So you’ve managed to juggle a rewarding career while raising a healthy, happy family, and now it’s time to plan for the next exciting, new steps in your own life. The old saying remains true today, when you’ve got your health you’ve got just about everything, but are you really doing all you can to protect your health or are you waiting until something goes wrong to worry?

If you’re turning 65 soon or are looking after a loved one who already has, then I have some great news for you. There are a few simple, worry-saving precautions that can be taken to assure that if you get sick or hurt, your medical bills and needs will be taken care of. The following list of tips was designed for those who are on the fence when it comes to Medicare supplemental insurance and will help guide them in the right direction when it comes to picking the best Medicare supplemental plan to fit their needs. Waiting to apply for a Medicare supplement plan when something happens and or you need medical treatment; unfortunately, you’ve waited too long.

The following tips have been designed to help you safeguard your health and take control of any Medicare supplemental insurance decisions quickly and correctly so you can keep on enjoying life without worrying about how to pay for future medical procedures.

1. What is Medicare Supplement Anyway & Why Do I Need It? Upon turning 65 years old, most individuals become eligible for Medicare. Some individuals are eligible for Medicare before turning 65 due to a disability. Medicare will only cover a certain amount, however, leaving gaps where the individual has to pay the balance. In most cases this balance can be quite a bit, thus the necessity for a Medicare supplement plan. Medicare supplement plans—also called Medigap plans—will fill in the cracks of coverage that are left with just plain Medicare like deductibles and co-insurance not covered by Medicare.  

2. What Makes Me Medicare-Eligible? Generally, you are eligible for Medicare if you (or your spouse) worked for at least 40 quarters, are 65-years old or older, and are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. If you are not 65 yet, you may still qualify for Medicare coverage due to a disability or are suffering from a disease like end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

3. How Do I Sign Up for Medicare? Signing up for Medicare is easier than you think. If you are enrolled in Social Security you will automatically be enrolled in Medicare and should get your card in the mail about three months before turning 65.

4. Where Can I Find Resources to Help Choose the Best Medicare Supplement Plan? There are a variety of government as well as private resources, the main one being The pros and cons of checking out is that there is so much information on the site that the answer to your specific question is probably buried under tons of other information and could take forever to find. An easier method may be one of the local or national groups like the Senior Advisors Group where Medicare insurance specialists are standing by to assist you with specific questions regarding anything having to do with Medicare enrollment, choosing the best Medicare supplement plan, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D (prescription) plans.

5. What the Heck is Medicare Advantage and Why Am I Getting So Much Literature About It? Medicare Advantage plans are another choice that exist other than the traditional Medicare supplemental plan. Because insurance companies receive significant reimbursements when they enroll you in their Medicare Advantage plans, they will often overwhelm new 65-year olds with tons of information. Don’t be fooled! There are many more choices other than Medicare Advantage, including Medicare supplement plans and Medicare Part D—Medicare’s prescription drug plan. The important thing is you take time and choose the right plan to fit your specific needs.

6. What Are the Differences Between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Plans? There are many differences between these two choices, but the most important thing you need to remember when choosing the best Medicare supplement plan is that you cannot have both. Another main difference is that Medicare Advantage is typically a HMO or PPO while a Medicare supplemental plan is not. Another difference to consider when choosing a supplement plan is that while a Medicare supplement plan will cost a little more, it will give you more freedom and few (if any) co-pays. Medicare Advantage, however, may have restrictions on what doctors you can see and your co-pay will almost always be higher.

So now that you know the basics of Medicare and Medicare supplemental plans go ahead and make a phone call or two to a Medicare insurance specialist in your area and give yourself the gift of peace-of-mind. It really is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and protect your family.

Author Bio: Simone is a writer, researcher, and Philadelphia native whose focus is on health, Medicare, and travel. Her opinions and writings can be found on various industry blogs and forums.


