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The World Of Personal Injuries: 6 Ways A Lawyer Can Help You

1. Determine whether you have a case If you’ve been injured, you may be wondering if you have a case. The world of personal injuries can be confusing, and it can be hard to know where to start. That’s where a lawyer comes in. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, and they can guide you through the process of pursuing a claim. Here are six ways a lawyer can help you if you’ve been injured. Many different factors go into determining whether you have a personal injury case. A personal injury attorney will evaluate the facts of your case and...

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What is the Role of a Medical Billing Expert?

The proper billing of healthcare is essential to prevent the abuse of patients’ finances, often at a time when they are at their most vulnerable. Rules regarding correct billing for medical services are codified in the United States, yet it is not always clear to laymen whether or not they are being adhered to. In this article, medical billing expert Rebecca Reier explains how reasonable healthcare rates are determined in the US and the need for patients to be vigilant against unlawful upcoding of services. Can you give us a brief overview of what a medical billing expert is required to do? The...

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The Relationship Between Injuries And Damages

Personal injuries that result in damages can range from scratches to catastrophic wounds. The worse the injuries are, the higher the damages. Some injuries may require extended periods of medical treatment, which can result in higher expenses. Because injuries are intrinsically related to damages, typically, you can expect higher damages if your injuries are more severe. According to personal injury lawyers, the more terrible the injury, the more you should receive in the settlement.  How Are Damages Estimated Based On Injuries? Every personal injury case is unique, which is why you will need an attorney to help you properly estimate how much you should receive in...

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How To Prepare For A Medical Malpractice Claim

According to research by John Hopkins Medicine, over 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors, making this the third leading cause of death in the US following heart disease and cancer.  When a patient is injured as a result of a healthcare professional’s negligent actions, or failure to act, according to the standards reasonably expected of them, they may be entitled to compensation for medical malpractice. Examples of this can include incorrect medication or dosages, failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis, premature discharge, surgical errors, and poor follow-up care. If you have been injured following treatment you received by a  medical professional this article will...

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How Effective Are Helmets In Preventing Motorcyclist Death?

When you think of motorcycles, you may picture riding on an open road and experiencing a thrilling sense of adventure. But unfortunately, while motorcycles look cool and exciting, they are among the most dangerous motor vehicle transportation means on our roads.  In 2015, 88,000 people were injured on roads in the US, and, unfortunately, more than 5,000 motorcyclists were killed in 2017. The NHTSA asserts that wearing helmets saved the lives of almost 1,900 people in the US. The organization also states that 750 more lives could have been saved across the nation if all motorcycle accident victims had worn their...

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GLOBAL ROAD ACCIDENT STATISTICS

The Reality Behind The Statistics Of Road Accidents Looking at the statistics of global road accidents is very sobering. For instance, a staggering 1.3 million people die every year around the world as a result of road traffic accidents. According to the World Health Organization, 93% of global road accidents occur in low and middle-income countries. That is partly because they do not have the right infrastructures in place, but even in high-income countries, millions of road accidents occur every year.  Here are some other interesting statistics about road accidents around the world, according to the WHO: Injuries from road accidents are the leading cause...

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HOW TO COLLECT EVIDENCE AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

It only takes a moment for your life to change when you are involved in a car accident. If you are lucky, you won’t suffer any catastrophic injuries, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t need time to heal and money to repair your vehicle. If you end up missing time at work due to your injury and suffer financial losses, you may want to file a lawsuit. Dealing with the legal system can be challenging. It’s best to get the advice of a personal injury expert to help with your case. One of the most important aspects of a successful personal injury lawsuit...

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WERE YOU DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED? HERE’S SOME HELPFUL ADVICE

What do you need to know if you've becoming involved in a DUI case? We explain the 4 most common tips. Driving Under The Influence (DUI) charges are some of the most common road crimes that are charged against drivers across America. Especially if you are in a state where there are already strict laws against alcohol consumption, it can be a sticky situation. In other parts of the world, laws are even more extreme, especially where alcohol is not recognized as a legal substance. When facing DUI charges there are a lot of variables at play. The most important of...

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HOW TO PROPERLY FIGHT TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWSUITS

Considering how lawsuits from trucking accidents can cost you millions of dollars, you must take it seriously. Take the proper measures to protect your company ahead of time. Due to the nature of the work, you may not be able to avoid accidents, but you can reduce the cost of them. EVIDENCE MATTERS Your lawyer can fight a trucking accident lawsuit with proper evidence. They can use a variety of sources to show evidence to the courts. Keep in mind, you must build the case immediately because most of the evidence available will vanish after several weeks. You must take action immediately...

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TOP 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT FILING A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM ANSWERED

If you or a loved one has been in an accident and has the right to claim compensation, it’s likely a sensitive and difficult time. You might be undergoing treatment, focusing on recovery, or even mourning the loss of a family member. You may also have many questions about how to file a claim, get the maximum possible compensation, or even find a lawyer you can trust to handle your case. Here, we cover five of the most frequently asked questions when filing a personal injury claim. 1. HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT FINDING A LAWYER TO HANDLE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM? The...

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