Following a traumatic accident, most victims are solely focused on recovering from their physical injuries. However, while certainly severe, physical trauma is not the only obstacle you may face after an accident. Many people find they cannot work the way they used to, costing them their regular wages and making it difficult for them to support themselves and their families. Fortunately, there are a number of programs to help in recovering lost wages so that you can live comfortably and safely. Learn about recovering lost wages after an accident and find out how hiring a personal injury lawyer can help.
4 Ways to Keep Passengers Safe
Vehicle safety should be at the top of your priority list when it comes to keeping your passengers safe while on the road. In other words, maintaining a safe vehicle and remembering to drive safely, no matter what distractions may happen around you. It may be the best way to limit your chances of needing a personal injury lawyer.
Compiled by the Tatum Law Firm, the following general tips for vehicle safety are mostly common sense and you may find yourself practicing these habits already. If not, start doing so immediately.
What to Do After a DWI/DUI Car Accident
Regardless of the circumstances, a car accident can cause irreparable harm to your life, or even result in fatalities. When the accident was the result of a DWI/DUI, your range of emotions could include anything from confusion to rage. It is important to keep a level head during the aftermath of a car accident and contact a personal injury lawyer if any serious injuries have been sustained.
The legal team at the Tatum Law Firm has represented countless individuals harmed in a car accident as a result of a negligent or intoxicated driver. With this experience in mind, we offer the following general information to help you through this process.
South Carolina’s Rising Car Accident Fatalities
Sobering data released from the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration revealed that in July of 2015, car accident fatalities were up 7.7 percent across the country. South Carolina’s state figures indicated a year-over-year traffic death increase of slightly more than double that: 16 percent.
South Carolinians’ lack of regard for roadway safety was the number one contributing factor, said S.C. Highway Patrol officials, citing that the typical causes of a fatal accident in the state were avoidable.
Anyone who suffers injuries, or loses a loved one in such an accident may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, loss and suffering. South Carolina roads may be dangerous, but some form of protection and care should be available to those who travel on them.
Police Body Cam Footage and North Carolina’s New Law
In the wake of several police incidents that hampered public trust over the past few years, many precincts and state law enforcement agencies moved in lockstep toward installing body cameras on officers. If allegations of police abuse arose, the theory went, either side could help prove their case with the police body cam footage.
Good luck with that in North Carolina now. On Monday, July 11, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 972 into law. This bill makes obtaining body camera or dash camera footage from a police officer next to impossible.