All across the country, people are operating industrial facilities, and they want to make sure that these entities are as safe as humanly possible. When it comes to safety, it is hard to put a price on it. Of course, human life is worth more much than the money you spend! Furthermore, if someone is injured or the equipment is damaged, you are just going to need to pay to replace it.
New Electrical Wiring
Fires are a huge threat for industrial facilities. Not only can faulty electrical wires cause fires within the facility, but they might actually make an explosion occur. Therefore, it would be smart for you to set an appointment with a professional electrician. This individual can assess what you need to do to ensure that you have the best possible system.
Smoke Detectors/Carbon Monoxide Detectors
You also need to have this type of system in place at your industrial facility. With all of the chemicals, gases and other products going through the air, you really never know what could happen. Therefore, you should look into getting a brand new system installed in the facility. It’s smart to get one that is connected to the local fire department and other emergency authorities. Therefore, if a situation was to occur, they would be notified.
Alarm Systems
On top of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, you should also have a regular burglar alarm. During the day, a grand-scale robbery is probably not going to occur if lots of people are around and you have your usual security measures in play. However, when everyone goes home for the night, you need to make sure that the industry is protected. Even if someone does break in, the police will be immediately called. Therefore, the robbers should not be able to get away with too much.
Exploring The Elements
While this is much more of a service than a product, it is something that you absolutely need to do for safety purposes. Of course, if you have been working in the same place for quite some time, you have probably already hired someone to conduct a check on both lead paint and asbestos. These elements can cause serious problems for your health, and you might even develop cancer as a result of them. You need to hire someone to check if you have not, and if you are moving into a new establishment, this step is an absolute must.
Stronger Ladders
Have your employees being using the same old ladders since the dawning of the business? If they constantly need to reach to great heights to grab supplies and such, then you really need to consider their safety and get some new ladders for your facility. These should be very strong and sturdy and able to accommodate the weight of all people who are going to be using them.

Industrial facilities certainly make a lot of products and goods for consumers, but the owners need to keep the employees and space safe as well.

Author Jason Harter is a contractor who is always sure to keep himself and his workers as safe as possible. His job can be found on the list of Top 10 Highest Paying Careers in Building and Construction.
Note: Providing employees with the best PPE equipment is the best way to ensure their safety, whatever hazards pertain to their job.  pb

Oklahoma Combats DUIs with Multi-Agency Mobilization (Guest Post)

The pervasiveness of Drunk Driving is a national, state, and local issue. Every community must find a balance between enforcing and establishing laws that promote responsible drinking and decision making, with the need to support local businesses. In Oklahoma, DUI trends have seen fluctuations over the last decade or so, but with a startling rise in alcohol-related fatalities in 2010, multi-agency initiatives have become a successful tool in combating this problem.

Since 2006, Oklahoma has seen a rise in fatalities in alcohol-related accidents from a low of 157 in 2006, to a high of 266 in 2008. Since that peak, the last three years of Oklahoma drunk driving statistics have shown that alcohol-related fatalities remain a difficult problem to fix. Even as alcohol-related crashes and injuries have seen a persistent drop since 2006 from 5,442 crashes and 4,223 injuries statewide in 2006, to just 4,411 crashes and 2,156 injuries statewide in 2011, fatalities remain high.

On a county level, Oklahoma County and Tulsa County have had the highest cumulative fatalities since 2006, with 142 fatalities in Oklahoma County since 2006. Recent efforts to combat DUI accidents in the County have shown a promising example of a multi-agency mobilization making a successful impact on the trend. On New Year’s Eve, metro-area law enforcement agencies reported 31 DUI arrests in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Between 7 p.m. December 31, 2012 and 7 a.m. January 1, 2012, multiple state and local agencies participated in 31 DUI arrests. The mobilization included the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, and the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission. While Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement officers patrolled establishments that served alcohol, and monitored 41 locations that sell alcoholic beverages, extra officers from all agencies patrolled city streets, keeping an eye out for impaired drivers.

