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General Personal Injury

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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Cycling to Work: Better Health and a Longer Life

Posted on November 22, 2017 to
Choosing two wheels over four is not only a great way to save on gas, but it could save you years of health complications later as well. One British medical journal published a study confirming how bicycling to work...
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D.C.’s Child Fatality Rates Drop, but Still Not Great

Posted on October 29, 2017 to
For years, the District of Columbia has carried a sobering rank on child fatalities per year. For years, DC has ranked as one of the highest for child and infant mortality rates, but from 2008 to 2015, improvements have...
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What is a Contingency Fee?

Posted on August 18, 2017 to
Contingency fees or the contingent fee is when a client pays fees to their attorney only if the attorney is successful with the case. Contingency fees are common with personal injury claims. In this instance, the plaintiff would not...
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Five Injury Hazards Hiding in Your Home

Posted on April 20, 2017 to
Home Injury Attorneys Serving the Injured in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland Your home is supposed to be a haven. You want friends and family whom you invite to be free from any risks of injury or illness, and...
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Litigation Versus Pre-Trial Settlement: Assessing the Pros and Cons

Posted on April 14, 2017 to
Experienced Injury Attorneys Discuss Litigation and Pre-trial Settlements for Clients in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Every personal injury case is different. Depending on the details of your case, it might be in your best interest to settle instead...
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Why Law Firms with Celebrity Spokespersons Are Not Ideal

Posted on April 11, 2017 to
Why You May Want to Look Past Celebrity Endorsements When Selecting an Injury Law Firm in Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C. Many companies and brands use celebrity endorsements to promote their services. While this is an acceptable practice allowed through...
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Most Common Injuries Seen During Summer Break

Posted on April 7, 2017 to
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Injured Children and Adults in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC Areas Summer vacation is about getting outdoors, enjoying the great weather, and having freedom from classes. Whether you are a parent with young...
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Ralph Nader On Why We Should Care About Tort ‘Deform’

Posted on May 16, 2016 to
Ralph Nader is known for being a prominent lawyer, political activist and a five-time presidential candidate. He is also known for becoming the leading crusader for car-safety reform, is the founder of the Public Citizen consumer advocacy group and...
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Employee Safety at Dept of Defense ‘Jeopardized’ by Lack of Workplace Violence Protocols

Posted on October 27, 2015 to
There have not been workplace safety protocols issued by the Defense Department that apply to all its employees, according to a new report, leaving workers still vulnerable to violence despite reviews to address the issue in light of the 2009...
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