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2019

Blog Posts in 2019

  • Safety Tips for Pedestrians & Drivers

    Whenever you get behind the wheel of a car or go out to walk your dog, there are numerous safety risks that you need to be aware of if you want to avoid serious injury. Both pedestrians and drivers share the responsibility for keeping roads and walkways safe. To encourage driver and pedestrian safety, consider the following tips: Walking Safety Tips Pedestrians should follow these basic safety ...
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  • Understanding Mental Trauma in the Workplace

    When a person witnesses a traumatic event at work, it can result in lasting mental anguish that can seriously impact their ability to do their job. While treatment and care for physical injuries at work are common, we often don’t acknowledge the mental trauma of those who witness catastrophic events. This is why it is important for employers and employees to learn how to identify bystander trauma ...
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  • How to Handle Your Assets & Debts During Divorce

    Getting through divorce is hard for most couples, especially when it comes to separating finances and property. If you are getting divorced but don’t know what you need to do to ensure the best possible outcome, you should consider the following things: List Your Finances If you want to reach a fair divorce settlement , you need to understand all of your finances. Make a list of all your assets ...
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  • Types of Evidence Used in Slip & Fall Cases

    Serious injuries caused by slip and fall accidents are often caused by hazardous objects that have been neglected at businesses and other public spaces. If you have sustained a slip and fall injury and want to collect the compensation you are entitled to, you will need to gather certain types of evidence to build your case. Without the right evidence, you won’t be able to recover the funds you ...
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  • What Is a Special Needs Trust?

    Do you have a loved one in your life who is disabled? Do you want to leave money or property for them after you die? If so, you will need to include a special needs trust in your estate plan . Without a special needs trust, your loved one might be ineligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid benefits. Let’s say you want to leave your loved one $10,000 in cash upon your death. ...
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  • Mold Awareness Month

    September is Mold Awareness Month, a time of year to raise awareness and educate others about the adverse health effects that can result from exposure to mold. Mold and mildew tend to form in moist areas of the home. Asthma and allergic reactions are just some of the health problems that can be caused by mold and mildew, especially among seniors. Common symptoms of mold exposure include: ...
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  • Three Reasons to Hire a Probate Attorney

    Although it is never pleasant to think about the matters your loved ones will have to handle when you die, it is important to take the time to review your estate and make sure it is prepared for probate. The probate court will decide how all of your personal property should be divided and distributed. Here are three reasons why you should hire an experienced probate attorney to guide you through ...
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  • The Transportation Department Wants to Change Trucking Safety Regulations

    The Transportation Department has been looking into the possibility of changing regulations that require truckers to take specific breaks throughout their shifts. Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “Hours of Service Regulations,” truck drivers are only allowed to drive 11 hours a day without a break. Once they hit the 11 th hour of driving, truckers must stop and rest for at ...
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  • How Do I Plan My Estate for Minor Beneficiaries?

    If you are a parent, you know how important it is to ensure your minor children are taken care of if something happens to you. Although you might have the best intentions, poor estate planning on your end can result in your loved ones losing out on the assets you left behind. If you have minor children, you should consider using the following estate planning tools : Revocable Living Trust: A major ...
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  • Is Worker Fatigue a Problem at Your Workplace?

    Employers must grapple with numerous challenges that impact workplace productivity and the wellbeing of their employees. One factor that is becoming increasingly important to employers is workplace fatigue. Many adult Americans have difficulty getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night. According to one NSC survey , 43% of Americans reported getting less than seven hours of ...
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  • Summer Vacation Tips for Divorced Parents

    If you are divorced and have to share custody of your children with your ex, you already know how difficult summer can be for both parents. As parents, it is important that you both do whatever you can to help your children get used to living with separate parents. Effective communication is crucial if you want to be good co-parents, which is why we give you a few tips below that help you manage ...
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  • 3 Factors that Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

    After an accident, your primary concern should be recovering from your injuries, not focusing on a personal injury lawsuit. However, the steps you take immediately following a serious accident can have a major impact on the outcome of your case. In this blog, we talk about three factors that can affect your personal injury lawsuit . #1: Failing to Seek Medical Attention If you have been involved ...
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  • Residential Property Insurance Claims

    Although filing a property insurance claim can be a significant, life-altering moment in your life, it is just routine business for your insurer. When you file a property insurance claim, it is important to remember that you are entering into a business negotiation, which means you need to treat this process like you would any other business transaction involving large sums of money. Below, we ...
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  • Estate Planning for a Pretermitted Child

    Of all the villains to appear in Batman movies over the years, it is often Heath Ledger’s version of the Joker that audiences rave about. While Jack Nicholson is another top pick for memorable performance in a Batman film, Ledger’s exceptional acting and dark portrayal of the character earned him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Sadly, Heath Ledger died of an accidental drug overdose ...
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  • Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Sleeper Recall

    In light of recent lawsuits against Fisher-Price and its parent company, Mattel, doctors and safety groups are now saying more should have been done to fix the risks associated with the Rock ’n Play sleeper. While the Fisher-Price recalled 4.7 million Rock ’n Play sleepers from shelves, the company maintains that it was not at fault for the more than 30 infant deaths linked to the product. ...
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