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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How to Be Safe On Your Commute to School


As students return to school, it is important to be reminded of the many dangers we all face in our daily commutes. Listed below are important safety tips, especially for your child’s commute to school. Whether you have kids going off to school for the first time, teenagers who just got their license, or are a regular Metro area commuter, the dangers of school starting back up will affect you. Cars New drivers, eager drivers, and sleepy drivers all share the road. As a car commuter you should be aware of the risks you take every day. Safety tips include:…

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Lessons From the Florida Building Collapse: What We Can Learn About Staying Safe In Old Buildings


After a year of COVID dominating international headlines, 2021 gave us another terrible story on which to fixate: the building collapse in Surfside, Florida. This tragedy involved a beachfront condominium, which suffered a partial collapse in the middle of the night — when most residents were at home sleeping. The horrific pancake-style collapse caused entire floors to be condensed into just a few inches. In the first several weeks after the collapse, several alarming reports of building degradation have been uncovered. It’s increasingly clear that the condominium was in dire need of repairs at the time of the incident. This…

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New Bike Laws Take Effect July 1st in Virginia


New bike laws in Virginia now in effect: what you need to know When bikers are on the road, everyone shares a responsibility for their safety. Even when they practice every recommended precaution and follow all traffic laws, they still place an immense trust in the capabilities and awareness of nearby drivers. Sadly, drivers can be reckless and accidents do happen. In 2019, the Virginia DMV reported 651 crashes involving bicycles, with 13 resulting in fatalities. Two new bike laws passed by the state legislature this year aim to reduce the danger to cyclists on the open road. If you…

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Mild Concussions and Brain Aging: What the Latest Research Says


Concussions, like many injuries, exist on a spectrum. In the mildest cases, the injured are fortunate enough to avoid any loss of consciousness or serious lasting effects. Soon after the concussion, they resume their daily life, free of further complaints as if it had never occurred. Meanwhile, the worst concussions can either be deadly or result in irreparable harm, beginning with a loss of consciousness and later leading to life-changing physical or mental damage. Furthermore, research is beginning to suggest that there may be a link between even mild concussions and accelerated brain aging. For many years, the neurological community…

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Washington DC Bike Accident Statistics


Bicycling in Washington, DC, and elsewhere is a great way to save on gas and stay fit. But it can pose some dangers, especially if the rider or other road users fail to take proper precautions. Bicycle accidents in Washington, DC are relatively uncommon compared to some other states. However, riders and drivers should always be aware of the risk on the roads. According to various researchers, bicycle-related accidents and injuries are increasingly haunting the U.S. and the world. Even if the rider observes safety precautions, some drivers tend to be either notorious or fail to watch out for bicycle…

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Diving into Pool Safety


With summer right around the corner and temperatures on the rise, many families will soon be looking for ways to get out of the house and cool down. State and local governments are beginning to relax pandemic restrictions in accordance with CDC guidelines, meaning beaches and pools are once again becoming tempting escapes. After being away for so long, it can be easy to forget how dangerous any body of water can be, particularly for children. Before your next trip to the public pool, read through these quick suggestions for the best ways to keep you and your family safe:…

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