The Dos and Don’ts of Personal Injury

What to do After a Car Accident

Personal injury can occur in any situation that involves injury or death due to the carelessness or negligence of persons or organizations. Some common types of personal injury include, but are not limited to: animal attacks, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, job related injuries, and faulty product injuries. If you or a family member has […]

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It’s road construction season: Be prepared!

Road construction season begins in April, which means drivers need to be prepared for work zone hazards. The work zone environment is dangerous—for both drivers and roadway workers. Large, slow-moving vehicles frequently enter and exit work zones, while workers on foot perform duties throughout the area. Research from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) […]

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Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Proceeds in a Divorce

I. PROPERTY SETTLEMENT. Nationwide, there are two approaches taken by courts when determining what portion, if any, of a personal injury award should be considered in a divorce proceeding.  First, there is the “mechanical” approach, which holds that all amounts from a personal injury award are to be included in the marital estate.  The other […]

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Legislation Introduced to Preserve Right to Choose Nursing Home Lawsuit

A bill has been reintroduced in the United States Senate and House which would prevent nursing homes from forcing residents to sign an agreement to waive their right to file a lawsuit in court if they suffer bedsores, dehydration or another injury caused by nursing home negligence. The legislation would invalidate mandatory arbitration provisions which […]

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