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Expunging and Sealing Criminal Records

Nearly 70 million Americans have a criminal record. A criminal record is a document that lists a person’s arrests and convictions. Such records are accessible to police, courts, landlords, employers, and many more organizations. Cons...

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A Debt Collector Has Been Contacting Me. What Do I Need to Know?

Consumers who are in debt may eventually receive a notice from a debt collector. The first time a consumer gets such a phone call or letter, they may quickly feel overwhelmed as if all of their debt is weighing on their shoulders. When...

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Is Marriage Counseling Required During Divorce?

Filing for divorce signals the end of a marriage and begins the legal process to restore you to a single person. Even if you see no hope of reconciliation, can a court require you and your spouse to attend marriage counseling as part o...

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What happens if I suffered a permanent loss of function? Can I still recover workers’ compensation?

Sometimes in a workplace accident, a person won’t only be injured, but will also suffer a permanent loss of function, scarring, or disfigurement. A worker who experienced this type of injury will likely be able to recover additio...

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How Is Child Support Calculated?

The courts look at many factors when determining the amount of child support the noncustodial parent pays to the custodial parent. The guidelines can be very different depending on the state in which you live. In some states, the court...

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How to Hire a Lawyer in a Personal Injury Case

Getting into an accident can be a scary situation, but dealing with the legal fallout and events afterward can be even worse. If you’re paying for damages and injuries out of your own pocket, you may have no choice but to file a clai...

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Paying Medical Bills After Your Car Accident Settlement

You don’t have to drive around long before you will witness a car accident or see the aftermath of one. Though you obviously never want to be involved in one, chances are that you will have some type of incident on the road with ...

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Suing a Soon to Be Ex-spouse for Personal Injury

If you are in the process of a divorce and you are injured by your soon to be ex, you may be wondering if you can sue for personal injury. If you were abused by your spouse, you can definitely sue, but there can be some complications i...

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How to Know You Have a Personal Injury Case

If you’ve been injured in an accident or due to someone’s negligence, you may have a personal injury lawsuit. Before you file a claim, however, it is important to understand what constitutes a personal injury case. How do you know ...

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Understanding Rideshare Drivers and Accident Insurance

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have increased in popularity. With the soaring popularity, the odds of an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver increases. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a rideshare driver, there ar...

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Filing a Claim After a Lyft Accident

If you live in a large metropolitan area, ride-sharing with companies such as Lyft are increasingly frequent and widespread. Whether it is requesting a ride home from a late-night dinner with friends or a trip to the airport in the ear...

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Options After Getting Served With a Divorce Complaint

If your spouse files for divorce, you will receive notice from the court. The divorce petition will be “served,” meaning that someone will hand-deliver it to you. The court does this on purpose so that you cannot claim igno...

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How Long Will Your Divorce Take?

When it comes to a divorce, most people want the process over with as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the timeline is not always within your power to control. The divorce timeline depends on several factors, and while you may be ab...

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Why a Trust Is an Essential Part of Your Estate Plan

Many individuals make a last will and testament as part of an estate plan, assuming it’s sufficient to just name beneficiaries. It is in a lot of situations that include someone dividing their assets between a spouse and children, bu...

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Benefits of a Discretionary Trust

Trusts are a common estate planning tool. Most people use trusts to have more control over the transfer of their wealth and assets and to avoid probate. When it comes to trusts, there are several different types. One common type is the...

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What You Should Know About Hiring a Traffic Ticket Lawyer

While it may seem like the most affordable route to take, it’s most often not the best idea to represent yourself when fighting a traffic ticket. It’s hard to keep your cool and keep your facts straight when you are under pressure,...

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4 Reasons To Draft a Will

Creating a will can help you decide how you want your final affairs handled and who to choose as your beneficiaries. While you probably understand the importance of this document, you may have put off making one because you believe it ...

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Reviewing a Nursing Home Rating

Making the decision to move an elderly loved one to a nursing home facility can be one of the most difficult ones a family can make. Before choosing a facility, it is crucial that families do all they can do learn all they can about th...

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What You Should Know About Subchapter C and S Corporations

When starting a business, there are a lot of specifics you’ll have to look into. You’ll need a building, and it should be one that will accommodate what you plan to do. You’ll possibly need employees or a business partner. You ma...

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Getting Help As the Family Member of Someone With TBI

When your loved one sustains a brain injury, the results are devastating for the whole family. Not only does the individual suffer the physical injury, there are often mental and emotional injuries associated with it, and the family of...

