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ERISA is a Legal Minefield—Don’t Go it Alone

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ERISA is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. If an employer offers insurance as a part of its benefits package (healthcare, dental, vision, disability or any other insurance), they must comply with the policies outlined in ERISA. When you get hurt and seek ERISA benefits, you must submit a claim to your insurance […]

What Do I Do If a Work Injury Has Left Me Permanently Disabled?

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Many work injuries are minor, quickly treatable and result in full recoveries. But even if you work a generally “safe” job, like working in an office, there is still potential to suffer permanent injuries that lead to significant disability and reduced capacity for work. Fortunately, the workers’ compensation system is built to help even those […]

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San Francisco Pedestrian Accidents: Prevention and Recovery

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San Francisco may be one of the most dangerous cities in the country for pedestrians. Since 2019, 164 people have died while walking in San Francisco, according to SFGov.org. Some estimates say that 800 pedestrians are hit each year in San Francisco. It’s important to remember that pedestrian accidents are preventable if everyone obeys the […]

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Complications With Gastric Bypass Surgery? It Could Be Medical Malpractice, Attorney Says

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In a recent video interview, a medical malpractice attorney warned that a gastric bypass surgery could cause major complications if the surgical team isn’t careful. Attorney Michael Warshauer issued these warnings in a discussion with AskTheLawyers.com™. He was discussing gastric bypass surgery, which could involve removing portions of the stomach or intestine, depending on the […]

Birth Injury Attorney: Don’t Expect Doctors to Apologize

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In a recent video interview, an Atlanta birth injury attorney went into detail on everything family members need to do after a serious injury takes place involving childbirth. In the interview with AskTheLawyers.com™, she explained the challenges faced by families after a birth injury occurs. She also addressed the question of why Georgia has the […]

Avoiding Unsafe Boats During Your Hawaii Trip

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There are over 11 million registered recreational boating vessels in the United States, and Hawaii is a popular destination for tourists. Because of its popularity, there is no shortage of opportunities for boating in Hawaii, both for transportation and for fun. But unfortunately, high demand can lead to corners cut, meaning that you may be […]

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How Poor Road Design Causes Car Accidents

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There are many factors that can cause car accidents: drunk driving, icy roads, texting while driving, or a defect in the car, just to name a few. But did you know that the road itself could also be the cause of the accident? Poor road design is a form of negligence that can have serious […]

4 Tips for Navigating a Contract Dispute

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There’s a scene in The Office where Michael Scott is appalled at his intern, Ryan, for predicting in his class presentation that their paper company would be obsolete within five to ten years. Ryan insists that it wasn’t personal, to which Michael responds: “Business is always personal. It’s the most personal thing in the world.” […]

Interview: The Hidden Effects of Brain Injuries

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Brain injuries change lives forever, for both the victims and their loved ones. In this interview, attorney John Romano explains the struggles and challenges faced by those dealing with a TBI. Topics covered in this interview: How does life change after a brain injury? Do brain injuries cause symptoms that the general public doesn’t notice? […]

A Sigh of Relief as Illinois Gambling Expansion Passes Hurdle

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Ever since this year’s historic gambling expansion bill passed, there have been concerns about whether state regulators will be able to meet important deadlines related to the bill. These concerns have been somewhat addressed now that a group has been hired to conduct a feasibility study relating to the construction of a casino in downtown […]

Case Story: Defective Auto Parts Cause TBI

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In this video, attorney John Romano explains a case he handled where the seatbacks in a car failed, leading to a brain injury for one of the passengers. When the victim eventually received her Master’s degree, the defense tried to use this as evidence against the severity of the injury. Contact the attorney directly: 888-981-1050 […]

What If I’m in a Car Accident While on the Clock?

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Are employers ever responsible if their employees are involved in car accidents? The short answer? Yes. But not always. There are a couple factors that must be true for your employer to be liable for damages sustained in a car accident. When is Your Employer Liable? Here is an example to demonstrate a situation where […]

Legal Brief: Why Do Black Women Have More Birth Complications?

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Compared to white women, black women have higher rates of complications during birth. These result in injuries to both the mother and the baby. This legal brief features Lyle Griffin Warshauer, a personal injury lawyer who has years of experience handling cases involving birth injuries. She says that there are a number of factors that […]

Am I Eligible for Workers Comp If I Am At Fault for an Injury?

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It may come as a surprise, but did you know that, if you are injured at work in Georgia, you are entitled to workers’ compensation – even if you are at fault for the injury? In the state of Georgia, workers’ compensation laws are considered “no fault,” meaning that even if your own negligence is […]

Interview: Could You Have an Undiagnosed Brain Injury?

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Sometimes, people who sustain traumatic brain injuries have no idea that they have them. In fact, a head injury isn’t even necessary to sustain brain damage. A sudden jolt to the body can cause a brain injury that is never diagnosed. In this interview, David Klibaner explains how you can tell if you or someone […]

Class Action Lawsuits Filed Over Recalled Rock ‘N Play Sleepers

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In late June, Fisher-Price recalled 71,000 sleeper accessories for Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards. This is the latest in a series of troubling stories connected to these sleepers, and many parents are fighting back with class action lawsuits. Why Did Fisher Price Recall the Sleepers? Evidence suggests that the sleepers may have been connected […]

Interview: What is ERISA?

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Insurance companies might sound friendly on the phone. Keep in mind that they are not your friend. They are designed to save themselves money whenever possible, even if that means leaving their claimants high and dry. Stephen Nagle is the founder of Stephen G. Nagle & Associates. He is based in Austin, TX and devotes […]

Interview: What Every Worker Needs to Know About Workers’ Comp

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While workers’ comp serves an essential purpose: provide compensation to injured workers when they cannot perform their jobs. However, the system doesn’t always work as well as it should. In this video, attorney Sarah E. Stottlemeyer, partner at Stottlemyer & Associates, LLC, explains how workers can successfully navigate the workers’ compensation system. Contact her directly […]