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How to Avoid an E-Scooter Accident

Posted on July 8, 2019 to
Electric scooters entered the scene several years ago, though recently a boom in e-scooter usage has swept the country. Several companies, like Bird and Lime, have capitalized on this trend by introducing dockless scooters that many cities have adapted...
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How Can DC Overcome the Obstacles Associated with E-Scooters?

Posted on July 3, 2019 to
Electric scooters have become the cool, new transportation trend that many riders have begun to utilize over the last several years. E-scooters are a cheap, fuel-efficient way to travel around the city, especially during a fun night out. With...
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How Is Pain and Suffering Determined in Washington, DC?

Posted on June 14, 2019 to
Pain and suffering is an umbrella phrase that can refer to any and all noneconomic losses during a personal injury lawsuit. In Washington, DC, the civil courts permit injured parties to demand compensation from at-fault parties for their pain...
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How Often Does Medical Malpractice Happen in DC?

Posted on June 13, 2019 to
Medical malpractice happens much more often than most patients realize. Patients typically assume their physicians and hospitals will treat them fairly, in accordance with accepted medical industry standards. Unfortunately, human errors and equipment malfunctions occur daily – putting patients’...
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Pedestrian Death Emphasizes the Need for Increased Foot Traffic Safety in DC

Posted on June 7, 2019 to
Pedestrian accidents happen every day around the United States. Distracted drivers and unsafe crosswalks are two of the most common reasons vehicles collide with pedestrians. In a metropolitan region such as Washington, DC, pedestrian accidents are especially frequent. The...
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DC Mayor Proposes Legislation to Potentially Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Posted on June 5, 2019 to
The legalization of marijuana has been a subject of heated debate in America for decades. Today, 10 states allow recreational marijuana use to some extent, along with 33 states that have passed laws permitting medicinal marijuana. While many states...
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What Is the Statute of Limitations on DC Personal Injury Claims?

Posted on April 25, 2019 to
Every state in the U.S. upholds a statute of limitations or time limit for filing personal injury claims. A plaintiff must file a complaint for a personal injury within this time limit to have a chance at securing compensation...
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How Is Pain and Suffering Determined in a Personal Injury Claim?

Posted on April 25, 2019 to
Most Americans have heard the term “pain and suffering” but they may not understand how this concept really comes into play in civil claims. The justice system in the United States recognizes that for most injury victims, their experiences...
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Little Known Facts about Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted on December 24, 2018 to
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are listed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a leading cause of mortality and disability in the U.S. It is estimated that 153 people in the U.S. die from a...
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What is a Symptom a Parent Can Look for with a Child Who May Have a Suffered a Brain Injury?

Posted on December 19, 2018 to
Typically concussions in children show up as headaches, feeling tired, lethargic, maybe just not seeming the same. Especially individuals who rear young toddlers, for example, who may not be able to articulate to their parents, “Mom, I feel different.”So,...
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