As an in-home nurse or nursing assistant, you do a lot of driving to patient's houses for home visits. As you drive, you are likely thinking about your next case, how your patient is doing and how you can help them at the visit. But one day, while you're thinking about your work for the day, you get into a car accident. Someone hits your car on the way to your next patient, leaving you severely injured. One minute your day revolved around your patient's medical needs - and the next, you're worrying about your own health.
When an accident occurs, most of the time it's a surprise and comes out of nowhere. You can often be in shock when dealing with the immediate aftermath of an accident. It's impossible to really prepare for the affects an accident will have, which may cause you to forget important steps in gathering information for making a claim. When you fail to gather all the pertinent information, it could hurt your chances of being fairly compensated. Here are some common mistakes people make after being in a car accident:
Pennsylvania is a "choice no-fault" car insurance state, which means that drivers have the option to choose between no-fault insurance and traditional tort insurance policies.
Pennsylvania's capitol city rarely gets the volume of snow that those to the north of us under the sway of the "lake effect" do, but we get our fair share. And often seemingly more dangerous than snow is freezing rain, or wet roads that freeze once the sun goes down in the winter. It's with this in mind that we'd like to remind all drivers to slow down and exercise caution on winter roads to avoid vehicle accidents.
Anyone on the road can find themselves in a crash with another vehicle. While you may drive extra carefully when you're using a company car or traveling for your job, work-related car accidents happen frequently all over Pennsylvania. So if you're injured while driving on the job, are you entitled to workers' compensation benefits?
Do you know how to safely secure your toddler in the car?
Last month, a new Pennsylvania law went into effect that clarifies requirements for children's safety seats in cars. Up until recently, state law only required that children less than four years old be secured in car seats.