Kevin Patrick Law - February 2023

Your Truck Accident Questions Answered! 3 FAQs Every Driver Should Read

Most people think of Kevin Patrick Law as a car accident law firm, but we actually handle other types of cases, too, including day care injuries, nursing home and abuse accidents, premises liability cases, and trucking accident cases. Right now, we’re getting a lot of questions about trucking accidents that happened over the holidays. Hundreds of extra truckers were on the road ferrying Christmas presents back and forth, and some of them didn’t make it home safely. To help answer those questions, we’ve put together a short trucking accident FAQ. If you or someone you know has been in a trucking accident recently — or you’re on the road a lot — you should definitely read these tips! Q: IF I’VE BEEN IN A TRUCKING ACCIDENT, WHAT KIND OF COMPENSATION CAN I EXPECT? A: The type of compensation you’ll get depends on how badly you were injured in the accident and how much damage your property suffered. However, in most trucking accidents, insurance will pay for one or more of these five things: medical expenses, future medical expenses, property damage, lost wages (from time you missed at work), and punitive damage (if the

truck driver was drinking or taking drugs). These aren’t the only possibilities, but they are the most common! Q: HOW ARE TRUCKING ACCIDENT CASES DIFFERENT FROM CAR ACCIDENT CASES? A: Trucks are subject to different federal motor carrier rules and regulations than cars, and because truck drivers are professionals, they’re also held to a higher standard of care than your average person. This can work in your favor if you’re hit by a truck! Many commercial vehicles also have cameras on board, which can capture useful evidence of the crash. Q: IF I’M IN A TRUCKING ACCIDENT IN THE FUTURE, WHAT STEPS SHOULD I TAKE? A: We recommend taking five steps, in this order. First, call 911 for help. Second, if you feel well enough, gather information, like the names, phone numbers, and emails of other drivers involved. Third, take photos of the scene to use as evidence. Fourth, see a doctor and ask them to document your injuries and mental state. Fifth, call your lawyer! We’re happy to be that phone call for you or any of your friends or family who need help.

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Valentine’s Day Dog Treats

Celebrate your four-legged valentine this month with these adorable and delicious treats! Ingredients • 2 eggs • 1 1/2 cups almond flour • 1 tbsp coconut oil • 1/2 cup dried cranberries • 3–4 tbsp coconut flour Directions 1. Preheat oven to 325 F. 2. In a small bowl, beat eggs and set aside. 3. In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, coconut oil, and dried cranberries. 4. Once combined, pour in eggs and mix with your hands. (The dough will be very wet.) 5. Add coconut flour 1 tbsp at a time; mix well after each addition. You want to achieve a consistency that is easy to roll, is not super sticky, and easily forms a ball. 6. Roll out dough and cut treats using bite-size cookie cutters. Tip: Sprinkle a little coconut flour on top of your dough to keep it from sticking to the cookie cutters. 7. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, place your treats. Bake for 15–18 minutes or until crisp. Let cool before giving to your pooch!


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