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  • Veterans Still Waiting Months for Care at VA Facilities

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 30-Nov-2015

    Despite numerous reforms and billions of dollars aimed at improving access to care for veterans, wait times for appointments at VA hospitals are still out of control. Many veterans in desperate need of care are still having to wait months or more to receive care. Some are dying before they even have a chance to see a doctor. The Phoenix, Arizona VA facility is one of the worst offenders, ...
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  • Veterans Disability Benefits: Do You Qualify for Individual Unemployability?

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

    The Department of Veterans Affairs Individual Unemployability program is designed to help veterans who are not able to maintain gainful employment due to a service connected disability. Specificially, it allows eligible veterans to receive certain veterans disability compensation at the 100% rate, even if their service connected disabilities are rated at less than 100%. You may be eligible for ...
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  • Shook & Stone Salutes Our Veterans

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

    On this Veteran’s Day, we at Shook & Stone would like to take a moment to honor the faithful and brave service our country’s men and women have rendered to protect our freedom. Their sacrifices have made our lives safer and better in so many ways. Our sincere appreciation for our country’s veterans has led us to include veteran’s disability affairs among our areas of ...
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  • Motorists of Passenger Vehicles and Motorcycles Must Consider Each Other

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 10-Nov-2015

    While the roads may be big enough for all types of vehicles, there is never enough room for people to drive recklessly or negligently. Instead, motorists of all vehicles must be considerate of each other and do their best to keep the roads safe for one another. The Story of a Motorcyclist Who Lost His Life On November 1, a motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries after colliding with a tractor trailer ...
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  • Police Decoy Riders Highlight Importance of Bicycle Safety Laws

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 5-Nov-2015

    Law enforcement across Las Vegas and the state of Nevada are unfortunately far too familiar with the devastating consequences of traffic crashes, including those involving bicycle riders. Often, officers act as first responders to collisions that result in seriously or even fatally injured riders, and in many cases, negligent or inattentive drivers are to blame. In an effort to address the problem ...
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  • Should I Settle My Case?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 2-Nov-2015

    Anyone who is injured by the negligent, careless or criminal acts of another has the right to take legal action against the at-fault party. Typically, these civil cases are resolved either by settlement or verdict. Personal injury and accident cases are decided by verdict when they go to court. Only a very small portion of civil cases actually end up in court; most are settled after a series of ...
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