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Back to School: How to Avoid School Bus Accidents

Fall has arrived, and this is the time of year when millions of kids in Virginia and across the country go back to school. Students have various modes of transportation to get to school; many kids walk or ride their bikes if they live fairly close, while others will get rides from parents or grandparents. But the vast majority of students will ride the school bus.
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Protecting Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse

There is a crisis in America’s nursing homes. Aging demographics, consolidation in the industry, and other factors have put a major strain on nursing facilities in Virginia and throughout the country. This has created a shortage of qualified workers in these facilities, resulting in a growing number of nursing home abuse cases.
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Negotiating a Full and Fair Settlement for a Personal Injury

If you have been injured by the negligent or reckless actions of another person or party, you may be wondering how you are going to be compensated for your losses. Unfortunately, this is not usually a simple and straightforward process. It is a very seldom occurrence that the party responsible will freely admit fault and write a check to cover all the damages.
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The Dangers of Posting on Social Media After a Car Accident

In this day and age, the overwhelming majority of adults use social media to some degree.  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and similar platforms are great tools to stay connected with family and friends and to post updates on what is happening in your life. Unfortunately, sites like Facebook can become your worst enemy if you are injured in a car accident.
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Common Tactics and Tricks Used by Insurance Companies in an Injury Claim

When someone suffers a personal injury that was the fault of another person or party, they usually have to go to an insurer to obtain compensation. For most people, this is their first time filing a claim with an insurance company, and they are most likely unfamiliar with the process. Insurance companies will often try to take advantage of this by using various tactics and tricks to undermine their claim.
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6 Things to Do if you Are in an Accident with a Commercial Vehicle

If you are involved in a collision with a commercial truck, this can be one of the most frightening experiences you may ever face. Semi-trucks are massive vehicles that weigh tens of thousands of pounds when they are fully loaded, and when they crash into a regular passenger vehicle, occupants of the passenger vehicle are statistically far more likely to suffer serious injuries than those who are driving and riding in the tractor-trailer.
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What Can I Expect During my Injury Claim?

When someone is injured in an accident or suffers any other type of injury at the hands of another person or party, they may be eligible for compensation. Filing an injury claim is a process that can take just a few days, or it can go on for several months or longer, depending on the specific circumstances of the case.
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First Steps to Take if you Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Neglect and abuse are growing problems in nursing homes across the United States. Aging demographics, consolidation in the industry, and a tight job market have created a “perfect storm” that has fostered substandard conditions in a large percentage of the nation’s nursing facilities.
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Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are injuries that occur because of a bump, jolt, or blow to the head, which results in the brain becoming displaced. Of course, not everyone who is struck in the head suffers from TBI, and this condition can vary widely in degrees of severity. The mildest form of TBI is commonly known as a concussion, and it may only last a few days or more. The more severe forms of TBI can last for several months or even years, and in the most extreme cases, the condition can become permanent.
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What Happens when You are Injured by an Aggressive Driver?

We have all seen aggressive drivers on the road. Someone is running late for work or late for an important appointment, so they drive as fast as they can, zip in and out of lanes looking for the one that can allow them to breakthrough traffic and fly through stoplights that were yellow a few seconds earlier. No doubt you have seen this behavior with other drivers, and maybe this has even been you on occasion.
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