Last updated 5 days ago
Hundreds of thousands of Americans receive dog bites each year. If you suffered an injury because of a dog attack, you may be entitled to have your medical expenses and lost wages covered. Read below for the steps you should take if you are bitten by a dog.
Assess the Injury at Home
Many dog bites can be treated at home using basic supplies. First, place a clean towel over the dog bite to stop any bleeding. Wash the injured area carefully with soap and water and then try to keep it elevated. Apply antibiotic ointment to the injury and place a bandage on top of it. Each day you should apply more antibiotic ointment to the wound and change the bandage.
Seek Medical Attention If Necessary
It’s important to see a doctor after a dog bite, especially if the dog is unfamiliar, or if the bite is deep or will not stop bleeding. You should also see a doctor is the bite wound seems to be showing symptoms of infection, such as warmth, swelling, redness, and pus. When you visit the doctor, he or she will ask you a number of questions about the owner of the dog, whether the dog is up to date on vaccinations such as rabies and tetanus, whether the dog was provoked or unprovoked, and if you have any health conditions that put you at greater risk for a severe infection. The doctor will assess the injury and clean the wound thoroughly.
Call a Dog Bite Lawyer
In some cases, the injured party is entitled to have his or her medical expenses paid for by the owner of the dog. To seek the help of an attorney who can assess the plausibility of a personal injury case, call a dog bite lawyer and arrange for a consultation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite attack, contact the dog bite lawyers at Jay Trucks & Associates. Visit our website to learn about our experience and reputation in Michigan, and call us at (989) 644-0166 for more information.
Last updated 12 days ago
If you were recently injured or caught a disease on the job, you may be entitled to a number of benefits. Unfortunately, many employers will deny these benefits to their employees unless a personal injury attorney steps in to advocate for the employee’s rights. To ensure that you get the benefits you are entitled to, read this article for information about workers’ rights.
For work-related diseases or injuries, you are entitled to medical care that is “reasonable and necessary,” according to the state of Michigan. Employers or their insurance providers are required to provide these services. In Michigan the employer has the right to choose the physician for the first 28 days of treatment. After that, the injured employee may change physicians as long as the employer is notified of the change. Sometimes employers are hesitant to provide the medical care that you are entitled to. If this happens to you, do not hesitate to contact a workers’ compensation attorney.
Wage Loss Benefits
If you suffered a work-related injury or disease and experience a loss of wages for seven consecutive days, you are entitled to weekly workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can be claimed as long as the disability and wage loss continue. The benefit rate is typically 80 percent of your average weekly wage after taxes.
If you were injured or caught a disease on the job and are unable to perform the work that you used to do, you are entitled to vocational rehabilitation. The priority of vocational rehabilitation is to facilitate your return to work with your employer. If this is not possible or you need help finding a new job, vocational rehabilitation will provide these services.
At Jay Trucks & Associates we protect the rights of Michigan residents who were injured or caught a disease on the job. Our team of workers’ compensation attorneys is ready to help you with your case. Call us at (989) 644-0166 for a free consultation—there are no fees unless we win your case. For more information, visit us online.
Last updated 15 days ago
As a resident of the United States, you have the legal right to expect that you will be safe when you visit another property. In fact, property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that the public’s welfare is not in danger. If there is a problem, the property owner must fix it or warn the public of the danger. When this legal duty is ignored, innocent people can be injured or even killed. This is where premises liability laws come in.
Premises liability laws are in place so that business and property owners will be legally held accountable if an injury or death occurs because of negligence on the premises. Some of the most common premises liability examples include drowning, amusement park accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, elevator accidents, and injuries caused by falling merchandise.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed as a result of a property owner’s negligence, call Jay Trucks & Associates of Michigan at (989) 644-0166. Visit our website to learn more about what our team of premises liability attorneys can do for you.
Last updated 19 days ago
Distracted driving has claimed thousands of lives in the United States. Sadly, many of these deaths could have been prevented. You can learn more about the dangers of distracted driving by watching this video.
According to the results of a study by researchers at the University of Iowa, it only takes two seconds of inattentiveness for a vehicle to veer out of its lane. Research shows that text messaging is one of the most dangerous activities to perform while driving. Even talking on a hands-free phone can be a dangerous distraction.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a collision, call the auto accident attorneys at Jay Truck & Associates of Michigan at (989) 644-0166. Head to our website to see how we can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
Last updated 22 days ago
A car accident can be an overwhelming experience to go through. But if you take the right steps following an auto collision, you can improve the likelihood that you are safe and that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Read on to learn more about what you should do following an automobile accident in Michigan.
Make Sure Everyone Is Safe
Car accidents can result in serious injuries. Your first step after a car accident should be to check to make sure that everyone involved is okay. Call emergency services and request an ambulance immediately if someone is seriously injured. If possible, move the cars to the side of the road where they are not in traffic’s way, and engage the vehicles’ hazard lights. Doing this can prevent further injury or even death.
Call the Police
Notify the police right away so that an accident report can be filed. Sometimes it takes the police longer to respond to an accident unless there are injuries. Without a police report, however, you may have difficulties getting your insurance company to process your claim.
Document the Accident
Use a camera to document the damage resulting from the collision. Get the name, address, phone number, driver license number, license plate number, insurance company, and policy number of the other driver. Write down a description of each car involved, and exactly what happened. Be sure to take down the contact information of witnesses, as well.
Deal with the Insurance Companies
File an insurance claim as soon as possible after the collision. Some drivers will want to settle out of pocket with you, but if you want to be sure that you get the compensation you need to fix your car and pay for any medical bills, filing an insurance claim is a safer option.
For assistance in dealing with insurance companies after an auto collision, contact Jay Trucks & Associates. Founded in 1979, we are Michigan’s preferred personal injury and auto accident attorneys. Call us at (989) 644-0166 or visit our website to learn more about the services we provide.