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Severed Limbs Do Not Mean A Winnable Case

Personal injuries are quite common. They can happen in the blink of an eye and be pretty severe. If someone is not careful, an injury could be a life altering event. Recently, a carpenter in Massachusetts attempted to file a personal i...

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The Trial Process – Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents may not only cause serious personal injuries for those involved, but also can leave the vehicles involved severely damaged which can lead to additional costs for both parties. If you have been in a car accident that you d...

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Big Pharma Companies Face Lawsuit Regarding Over the Counter Drug

Medical Malpractice is the elephant in the room that everyone can see, but often no one wants to acknowledge exists. This is usually because not only does this expose either the inferiority of a doctor’s ability to treat a patient or...

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Understanding a Will

A will is a term that you’ve probably heard your entire life from family and thrown around in movies, but what exactly does it mean? It’s one of the most common and essential forms for passing on estate. You may one day become the ...

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How To Handle a Will

There are two people primarily responsible for handling a last will and testament. The first is the person who writes the will, and the other is the executor, who is responsible for managing the estate that the person left behind follo...

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Taking Care of Yourself and Your Baby After Being In a Car Accident While Pregnant

When a woman is pregnant, she often does extra things to take care of herself and her baby. For example, she may not usually take a nap, but now that she’s pregnant, she might include that in her everyday routine. She might sometimes...

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What Happens to Pending Medical Bills During a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Whether your injury accident was a life-threatening incident or one that left you with a few minor bumps and bruises, medical care is a significant part of the recovery process. The treatments may last a few days or continue for many m...

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Some Examples of Catastrophic Personal Injuries

When you’re in an accident that results in injury, the consequences can be devastating. Whether your injuries were minor or major, you typically have a lot to deal with. Sometimes an accident results in a catastrophic personal injury...

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Keep Learning

It is so important to keep learning every day. As we age, the brain changes and our mental functions change along with it. There are a lot of ways to help maintain our brain function. Learning new things helps our minds stay young. Som...

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What Happens If My Employer Is a Non-Subscriber to Workers’ Compensation?

Most people assume that their employers have workers’ compensation coverage. That would be a fair assumption, as most states do require some form of coverage. Texas is the only state that lets employers decide whether they want t...

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Common Personal Injury Terms and What They Mean

If you’ve been injured, you may find yourself hiring a lawyer, like a catastrophic injury lawyer in Las Vegas, NV from Eglet Adams, and filing a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury law can be confusing, in order for you to gain ...

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How Long Do You Have to Go to a Doctor After a Motorcycle Accident Caused by a Dangerous Road?

Motorcycle riders sometimes seek out challenging roads for the thrill of controlling their bikes around hairpin curves and on steep inclines. Some of the country’s most dangerous roads also offer the most spectacular views. But roads...

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DRUNK DRIVING CONSEQUENCES IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT

Drunk driving seems to be the major problem of most auto accidents, the effect that alcohol has on driving, and the serious injuries and consequences which can result from an auto accident related to alcohol intoxication for everyone i...

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Why Car Accident Lawyers Are Paid Well For Their Work

It oftentimes comes up that accident attorneys make a lot of money, perhaps undeservedly, off the pain and suffering of victims.  So, it is a natural question to wonder why those attorneys do earn so much.   What is it t...

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Paying Your Medical Bills After a Car Accident

When injured in a car accident, the first concern is likely how you will pay for treatment. Depending on the extent of the injuries, rehabilitation and surgeries can be in the thousands of dollars before you are fully healed. Therefore...

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Jointly Owned Property in Your Estate Plan

Jointly owned property, or joint tenancy, is a common form of ownership among households and even businesses. Since it may be a central focus of your assets, it will become important when you begin planning for your estate after you ha...

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Injuries and Illnesses Covered by Workers’ Compensation

Different states have different rules governing workers’ compensation. However, a general requirement is that the injury must occur during the course of employment and arise from it. Some people think that this requirement narrow...

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Child Visitation and Support: Do Payments Impact Visitation?

When a couple divorces and draws up a parenting plan, this parenting plan is enforced by the courts. Normally, this parenting plan will involve child custody, child visitation and child support payments. Even when two parents have lega...

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Do I Need a Lawyer to File for Bankruptcy?

