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Personal Injury Settlement

Should I settle my personal injury case?  If you’ve been wrongfully injured, you might want to file a personal injury claim to get compensated for your losses. While some of those lawsuits might go all the way to trial, the majority of cases are settled out of court. A settlement gives up your right to pursue further legal action in exchange for money.  How does a settlement work? And is

Personal Injury

I Signed a Waiver of Liability – Is It Enforceable?

Have you ever signed a Release or Waiver of Liability form before doing a risky activity like rafting, skydiving, or zip-lining? Or before your child could play sports? Businesses try to protect themselves from lawsuits with a form that says you agree to “release, indemnify and hold harmless” the business if you are injured for any reason. Too often, they use this Waiver of Liability form as a substitute for

Car Accidents

What Should I Do After A Car Accident?

Each year, over six million car accidents happen in the U.S. If you drive, it’s almost certain that you’ll be in an accident sooner or later. When it happens, will you know what to do? After a car crash, the most important thing to remember is to stay calm. Take a few deep breaths and collect your thoughts. Safety First First, check to see if anyone is hurt. If so,

Motorcycle Accidents

The Red Light Won’t Turn Green – What Can A Motorcyclist Do?

If you ride a motorcycle, you have probably had this happen to you: You come to an intersection and stop for the red light. There are no other cars or vehicles stopped at the light with you, so you patiently sit alone at the light and wait — and wait — and wait even longer. The light will just not turn green. You try rolling back a little, then forward

Car Accidents

Why You Should Never Wait to Seek Medical Attention After a Car Accident

If you are involved in a serious auto accident, emergency medical responders will most likely come to the scene, evaluate your injuries, and take you to the nearest hospital to receive the medical care that you need. However, things may work a little differently if you’re involved in a less severe accident, such as a fender bender. You may not want to overreact, so after exchanging information with the other

Car Accidents

Can Bad Weather Impact Your Car Accident Case?

It’s no secret that bad weather can increase the potential for danger and the chance of car collisions. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration show that around 23 percent of crashes each year are weather-related. Those in the Four States area know all too well the harsh conditions that winter months can bring. Whether you’re driving through wind, rain, or snow, you should understand how these

Personal Injury

What Is Considered Pain and Suffering?

As many of us understand, car accidents can lead to devastating physical injuries that can impact a person’s life indefinitely. What many individuals don’t realize is how difficult it can be to recover from the emotional injuries of an accident. When it comes to car accident claims, It’s possible you have heard the term “pain and suffering.” Unlike things more easily calculated, such as medical bills and lost wages, these damages

Car Accidents

Halloween Safety Tips for the Road

Each year, children look forward to dressing up with their favorite costumes on Halloween night and roaming the neighborhoods to trick-or-treat. While their costumes may not be real, the accidents that can occur accidents certainly are. This night becomes the perfect situation for more car accidents and pedestrian accidents due to a variety of reasons: there are more pedestrians out when it’s dark, more distractions for drivers, and more intoxicated

Car Accidents

Can Social Media Hurt Your Personal Injury Case?

Did you know that 69% of adults in the U.S. use some form of social media? In today’s digitally-based era, it’s become a commonhold to post consistently online. Many people use social media as a means to communicate, express themselves, and share their thoughts and feelings. When someone is injured in an accident and is out of work, it’s natural to want to post about their experiences online so others

Personal Injury

Common Summer Accidents and How to Prevent Them

During the summer months, many of us will be partaking in the typical summer pastimes: taking a dip in the pool, going for drives with friends and families, having barbeques, and lighting fireworks on the Fourth of July.   It’s important to remember that your safety and that of your family comes first. Many of us just want to have a relaxing, fun, and stress-free summer. It is absolutely possible

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