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Recent Examples of Personal Injury Settlement Amounts & What You Should Expect

Recent Examples of Personal Injury Settlement Amounts & What You Should Expect

We’re sorry to hear about your accident. No amount of money can repair the damages you’ve suffered to your health, but it doesn’t hurt to be compensated for someone else’s mistake. If you feel flustered after your accident, you’re not alone. Many people aren’t sure what they should get from such traumatic experiences. Let’s look at a few recent examples of personal injury settlement amounts for you and your lawyer to glean information from. Examples of Personal Injury Settlement Amounts Personal injury settlement amounts vary wildly based on what happened, the extent of the injuries incurred, who’s at fault, and your representation. Here, we’ll show you some recent court settlement amounts to give you an idea of what you’re getting involved with. The Cyclist and the Low Hanging Branch Be careful on your bicycle. In this case, a young man was cycling and collided with a low-hanging tree branch that he didn’t see. The insurance companies contended that the accident was the fault of the man and that the tree branches were visible enough to avoid. Reconstruction and tree experts were brought in to prove that the low-hanging branch was an “accident waiting to happen.” The man settled for $110,000 from the insurance companies. Maryland Route 97 Car Accident In 2016, a woman was traveling on Route 97 in Anne Arundel County. She was stopped in traffic and was subsequently rear-ended. Since she didn’t immediately believe herself to be injured, police weren’t called. The $5,300 of damage to her vehicle was reported, but she later had experienced degeneration in her spinal discs from a prior accident. She thus received neck block injections and...
Did Your Latest Vacation Leave You Hurting? Here’s How to Navigate a Cruise Ship Accident

Did Your Latest Vacation Leave You Hurting? Here’s How to Navigate a Cruise Ship Accident

According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), 100 million people sailed the seas between 2005 and 2011. Since 2005, there have been 448 major accidents. Most people view taking a vacation on a cruise ship as a fun experience. There’s food, entertainment, and you can travel to several destinations without changing your room. But when a cruise ship accident occurs, the fun stops. According to cruise ship accident statistics, in 2017 alone, 17 people fell overboard. Many victims of cruise ship accidents aren’t sure where to turn when it happens to them. Keep reading to learn where to start if you were injured on a cruise ship. Read Your Ticket After a Cruise Ship Accident Most people don’t bother to read the fine print when they sign up for a cruise. After all, who expects to be injured or become the victim of a crime? But, due to poor judgment, poorly skilled staff, and bad behavior of staff or another passenger, problems can and do arise. If you read your cruise line ticket, you’ll notice that it contains a number of provisions. These provisions will directly impact you if you’re the victim of personal injury or wrongful death while cruising. Most provisions include time bar limitations, forum selection clauses, waivers of liability, and independent contractor notices. Some clauses are enforced while others aren’t. Time Bar Limitations As with most other types of personal injury claims, there is a time limitation. Most require that you file a suit within one year from the date of the accident. However, there have been cases where the doctrine of equitable estoppel was...

Prescription Medication Safety Precautions

Most Americans take a prescription medication of some kind every day. Whether it is treatment for a chronic condition or a short round of antibiotics, it’s important to follow common safety precautions so your medication provides you with all of the health benefits that it should. 1. OTC Medications Matter Often times when our doctors are getting our medical history and current medications, we leave out supplements or vitamins. Always remember to tell you doctor about any kind of supplementation you include in your daily routine because even other the counter medication can interfere with prescription medication. 2. Follow the Doctor’s Orders Make sure to pay attention to any special instructions your doctor gives you while going over your treatment plan. These instructions are usually included on the bottle or vial of your medication as well, but listening to your doctor’s instructions will enable to you get clarification on anything you’re unsure about. 3. Stick to the Recommended Dosage Unless specifically instructed to, never change the dosage of your medication. This includes taking more than the prescribed amount at a time and taking less. Unless advised to do so, never split your prescription pills in half, crush them, or otherwise tamper with them. Medication is in the form that fits its purpose best; altering this could alter the effects. The prescription strength is calculated based on your weight so make sure to keep your doses consistent and as instructed.   4. Take Your Full Course If you’re prescribed medication by your doctor, take it for the recommended amount of time. Stopping medication early, especially without prior approval from your...

Top 5 of the World’s Coolest Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships combine the ease and convenience of an all inclusive resort with the excitement of traveling to new places. What’s better than falling asleep at one port, only to awake in a new one? Over the years, cruise ships have become more luxurious and pack even more exciting features into each ship as this mode of travel grows in popularity. Gourmet food, Broadway style shows, and top notch service await you on these top 5 coolest cruise ships: 1. The Celebrity Silhouette This massive ship can hold over 2,800 passengers comfortably. It’s part of Celebrity’s Solstice Class and its features include 10 restaurants, art classes, luxury shopping onboard, and a cabana-style outdoor space designed for relaxation. 2. Disney Fantasy The Disney Fantasy can accommodate about 4,000 passengers with 1,250 staterooms. The 1,450 member staff and crew work to make your experience a magical one your family will never forget! Dining options vary from adults-only venues to themed restaurants that are frequented by some of the most beloved Disney characters. There are three pools, a water slide, and great activities for kids happening all day long.   3. Emerald Princess The Emerald Princess is one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet with over 1,500 cabins and a 1,200 member crew. With gourmet restaurants featuring hand- rolled sushi, steak, and seafood, 24 hour room service, a wine bar, and buffets, you definitely won’t go hungry. Four pools, 7 whirlpools, a spa and fitness center, casino, activity desk, and duty-free shopping will make your trip unforgettable!   4. Seven Seas Voyager This luxurious all inclusive ship makes travel worry-free. Alcoholic beverages, gratuities, and...