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Joplin Personal Injury Attorneys Says Beware of Social Media

The social media and the internet have become an essential part of most people’s lives these days.  However, if you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you need to understand the risks of using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets.  It is common knowledge that defense attorneys and insurance adjusters are good [ ] The post Joplin Personal Injury Attorneys Says Beware of Social Media appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.


Beware of Social Media While your Personal Injury Case is Pending

It is not uncommon for some to post details about their lives, almost daily, on social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.  But, for those who have a pending personal injury case, your personal injury lawyer will tell you to be careful.  The reality is, defense attorneys and insurance adjusters are notorious for finding [ ] The post Beware of Social Media While your Personal Injury Case is Pending appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.

Beware of Personal Injury Settlement Mills

If the negligent actions of a third-party have caused you injury or damage to your property, there are essentially two ways you can be compensated for that injury.  If your personal injury claims can be proven, you can either obtain a judgment from the court by filing a lawsuit, or you can settle the case [ ] The post Beware of Personal Injury Settlement Mills appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.

Beware of Distracted Pedestrians

With all of the Don t text and drive ads, most of us know that distracted driving is extremely dangerous.  But, have you considered the danger posed by distracted pedestrians?  For a personal injury lawyer, this is a type of claim that may be overlooked by many potential clients. The unseen danger of a distracted pedestrian Our society is attached to their smart phones, so much that people cross the street without ever taking their eyes off their device.  Pedestrians can be seen, especially in areas near colleges and universities, texting while walking, which can result in a person falling off the curb or even walking into traffic.  While it is obviously necessary for pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings, drivers on the roadway must also be more diligent in avoiding these unique dangers. How distracted pedestrians create havoc on the roadway According to some studies, a pedestrian standing at a corner, who is distracted by their electronic device (whether texting or maki

Beware of Hidden, Closed Head Injuries Following a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists are often exposed to dangers on the road that other motorists do not encounter.  First, other motorists have more difficulty seeing motorcycles as quickly and clearly as other vehicles, which makes motorcyclists more likely to be struck.  To make matters worse, motorcyclists do not have a significant protective barrier between them and the road, or another vehicle.  If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, even if you were wearing a helmet, you must be cautious of closed head injuries, which often go undetected. What is a “closed head” injury? Closed head injuries, also referred to as traumatic brain injuries, are different from open head injuries in that nothing actually penetrates the brain.  Instead, a closed head injury is normally caused be a blow to the head.  Because of the nature of this type of injury, it is not easily detected.  Nevertheless, they are common and very dangerous if not diagnosed.  A closed head injury can also result in a co