Personal Injury

Personal Injury

You may have been thrown a curve ball in life and find yourself in a situation that requires the help of a legal professional.  If you’ve ever been hurt because of the negligence or carelessness of someone else, you may require the consultation of a personal injury lawyer.  There are certain circumstances that can lead to a personal injury lawsuit.

Car accidents are the most common type of personal injury case.  Most of the time, a careless driver can be held accountable for the injuries or damage they’ve caused in a crash.  There are about a dozen “no fault” States, where drivers have to turn to their insurance company except in the event of a serious injury.  Impaired or intoxicated driving crashes fall into this category too.

There are a growing number of medical malpractice cases in this country.  Those claims are filed when a patient feels a doctor or health care provider has not done their job in a reasonable fashion.   Injury, disability or in some cases death may be a result of medical malpractice.  There are different time limits, liability rules and damage caps in each state.  Do your homework first and talk with an attorney to proceed.

Property owners can be liable in slip and fall cases. Owners have the responsibility of keeping their property safe and hazard free.  This isn’t to say that all accidents will lead to a suit.  Outcomes in slip and fall cases depend on the state in which the fall happened.

States have different laws when it comes to dog bites.  Most of the time the owner is financially responsible for bites, and other injuries caused by the animal.

Accidents aren’t the only sources of a personal injury claim.  Assault and battery incidents can result in a lawsuit.  Most of the time the attacker will be charged criminally.  The victim would then have the option to file a civil lawsuit.

Injuries don’t have to be physical to file a personal injury suit.  Defamation of character can injure a person’s reputation.  It is the plaintiff’s responsibility to prove that the statement made is untrue and caused actual financial loss.  Celebrities or public figures have to prove the untrue comments were either intentionally said or done with reckless disregard.

These personal injury cases can become wrong death cases.  The award for damages in these types of lawsuits is much higher than a personal injury case.  Seek a legal professional to help you determine what is the best course of action for you and your family.

Grass Seed, Lawn Care, And Maintenance

Caring for and maintaining your lawn is, primarily, a matter of choosing the right grass seed and maintenance products; adopting the right techniques and rotating your treatments accordingly. While it is tempting to treat your lawn with one product promising to deliver the perfect grass- it is important to remember that like any living organism, your lawn requires specific care and a considered amount of interference.

Caring for your lawn may involve many different tasks, and these vary between seasons. In spring and summer, the most important duty that requires regularity is mowing.
In summer and spring, mowing should be limited to two or three times per week, depending on the growth rate of your grass. In times of drought, however, consider reducing the amount of mowing per week- allowing time for your grass to replenish its nutrients before cutting it again.

lawn careSuccessfully mowing your lawn is also reliant on choosing the right equipment, and there is a wide range of mowers on the market with different mechanisms and specialized functions. Consult a store associate on the best type of mower for your lawn size and grass quality, and ensure your mower comes with adjustable height settings. Choosing the correct height at which to cut your grass is essential, as cutting the lawn too short can damage the grass; create uneven patches and encourage the growth of moss and weeds.

Feeding and watering your lawn are also important tasks, but require less regularity throughout the warmer seasons. When choosing your fertilizer, determine where your priorities lie in regards to your garden. If the color and strength of your grass are a main concern, then a chemical or artificial treatment is more likely to yield your desired results. If you are searching for a more natural alternative, however, consider an organic fertilizer. Once you have chosen your fertilizer, follow the manufacturer’s guidance to determine the frequency with which you should feed your grass. The potency of the fertilizer can vary between brands, so it is important that you consult the instructions and follow them accordingly.

In terms of watering your lawn, less is often more in warmer seasons. Over watering your grass can be detrimental, and shallow roots can often result from over saturation. In spring, it is recommended that you water only in times of drought- and in summer no more than twice a week.

A damp lawn can also result in moss and weed growth, which can be both unsightly and unwanted competition for your lawn. Like fertilizers, there are both chemical and natural remedies should a moss problem arise. The most common form of non-chemical treatment is scarification, which involves harsh raking of the lawn to physically remove moss and weeds from the soil. However, if a chemical solution is better suited to your lawn, there are a range of treatments (including those combined with an additive fertilizer) that can be used to remedy the problem.

In winter and fall, the focus is less on nourishing your lawn and more on removing any obstacles that would prevent it from treating itself. Fallen leaves should be raked, aeration performed in order to loosen any compaction in the soil, and a final feed should be administered at the end of summer- focusing on weaker parts of the lawn that may struggle in the colder months.

Visiting The Dentist

Many people have a fear of going to the dentist. But making the recommended twice a year trip, it can help improve your health and save your life in some cases. As a medical journalist, I’ve talked to countless professionals about the importance of oral hygiene. Here are just some of the reasons you should make an appointment. For more information about dentists, go here.

  1. dentist visitRegular checkups will help to keep your teeth and gums healthy. My dentist has a sign hanging in his office that says, “Ignore your teeth and they’ll go away.” Besides the daily maintenance of brushing and flossing, that biannual visit gives the dental professional a chance to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, and if there are problems, it could lead to other medical issues.
  1. Not only are you getting your teeth and gums taken care of when you visit the dentist, oral cancer screening is also done during visits. More than 8,600 people die each year from oral or pharyngeal cancer. Sitting in that chair for 30 minutes could prevent you from being the next statistic.
  1. The dental hygienist will clean your teeth better than your standard toothbrush and floss will. There are tools in place to remove excess plaque and tarter. A buildup of plaque has been linked to heart disease, so even after your checkups and cleanings, it’s important to continue flossing and brushing on a daily basis.
  1. If you’re not looking out for your personal health, think about your financial health. Regular checkups, cleaning and maintenance, can save you money in the long run. More often than not, that twice a year appointment can pinpoint a problem early on and lessen the severity of treatment, and the costs that are associated with that follow-up
  1. Those checkups can help build self-esteem too. Ninety-four percent of people polled in a survey said the first thing they notice about a person is their smile. If your mouth is well maintained, you’re more likely to flash those pearly whites. That increases self-confidence which can lead you to the next big job offer or a date with the cutie down the hall. Just think that trip to the dentist could be a small investment in finding Mr. or Mrs. Right.

These are just a few reasons to visit the dentist at If you’re not going to do it for your own health, think about your loved ones and what they’d do if you were no longer in the picture because you’re too stubborn or fearful of seeing the dentist.