The short answer? Yes. A bankruptcy lawyer assists and advises clients through the legal processes to reduce or eliminate debt and/or to file bankruptcy. But how do you know if you really need to hire a lawyer to file for bankruptcy? I...

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Beer and Wine Licenses vs. Restaurant Beer and Wine Licenses

Have you ever wondered that the difference between a Beer and Wine License and a Restaurant Beer/Wine License is?  I can help you with that  Beer and Wine Licenses do not have an many rules and regulations as the Restaurant B...

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Amputation & Disfigurement Injury

Amputation is the surgical removal of a limb or extremity, whether that’s an arm, finger, or foot. This removal is most commonly caused by an accident or a medical emergency. Amputations, regardless of location or severity, are d...

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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can be much more serious than car accidents, because there is less protection on a bike than in a car. Cars and other vehicles are much bigger, leading to more severe injuries. Here are five common questions about ...

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Will You Go Broke Paying for Your Defense?

It is no statistical shock that most criminal defendants are low income, which means hiring a five-star, executive suite law firm is out of the question. However, does income automatically mean an improper or inadequate defense? Do you...

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Liability and Bird Scooters: What to Do After an Accident

If you are used to traveling the city, you may have seen Bird scooters. Bird scooters are electric scooters that you can rent. While convenient, do you know what to do when you are in an accident while operating one? When it comes to l...

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A Guide to Asset Protection

Lawsuits can be devastating. Unfortunately, for many professionals, lawsuits are common. If you are worried about a lawsuit against you or your beneficiaries then you may benefit from knowing that there are ways to protect your assets....

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A Lawyer for Injuries Sustained by Broken Glass

When it comes to car accident injuries, many people initially think about broken bones, whiplash, and head injuries. While each of these are certainly possible, another common injury that is often unthought of is lacerations and cuts f...

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Car Accident Lawyer FAQ: What are some tips I should know about car accident clai

If you have been injured in a car accident you likely have a lot of questions. This is to be expected. For many people, the idea of recovering damages on their own might feel overwhelming. As a car accident lawyer might explain to you,...

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Preparing to Appear in Court

Picture a scenario where you are going to court for the first time. Your adrenaline is pumping and sweat is dripping from your brow. At this point it would be helpful to have some tips on what to do and what not to do when standing in ...

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Types of Racial Discrimination in the Federal Workplace

Believe it or not, racial discrimination still occurs in the federal workplace in this day and age. Although federal law prohibits racial discrimination in the workplace, it doesn’t stop all employers from doing it. If you believe yo...

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3 Tips on How to Handle a Car Accident

No one wants to think about what will happen during a car accident. Most hope that they don’t have to experience it at all. If you are in a car accident, however, you need to remain calm. If you don’t stay calm, then you won’t be...

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4 Facts About DUI/DWI Convictions

Being convicted of drinking and driving or driving under the influence can have serious consequences on both your personal and professional life. You may lose your license, be subjected to major fines and lose the respect of family and...

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What Happens to Your Credit Cards When You Declare Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy can be a daunting step if you are struggling financially. While this process can help you start over if you have overwhelming debt, there are also negative consequences. To help you get back on your feet, you may ...

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Repetitive Motion Injuries

Some injuries in the workplace occur in an instant because of an observable accident or mistake. Others occur over time due to overuse of a certain body part, prolonged exposure to a hazardous chemical, lack of proper technical trainin...

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Modifying a Spousal Support Order

Spousal support, AKA as alimony, is a provision that is paid by a supporting spouse to a dependent spouse upon separation or divorce. Spousal support is generally awarded to spouses who make significantly less than the other spouse. Sp...

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What if a driver was texting when they caused my car accident?

Every state in the country has motor vehicle laws governing the obligation of motorists to drive responsibly. If they act negligently while behind the wheel, they may be ticketed, fined, jailed, or lose their driving privileges. If the...

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What if You’re Struggling To Afford a Lawyer

Lawyers can be the subject of punch lines and snarky comments. The truth is, people are relieved to have these professionals on their side when they need one. A skilled attorney is an indispensable asset if you become entangled in a cr...

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4 Things You Can Do to Screw Up Your Car Accident Case

After you have been in a car accident there are a lot of things you need to do right in order to get the maximum payout for your claim. If you don’t follow the rules of the game you are likely to lose (or do very badly).  That...

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Medical Malpractice and Transplants

Duke University Hospital Performs a Transplant with Mismatched Organs causing 17-year old Jesica Santillion’s Death Jesica Santillian was born with a fatal condition known as Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. The condition causes the ventr...

