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If you have been injured you probably have a lot of questions. Figuring out how you’re going to pay your bills and cover lost wages can be a stressful situation but you don’t have to do it alone. To help you begin to understand the process of a personal injury claim here are a few frequently asked questions. Q: The…

A serious fall can happen anywhere at any time, whether it’s due to a wet floor or uneven pavement these incidents can lead injury.  More than 8 million emergency room visits are because of slip and fall accidents. To help avoid a slip and fall be sure to stay aware of your surroundings and wear shoes that fit well.  What…

If you’re looking for a lawyer, you’re likely going through a stressful time in your life. Finding the right lawyer will help to alleviate that stress but hiring the wrong lawyer may add to it. Do Your Research The first step in finding the right lawyer is to do your research. Lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of law. You don’t…

No one plans for what to do when they’re in a wreck and often times feel frazzled in the moments following a collision, but the process is simple if you remember these steps. First things first, call the police. Even if the accident doesn’t seem bad the police will record all the necessary information needed to resolve any issues. They…

While the world is filled with friendly dogs, there are some that can turn in an instant, resulting in serious injury. First and foremost, seek medical care if you have been seriously injured by a dog. Puncture wounds can be breeding grounds for bacteria and infection. If it’s just a superficial scrape or gash, clean with running water followed by…

Spinal cord injuries may result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column or to the spinal cord itself. A traumatic spinal cord injury may stem from a sudden, traumatic blow to your spine that fractures, dislocates, crushes or compresses one or more of your vertebrae. Car accidents are the most common cause of spinal cord issues,…

What is Medical malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider treats a patient in a manner that deviates from the medical standard or care, and the patient suffers harm as a result. What is the medical standard of care? The issue with many medical malpractice claims is determining what the standard of care is. It is defined as…

There are four types of disability claims that you may be eligible for after an injury.  Claims are broken into two categories depending on the length of the injury: Temporary and permanent. Then they are broken down depending on the severity of the injury. The type of disability you qualify for determines what type of disability benefits you will receive….

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