About 6.4 million people will fly the friendly skies this holiday season. A select few of them may arrive to their destination with in-flight injuries.
Part of me didn't want to write this piece because it sounds too much like I'm blowing my own horn but another part of me really needed to write it because it very effectively illustrates an extremely important point in these days of the "take no prisoners" attitude of the insurance companies.
Even a minor fender-bender can cause sprains, strains, and other soft-tissue injuries. What feels like a minor injury may become a major pain without medical attention. After an auto accident, it's important to seek proper medical treatment as soon as you are able. But it's also important to know that some injuries don't manifest until months later. For the good of your health as well as any pending insurance or personal injury claim, get a proper diagnosis and don't let emergency room doctors overlook any possible soft-tissue injuries. If you suffer from muscle spasms, stiffness, numbness or tingling, or back pain, get it checked out.
"He just wants to play," the dog owner says, but dog bites are nothing to play around with. In California, the owner of an animal that bites another is strictly liable for injuries caused to the victim regardless of whether the owner had reason to believe the dog was dangerous. Strict liability applies whether the attack occurs on public or private property, provided the victim was lawfully on that property.
It's hard to think clearly in an auto accident, thanks to emotions and physical pain. Remember these tips to ensure that the process of wrangling the wreckage goes as smoothly as possible.