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Can You Keep Your Credit Cards After Filing for Bankruptcy?

When you file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may be able to keep your credit cards, but there are a few things to keep in mind. If overspending contributed to your financial situation, it may not be wise to keep your credit card. Howe...

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Current Class Actions

Occasionally, severe personal injuries and wrongful deaths are the subject of class action litigation or multidistrict litigation (MDL). These so-called mass tort cases are combined due to common issues of fact and law. There are a num...

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Can an Orthodontist Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

Just like any other type of healthcare professional, an orthodontist must abide by certain standards when it comes to treating patients. If an orthodontist falls below these standards, the patient may be entitled to compensation for in...

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How Much Will a Criminal Defense Attorney Cost?

How Much Will a Criminal Defense Attorney Cost? If you were arrested and are facing criminal charges, it’s natural that you have a lot of questions. America’s criminal justice system is incredibly complex and the consequenc...

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4 Circumstances That May Affect a Bicycle Accident Injury Claim

Bicycle riding can be an enjoyable way to get around and maintain your good physical health. However, it also comes with a variety of risks, including being struck by a car while riding in traffic. If you plan to file a personal injury...

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When Do I Need a Lawyer After Car Accident

Car accidents can be the worst incidents in our life. It is not only that they can risk our lives, but it can also be expensive and pretty time consuming for us. The procedure followed after the accident might require too much effort, ...

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Trusts and Income Tax – Who Pays?

Trusts are an incredibly useful estate planning tool, and they’re becoming ever more popular. But, as Trusts gain popularity, a question comes up more and more often: who pays the income tax on a Trust? It seems like a simple inquiry...

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Choosing the Right Mesothelioma Lawyer for Your Case

Getting a mesothelioma diagnosis can come as quite a shock. In fact, because of how long it often takes for a person to develop mesothelioma after they have been exposed to asbestos, they are usually completely unaware that they have m...

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Common Myths About Durable Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney document is one of the most important parts of your estate plan. It allows you to appoint someone to make decisions for you in the event that you become incapacitated. If you fail to appoint someone, your fa...

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What to Do If You’ve Been Hit by an Uninsured Driver

Despite laws in almost every state that require drivers to carry car insurance, millions of people still take to the road uninsured. If you get into an accident with one of them, you may wonder how to go about getting your car fixed an...

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How do I choose the right divorce lawyer?

Making the decision to file for divorce is rarely made on a whim. Often, the decision comes from various factors and circumstances in a marriage that is no longer suitable to one or both spouses’ lives. Just as this decision take...

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Who Qualifies for Free Legal Representation?

You have heard the police tell people that they have the right to a free lawyer through the court if they cannot afford one. However, you also know that there has got to be some catch to this. What type of proceeding qualifies for a fr...

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DUI With a Child in the Car: Child Abuse in Colorado?

Facing a DWAI or DUI charge in Colorado is a stressful experience on its own, but when you are adding passengers into the mix, it can get even worse, particularly when the passengers in question are children. When you have children in ...

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Do I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Going to work is an important part of your day. It’s your livelihood and it may help to support your family.  But when you suffer an injury at work, it can disrupt your routine and your life. If your injury is severe enough, you...

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DWI Personal Injury Lawyer FAQ: What should I know about punitive damages in DWI personal injury cases?

When you or a loved one suffered harm in an accident, and that accident was caused by another person who was driving while intoxicated, you should consult a DWI personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Compensatory damages for your ...

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I Suspect a Brain Injury. What Should I Do?

If you’re worried about a brain injury, it’s important you take care of it right away. Many brain injuries can worsen over time if they are not properly treated, and this can reduce your quality of life in many areas. The good news...

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Preventing Age Discrimination in the Workplace

As an employer, you will want to have a clear understanding of employment law. This is to ensure that you can prevent employment issues from occurring in the workplace. Unfortunately, age discrimination is more prevalent than many may ...

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College Students Intentionally Seeking Damages from Personal Injury Claims

“Personal injury” is a legal term described as an injury to the body, mind, or even emotions. A successful personal injury claim would result in financial compensation for the claimant. However, the legal term “personal injury”...

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Safety Tips Driving Alone

In this day and age driving has become second nature. We drive to get anywhere. This could be the mailbox in our apartment complex, our local grocery store, work, and many other places. We understand that driving poses risks to us beca...

