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  • 1 in 3 Car Accidents Involve Cell Phones, Study Suggests

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 29-May-2015

    Motorists are well aware of the fact that distracted driving places others on public roads at risk of being injured in preventable auto accidents. Despite this, far too many motorists continue to engage in distractions when behind the wheel. Unfortunately - as statistics make clear - these distractions can contribute to car accidents that injure or kill others. No matter where your commute takes ...
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  • VA Disability: Decision Review Officer Hearings

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 27-May-2015

    If you receive a rating decision from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) you do not agree with, you will have a few opportunities to appeal this decision. One such opportunity is requesting a decision review officer hearing, or DRO hearing. A decision review officer hearing is not a required part of the appeals process and can be skipped altogether. However, one of the benefits to a DRO ...
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  • Understanding Nevada Laws on Stopping Near School Buses

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 26-May-2015

    Accidents involving public transportation and commercial passenger-carrying vehicles can result in widespread and devastating damages. Given the sheer size of these vehicles - which can include trolleys, trams, and buses - and the fact that many occupants do not wear seatbelts, accidents resulting in multiple injured victims or even fatal injuries are not uncommon. Although any type of auto ...
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  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Tips to Safely Share the Road

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 19-May-2015

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, a time when state and federal officials work to raise awareness about the risks motorcycle riders face and the importance of safely sharing the road. With such overwhelming rates of injuries and deaths in motorcycle accidents, safety among riders and nearby motorists is crucially important. At Shook & Stone, our personal injury attorneys have ...
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  • Injured Workers Pay Price for Workers' Compensation Reform

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 18-May-2015

    Workers’ compensation is essential to providing the support and resources workers and their loved ones need following on-the-job accidents. Unfortunately, states across the country have reconstructed workers’ compensation in ways that make it increasingly difficult for injured workers to secure the full and fair compensation they need. A recently published investigative article from ...
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  • Veterans Advocates Name Mental Health as Leading Priority

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 11-May-2015

    In recent years, advocates and federal officials throughout the country have been devoting increased attention and resources to helping vets with mental health issues. Despite these efforts, many believe that there is still a significant amount of work to be done in providing accessible and effective mental health services to veterans. A newly nominated physician executive is also looking to make ...
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  • VA Attorneys & You

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 4-May-2015

    Joining the military the mantra hurry up and wait is drilled into your head. This prepares you for the long waiting times and bursts of activity that will suddenly follow all of that waiting. Unfortunately, that same hurry up and wait mentality follows over to the VA. This can be a disaster when you are waiting for earned care and benefits that are needed to continue to live a normal life. When ...
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