate to contact an attorney at Kanner & Pintaluga if you have been injured in a Bicycle accident.