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Applying for Social Security Disability with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

According to statistics from the UsAgainstAlzheimer organization, approximately 5.7 million people in the U.S. currently have Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to triple to 16 million in the next 30 years. Living with Alzh...

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How People Get in Motorcycle Accidents

When it comes to getting in accidents, one is not necessarily more likely to get into an accident because they are riding a motorcycle than they would be if they were driving in a car. However, the fatality rate and chance of severe in...

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How to Reduce Estate Taxes

When working on an estate plan, most people dread thinking about taxes. For those that don’t, your loved ones could be hit with estate taxes once you pass. While you may not be able to avoid estate taxes entirely, there are ways that...

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Which Parent Gets to Claim a Child as a Dependent?

When tax season rolls around, the issue of which co-parent gets to claim a child as a dependent may become a hot button issue. This is understandable, given that claiming a child as a dependent often leads to relatively significant tax...

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What Is the Difference Between Trademark and Copyright?

Your company needs protection. Many people think insurance is the key to protecting a business. Insurance is important but it doesn’t protect you against other companies using your logo, your name, or your phrase. Determining what ki...

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How Do I Know If I Should File For Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

When paying back debts seems impossible, many people may consider filing for bankruptcy as a way to dig themselves out of a deep financial pit for the long-term. There are several bankruptcy chapters to choose from (six to be exact) an...

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Protecting Older Adults on the Road

Personal Injury Attorney Most of us have older adults in our lives who are either friends or family members. While many of them are still independent despite advanced years, it is natural to worry about their health and their overall s...

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How To Determine if Someone Was At-Fault for an Injury

If you find yourself in the process of preparing for a personal injury lawsuit, one fundamental question you may be asking is, “How do I determine if someone was at-fault for my injury?” This is a vital part of the process....

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Common Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation insurance may be a mystery. You may understand the point of it, but not what is and isn’t covered. In truth, all injuries are not created or covered equally, especially given the situation under which ...

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The Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Lawsuits

As the surviving family member of someone who wrongfully died, you may be working on a wrongful death lawsuit. Your lawyer can walk you through the process, but you should be sure you understand all the details that come with a lawsuit...

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How Do I Find a Doctor After a Shooting at an Apartment?

Injuries caused by shootings are a growing problem. While a civil suit can be brought against the shooter, no shooter is insured for the consequences of criminal behavior. Collecting compensation from a criminal who shoots a crime vict...

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Why You Shouldn’t Attempt Demolition By Yourself

If you want to tear down a wall in your home or an old garage, you might think that you can do the job yourself. There are plenty of DIY articles you can look up online and save a lot of money. However, you should avoid doing this. Dem...

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Common Misconceptions About Divorce

If you’re planning on getting divorced, you likely have several questions you want answers. It’s important to educate yourself about the process and be able to separate truth from fiction. Once you learn about commonly believed myt...

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Are There Any Liabilities in the Case of the Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash?

Every person wishes to start the New Year on a positive note. However, that was not the case for millions of fans as basketball legend Kobe Bryant passed away along with 8 others  in a helicopter crash. The tragic event happened o...

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Criminal Charges and Child Custody

Because both parents are usually fighting for custody of their child, the entire case can turn sour and become intense quite quickly. It doesn’t take long for both parents to try and dig up dirt on the other and make allegations as a...

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Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Important Reminder for the Need for Caution

Motorcycle accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence throughout our area. While riding is a popular hobby due to the temperate climate, the terrain, and the abundance of motorcycle groups, bikers and motorists alike are urged to...

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3 Things Women When Faced with Divorce

Deciding to file for divorce is a life-altering step. With just one seemingly simple action, you are dictating the future of your finances, lifestyle and even children. Women especially will then face a society unwilling to support the...

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Child Custody Lawyer: Advice for Creating a Parenting Plan Involving Young Children

When you have divorced or separated and young children are involved in the situation, it is important to take cautious steps with regards to establishing custody or creating a practical parenting plan. After all, both infants and child...

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What Should I Do If I Suspect Nursing Home Abuse?

Family members of an aging loved one may do their best to find the right nursing home facility. After several visits to their loved one, they may feel as though something isn’t quite right, but are unable to identify what it is. Sadl...

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Common Questions Following an Uber Accident

Common Questions Following an Uber Accident Car accidents that involve Uber can be complicated to sort through. This is because they are not as straightforward as other types of car accidents. You could be left to contend with challeng...

