• Use Your Body To Earn A Living? What Happens If You're Injured Through Negligence?

    If you're a professional (or semi-professional) athlete, model, or entertainer, you may dread illnesses and minor injuries that can keep you sidelined until you're able to perform. Even worse can be a more serious accident that leaves you unable to work for weeks or even months -- particularly if this temporary absence from the spotlight casts a permanent shadow over the trajectory of your career. Do you have any recourse against a company or individual whose negligence led to an injury that can nag you even after recovery?
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  • 5 Questions to Ask to Avoid Pedestrian Vehicle Accidents

    While walking produces a wide array of health benefits, it can also put you at risk of injury. Pedestrian vehicle accidents and fatalities have been pretty steady for last few years, after a sharp decline for decades. There were more than 4,700 deaths, and approximately 76,000 injuries occurring in 2013. When it comes to pedestrian accidents everyone has to play a role in reducing these numbers, both the driver and the pedestrian, but if you are the pedestrian you are the one at risk of injury.
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  • How To Determine Who Is At Fault For A Tractor Trailer Tire Accident

    Perhaps you were traveling down the interstate to your family vacation destination when a tractor trailer in front of you shredded a tire and sent chunks of metal and rubber flying through the air. If the tire caused an accident that left you injured, disabled, or left a family member in the hospital, you may decide to press charges against someone to get compensation for your pain and suffering. Work with your lawyer to determine which party is really at fault for the accident so your lawsuit succeeds on your first attempt.
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  • What Every Employee Should Know About Workers Compensation & Arbitration

    Being injured at work typically means that you're eligible to file for workers compensation benefits. However, it's important to understand that filing a workers compensation claim doesn't automatically entitle you to benefits. If you're exploring your options to settle a workers compensation claim, you might want to think about pursuing arbitration. It's often provided as an alternative to court hearings and it may help you settle your case. Here's a look at some of the things you should know about workers compensation and arbitration.
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  • Nursing Home Neglect: Types Of Abuse And Negligence You Should Be Aware Of

    Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a big problem in the United States. One study found that around a third of all nursing homes have been found guilty of multiple cases of abuse or neglect within the past two years. If you have a parent or relative in the care of a nursing facility, and you suspect abuse, you probably have grounds for a civil lawsuit. Nursing home abuse and neglect can happen in a myriad of ways.
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  • 2 Tips To Help You Get Approved For Social Security Disability After Your Claim Was Denied

    If the Social Security Disability Administration (SSDA) recently denied your application for benefits, you should not be surprised. 65% of applicants are turned down when they initially apply for benefits, but being denied benefits does not mean you should stop trying. Here are two tips that may help you get approved for the disability benefits you feel you need. Be Prepared To Fight By Appealing The Decision Even if you are part of the 65% turned down by the SSDA, you can still pursue these benefits.
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  • How To Maintain A Good Relationship With Your Boss While Pursuing A Personal Injury Claim

    Were you recently injured in an accident at work but too timid to hold your employer accountable for the unsafe circumstances that caused it? Getting the compensation you need for injuries sustained on the job can be complicated, especially if you have not been completely disabled. Working part time or light duty while pursuing legal action for your injuries strains the critical relationship you have with your employer. After all, the status of your employment depends on a satisfactory relationship with the person who signs your paychecks.
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  • Recreational Liability Activity Waivers — Are You Signing Your Rights Away?

    During the summer more people participate in various recreational activities. While a trip to the lake may not require you to sign any of your rights away, any type of organized activity, being run for profit, probably will. If you are like many people who participate in these activities, you simply sign your name to the waiver when it slides across the counter. Have you ever stopped to wonder exactly what you are agreeing to, and are you really releasing them from all liability?
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  • Is It All In Your Head? Mental And Emotional Trauma Following A Car Accident

    Automobile accidents can be very scary situations. It does not matter if you see the accident coming, or if you are hit by someone that you do not see. Along with your physical injuries, you may also incur mental and emotional trauma as well. Sometimes, mental and emotional trauma can be even more difficult to recover from than your physical injuries. If you have been injured in an auto accident, this trauma is something that you will want to discuss with your attorney.
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  • Charges: The Civil And The Criminal

    Most of the time, car accidents are filed as civil cases. People who are injured sue for compensation, and insurance companies do their best to minimize total damages. However, there are some cases where car accidents come with criminal charges-- where the at-fault driver could serve jail time and have a criminal record because of the nature of the accident. As an at-fault driver, you might be wondering how criminal charges are determined for car accident cases, and these charges will affect civil suits.
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