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Staying Safe on the Highway

Overall, the United States has done an excellent job of making the roads safe for its 229 million licensed drivers. Vehicles are more technically advanced to reduce injuries. That explains in part why 70 percent of the more than 6.7 million crashes in 2018 involved...

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Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Nothing says it’s summer better than riding on a motorcycle with the wind blowing through your hair and the feeling of freedom. But before you hop on your hog, bike, or whatever you dub your ride, be sure you’re prepared before setting out on your adventure. If you...

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Hiring a Lawyer After a Trip and Fall Accident

Hiring a Lawyer After a Trip and Fall Accident

If you’ve suffered from a personal injury due to a trip and fall accident, often the last thing on your mind is pursuing legal action. You might want to forget the whole thing, or you’re simply focused on recovering from your injuries.  Accidents are always a shock,...

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How a lawyer helps with a semi-truck accident.

How a lawyer helps with a semi-truck accident.

It's Monday morning and you're driving to work with some lively music on the stereo. You did everything right today: got up early, dressed smartly, checked the tires, under the hood, adjusted your mirrors correctly, and put on your seat belt. You're feeling good! And...

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What to Do After Being Injured by a Drunk Driver

What to Do After Being Injured by a Drunk Driver

Being hit by a drunk driver is one of the most devastating accidents that can happen to someone, and it’s important for victims to have an attorney on their side. Read on to learn how to hire a personal injury attorney after becoming the victim of a drunk driver. Seek...

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Dangers of Not Hiring a Lawyer After a Workplace Accident

Dangers of Not Hiring a Lawyer After a Workplace Accident

Workplace accidents leave injury victims in a terrible position. Not only are you trying to recover, but you’re also missing time (and money) from work. You’re probably scared and unsure of your legal rights as well. Traumatic injuries are expensive to treat, and...

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What is Workers Compensation?

What is Workers Compensation?

Developed countries around the world demand that all business owners subscribe to a workers’ compensation scheme to ensure that any worker who suffers at the hands of their job gets adequate compensation and care for it. At times, these cases get complicated and a...

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How to win your personal injury claim.

How to win your personal injury claim.

If you’ve been suffered an injury, you probably want to know how you can get the compensation you deserve. It’s not just the damage to your property and your injuries. Maybe you’re struggling with anxiety or have had to miss work. You deserve to get the compensation...

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How much to ask for in a personal injury settlement.

How much to ask for in a personal injury settlement.

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve proper compensation. However, it can be hard to know how much to ask for. It’s easy to want to be nice and not demand too much. However, your injury can cause you problems both now and later on in...

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How long does a personal injury settlement take?

How long does a personal injury settlement take?

If you’ve been hurt in an accident or due to someone else’s negligence, you’re probably focusing on getting your settlement as quickly as possible. Well, we have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that most personal injury cases do not go to trial but...

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How to get money from a car accident without a lawyer.

How to get money from a car accident without a lawyer.

Have you been hurt in a car accident? It’s the worst. You need a new car, and you need treatment for your injuries. You might even have to miss work for medical care as you heal. You’re probably thinking about making sure that the other driver who caused the accident...

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What to do after a semi truck accident.

What to do after a semi truck accident.

Sharing the road with semi-trucks can be a bit frightening. They’re so much larger than cars, and because they drive long distances, the drivers may be tired or distracted on the road. If you’re ever in an accident with a semi, you need to know what to do. There are...

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What is a wrongful death settlement?

What is a wrongful death settlement?

Having someone you love pass away is terrible to start with, but when it’s due to someone else’s negligence or intentional act, that makes things so much worse. You know it was preventable, and there’s no small amount of anger involved. Wrongful death settlements are...

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How does workers compensation work?

How does workers compensation work?

If you’re injured during work, your employer is generally responsible for taking care of your medical needs. They do this using a type of insurance coverage called workers’ compensation. When workers’ comp is done right, it can do a lot to help you heal and get you...

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How to fight a DUI without a lawyer.

How to fight a DUI without a lawyer.

Uh oh. The blue and red lights are behind you, and you’ve been drinking. The police run the tests, and you’re arrested for a DUI. Is it over? Do you just plead guilty? No! You can fight a DUI. However, sometimes people wonder if they can fight a charge like this...

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What is a criminal defense attorney?

What is a criminal defense attorney?

Around 10 million people per year are arrested for various criminal offenses. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you might wonder what’s next. Navigating the criminal system by yourself is terrifying. Prosecutors are not always honest and can be intimidating. It’s...

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The Process of Hiring a Lawyer After a Car Accident

The Process of Hiring a Lawyer After a Car Accident

Car accidents are unfortunately not something all victims can just walk away from unscathed. Even minor fender benders can pop, stretch, or pinch the wrong muscle or nerve. Sometimes, the pain caused by a car accident is not physical, but emotional and mental. Hiring...

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What does a personal injury lawyer do?

What does a personal injury lawyer do?

Personal injury lawyers - sometimes referred to as accident lawyers, car crash lawyers, or semi accident lawyers - perform a lot of different jobs. Yes, we'll try your case in court if it comes to that. But we'll also negotiate and communicate on your behalf, help...

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