What to do when in an automobile accident

Written by Granny’s Mettle

In 2002, there were an estimated 6.3 million car accidents inrepparttar United States. About 2.9 million injuries and 42,815 people were reported killed in auto accidents.

Every year,repparttar 119154 rates are increasing. More and more, people are getting injured, if not killed, from automobile accidents.

Unfortunately, most of us will experience this type of accident at some time. That's why it is important for us to know certain things that will provide significant assistance when we are in a car accident.

Remain atrepparttar 119155 scene ofrepparttar 119156 accident. If you are in an auto accident involving injury, or substantial damage to property, stay atrepparttar 119157 scene ofrepparttar 119158 accident untilrepparttar 119159 police arrive and tell you that you can leave. There are laws requiring people involved to stay put and wait forrepparttar 119160 police to arrive and investigate. Leavingrepparttar 119161 scene ofrepparttar 119162 accident can get your license revoked, or worse, your behavior can result to criminal charges.

Protectrepparttar 119163 injured. If you are trained in providing first aid, administer if somebody is injured. However, it is important to remember never to move an injured person. Moving him/her may result to further damage. Ask for somebody to contactrepparttar 119164 police and reportrepparttar 119165 incident. The person to contactrepparttar 119166 police should inform that people are injured, and if possible,repparttar 119167 number of persons injured so that there will be enough emergency personnel to respond torepparttar 119168 accident. Ifrepparttar 119169 accident occurred onrepparttar 119170 roadway, turn on your flashers, or use flares to warn approaching traffic ofrepparttar 119171 accident.

Get information. In any accident, it is important to get information that you will use later on, especially during your insurance claim. The following arerepparttar 119172 information you should know:

•The other driver's name, address, driver's license number, insurance information, and license plate number. •If there are witnesses, get their names, addresses, and telephone numbers. •Ask for a business card fromrepparttar 119173 police officer who investigatedrepparttar 119174 traffic scene. Also getrepparttar 119175 "incident number" so that you can obtain an accident report. Most officers will provide you withrepparttar 119176 information even if you don't ask. •Take note ofrepparttar 119177 location—the road conditions, speed limits, traffic control devices,repparttar 119178 weather, andrepparttar 119179 lighting. •Take note of howrepparttar 119180 accident occurred—the direction of travel ofrepparttar 119181 vehicles involved, and whatrepparttar 119182 cars are doing atrepparttar 119183 time ofrepparttar 119184 accident. It is significant to note that you will be asked to share your notes withrepparttar 119185 person you are suing orrepparttar 119186 person who is suing you ifrepparttar 119187 accident may result to litigation.

Rulings on ADA Filing Rights

Written by Lala C. Ballatan

One ofrepparttar major issues on a democratic country isrepparttar 119153 discrimination of a person onrepparttar 119154 basis of disability. A "disability" is a permanent physical or mental impairment (like sight, hearing, speech, walking, breathing, motor skills, but not temporary sprains, breaks, or diseases) that substantially limits any major life activities, including learning, recreation and working. Underrepparttar 119155 Americans with Disabilities (ADA) of 1990, more than 43 million Americans qualify as “disabled”, as noted byrepparttar 119156 Forbes Magazine.

The ADA was adopted to removerepparttar 119157 barriers that have prevented society from benefiting fromrepparttar 119158 participation and contributions of individuals with disabilities. Many states have also adopted and enforce versions ofrepparttar 119159 federal ADA. The ADA replaced a collection of “barrier-free site design” initiatives making disables access to employment, goods and/or services on an equal basis withrepparttar 119160 rest ofrepparttar 119161 general public, a civil right.

Now, regarding to Walter Olson’s post at http://www.overlawyered.com/archives/cat_disabled_rights.html on March 4, 2005, he had noted a series of scenarios and news bulletin which may cause a disabled golfer to file a complaint with regards to non-compliance with ADA rulings – in relation with accommodating disabled persons inrepparttar 119162 golf clubs/areas. Olson may have been concerned or bothered atrepparttar 119163 following concerns:

• Says Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Tuscaloosa won't provide free golf carts. • The National Golf Course Owners Association maintains a page on ADA issues and compliance. • At Cybergolf, Jeffrey D. Brauer ("Must golf courses accommodate wheelchair golfers?" undated) discussesrepparttar 119164 impact of wheelchair-access regulation on golf course design: "The golf industry at first feared that ADA might outlaw contoured greens and fairways, and possibly sand bunkers, to achieve disabled access.

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