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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Who Gets the Money in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?


In a wrongful death action, a claim is brought against a defendant who caused the death of someone as the result of negligence or an intentional act. Essentially, it allows another party associated with the deceased individual to file a lawsuit against the party legally responsible for his or her death. A Read more . . .


Monday, November 4, 2019

How Long Do Slip and Fall Settlements Take?


After being injured in a slip and fall, you will understandably be anxious for any settlement to be quickly finalized. In addition to the pain of your injuries, you will have likely suffered substantial financial setbacks due to the accident. There are medical bills to consider that can quickly pile up. You may have needed to take time off of work or even needed to find a new job to accommodate the limitations imposed on you by your injuries. For all of these reasons, you may be wondering how long it will actually take to settle your Read more . . .


Monday, October 7, 2019

Bed Sores


A bed sore, also referred to as a pressure ulcer, decubitus ulcer, or pressure sore, is a painful condition that can quickly become worse without the proper medical attention. Unfortunately, bed sores are completely avoidable when a patient is given the necessary care so the condition can quickly worsen if the patient continues to receive subpar care. This is why bed sores are commonly seen in Read more . . .


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Who Is Liable for a Construction Site Accident?


Construction work is inherently dangerous. There is heavy machinery. There is work at great heights. There are hazardous substances. Even under the best of circumstances, working around all of these things runs the risk of injury.
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Friday, September 6, 2019

Pharmaceutical Errors


We depend on health care professionals to properly prescribe and provide accurate medications for us. Receiving the wrong prescription medication can aggravate existing medical conditions as well as cause new medical problems to arise. If you have been harmed because a health care provider failed in their duty of care, you may be able to file a
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Uninsured Motorist Coverage


The abbreviations UM and UIM refer to uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage will protect you if you are injured in a car accident and the at-fault driver does not have any insurance to cover the costs associated with your injuries. Underinsured motorist coverage will protect you if you are injured in a car accident and the at-fault driver does not carry enough insurance cover to adequately cover the costs associated with your injuries. Uninsured motorist coverage will also provide protection in the event you are hit by an unknown driver, such as in a hit and run accident. This type of insurance coverage is something you carry for the sole purpose of protecting you and your loved ones.
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Monday, August 12, 2019

Two Killed in New Jersey Drunk Driving Crash


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 29 people in the United States die each day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This breaks down to one death every 50 minutes. In 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Many more sustained injuries. 

There is no question about it.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Social Media and Injury Claims


Posting about our lives on social media has become second nature. It is so ingrained in our everyday routine that we often do it without giving it another thought. If you have been in a Read more . . .


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Couple Dies in Car Crash on the Way to Their Wedding


Tragedy on the roads happens every day across the U.S. While everyone on the road has a duty to operate their vehicles in a safe manner,  CDL drivers who operate large trucks and tractor trailers are held to an even higher standard. This is because these vehicles clearly pose increased threats to the safety of others. The sheer weight of these vehicles means that the smallest impact with another vehicle can have devastating consequences.
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Construction Worker Run Over by Coworker in Parking Lot Accident


You will commonly see construction on roadways, sidewalks, and parking lots. This upkeep is necessary to keep these areas safe for drivers and pedestrians. In working to keep others safe, construction crews work with heavy equipment, hazardous materials, and in busy thoroughfares. The construction workers put their safety at risk to improve roadway conditions for everyone. Not only is the nature of the work construction crews engage in dangerous, but the areas where construction occurs are often dangerous as well.
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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Pre-Existing Injuries and Personal Injury Claims


Many people suffer from various medical conditions and previous injuries at the time they are injured in a car crash or other incidence giving rise to a personal injury claim. First and foremost, you need to know that the fact that you may already have some medical complications does not in any way bar you from recovering compensation for the injuries you sustained in an accident.
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