Archive for July, 2010

Minor Car Accidents can have Major Consequences

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

July103After national holidays such as Independence Day, there are lots of people on the road, some of which are distracted. If you were unfortunate enough to be hit, bumped, rear-ended, side-swiped or involved in any other manner of car-to-car collision – take it seriously. Many injuries in a minor car accident can become major issues over time.

It is common to feel fine right after a car accident, only to develop pains in the next few days that take months or years of therapy to correct. Your first steps during a car accident should be to report the accident and get all parties insurance. Your second step should be to get a personal injury lawyer.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer can make the process less painful. Not only is it advised to work with a lawyer to handle the communications with your insurance company, a lawyer can also help prevent your insurance company from undervaluing your claim and giving you less compensation than what you need for your injuries.

A personal injury lawyer can help make sure the insurance adjuster does not misinterpret the law, so you can receive the maximum possible compensation for your medical treatment, physical and mental anguish, loss of wages and other needs.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, Attorney Search Network can help you find a personal injury lawyer in your area that can turn the case in your favor. Contact Attorney Search Network today to find a personal injury lawyer with excellent qualifications, expertise and credentials.

Illegal Fireworks and Criminal Arson

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

July102Fireworks can be fun but setting off illegal fireworks is not. Each year during the Fourth of July holiday, people are arrested for selling, buying and manufacturing illegal fireworks. Some are charged with criminal arson after the fireworks they set off cause damage to property or personal injuries to other persons.

Even if you are using “Safe-N-Sane” fireworks, it is important to make sure you use them in an approved area. Keep in mind that illegal fireworks are even more dangerous and that an evening of celebration can potentially become a long-term problem.

If you are caught with illegal fireworks, law enforcement will confiscate the fireworks and issue a misdemeanor that may be punishable by up to $1,000 fine and/or one year of prison in a county jail. If the illegal fireworks cause a fire, users can be liable and billed for the cost of controlling the fire.

Since arson is a serious criminal offense, it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer that understands arson laws and help guide you through the legal process.  An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help defend you against a criminal arson charge, which can mean the difference between a prison sentence and a dismissed charge.

If you have been charged with criminal arson or possession of illegal fireworks, contact Attorney Search Network. We can help you find a criminal defense lawyer who can help protect your rights.

Burn Injuries Caused by Fireworks

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

July101Every year, thousands of people will be injured in the United States during Fourth of July celebrations – a large percentage of which are children. Fireworks and sparklers that are considered to be child-friendly and safe can pose a threat for severe burns. Many burn injuries can have serious, long-term consequences.

Burns may be caused by using fireworks incorrectly or by people setting off illegal fireworks and can have permanent effects on a person. A burn injury victim may require significant medical attention, cosmetic surgery, physical therapy and other expensive long-term treatments. Recovery can take years, multiple procedures or painful grafts.

If you suffer a burn injury, a lawyer can help you get compensation for your treatment and therapy from manufactures of the faulty fireworks, individuals causing the injury or from the insurance of the location. A personal injury lawyer can help provide the financial relief you deserve.

Keep in mind that if you or someone you know gets burned by fireworks or sparklers, it is important to cool off the burn with cold water and wrap the patch of burned skin with a clean and dry sheet until an ambulance arrives.

If you are a victim of burns or scar injuries due to someone’s negligence and need the help of a personal injury lawyer, call Attorney Search Network today. Attorney Search Network can refer you to an experienced personal injury lawyer that will support you in your claims.