If you’ve been injured on the job, you’ll want to file a workers’ compensation claim in order to get the care and treatment you’re entitled to. However, insurance companies and employers don’t want to pay for claims they don’t have to, so the burden may fall on you to prove that you’ve suffered the severe injuries you’re claiming. That means you’ll need evidence, and there are certain types of evidence that are particularly effective when it comes to supporting your claim and getting you the result you’re looking for.

Here are four important types of evidence to have when filing your workers’ compensation claim.

Medical Records

When you’ve been injured, you’ll want to make sure you see a medical professional and have your case documented as soon as possible. You’ll likely have to see a doctor multiple times for continued treatment, and each time your doctor will log your condition, how your recovery is progressing, and much more. This is critical because it not only documents how your recovery is proceeding, but what treatments have been done, and what your doctor’s recommendations are.

According to a new study, two of South Carolina’s cities have some of the fastest drivers in the country.  Both Columbia and Greenville, SC ranked among the country’s top 25 fastest driving cities.

The new study was carried out by online insurance comparison marketplace QuoteWizard. Using self-reported data from users regarding driving infractions, QuoteWizard was able to rank which cities in the United States have drivers who tend to speed the most. The rankings for the study were based on more than one million data points for speeding infractions from 2017.

Below, we list the top 25 fastest driving cities in America:

Injuries sustained due to motorcycle accidents can be severe. In fact, motorcycle accidents are 29 times more likely to cause fatal injuries. When a motorcyclist is lucky enough to survive a crash, it doesn’t mean that they’re out of the woods yet. Oftentimes, these accidents land riders in the hospital.

Motorcycle accident victims sustain similar types of injuries due to the way in which they happen, and there are patterns that can be observed in the types and severity of injuries.

Head Injuries

If you live in North Carolina and watch television or online videos, then you have undoubtedly seen advertisements about an upcoming North Carolina Constitutional Amendments Vote. Unfortunately, the advertisements only brush upon the subject, but they do not really tell you the issues at hand and what is at stake in the vote. At The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, we believe in bringing power to the people. Since knowledge is power, we would like to take this time to discuss the pending Constitutional Amendments Vote in more detail so you know if you should vote on these issues and why.

Six Proposed Amendments We Feel are Unnecessary

There are actually six Constitutional Amendments on the ballot on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Here at the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, PC, we encourage you to vote NO to all six proposed amendments, regardless of your political party. The North Carolina Constitution is something to be revered, protected, and only amended when absolutely necessary to protect the citizens of North Carolina. It should not be amended for political gain, on either side of the aisle. With this in mind, we should take a closer look at these amendments.

Many people ride motorcycles recreationally and as a means of transportation. While they can be enjoyable, they can also be dangerous. Riders do not have the physical protection that vehicles provide and are therefore more susceptible to injuries if they are involved in a collision.

Helmets are one of the ways that motorcyclists avoid sustaining injuries in these instances, but not everyone feels the need to wear them. There are different laws, both federally and at a state level, that determine when a motorcyclist is required to wear a helmet.

History of Helmet Laws

Most people don’t know road clippings in the street could cause any sort of hazard or legal trouble. It sounds innocent enough. Many will leave their road trimmings scattered about the roadway, yet recently, concerns about them have begun to arise. Online debates have taken place as to the legality of this practice, with many residents arguing that there is no such law to prohibit putting your day’s grass clippings in the road. So why is this causing such a heated debate?

Road Hazards

Besides the obvious aesthetics of grass in the road that some may not like, the real hazard of lawn clippings in the road comes from the slipperiness that the grass can cause, especially for motorcycle riders. On a curve, or even on a straightaway, riding over grass trimmings is no different than riding in the rain. There’s less friction between the ground and wheels. Motorcycles have two wheels and have a harder time balancing, so the risk of getting into an accident is that much higher for them.

Normative beliefs are an individual’s beliefs that they hold closely to their core principles, and therefore believe to be the norm. Everyone projects their normative beliefs onto those around them, such as setting expectations for family and friends based on your own ideas. In a legal setting, normative beliefs can be a major influence on the outcome of a case. undefined

To help legal professionals understand normative beliefs and how they can be tested and used in a legal case, Attorney Jason E. Taylor of The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor will soon cohost two focus groups. He will be joined by his good friend and colleague, Attorney William Goldfarb from Monroe, North Carolina. By the end of the focus groups, attendees should have a clearer idea of normative believes, how they can influence the interpretation of evidence, and so forth. The purpose of the exercise is learning how to frame a case in a way that gives you and your client the best chance for success.

Important information about the focus groups:

We’ve all seen it. A motorcyclist is riding the lines, a car doesn’t like it, the two exchange a few hand gestures and words, and an accident is narrowly avoided. Or a motorcycle rides through a line of cars full of many upset, impatient drivers who are stuck in a storm of traffic.

Whatever the circumstance, it seems like the road is never shared between these two and four-wheeled motor vehicles without some frustration coming out for one thing or another. This frustration can lead to dangerous or reckless driving and accidents as a result. Without the physical protection that cars provide, motorcyclists are at a much greater risk for sustaining severe or even fatal injuries if an accident does occur. So, where does this disconnect between motorcyclists and drivers stem from?

A Short History of Motorcycles

The upcoming “MOMENTUM: DWI & DUI Advocacy for North Carolina & South Carolina Practitioners” conference will be a hot destination for legal professionals throughout the Carolinas. At the conference, a number of key speakers will present topics about everything related to driving while impaired (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) charges and cases.

The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor is excited to announce that Attorney Jason Taylor has been invited to speak. Jason Taylor is looking forward to sharing his experience and thoughts with his criminal law peers.

Important information about the Momentum conference:

Motorcycle accidents cause some of the most serious road injuries. In fact, they’re nearly 29 times more deadly than normal vehicular accidents. These accidents can cause even more severe injuries when motorcyclists don’t wear helmets, although injuries can happen to anyone involved in an accident on two wheels. One of the most common injuries that motorcyclists sustain are head injuries, so it’s essential to know the signs of one following an accident. 

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can take days, weeks, or even months after an accident to show symptoms. Being that head injuries are one of the most common causes of motorcycle accident fatalities, it’s essential to understand the signs of a head injury to look for after being involved in one. Depending on the size, type, and location of the head injury, symptoms may include:

  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Memory loss or amnesia
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Visual problems
  • Poor attention or concentration
  • Irritability or emotional disturbances

Secondary Brain Injuries

Secondary brain injuries, versus primary brain injuries, occur specifically when there are changes to the brain that occur hours or days after the primary brain injury. It happens when there is inflammation or a release of chemicals in the brain following a head injury. Swelling in the brain may cause increased intracranial pressure, which could lead to brain damage or death. It’s possible that, after a motorcycle accident, a victim could still have head trauma or a brain injury that develops later on. Immediately seek medical treatment if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, as brain injuries could develop at a delayed time.

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