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Recent Blog Posts

4 Easy Things You Can Do to Prevent Fall-Down Accidents

Few things feel as helpless as falling. Unfortunately, more than 800,000 people are hospitalized each year in the US as a result of a fall-down accident, causing problems as simple as a scrape and as serious as permanent brain damage. However, by being proactive, you might be able to decrease your risk. The following are four easy… Read More »

Protect Your Loved One Against Nursing Home Financial Abuse

The decision to entrust your elderly parent or loved one to the care of a nursing home is never an easy one. Nursing home abuse is an unfortunate reality, but the signs of physical abuse or neglect are often clear. Unfortunately, financial abuse of the elderly by nursing home staff isn’t always as easy to… Read More »

Injured By a Drunk Driver: Who’s Responsible for Payment?

Most of the time, car accidents are not criminal offenses. People will not get charges or serve time in prison for car accidents if they are truly accidents and the people involved were operating legally. However, many car accidents are caused by intoxicated drivers, and the injuries and damages from these accidents can be severe. Since drunk… Read More »

Children and Personal Injury: What Parents Can Do

Since you’re an adult, you know that you have the legal right to seek compensation for injuries that result from someone else’s carelessness. You can visit a lawyer, file a claim, receive the medical treatment you need, and do anything related to a personal injury claim yourself. But what happens if you’re a parent and… Read More »

6 Common Workplace Injuries Cited in Worker’s Compensation Claims

Accidents can occur anywhere and affect anyone. Unfortunately, when accidents occur in the workplace, these incidents can leave previously diligent and successful workers without a source of income. If the accident happened due to conditions that are considered unsafe under the law, you may have the option of pursuing a workers’ compensation claim to provide… Read More »

What Cyclist Need to Know About Driver Liability and Fault

If you’ve been involved in a car accident as a cyclist, you most likely have injuries, some of them severe since cars can do so much damage to cyclists due to their greater size and speed. If the accident was not your fault, you are entitled to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost time… Read More »

New Nursing Home Laws That Protect the Elderly

If your elderly loved one currently resides in a nursing home, then you likely trust the staff to keep them in great physical and mental health. Unfortunately, elder abuse happens more often than you might think. Thankfully, new nursing home laws protecting residents’ rights have been enacted in recent years at the federal level, and… Read More »

Injured on Private Property: Can You Get Compensation?

If you were injured while on someone’s private property, you might be facing steep medical bills, income or employment loss and significant daily pain. Most people know they are able to sue business owners and hospitals for causing injuries, but you might be worried about seeking compensation when you were injured on the property of… Read More »

Appealing Rejected Health Insurance Claims

When an insurance company fails to pay a medical claim, there are steps you can take to appeal the health plan’s decision. Under the Affordable Care Act, the law gives you the right to disagree by filing an appeal. If you appeal, the insurance company must review your claim and render a decision. A personal injury… Read More »

What to Do If Your Child Is Bitten by a Dog

As a concerned parent, you take all the necessary steps to keep your child safe. Unfortunately, if a neighbor or stranger has an aggressive and improperly secured dog, it can lead to a potentially dangerous confrontation. Even a minor dog bite can lead to a nasty infection and a major hit to your finances.