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Injuries You Could Be Facing Following an Uber Accident

There are a number of ways for an Uber accident to occur. You may have been a passenger in the Uber or a driver in another car. Regardless, in some situations, the Uber driver may have been held at fault for the accident. If damages ha...

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Your Employer’s Duties Surrounding Workers’ Compensation

As an employee of a business in the United States, you are entitled to workers’ compensation in most situations regarding workplace injuries. While there are some exceptions to the rule, your employer is legally obligated to provide ...

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The Steps to Finally Leaving an Abusive Spouse

When people hear stories about domestic abuse in a marriage, they may think to themselves: Why didn’t the victim leave sooner? Why would they stay with someone who hurt them? Why would they keep going back? The fact of the matter is ...

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How Do I Know If There Is a Warrant Out for My Arrest?

This may come as a surprise, but many people who have warrants out for their arrest have no idea that such a warrant even exists. This can happen for a variety of different reasons, but the crux of the matter is that anyone who suspect...

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Impaired Pedestrians at Risk


There have been extensive educational programs to reduce driving under the influence, but less attention aimed at reducing walking under the influence. Experts believe that if a person is too drunk to get behind the wheel, they are lik...

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Why Supervised Visits May Be a Solution for Concerns About Domestic Violence

During a divorce proceeding, each parent will have to state their case as to why they are the most suitable parent to care for their child. Based on the information brought forward, the judge will make a decision that they believe will...

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Should You Tell Your Boss About Your DUI Charge?

If you were recently arrested for a DUI, you likely feel upset, embarrassed and anxious. You may also feel nervous about telling your boss about what happened. While it may seem easier to avoid mentioning the DUI to your boss, it might...

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Challenging a Will After a Loved One’s Death

As you prepare your will, you may begin to wonder if anyone would be able to challenge it after you are gone. While not just anyone can walk into a courthouse to contest your will, there are certain people who could have the right to d...

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How to Report Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Nursing home abuse can sometimes be difficult to identify. While nursing home abuse is certainly prevalent, it’s also one of the most underreported crimes in the country. Additionally, it may go unnoticed for long periods of time...

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Potential Behind the Challenge: Overview of China Shale Gas I

Over the past few years, shale gas has been one of the hottest topics among worldwide energy industries. The low price of shale gas makes it an attractive investment option for individuals and companies. After the successful exploitati...

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General Damages in a Lawsuit

When someone is involved in a motor vehicle accident, there are several things that may contribute to the compensation the liable party pays out. Special damages are fairly easy to gauge as they include medical bills, loss, wages, out ...

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Wife of Nebraska Drowning Victim Files Wrongful Death Claim

As reported by NTV ABC News, a woman whose husband was killed when the 92-year-old Spencer Dam failed back in March of 2019 has submitted a wrongful death claim against the utility company she alleges is responsible for what happened (...

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

There are several things that cause motor vehicle accidents: Distracting driving Poor roadways Bad weather Blind spot errors Miscalculating car space and time, and many other things. Who Is Responsible?  When individuals are invol...

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Internet Becomes Battleground for Intellectual Property Crimes

The Internet provides a wealth of opportunities for the sharing and sale of different products and ideas. Much of the materials, services, and goods you are likely to find online are copyrighted or trademarked. Using others’ ideas, s...

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Ensuring that a Will Is Legal

There are a few elements required to ensure a will’s validity is in check. Without these, someone may challenge the will and cause the entire distribution process to come to a screeching halt. When a will is presented in probate ...

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Can I press charges against an Uber driver who caused my car accident?

Uber bills itself as a safe alternative form of transportation. A majority of the time, passengers do experience a safe ride and for many riders, they prefer to engage an Uber driver rather than hire a taxi or take a city bus. While ri...

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Representing Yourself in Court

So you or someone you know has come into their run in with the law. This may come as a total shock to some individuals, and others may be prepared. Seeking legal representation is expected in criminal cases; however, in some cases an i...

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Dental Care for Nursing Home Residents

When a family places their elderly loved one in a nursing home, their expectation is that their parent will be well taken care of. And many times this is the case, but not every nursing home is equal in quality. Though the facility at ...

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The 4 Steps to Take if Your Coworker Accused You of Sexual Harassment

Let’s say one day you walk into work and hear that a coworker of yours filed a complaint that you had sexually harassed them. You may start going through your coworkers in your mind and are unsure who could have filed such an accusat...

