Parents Face Difficult Choices Due to Rising EpiPen Prices

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ABC World News reported that Mylan’s decision to increase the price of the “life-saving allergy medicine EpiPen” by about 480 percent is “forcing many families to make tough choices.” Families can no longer purchase several EpiPens and store them in multiple locations. The actual cost of the medicine is about a dollar per dosage, but Mylan told “ABC News that they’re bearing more of the cost.” Other companies are trying to develop more affordable alternatives, but there is currently “no real competitor on the market.”

US lawmakers, officials questioning EpiPen price increase.

ABC World News reported three senators are seeking justification for “the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens.” Prices “soared by 480 percent since 2009, from 100 to 600 dollars apiece.”

NBC Nightly News  briefly reported the senators “sent letters to Mylan,” the maker of EpiPens.

The Hill reports that in a letter, US Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) asked Mylan to justify the increase in price of the device. Meanwhile, US Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is now calling for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the price increases. The article reports Andy Slavitt, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acting administrator, tweeted on Sunday about the increasing prices saying, “We can make drug inflation more transparent & address unchecked increases without damaging innovation.”

The New York Times “Well” blog reports “Mylan has declined to comment on the price hike, issuing a statement pointing the finger at high-deductible health plans that require consumers to pay much more out of pocket for many drugs.” The company “said a $100 coupon they offer for the product means most people don’t pay anything for the pens.” Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has also “called on Mylan to explain the price hikes” and “a petition to Congress protesting the price increase, called ‘Stop the EpiPen Price Gouging,’ has emerged on social media. It has collected more than 48,000 signatures.”

STAT also covers the story mentioning that Sen. Klobuchar has also called for the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee to investigate the price increases too. Additional coverage offered by USA Today and Fortune.

Mylan critized for EpiPen price increases.

In continuing coverage, ABC World News Tonight reported on “the growing outrage over the skyrocketing price of” the “life-saving” EpiPens.

AFP reports many people are criticizing Mylan, which sells the EpiPen, for the “five-fold” price increase of the product in a period of six years, but Mylan has responded to the criticism saying that many consumers pay very little for the product because it is covered by insurance. The article describes Mylan as “the newest drugmaker to come under attack in the United States for profiteering.”

On its website, NBC News reports the total compensation for Mylan CEO Heather Bresch increased by 671 percent between 2007 and 2015, while the price of EpiPens has increased by over 400 percent since the company bought the rights to the product in 2007.

Vinita Nair reported on the CBS Evening News that Mylan has had “a virtual monopoly…after a competitor took a similar product off the market.”

USA Today points out that the price of EpiPens has been increasing for several years, but suggests more attention is being paid to the trend now because parents are trying to stock up on the product before a new school year begins and some are finding out their coverage has changed requiring them to pay a higher out-of-pocket cost for the product. The article also notes that last year the American Academy of Pediatrics approved a resolution to lobby Congress on the matter.

On its website, CNN also reports on the rising price of EpiPens and points out that the prices of many other drugs have also increased in recent years because of a combination of factors.

The AP reports more members of Congress are calling for Mylan or government agencies to explain why the price of EpiPens has increased so much in recent years. US Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), co-chair of the Congressional Kids Safety Caucus, has asked the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to hold a hearing on the matter.

Fierce Pharma reports Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) tweeted, “There’s no reason an EpiPen, which costs Mylan just a few dollars to make, should cost families more than $600.”

The Hill reports that US Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) tweeted that the rising price of EpiPens is “unacceptable.”

From the news release of the American Association for Justice.

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Common Causes Of Injuries Among Seniors, And How To Avoid Them

Common Causes Of Injuries Among Seniors, And How To Avoid Them

Whether elderly individuals live alone or live in a nursing home, there is a possibility for injuries to occur. They could be caused as a result of issues in the home, such as non-slip rugs, or injuries could be a result of the person not paying attention to things that are on the floor. When an injury occurs, family members can look at what caused the accident in order to prevent it in the future.

