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Recent Blog Posts

The 3 Most Common Late-Appearing Car Accident Injuries

In the United States, car accidents cause an average of 2.35 million injuries and permanent disabilities every year. Many of these injuries are apparent at the scene of the accident, such as lacerations or broken bones. However, many car accident injuries don’t show up immediately after the collision. These injuries, often called “late-appearing injuries,” could… Read More »

What Dog-Attack Victims Need to Know About the Law Concerning Dog Bites and Related Injuries

When a dog bites or otherwise injures someone, the victim may have an understandable desire to seek a legal remedy for the injury suffered. Because of the pain and expense of dog-attack injuries, states have established a series of dog-injury statutes that govern liability and prescribe how victims are protected. Below is more information about… Read More »

After a Car Accident: Critical Do’s and Don’ts to Protect Yourself Physically and Legally

If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, you know how emotionally, physically, and financially devastating the incident can be. The first few minutes after the accident are often filled with mixed emotion, and your first instinct might be to jump out of the car and confront the other driver or apologize for causing… Read More »

3 Tips for Maximum Compensation After a Car Accident

Recently, there’s been an increase in fatalities on the road at a rate that the United States hasn’t seen in half a century.  Because many drivers are causing collisions, some safety advocates are even asking that these situations be referred to as crashes instead of accidents. After all, many crashes happen because of fatal decisions… Read More »

Preventable Medical Errors Are on the Rise: Learn More About the Dangers You Face

Data over an eight-year period collected by safety experts at Johns Hopkins have calculated that more than 250,000 people die each year due to preventable medical errors. Preventable medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the US. It’s highly likely that there are even more people seriously injured as a result of the… Read More »

What You Need to Know About Slip and Fall Fractures

Slips, trips, and falls are one of the most common causes of injury in the United States. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), falls account for almost nine million emergency room visits on average over the course of a year. Fall incidents can generally cause a number of injuries, including strains and sprains, traumatic… Read More »

Do You Have a Car Accident Personal Injury Claim? 5 Factors That Determine You Do

In the aftermath of a car accident, you have a lot to take care of. You may need to repair or replace your vehicle, find alternate transportation for work and daily errands, and file a claim with your insurance company. If you have injuries, your duties become even more complex because you must also seek… Read More »

3 Steps to Receive Just Compensation in Your Dog Bite Case

We’ve all heard that dogs are a man’s best friend. Whether you grew up reading “Lassie” or watching “Old Yeller,” you know that many dogs are loyal, true friends who can put themselves in harm’s way to protect the humans who care for them. If you’re a dog owner yourself, you obviously love and care… Read More »

Debunking Myths: Tort Reform

Many industries have perpetuated the notion that lawsuits are out of control and responsible for many of America’s ills. Unfortunately, public policy decisions and personal decisions are often made based on these myths: Myth — The number of lawsuits filed is skyrocketing: In reality, tort cases comprise only 4.4 percent of state court filings. Further,… Read More »

Debunking Five Myths About Medical Malpractice

There are several myths regarding medical malpractice suits, which misinform lawmakers and patients in the United States. These myths support the ideas that there are too many malpractice cases, and that those malpractice cases are the source of various problems in the country, including high premium costs and an alleged doctor shortage. These assertions are… Read More »

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