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The Important Role a Court Reporter Plays in a Personal Injury Accident Case

Court reporters are responsible for creating written transcripts for legal processes. These professionals have been trained to type at rapid speed and document words said verbatim, so that the records can be used by attorneys to help t...

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Finding the Right Social Security Lawyer to Help You

When you are faced with a disability that prevents you from working, it may be time to file a Social Security claim. Unfortunately, the process for the application is not always easy and you may be denied for simple reasons or reasons ...

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The Danger of Teenage Drivers

An experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyer will frequently encounter traffic fatalities and severe personal injuries, like traumatic brain injury, resulting from a car crash caused by an inexperienced driver. A recent art...

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Truck Accident from Drinking and Driving

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Tips for Sharing Custody With Ex

Divorce is difficult enough in itself. When children are thrown into the mix, it can make the situation even more challenging. If you and your ex have decided to share custody of your children, you may be nervous about some of the obst...

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Questions to Ask Your Medical Provider when Seeking Treatment for a Personal Injury

One of the most critical things you should do after you were injured is to seek medical treatment from a licensed physician immediately. However, when you are at the doctor’s office, it is useful to know what questions to ask and how...

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Consequences of Reckless Driving

Reckless driving occurs when a person operates a vehicle in a way that puts other drivers at risk. It’s more serious than making a simple mistake, like forgetting to put your turn signal on or going a few miles above the speed limit....

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Do You Require a Lawyer for Your Small Workers’ Compensation Case? 4 FAQs

Personal Injury Lawyer Being injured on the job can result in missed work, skyrocketing medical bills and physical pain that can take months to heal. Workers’ compensation can help cover these costs, even if you need long-term care, ...

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Is the workers’ compensation insurance company allowed to put me under surveillance?

What Is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation insurance, or work comp, is an insurance that pays benefits if you get injured on the job or if something in your work environment makes you ill. Benefits include medical...

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How Do You Pay for Medical Bills Before Your Case Is Complete?

If you were injured by another person’s actions, you are entitled to compensation from that person. A personal injury lawsuit is the way to make sure you get what you are owed. However, one huge question most people in this situa...

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DWI Probation Outside Your Area of Residence

It can be easy to get behind the wheel after drinking too much, especially if you are on vacation or attending a social gathering in a nearby area. Depending on the circumstances, such as when it is your first offense, you may be sente...

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Unexpected Consequences of a DUI Conviction

In the aftermath of being stopped for DUI, you have plenty to consider. You’re probably well-aware that these charges can lead to losing your driving privileges if you are convicted. You likely understand the tremendous inconvenience...

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The Trucking Laws in Place to Make the Roads Safer

It can be intimidating to drive alongside a big truck. The enormous mass and momentum these vehicles have make them incredibly dangerous in the event of an accident. Fortunately, there are nation-wide regulations in place that govern t...

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Insurance Recovery and Risk Management

As strategic business attorneys and trusted advisors, insurance recovery lawyers can help their insurance policyholder clients manage risk and attain their business objectives. An experienced and collaborative team of thought-leading a...

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Understanding Your Arraignment

How to Find a Good Lawyer When criminal charges are made against you, it is vital that you hire an attorney as soon as possible. One of the very first things that will happen is called an arraignment. Do you understand what happens at ...

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Stay Safe Driving Through Construction Zones by Following These 5 Tips

Summer driving is often enjoyable. Being able to roll your windows down and enjoy the fresh air is relaxing. Unfortunately, the summer also brings construction, which can quickly put a damper on the enjoyment of driving. While it is un...

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What is Better, Mediation or Litigation for Child Custody?

Mediation or Litigation? Parents who are going into battle over child custody, may wonder whether they should attempt mediation or go straight into litigation. For more information about these two options, parents may want to talk with...

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Filing Chapter 7

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a form of bankruptcy that discharges unsecured debt. This debt includes personal loans, credit card debt and medical bills. Most people will file for bankruptcy when their debts exceed their...

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Understanding a Discretionary Trust

Trust Lawyer It is likely never easy to talk about death and dying, and that goes for talking about the planning of your estate as well. Not only is it uncomfortable to think about the inevitable end, but it can also be frightenin...

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What if You Don’t Know The Identity of the Other Driver?

