Holidays Are the Busiest Times of the Year for the ER

Holidays top the list of the busiest days of the year in the emergency room. New Year’s Eve, the 4th of July, and Thanksgiving are some of the busiest holidays, however, it’s important to keep safety in mind any time of the year.

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Call Montgomery Law offices if you are injured on a holiday, or any day, and we can help you with your personal injury case. Visit our site to learn more, www.montgomerylawoffices.com.

 

Busiest Days of the Year in the Emergency Room

Emergency Sign

People find themselves in the Emergency Room for a multitude of reasons. Whether ill or injured, many things can warrant a visit,and there are a number of days throughout the year that you may find the ER to be notably busier than usual. Certain celebrations or activities can easily lead to a trip to the ER.

New Year’s Eve

There are a large number of alcohol-related injuries and deaths among people ringing in the New Year, especially for those in which alcohol is a major part of the celebrations. The worst injuries that a hospital typically sees on New Year’s Eve are caused by drunk driving incidents, including automobile accidents. Alcohol poisoning is also extremely common on this holiday. People who are difficult to rouse or are unconscious should be taken to an emergency room immediately.

4th of July

Dehydration and overheating are often a problem on the 4th, as is food poisoning from eating under-cooked food or food affected by poor sanitation when cooking or barbequing. It is yet another holiday in which alcohol is often part of the celebrating, and with this, comes related injuries. Fireworks injuries are also common on Independence Day.  In Idaho specifically, fires are often started by fireworks, occasionally causing harm. From time-to-time a firework also explodes while still being held and hand wounds occur.

Black Friday

The day after Thanksgiving sends people to the ER for a variety of reasons. Emergency rooms are often filled with people who previously had medical conditions and didn’t watch what they ate, such as diabetics who overindulged in sugar. People eat foods that aren’t often consumed or shouldn’t be consumed particular to their condition and it affects their immediate health.  Among the ill, are the Black Friday shoppers.  People get in a hurry whether on the road or in the store, and injuries transpire.

Overall, many spikes in injuries occur on, or around, major holidays where various types of celebrating are involved. The key is to be as safe as possible, make sure there is a designated driver present when consuming alcohol, and watch the roads carefully for others who are driving under the influence. Some might even feel safer waiting to drive until the following morning. Awareness is vital and thinking ahead can prevent many injuries.

Of course, we cannot always think for others. Drunk driver injuries, dog bites, pedestrian accidents and more, are unforeseen and can happen any time of the year.  In these instances, there may be additional measures needed to get the coverage you need or have financial burdens of medical bills reduced. That is where we can step in and assist. If you are injured, we are here to help. We will provide you with a free consultation once you come to us with your case. Additionally, if we don’t get you what you deserve, you are not obligated to pay us. Reach out to us if you are in need of a personal injury lawyer any time for any reason, www.montgomerylawoffices.com.

Montgomery Law Offices Can Make a Difference in Your Case

helping one anotherGoing through the process of a personal injury case can be lengthy and highly taxing. In addition to legal stressors, the client is already facing physical and possibly emotional difficulties. These issues can affect multiple areas of life, including both vocational and personal, often causing additional stress.

Our goal at Montgomery Law is to get you through your case as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. We work hard to be the very best at what we do. What we represent is truly what sets us apart from other personal injury firms.

We care

 We differentiate ourselves from the many firms primarily seeking a number of clients to represent. We don’t actually take on all cases that come through our doors, because some may not need legal representation. Others may not be a good fit for our experience. Once we choose to work together, we will never pass you on to a paralegal or other representative. We will see you through your entire case. We genuinely care about each one of our clients and represent them as we would represent our own selves.

We offer a free evaluation

Your case, including all documentation and medical records, will be thoroughly reviewed for free.  Our attorneys will inform you what you are up against before even choosing to work with us.

No Upfront Fees

At Montgomery Law, we are confident in our legal abilities. We have won many cases representing injured persons. We know that injuries can cause great financial burden. When we represent your case, we will fight aggressively to win, but if we are not able to get you a settlement, we will not charge you a fee.

Honesty

At times, those filing personal injury cases don’t need an attorney. Advice and information may be required, but the case is simple enough to be represented pro se (self-represented). We are upfront about the complexity of your case and whether or not our firm is a necessary part of it.

We are available on weekends

We’re not a typical 9-5 firm, meeting you in our offices only during business hours. We understand that there may be physical limitations involved and convenience can be a concern. We will meet with you after hours or on weekends at a place of your convenience, even in the comfort of your own home.

Advantage

In our years of experience, we have not only represented individual parties, but we have represented insurance companies as well. We are familiar with their side of the legal process and what it takes to get you the greatest settlement possible.

Montgomery Law is here to make a difference in your life and in your case. Our policies of no fees upfront and free evaluations are helpful, but it is our caring honest nature that truly makes the difference in each case that we represent.

Car Crash Lawyers Doing Good?

car-crash-victimsBeing a lawyer, I hear a lot of jokes about lawyers and I enjoy most of them.  Lawyers need to have a sense of humor.  However, sometimes we forget that aside from all the joking and criticism, there are many lawyers who do a lot of good.  As a group in a local community, lawyers donate hundreds of hours of legal time to all sorts of pro bona activities and causes.

Local bar associations promote many worthwhile causes such as free legal help for abused children and legal education for young people. Along with the publicized pro bono assistance of attorneys, there is a great deal of help and countless hours of time provided to people in need that is only known and recognized by the individual person and the lawyer.  So while lawyers deserve their fair share of criticism, the public may not be aware that there are many lawyers who go about quietly helping people in need for free without any fanfare or publicity.

