May 8

Emotional and Mental Distress from a Car Accident

After a car accident, most people will focus on physical pain. Is anything broken? Are you hurt? Do you need an ambulance? You may end up in a hospital having your physical injuries treated. But how do you handle your mental and emotional well-being after an auto accident?
Often after an accident, you may be in shock. This is not surprising, as accidents happen unexpectedly and can be life-changing in an instant. You may feel helpless or unprepared, even though there was nothing you could do to prevent such an event. In order to make a full recovery, you must address your mental distress as well as your physical pain.

Some symptoms of mental or emotional distress after a car accident can be:
• Anxiety
• Guilt
• Mood swings
• Fear of driving or other activities
• Nightmares and sleep issues
• Loss of appetite
• Loss of interest in activities you enjoyed prior to the accident
• Depression
• Post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Memory loss
• Being emotionally withdrawn

These symptoms sometimes can improve over time, or they may require psychological treatment to get better. Some treatments may include medication, psychotherapy, or counseling.

If you are experiencing mental or emotional trauma due to your accident, it is best to document what you are going through. If your distress is keeping you from getting in a car or getting enough sleep, write it in a journal. Keeping track of what you are experiencing can not only help if you need an accurate diagnosis, but can act as evidence of how the accident affected you.

It is best to find an experienced attorney as soon as possible after the accident to help navigate you through and ensure you receive the damages you deserve for your mental and emotional injuries as well as the physical ones.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney at Jones Law Group

Have you been in an accident? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately either put you on the phone with one of our attorneys, or set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you. Call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

Personal Injury

https://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/emotional-distress-damages.html

https://injury.findlaw.com/car-accidents/emotional-trauma-after-a-car-accident.html

April 11

Personal Injury Protection Insurance

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance is a type of car insurance coverage that covers medical expenses. Every Florida resident who owns a vehicle is required to have PIP insurance, as each person’s PIP insurance is responsible for that person’s injuries.

PIP Insurance is also known as no-fault insurance because it can help pay for costs associated with car accident injuries regardless of who is at fault. Florida vehicle owners are required by law to have a minimum of $10,000 in PIP coverage. This means if you are injured in an accident, your insurance company will pay you up to that amount, regardless of who the at-fault party was. The benefit to this is you will receive money to cover your medical costs sooner than taking the issue through the court system to assign fault. In order to take full advantage of PIP benefits, you must receive medical treatment within 14 days of the accident.

What Can PIP Coverage be Used For?

After deductibles are paid, PIP will cover up to 80% of expenses for medical bills or expenses such as:
• Hospital costs
• Rehabilitation services
• Ambulance fees
• X-rays
• Dental work
• Out-of-pocket prescriptions

Pip can also cover up to 60% of lost wages caused by your accident.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg car accident attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, you should immediately call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Pete, FL 33707

April 4

Road Rage Incidents Increasing in Florida

Florida has more cases of road rage than any other state, including larger and more populated states than our own. Not only does Florida lead the nation in road rage incidents, but there are also more road rage incidents involving guns than any other state.

Population in some Florida areas is definitely a factor. Studies prove that as the population increases, impulsive and aggressive acts increase as well. Some common signs of road rage include:

• Tailgating another driver
• Honking to express frustration or anger
• Yelling at other drivers
• Blocking another vehicle from changing lanes
• Cutting off another vehicle
• Intentionally bumping or hitting another vehicle
• Abrupt braking

Frustration behind the wheel is nothing unusual. There will always be drivers who are tired, impatient, anxious, or perturbed about something, whether related to the commute or not. Although you can’t help what another driver is feeling, there are a few ways to stay safe from frustrated or angry drivers on the road:

• Steer clear of erratic drivers
• Stay calm
• Avoid eye contact with an aggressive driver
• If another driver is attempting to pass you, do not remain in the left lane
• Do not challenge an aggressive driver
• Don’t take their behavior personally
• Do not be afraid to report road rage to the police

Remember: don’t encourage aggressive driving by driving aggressively yourself.

Have you or a loved one sustained injuries due to road rage from another driver? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately either put you on the phone with one of our attorneys, or set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you. Call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

Personal Injury

https://www.idrivesafely.com/defensive-driving/trending/road-rage-incidents-increase-florida-drivers-are-cautioned-let-it-go

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/i-team-investigates/database-florida-leads-the-nation-in-road-rage-cases-up-71-from-2014-to-2017

March 21

Have You Been Injured on an Airplane?

Airplane travel is known as a very safe form of travel, safer than driving to your destination. However, injuries on flights are still possible. There are a number of potential hazards, such as turbulence, small spaces, and faulty devices.

Injuries that occur on airplanes are:
• Getting hit by falling luggage
• Moving around in a cramped space, causing a fall or bumping into something
• Harassment or assault from another passenger
• Rolling food/beverage cart injuries
• Slip and falls
• Turbulence-related incidents
• A poorly designed or faulty product, such as an overhead bin

Airlines are known as common carriers, meaning they transport goods or people, and provide a higher standard of care. Carriers and goods must be unharmed during travel, and the airline must be nondiscriminatory. In negligence cases, it must be proven that the airline neglected their duty of care, leading to an injury. The airline cannot, however, be held liable for unforeseen circumstances, such as unpredicted turbulence (assuming flight staff did everything in their power to ensure passenger safety).

Most airline injury cases are confusing and frustrating to the average passenger. A knowledgeable attorney who has experience with airlines will understand FAA rules and regulations, the Warsaw and Montreal Conventions, aircraft safety and functions, and other industry-specific rules pertaining to aviation litigation.

If you have been injured on an International flight, the rules may be different, and you should meet with an attorney immediately. The location the flight departed from and the destination may make it difficult to determine jurisdiction for the case, or damages may be limited. An experienced attorney will be able to help you navigate complicated situations such as these.

Have you or a loved one been injured on an airplane? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately either put you on the phone with one of our attorneys, or set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you. Call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

Personal Injury

https://injury.findlaw.com/torts-and-personal-injuries/in-flight-injuries-on-airplanes.html

https://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/airline-liability-for-personal-injury-on-international-flights.html

https://www.injury-compensation.ie/claiming-injury-compensation-from-airline/

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