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Seat Belt Laws

Seat Belt Laws

Understanding Seat Belt Laws A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that, in the U.S., car accidents are the leading cause of death among people aged 5-34. Every year, up to 43,000 people die from road accidents. One way to prevent injuries and save lives is … Continue reading

Has Your Vehicle’s Airbag Been Recalled?

Has Your Vehicle’s Airbag Been Recalled?

Tens of millions of cars have been recalled due to faulty airbags. Takata, the manufacturer, is paying $1 billion after pleading guilty to knowingly distributing defective airbags. However, many people’s cars still contain these dangerous airbags. Look through this list and see if your model if affected, or look up … Continue reading

Children Who Are Pedestrians Are at Risk for Injuries

Children Who Are Pedestrians Are at Risk for Injuries

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reported that each year there are over 600 child pedestrian fatalities. Pedestrian injuries are one of the leading causes of injury related deaths for children in the United States. Children under 2 years of age suffer the highest number of injuries as pedestrians. Motor vehicle … Continue reading

5 Things Your Insurance Company May Use Against You in Court

5 Things Your Insurance Company May Use Against You in Court

If you have been in a car accident recently, it is important that you are aware of certain things the insurance company can use against you. If you are a plaintiff, don’t kid yourself with thinking that you are going to win for sure; there are plenty of things that … Continue reading

5 Important Things to Know When Considering Filing a Lawsuit

5 Important Things to Know When Considering Filing a Lawsuit

Pursuing a lawsuit can be a daunting process for many people. If you don’t have prior experience in filing a lawsuit or lack the necessary legal knowledge, you probably don’t realize what you are getting into when you decide to proceed. Here are five important things to know if you … Continue reading

3 Most Common Work Injuries and What to do About Them

3 Most Common Work Injuries and What to do About Them

Whether we work at an office or on a factory floor, the risk for injuries at work is as high as ever.  In 2015, there were approximately 2.9 million non-fatal workplace accidents in the United States (via the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).  Whatever your job, there are inherent risks … Continue reading

What is Family Law?

What is Family Law?

Many people may not understand exactly what family law means or what it entails. Family law involves more and goes much further than simply handling divorce proceedings and legalizing the end of a marriage. From overseeing mediation to determining child custody plans and maintenance payments, a good family law firm … Continue reading

Can I Get Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Can I Get Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Some injured employees refuse to file a workers’ compensation claim because they’re concerned they will get fired. Instead of going after the benefits they’re entitled to, these employees use their private health insurance coverage to receive medical care and their sick and vacation days if they need to take time … Continue reading

How to Know When It’s Time to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

How to Know When It’s Time to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accidents are common hazards in every state. Unlike car accidents, the potential of getting serious injuries or dying is high. According to statistics, the number of injuries and deaths caused by motorcycles are 27 times more than cars. The truth is that not all motorcycle accidents require an attorney. … Continue reading

Do personal injury awards count as marital property?

Do personal injury awards count as marital property?

Personal injury awards are separate individual property not included in marital property in divorce. The general rule in most states is that If you receive a personal award of money damages, such as a personal injury award, that money may considered separate from the community/marital property in a divorce. There … Continue reading

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