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6 Reasons An Attorney May Not Accept A Personal Injury Case

6 Reasons An Attorney May Not Accept A Personal Injury Case 4

[vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_class="blog-2020-d1"][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are times when a personal injury attorney may decide not to take your case. Some inside of your control and others outside your control. Here are six reasons an attorney may not take your case. 3 you can’t control and 3 you can. What You Can’t Control There’s A Conflict Of Interest You can’t always know the history of your attorney. Their past clients. Their personal relationships with people and businesses and familial bonds. If your attorney formally represented a company or individual whom your case is against. This would be a conflict of interest and lead them...

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How Whiplash Can Lead to Serious Injury

How Whiplash Can Lead to Serious Injury 5

[vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_class="blog-2020-d1"][vc_column][vc_column_text]You've been involved in a car accident. Now what? If you feel mostly all right, it may be tempting to forego medical treatment. But did you know that symptoms of whiplash can take days, or sometimes even weeks to appear? Car accidents are not the only way you may sustain a whiplash injury. Whiplash is also common in contact sports such as football, and in cases of physical assault. Any time the head is suddenly jolted forward and then back again, a whiplash injury may occur. What Happens During a Whiplash Injury? During a whiplash injury, the head suddenly jerks forward...

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Illinois?

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Illinois? 6

[vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_class="blog-2020-d1"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Everyone wants to feel and be safe on the road. Everyone also wants to get to their destination promptly. When traffic is backed up, and you are in a hurry, it may be tempting to squeeze your motorcycle between two other vehicles to avoid the long wait of seemingly endless cars on the highway. This practice is called lane splitting. Lane Splitting may Save Time, but is it Legal? Not only is lane splitting illegal, it is also dangerous and aggravates other drivers. The only state that does not have explicit laws against lane splitting is California. Unless you find...

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What To Do If You Suspect a Nursing Home Injury From Abuse

What To Do If You Suspect a Nursing Home Injury From Abuse 7

[vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_class="blog-2020-d1"][vc_column][vc_column_text]1 in 14 of elder abuse cases is unreported in the United States. If, for any reason, you feel there is an imminent danger to your loved one. Call 911 immediately. The police may have to come out and assure the safety of any elders involved or at the very least file a report. Most nursing homes provide quality service and should be of no concern, but if for whatever reason, you suspect there may be nursing home abuse going on. Here is how you should go about dealing with it: Remain Calm It can be hard to do when it’s...

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How You Can Receive Full Compensation for Your Injury

How You Can Receive Full Compensation for Your Injury 8

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s essential to know what you need to do for maximum compensation. Here are the most critical steps you need to take after your accident occurs. Report Your Accident Right Away As soon as you can, file an accident report with all authorities that need to be notified. If you’re in a vehicular accident, file a police report while on the scene. Law enforcement will then conduct their own inquiry by taking eye-witness statements and determining who is at-fault for the accident. A policeman’s report will hold the most significant...

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What Should I Do If My Child Is Hurt at Daycare?

What Should I Do If My Child Is Hurt at Daycare? 9

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]For many, the decision to pick a daycare is one of the toughest ones they will make in their child’s early years. From agonizing over the staffing to the cleanliness of the location, parents expect that the thought and care they placed in their decision to be reflected by the staff. Especially because the most important thing in that parent’s life – their little boy or girl – has been entrusted to someone who holds themselves out as a caring and competent child care professional. However, sometimes no matter a parent’s best intentions, a child gets hurt at daycare....

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How to Avoid Dog Bite Injuries with Small Children

How to Avoid Dog Bite Injuries with Small Children 10

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Growing up, many of us were surrounded by dogs as small children. Usually, they are a trusted companion ready to embark on adventures in the house, on the grass, and throughout our neighborhood. Although this may be the image some of us have of a child/dog relationship, there is another more dangerous situation that arises when precocious children encounter aggressive dogs. The last thing any parent or dog owner wants is a small child bit by a dog, which can create a medical emergency, lifetime fear of dogs, and liability for the dog owner. Warning signs Dogs send signals, justified, or...

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