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  • How to Prepare for Your Personal Injury Consultation

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

    If a car accident has left you injured, it is a good idea to consult with a personal injury attorney about your legal options. In many cases, an individual may be able to pursue compensation for costs related to their accident, including past and future medical expenses, lost wages and/or earning capacity, pain and suffering, or property damage. The Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Shook & ...
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  • What is the Disability Reconsideration Appeal?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 22-Dec-2015

    After a person is denied access to social security disability benefits or an SSI disability claim, they have the right to appeal the decision. The first level of appeal is referred to as the disability reconsideration. After this type of appeal has been filed, the social security disability administration will examine your second disability claim to determine whether the decision for your first ...
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  • Driver Hits Dozens of Pedestrians in Las Vegas Strip Rampage

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 21-Dec-2015

    Last night at approximately 6:40 p.m., an Oregon woman repeatedly drove her 1996 Oldsmobile up onto a sidewalk on the Las Vegas strip, killing one person and injuring 37 more. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified 24-year-old Lakeisha N. Holloway as the driver of the vehicle. Holloway has been charged with murder with a deadly weapon, and may face additional charges including ...
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  • Are Wounded Veterans Fed Up with Current Marijuana Laws?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 21-Dec-2015

    In November, the United States Senate passed laws that allow the Veterans Administration to recommend medicinal marijuana to veterans if they are in need and reside in states where it is legal. These new provisions do not alter current laws that prevent individuals from possessing or dispensing marijuana while on the property of the Veterans Administration. Instead, veterans can only discuss the ...
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  • Ohio Takes the Heat for Firefighters Who Are Unable to Obtain Disability Benefits

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 14-Dec-2015

    Nearly three years ago, a former firefighter was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma. Despite many treatments, doctors still found inoperable cancerous tumors on various parts of his body, including his lungs and spine. Unfortunately, the former Ohio firefighter faced difficulty when trying to obtain disability benefits due the state in which he lived. An article published by the Huffington Post ...
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  • Dangerous Pets & Owner Liability

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 9-Dec-2015

    Unfortunately, there are too many cases that pop up in the news about dangerous dog attacks that result in serious injury or death. Sadly, many of them are young, and vulnerable children. Recently, a four-year-old Detroit boy was mauled to death after being ripped from his mother’s arms by four vicious pit bulls. Another pit bull attack case out of Elmont, NY resulted in the death of another ...
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  • Car-Accident Related Deaths on the Rise in 2015

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

    In 2014, the amount of fatal-injuries caused in car accidents decreased by 0.1% from the previous year. Unfortunately, for the first six months of 2015, the amount of car-accident related deaths rose 8.1%, accounting for 16,225 total deaths. As a result, many are speaking out, stating more needs to be done to combat these shockingly high statistics. What Changes Should Be Initiated? The ...
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  • The Future is Now: The Race for the Self-Driving Car

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 1-Dec-2015

    The self-driving car is on its way to becoming a reality for the everyday driver. Soon, consumers can experience a new definition of the word “driving.” People who cannot drive themselves will be able to experience greater independence and mobility. Commuters making long trips to and from their workplaces can reclaim the time lost behind the wheel. Most importantly of all, driverless ...
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