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Personal injury cases: Get the right compensation

A personal injury can be anything from a broken bone to a serious brain injury. Everyone deals with them differently, and the medical techniques used to help patients heal vary, too. After any kind of personal injury, it's going to be in your best interests to seek medical care and second opinions when needed.

Who is liable if a dog bites?

Dogs are often called “man’s best friend,” so most people assume every canine is friendly. However, some dogs are scared due to previous abuse or feel threatened even when one doesn’t exist, and it can cause them to lash out in the only way they know how: biting.

Pedestrian Safety: Do You Know How to Protect Yourself?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2017 an average of one person was killed every 88 minutes in an auto-pedestrian accident. This was a 1.7 percent decrease from the previous year but that still amounts to 5,977 deaths.

Wearing Your Helmet: It's Worth the Cost

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 48% of children ages 5-14 wear helmets when riding bicycles. Of the over 500,000 annual bicycle injuries requiring emergency room care, more than 26,000 of these are children and adolescents who received traumatic brain injuries from not wearing a helmet. Helmets cannot prevent accidents from happening but they can severely decrease the level of injury when accidents do occur.

Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow

The snow has appeared in force this winter and that means shoveling driveways and sidewalks. Did you know that the way you stand or the shovel you choose can have an impact on your ability to avoid injury? According to Popular Science, having a neutral spine (your head neck and tailbone should all be in a line) can protect your back during shoveling. We've all heard the "lift with your legs" advice but actively engaging your core in the process will also help to protect your back.

What is comparative negligence?

If you are injured on someone else’s property and the premises was dangerous, you may feel you have the right to recover damages for your injuries. While you should not have to pay for someone else’s negligence, your perceived role in the accident could lead to less compensation.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and .... Backs?

You thought it should say toes, but we aren't singing a song, we're talking about the most commonly affected areas from winter related injuries. We can add wrists, necks, elbows and hips to the list. Winter brings a lot of great opportunities for outdoor recreation but it also brings a lot of injuries. From skiing and snowboarding to shoveling and slip and falls, winter can be a dangerous time of year.

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