May 9, 2021 by Gabriel Sutton

Following a motor-vehicle collision, it’s natural to turn to friends, loved ones, and colleagues for advice. Chances are at least one of them has also been involved in a crash, so they may be able to share some valuable information. Since there are a lot of common misconceptions about car accidents, though, you should be wary of “crowdsourcing” advice. At the end of the day, even the most well-intentioned relative … [Read More]

May 9, 2021 by Gabriel Sutton

When you move an elderly loved one into a nursing home, it’s with the assumption that the staff will take good care of them. You certainly don’t expect the medical team to neglect or abuse your relative. That’s the sad reality, though, at facilities around the country. Thankfully, if your loved one was mistreated, it may be possible to hold the nursing home accountable; however, you’re going to have to … [Read More]

Apr 28, 2021 by Gabriel Sutton

Securing Social Security disability (SSD) benefits is notoriously challenging. If your claim is denied, in fact, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re ineligible for the program. Roughly 2 out of 3 applicants are denied benefits the first time around, though many are successful when they proceed with an appeal. If your claim was recently denied, the easiest way to pinpoint why is by consulting an attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer can review … [Read More]

Apr 24, 2021 by Gabriel Sutton

Like other kinds of insurance claims, carriers will look for any possible reason to deny a request for workers’ compensation benefits. After all, their ultimate goal is to protect their bottom line. That doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that all their denials are warranted. If you were hurt on the job but your claim was refused, you may still be entitled to benefits; you’ll just have to go through other legal … [Read More]

Apr 18, 2021 by Gabriel Sutton

If you were hurt in a large truck crash, there’s a good chance the moments leading up to the incident were captured by an event data recorder (EDR). Also called “black boxes,” EDRs log a number of operational metrics. Big rigs—and most passenger vehicles manufactured after 2012—are equipped with these recording devices, which can play a critical role in the event of an accident. Because of the variables they record, … [Read More]

Apr 5, 2021 by Gabriel Sutton

Losing a loved one undoubtedly always feel “wrongful.” In the eyes of the law, though, “wrongful death” refers to a very specific set of circumstances that warrant legal action. Families may file a wrongful death claim when one of their own dies as the result of another party’s recklessness, negligence, or intentional misconduct. While taking action against the liable party won’t bring back the deceased, it could at least relieve … [Read More]

Apr 5, 2021 by Gabriel Sutton

Slip and fall accidents are responsible for more than a million emergency department visits every single year. From fractures and lacerations to brain damage and internal bleeding, devastating injuries are likely after a fall, even among those who trip at ground level. Naturally, the damages that result from such accidents tend to add up fast. If you slipped and fell recently, for example, you might be facing mounting medical bills, … [Read More]

Mar 18, 2021 by Gabriel Sutton

If you had reason to believe an elderly loved one was being neglected or abused by nursing home staff and you scheduled a consultation with an attorney, your family’s claim is off to a strong start. To ensure your first meeting with the lawyer is as productive as possible so you can maintain this momentum, it’s wise to prepare your answers to the following questions: 1. When and Why Did … [Read More]

Mar 9, 2021 by Gabriel Sutton

If you were recently hurt in a car accident, you’re probably concerned about your financial security. Depending on the severity of your injuries, after all, you may have to contend with weeks—or months—of lost wages, not to mention mounting medical bills. Unfortunately, such damages won’t be the only losses you incur. Car accident injuries can also cause a host of non-economic damages, including emotional distress, loss of enjoyment in life, … [Read More]

Mar 4, 2021 by Gabriel Sutton

From bruises and lacerations to fractures and internal bleeding, falls can leave devastating injuries in their wake. If you’re recovering from any such injuries, it’s only natural to fret about your financial security. Between medical bills and lost wages, the associated damages can add up fast. Thankfully, those who slip and fall through no fault of their own are usually entitled to compensation for the losses they incur. Before they … [Read More]

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