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A delay in symptoms doesn't make an injury any less painful

A motor vehicle accident can take place at any given moment, and even a minor accident runs the unfortunate risk of placing your safety at risk. If another car hits yours while you are out driving on Ohio roads, your first instinct may pertain to seeking medical care for any apparent injuries you might suffer in the process.

While some accident injuries may present immediate symptoms, others can be somewhat less apparent. Some injuries might not develop symptoms for several days after the collision, and unfortunately, similar health concerns can have severe consequences.

The first settlement offer after a crash will probably be too low

You've just been through a harrowing experience. Another vehicle slammed into yours, and you suffered serious injuries. As you lie in your hospital bed, an insurance adjuster either calls you or shows up to your room to take your statement. This may be the first clue as to how the process of receiving an insurance settlement may go.

First, when it comes to making that statement, you may want to put it off until you have a chance to speak with an attorney. The insurance company will use any statements you make against you when it comes to offering you a settlement. Sometime after you file your claim, the adjuster will more than likely offer you a settlement, probably before you even know how long it will take you to recover, what ongoing medical care you may need or whether the accident caused you permanent injuries.

Can aggressive driving put your life in danger?

Your client at work is demanding, your children are fighting in the backseat and another driver just cut you off. Stress is running high and your immediate inclination is to retaliate against the other driver, but should you?

Aggressive driving, and its more extreme cousin road rage, may seem justified in the moment, but it can easily cause an accident, injury or even death. What should all drivers know about aggressive driving?

Is Having A Dog In The Car A Distraction?

Unfortunately, most of us deal with distracted drivers daily. It could be someone who is texting while driving, talking on a cell phone, eating while behind the wheel, or even applying makeup in the lane next to you. These examples are obvious instances of distracted driving, but there are some you may not have even considered. One potentially dangerous situation is driving with a dog in the car.

Avoiding Left Turn Accidents on Motorcycles

Left turn accidents can be devastating for a motorcycle rider in Dayton, and the sad news is that many of these could be prevented simply by drivers being more aware of motorcycles. A left turn accident occurs when a car makes a left turn without properly gauging the safe conditions to do so. Especially since motorcycles can be more difficult to see, a motorcycle coming in the opposite direction could be put at a very high risk for an accident when a car going the opposite direction makes a left turn at an inappropriate time. 

Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Montgomery County OH?

While many people may associate a personal injury lawyer in Montgomery County OH with only handling car accident cases, this is often not the case. An individual may need to retain a personal injury lawyer in Montgomery County OH after suffering any injury caused by another person's negligence. 

What Every Person Should Know about Personal Injury Cases

Most people never expect to be in an accident and suffer from a debilitating injury. When an accident does happen, knowing what to do next could have a big impact on your quality of life from that point forward. If you are injured due to someone else's fault, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Attkisson Law Firm for a personal injury lawyer in Dayton Ohio who will navigate your case through the legal system while you take the time you need to heal. 

What You Don't Know about Being Injured on the Job

Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that was designed to protect employees who are injured on the job. Workers' comp also helps to protect employers by limiting the action that employees can take in an effort to win compensation. Although the process may seem simple on the surface, the process for making a claim is more complex than many people realize. When a claim is denied, you may have the option to file an appeal if you disagree with the final decision. Although many people file worker's compensation claims on their own after being injured, it is always advisable to hire a qualified work accident lawyer if your initial claim is denied. 

Common Misconceptions about Car Accident Injuries

When a person is injured in a car accident, it can be a stressful and confusing time. Suddenly, there are medical bills to worry with and they may not be able to return to work to get the income they need to pay their normal bills. At the same time they are trying to heal physically and emotionally from their injury, they have more issues to deal with than ever before. Too often, feelings of hopelessness or desperation can result in their not getting the medical care or the financial compensation they need. Attorney Kevin Attkisson is an experienced car accident lawyer in Dayton who can help you understand your rights and get the best outcome for your case. 

When to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Dayton

The laws pertaining to motorcycle operation vary from state to state. In Ohio, motorcycle operators must wear eye protection unless they have a windscreen, are allowed to ride beside another motorcycle in a single lane, and are required to wear a helmet only if under the age of 18. To obtain a motorcycle license, the driver must pass a motorcycle written test and either complete the basic rider's course or pass a skills test. A motorcycle driver may take every step possible to ensure they are operating their motorcycle within the limits of the law. Unfortunately, many other drivers on the roads don't have the same courtesy. 

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