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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

3 Things to Do When Seeking Auto Accident Compensation

by Clifton Davidson

Many auto accident victims do not know what to do when they are involved in a serious accident. There are several factors that can determine whether victims will receive compensation and how much the compensation will be. This is why it is imperative to know what to do and not do if you are involved in an accident. The at-fault party's insurance company will likely try to offer a quick lump sum payment. However, it is not wise to accept offers like these because they are legally binding and most of the time cannot be rescinded. They usually also explicitly state that victims cannot pursue further compensation. The following points can be used as a guideline if you or a loved one gets injured in an accident.

Get Timely Treatment

Some accidents leave victims with obvious serious injuries that require immediate medical attention. However, there are accidents that may seem minor but result in serious injuries. Injuries such as whiplash or cracked ribs may not be immediately evident after an accident. There might also be other types of internal damage. The shock of an accident can cause a victim not to experience pain until hours or days later. Seeking medical treatment immediately will involve taking X-rays and also serve as the initial documentation of injuries. Delayed treatment can result in the at-fault party questioning the validity of your reported injuries.

Determine the Type of Damages 

There are a variety of damages, losses, and injuries that individuals can incur from an auto accident. Filing a claim and seeking compensation will involve determining the type(s) of damages caused by the accident. General damages are considered as damages that one would expect an individual to have after a serious accident. These damages may not have a dollar amount, but courts can decide on a fair settlement amount.

Definite damages are damages that have been quantified and can be proven through receipts and other documents.  These damages get added up and awarded accordingly. Provisional damages can be entered into settlements. This allows victims to have the opportunity to seek compensation in the future for issues related to the accident.

Retain an Auto Accident Lawyer

An accident lawyer is the best resource to use when filing an auto accident claim. They can speak to the at-fault insurance company on your behalf. This ensures that compensation offers are fair and cover damages, injuries, and future expenses. If the other party's insurance company challenges liability, they will likely have their own lawyers, which is why you cannot afford to not have a lawyer. Many car accident attorneys accept cases pro bono, which means you do not have to pay for their services unless you win your case. 

For more information, contact an auto accident lawyer near you to learn more.