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Aviation Accidents

Aviation AccidentsSmall planes, helicopters, and commercial jets are like everything else – imperfect. Fortunately, many aviation accidents result in only minor injuries that are easily treated. But if you suffer from a head injury or broken ribs because of air turbulence or a rough landing, your injury may be more serious than you realize. If...
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Dangerous Road Conditions

Dangerous Road ConditionsNegligent and distracted drivers remain the leading cause of traffic accidents; defective vehicles and vehicle parts are a second cause of many accidents and injuries. Sometimes government agencies or their contractors may liable for an accident through a flawed highway design, negligent road construction, or a failure to maintain safe roads and conditions....
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Trampoline Parks in California

Trampoline Parks in CaliforniaIn the last several years, trampoline parks like Big Air in Laguna Hills and Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa have opened all over California. These parks feature wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, and activities like dodge ball and aerobics. They’re popular for children’s birthday parties, church youth group gatherings, corporate team-building, and...
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Acetaminophen and Pregnancy

bigstock-Mother-feeding-her-baby-boy-wi-26998775Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in over-the-counter drugs such as Excedrin and Tylenol, is considered harmless when used as directed. In recent decades, acetaminophen has become the treatment most commonly used by pregnant women for fevers and pain. However, a long-term study by UCLA and the University of Aarhus in Denmark has raised concerns about using...
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Clearing Accidents Can Be Dangerous

bigstock-Wreck-2695206Car accidents happen everywhere, every day. Keeping the streets safe while investigating and clearing an accident is more difficult than most of us realize. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently published some facts about their Traffic Incident Management program, which is designed to keep roadways safe and traffic moving smoothly after traffic accidents....
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain SyndromeToo often, healthcare providers, insurers, and even close relatives of those injured in accidents focus too much on when the injured person should be healed. When healing isn’t as quick as they expect, people may question the authenticity of the injured person’s pain and suffering. But people don’t all heal at the...
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Attorney-Client Confidentiality

Attorney-Client ConfidentialityAttorney-client privilege protects certain communications between a client and attorney and keeps those communications confidential. The attorney-client privilege is one of the oldest legal rights. The United States Supreme Court has affirmed the confidentiality privilege, saying it encourages clients to make “full and frank” disclosure to their attorneys, who then are better equipped to...
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Cesareans and Birth Injuries

Cesareans and Birth InjuriesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that for the first time in years, Cesarean birth rates are declining. C-sections declined nationally by 2 percent in 2012 after increasing every year from 2006 to 2012. Some states are seeing even more substantial declines; Delaware, New York, North Dakota, and...
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Even Walking Can Be Dangerous

Even Walking Can Be DangerousWhile automobile accidents and deaths have slowly, slightly declined for years, accidents involving pedestrians are increasing. In 2010, 4,280 individuals were killed in pedestrian-related traffic collisions across the U.S., and 70,000 more suffered injuries. Pedestrian-related traffic fatalities are virtually the only category of traffic fatalities on the rise. To reduce these...
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Calculating Lost Income

Calculating Lost IncomeIn any personal injury case, a key part of your damages (the compensation you receive) is the income you have lost while injured and recuperating. Your past lost income may be easy enough to determine, but when your injury is longterm, future income losses – your “lost earning capacity” – is a bit...
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