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April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. One of the main causes of car crashes in the U.S. is distracted driving. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) is mobilizing law enforcement officers nationwide to look out for drivers texting or using their cell phones while driving. In 2016, the NHTSA reported that at least 3,450 people were killed and 431,000 were seriously injured in...
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Frequent Types of Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Every 7 seconds, there is an injury in the workplace. Although some people work in more dangerous environments and industries than others, everyone deserves to be safe at work. One of the first ways to remain safe at work is to learn about workplace injuries and what steps can be taken to prevent them. Some of the most common workplace accidents and injuries to look out for include: 1....
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The Adjuster Requested a Recorded Statement: What Do I Do?

If you were injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence actions of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. However, just because you are entitled to money damages does not necessarily mean that the liable party’s insurance carrier will hand you what you deserve on a silver platter. Insurance adjusters are trained to only care about the pockets of the insurance company, not about the...
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Treating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic neuropathic pain that follows soft-tissue or bone injury (type I) or nerve injury (type II). CRPS generally last longer and is more severe than expected for the original tissue damage. Other typical signs of CRPS include autonomic changes (e.g. sweating, vasomotor abnormalities), motor changes (e.g. weakness, dystonia), and trophic changes (e.g. skin or bone atrophy and hair loss). It is imperative...
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What to Do If the At-Fault Driver Flees the Scene of Accident

Getting into an accident is no fun, especially if you are injured. If the accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, at least you are hopeful that their insurance will pay for your property damage and resulting injuries. When the at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident, it can be devastating. Most victims of hit and run accidents have a more difficult time dealing with the...
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Diagnosing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, painful nerve condition that affects millions of Americans each year. CRPS is a chronic pain condition that most often affects one limb usually after an injury. The condition is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. If you or a loved one suffered CRPS as a result of an injury caused by...
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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain injuries are a very serious medical condition. Traumatic brain injuries, commonly referred to as TBI, change the lives of victims as well as their loved ones. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) estimates that between 3.2 and 5.3 million Americans live with long-term disabilities resulting from TBI. In fact, this number could be conservative since most individuals do not seek treatment for head injuries. The BIAA has...
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CRPS: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS is medically defined as a progressive pain syndrome characterized by severe pain that can be burning, electrical like or shooting. Pain associated with CRPS is generally centered around the site of injury. CRPS is typically a subjective medical condition. This means there is no objective test, such as an X-ray or MRI, which can diagnose CRPS. If you or a loved one suffers...
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Claiming Emotional Distress as Part of Your Personal Injury Claim

When you are injured in an accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may file a personal injury. Depending on the specific facts of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for various injuries. Two major types of injuries you can seek compensation for are physical injuries and emotional injuries (more commonly referred to as emotional distress). Most injury victims do not fully understand...
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