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  • Pursuing Compensation after a Brain Injury

    || 7-Jun-2017

    The unfortunate nature of accidents is they are unpredictable, which is part of what makes them so frightening and stressful to deal with. Accidents that leave you with seriously debilitating physical injuries, such as brain injuries, are all too common and can affect you for life. The victims of these catastrophic injuries are entitled to compensation for their medical bills and pain and ...
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  • What to Do After an Injury at a Construction Site

    || 7-Jun-2017

    Perhaps one of the most undeniably dangerous professions, construction work can often create rather hazardous and risky working environments. Construction workers have to deal with these frightening working conditions every day, and risk their lives each time they are on the job. Predictably, construction site injuries occur quite often, and injured workers have rights to compensation following an ...
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  • Why You Should Refrain from Wearing Flip-Flops While Driving

    || 29-Jan-2017

    Chances are, when you are getting dressed for work, to run errands or to go out, you aren’t considering how safe your shoes are or aren’t for driving. But, did you know that your footwear selection can actually be the difference between a serious collision or safety. It’s true. In fact, statistics prove that nearly 1.4 million car crashes occurred when drivers’ sandals were ...
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  • Worker Safety in Hospitals

    || 4-Oct-2016

    When most people think of hospitals, they imagine a place where people can be treated for injuries and illnesses. However, many people fail to realize the hazards that hospital workers face every day. In fact, in 2011, United States hospitals reported nearly 253,700 hospital employees sustained work-related illnesses and injuries. Studies show that this is nearly double the rate for the entirety ...
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  • Client Hit by Ambulance Driver Defeats Immunity & Gets Compensated

    || 30-Aug-2016

    It is with great pleasure that we can announce today that our client has finally received compensation for her automobile accident which occurred in 2013. This was a hotly contested case in which the defense refused to play ball throughout. Our client was stopped at a red light in Fairfax County when an ambulance transporting a drunk person approached her from behind. This ambulance driver ...
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  • Four Things to Do After a Work Injury

    || 1-Aug-2016

    If you are like most employees, you may not have had to deal with workers’ compensation before. The following tips can help you know what to do if you become injured at work. Seek medical attention. Do not delay in getting care. If needed, go to the emergency room, or ask your employer if you are required to see a certain doctor or if they will allow you to choose your own doctor. If you are ...
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  • When you have been in injured in an auto accident, and are looking to pursue compensation for any damages incurred, you should know the process can be exhaustive and lengthy. You may feel compelled to end negotiations as quickly as possible and take the first offer given. However, this is not ideal. By doing this, you will not be able to pursue further compensation for the accident, as the case ...
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  • One early morning in October 2012, an employee of Bumble Bee Foods was carrying pallets of canned tuna into a 35-foot-long oven. While the man was still inside the oven, other employees shut the door without noticing the man was missing. He died in the pressure cooker due to extreme temperatures reaching approximately 270 degrees. As a result, Bumble Bee Foods was ordered to pay $6 million for ...
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  • Understanding Uber, Lyft Insurance Claims in Virginia

    || 10-Jul-2015

    Uber became legal earlier this year in February, and this begs the question about how to cover the costs should the driver get into an accident. Is the driver covered under his or her own insurance or is Uber on the hook for injuries? Legislators have already implemented regulations to govern Uber, and the company must comply to continue legally operating in the state. These regulations include ...
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  • Sun Glare Causes Car Accident: Who Is to Blame?

    || 20-Apr-2015

    Most drivers have experienced those few seconds of blinding sun glare. It may only last for a few short moments, but there it takes is a second to cause an accident. There is no law, unfortunately, that excuses a driver from liability in an accident due to sun glare. It may have been one of the main causes of the accident, but the other portion of personal injury law stipulates that everyone who ...
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  • If you happen to go through the experience of filing an accident claim, consider a few tips for talking to an insurance adjuster. Read on to learn about the laws surrounding insurance claims to protect your rights whilst making a claim. What Insurance Adjusters Want Insurance adjusters: investigate accident sites; conduct interviews; record statements; and initiate investigations to determine ...
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  • How Social Media Can Ruin Your Insurance Claim

    || 20-Dec-2014

    Interconnectivity is prevalent throughout modern society as the internet and social media give us access to each other in ways no one could have imagined years ago. But if you were in an accident and filing an insurance claim, adjusters may use information on your social media accounts to discredit you. You could be contradicted by the insurance company about the severity of your injuries or ...
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  • Handling the Auto Insurance Claim Process

    || 16-Jan-2014

    Many people don’t realize that the auto insurance claim process starts right away at the scene of the car accident. The driver and others like the police will gather information and start collecting evidence. In fact, when handled properly from the start, it makes the process easier. Steps to Take Immediately after an Accident One of the most critical elements in an auto insurance claim is ...
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