Kelly Law August 2018

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS

Protect Your Children During Their Commute

SERVICE HIGHLIGHT Factors That Determine What You’ll Receive THE VALUE OF YOUR CRASH With the school year fast approaching, families are in preparation mode. Parents are busy buying new clothes and school supplies and thinking about the best way to get their kids safely to school. Keeping your child safe on their commute starts with knowing the transportation method that works best for you and the rules that accompany that method. Taking the School Bus According to the United States Department of Transportation, the school bus is the safest means of transportation to and from school. Buses are built to withstand a hit and distribute the damage throughout the vehicle, keeping its passengers safe and sound. Knowing basic bus safety will help kids be mindful when taking the bus. Before the school year starts, take your children to the bus stop and show themwhere they should stand when the bus approaches — a minimum of three large steps or 6 feet from the street. Tell your kids about the importance of sitting still and not standing in the bus while it’s in motion. Kids on the Road Whether your child is biking, walking, or even skateboarding, it’s vital that they know and follow the rules of the road. All children

should practice road safety behavior, such as riding on the right side of the road, wearing helmets, stopping at stop signs, and watching out for cars. Internalizing these habits will help them stay aware of their surroundings when traveling to and from school. Sharing the Road

When school starts, the roads become even more cluttered than usual. On top of people heading to work, there are large buses making frequent stops, parents rushing to drop their kids off, and young kids biking or walking to school. With the added tension on the road, it’s important to be alert and move cautiously. Slowing down in school zones or around young pedestrians will keep you vigilant and could potentially save lives.

Teach your kids to be prepared and safe on the road to ensure that they have a healthy and safe school year.

DAMAGES

Accounting for damages considers any personal injuries sustained and how severe they are. There are a few factors that can impact the amount you can receive in damages. If you are involved in an accident but are unharmed, there will be no damages to pay. However, if you are injured, then you need to ask yourself how the injuries affect your life, your work, the things you love to do, your mental health, etc. The more impact your injuries have on your life as a whole, the more damages there are to be compensated. INSURANCE accident, but not everyone is insured. If you end up in an accident and the other person or corporation has a large insurance policy, then your case should provide you with enough to cover your expenses. If the person who caused the accident has inadequate or no insurance, you could receive nothing. To protect yourself from this, it is important you have underinsured and uninsuredmotorist insurance included in your policy. Deciding howmuch your case is worth can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Our attorneys at Kelly LawOffices are ready and willing to help you, and there is never a fee unless you win. Call our office today at 1-800-859-8800 and learn what we can do for you. Whether or not you have insurance is a major component of howmuch your case is worth. Everyone wants to be covered if they’ve gotten into an

THE VALUE OF YOUR CRASH

If you’ve been in an accident, you’ll want to be covered for any medical expenses heading your way. Deciding how much your case is worth relies on several factors. LIABILITY

After you’ve been in an accident, it’s important to know who or what caused it. If it’s clear that the other person or persons

involved are 100 percent at fault, the value of your case will increase. For example, if you are stopped at a red light and are suddenly struck from behind, you are not at fault. In accidents where you’re partially at fault, your liability increases while the value of your case decreases.

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