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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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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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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I Was Hurt Driving a Commercial Vehicle: Who’s at Fault?

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If your job involves driving a commercial vehicle, then you’re probably vigilant about avoiding an accident. However, despite your best efforts, it’s entirely possible that an accident will eventually occur, which may have you wondering about who may be at fault in your wreck. While workers’ compensation will cover your injuries without consideration of fault, negligence and fault can be key …

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How Much in Workers’ Comp Benefits Can I Get?

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If you’ve been hurt on the job and are considering filing for workers’ comp benefits, then you probably have several questions about the process. However, the most common question people have when applying for workers’ comp is just how much their weekly benefits might be. If you’re not familiar with the workers’ comp system, then you might not know that …

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What You Need to Know About Homeowner’s Insurance and Injuries

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When you’re visiting someone’s home, you expect to have a fun, stress-free time. Unfortunately, the home is the most common place a person can be injured, which means you need to learn your legal options after you’ve been injured at another person’s home. Any personal injury can be serious, often leading to large medical bills and an inability to work. …

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Can I Be Forced to Quit After a Work Injury?

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Being unable to work because of an on the job injury is one of the most stressful situations a person can find themselves in. Unfortunately, after you’ve been hurt at work, many unscrupulous will take this opportunity to try and force you out of your position. Not only can this increase your already high stress level, it can also leave …

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If I File an Injury Lawsuit, Will I Have to Go to Court?

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When filing a personal injury lawsuit, most people don’t realize that there are actually several phases to the process, all of them crucial to winning the compensation that you’re looking for. However, one of the top issues that people want to know during a personal injury suit is if their case will eventually have to go to court. Unfortunately, whether …

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What To Do If You’re Hurt by a Coworker

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There are several ways that a person could be injured while on the job, but one of the most legally complicated is suffering an injury due to the fault of one of your co-workers. Not every co-worker caused injury will be covered by workers’ compensation, which can leave you in a very vulnerable financial situation, especially if your injury causes …

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What You Need to Know About Scaffolding Accidents

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Construction is perhaps the most dangerous industry that there is, possessing countless hazards and thousands of annual injuries and, sadly, deaths. One of the leading causes of injury and death on a construction site is problems with scaffolding, and if you or a loved one has suffered a scaffolding related injury, then you may be considering a lawsuit to get …

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Hurt on a Construction Site? Here’s What You Need to Know

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One of the highest risk locations that exist today are construction sites. However, although you might not realize it, construction sites are as equally dangerous to the public as they are to the people working on them. A small mistake in construction or a lack of safety precautions can lead to falling debris and other dangerous scenarios that can cause …

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I was Hurt on a Bus; Do I Have Legal Options?

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Public transit is one of the most useful tools for anyone without reliable access to a car. However, like any form of transportation, public transit is not without its pitfalls, making it possible for you to suffer an unexpected and serious injury. If you’ve been injured while taking advantage of public transportation, you might be wondering about your legal options …

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I Fell at My Apartment Complex; Can I Sue?

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Premises liability refers to a situation where someone gets injured on someone else’s property. The property owner or primary residents are usually responsible, dependent on the specific circumstances of the fall. For example, if you’re hosting a party and someone gets injured on your property, you might be at fault if it can be shown that you didn’t take appropriate …

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I Was Hurt on an Airplane, What Can I Do?

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Flying on an airplane is, generally speaking, the fastest and safest form of travel that there is. You can hop on a plane and be on the opposite coast in a matter of hours and in total comfort. However, it is still possible to be injured over the course of your flight, and if your injury was caused by the …

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How Do Personal Injury Attorneys Negotiate Settlements?

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Most people think of going to trial when they pursue a personal injury claim, but the reality is that very few claims have to proceed to this point. Instead, Odessa personal injury attorneys are able usually to negotiate a settlement from the liable party, avoiding lengthy and expensive trial litigation in the process. This process will usually be fairly similar …

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How Do Lawyers Mediate Personal Injury Claims?

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Mediation can provide a relatively low-cost alternative to trial litigation in personal injury cases that cannot reach an initial settlement. Through this process, both sides and their attorneys can have non-binding discussions in order to come to further understanding. The low-stakes environment of mediation allows both parties in a dispute to meet face-to-face and lay as many of their cards …

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