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4 Signs You Need a Lawyer

Accidents are unfortunately a part of life. They happen to the best of us, even when we are trying to be careful. If you have been involved in an accident that has left you injured, you will want to receive compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages if you have to miss time at work. It means filing a personal injury claim, which means you will need legal representation. Here are four signs that you need a lawyer.

The TJ Smith Guide to Personal Injury Law

Recovering damages for a personal injury following an accident can be a complicated and frustrating experience. Many insurance company adjusters are quick to look for reasons to deny or attempt avoiding payment of a claim when they think they can find a technicality to support their position. Insurance companies are not obligated to a claimant beyond paying damages for what can be proven in court. In addition, insurance company claims adjusters are professionally trained negotiators who recognize when a claimant can be persuaded to settle a claim in short order with a full future medical liability release, effectively ending the claim for less than its full value. These reasons alone are enough to establish that any individual who is injured due to the negligence of another person should have experienced personal injury legal representation.

Medical Malpractice By The Numbers

Research done by Johns Hopkins Medicine states that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. More and more Americans are dying from medical mistakes on a yearly basis. John Hopkins research further states that over 250,000 Americans die from medical errors each year. The ranking falls behind heart disease and cancer.

10 Labor Day Safety Practices

Labor Day is one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States. Many people find this as the last real weekend of summer, and others see it as a gateway to the holiday season. Whichever way you think of it, Labor Day is also the holiday that has the most accidents associated with it, both in and out of vehicles.

What To Look For In A Personal Injury Attorney

Any time someone finds themselves in a situation where they need a lawyer, it can become confusing and a bit stressful. What do you need to look for? Who should you hire? Is this the best person for my case? These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to questions that you may have when selecting an attorney, and that's why we're here to help. We're going to give you five helpful tips to keep in mind when you're selecting your attorney so you get the best fit possible.

How to Drive Safely With Bicyclists This Spring

It's almost that time of year again. After a long, cold winter, people across the country are anticipating warmer temperatures, and they'll be sure to start spending more time outdoors. One of the most popular outdoor activities is biking. However, every year, around 800 people lose their lives when they become involved in a crash on their bicycle. As you set out on the road this spring, there are some tips to keep in mind to make sure you share the road with bicyclists safely. 

Best Law-Related Movies on Netflix

Courtroom dramas are becoming an increasingly popular genre in the media. Television shows and movies alike are making an effort to whet the appetite of viewers who enjoy a bit of courtroom tension. With the Netflix era upon us, there is no better place to binge watch some great law-related movies. Here are some of the options currently available for streaming on Netflix.

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