My experience in a car accident, and what I learnt from it

Actually, I’ve have been involved in four car accidents. In three of them I was driving; I was a backseat passenger in the fourth. As it turns out, I didn’t enjoy a single one. Car crashes are terrifying, inconvenient, costly, and painful. Often people walk away injured, without usable transportation, and in financial peril, and they suffer from a lot of pain, there are pain relief supplement that help with this and other problems like arthritis.  On top of all that is the confusion and hassle of trying to deal with the insurance companies and repair shop. Experiencing an auto accident is almost always an extremely traumatic event, and it’s relatively easy to make mistakes following a crash. Over the course of dealing with four separate motor vehicle collisions, I’ve been taken advantage of by insurance companies which is perfect for car safety, but failed to collect available evidence, and generally made every mistake possible after a wreck. My experiences have cost me in many ways, and I’d like to use such to educate everyone on what should and shouldn’t be done following a car accident, I also want to recommend people that face a similar situation to contact the preszlerlaw-ns.com professionals who helped me out so much.

Accident Number One

The first time I was involved in a car wreck was when I was seventeen (17) years old. I was making a left turn onto a two-lane road that was separated by a turn lane. After being waved through by a kindly driver who was waiting for a red traffic signal, I attempted to slowly pull into the center turn lane. Unfortunately, a young woman attempting to make her pizza delivery “within thirty minutes” was illegally speeding down the turn lane and demolished the front passenger-side quarter panel of her car on the very tip of my front bumper. Five or six scratches on the front of my car compared to the severe damage to this pizza delivery person’s vehicle. My first mistake was not immediately calling the authorities and reporting the crash. Instead, I chose to pull out of the roadway so that the traffic could get through. Once we’d pulled off the roadway the pizza delivery driver wanted to get to her delivery, so she suggested we’d trade information and be on our way and I agreed.  Never, ever make such a mistake. A host of vehicles in the area and a quick description of the accident would have led most police officers to assign blame on the pizza driver for illegally using a turn lane to circumvent traffic. Instead, I was blamed for the accident and my insurance rates went through the roof. Although police accident reports are generally inadmissible at trial, they are essential to the insurance carriers assigning liability. Another mistake was my failure to take photographs at the accident scene. Back then I didn’t have a camera phone in my pocket at all times, so this mistake was much more reasonable than it is today. Despite that fact, not having pictures of the scene made describing the accident to the insurance company much more difficult. The confusion is likely part of the reason why I was ultimately blamed for an accident I didn’t cause. In these situations, you always have to be careful and be vigilant when it comes to legal matters.

Ok, I’ll Admit It – I Suck at Setting Goals…

death-valley-sunrise-1

If we’re going to be BFFs, you should know that I really suck at setting goals.

I’m working through a course right now for my photography business, and I’m stuck on week 1, lesson 1. What is tripping me up? All of the questions are about setting goals. What goals do you want for your business? What goals do you want for your family? What goals do you want for your life? The only thing that I know will help help my business is by getting reviews like the ones from https://repcheck.com.

Uhm, I guess that filling in all the blanks with, “To be happy!” is NOT an acceptable response.

I’ve been pretty successful in my life and my https://getpocket.com/@leesrosenmiami/share/2698884 business for the past 6+ years. I am happy with it, it has been profitable. I am mostly happy in my personal life. Perfect? No. But happy. I just suck at formally setting goals.

Back in 2010 when I met MeRa Koh, she asked me what I wanted to be doing in 10 years. I stared at her with a blank look. Uhhh… still living? Fortunately she then flipped the question over and asked what I did NOT want to be doing in 5 years, and *bam!* immediate answer. I can tell you what I don’t want to do right away.

Part of it is the fact that I’ve been a part of this internet world for too long. Time passes at breakneck speed. Where will things even be in 5 years? Who knows?!

