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Daylight Savings Dangers

When the weather starts to drop and the leaves begin to change, you know Summer is coming to an end and Daylight Saving Time (“DST”) is here as well as the dangers associated with this change.  Did you know that since 1966 the Department of Transportation is responsible for managing Daylight Savings Time, when Congress passed the Uniform Time Act?  Not only do you need to set your clock back that hour, it’s also a good time to check and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to keep your home safe in the coming months.  You…

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What are the Benefits to Filing a Brain Injury Lawsuit?

After a tragic accident that causes a brain injury, you may be facing a long road to recovery. You may experience a loss in income, substantial financial debt, and a drastic change in the quality of your life. You will also be faced with the choice of whether to file a brain injury lawsuit. If you have suffered a head injury, you can decide to file a legal claim depending on the specific circumstances of the injury. For instance, if the injury was caused by a slip and fall accident, car accident, or intentional harm, the claim may fall under…

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What are the Types of Soft Tissue Injuries I Could Sustain After a Car Accident?

There are many types of injuries that you could sustain after a car accident. Depending on the severity of the accident and the specific circumstances of the incident, you might have a minor injury or a serious and long-lasting injury. A common type of injury that occurs from both minor and serious accidents is a soft tissue injury. What Are the Different Kinds of Soft Tissue Injuries? Soft tissue injuries are injuries to any “soft” areas on your body. These areas can be your ligaments, tendons and muscles. Common types of soft tissue injuries include: Sprains: Some sort of damage…

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How to Choose a Washington DC Personal Injury Lawyer

When you or your loved one is injured in an accident, you may not know where to begin. The glaring realities of the cost and consequences of the injury set in. Hiring a personal injury attorney is an excellent way to fight for your rights and compensation, but you may not know a DC personal injury attorney to trust with your case. Perhaps you’ve not sought legal representation before and are unfamiliar with personal injury law. How do you find the best DC personal injury law firm to represent you or a loved one? More importantly, how can you choose…

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Electric Scooters and the Dangers That Follow

What Are Electric Scooters? What Are They Used For? Electric scooters or “e-scooters” are an evolving method of transportation in the Washington DC area. Anyone that has traveled around the city has noticed these scooters zooming past them or lying on the sidewalks. Rental motorized scooter companies have provided a unique way to save time during your daily commute or enjoy the city on a sightseeing trip. Over the past several years, many companies have emerged as the leaders in this industry. Notably, Bird, Lime, Spin, Skip, and Jump by Uber all provide rental scooters in the Washington, D.C. area….

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What Is Informed Consent, and Why Is It Important?

Going to a hospital or an emergency healthcare provider can be an overwhelming experience for many people. Often, you’re asked to fill out reams of complicated paperwork while you are in pain. You sign insurance documents, waivers, and other medical forms, including one stating you give your informed consent agreeing to the procedure that is about to take place. But did the doctor or healthcare provider have a sincere conversation with you? Did you have the requisite information needed to give your consent? Were you a victim of hospital negligence? Informed consent violations by a medical professional can lead to…

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Is There a Limit to Compensation on Washington DC Medical Malpractice Cases?

      You place your full faith and complete trust in doctors, nurses, and health care providers to give you the very best care and follow a strict code of medical ethics. When medical malpractice occurs, it can be devastating for you and your family, causing pain, suffering, lost wages, and emotional distress. Patients can sue healthcare providers for their injuries, but do Washington D.C. medical malpractice laws limit the amount of compensation a person can receive?    The District of Columbia has strict statutes of limitations for when a person can file a lawsuit seeking damages for medical…

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Are Washington DC Hospitals Safe?

When you go to a hospital in Washington D.C., you expect the facility to adhere to minimum health and safety standards. Whether your visit is for a minor procedure or major, life-saving surgery, you have a right to feel safe within the building and among the people dedicated to caring for you. But almost all major hospitals across the District of Columbia routinely receive failing grades for health and safety, leaving patients open to severe injury and healthcare professionals liable for medical malpractice.   According to the nonprofit organization Leapfrog Group, which grades healthcare facilities on safety initiatives, almost every…

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When Doctors Become Patients: How Doctors Navigate Personal Health Care Issues — And What Patients Can Learn

Conundrums abound in the health care sector, but one of the most common involves medical professionals’ struggle to take their own advice. Many engage in problematic habits, often while neglecting to receive the targeted care they recommend for their patients. While many doctors and nurses are reluctant to seek medical care, this is as valuable for them as it is for the patients they serve. If anything, it’s more important; health issues among doctors make medical errors more likely, as verified by a growing body of research. The concept of doctor as patient is intriguing — and it can tell…

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Do You Have to Go to Court After a Truck Accident?

  There are so many questions after being injured in a truck accident – how will I pay for my medical bills? Do I need to replace my car? Will I have to be involved in a drawn out court battle in order to receive compensation? There is good news: you will not necessarily have to face a courtroom lawsuit in order to collect the compensation owed to you following a truck accident.  According to The Law Dictionary, only five percent of personal injury cases end up in court. Negotiated settlements can help the victim avoid the stress of a…

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