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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 […]

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.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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How the HERO Program Can Help Stalled Cars on the Highway

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One of the scariest things that can happen to someone out on the highway is their car stalling in the middle of nowhere. Tragically, many drivers do not carry the tools to fix their automobile after a stall. Fortunately, an Atlanta program can help drivers stranded on the road. The HERO Program in Atlanta, GA, […]

Four Critically Injured in Fatal North Hills Hit and Run Crash

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Francisco Hernandez Rivas, 48, a father of two, was killed and four others were critically injured in a Father’s Day hit-and-run crash in North Hills, which officials said, involved suspected a drunk driver. According to a KTLA.com report, the fatal crash occurred when a sedan was speeding north on Haskell Avenue before running a red […]

Apple Recalls 2015 MacBook Pros for Fire Hazard

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Apple has issued a safety recall for its 2015 MacBook Pro laptops with Retina Display saying that the computers’ batteries may overheat and post a fire hazard. According to a report on The Verge, the company says there are a limited number of affected units sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Although they haven’t […]

New Survey Shows Truck Driver Drug Use is a Serious Concern

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A group known as the Trucking Alliance comprising representatives from trucking and logistics companies has released the results of a first-of-its-kind study showing compelling and disturbing evidence of thousands of truck drivers are habitual drug users who have managed to skirt a system designed to prohibit drug use in transportation. According to news reports, the […]

Georgia Forklift Accidents: What To Do After an Injury

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Forklifts can cause devastating damage to both property and people. No matter how experienced the operator is, an accident can occur at any time, and it is not necessarily the operator’s fault. Make sure you know what to do in the event of a forklift accident, and what Georgia law says about seeking compensation. Georgia […]

Dog Bite Laws in California

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The one term you want to keep in mind when thinking about dog bite laws in California is this: strict liability. That means if you own a dog, and that dog has not ever been known to bite anybody, if by chance your dog gets into such an accident, by law you can’t simply say […]

Can Medical Malpractice Cause a Brachial Plexus Injury?

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The short answer is yes, but not all cases are the same. You’ll need a qualified attorney to examine the facts of the case in detail to determine the merits of a suit. However, many cases have found that brachial plexus injuries are often preventable. Brachial Plexus Injuries Are Often Preventable The brachial plexus is […]

How to Appeal a Medical Malpractice Verdict

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If your medical malpractice lawsuit didn’t end in your favor, keep in mind that it’s not the end of the road. You can appeal the decision to the court of appeals in your state. Depending on how the verdict came about will determine when and how your appeal will be filed, so consult your attorney […]