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Winter Driving Laws, You Need to Know to Avoid Thousands in Fines

Winter can be a stressful time of the year for motorists. The conditions can make driving dangerous and unpredictable, plus the cold weather can take its toll on your vehicle. Not only this but there are a few laws that you need to be aware of at this time of the year so that you can avoid getting pulled over and avoid getting a hefty fine. Keep reading to find out more. The Importance of Maintaining Your Vehicle First, you need to know the importance of maintaining your vehicle at this time of the year. Keeping up with car maintenance is key so that...

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Here’s What To Do If You’ve Been In An Accident

If you've been in an accident, the first thing you should do is remain calm. Accidents can be frightening, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. But it’s important to take a few deep breaths and gather your thoughts before taking any action. In this blog post, we will outline what you should do after being involved in an accident. Assess the situation first The first step is to assess the situation. If you are able, check to see if anyone has been injured. If there are injuries, call 911 immediately. Even if the injuries seem minor, it’s always best to err on the...

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What Types of Injuries Are Commonly Caused By Car Accidents?

Every year, approximately 1.3 million people die from injuries sustained in road accidents. According to the world health organization, 20-50 million more suffer non-fatal injuries with being life altered.  In 2022 alone, over 42,900 Americans died in road accidents, with approximately 5 million others suffering injuries. Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. But some types of injuries are more common than others.  This guide highlights injuries that have a high prevalence in car accidents. Common Car Accident Injuries That May Warrant Compensation Whiplash Whiplash is an injury to the tissues and tendons around the neck area. It occurs due to a sudden back-and-forth...

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How to Identify and Tackle Nursing Home Abuse

In brief, what is abuse and neglect understood to mean in the context of nursing homes? There is really no ‘official’ definition of nursing home abuse. I think the easiest way to define the issue is that any time that a resident at a nursing home is mistreated should be considered an episode of abuse or neglect. I tend to think of abuse as more of intentional act when caretakers harm residents in nursing homes and other long-term facilities. Neglect is likely what is behind the majority of episodes involving an injury or fatality in a skilled nursing facility. This occurs when staff...

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6 Things You Need To Know About Personal Injury Cases

If you've been injured in an accident, you may be wondering what your next step should be. Personal injury cases can be complex, and it's important to understand the process before you take any action. This article will discuss six things that you need to know about personal injury cases. It will also provide some advice on how to get started if you decide to pursue a claim. You have to establish negligence One of the primary things that you need to prove in a personal injury case is negligence. This means that you will need to show that the other party...

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Why You Need A Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction is a hazardous occupation, with workers often completing jobs by putting their lives on the line. Sadly, when they sustain injuries or are involved in an occupational accident, they are not given satisfactory compensation. Statistics show that 15 construction workers die daily, and 10% of all workers sustain work-related injuries. If you are a victim of such a situation, you should consider hiring construction accident attorneys to protect your interests. Here is why these lawyers are necessary for you. 1. Hold Parties Accountable A construction project commonly comprises the joint effort of multiple companies. A contractor hired by a company to oversee the process hires...

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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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