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What Should I do after a Hit and Run?

Hit-and-run accidents happen every day — resulting in all kinds of repercussions. That’s why it’s a good idea to prepare to be a hit-and-run victim so you’re not caught off guard and unsure of what to do if it happens. Call for help No...

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Wilson Pelot: A Cautionary Tale of Knowing When and When Not to Sue

In January of 2014, Wilson Pelot and his dad were hiking in Silver Falls State Park when disaster struck. A railing marked with caution tape broke under 10-year-old Wilson’s weight, and he fell forty feet down a cliff. Spinal fractures and a broken wrist...

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What Should I Do After A Car Accident?

Car accidents of any kind can disrupt lives, and even the best and most cautious of drivers can be involved in one. The worst car accidents cause injury or death, resulting in weeks, months, or even years of piecing lives back together. Taking some time...

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Injured on the Job? Timely Reporting is Important

While walking through your office one morning, you suddenly find yourself lying on the floor. You gingerly rise to your feet, pick up your dropped files, and proceed on your way. Your back hurts and since you’re fairly confident you aren’t badly injured, you...

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What to Do After a Motorcycle Crash

If you’re the owner of a motorcycle, you know that close calls are a regular occurrence. Motorists are often preoccupied or just not taking the time to look out for motorcyclists. We hope you’re never in a serious accident, but the possibilities are real....

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What Should I Do After a Boating Accident?

Summertime is boating time are good times, good memories, and sometimes a nice stringer of fish. Unfortunately, good days are sometimes marred by boating accidents. While we hope you and your loved ones have only great days on the water, knowing what to do if...

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I’ve Just Witnessed a Car Accident. What Should I Do?

Witnessing a car accident is something most of us will experience at least once in our lives. Most of us instinctively want to help however we can. It’s important to know how to do so safely, without putting our own lives, or the lives...

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You May Be Due Compensation for Pain and Suffering

If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, and someone else’s neglect or carelessness is the cause of your injury, you may be able to receive monetary compensation. Beyond medical expenses and lost wages, many people suffer additional consequences after an injury....

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If You’ve Been Injured By An Animal Encounter

Every 75 seconds a dog bites someone in the U.S, with over 1,000 a day seeking emergency medical treatment as a result. Children are particularly vulnerable, with dog bites listed as the 5th highest reason for emergency room visits after a child is engaged in a...

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I’ve Been Injured in a Retail Store. What Happens Next?

Most retail stores are safe environments for shoppers. Occasionally, however, store owners fail to keep up with maintenance or repairs, causing unsafe conditions for those entering their establishments. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) “9 out of 10 customer accidents result from...

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