31 DUI arrests in a twelve hour period in one metro area may seem like a large number, but when paired with the database statistics that showed there were no fatalities in the state during that same period, the efforts seem promising. New Year’s Eve is a historically dangerous night on the roads, but initiatives like this help to decrease the number of alcohol-related crashes and fatalities.

Sent to us by Noble McIntyre, Senior Attorney





There can be no doubt that the United States is facing a health care epidemic. All across the nation, there are millions of people fighting addiction and the negative consequences it brings into their lives. These men and women are up against the toughest enemy anyone could ever face: their own mind. The neurochemistry of the brain releases pleasure hormones every time an illegal substance is consumed. It’s why people start using in the first place. It’s why, unfortunately, they get hooked. There are literally an infinite number of different addictions occurring simultaneously here in America. However, there are those addictions that are much more common than others. Here is a brief look at America’s epidemic: our most prevalent addictions and what we’re doing to stop them. 


For anyone over the tender age of 12, Marijuana has become the vice of choice. It is, statistically, the most consumed illicit drug in this nation. The pot industry (both regulated and deregulated) is worth billions alone. 
There is academic debate as of whether or not Marijuana is intrinsically addictive or harmful. Even if it doesn’t have a chemical component making it addicting all, there are a number of people who become addicted due to the pleasant high. A number of people simply outgrow their usage. Some states are fighting addiction by minimizing the illegality of the substance. Rehab services deal with thousands of cases a year in which people become lethargic after extended marijuana usage. So much so that they’re either living in squalor or are entirely dependent on another person.

Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug addiction is the fastest growing addiction in the nation. Every year, thousands of people become addicted to potent medications that should only be distributed by qualified medical professionals. However, that’s often the problem. People receive medication for pain and they become hooked. They seek out the continuance of pleasure and only find the negativity of their addiction.
Children are becoming frequent users of their parent’s medications. Pill parties are reported to be common affairs. The process to becoming detoxified from these drugs can be long and arduous.


Tobacco is the most addictive legally available item on the market. Although usage has gone down over the years thanks to the government’s efforts to prevent nicotine addiction, there are still millions of people who can’t quit smoking. The grip of nicotine is such that most people who try quitting will fail repeatedly– even with medical intervention. It’s a destructive process that can only be stopped through sheer will power and a lot of determination.
Author Bio: Annette Hazard is a freelance blogger that is currently promoting rehab with She usually writes about health issues.


Byline: Alejandra Parada 

You don’t want to wait until last minute to protect your loved ones from a hurricane that can be dangerous and possibly deadly. Listening to hurricane warning messages–usually 36 hours before a storm hits–and figuring out a basic hurricane protection plan can save you a lot of time, money and worry. 

Below are five tips to keep your family, friends, pets, and belongings protected: 

Have an Evacuation Plan

First, contact the National Disaster offices for the closest shelter in your city. Make sure your pets are allowed into the emergency shelter of your choice, if not contact your local Humane Society for information on animal shelters. If the hurricane is heavier than expected, make sure to have an evacuation plan, meaning contact an out-of-state friend or family member that your family can call if separated. 

Gather Important Documentations

Have the following items at hand:

  • 1.  Driver’s license or personal ID
  • 2.  Passport
  • 3.  Social Security card
  • 4.  Proof of residence (deed, lease or utility bills)
  • 5.  Insurance policies, including home, auto, flood, and wind
  • 6.  Birth and marriage certificates
  • 7.  Stocks, bond and other business certificates
  • 8.  Personal checkbook, credit cards, overall anything important in your wallet
  • 9.  Wills, deed, and copies of recent tax returns 

Don’t make the mistake of running back in a damaged house to search for these materials. Remember personal belongings are irreplaceable, but people are not. 

