DALLAS, Texas. If you’ve been in a car accident, you might be receiving unexpected medical bills in the mail. According to USA Today, the average family has less than $4,000 in savings, while over 57% of adults have less than $1,000 in savings to their names. This means that few families have enough money in the bank to cover most medical deductibles. For underinsured and uninsured Americans, unexpected medical costs can be financially devastating. According to U.S. News & World Report, approximately 20% of people with health insurance reported having problems paying medical bills. What can you do if you are facing medical bills after a car accident? [Read more…] about Need Help with Medical Bills After a Car Accident? What to Do
DALLAS, Texas. The New York Times reports that the government shutdown is currently the longest one ever. While essential services continue to run, there have already been reports that agencies that remain open are beginning to feel the strain. Many workers, including TSA personnel, are not being paid. This has led some workers to call out sick or to find work that will support their families. According to NBC News, a terminal at Houston’s airport has shut down because of a lack of staff. NBC News reports that the number of “no-shows” has increased by 2 percent. While government officials assure the public that their safety will not be compromised during the government shutdown, several programs responsible for overseeing public safety have been put on hold. For example, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will not be investigating defective vehicles. [Read more…] about How the Government Shutdown Might Impact Road Safety
DALLAS, Texas. Car accidents arrive unexpectedly, and they can wreak havoc on your financial life. Insurance companies often have high deductibles, and a visit to the hospital can leave car accident victims facing “surprise” medical bills. According to the New York Times, these bills reflect the difference between what insurance companies will pay and what hospitals charge for services. When a patient is taken to an out of network hospital, insurance companies may not always cover the full balance of a bill. [Read more…] about How to Deal with Unexpected Medical Bills After a Car Accident
DALLAS, Texas. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, drinking and driving is one of the leading causes of death on U.S. roadways. The organization estimates that there are over 10,000 deaths related to drunk driving each year. Not all drunk driving accidents result in death, however. MADD estimates that there are approximately 300,000 drunk driving related incidents each day. [Read more…] about In a Car Accident on New Year’s Eve or Day? What to Do
DALLAS, Texas. If you’ve been in a serious accident, you’ll likely be dealing with insurance adjusters in the coming weeks. If your car has been damaged beyond repair, your insurance adjuster may declare your vehicle a total loss. But what does this mean? And what is required for an insurance company to decide a vehicle is damaged beyond repair? [Read more…] about How Do I Know If My Car Has Been Totaled in an Accident?
DALLAS, Texas. At the Law Offices of Robert Gregg our personal injury attorneys in Dallas, Texas see a range of car accident and injury cases, many involving physical injury, but some involving psychological injuries, like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD can be debilitating, impacting a person’s ability to work, enjoy life, sleep, and concentrate on tasks. Yet, not every person who has been in a car accident or who has suffered a traumatic event goes on to develop PTSD. According to the National Institute on Mental Health, anywhere from seven to eight out of every 100 people who experience a traumatic event will go on to develop PTSD. While some kinds of sudden and unexpected trauma can make it more likely that a person will develop PTSD, it can sometimes be difficult to predict who will go on to develop PTSD. Some populations seem to be more likely to develop the condition. For example, women are more likely to develop PTSD over men. [Read more…] about Why Do Some People Get PTSD and Others Not?