4 unbelievable stories of personal injury attorney success

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4 Unbelievable Stories of Personal Injury Attorney Success Throughout history, there have been unbelievable personal injury stories. The victims in these cases were awarded large settlement amounts. In this post, you will learn about four specific cases that are landmark personal injury trials. 1. Family Awarded $150 Billion An eight-year-old boy, Robbie Middleton, was tragically attacked in June of 1998. Robbie was walking home when he was attacked, doused with gasoline, and set on fire. This boy stated that an older man, Don Collins, was the person who attacked him. In an article on NBC News, it was reported that…

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Driving Under the Influence

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Driving Under the Influence America as a nation has spent billions of dollars on national campaigns to discourage people from drinking and driving. The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) came up with their slogan of “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” back in 2006. There have been dramatic television ads sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation saying that “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk”, in an effort to promote how others can take responsibility. While some of these campaigns have been successful, driving under the influence (DUI) still remains a problem throughout the nation. When someone has been charged with…

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3 Secrets to Being the Best Driver You know

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Safety First: Driving an Automobile Would you believe more than 32,000 car accident fatalities occurred in the U.S. in 2015? Many of these accidents were avoidable, if only drivers knew the secrets and tricks of safe driving. Don’t become another car accident statistic when learning a few driving secrets is the key to safety on the road. Driving Secrets Easy to Learn Do you know the secrets of safe driving? Sadly, many people drive their vehicle every day without a clue of the best safe-driving techniques. Break that cycle and learn the three driving secrets that you need to stay…

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Essential Guide To Workers Compensation Cases

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Essential Guide To Workers Compensation Cases Workers’ compensation laws are a means of protecting employees against losing income and ensuring their medical costs are catered for during work-related accidents, injuries, or disease. In many states, workers’ compensation coverage is a mandatory requirement. If you have been injured at the work place, read this workers comp essential guide for all the answers to any questions you may have regarding workers compensation. What Should You Do When You Are Injured? The three actions you should take after a work related injury are: Report the accident to the supervisor Seek medical attention immediately…

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2016 Road report

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2016 Road report A car accident is a common occurrence witnessed in US public highways. The accidents account for majority accident related deaths and personal injury cases. Based on the increased number or traffic accidents, getting into a car would be one of the most dangerous things that one can do. Indeed, road accidents are ranked top ten causes of human death. This article gives insight on 2016 road reports, highlighting the number of accidents that were reported in the year. The risk of dying in a road accident in United States is higher when compared to most developed countries….

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2017 Best Driving Practices

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2017 Best Driving Practices In the recent past the automotive industry has seen a lot of changes and even more are coming along every day. We have seen innovation and technology come together to result in the advent of alternative fuels, lightweight materials and incredibly advanced technology getting incorporated in current automobiles. This transformation is impacting on not just vehicle manufacturing but also how we view cars and ultimately how we drive them as well. So what’s bound to make headlines in 2017? 1. Rearview Cameras This is such a huge future that it is set to become mandatory in…

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What to Do if You’ve Been in a Bus Accident

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What to Do if You’ve Been in a Bus Accident Being involved in a vehicle accident can be devastating. If you are in a bus accident, you can suffer from very serious injuries because you could be standing at the time of impact. Even if you are seated, there are no seat belts. Additionally, there are a lot more victims in a bus accident, which can have an effect on the severity of the incident. What should you do if you are involved in a bus accident? Avoid Speaking to the Bus Driver or Any Other Drivers Following a crash,…

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Tech report: Self driving cars

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Regarding the Cars of Tomorrow With the rise of autonomous technology, it was only a matter of time before someone decided it was time for a self-driving car. With multiple companies now pursuing the goal of bringing a car to life that operates itself with no input from its passengers, some very real questions are being asked in regards to the safety, effectiveness, and ethical reasoning of these computer-controlled vehicles. Are Self-Driving Cars Safe? The most prominent developer of a self-driving car, Google Inc., has been publicly testing their prototypes since 2009. They were first vetted on complex public city…

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Social Security Disability FAQ

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Social Security Disability FAQ If you’re disabled, can’t work, and previously paid into the Social Security system for five out of the past 10 years, you may have questions about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This program, administered by Social Security Administration (SSA), supports the worker when he or she can’t earn income because of disability. Both employers and employees must contribute to the program by paying FICA taxes. These Social Security taxes are withheld from current earnings so that employees pay into the Social Security system. In theory, every person who becomes disabled is eligible to receive SSDI benefits…

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5 Ways Social Media Can Affect Your Case

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5 Ways Social Media Can Affect Your Case In the 21st century, it is unthinkable to consider a life without online social platforms. According to a study conducted in 2014 by Pew Research Center, it was noted that 74% of adults who surf the internet are active on social sites. Although online social accounts are great platforms for airing your views and connecting with family and friends, they can also work against you when dealing with personal injury claims. Due to the heavy impact of social sites on personal injury claims, courts regularly permit adverse parties to use profiles and…

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Stuck in a storm? Here’s what to do

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Stuck in a storm? Here’s what to do The only thing worse than hearing of a severe storm coming your way is being caught in the middle of the action. Such is particularly the case when the inclement weather in question is a hurricane, blizzard, flash flood, or lighting series. Here are a few storm tips to help keep you safe this winter. When Lightning Strikes You do not want to go outside during a lightning storm. Instead, remain inside and wait until you no longer hear the sounds of thunder.Pay attention to the direction from which loud sounds come…

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Workers Compensation FAQ

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Workers Compensation FAQ   If you have been injured at the workplace due to the negligence of your employer or your own negligence, you are entitled to workers compensation. Unlike personal injury cases where one sues the negligent party for damages, workers compensation does not involve making a claim against your employer. It is a different type of insurance cover with special conditions and many benefits for employees. Read on to find answers to common workers compensation FAQ. What is Workers Compensation? It is an insurance program mandated by the state to go towards compensating employees who are suffering from…

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A New Year’s resolution everyone should keep: No texting and driving

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A New Year’s resolution everyone should keep: No texting and driving   Every day in the United states, an average of eight people are killed because of distracted drivers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 1,200 people are injured because of distracted drivers. Texting and driving has reached epidemic proportions across the country, according to the CDC. Texting and driving is one of the most common types of distracted driving, even as states pass laws making this activity illegal. There is a crucial New Year’s resolution everyone should keep: No texting and driving. There are…

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The Dangers of Black Ice and How to Avoid It

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The Dangers of Black Ice and How to Avoid It No matter how experienced you are with living in cold weather climates, “black ice” just sounds scary. As well it should, considering that an average of 467 people die annually from the dangers of black ice. Many more are injured or disabled each year from walking or jogging across black ice. In this post, learn more about the many dangers of black ice and how to avoid encountering it while behind the wheel, on foot or anywhere. Black Ice Explained Black ice is a specific type of ice that is…

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