Burns

While this isn’t an injury that is widely reported, it does happen. At times, someone might not realize a burner is on, or the person might not be able to detect when foods are hot when they are in the mouth. Leaving burners on is a common thing that people with Alzheimer’s or dementia do, and when it reaches a point of causing burns on the hands and other areas of the body, then the family should consider removing the stove and preparing meals for the individual. Another type of burn is from a space heater. Some elderly individuals will use a space heater to save electricity, but these may easily burn someone if they get too close.

Slips And Falls

It’s easy for a senior to fall in the home. They might step on water on the floor after taking a shower or slip on a rug that isn’t correctly in place. One of the things to do is install carpet or get larger rugs that cover the entire floor. You could also get slip-resistant rugs for the bathroom or kitchen. A fall can occur from tripping over objects that are on the floor or because the person loses balance while walking. Rails can be installed in the home, or the person can use a walker. This can also be a problem in public places, and if they are injured due to negligence of the property owner, it’s important to contact a slip and fall attorney in Las Vegas or in your area.

Shoulder Pain

If a senior citizen enjoys working in the garden or maintaining the home like normal, it could result in strain on the muscles in the shoulder. This could lead to issues with moving the shoulder in the proper manner as well as the rest of the arm. Try to do work for the person instead of the senior doing too much manual work around the home.

Back Pain

When seniors walk a lot or do any kind of work around the home, they could injure the back. The back could also be injured from getting out of bed the wrong way or sleeping on the back the wrong way. The muscles in the back can become stiff, which can make it difficult to move. A heating pad can help ease the muscles and provide relief. A bed that is lower to the ground can help the senior in getting out of bed.

Cuts and Scrapes

The skin of seniors is very thin. It can easily tear, which can result in stitches being needed to close the cut or an infection if the cut isn’t treated with medication. The person can bump against something in the home and get cut or scratched. Try to look for any nails or splinters that stick out of the walls. This can prevent cuts that are received if the person bumps against a wall in the home.

Preventing every injury in senior citizens can be hard. However, if you offer a bit of protection in areas of the home, then you can decrease the number of incidents that occur. Talk to the senior about ways to make the home safe as some might not want to feel like they are being treated like a child in the home just to remain safe.

This article is courtesy of Anita Ginsburg, a freelance writer from Denver who often writes about home, family, law and business. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family when she isn’t writing.

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Letter Indicates Aetna Warned it Would Exit ObamaCare Exchanges if Merger Were Challenged

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The Washington Post reports that Aetna recently announced it was exiting all but four Affordable Care Act exchanges, and there have been some suggestions that the insurer may be retaliating against the government because the Justice Department filed a suit to block Aetna’s proposed merger with Humana. The article says through the Freedom of Information Act, the Huffington Post has gained access to a letter which indicates Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini “clearly explained to Justice Department officials in early July that if the merger were to be challenged or blocked, ‘we would need to take immediate actions to mitigate public exchange and ACA small group losses.’” The Post adds that Bertolini said his company would withdraw from many exchanges.

The Huffington Post reports Aetna said its exit from the exchanges “was necessary because of Obamacare’s problems – specifically, deep losses the insurer was incurring in the law’s health insurance exchanges,” yet this action was also “directly related” to the DOJ suit over its merger with Humana, according to the letter which the Post obtained. The article says Aetna’s “abrupt departure,” as well as double-digit premium requests from most insurers offering ACA plans, have “triggered new worries that Obamacare – a subsidized public-private system of health insurance plans competing for beneficiaries – is in serious trouble and may even be unsustainable.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that if Aetna’s exit from most state exchanges is indeed linked to the proposed merger, it is not the only insurer to take such action, given that Anthem has openly said it will expand its ACA business if its merger with Cigna Corp. is approved.

The Washington Times quotes Bertolini as stating in the July 5 letter, “Specifically, if the DOJ sues to enjoin the transaction, we will immediately take action to reduce our 2017 exchange footprint.”

