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Personal Injury
settle your own legal claim
The Slocum Firm’s attorneys are happy to present a new 10-part series, How to Settle Your Own Car Wreck Claim.  In this series, you’ll see how to settle your own injury claim from the perspective of an attorney. You’ll get to learn the process and become a pro by the end of the series! First...
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The majority of states in the U.S. are called “fault” states meaning that the driver who is at fault in an accident is legally responsible for paying the expenses that are incurred. This includes medical, personal injury, and property damage. However, Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that is called a “no-fault” state....
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Auto insurance laws vary from state to state. What may be allowed by law in one state may be illegal in another. More often, there are slight differences in the various laws regarding a driver’s financial responsibility for operating a motor vehicle. For instance, not every state requires that a motorist carry auto insurance. However,...
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In the wake of a motor vehicle incident, a police report can be a powerful leveraging tool when it comes to negotiating a settlement. It provides detailed information and personal witness statements about the accident itself as well as road conditions, the weather, and other factors. It can include photos and witness statements as well,...
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Most states in the U.S. require vehicle owners to carry auto insurance on their cars as a way to cover any financial liabilities that may be incurred in the event of an auto accident. In most cases, there is a requirement for a minimum liability insurance level that must be maintained. Nationwide, approximately 13% of...
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Headaches are among the most common medical symptoms following car accidents. If you’ve been in an auto accident, you may have a headache even if you did not hit your head. During a crash, a vehicle — with you inside — quickly decelerates from a high rate of speed to zero. That force alone, even...
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Motorcycle accidents, like accidents involving other types of vehicles, can happen just about anytime and anywhere. But there are some factors that make accidents more likely to occur. By understanding the main causes of motorcycle accidents and what can be done to reduce or avoid these issues, you can be safer on the road. There...
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Throughout history, opioids have widely been regarded as wonder drugs. Applications of the drug have ranged from pain relief for war injuries to recreational use. Even today, their use in managing acute and chronic pain is largely considered standard care. Drugs like codeine, fentanyl, meperidine, methadone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and hydrocodone are commonly utilized to place...
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There are a number of factors that go into a car accident case, and one of them has to do with accident reconstruction. Recalling the facts of the case in their entirety can be difficult or impossible for the people involved in the collision, and witnesses to the accident may have conflicting memories of what...
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Just a few days after Christmas in 2016, a dump truck driver was driving down the highway when he had a blow-out and lost control of his rig. He drove head-on into a semi-truck, killing that driver instantly. The dump truck also ran into a pickup. The drivers of the pickup and dump truck were...
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