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FAQs About PTSD After Car Accidents

Tragically, after motor vehicle accidents, many people suffer from PTSD. This disorder can be scary, uncomfortable, and potentially debilitating. You may incur costly doctor's bills, you may not be able to work, your personal relationships may suffer, or you may face other damages related to your PTSD. 

4 mistakes to avoid for a successful personal injury claim

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4 Mistakes to Avoid for a Successful Personal Injury Claim

With injuries occurring in workplaces, public areas, and on the road, you may need to file a personal injury claim when you least expect it. It is important to be prepared for this legal conflict so you can avoid common pitfalls that could keep you from winning your case or reduce the compensation you receive. Here are four mistakes to avoid for a successful personal injury claim.

4 mistakes to avoid for a successful personal injury claim

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4 Occupations With High Risk of Fatal Work Injuries

You can get hurt at any job, but some occupations have a higher risk of fatal injuries. If you worry about yourself or someone you love because they have a dangerous job, check out these four occupations with high risk of fatal work injuries to know how to better avoid accidents.

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3 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of a Myrtle Beach Auto Accident

d3f2026c 5065 4bd8 a581 372532a73c2dIf you are like many people, you cannot wait to have fun in the sun at Myrtle Beach. You have likely made your hotel reservations, and you have planned a fun-filled week. You know the places you want to eat and all of the things you want to see and do while you are on vacation.

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What to Know if You Were Injured by a Cat

 When it comes to animal bites, dogs are usually the main culprit, but cats can become violent and attack too. If you've been the victim of a cat attack, you may be wondering if you have the right to seek damages. To learn more about what to do if a cat has injured you, keep reading.abd44118 4be5 4d98 b755 c6bfe71dbd2c 1

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What You Need to Know About Pain and Suffering Damages

man with pain and suffering damagesWhen you file a personal injury lawsuit, the main damages you'll be awarded if you're successful are economic damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and any property damage. Personal injury victims are also able to seek noneconomic damages for pain and suffering.  

What Qualifies as Pain and Suffering?

Pain and suffering generally falls into two categories — physical and mental. Physical pain and suffering refers to the past, current, and potential future pain victims experience directly from their physical injuries. 

Mental pain and suffering involves the psychological and emotional effects from the accident and/or resulting injuries. Mental pain and suffering can take many forms — anxiety, sadness, fear, humiliation, and other negative emotions. In severe cases, mental pain and suffering can lead to sleep problems, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. 

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Signs Your Myrtle Beach Hotel is Liable for Your Accident

Myrtle Beach is lined with all types of resorts and hotels that guests stay at year after year. While you're on vacation, the last thing you want to deal with is an injury, but sometimes unfortunate circumstances occur.

While you may blame yourself for an injury at a Myrtle Beach hotel, the hotel property may have been negligent and part of the cause of the injury. Instead of brushing an injury off as an accident or mistake, a hotel may be held liable for your injuries and medical bills.

Learn about some signs of hotel negligence and ways a personal injury lawyer will help represent your injury case.

Floor Conditions

A slip and fall accident isn't often the result of clumsiness, but rather the conditions of the floor you walk on. Whether you were in the main lobby, your room, or a random hallway, the condition of the hotel you stay at could have a big impact on how your injury was caused.

For example, a tile floor could have cracked, loose, or broken tiles. The hotel should have properly repaired the areas to prevent any injuries or problems. When a hotel leaves the damaged floor, visitors are exposed to potential dangers and hazards.

In a hotel room, worn carpets or warped floors could result in an injury. Images or reports of the floor condition will help showcase the negligence. A lawyer may rely on video or witness testimony to showcase how the floor conditions were the cause of the slip and fall injury.

Sand & Water

A number of Myrtle Beach hotels are located right on the beach. As guests come and go from various resorts, they may track sand and water into the entrances and exits. A hotel has the responsibility to provide guests with safe walkway areas. A guest could easily slip and fall on the sand or water and get hurt.

While a guest should expect a small amount of sand or water when staying next to the beach, there are many ways a hotel could help prevent falls. Grip mats, extra cleaning crews, or inspections in a timely manner will help prevent the accident.

A lawyer will look into the conditions of the areas and any policies which may or may not have been implemented in the situation.

Signage

For many guests, navigating the hotel means going places they’ve never been before. Because of this, the hotel should have proper signage and warnings for guests. For example, signs should showcase where areas may drop off, areas may be slippery, or areas that could pose other dangers.

A lack of proper signage could be enough to show a hotel's negligence. In some cases, older hotels and resorts may have signage that is too worn to read or have fallen off the wall. All of these sign elements will come into play for your case, so you should document the condition of the signage.

Post-Injury Treatment

Once you've been injured at a hotel, the actions that follow could have some impact on your personal injury case. A lawyer may have many questions about post-injury care. For example, how did hotel employees come to assist you injuries? Did they offer extra help? How long did it take the employees to come and help?

Also, following a hospital visit, did the hotel attempt to compensate for lost time in the room or on the resort? All of these questions will impact a negligence case and showcase whether the hotel followed their duties or not.

If you've been injured at a Myrtle Beach Hotel, contact our professional lawyers at Palmetto Injury Lawyers. We have years of experience and the ability to break down all the aspects of your case.

Work in a Dental Office? 3 Types of Work Injuries to Be Aware of

7266c1eb e563 4585 8ca3 6ee086958139You may think that workers' compensation only covers highly physical jobs like construction work, but many sectors provide this coverage. In fact, only a few exemptions to workers' compensation exist, such as volunteers, business owners, and independent contractors.

If you are starting a career in a dental office, you need to be aware of work-related injuries and illnesses and how to deal with them. Workers' compensation shouldn't be denied if you are injured on the job. Here are three work-related injuries that can happen at dental practices.

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