Review Your Insurance Policies

Check if your home and auto insurances are up to date, in case any damages were to happen, confirm the following details: 

  •                Are you covered for additional living expenses?
  •                Do you have flood coverage?
  •                Do you have enough coverage for your valuables? 
  •                Do you have comprehensive car coverage? 

Consider Installing A Backup Generator  

When a hurricane is headed your way, electricity can be lost due to heavy winds, downed power lines and excessive rain. Your family doesn’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on disaster supplies if you invest in a standby generator. You’ll be able to keep your refrigerator on, eliminating the need to eat canned foods or dry fruits and vegetables. You’ll have the whole house working like normal, including being able to charge your cell phone, laptops, and any technological device. Also, you can feel safe knowing your alarm system is still working. Even though portable generators are cheaper, sometimes gas stations don’t have enough power to get gas out of the ground to run it during a hurricane. Standby generators, which are installed into your home permanently, don’t require gasoline.  

Stock Up On Essential Disaster Supplies

Have an emergency supply kit and stock your pantry up with at least a month worth of non-perishable items, such as:

  •               Safety kit
  •               Ropes, tarps, plastic bags as tools for repair
  •               Necessary medicine, including medicine and contacts    
  •               Personal hygiene items like toilet paper, tooth brush and tooth paste
  •               Fill up all cars, trucks, motorcycles, and any driving vehicles with enough gas just in case you are asked to evacuate. 

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There isn’t a day that goes by where someone is hurt trying to move from one house to another. A lot of times, this is caused by haste and not taking the time in order to prevent injury. For what ever reason you need to move, you should always take the time to analyze how items need to be packed and whether or not they are too heavy to lift by yourself. There are many methods to practicing safety when you are loading up the truck.

1. Dolly – No, it’s not your 6-year-old’s companion. Using a dolly to move heavy objects can save a great deal of strain on yourself. It is also faster than trying to pack the item in and out of the house as it is on wheels. Using leverage to hoist and move an object, you can reduce your misery by utilizing one of these devices for nearly everything. The dolly isn’t merely for heavy appliances. You can stack a few boxes and make a single trip to the truck as opposed to walking back and forth.

2. Double-up – There is no shame in asking someone to help you carry a box to the truck. If a box is too heavy, it makes sense to ask for help. This can save undue stress on your back while protecting the items inside from accidental breakage. Instead of working against gravity by yourself, a more stable situation can be created by doubling-up on a heavy box or item. You have no one to prove yourself to and could look like a fool if you wind up getting hurt.

3. Less Packing – In order to reduce the weight of a single box, don’t pack it so full. Some of us may be accustomed to packing as much as possible in a space in order to not be wasteful. However, the more items in the box means the heavier it’s going to be. If you don’t have smaller boxes in order to adjust for the volume of packing, then realize that you don’t need to fill the larger one full if you are unable to lift the package.

4. Braces – Moving your home can be quite the grueling workout. Braces of all kinds can help keep your body from suffering during the process. As we get older, our bodies are wearing down and are unable to function as they once did. This is nothing to be ashamed of since it’s a fact of life. If you don’t have the benefit of having teenage children, wearing a brace on your knees, back, or elbows can help prevent a great deal of pain later on. After all, you don’t want to spend the first week in your new home in agony while popping painkillers.

5. Earlier Packing – If you have intentions of moving within the immediate future, start packing as soon as possible. Spending time packing your home can be more efficient than rushing it at the last second. When we are rushed to accomplish a task, there is a greater chance of having an accident. Take time to pack your belongings and ensure the safety of yourself and your valuables.

It doesn’t take much time or effort to realize that you may need help moving your stuff around. Set aside the macho behavior and ask someone for help. You don’t need to be Hercules and toss your stuff in the truck. Wouldn’t you rather use the energy to unpack your new home as opposed to laying on the floor popping ibuprofen? 

