What Should You Do in a personal Injury Case?

What Should You Do in a personal Injury Case?

Personal Injury Case

Pablo Picasso once said, “Action is the foundational key to all success”. If you are a victim of a personal injury case, you have to take appropriate action to get justice. Personal injuries can leave you in a devastating state of mind. After the initial shock gets over, you need to decide on a course of action and act on it. This article provides information regarding what you should do in a personal injury case.

Understand your rights as a victim

As a victim of a personal injury case, you must first understand your rights under the law and then act to protect them. If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another individual or company or organization, you have the right to seek compensation for your suffering. An injury can cause you mental, physical, and financial losses. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you can claim compensation.

Decide if you need a personal injury attorney

The law does not bar you from representing yourself in a personal injury case. But there are many advantages of hiring a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to handle your case. Your attorney can help you with collecting evidence, gathering witnesses, establishing liability, calculating how much your claim is worth, communicating with the parties involved, completing paperwork, and seeking compensation on your behalf. It may not be possible for you to take care of every aspect of the case even as you recover from your injuries. An experienced attorney can prove to be of great help under such circumstances.

Reach out to an able attorney

It is in your best interest to reach out to an attorney right after your accident. But you have to ensure that the personal injury attorney you select is an able one. Before hiring an attorney, ensure that he/she has enough experience in handling personal injury cases and winning compensation on behalf of the clients. Another point to remember is that it is best to look for an attorney who is willing to work on contingency basis. This will mean that you are not obliged to pay the attorney any money if you do not win the case or do not receive compensation for your injuries.

Be ready to file a lawsuit

It is sometimes seen that the negotiations for compensation fall through even when an experienced attorney is involved in the process. If you are faced with a similar situation, you should file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation. Your attorney will be able to guide you through the legal procedures of filing a lawsuit and will be able to fight your case on your behalf.

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To The Nursing Major

Is it all worth it?

"You're going to feel like quitting. You're going to struggle. You'll have days where you'll wonder, 'what's it all for?' You'll have days when people attempt to break you down, or challenge your intelligence, skills and right to be where you are. You'll have moments when you question your own abilities, and perhaps your sanity - but you'll rise. You'll rise, because your strength as a nurse is not determined by one grade, one shift or one job - it's an ongoing journey of learning, honor, humility and a chance to make even the smallest difference in the lives of your patients."

Don't ever give up on achieving your dreams to be a nurse. Keep pushing forward, no matter how hard it is. Nursing is not an easy major. You will have very little, if any, time to do anything other than study. But just think about how great it will feel to connect with a patient, pray with them, and even save his or her life. This will make all of the late night studying, weekly breakdowns, countless cups of coffee, and tests so hard all you want to do is cry, worth it. To see a patient's face light up when you walk in his or her room will make your heart melt and you'll know you chose the right major.

The kind of nurse you will be isn't based on a test grade, it's based on your heart for the people you are caring for. You may have failed a class, but don't let that ruin you. Try again and keep pushing toward your goal. Don't allow others around you to drag you down and tell you you aren't good enough to be a nurse. Show them how strong you are and that you will never give up. There will be days when all you want to do is quit, I know I question my major more than once a week; however, there is a patient out there that needs you and your caring heart. You can do this, have faith in yourself that you can move mountains.

I will say that you definitely must have a heart for nursing. Personally, I want to be a Pediatric Oncologist and work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Just the thought of those precious children going through the hardest part of their lives, keeps me going so that I can be there for them. I want to be a light to my patients and their families during a dark time. When I feel like giving up, I just think about how many lives I have the chance to touch and I keep on going. So when you feel like giving up, just think about your future patients and how you can make a difference, even if its only for one person. I love the quote from Katie Davis that states, "I will not change the world, Jesus will do that. But I can change the world for one person. So I will keep loving, one person at a time." Even though this quote is about foreign missions, I believe it fits the mold for nursing as well. Nurses have the opportunity to change the world for people everyday. Just remember that, smile, don't give up, and keep pushing toward your goal.

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The Death Of MoviePass Is My Financial Nightmare

If you listen close enough, you can hear me praying for it to be spared.


MoviePass released a new set of guidelines recently for their subscribers. To most, it's not a big change. For me, I'm disappointed and upset.

The new guidelines are simple: you get three movies. This comes after they announced plans to raise the price which was scraped and peak pricing which also got the trash.

See, MoviePass claims that most of their users (85%) only go to the movies three times a month. That's all fine and dandy for those 85%, but for me, I see about five-10 movies a month. I know what you're thinking. "Wow you waste a lot of time watching movies." or "Where do you find time to see that many films?" or "You have to be kidding me."

Movies to me are a guilty pleasure, a pleasure that with MoviePass, wasn't so guilty anymore. Ever since the beginning of high school, my treat to myself was seeing movies with my friends.

A few hours in a dark, air conditioned theater with my favorite drink (blue raspberry icee) and nachos?

Sign me up, right?

Movies, and their concessions, by nature are expensive. Because of this, I got really good at figuring out how I can spend the least amount of money while seeing the most films. I figured out discount days, which theaters had a student discount, and which you could see for half price depending on the time of day.

MoviePass let me have the ability to not have to see movies at 10 pm or 11:30 pm at night and not have to worry about saving the extra buck.

I understand there are people that cheat the system. Wherever there is a system of generosity, there is always someone, somewhere that could exploit it. People got greedy.

MoviePass wised up. They soon made it so you could only see a movie once (much to my mom's dismay who saw "The Greatest Showman" at least four times, all with MoviePass) and then started rolling out ticket authentication to prove you were the one who was seeing it.

While both of these were inconvenient at times, case in point when I lost my ticket stub for
"Deadpool 2" and got locked out of the app for two days (you can say you lost your ticket but only so many times before they would cancel your account), I still obliged.

When the peak pricing plan was announced, I was a little miffed, but still willing to oblige. Basically like Uber and Lyft, the movie theaters can charge basically whatever they want based on how many people were buying tickets. I didn't like the idea of paying extra money but I got why they were doing it in theory. I even was able to avoid peak pricing with my old reliable money saving tip, go really late at night or really early.

I could even justify keeping MoviePass when they considered raising the price to almost $15. That's still one weekend adult movie ticket it Northern Virginia. It still paid for itself.

But three movies?


Sure, 85% is seeing only three but I'M not one of the 85%.

In my humble opinion, I believe they should roll out two types of plans. A three movie a month plan for most of their users and a $15 for the 15% of others left. Heck, I would even pay $20. The eminent death of MoviePass means I go back to seeing movies on certain days and times to save my pennies.

MoviePass, while shortly lived, was and will always be one of the best investments I have made as a college student and a movie buff.

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