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Is Your Slip and Fall Claim Valid?

Nearly everyone has slipped and suffered a nasty fall at some point in their life. While most slip and fall accidents are minor, some can be very serious, resulting in major injuries and long-term disability. After a devastating slip and fall accident, it’s common for the injured party to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the …

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Should I Pay Taxes On a Vehicle Accident Settlement?

When you’ve been involved in a serious car accident, it can be a good idea to file a personal injury lawsuit, particularly if you’ve suffered major injuries that prevent you from working. While it’s possible your case will go to court, you may also receive a pretrial settlement. Vehicle accident settlements are meant to compensate you for your accident, and …

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Medical Malpractice or Product Liability?

Most of us assume that we will be safe when receiving medical care in a hospital. However, contrary to what you might believe, injuries in hospitals are extremely common and can be caused by a variety of circumstances, including defective medical equipment. After being injured by medical equipment in a hospital, many people choose to file a lawsuit, such as …

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Can Workers’ Comp Benefits Be Taxed?

When you’re no longer able to work because of a serious injury, it can be hard to support yourself and your family. It is for this reason that many people choose to file for workers’ comp benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). While these programs are extremely beneficial, they are also very complicated, leaving many beneficiaries confused about program …

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Hurt on the Job: What are My Options?

Workers’ compensation is a vital part of our culture. It’s a form of insurance carried by almost every employer to protect you in case of accidents and injury in the workplace. It’s a no-fault system, which means that in most cases it doesn’t matter what causes your injury, you can get coverage for the damages you’ve suffered. However, all too …

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Medical Malpractice: What You Should Know

Medical malpractice doesn’t necessarily mean a grossly incompetent amateur doing incalculable damage because they don’t belong in practice. Certainly, there are cases that come down to that, but sometimes, it’s a bad mistake made by an otherwise qualified and well-meaning doctor. Too many people think that malpractice suits are all about destroying the careers of doctors and driving up health …

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Some of the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are devastating due to the sheer nature of the vehicles involved. While they don’t necessarily happen any more frequently than other kinds of vehicle accidents, the lack of walls, a roof and a steel frame around the driver of a motorbike results in far more serious and catastrophic injuries, and a much higher chance of death. Understanding the …