No matter where you live, a car accident can leave you physically and financially devastated. Painful injuries can interfere with your ability to work and lead to a mound of medical claims as you try to heal.
In Florida, however, rules involving that state's Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance make it extremely important for car accident victims to seek medical attention for any potential injuries quickly. Otherwise, it can become very difficult (if not impossible) to recover fair compensation for your losses.
A lot of people feel that once they separate from their spouse, they are free to begin dating. While this is not illegal, it is not always the wise thing to do, especially right away. Dating during your divorce can lead to complications and extra challenges, and here are some that you should be aware of.
Dating can interfere with your decisions
The first thing to consider is the effects dating can have on your mind at this time.
Most personal injury cases settle outside the courtroom, and with good reason. Here are four reasons it's best to pursue a settlement outside the courtroom:
1. You Avoid the Costs of Litigation
A litigated injury case incurs more costs than a similar injury that is settled outside the courtroom. The main reason for this is that there are many costs that you incur only after you file a lawsuit. Settling your case outside the courtroom will help you avoid such costs.
When judges award alimony—also called spousal support—they look at a variety of factors to determine if alimony is warranted and the amount that should be paid. One of those factors is the length of the marriage. The majority of the time, a judge will only order alimony when the couple has been married for a long time (e.g. a decade or more). However, even if you were only married for a few years, it may still be possible to get alimony from your spouse.
As a motorcycle rider, you may be at a higher risk for having an accident and suffering serious injuries than if you were driving a car. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding motorcyclists as being unsafe on the road can make your case more difficult to prove when you are not at fault. There are several precautions you can take to reduce your risk of serious injury and to improve the chances of proving your case when you are not at fault.