School Bus Accident

What You Should Know About School Bus Accidents

Although sending your child to school on a school bus is still considered one of the safest modes of transportation, accidents can nevertheless occur with serious and even fatal consequences. School bus accidents result in approximately 17,000 injuries each year. If you or your child has been injured a school bus accident, it is important to take certain important steps to ensure your safety, health and ability to obtain...

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Important Steps to Take After a Hit and Run Collision

Hit and run accidents are increasing in many major cities across the nation. Hit and run fatalities are rising nationally as legislators in several states look to toughen laws to address this alarming “plague.” According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), hit and run accidents has continuously increased in the past decade. The most significant increase of 13.7% occurred while traffic fatalities were falling between 2009 and 2011....

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Wrongful death Attorney

4 Things To Remember When Choosing A Wrongful Death Attorney

Every year, millions of Americans are injured. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 37 million people are unintentionally injured every year. Unfortunately a significant portion of these injuries result in death. The wrongful death of a family member or loved one can be one of the most devastating experiences in life. Hiring a wrongful death attorney who understands your loss and is able to...

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Medical Malpractice Attorney

The Common Signs of Medical Malpractice

Physicians do their best to diagnose and treat illnesses in their patients, but mistakes are common. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 7% of all doctors from 1991-2005 faced a medical malpractice case. The US Department of Health and Human Services reports 587,765 total malpractice reports filed in the past decade alone. If you believe that you may be a victim of medical malpractice, carefully consider...

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Motorbike Accident On The City Street

How to Safely Share the Road with Motorcycles

Many different types of vehicles share the roads, streets and highways in the United States. Sharing lanes may not always be easy, especially when it involves two very distinct types of vehicles, such as motorcycles and automobiles. The different size and nature often results in serious accidents. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013 alone, more than 88,000 motorcyclists were injured and 4,668...

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Vehicle Accident

Common Causes of Rollover Accidents

Driving a big sports utility vehicle can be fun. However, it can also provide a false sense of security for both the driver and the passengers. One of the most dangerous types of accidents involving sports utility vehicles involves the rollover of the car. Rollover accidents are violent and dangerous crashes and often result in serious or even fatal injuries to the victims. If you or a loved one...

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Slip and fall Injury

Liable Parties In A Slip And Fall Accident At An Apartment Complex

Falls account for more than 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits. Slip and fall accidents account for approximately 1 million visits. The most common place where people slip, trip and fall are at apartment complexes. Determining who is responsible for these accidents is imperative in helping victims obtain compensation. Interestingly, the property owner may not be the only party responsible, or liable, for...

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Motorcycle Lane-Splitting: May Soon Be Legal In California

Motorcyclists and motorists are expected to share the road. Due to their different designs, motorcycles and automobiles travel differently. While cars are expected to stay in their lanes, motorcycles can often be found zooming by between cars, known as lane splitting. California may soon be the first state to explicitly legalize motorcycle lane splitting. The Study Behind Lane Splitting All other states explicitly ban lane splitting by motorcycles. Motorists...

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Common Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Causes

One of the most serious injuries that an accident victim can suffer is a traumatic spinal cord injury. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), the annual incidence of spinal cord injury is estimated to be approximately 12,000 new cases each year. The average yearly health care and living expenses and the estimated lifetime costs that are directly attributed to spinal cord injury average at about...

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Will a Personal Injury Settlement Affect My Government Benefits?

Most government financial assistance programs that provide you with monthly income have strict financial eligibility requirements and limits. If you were involved in any type of accident while receiving financial assistance from the government, it is important to clearly communicate it with your personal injury attorney prior to reaching and disbursing any settlement offers and benefits. Without careful planning, your personal injury settlement can affect your benefits or even...

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