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After being involved in a serious car accident, I really believed that my insurance company would take care of everything. It wasn't until I finally received their settlement offer that I realized they were not on my side at all. This is when I got wise and consulted a personal injury lawyer. It was the best decision I could have made. Thanks to my attorney, not only did I learn a lot about personal injury law, but I actually got the compensation that I needed and deserved. I made a lot of mistakes after my accident, but I also learned a lot along the way. It is my hope that this blog will allow other accident victims to learn from common mistakes and get the information they need to be successful in their own personal injury claims.

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You Can Learn From My Mistakes

    3 Things You Need To Do When Involved In An Auto Accident

    While no one expects to be involved in a motor vehicle accident, they happen all the time. Whether it be driving to work, school or the grocery store, a car accident can happen at any time or any place. As frustrating as it might be to be involved in a collision, there are certain things that you need to do after the accident to make sure your claim is handled properly and you get the compensation you deserve.

    Avoid Motorcycle Injuries: Make Sure You Have The Proper Gear Before Riding

    According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, there are certain pieces of protective gear that motorcyclists need to wear in order to reduce their risk of injury if they are involved in a collision. You know you need to wear a helmet to protect your head and face, but do you know what other gear is necessary for adequate protection? Before swinging that leg over your bike, make sure you're dressed appropriately with these items:      

    Will My Long-Term Disability Claim Be Denied?

    After an accident or serious injury, you may find that your medical conditions prevent you from working long term. In this case, long term disability insurance benefits can be a great way to receive medical and financial support as you recover. But unfortunately, valid disability insurance claims can sometimes be denied for various reasons. Here are some of the common problems with long term disability applications, and what you can do to prevent these issues.

    Should You Hire An Attorney Or A Non-Attorney Representative To Handle Your SSA Disability Claim?

    You see the ads on the back of buses and on late-night TV for "disability advocates" who promise to help you win your SSA disability claim. Usually, somewhere on the TV ads, it will note that the person speaking is a "non-attorney spokesperson" for the firm. What's the difference between a non-attorney advocate and a disability attorney? Does it make any difference for your case? Non-attorney advocates and disability attorneys have vastly different training.

    3 Reasons You Can Fight The Validity Of A Will

    Despite what you might see on television, it is not commonplace for wills to be contested. However, if you feel that a loved one's will should be invalidated by the courts, you need to state a sound reason for why. Here are some possible reasons that could apply to your particular situation. Your Loved One Was Unduly Influenced If you believe that your loved one was unduly influenced, you could ask the court to invalidate the will.

    Pending Worker's Compensation Case? What Not To Do

    If you have a pending worker's compensation case, you are likely trying to make sure you do all of the right things.  You've hired an excellent attorney, filled out and filed the documents in a timely manner and have been highly consistent with your testimony concerning what happened.  However, while all of these things are certainly beneficial, you may want to spend some time focusing on what not to do if you want to win.

    Punitive Damages: What Are They And What Needs To Be Proven To Win Them?

    Punitive damages have received a great deal of attention in recent years due to several high profile cases. In 2014, a Florida widow was awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages from a tobacco manufacturer for the loss of her husband and the company's role in his death. Before you can go after punitive damages, it is important that you understand what they are and why a jury awards them. What Are Punitive Damages?

    What To Do If Your Neighbor's Dog Attacks Your Child

    Dogs are usually great pets, but the situation may arise where they attack a human, with or without provocation. This can be a scary and traumatic event, especially if a child is involved. If your child is ever attacked by a dog belonging to one of your neighbors, take the following steps: Seek Immediate Medical Care Dogs have incredibly strong jaws, so a dog bite can do a lot of damage to a child.