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Car Accident Eye Injury Settlement

When thinking about car accident injuries, what comes to mind ranges from the less severe, like bruises and cuts, to more detrimental ones, like broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. Eye injuries may not be initially considered. But symptoms of this type of injury definitely shouldn’t be overlooked as they are common and can be […]

How Much Is My Dog Bite Lawsuit Worth?

If you have experienced a dog bite, you are not alone. Nearly 1 in 74 (or 4.5 million) people will be bitten by a dog each year. As the most common type of animal bite in the U.S., dog bites account for 95% of bites seen in U.S. emergency rooms. Approximately 300,000 people who experience […]

Car Accident Brain Injury: What Should I Do?

A car accident brain injury shakes up your entire life. You could suffer lifelong physical and emotional challenges from the trauma, not to mention the extreme impact on your family and finances. More than 13 million people in the U.S. live with brain injuries and about 17% of these injuries are from motor vehicle accidents. […]

How to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are among the top causes of injuries in the United States. According to the CDC, one in five falls causes serious injury, such as a head injury or broken bones. Additionally, over 800,000 people are hospitalized every year due to an injury sustained after a fall.  While these statistics can refer […]

Can I Sue My Landlord for Slip and Fall Injuries?

Slip and fall accidents on rental properties are surprisingly common. Some landlords allow unsafe conditions to persist, putting their tenants at risk.  About 12% of all falls in the U.S. involve slipping and falling on dangerous surfaces. Slip-and-fall injuries are also the #1 cause of emergency room visits. Common Slip-and-Fall Accidents Involving Rental Properties Stairway […]

Suing for Wrongful Death After a Truck Accident

It’s hard to imagine what to do after an accident with a semi-truck. It’s even harder to imagine how to process the next steps after someone dies in an accident with a truck. Besides recovering from injuries to yourself and dealing with the emotional turmoil of losing a loved one, suing for the wrongful death […]

Liability in Driverless Car Accidents

Some of us of a certain age remember when cars driving themselves was a concept reserved for The Jetsons. But the truth is we are living in the future we dreamed of then. Therefore, a car driving without a driver is a very real possibility on the roadway. But accidents don’t just happen because of […]

Here’s How to Maximize Your Uber Accident Settlement

As rideshare services continue to gain in popularity, the accident rates we see involving Uber drivers are also increasing. While it’s scary to think about being in an accident while riding in an Uber or even being another driver who is hit by an Uber driver, there are laws in place to protect you and […]

Rideshare Passenger Rights after an Accident

Rideshare apps continue to be a popular tool in America and even around the world, as they provide anyone with a smartphone easy access to transportation. Uber dominates the market, but Lyft is another popular option.  Ridesharing may be convenient and relatively affordable, but what happens when an Uber or Lyft driver gets into an […]

Drowsy Driving: How Sleep Deprivation Affects Drivers

Have you ever been a sleepy driver? Ever nodded off at the wheel or struggled to keep yourself awake? If so, you’re not alone. Drowsy driving is incredibly common. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) reports that 37 million motorists are estimated to drive drowsy at least once per year.  However, just because a lot of […]