• Settling A Personal Injury Claim? How Your Future Medical Expenses Are Calculated

    When you are involved in a personal injury accident, you are entitled to compensation for a variety of factors. Some of these factors are easy to calculate, such as compensation for the time you missed from work due to your injuries and the amount you currently owe in medical expenses as a result of the accident. Other factors, such as pain and suffering and future medical expenses, are not so easy to calculate.
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  • Involved In A Tractor Trailer Accident? Who Should You Sue?

    If you have been involved in a tractor trailer accident, you may be injured and nervous about what happens next. If the tractor trailer was the cause of the accident, or has some fault in it, you can file a personal injury claim to recover money for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and permanent injuries. However, who you file the claim against varies based on the cause of the accident. Here are four common reasons for tractor trailer accidents and who would be at fault in each circumstance.
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  • Injured While Riding In Winter Weather? How Can You Prove Fault?

    If you're an avid motorcyclist who hates the thought of spending half the year confined behind a glass windshield, you may already have all the necessary equipment to ride in even the chilliest winter weather. While winter riding can give you a new appreciation for nature's beauty, the presence of precipitation, ice, or snow on the roads can put you at a much higher risk of being injured by a driver who loses control of his or her vehicle.
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  • Minimizing Liability: Proving Assumption Of Risk

    If someone was injured on your property or in an accident you were otherwise involved in and you are being sued for compensation for any personal injuries that have occurred, the first thing you should ever do is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. It is not wise to wait, as you could be slapped with a huge bill to pay should the court rule unfavorably against you. With this being said, familiarizing yourself with the different types of defenses that can be used is especially important.
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  • How Can The Same-Sex Marriage Decision Affect Your Disability Benefits?

    If you're in a committed same-sex relationship, you may have been ecstatic at the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, holding that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. However, if you receive federal disability benefits, it's possible that marrying your partner could affect the amount you're eligible to receive, or even your ability to move into your spouse's home or co-mingle property. Read on to learn more about how this decision (and your decision to marry) could affect your receipt of certain federal disability benefits.
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  • 4 Personal Behaviors That Can Affect Your Car Accident Settlement

    When a driver causes a serious accident, the insurance company is likely to offer a settlement to the injured persons. That settlement may seem unreasonably low. When an injured person attempts to get a better settlement, the insurance company typically stands its ground. This is only natural, since the insurer doesn't want to pay out more than it needs to.  Often, the individual's behavior in his or her own personal life gives the insurer evidence that supports its case to stick with the low settlement.
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  • Cameras In Nursing Home Rooms: A New Effort to Prevent Medical Malpractice

    When you place your loved one into the care of a nursing home facility, you expect the staff to treat the person with care and respect. Unfortunately, elder abuse is a rising problem. According to statistics available on the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) website, up to 10 percent of respondents to the study experienced elder abuse in the prior year. However, a law recently passed in Illinois aims to help reduce the abuse of elderly people by allowing the family of patients to place cameras in their nursing home rooms.
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  • Social Security Disability And Veteran's Disability: 3 Things Veterans Need To Know

    Did you know that if you're a disabled veteran, you may be eligible for both Social Security Disability benefits and Veteran's Disability benefits? You can collect both at the same time, but it means going through the process of applying for disability benefits twice. What's more, there are some important differences in the two processes that you're going to need to know about to successfully qualify for disability benefits. Take a look at some of the most important things that you should know about the differences between Social Security Disability and Veteran's disability.
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  • Are Volunteers Entitled To Worker's Compensation?

    Volunteering is great for the community, and it can help to build your resume. However, if you are injured while volunteering, it can hurt your ability to pursue meaningful paid employment and cost you a lot of money in the long run. If you have recently been injured while doing volunteer work, you may wonder if you have any right to worker's compensation. In most cases, the answer is no, but there are exceptions to that rule.
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  • 3 Things To Know Before You Sue For Defamation

    If you recently went through a difficult break-up and are suffering from defamation caused by your ex, you may be able to sue him or her in a personal injury lawsuit. To win a case like this, you will need to have solid proof and evidence that what your ex has done (or is doing) is to hurt you, your reputation, and your life. Before you talk to a personal injury lawyer about your situation, here are three things you should know.
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