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I Got Hurt on the Job: What Do I Need to Know?

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It doesn’t matter what line of work you pursue, your employer has a legal and moral obligation to provide a safe and secure work environment where there are minimal opportunities for injury and illness. Even still, accidents do happen, whether it’s from lifting a heavy box, tripping on the way to the restroom or even getting into a car accident …

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Surgical Errors: A Common Form of Medical Malpractice

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When people hear the term “malpractice” they generally think of complete incompetents or malicious mad scientists. The truth is, medical malpractice can happen just about anytime to anyone. A single mistake by an otherwise competent physician can cause a lifetime of difficulty for victims. Collecting damages from malpractice isn’t about ruining careers; it’s about helping you to make ends meet …

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Motorcycle Accidents: The 4 Most Common Causes

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Motorcycle accidents don’t necessarily occur more often than other types of motor vehicle incidents, but they do tend to be much more catastrophic in terms of injury and potential death. This is because, obviously, when you’re on a motorcycle you’re not protected by four walls, a roof, and a steel frame. According to the federal government, there were 35 times …

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Motorcycle Accident: Was It Caused by a Defect?

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Not every motorcycle accident is caused by careless drivers or negligence on the part of someone else on the road. While accidents due to collisions with vehicles via drunk driving, driver carelessness or other such lapses in judgment are catastrophic, sometimes an accident isn’t the fault of anyone at the controls, but the fault of a defect in the machine …

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Hazardous Chemicals: What Workers Need to Know

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We live in a world where, as unfortunate as it is, toxic chemicals are a fact of everyday life. Whether it’s the cleaning products you use in your home or the plastic in storage bins, dangers are everywhere. For people that work in certain industries, the risk is even greater, putting them at daily risk for serious illness and toxic …

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Product Liability Claims: How Are They Processed?

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Product injury cases can be very tricky and complex. They arise when someone is using a product exactly as it was intended and the product malfunctions in some way, causing serious injury and harm. There are many different approaches that can be taken to this kind of case, and it can be tricky for many people to know how to …

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When a Pedestrian is Injured by a Drunk Driver

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Well over a million people get arrested for drunk driving every year across the United States. This problem is an epidemic, despite widespread efforts to raise awareness and educate the public on the problem. Nearly 1/3 of all annual fatal car accidents involve alcohol or other intoxicants. These accidents are bad enough when it’s two cars, but when a pedestrian …

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Personal Injury Claims: Can You Sue a City?

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You’re out and about, minding your own business, walking down the street, when the unthinkable happens: a patch of oil or ice, or a crack or hole in the pavement, causes you to lose your feet and you go down. You get seriously hurt and your mind starts to spin: what about work? What can you do to get the …

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Why You Need a Police Report After a Car Accident

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In the moments directly following a car accident, there are a few things that you must do to make sure that you get the compensation that you need. While most people are aware of the importance of gathering insurance and contact information from the other driver, fewer people understand that getting a copy of the police report is equally as …

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The Dangers of Workplace Asbestos Exposure

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Asbestos is a scary term, and it’s something that most people tend to think of as a ghost of our past, a horrible substance that once, a long time ago, ate people alive but isn’t around any longer. Unfortunately, asbestos is still present in more buildings than people realize, and the dangers of exposure can stretch out for decades. You …

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How to Stay Safe During a Street Festival

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There’s nothing like a community gathering, whether it’s a food festival, arts festival, musical festival or another large gathering. It allows you to forget your troubles for a day or three, get out and about, and soak in the very best of local culture and fun. Unfortunately, it also carries with it safety concerns. A lot of people get hurt …

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Suing a Restaurant Over Food Poisoning

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Anyone who’s ever had the stomach flu knows just how miserable it can be to get sick in this way. Often, when we get ill with a belly bug, we look for reasons why it happened. Where did we get sick and who gave it to us? Often, this raises the question of whether it was food poisoning, and then, …

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I Slipped and Fell on the Sidewalk, Who’s Liable?

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Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of incident that results in injury across the nation. The injuries that result range from minor bruises and sprained ankles to broken bones and even disability or death. Often, these accidents are caused by issues like snow and ice, oil, gravel or even crumbling pavement. If someone was responsible for maintaining …

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When Drunk Truck Drivers Cause Accidents

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Driving a truck is a difficult job that requires attention to detail and a great deal of stamina. When a truck driver operates their vehicle under the influence of alcohol, it can lead to serious accidents that cause major injuries. If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident where the truck driver was charged with a DUI, you might be …

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Accidents Involving Uninsured Motorists: What You Need to Know

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One of your first thoughts after being involved in a car accident is how you’re going to cover repairs to your car and any possible medical bills. In normal accidents, you’ll be able to file a claim against the insurance policy of the at-fault driver. However, if the other driver in your case doesn’t have car insurance, or is underinsured, …

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What Are Medical Liens in a Personal Injury Case?

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In most personal injury cases, it’s likely that you’ve received medical treatments long before receiving your settlement. Once your settlement has been decided, the entity that paid for your medical treatment may attempt to recoup their losses by filing a lien against your settlement. While it can be upsetting, liens are perfectly legal and are a common result in personal …

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Is Whiplash Worth Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit Over?

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Whiplash injuries are extremely common in car accidents. Even seemingly minor accidents can result in whiplash, often causing lasting consequences to your quality of life. After suffering a whiplash injury, it’s common to receive expensive medical treatments like physical therapy. To cover these bills, many people with whiplash injuries consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. The nature of whiplash injuries …

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How to Get Medical Treatment After an Accident Without Insurance

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When you’ve suffered injuries in a car accident and don’t have health insurance, it can be extremely difficult to access the medical treatment that you need. Without quick and effective medical treatment, you’ll struggle to recover from your injuries, and your ability to live your life normally would be severely diminished. Fortunately, even if you don’t have health insurance, it’s …

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How the “Serious Injury” Threshold Effects No Fault Car Accident

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When you’re in a car accident that has resulted in serious damage to your vehicle or your person, you need to find some way to pay for these expenses. In the majority of states, you would file a claim with the insurance policy of the person responsible for your accident. However, some states use a no-fault system, and in no-fault …

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Can I File a Lawsuit If a Semi-Truck Jackknifes?

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Accidents involving semi-trucks are some of the most serious on the road, often resulting in major injuries and damages. This is especially true when the cause of an accident is a jackknife. Because a semi-truck is in two parts, the cab and the trailer, they are able to move independently. Jackknifing is a constant concern and leads to thousands of accidents …

Robert WhiteCan I File a Lawsuit If a Semi-Truck Jackknifes?