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PAIN & SUFFERING DAMAGES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

After an accident, you will most likely file a claim for compensation for your injuries. Often, this compensation covers your medical expenses, but you can also claim damages for "pain and suffering." Just what constitutes pain and suffering, though? Learn what you need to know about these damages.

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN AFFECT YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM

Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate, share, and advertise to each other, and it's also had a profound effect on the legal profession. What you may not realize is just how much of an impact your online conduct could have on your personal injury lawsuit. Let's take a closer look at how social media can impact your case and what you can do to prevent it from coming back to bite you.

PREPARING YOUR CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM: WHAT YOU NEED TO INCLUDE

If you've been involved in a car accident, it is likely that you will need to prepare a claim to recover damages. Getting ready to file a claim can be a complex process, and neglecting to prepare correctly can lessen your settlement amount. Learn what you should include when you submit your claim to maximize your damages.

WHAT TO EXPECT: PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS

Personal injury claims can vary depending on the unique factors of each case. There are still some common steps that you can expect to take during your claim process, no matter what your case involves. Here are some things to expect during the course of your claim.

PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN FROM COMMON POOL HAZARDS

Summertime often means that many families are seeking relief from the heat, and a swimming pool is a popular place to hang out. Whether at home or at a local community pool, you can help protect your children from these common swimming pool hazards. Here are tips to help keep your family safe this summer.

RECOVERING CAR ACCIDENT DAMAGES AS A VICTIM OF ROAD RAGE

Incidents of road rage are quite common and, throughout the years, have actually increased. Many often involve personal injury or property damage and, if you have been a victim of it, you might even be wondering if it is possible to sue the other driver for injuries that resulted from road rage. If you can identify that person, you can sue him or her for damages, in addition to possibly pursuing criminal charges.

THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING PICTURES FOR YOUR CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM

If you have been involved in a car accident, you know how chaotic and emotionally overwhelming the situation can be. Your first priority should always be to examine your own condition as well as the condition of others and, if anyone is in need of help, call for emergency assistance. In the midst of all this, you might forget to take pictures of the scene of the accident, but this one small step can actually serve as a vital piece of evidence.

WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

Car accidents can happen quickly, leaving you stunned and confused. Emotions often run high, and many people may not know what to do after being involved in an accident. There are many steps to take after an accident, but knowing what to do can protect you. Here are some tips to follow after an accident.

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Halloween is just around the corner, so it's important to prepare for any potential hazards both for yourself and those around you. Here are a few quick, valuable tips for Halloween holiday safety.

ONLINE SHOPPING LEADS TO RISE IN DOG ATTACKS

Whether you need medications, groceries, a new car part, or anything else you can imagine, odds are you can have it delivered right to your doorstep thanks to online super-retailers like Amazon or Ebay. This has led to a significant increase in business for shipping companies, including the US Post Office, Federal Express, and UPS. The rise has been dramatic; the Postal Service delivered 1.2 billion more packages in 2015 than they did just four years prior.

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