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  • I've Been Bitten By a Dog. What Do I Do?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 27-Sep-2018

    Dog bites are more common than you think. It’s estimated that 44 percent of all American households have a dog, and about 4.5 million dog bites occur every single year. Severe injuries are rare, but nearly one in five people bitten by a dog require medical attention. Dog bite victims also run the risk of contracting diseases like rabies, or coming into contact with harmful bacteria. If you ...
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  • Quick Guide to Auto Insurance

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 17-Sep-2018

    No matter the severity, car crashes can be devastating. From dealing with injuries to repairing vehicular damage, car wrecks can affect your entire life. But if the other driver is uninsured, the situation becomes even more of a headache. When you’re on the road, there’s no way to guarantee that all drivers around you have car insurance. In fact, according to the Insurance Research ...
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  • Brain Injuries and Memory Loss: What You Should Know

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 12-Sep-2018

    Brain injuries are among some of the most severe types of injuries a person can suffer due to the numerous ways in which it can negatively impact a person’s health and wellbeing. For example, memory problems are incredibly common in those who suffer a moderate or severe brain injury since parts of the brain that involve learning and remembering are often susceptible to harm. A person who ...
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  • What Are the Most Common Causes of Birth Injuries?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 5-Sep-2018

    For expecting parents, there is no greater joy than finally being able to welcome their newborn baby into the world after months of waiting and planning. However, sometimes, this moment of joy is cut short by a birth injury caused by a negligent medical professional. Despite the fact that great strides have been made in science and medicine, birth injuries are, unfortunately, common occurrences ...
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  • What is Pain and Suffering?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 20-Aug-2018

    If you were recently injured in an accident and are now pursuing a personal injury claim, chances are you have heard the term “pain and suffering” in regards to your case. This is a key element in just about any injury-related insurance claim or lawsuit, so understanding what it means and how it can impact the outcome of your settlement is important. Defining Pain and Suffering There ...
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  • Why All Brain Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-Aug-2018

    Brain injuries generally involve some form of trauma to the brain, which is typically caused by a sudden blow or impact to the head. These injuries can be caused by a vast range of incidents, such as car accidents, falls, or acts of violence. It is even possible for an individual to sustain a brain injury as a result of severe whiplash, causing the brain to aggressively shake within the skull, and ...
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  • The Most Common Birth Injuries

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 17-Jul-2018

    Welcoming a newborn baby into the world is one of the greatest joys parents will ever experience. Unfortunately, sometimes the negligent acts of a medical professional can tarnish this moment of joy by causing irreparable harm to your baby, forever altering your future as a family. Any number of injuries can be sustained during the delivery process when negligence or a lack of proper training is ...
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  • Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 3-Jul-2018

    Many of us will, at some point, have to consider finding an appropriate nursing home for an elderly loved one at some point. While we might want to try to care for them at home, the fact is that, oftentimes, this is not possible. Many elderly individuals require specialized care, particularly if they are suffering from a degenerating cognitive disease such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. In the ...
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  • Top Mistakes Made During Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-Jun-2018

    If you have ever been involved in an accident, you likely know and understand how stressful they can be and that these overwhelming feelings extend well beyond the immediate aftermath. It is important to try to keep a clear head during this time to ensure you do not make any mistakes that could further add to your frustrations during this difficult and chaotic time. To avoid making costly mistakes ...
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  • Tips on How to Take Pictures After an Auto Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 1-Jun-2018

    One of the last things on your mind after being involved in a car accident is probably the idea of having to take photos, especially with all of the other immediate responsibilities you will have in the aftermath. You will need to call for local law enforcement to file a police report, you have to exchange pertinent information with the other driver or drivers involved, and you need to call your ...
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  • What to Expect After a Car Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-May-2018

    If you have never been involved in an accident until now, you are probably feeling a little uncertain about the future and what you should expect to happen next. You might even still be in a state of shock. However, it is important to properly handle the aftermath of this terrible experience to ensure that it does not continue to negatively impact your life. Below is a brief overview of what you ...
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  • Why You Should Never Apologize After a Car Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 1-May-2018

    After being involved in a car accident, you might feel confused and scared. One of the most common knee-jerk reactions in this situation is to apologize to the other driver involved, even if the accident was not your fault. This apology might seem like a kind gesture to soften the tone of what is likely a frustrating and nerve-wracking scenario, but it will not do you any good. If anything, it is ...
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  • Why You Should See a Doctor Right After an Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 19-Apr-2018

    After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, one of the first things you should do is visit your doctor or take a trip to the hospital, even if you happen to feel fine in the immediate aftermath. The fact is that most injuries do not produce symptoms right away and, without proper medical treatment, a major health problem could be brewing without your knowledge. In addition to posing a danger ...
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  • Myths about Seat Belt Safety & Car Accidents

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 6-Apr-2018

    Motor vehicles are equipped with a wide range of new, cutting-edge safety features, but despite the great strides that have been made in technology, no other safety feature matches the benefits a seat belt can provide. It estimated that seat belts save as many as 13,000 lives every year. Unfortunately, many continue to neglect using this simple, life-saving feature in their vehicles, whether as ...
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  • Motorcycle Safety Tips

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 22-Mar-2018

    Motorcycles are a fun and thrilling ride for those who are looking for the freedom and rush these iconic bikes provide. They are also inherently less safe than other motor vehicles due to the level of vulnerability they expose riders to. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), motorcyclists are at least 30 times more likely to die in a crash than those in a car. ...
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