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Why You Should Seek a Lawyer After Wrecking a Vehicle

The days following a significant automotive incident can be full of emotional turmoil, confusion and pain. Dealing with an insurance company over a dispute along with returning to everyday life, can affect relationships and mental well-being. By working with an attorney to get your well-deserved justice, you can focus on...

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Ways to Spot Nursing Home Neglect

Placing a loved one in someone else’s care is never an easy process, and finding a trusted environment for those we love requires research, budgeting and overcoming emotional obstacles. All of these things make cases of nursing home neglect even more traumatic for both the seniors affected and their family...

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What are my Rights if I’m Hurt at Work?

Work can hurt. Occasionally, labor-intensive work can have employees limping off the jobsite or attached to a heating pad over the weekend. Sometimes, things can go very wrong, leaving employees seriously injured. Workers’ Compensation Workers’ compensation is an insurance purchased by the employer to cover injuries incurred in the workplace....

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The Actual Scary Truth of Halloween Night

According to the most recently available data, Halloween is the most dangerous night for children to walk the streets. In fact, the average pedestrian fatality rate of 2.6 raised to an average of 5.5 on Halloween from 1990 to 2010, and over 50 percent of these fatalities were children aged...

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Automotive Crashes and Pedestrians

In May 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released pedestrian data from 2014. – While the trend for total vehicle fatalities lowered by nearly 10,000 from 2005 to 2014, the percentage of pedestrian fatalities out of total vehicle fatalities has increased from 11 to 15 percent. In other words,...

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