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What is Included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?

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Times are stressful as many people find themselves out of work due to the COVID-19 crisis. The United States government is working to lighten some of the financial burden. One of the first pieces of legislation to pass regarding the COVID-19 crisis is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed into law on March […]

Can This Eye Test Quickly Detect A Brain Injury?

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Brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose. In all cases, brain injuries need to be evaluated quickly and accurately to ensure that patients receive the right kind of care. In high-impact sports like football, this quick diagnosis is particularly important. High acceleration injuries (when two players are moving quickly and collide) can create brain injuries […]

How To Make Divorce Easier On Kids

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Divorce is difficult for everyone involved, especially the children. Kids may not understand the concept of divorce, or they may act out when it becomes clear that the change to the family structure will be permanent. Below are a few ways to make divorce easier on children. Tailor Your Conversation To Their Level Of Understanding […]

Is Atmos Energy Liable for Gas Leak Explosion?

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Earlier this month, five families in Northwest Dallas filed a lawsuit against natural gas provider Atmos Energy. The lawsuit accused Atmos of negligence in meeting gas line safety regulation and connected the claim of negligence to a fatal gas leak explosion in February 2018. The explosion occurred in the plaintiffs’ residential neighborhood, killing a 12-year-old […]

Who Gets to Stay in the House During a Divorce?

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Attorney Kelli Byers Hooper | 888-558-1353 | Atlanta Divorce Lawyer Who gets to stay in the house during a divorce? Will the kids need to change schools? What’s the best way to handle the house during a divorce proceeding? Kelli Byers Hooper is a family law attorney with KBH Law, Inc. in the Atlanta metro […]

Hairdresser Awarded $925,000 in Car Accident Settlement

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A 67-year-old hairdresser was going to visit her granddaughter’s music concert. She was travelling in the #3 lane of a three lane roadway. Another driver was in the #2 lane of the roadway and crossed into the hairdresser’s lane of travel, causing a crash. The driver who crossed into the hairdresser’s lane’s airbag deployed, and […]

Child Car Seat Laws by State

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Car seats save hundreds, if not thousands, of lives every year and are an essential addition to any car. If you frequently travel between states, it’s important to note that car seat laws differ by state, and it’s your job to know and understand these laws. When you start reviewing the various car seat laws, […]

Is Depression a Disability Under the ADA?

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Some disabilities are invisible to the outside viewer, but that does not make them any less legitimate when it comes to disability claims. Depression and other mental or emotional disorders can qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the ADA, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially […]

What Is Insurance Bad Faith?

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Insurance bad faith is a stunningly common occurrence. When you purchase insurance, you do so in order to protect yourself against economic losses arising from injury, poor health or property damage. When you purchase this insurance, the insurer has a duty to provide you coverage and to uphold the terms of the policy you purchased. […]

What is Undue Influence?

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It sounds like fodder for a soap opera, but it happens far too often in real life: a sudden last-minute revision to an estate plan, made by someone possibly of unsound mind, that leaves a huge amount of money to a suspicious party. Undue influence is a form of elder abuse. The undue influencer will […]

Can I Sue Amazon for a Defective Product Injury?

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Who is responsible for a defective product injury? Is it the manufacturer of the product? What about the store who sold it to you? Depending on the case, it could be either, or both. It all depends on who made the error that ultimately led to the injury. Until recently, Amazon (arguably the world’s largest […]

Staying Safe While Riding Your Motorcycle in the Summer

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It’s no secret that Colorado has unparalleled natural beauty, from the sprawling grasslands to the distant peaks. And when the temperature starts to rise, people flock from across the country to take a tour of Colorado’s scenery. As Attorneys Who Ride, the Metier Law Firm welcomes any and all who wish to enjoy the sights, […]

Millions STILL Haven’t Replaced Their Takata Airbags. Have You?

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You may have heard about the Takata airbag recall from a few years ago. More than 150 vehicle models from 19 different automakers contain the airbags, which were reported to explode on days of high heat. The reason for this auto defect? To explain, it helps to understand how airbags work. Behind the airbag itself […]

Was It Medical Malpractice or a Bad Outcome?

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Medical procedures do not always have successful patient outcomes. Sometimes, this is the result of medical errors. As a matter of fact, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. But a bad outcome does not, in itself, mean that medical malpractice happened. Doctors may make the right decisions and put […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]