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Immediate steps to take after you are attacked by a dog

If you were attacked by a dog, the first thing you need to do is call the police and seek immediate medical attention. The police and animal control are in a position to investigate the attack and safely remove the dog if it is likely to cause further harm to others. Obtain a copy of the report and the information of the dog owner. Also, take photographs of the dog (if possible) and of your injuries to preserve any bite marks or scarring which may occur.

Important pool and water safety tips this summer

A recent near-drowning at a Warrenville fitness center pool serves as a strong reminder to be safe in and around bodies of water this summer season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, from 2005-2009, there were an average of 3.533 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States. Children ages 1-4 are among the most risk for unintentional drowning or other injury. Fortunately, there are important safety reminders that can prevent serious injuries or death.

Do you need a personal injury attorney?

If you were injured in a car accident, work accident, or slip-and-fall accident, you should absolutely speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Hiring an attorney is the only way to ensure that your rights are really being protected and that any valuable evidence is preserved. Remember, insurance companies only look out for themselves.

How Social Media Will Decrease the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

It's safe to say that everyone uses some form of social media at least once a day. Thanks to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you can share something easily with multiple people in a very short amount of time. However, when you become a personal injury victim, it is crucial that you stop posting information about yourself on social media.

Why You Should Not Trust The Insurance Adjuster

When you are injured in a car accident, or have any other injury incident, very soon after your injury an "Insurance Adjuster" will try to call you and send you letters.  You do not have to talk to any insurance adjuster and there are several reasons why you should not trust the insurance adjuster.  Your safest move after being injured is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to help you avoid making any mistakes with the insurance adjuster.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

No two personal injury cases are worth the same amount of money.  Each case is unique to each individual.  Even if the facts of your case may seem similar to somebody else's case, the circumstances that create your harms and losses are unique to you.  An experienced personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case and help determine the fair and reasonable amount of money it will take to balance the harms and losses you sustained.

How do medical expense liens impact my personal injury settlement?

A lien on a personal injury claim is a legal right that somebody has to the proceeds from any judgment or settlement. When your doctor, hospital or other medical care provider gives you medical care but hasn't been paid by you or your insurance company, they can have a medical expense lien on your personal injury case so that they get paid when you collect on your case. Therefore, addressing your medical liens is one of the most important services a personal injury attorney can do for you when negotiating settlement.

Spinal Cord Injuries Devastating for Injured and Families

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) affect 450,000 people in the United States with about 10,000 injuries occurring per year. Spinal cord injuries can be more devastating than other back injuries because spinal cord injuries can result in paraplegia or quadriplegia.

FDA Approves Trial for New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved phase one clinical trials for a new treatment designed to help those with severe spinal cord injuries. Researchers are beginning work to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transplanting Schwann cells to help those with paralysis. The trial is the first of its kind in the world.

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