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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.

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Just thinking about an accident with a big truck is scary. You can do your best to avoid a wreck, but accidents will happen- and an 18-wheeler truck is more likely to have larger blind spots wherein the driver can’t see your vehicle. Will you be prepared to deal with the medical and legal ramifications of this type of accident? Your best bet is to stay informed and alert to protect yourself in the event that you find yourself in a precarious situation. You will want to look out for common triggers in blind spot truck accidents.

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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.

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Motorcycles are fun vehicles that allow for (more than any other kind) true freedom while driving. However, motorcycles require a good amount of training to ride safely, though even then accidents can happen. Even the safest drivers can find themselves in a potentially fatal situation in the blink of an eye. If you operate a motorcycle, you should be aware of the most common types of motorcycle accidents and what you can do to protect yourself.

The attorneys at the Tatum Law Firm have represented many motorcycle accident victims over the years and we can do the same for you. If you have suffered any of the following types of motorcycle accidents, you may want to contact a personal injury lawyer.

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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.

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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.

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In an effort to reduce workers’ compensation costs for state employees, North Carolina legislators examined the possibility of creating a drug formulary for the program. A drug formulary limits covered medicinal cost claims to a list of preferred prescription drugs. Both generic and brand-name prescriptions are often listed, with the sole goal of identifying medications that are effective at treating the condition in question while providing a good value.

Other states like Texas, Washington, California, Ohio and Oklahoma have already adopted drug formularies, somewhat indicating a bipartisan interest in the issue. North Carolina has such a program in place for Medicaid but investigating the issue concerning expansion to state workers’ compensation programs.

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Getting hurt in an accident is a stressful situation in and of itself, but that stress is compounded tenfold when you’re injured without medical insurance. Without medical insurance, it can be difficult to get the kind of treatment that you need to recover from your injury and return your life to normal. Fortunately, even without insurance, it is possible to get access to necessary healthcare, and can even be easy when you get the right information. Read on to find out how to get medical treatment without insurance and find out how a healthcare lawyer can help you access the care that you need.

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The key to winning any legal case, including personal injury suits, is gathering the right amount, and right type, of evidence. Building your case on strong evidence is the difference between definitively proving your personal injury case and getting your settlement or going home with nothing. However, many people who are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the legal system may find it difficult to gather evidence if they don’t know what to look for. Keep reading for some tips for gathering evidence for a personal injury claim, and find out why it’s a good idea to consult a personal injury attorney to help you prove your case.

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Following a workplace injury, calling an attorney might be the last thing on your mind. Ignoring legal counsel during this time, however, is not usually the best move. There is simply too much going on in even the simplest injury cases, and trying to file workers’ comp while struggling to recover from a debilitating accident is often overwhelming. It is therefore of vital importance that you consult with a workers’ comp attorney as soon after your accident as possible in order to guarantee that you are getting the benefits you deserve.

Tatum Law Firm is composed of a number of personal injury lawyers with years of experience handling workers’ comp cases in North and South Carolina, and we would like to tell you more about how a workers’ comp attorney could help you.

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