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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Construction Accident?

    Construction sites can be hazardous environments, resulting in many accidents and injuries each year. Contractors and many other parties involved in a construction project can create dangers throughout the site. If you have suffered an injury on a construction site, it is critical to identify who is responsible for the accident. While your injury will be covered by workers’ compensation regardless ...
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  • Is It Dangerous to Drive in Flip Flops?

    Did you know that wearing flip-flops or sandals while driving a car can be dangerous for you and other motorists? According to several studies, approximately 1.4 million car accidents occurred when a driver’s sandals blocked them from pressing the brake, gas, or clutch pedals. While a driver wearing the proper footwear, driving under normal conditions, can react within 0.02 seconds, a driver ...
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  • Common Tips to Prevent Car Accidents

    Whenever you get behind the wheel, it is important to ensure that you are driving safely and obey all traffic laws to avoid being involved in a car accident . However, sometimes crashes are unavoidable. Fortunately, most accidents are easily preventable. To help become a safer driver, here are several tips to help avoid the possibility of a collision. Each time you get into a vehicle, remember the ...
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  • What is a Split Liability Agreement?

    If you are pursuing a claim after suffering an injury in an accident, you can hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries. However, if the other party disputes this by claiming you were partly to blame, then both of you can be held liable for the accident. So how are you able to recover damages if you share some of the blame? Split Liability Agreements A split liability agreement is ...
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  • Brain Injuries Resulting in Memory Loss

    When it comes to traumatic brain injuries (TBI) , one of the most common symptoms is memory loss. TBI can damage parts of the brain which handle learning and remembering, affecting short-term and long-term memory. A person suffering from a brain injury can have a difficult time remembering new information, recent events, and what’s happening day to day. Additionally, TBI may also affect ...
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  • Personal Injury Myths

    If you have suffered an injury caused by the negligence of another party, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to recover monetary damages or financial compensation to cover medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Unfortunately, many people are reluctant to file claims because of several myths associated with personal injury lawsuits and ...
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  • Tips to Prevent Swimming Pool Accidents

    Summer is in full swing, which means friends and families will be flocking to swimming pools to cool down and enjoy a day of fun. As you enjoy this favored season, it is important to keep certain safety precautions in mind to avoid a preventable disaster. Drowning accidents are a major problem in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accounting for ...
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  • Daycare Injuries

    Thousands of parents rely on daycare centers to take care of their children, relinquishing temporary custody of their kids to the daycare center employees. Although most children in daycare centers do not experience any sort of harm, there are instances where an injury occurs due to negligence. The elements of a daycare personal injury claim include: The daycare center had a duty of care to ...
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  • Let's Prevent Injuries & Deaths during National Safety Month 2017

    Most people who die because of preventable injuries are typically in the prime of their lives – succeeding in their careers, raising families, and having active lifestyles. Since June is National Safety Month, it is our chance to help prevent these unnecessary injuries and fatalities on the job, on the roads, in our homes and communities. The theme for this year is “Keep Each Other Safe.” The ...
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  • Are Spinal Cord Injuries Permanent?

    A spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots. Common causes of spinal cord injury include car accidents , falls , violent acts, and non-traumatic disorders. This type of injury temporarily or permanently stops or alters the brain’s ability to communicate with other body parts. Common types of spinal cord injury include contusion (bruising of the spinal cord), compression ...
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  • Federal Trucking Regulations

    Since 1939, the federal government has attempted to oversee and manage the interstate trucking industry in order to make sure operating commercial vehicles and trucks are done in the safest manner possible. Because of this purpose, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set forth various regulations and requirements which all trucking companies and drivers need to follow. The ...
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  • 5 Tips to Help Motorcyclists Avoid Accidents

    If you are a motorcyclist, one of the best ways you can help protect yourself on the road is to be aware of the dangers and risks associated with riding your motorcycle. Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic and fatal injuries due to the limited protection motorcyclists have compared to drivers of motor vehicles. In 2015, 4,976 people died in collisions involving motorcycles, which is ...
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  • Who Can File a California Wrongful Death Claim?

    A wrongful death claim arises when one individual dies as the result of the wrongful, reckless, or negligent act of another person or entity. It is considered a civil lawsuit that is brought to court directly by the surviving members of the deceased individual or by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. The following are the individuals eligible to file a wrongful death ...
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  • Air Bags & Seat Belts: What Saves Your Life Can Still Hurt You

    We’ve all seen the commercials. Cars with crash-test dummies smashing into solid walls in slow motion, showing the air bags as they stop the crash-test dummy from smashing into the dashboard. Those videos are intended to show us how air bags and seat belts save lives – and they do! – but what they don’t show are the bruises and the lasting neck and back pain that the car accident victim still ...
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  • How to Be a Defensive Driver

    Distracted driving and aggressive driving are the two main causes of car accidents . The best way to counteract these drivers on the road is to increase the number of defensive drivers – drivers who are aware and prepared for anything. “Defensive driving” simply refers to driving in a way that gives the person the best possible chance of preventing and avoiding collisions. There are many defensive ...
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