Below is a link to an article I enjoyed about a Michigan car accident law firm that offered scholarships to several young people involved in serious car crashes.  The participants wrote essays on their efforts to overcome life-changing injuries from automobile accidents and their efforts to get an education.  This article was published in PRWeb and can be read by clicking the link below.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10675493.htm

Motorcycle Accidents

motorcycle-accident-attorneyJust a quick reminder that the weather is getting nicer and the motorcycle riders are out in force.  It’s a great time to enjoy the out of doors but please be careful.

Every year in the spring and summer months the number of motorcycle accidents increases substantially.   Many injuries and deaths could be prevented if both motorcycle drivers and car drivers were more cautious and more alert in their driving.

Below is a link to another report by the state police about a fatal motorcycle accident.  Even though the law may not require it, wearing a helmet may help prevent serious or fatal injuries.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/

Car Accidents 23 Times More Likely While Texting

cell-phoneTexting while Driving Causes Car Accidents.

A recent article from CBS New York claimed you are 23 times more likely to be in a car accident if you are texting while driving.  Whether or not the statistic is totally accurate, there is no question that texting while driving is a dangerous hazard.  It’s obvious that a driver’s attention cannot be fully directed at her/his driving while trying to read or create a text.

The article went on to cite statistics that 1.6 million accidents are attributed to texting while driving in addition to 11 teen deaths a day.  That is startling.

The New York Institute of Technology utilized a driving simulator to instruct students on the dangers of texting while driving.  The simulator was effective in helping students understand that anything less than 100% concentration on driving is dangerous.  You can read this interesting article in full by clicking the link below.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/04/23/simulator-teaches-students-a-tough-lesson-about-texting-and-driving/

Boy Saves Mother in Car Accident

GaryEleven Year Old Saves Mother in Car Accident

Once in a while, something good comes out of a car accident. We’ve probably all read inspirational stories about a hero who helped save the life of a person involved in an accident. Most of the time, the hero is an adult who exhibits extraordinary bravery or skill in helping another.

The news report below describes how an eleven year old boy helped save his mother’s life after their jeep vehicle went down an embankment and overturned in a creek of water. The young boy was able to crawl out and go for help.

After reading this article, the thought struck me that it might be wise to talk with children occasionally about what they could or should do if they or someone else is involved in an accident. We never know when this information could help save a life.
You can read the full article below:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/georgia-boy-saves-mom-life-car-crash-article-1.1312513

Automobile Accidents-The No. 1 Cause of Death for Children?

car-accidentDid You Know that Automobile Accidents are the No. 1 Cause of Death for Children?

According to the article cited below, the number one cause of death to children between the ages of 1 and 12 is automobile accidents.  I found that surprising but have no reason to doubt its accuracy.

There is no question that a lot of children are either killed or seriously injured in car accidents.  Obviously, we can’t totally eliminate these accidents but one of the most important things we can do is choose the proper seat restraint device for the child.  You can read more of the details in the article below but the main point is to get a car seat that is appropriate for the age and size of the child.

http://www.newswire.net/newsroom/pr/71625-Cause-Childrens-Deaths-are-Revealed-Baton-Rouge-Accident-Attorney-Lexlee-Overton.html (Newswire.net — March 14, 2013) Baton Rouge, LA — We never want to think that this could happen to any of our children. We need to look at the number one killer of children more seriously and that is car accidents. What can we do to minimize these tragic deaths?

The first step is choosing the right car seat. You need to pick out for safety the right size and style car seat for your child’s height and weight. Once you pick out the best one then you need to make sure that you properly install the seat in your car. This will give your children the best protection in case you get in one of these automobile accidents.

Can the Right Injury Attorney Make a Difference in Your Case?

GaryRecently, Gary Montgomery settled a personal injury case in Boise for just under $50,000. The ironic thing is that the first lawyer the client went to told her she’d never get much of anything because insurance companies just didn’t pay for her type of injury. So what makes the difference in attorneys.

One thing is experience and the other is determination. Some injury attorneys are looking for a quick settlement so they can grab their fee and be done. Some cases, however, require lots of hard work. Knowing how the insurance adjusters think and what pushes their buttons also helps to get a good insurance settlement.

Below is a link to another pedestrian injury case where the first lawyer rejected the case and told the client they wouldn’t get anything. A second more experienced attorney reviewed the case, accepted it and ended up getting a settlement for almost $500,000. As you can see, getting the right attorney does make a difference. Check out the story below:

http://www.bbnrlaw.com/car-accident-victims-should-find-an-experienced-personal-injury-law-firm-to-protect-their-legal-rights/

Car Accident Claims & Your Medical Bills

GaryHow do your medical bills get paid when you are injured in a car or truck accident? A lot of people have the misconception that the nsurance company for the person at fault in the accident will automatically step up and begin paying your medical expenses. Unfortunately, this rarely happens and then they are surprised when they start getting collection calls from their medical care providers.

So who does pay fo ryour bills? Your own insurance likely has coverage called med pay which will pay (regardless of fault) up to a certain dollar limit. This is usually in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. If your medical expenses are much higher than this, then you have to rely on the other person’s insurance. However, liability insurance carriers don’t just start making payments. They require a full and final settlement of the case before they pay out any money. Your injuries may not have resolved and you may not be ready for a final settlement. sometimes it can take months or even years to finalize.

So what do you do in the meantime? If you or your accident attorney, contact the various care providers and tell them you are working on an injury claim and will keep them posted, most of them are willing to work with you. They may require you to make a small monthly payment of some amount, but they will work with you. The important thing is to keep them udated and informed about your case and your progress. Then when you finally get a settlement, you need to make certain they are paid.

We are happy to answer any of your questions about injury or accident claims. Give us a call today – its always free. (208) 378-8882