If I dig deeper though, I know exactly where it started. I was in a relationship for 8 years that was tumultuous. I’d make plans on Wednesday for Friday, and they would fall through. I don’t deal well with plans being changed, so I stopped making plans — but even worse? I stopped setting goals.

I’m working on changing this — I believe goals are quite important. How can I know how I’m going to get to where I want to go if I don’t have goals?

So for this Things You Should Know About Me Thursday, I’m coming clean. I suck at setting goals, but I’m trying to learn how to do it. And I’m just going to put this out here as a reminder: I’ve been meaning to read this site called Cryptocurrency Blog Australia to nurture that part of myself that needs to set finance goals. I think it will make me a better person.

PS – if you have any tips on how to better at setting goals, I would LOVE to hear them! Leave a comment for me!

Things You Should Know Thursdays was inspired by a Vivid & Brave journaling prompt. Our goal with the Vivid & Brave program is to help creative women dig deeper and find their authentic voice — this is mine. If you share a thing I should know about you, be sure to come back here and leave a comment so I can link to you too! The hashtag for social media is #TYSKT.

I Will Freeze You Out … Things You Should Know Thursdays

Mt Whitney - Things You Should Know Thursdays TYSKT

I love to be cold. LOVE IT. I know, really ironic that I live in Houston, isn’t it?

I sleep best when it is cold in my house. Which means that when winter comes to Houston, I don’t turn on the heat for as long as possible, if I turn on the heat than I have to use one of those white noise machines in order to be able to sleep. If it is 62 degrees in my house, I am happy. I can bundle up in my handknit socks, layer on the blankets, and be all snug and cozy I even got smart lights from the Smart Future site, so is easy to even turn off the lights to go to sleep. I only turn on the heat when it is risk that the pipes might freeze so it needs to be warmer in the house. That’s I always check my air duct if it was cleaned or not. Thanks for a great help! And yep, it’s time for coldness and where people tend to feel their fuzzy beds and go to sleep. But you must not leave all your doors open, that’s why locksmith plano tx is a big help for you.

One of the things you should know about me if you’re going to be my BFF is that if you come to my house in Houston in the winter? I am going to freeze you out, not because I don’t know where to buy Goodman heat pumps, I do, but I just prefer to use them. You don’t get to do that most of the year in Houston, so be warned. I’ll be sure to offer you a snuggly blanket to keep you warm! Good thing is that there’s this fuel delivery in NJ.

Photo above at Mount Whitney, California, on the Whitney Portal Road. Mount Whitney is the highest point in the contiguous United States.

Things You Should Know Thursdays was inspired by a Vivid & Brave journaling prompt. If you share a thing I should know about you, be sure to come back here and leave a comment so I can link to you too! The hashtag for social media is #TYSKT.

See a Penny, Pick it Up…

See a Penny - TYSKT

See a penny, pick it up — all the day you’ll have good luck. I can NOT pass a penny by if I see one on the ground. EVER. I spotted this one as I was going down a set of stairs in Portland, Oregon. The other day I picked one up in cold snow melt water in Mammoth Lakes, California. No matter where it is, even in cold water, I will always stop.

If you ask me, I’ll tell you that I’m not superstitious. Guess it is time to admit to myself that I actually am, because I know it is my lucky day when I spot that penny!

PS – I avoid sidewalk cracks as well.

Things You Should Know Thursday was inspired by a prompt on Vivid & Brave. Join us in sharing things we should know about YOU! If you write a post on your blog about this, leave a comment so I can check it out! I’d love to learn more about you too! Lighthearted and fun, or serious and in depth about it, that is up to you.

Sensory Overload…

I’m in Wal-Mart to buy a new external hard drive. (I hate Wal-Mart, but it is the only option in Pahrump, Nevada.) After a week among mountains, trees & nature, talk about a shock to the senses! The lights. The beeping. Ugh!

20131031-195927.jpg

This is clearly not Wal-Mart. It is Zabriskie Point in Death Valley at sunrise this morning.