Bloomberg News reports Bertolini wrote to DOJ “in response to a civil investigative demand issued at the end of June,” and which was “signed by Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer.” In the request, the government “asked Aetna for information on how the failure of the deal would affect Aetna’s ‘business strategy and operations,’ including its participation in the exchanges.”

Reuters reports Aetna spokesman TJ Crawford insisted the letter was written in response to DOJ’s request for information. Aetna’s “ultimate decision was based on financial information obtained after the letter was sent, he said.”

From the news release of the American Association for Justice.

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What You Need to Know Before Hiring an Injury Attorney for Your Family

What You Need to Know Before Hiring an Injury Attorney for Your Family

Whether you tripped over a crack in the sidewalk, slipped on a wet floor or hurt yourself in a car crash, your first move should be to get medical attention. The next move you make should be to hire a personal injury attorney. What should you look for in the person who you choose to work with?

Do You Want to Work With a Large or Small Firm?

Some firms have multiple partners and dozens of junior associates while other firms are made up of the founder and a couple of assistants. Those who want personal attention may want to go for the smaller firm like the Law Offices of Andrew Goldner, a group of Atlanta injury attorneys. However, it is important to note that any attorney you and your family work with will vigorously represent you at all times.

Do You Have a Good Rapport with Your Attorney

You and your family should leave the initial consultation feeling good about the relationship that you have with the attorney. He or she should take an interest in your family as well as in the case that you have presented. If you think that he or she is interested more in getting paid than providing good service, it may be a good idea to look elsewhere.

Does Your Attorney Work Well With Kids?

If a child has been hurt, he or she may be reluctant to talk about what happened out of fear of reliving that event. A child may also be shyer in general and may also have a limited vocabulary. Therefore, it is important that an attorney is able to deal with your child without getting frustrated or lost as to how the case should proceed.

How Will You Pay Your Attorney?

Typically, an injury attorney is paid after the case is settled or after a jury awards compensation. However, it is possible that any legal counsel you choose to work with may charge a retainer or otherwise ask for a deposit ahead of time. This should be discussed before any paperwork is signed to avoid starting the relationship on the wrong foot.

An accident can leave you and your family members with injuries that may degrade your quality of life. It may also leave emotional scars that can take a long time to heal as well. Therefore, make sure you find an attorney who will work with you to get all the compensation that you are entitled to.

This article is from Lizzie Weakley, a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. She enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her four-year-old husky Snowball.

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4 Instances Where Seniors Often Have to File a Lawsuit

4 Instances Where Seniors Often Have to File a Lawsuit

Senior citizens deal with a lot of hardships in their lives, and sometimes they need litigation to balance things out. Senior citizens may need to sue for a myriad of things, but there are certain instances where the court system will see a higher frequency of lawsuits coming from the elderly. Here are four instances that result in a lot of lawsuits filed by the senior demographic.

Financial Exploitation

Financial exploitation of senior citizens leads to a lot of civil suits. Unfortunately, senior citizens are easy prey due to their dependency on others for their care, which often includes financial services. Many senior citizens find their financial situations complicated and overwhelming, and although it is not the only way to exploit them, it is a common way.

A study done by the National Center on Elder Abuse in 2003 revealed two thirds of exploitation is done by family members. Strangers partake in the victimizing too. They usually scam seniors with charities or high pressure sales for things they will never use. A lot of the cases by strangers or family end in civil suits and criminal charges.

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a blanket expression to identify wrongdoing and harm done against a senior citizen. The range of abuse classifications it covers is broad and may include the following:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Knowingly allowing a senior to neglect themselves

Senior citizens are a growing demographic, and due to the expansive list falling under the term of elder abuse, it is one of the more common things attorneys with an older clientele represent them for.

There are some attorneys who will only represent seniors, and there are general practice law firms taking elder abuse lawsuit cases frequently under personal injury. Robinson & Henry P.C. Attorneys at Law is one example of a general practice firm willing to represent seniors under personal injury, and there are many other firms willing to do so too.

Discrimination

Senior citizens suing for age discrimination related to employment is not only common, it is increasing. Again, the age group is a growing demographic, and there are many older people wanting and absolutely needing the extra income necessary for them to live. AARP has a fact sheet that explains the rights of older workers and how to go about pursuing a lawsuit.

