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Uneven Sidewalk Accidents: Who Is Liable?

Pedestrians can be injured when they slip and fall (or trip and fall) on an uneven sidewalk. Uneven and hazardous sideways can develop for a variety of reasons: Age of the concrete. Wear and tear from pedestrians and vehicles. Repairs ...

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How To Share The Road With Big Trucks

According to federal government statistics, large trucks are an increasing percentage of the vehicles traveling on American roads. In 2015 large trucks were involved in: 342,000 accidents resulting in property damage; 87,000 accidents resulting in injuries; and 4,050 accidents resulting

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Workplace Injuries?

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 2.9 million workplace injuries took place in private sector businesses in 2016. That's almost three incidents for every 100 full time workers. With all those employees getting hurt, it’s pretty evident ...

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What are the Most Dangerous Car Models in Accidents?

Car safety ratings are a big factor when most people are deciding to buy a new car. The US government safety ratings are issued by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NTSA) and the insurance industry's Insurance Institute for Highway ...

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What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

Car accidents are upsetting. Even after a minor accident, you will probably be shaken up, angry at yourself or the other driver (or both), and maybe even injured. So what should you do if you’re involved in an accident? Safety ...

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Pennsylvania Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations Explained

What they are Statutes of limitations are laws that determine how long a person can wait to bring a lawsuit after an incident that creates a legal claim. For example, if you are a party to a written contract governed ...

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Things You Need to Know Before Your Deposition

If you are the plaintiff in a personal injury case you will eventually be asked to testify in a deposition taken by opposing counsel. Depositions are part of the discovery process that parties to a lawsuit conduct before trial to ...

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Are Apps to Blame for Rise in Traffic Deaths?

Highway fatalities increased by the largest annual percentage in 50 years in 2015. This happened after decreasing steadily over the last four decades. The numbers look even worse for 2016 — for the first six months of the year highway ...

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Awareness Is Best Defense Against Sepsis

Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, kills about 258,000 Americans per year, making it one of the most common causes of death in hospitals. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines sepsis as a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming ...

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The Story Behind the Miranda Warning

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for ...

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Deny, Delay, and Minimize Insurance Bad Faith

Insurance companies  auto, health, long-term care, and others — sometimes go too far in trying to maximize profits. When an insurance company acts in bad faith, it is failing its policy holders and needs to be held accountable. Bad faith practices ...

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Dog Bite Danger

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but sometimes dogs can also be a danger to the people around them. Roughly 800,000 people seek medical attention for a dog bite in the United States every year. Occasionally, dog attacks can be ...

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8 Ways to Protect Your Digital Self

So much of our lives take place in the digital world now that we must focus on ways to protect our most-valuable information. The following list shows 8 (relatively) easy things you can do to secure your information and protect ...

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Construction’s “Fatal Four

Construction workers face the risk of injury and death every time they clock in, accounting for one out of every five work-related deaths in 2014. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the “Fatal Four,” or four most ...

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XARELTO-Related Injuries Lead to Lawsuits

As of November 2016, more than 9,000 lawsuits have been filed against the makers and distributers of Xarelto, a prescription blood thinner. Xarelto is manufactured by Bayer AG and distributed in the U.S. by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson ...

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IKEA Settles Wrongful Death Suits

In the summer of 2016, IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled more than 29 million Malm dressers. The dressers were top-heavy and prone to tipping over. IKEA had received 41 complaints about tip-over incidents, including 17 that caused ...

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