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Injured in a Ride-Share; Who is Responsible?

Ride sharing is always thought to be convenient, economical, and environment friendly but have you ever wondered about liability when you think of services like Lyft and Uber. The sharing economy has certainly connected consumers with providers in more advanced and technology enabled ways that have made lives easier but it has also brought new risks such as regulatory and …

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Expungement 101

Speeding tickets, arrests or any other kind of misdemeanor with reference to the law is recorded as public information in the US. It is present on your public records, accessible by background check companies, public offices, employers, and academic institutions. Clearly that means that if you have been in a sticky situation with the law at any point, it can …

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Bite Lawsuits

Dog bites can be extremely serious – and scary – especially when children are the victims. Unfortunately, many dog owners have not taken the time to properly train or socialize their dogs, putting both the animal and other people in danger. While we all like to believe our beloved Fido would never do anything to hurt another dog or person, …

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxable?

With tax season upon us, we are getting a lot of questions regarding whether or not Social Security benefits (SSD) are taxable. For those who are awarded disability benefits, it is important that they understand what may be required of them when it comes time to file taxes. Unfortunately, there is no clear cut answer. Some people are required to …

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How to Divide Assets in a Divorce

In many cases, people who have decided to enter into divorce actions do not realize that the division of property and assets can be quite complicated. While two individuals who have decided to end their marriage typically don’t have a problem agreeing not to live together, it is often a different story when it comes time to divide the things …

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Does your health coverage control access to Hepatitis C lifesaving drugs?

More than 3 million Americans have hepatitis C (Hep C), a viral infection that affects the liver. If not treated with proper medication in time, it can lead to liver damage and even liver cancer. Harvoni and Sovaldi are two of the most effective medications to treat chronic Hep C and were approved recently (2014) by the FDA. These two …

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Understanding Umbilical Cord Injuries and Medical Malpractice

Birth injuries are extremely serious, especially when they could have been prevented. As any parent can attest to, you rely on the experience and knowledge of doctors and nursing staff to ensure your child is delivered without issue. When a trusted medical staff member acts negligently, resulting in injury – or worse – to your newborn, something must be done. …

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Counterfeit Drugs: A Dangerous Reality

The counterfeit prescription drug industry makes around $75 billion a year globally. The United States, despite having tight control over manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceuticals, has experienced an increasing number of cases involving distribution and sale of fake drugs in recent years. 40% of the drugs consumed in the US are imported and 80% of the ingredients used in American …

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7 Surprising – and Little Known – Facts About Car Accidents

Car accidents happen every single day in the United States. Whether because of a distracted or impaired driver, weather, a hazard on the road, or a product defect, chances are the majority of those who drive will find themselves involved in some type of accident or another. Because car accidents are such a common occurrence in our society, most people …