Hit and Run If you were in an accident caused by a different driver, then you are entitled to compensation from that driver. However, it is not unheard of for the responsible party to flee the accident to avoid being held responsible. ...

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Understanding and Preventing Distracted Driving

The rate of traffic deaths on America’s roadways are on the rise. This alarming statistic can be attributed to a number of different factors, such as an increase in the number of miles driven. Nevertheless, driving distractions h...

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How To Handle Back Pain After an Accident

Back Pain After an Accident Aches and pains are part of life. Most people will experience occasion, nagging discomfort from time to time. However, car accidents can cause more significant physical issues, especially in the back. This i...

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What Is a Fiduciary?

Fiduciary Needs A fiduciary is a person or other legal entity who acts on behalf of another person or entity to manage assets. The fiduciary must act in good faith according to the best interests of the one he or she represents, known ...

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Can I Bring a Wrongful Death Claim When a Loved One Dies in an Accident

When someone dies due to the negligence of another person, the family of the decedent may suffer both emotional and financial losses. If the death was due to the fault of another, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. Given the comple...

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What Is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?

If you’ve been injured through the negligence of another person, you might be wondering how much your personal injury case is worth. There are a lot of factors that determine what your case is worth. It really boils down to the damag...

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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case for My Baby’s Cerebral Palsy?

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case for My Baby’s Cerebral Palsy? All parents want is to receive news that their baby is happy and healthy after delivery. For some parents, they may not get the update they were hoping for. Cerebral ...

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Are court reporters important to the courtroom?

Court reporters play a vital role in the courtroom, as a court reporter Atlanta trusts can attest. Their presence and their important work provide a written representation of everything that goes on, from depositions to trial. However,...

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Who Provides Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Workers’ compensation benefits are part of a good employer’s benefit package. No employee wants to worry about how their medical bills will be paid when they are injured on the job. Practically ...

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Lyft Accidents: What You Need to Know

Ridesharing services are quickly becoming mainstream. Companies like Lyft offer convenience that people enjoy taking advantage of using. As with any car on the road, Lyft drivers are not immune to auto accidents. While most people hope...

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Getting Medical Bills Paid When the Accident Was Partially Your Fault

If you live in a negligence state, every car accident report will state fault. Someone has to be held accountable, and that person or his or her insurance company will have to pay for injuries and damages. If you were considered partia...

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Understanding What Business Law Is

Most people have heard of business law, but many people don’t really know what it is. For the most part, the only people who need to know what business law is are people who hope to start a business themselves. And if you hope to...

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Can I File Legal Action if My Insurer Denies or Underpays a Healthcare Claim?

If you recently submitted a claim to your health insurance provider and received notification that your claim was denied, it is important not to panic. If you have been a responsible policyholder (by paying your insurance bills on time...

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Noncompete Agreement Lawyer

Are you being asked to sign a noncompete agreement? Are you thinking about asking an employee to sign a noncompete agreement? Are you interested in seeing if you can legally breach the terms of an existing noncompete contract? Are you ...

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Answers from a Business Litigation Attorney

You have likely worked hard and long to create an invention like no other, or develop a trademark or industrial design only to have someone take that very thing and use it for their own purposes without your permission. If that describ...

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Estate Planning for the Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, one of the most important considerations to make will be how you will plan for your business in the long run. You will have a variety of decisions to make. Whether you are looking to see the business you have...

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What to Know About Nursing Home Law

When you move your loved one into a nursing home, you put them in the responsible hands of the nursing home’s medical care professionals. In a perfect world, you would expect the staff to treat your family members as if they are memb...

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Why am I unable to find a personal injury lawyer for my case?

Every now and then, we receive a call from someone who is desperate for legal help, but cannot find any personal injury lawyer to take on their case. Often, these people are feeling hopeless and frustrated because they believe they hav...

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Maryland Family Law for Fathers, Child Custody and Support

Maryland Family Child Custody Equal Rights Demanded by Fathers – Family Law in Montgomery County, MD

For many reasons ranging from the general economy to much more diverse and accepted cohabitation arrangements among parents and caregivers, fathers (married or not) are more and more likely to seek greater custody share without bowing ...

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Maryland Workers Compensation Law & Data – Employees Insurance 2013 Cost Increases Highest

Workers Compensation Lawyer Baltimore What professional occupations in Maryland are driving the greatest increases in costs of workers’ compensation insurance, over the past year? What expertise should you be seeking in a Marylan...

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Welcome to the Quality Legal Network!

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