Senior Slip and Falls

Seniors frequently sue because of premises liability laws. When people get older, they are not as aware of their surroundings, and they slip or lose their balance and fall. Many law firms refer to it as senior slip and falls. These accidents can happen on commercial or residential property, and due to premise liability laws, the injuries often result in personal injury lawsuits against the property owners.

The injuries may end up being very serious, which results in a lawsuit over a lot of money. According to an article on HealthDay News, senior slip and falls are the number one cause of spinal cord injuries in older people.

These four instances, especially the accidental falls, result in a lot of senior citizen plaintiffs. Older members of society have just as much right to seek out justice and compensation as anyone else.

Author information: Anica Oaks is a professional content and copywriter who graduated from the University of San Francisco. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. She was raised in a big family, so she’s used to putting things to a vote. Also, cartwheels are her specialty. You can connect with Anica here.

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Know Your Rights: What To Do When You Are Literally Overworked and Underpaid

Know Your Rights What to do When You are Literally Overworked and Underpaid

If you are labeled an employee, you are entitled to a minimum wage of $7.25. That rate may be higher depending on the state where you live. Furthermore, you are allowed overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours a week as a non-exempt employee. What can you do if you are incorrectly classified or otherwise don’t get paid what employers are bound by law to pay you?

Employers Don’t Decide Your Employment Status

The IRS has certain criteria that must be met for an employer to call a worker an independent contractor as opposed to an employee. If the criteria are not met for a worker to be classified as an independent contractor, you must be labeled as an employee. This means that you are entitled to 150 percent of your normal pay rate if you work more than 40 hours in a week and must be paid at least the minimum wage. A worker is most likely an employee if the employer controls his or her working hours or provides training or tools to do the job properly.

The First Step Is to Complain to Your Employer

If you are working too many hours, the first thing you should do is alert your employer to a possible violation. Should that fail to change anything, the next step may be to contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or OSHA. One or both groups may be willing to look into the case on your behalf. They will also look into any case that involves the improper classification of employees or cases in which employees are not getting paid properly.

Employers Aren’t Allowed to Alter Your Paycheck

Employers are not allowed to shift hours from one paycheck to the next to keep you at or below 40 for a given week. They are also not allowed to deny overtime pay even if the overtime hours were not authorized. The only exception would be if an employee failed to clock out or otherwise tried to manipulate his or her clock punches. If this happens, you may file a lawsuit in an effort to get back pay and other damages available under state law where the violation took place.

Going to work each day is hard enough without an employer trying to take away your pay or benefits. If you have been overworked and underpaid, it is imperative that you raise the issue right away. Whether this means talking to your employer, to a watchdog group or to your attorney, the issue cannot be resolved if you don’t make it public.

This article is from Lizzie Weakley, a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. She enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her four-year-old husky Snowball.

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4 Traffic Laws Everyone Forgets About

4 Traffic Laws Everyone Forgets About

Do you often find yourself intrigued when you see a driving student struggling down the road? Many of us wonder whether the student will make a mistake or do something strange while driving due to a lack of experience. However, the truth is that that student probably knows more traffic laws than you do. Unless you are fresh from a driving school, it’s likely you’ve forgotten most of the things you learned. While experience is great, it’s good every once in a while to refresh your memory to avoid the danger of an accident, so below are a few traffic laws to review. Laws may vary from state to state.

Jaywalking

Jaywalking is a common traffic offense that entails walking or crossing the road without regard to approaching traffic. According to the pedestrian rules, a person should yield to the traffic at all times they are not within the crosswalks. Some jaywalking laws inhibit people from crossing at intersections on a diagonal approach unless there are traffic signals that allow diagonal crossing. Jaywalking is an infraction and attracts fines that are similar to parking tickets. Such fines can increase with repeated offenses.