This is a guest post by Liz Nelson from She is a freelance writer and blogger from Houston. Questions and comments can be sent to: liznelson17 @


Vandalism; first defined by the Romans, this ever-present threat continues to give property owners something else to think about when maintaining their asset. In the absence of a single solution to eradicate this problem, those with something to protect must a construct a physical force field, covering both the outer and inner perimeters of their owned area.

The idea behind implementing a watertight security strategy is that almost immediately, the power is handed back to its rightful owner. Vandals like to think that they can stroll into a property, inflict hundreds, sometimes thousands of pounds worth of damage and exit without trace. This sense of control can be denied by introducing two lines of defence, policing key outer and inner zones of a property.    

These are two of the most important areas to protect and, along with natural access control, almost define physical security. With both inner and outer lines covered, here’s what a typical security plan will involve.  

The outer perimeter

Covering – The best way of halting a stream of attacks is to cut off the source – its entry point if you will. Vandals cannot inflict damage on your property without physically getting into it, so you must provide a strong line of security at the cut-off point. This is the outer perimeter, a line that can be crossed on foot or by car that defines where your property starts. This area, technically, is where you have made your initial investment and any damage inflicted from within will have to be repaired by yourself.  

Solutions – Possible solutions for policing an outer perimeter can be anything from a large hedge to more extreme measures, like a barbed wire fence. Some will decide to point their security cameras to this area, or hire a guard to stand by it. These solutions aim to draw a clearly visible line around the property, alerting criminals of where they’re not welcome. In deciding which type of what type of outer solution would suit your own business, you need to weigh up the risk of vandals and assess exactly what might be targeted.   

The inner perimeter

Covering – In the event of your outer perimeter being breached, you must have a second line of security to shield off attacks on your building. The inner perimeter is less of a line and is more or less attached to the asset, so think security measures for halting access via doors, windows and any other entry points.     

Solutions – Although a sturdy lock and key remains at the forefront of this strategy, technology plays an integral role in covering other areas of the inner perimeter. Protecting this line can usually be accomplished through the use of alarm systems and security cameras, which can stop vandals in their tracks without even being activated. A CCTV camera almost acts as a warning sign, informing vandals that if any break-in is attempted, their actions will be captured and relayed back to the police. The same goes for an alarm system, the use of which will be well sign posted to tempt vandals out of committing their act.       

Regardless of how big the requirement is, taking care of these two lines really will give you the protection you need. All you’re required to do is assess the risk at hand and contact a professional security company to discuss possible solutions. Never underestimate the threat and opt for the best you can afford. After all, your investment could save you a significant amount on damages.  

Author Byline:

Finley Talbot is a keen blogger with a deep interest in security systems and the upcoming technology in homeland defence. He is also a season ticket holder for Arsenal Football Club, as well as being an armchair critic of everything happening in football.


Underground mines can be highly dangerous as a result of the high risk nature of the environment. As miners are subject to gas, dust explosions and suffocation, accidents can occur when minimal safety precautions are put in place.

Safety regulations that have come into play over the past decade have dramatically reduced such mining incidents. However, certain mine dangers never go away. Methane, carbon monoxide, nitrogen and other potentially hazardous gases are still potential threats and mean that modern mines can also be hazardous places to work.

Many in the mining industry choose to have sophisticated safety technology in place to protect their mine from dangerous gas levels and environmental conditions. If you are looking to improve the safety measures in your mine, think about the following:

Gas Detection 

Any changes to gas levels can compromise your workforce. Miners work in a restrictive area cut off from natural daylight and open air, where further oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and methane are present. This leaves them exposed to potentially hazardous situations as any dangerous gas levels can affect breathing and cause fires or explosions.

While an electric safety lamp can be used to detect methane and firedamp, many modern mines choose to use a state-of-the-art fixed Trolex – gas detector.   The live data the sensor provides allows you to monitor several gases, assess any slight changes and make the correct safety decisions before it becomes disastrous.Effective ventilation systems

An underground ventilation system can help miners to remain safe and comfortable. It provides a constant air flow that dilutes and removes high risk gases, minimising a worker’s exposure to any dangerous levels. So that a ventilation system continues to normalise gases effectively, many mines invest in a flow sensor that detects any alterations in performance of the ventilation system, immediately alerting you to any potential hazards.

