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Posts tagged "personal injury"

Doctors play a role in reducing opioid addiction

Opioid addiction is a rampant problem nationwide. More than two million people are addicted to these powerful painkillers, and more than 25,000 people die from overdoses each year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It's a major public health issue with complex ramifications.

Understanding whiplash: How it happens and how it can affect you

Whiplash is perhaps one of the most misunderstood injuries. Those who haven't experienced it may be quick to dismiss your symptoms or accuse you of malingering. Yet whiplash is a very real - and sometimes very serious - injury.

Drug overdose a leading cause of death

Drug abuse is rampant in our country - so much so, in fact, that it's a leading cause of death. Accidental overdoses claim far more lives than most people realize. It surpasses car accidents, falls and accidental injuries in terms of overall death toll. In 2014 alone, for example, more than 42,000 people across the country were killed by drugs.

Dram shop laws and liability in Pennsylvania

It is common knowledge that consuming alcohol lowers inhibitions while simultaneously degrading a person's ability to exercise sound judgment. It is also well known that the combination of those two factors often results in injuries and/or damage. However, less well known is the fact that the liability for injuries and damages may not fall on the individual who drunkenly cause them.

The insurance company is not your friend − understanding your rights after a car accident

Insurance companies often recruit customers by using slogans that indicate that they are attentive, available, compassionate, neighborly, and understanding - characteristics you might find in a good friend. But at the end of the day, an insurance company is not a friend - it's a business. Insurance agents may seem friendly and many are nice people, but at the end of the day, the agent's job is to protect the insurance company's bottom line.

How can a personal injury lawyer help my claim?

Getting hurt in an accident is a trying experience, whether it is a car accident, a fall, or you are injured by a faulty product. There's a lot that needs to be done in order to get your life back to normal. You need to physically and emotionally heal from the experience, and undoubtedly, there will be medical expenses associated with your injuries.

Driver-less cars are coming, just not yet

The newest cars for the 2015 model year will likely be released after Labor Day. Of course, commercials touting them won’t likely be seen until later in the fall, but two things are certain: sales will emerge for 2014 models, and more 2015 models will include autonomous driving features. The next yearly offering of cars is yet another step towards the implementation of completely autonomous cars.

The staggering costs of auto accidents

A recent study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration highlighted a staggering number that many drivers may take for granted. Essentially, researchers found that cost of auto accidents across the United States costs nearly $1 trillion per year when considering the costs of medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and decreased quality of life for those who suffer long term injuries.

The dangers of taking selfies while driving

It should be obvious that taking selfies while driving is inherently dangerous. After all, the act of posing for a picture, pushing a button on a smartphone, and posting it onto Facebook takes a certain amount of focus. If a driver is doing this while they are behind the wheel, it is more than likely that he or she is not focusing on the road.

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