Using a mobile phone

Most drivers think that it is okay to send text messages or make phone calls when driving, or when their car is stationary or stuck in a traffic jam. For pedestrians, it is even worse. Some of them cross the road while talking on phone or texting without paying attention to the traffic. According to the traffic laws, you can only use your phone if you’ve parked your car in a safe parking space. If you are caught, you may earn some tickets or lose your driving license.

Stopping behind the white line

Traffic rules restrict drivers from stopping in the middle of the white line at crosswalks, intersections or any other place that might require someone to stop. A driver that stops anywhere beyond the white line is eligible for charges. This might lead to fines and even court proceedings. As a driver, you must stop before the white line.

The two-second rule

The two-second rule prohibits a driver from following the vehicle in front of them more closely than is necessary. Most traffic departments that apply the two-second rule require motorists to keep at least one car length between others per 10mph. For instance, if a car traveling in front of you is going 80 miles per hour, you should remain eight car lengths behind it. This is to give you adequate time to react and stop in case of emergency. If you don’t keep this distance, you can be fined or charged in court for traffic violation.

These are some of the rules that many drivers forget about over time after they come out of driving school. Though they may seem unimportant, they can cost you a lot of money in fines. You need to be careful and master all the traffic rules. You might want to contact a law firm like Mesenbourg & Sarratori Law Offices if you have any questions about traffic laws or if you think a traffic violation is unjustified.

This article was written by Dixie Somers, a freelance writer who loves to write for business, finance, and family issues. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three beautiful daughters. You can find Dixie on Facebook.

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Caught Red-Handed: Tips for Drug Offenders

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Drug charges are very serious offenses. Federal and State lawmakers in the United States are continuously cracking down on drug offenders, making legal defense a necessity not a luxury. If you have been caught red-handed and need help fighting a drug charge, this article will shed some much needed light on the subject. Taking quick action after an arrest is key to ensuring the best possible outcome.

Types of Offenses

Mounting an appropriate defense against a drug charge requires understanding the charges against you. The charges may depend on the serious nature of the crime and if you have had prior arrests for drugs. Depending on these factors, penalties could range from probation to jail time. Having drugs in your possession is one of the most common drug charges. If you have no drugs, but have instruments used to inject, inhale or smoke drugs you may be charged with paraphernalia. More serious drug charges include delivery, conspiracy, manufacturing and trafficking.

Illegal Drugs

The severity of charges also depends on the type of drugs you are involved with. Marijuana is federally illegal still, despite the research that proves its legitimacy as a medicine, but thankfully it’s the least serious of all street drugs. Having drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy or heroin will result in more serious charges. Having or misusing prescription drugs such as Oxycodone, Xanax or Hydrocodone will also result in more complicated charges.

Mounting Your Defense

If you have been charged with a drug-related crime, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. An attorney with experience in criminal law may be able to help get your charges reduced or even thrown out. For drug charges that are of a more serious nature, it is even more urgent to seek help. Professionals, like those at Tarkowsky & Piper Co., L.P.A., know that having enough time to develop a defense is critical to obtaining the best possible outcome in such a case. An experienced criminal lawyer can also help you enter drug treatment programs or rehabilitation units that may help lessen your charges.

Facing drug charges is a very stressful time for you and your family. A conviction on one of these charges can devastate the entire family, especially if lengthy jail time is on the table. Hiring an attorney will help you navigate your way through the entire court process. You are more likely to have a more favorable outcome with a professional in your corner. Be sure to research the attorneys in your area and choose one with experience in criminal drug cases.

Author’s Information: Bio: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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You Shall Not Pass Go: How a Lawyer Can Help You Win Your Case

You Shall Not Pass Go How a Lawyer Can Help You Win Your Case

Handling a legal dispute personally can be a very frustrating experience for the novice injured victim who wants justice. Court cases can be complicated and many times non-professional litigants do not understand the technicalities associated with legal proceedings, such as acceptable evidence and procedural requirements. Simple cases involving small financial claims may be appropriate for a simple civil hearing, but intricate claims will always require the expertise of an experienced attorney who understands how to use the legal process to their client’s advantage.

Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury claims normally begin with contacting the appropriate insurance company regarding the damage claim, which is really not a bad decision when beginning a claim. The disposition of the insurance adjuster can actually reveal how difficult they will be in a settlement negotiation. Always remember that insurance adjusters are responsible only to the company and their clients, and many times they will not provide information regarding insurance coverage limits for the potential respondent. Having an attorney on your side means that he or she will fight for all the evidence establishing a reasonable duty of care for the respondent is provided. An attorney will be able to tell if the proof of negligence will allow for financial damage recovery. This process is no undertaking for an injured plaintiff, who may very well be up against a defending legal professional in the case. An attorney can ensure not only that damages are recovered, but that the settlement amount is maximized according to insurance coverage amounts.

Criminal Defense

Prosecutors regularly file charges against individuals based on weak or circumstantial information, with officer testimony being the only evidence. While the state may act as though they have a right to a conviction, the truth is that many times they do not properly recognize all of the legal rights of the defendant. In addition, the case is not always proven beyond a reasonable doubt while in the prosecution stage, and your criminal defense attorney can investigate your case for potential dismissal or charge reduction. It is never a good idea to merely plead guilty to any charge before an attorney assesses your case, and it is actually unlawful to be prosecuted for crimes that carry incarceration potential without legal defense counsel. According to an Appleton, Wisconsin, criminal defense lawyer, even statements made in cooperation with a police investigation can be used against you in court. Always consult an attorney.

Medicare and Medicaid Charges

There are few pieces of legislation ever passed that are more complicated than the current national health law. The reporting and billing procedures may be where most complications exist, and many times mistakes in billing can become legal problems for the healthcare provider. You will always need an experienced healthcare defense attorney representing your case because of these complications as the law actually matures in use.

This article is from Marlena Stoddard, who writes on health, parenting and everything in between. Originally from Senoia, GA, Marlena lives in Santa Rosa, CA with her husband and two children. When she isn’t spending time with her children or writing, Marlena enjoys hiking and photography, animals and painting. For more on Marlena, you can follow her on Google+.

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What Legal Steps Should You Take After a Car Accident?

What Legal Steps Should You Take After a Car Accident

In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that more than 10.5 million vehicles were involved in reported car accidents. According to the CDC, these accidents result in approximately 4 million emergency room visits annually. These simple steps can protect you physically and legally.

What to Do at the Scene

Stop and stay. You may think this goes without saying, but approximately 11% of crashes are hit-and-run accidents. (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety). Anyone who flees can face a penalty enforceable by a fine or imprisonment. Make sure everyone involved in the accident is out of harm’s way. It may be necessary to warn approaching motorists with hazard lights or flares. In drastic circumstances, you may have to help someone get to a place of safety to prevent further injury or death.

Call 9-1-1. It’s critical to have law enforcement and medical help dispatched to the scene. File a police report to document the accident and the responding officers. Exchange information with any other person(s) involved and witnesses to the accident. Note each person’s full name, contact information, and insurance information. Take photos. This documents the accident scene and the state of any property or persons. Later, these photos may help refresh your memory of the accident and resolve any conflicting accounts of what happened.

Special Considerations for Truck Accidents

If you are in an accident with a commercial truck, there may be more catastrophic damage and injuries involved. A Los Angeles trucking accident lawyer knows that you should make sure to note as much information from the truck itself and its driver and any event leading up to the accident. Oftentimes, any liability for your damage will come from the company the employs the truck driver as a result of a negligence claim.

What to do Away From the Scene

Seek medical care. Even if you do not feel any immediate physical effects from the accident, it is wise to visit a physician and allow him or her to check for injury. In many instances, accidental trauma may not manifest itself immediately or be readily apparent.

Consult an experienced attorney. An attorney can guide you through the aftermath of your car accident, educating you on what to say or do so as not to forfeit or diminish what you may be able to recover in damages.Without notice or warning, a car accident can literally blindside you. But take heart-if you follow these guidelines, you will survive not only the accident, but also anything that follows.

Author’s Information: Bio: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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