Mining machinery

Miners are often working with heavy duty machinery. Therefore, you should have safety programs in place to protect employees from possible danger, including suitable safety training, permits and personal protective equipment. It is also important to regularly check machinery to make sure that it is safe to use and kept to a suitable maintenance schedule. A machine monitoring system with temperature, pressure, vibration and oil level sensors allows you to survey machinery and check for a change in conditions that could compromise the safety of your workers.

Safety and efficiency

Boosting your overall mine safety with a monitoring system also gives you an opportunity to devise a valuable safety management program. Through being able to regularly analyse environmental and machine conditions, you can notice and remedy any potential pitfalls so that danger is kept at bay.

A strong safety management program also allows you to improve mine production efficiency. As the monitoring system gives you a general overview of your environment and machinery, you can check for any changes in performance, setting up any necessary maintenance to prevent unplanned and costly downtime.

Lauren writes content for Safety monitoring and gas detector specialists Trolex, and has written many digital articles about the mining and industrial markets for both the Trolex website and external sites.

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5 Things Your Home Insurance Won’t Cover

Most homeowners get lulled into a false sense of security after they purchase an insurance policy on their property investment. Unfortunately, your homeowner’s policy does not cover everything that could happen to your home. In fact, most people would be shocked to discover all of the potential issues that are specifically excluded from the average policy. Your best recourse is to make sure that you fully understand what your insurance will cover, and you should also find out if you are able to add optional coverage to protect you from specific high risk issues.

Fortunately, everything that is listed below will usually be covered if you buy an additional home emergency assistance policy. 

Five Things Your Home Insurance Will Not Cover 

1. Plumbing Issues – The standard homeowner’s policy will not provide any coverage for plumbing issues, so if you are looking to purchase your policy through a comparison site such as, you need to check the policy wording first to understand just what you are covered for. If you are not covered and you have a massive backup or leak from any aspect of your home’s plumbing, you could be left with all of the expenses unless you have an emergency assistance policy. 

2. Pest Infestation – When most people think of pests in their home, they only consider the possibility of being temporarily inconvenienced while a pest management company performs the eradication process. However, there are some pests that pose a much greater risk to your home. For example, woodworm can cause extensive damage to your home’s woodwork, and even bees can end up costing you thousands if they set up residence inside your walls. 

3. Internal Water – If a flood causes your home to become filled with water, most insurance companies are not going to assist you. Unfortunately, whether the flooding is caused by an outside source or a massive plumbing issue, the internal water clause that is in most policies will allow your provider to deny your claim. Again, this is a good reason to consider buying a home emergency assistance policy in addition to your standard homeowner’s policy.

4. Damage Caused by a Radiator – Many policies will not offer coverage for damage that is caused by a radiator or other heating source. In other words, if one of these items starts a fire or causes any other type of damage to your property, you are unlikely to receive any financial assistance without a special policy.

5. Electrical Damage – The electrical system in any home could become fried due to a faulty appliance, bad wiring or even a thunderstorm. This issue is especially prevalent for homeowners who live in a building that was built more than a couple of decades ago. Sadly, without the proper additional coverage, most people could lose everything if an electrical issue causes the entire house to burn down. 

The best way to make sure that you receive the coverage that you need is to carefully read through the entire homeowner’s policy before you sign it. If there is something specific missing, you need to discuss whether or not it can be added before you move forward. Being proactive by adding on additional coverage options or a home emergency assistance policy is the best way to protect your investment. 

Georgina Clatworthy is a freelance writer and homeowner who understands the importance of ensuring comprehensive coverage when it comes to home insurance.  Insurance comparison websites such as, provide a good way to search a wide number of providers and review the additional coverage options available.  

