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Steps to Take After Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied

Published on Aug 5, 2021 at 6:21 pm in Workers Compensation.

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In the aftermath of a work-related injury, it can be discouraging to learn that your initial claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits has been denied. Fortunately, there are structures in place that allow those whose claims have been denied to take legal action. By working with an experienced lawyer through the appeal denial process, you can be confident that you are taking all the right steps toward being justly compensated.

The Dangers of Behind-the-Wheel Tunnel Vision

Published on Jul 23, 2021 at 7:07 pm in Car Accidents.

The Dangers of Behind-the-Wheel Tunnel Vision

Tunnel vision, also known as peripheral vision loss (PVL), impairs your peripheral vision capability, or your ability to see to the side. People who are experiencing tunnel vision may say that they feel as though they are looking at the world through a tube. For this reason, tunnel vision is sometimes referred to as tubular vision. Like highway hypnosis, another visual phenomenon which may occur while driving, tunnel vision can come on suddenly and seemingly without cause, creating a dangerous situation and increasing the likelihood of a car accident.

What Happens If You Need to File Bankruptcy More Than Once?

Published on Jun 18, 2021 at 7:43 pm in Bankruptcy.

What Happens If You Need to File Bankruptcy More Than Once

Filing for bankruptcy once is enough of a hardship for you and your family. No matter how hard you tried, though, you weren’t able to get back onto your feet and keep your finances in check. When that happens, you might think that you need to file for bankruptcy again.

You might be able to reevaluate and determine that you’re okay and don’t need to file again. But if you don’t have any other options to help you out financially, you could need to file for bankruptcy a second time. There are limits to filing that you’ll need to know before you try to file again, which is why we’re here to help.

Can You File for Bankruptcy if You Lost Your Income During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Published on May 18, 2021 at 7:50 pm in Bankruptcy.

Can You File for Bankruptcy if You Lost Your Income Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on many of us. Due to shutdowns, many people were out of work and even lost their jobs with no way to find a new one or know if they will get their job back when everything opens back up. This uncertainty about where you’ll get the money to pay your bills is stressful and can lead to you exploring your options. While the stimulus checks provided some relief, for most people, they didn’t provide enough.

Because of that, one of the options you might be considering to get back on your feet is filing for bankruptcy. Even though this leaves a mark on your financial record, you could think it’s the only option you have to get your finances back in order after losing your income.

Let’s take a look at filing for bankruptcy, and how it might be a viable option after losing your income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who Takes Responsibility for Medication Mistakes?

Published on Sep 17, 2020 at 6:57 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you’re prescribed or administered medication, you expect it to be the correct dosage or administered the proper way. If a medication mistake occurs, the side effects could be minimal or could be more severe. On one end, you could have prolonged treatment because you didn’t receive enough medication. On the other end, you could overdose or have an allergic reaction and die from the medication.

How Do You Prove Legal Malpractice Occurred?

Published on Aug 26, 2020 at 5:59 pm in Legal Malpractice.

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When you’ve been injured because of the negligence of another party, you may decide to take legal action to hold them accountable for your injuries and losses. To give your case the best chance of success, you may seek out a personal injury attorney. But what if your legal representation doesn’t fight for you the way most would? If your attorney makes errors, forgets to prepare your case, mishandles funds, or exhibits other signs of negligence, then you may have gotten an unfavorable result and don’t know what to do.

How Often Do Soft Tissue Injuries Become Chronic?

Published on Aug 14, 2020 at 3:57 pm in Car Accidents.

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Car accidents can cause all kinds of injuries to drivers and passengers alike. Some of those injuries don’t present themselves immediately after the collision, though. It can take days, or even weeks, for some people to feel the pain of an injury from a car accident. This can delay the treatment that a car accident victim receives for their injuries and can cause the injury to get worse over time and could even lead to it taking even longer to heal.

How Do You Report a Truck Driver?

Published on Jul 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Chances are when you’re driving on a highway or even a more rural road, you’ll likely see a truck driver. Most times, you can both coexist on the road without problems because truck drivers are highly trained. Unfortunately, sometimes truckers can be exhausted, intoxicated, or distracted at the wheel, and cause an accident with an object or another vehicle on the road. When that happens, you could report them for their reckless driving.

What Are the Fines for Using a Smartphone While Driving in Maryland?

Published on May 14, 2020 at 5:18 pm in Car Accidents.

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Using a cell phone while driving in Maryland is against the law. While this is a step in the right direction for preventing deaths from smartphone-related distracted driving accidents, people still use their cell phones behind the wheel. In 2017, 14% of fatalities in distracted driving crashes were specifically caused by cell phone use, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Even though our state has these laws in place for the safety of everybody on the road, people still break the law every day.

The Differences Between Wrongful Death and Manslaughter

Published on May 7, 2020 at 7:29 pm in Personal Injury.

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No matter how it happens, the death of a loved one is tragic. Coping with the loss, however, may be more difficult if their passing was the direct result of another person’s actions. When someone causes a person’s death, there are laws that can hold them accountable. The laws that apply, however, depend on the circumstances surrounding the death. If you’re planning on taking legal action for the preventable passing of a family member, you’ll need to understand the differences between wrongful death and manslaughter. To understand those differences, let’s start by taking a look at how civil and criminal cases differ.

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