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A Is for Auto Wreck Injuries

The letter A is the love of my life, so today we have selected a topic on Automobile Accidents to discuss. Because this topic falls within my favorite category, the first letter of the alphabet, let’s go on and get into it!

This topic came to my attention when I stumbled onto the website of a personal injury lawyer in Denver. This attorney helps people who’ve been injured in auto wrecks. Injury victims can work with an attorney in an effort to secure financial compensation for their auto wreck damages. They can file a personal injury claim against the person who caused the crash.

What Are Auto Accident Damages?

When you are hurt in an auto collision, you will be affected in several ways. For starters, your vehicle will probably be damaged. It can cost money to fix or replace your vehicle. If you are injured in a car crash, your injuries will also cause you to suffer damages, such as medical expenses, physical pain, and mental trauma. You may even need physical therapy.

All of the negative effects of your accident qualify as damages, and you could receive a settlement from an insurance company to pay for all of these losses.

How Your Auto Wreck Injuries Can Affect Your Life

If you’ve never before been hurt in an accident, you may not know how your life will be changed. Your injuries could create a number of hardships for you:

  • They can be painful; the pain alone is enough to cause people months or years of decreased quality of life. 
  • Injuries could be permanent, which could change how you live your life forever.
  • Your injuries could cause you to spend time in a hospital or require other medical treatments, and that can get expensive quickly.
  • Your injuries could cause you to miss time from work, which could result in lost income for you.
  • Your injuries could cause you mental and emotional suffering. For instance, if you suffer a serious injury, this could cause you post-traumatic stress, lost life happiness, depression, and self-esteem issues.

You can see that auto wreck injuries cause many difficulties for those who suffer them. Remember, you could file a personal injury claim against whoever was responsible, meaning justice and financial compensation could be yours.

It’s Absolutely Amazing That You Stopped By 

Learning about auto wrecks is important, because anyone can be hurt in a vehicle collision. Now that you have some information, you’ll be better equipped to take action after being in an accident.

Come back for more informational adventures celebrating the astounding letter A.

A Is for Abuse: What to Do when It Happens to You

Maybe not the most pleasant topic, but one we will cover anyway, because abuse starts with the letter A, and the letter A is my bae. 

Today, we’re mostly focused on abuse that could happen in a nursing home. Nursing homes were designed to be safe havens for elderly adults who can no longer take care of themselves.

Aging affects everyone at different rates. People enter nursing homes for a variety of reasons. Some, because they can’t physically care for themselves. Others, because they are cognitively unable to care for themselves. All elderly individuals deserve to be treated with respect and compassion, but that doesn’t mean every nursing home protects the elders in their care.

Why Abuse Occurs in Nursing Homes

There may always be people who would prey upon the weak, and nursing homes are no different. However, nursing home directors could prevent elder abuse by implementing policies designed to protect their residents. Many family members of elders who’ve suffered abuse have even considered suing a nursing home for what their family member endured.

If you’re considering suing for abuse, you should know that you have that right.

Abuse occurs in nursing homes because elderly adults aren’t able to defend themselves. However, you can defend them and you can watch out for signs of abuse before it’s too late.

Types of Elder Abuse

Several types of elder abuse exist, and abuse is defined based on the behavior. For instance, if an elder is sexually assaulted, this form of abuse is called sexual abuse. If an elder is physically assaulted, this type of abuse is called physical abuse.

A few other types of abuse are as follows:

  • Financial exploitation
  • Neglect and mistreatment
  • Emotional and mental abuse

Signs of Elder Abuse 

Watching out for the signs of elder abuse could protect your loved one before they are harmed, or in the early stages of abuse. The only thing worse than being abused is suffering long-term abuse. Here are a few signs of elder abuse:

  • Physical – scratches, cuts, lacerations, bruises, broken bones
  • Sexual – torn clothing, bleeding, behavioral signs, bruises
  • Neglect – dirty clothing, disheveled appearance, bed sores, weight loss
  • Emotional – changes in mood, changes in behavior, depression, anxiety
  • Financial – unexplained changes in bank accounts, changes to important documents

See You Later, Alligator

Although abuse isn’t a fun topic, it’s an important one to discuss. No one deserves to be abused, especially not elders and children who can’t fight back. Now you know you can protect yourself or a loved one by watching for the signs of abuse. You can also file a nursing home abuse lawsuit against the abuser and others who might be responsible.

Visit us again soon for our next topic that starts with the letter A.

A Is for Antidiscrimination Employment Laws

As you already know, the letter “A” is my bae. Today, we are discussing antidiscrimination employment laws, because . . . you guessed it! The topic starts with the letter A.

What Are Antidiscrimnation Laws?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) oversees a set of laws that deal with making sure everyone has equal opportunity in this country in terms of employment. This means ensuring that no one is discriminated against based on a number of factors. 

For instance, you can’t be discriminated against based on race, religion, sex, pregnancy, or national origin. In addition, there are age discrimination laws that protect people over the age of forty, and there are laws related to sexual harassment. 

Moreover, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 ensures that men and women receive equal pay for the same type of work. This law protects against wage discrimination based on sex.

The Rehabilitation act of 1973 protects those with disabilities against employment discrimination. It also requires that employers make reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities.

If you believe that you’ve been discriminated against, you might want to click here to talk with an employment lawyer about your rights.

Other Laws Meant to Protect Employees from Unfair Employment Practices

The EEOC also watches out for the following issues:

  • Employers considering hiring someone based on factors outside of a candidate’s qualifications and abilities.
  • Employers trying to coerce an employee into engaging in political activities, or discriminating against them for not engaging in political activities.
  • An employer not hiring someone or firing someone based on their political affiliations.
  • Anyone at a place of employment trying to get someone to withdraw from seeking a position in order to benefit another person.
  • Anyone at a place of employment attempting to get revenge on an employee for blowing the whistle.
  • An employer attempting to retaliate against someone who is applying for a job, or retaliating against someone who is an employee, because they filed an appeal.
  • Employers aren’t allowed to discriminate against an employee for conduct that doesn’t interfere with the job’s requirements. For instance, you can’t discriminate against someone because of their sexual orientation.
  • Anyone at a place of employment who gives unauthorized advantage to one applicant over another based on factors other than merit.

Always Return to My Awesome Blog

Hopefully, the information provided on the topic of antidiscrimination employment law has been useful for you. You are going to love learning about all the topics that fall under my favorite category—the first letter of the alphabet. Visit us next week to learn something new. Don’t forget to be adventurous, and join me in my love for the letter A.

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