Georgina, thank you for this excellent information.  Understand your coverage.  Better to be safe than sorry! pb



Sent by Danny Duric

First of all let’s state the obvious. A car is much more powerful than a pedestrian. Of course pedestrians have to watch out and follow “the rules of the road” meaning that they should follow what they have been taught since the early age. These are advice and lessons people give to their children like: “Carefully cross the street, and always look both left and right before crossing it!”, “Cross the street only where you see the zebra crossing!”, “Wait for the green light!”, and all that jazz. Now, this is good advice, naturally, but when the time comes for these children to start driving cars, somehow, they do not seem to obey the rules of the road that much. 

Alarmingly, 10.8 million car accidents occurred in 2009 in America only, as some statistics show. At this point, it really doesn’t matter if these statistics are as accurate as they ought to be, the point is that they occur a lot. We all know that car accidents happen, and, unfortunately, as cars become more and more available to the general public, it is safe to say that, with this traffic system, the number of car accidents, or any other motor vehicle accidents for that matter, will increase. Some scientists are currently working on a safer, automated commuting system, but since it will take time for that system to even be accepted, not to mention installed and put to work, we will have to watch out, because getting hit by a motor vehicle can easily be lethal.

To get to the point, if by any chance someone gets hit by a car, one should know that he or she is entitled to make a free personal injury claim and get a compensation, the amount of which is proportional to the seriousness of the injury at hand. This is possible not only if you are a pedestrian, a motorbike driver or a car (or other vehicle) driver that has followed the rules, but also if the accident is partly your fault. Of course if you are driving down a one-way street in the opposite direction and you hit someone, then you are the only “culprit” and you will not get any compensation, and will have to pay. If the accident is partly your fault, you might be entitled to make a personal injury claim and receive a compensation for the suffered injury.

After suffering an injury related to a motor vehicle it is needless to say that one should go to the nearest hospital, because sometimes, people do not feel the pain immediately, but they start having experiencing health problems and pains a while after the accident. Always go to the hospital to check if everything is in order. After that you should contact the Police Department. You have to do this within a certain period of time after the accident. The law states that if you wait, for example a month or so, than you can no longer report the motor vehicle accident to the police, so be sure to do this at your earliest convenience. The next thing you should do is to find out what kind of compensations are you entitled to. This information is given to you by your insurance company, but they have proven to be not that well informed on the matter. Instead you should talk to a personal injury lawyer as they will give you all the information you need.

These injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident may lead to a compensation and:

  • ·You can receive payment of all medical expenses provided for you.
  • ·If you have lost a workday and therefore lost the money that you could have earned, this can be compensated
  • ·You can receive payment for any and all pocket expenses that might have occurred
  • ·You are entitled to receive payment for all travel expenses
  • ·You can receive some fairly reasonable funeral expenses if the injury proves to be a fatal one
  • ·You can get a lump sum compensation for the injury at hand

To find out exactly what you are entitled to, seek legal advice from any kind of motor vehicle accident compensation lawyer. He or she is bound to tell you your best option.

If the injury in a motor vehicle accident proves to be a fatal one, note that the family of the deceased is entitled to an injury compensation claim via the Compulsory Third Party’s insurance. If the accident occurs while a person is going to work or heading home from work, you can get to compensate your motor vehicle injury.

All in all, after reading this one can concur that there are a lot of ways to get something out of a car accident. But, it is this writer’s advice to always pay a lot attention when you are in traffic.  Finally, if anyone should try to somehow fake the whole situation, like, for example, jumping on a moving car and then crying for compensation afterwards, know that that is called “Insurance Fraud” and it is highly punishable by law.

Thanks, Danny, for this advice, but let’s hope our pedestrians stay safe in their designated areas. Most of the time, it seems that calling the police would be the first thing to do so they can make out a report while everything is fresh on the affected driver/pedestrian’s minds. pb