As a former personal injury paralegal, I've dealt with my fair share of auto accident victims. I have also been in several accidents myself where the other driver was at fault and I was injured. Too often however, in the moments directly following an accident, people forget what they should and should not do. This is an 8-tip checklist of what to do when you're involved in an automobile accident. 1. Move to a Safe Area (if possible) If the accident is minor and your vehicles are obstructing traffic, move to the side of the road if it is … [Read more...] about Involved in a Car Accident? Here’s What To Do Next
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Being involved in a car accident can be stressful and worrying. However, it is important to make sure that you stay calm under pressure, especially if you are thinking about making a claim. The last thing you want to do is miss out on compensation, or even worse, implicate yourself in the process. So, let’s take a look at some of the most common mistakes to avoid after a car accident. Waiting Too Long to Make a Claim There is a time limit for compensation claims, so don’t wait too long to file yours. If you do, you could miss out on … [Read more...] about Mistakes People Make After a Car Accident
Wouldn’t it be an ideal world if parenting just went smoothly 24/7? In reality, we all know that’s not the case. Because life is never as perfect as you think you want it to be. And really, would you want to be? Okay, so your kids aren’t perfect, but they’re yours, and you wouldn’t want them any other way. But at the same time, you also want to make sure that they don’t go too far the other way, especially during their teenage years. And it happens. Some kids just end up going down a dangerous path. But as a parent, you’re going to want to try … [Read more...] about Keeping Your Teen On Track: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
When child support has gone past due for months, years, even decades, it’s easy to give up and think the money you’re owed will never make it into your hands. You’ll do your best to provide for your children, but you’re stuck living paycheck to paycheck while living on a strict budget in order to make ends meet. That’s just your lot in life, right? Wrong. While you probably will never have the financial or social freedom of the Clooneys, who just welcomed their first set of twins, and your kids will never have the opportunities their new … [Read more...] about Don’t Give Up on Back Child Support
First Check® knows you want to trust your teenager. But there are times when you might begin to fear the worst, that your child is using drugs or alcohol. Some of the signs that you might begin to see are an unexplained drop in grades; isolating themselves from the rest of the family; not being truthful about where they are going and who they are with; being late for curfew; a sudden change in peer groups or close friends; drawing pot leaves, drugs or other drug symbols; becoming defiant with parents and authority figures; red, watery … [Read more...] about Review: First Check® Home Drug Testing Kit
Has your auto insurance expired? A recent survey by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) showed that one in seven U.S. drivers do not have insurance coverage. The NAIC attributes the growing number in uninsured drivers to the recent downturn in the economy. Many drivers are allowing their insurance to lapse and go uninsured. You may be tempted to do the same, especially if you’ve never experienced any incidents with your car. However, you should take a look at some numbers. Over 10 million auto accidents occur in the U.S. … [Read more...] about What to Do When You’re In an Accident and Your Insurance is Expired