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Is Personal Injury Protection Necessary?

Having a PIP, or personal injury protection, policy while traveling can help the policyholder cover the costs of medical bills and lost wages for himself and his passengers. As opposed to standard automobile insurance, PIP insurance is no-fault auto insurance that covers the driver and associated parties despite who caused the accident. In some states, PIP insurance is a mandatory extension of standard car insurance. PIP Coverage Per the particular policy, personal injury protection insurance may pay up to 80 percent of the driver and passengers' medical bills, including rehabilitation. Sometimes, PIP covers the injuries of other drivers and pedestrians. If necessary,...

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Researchers Have Linked Traumatic Brain Injury To Another Contact Sport

A link has been recently discovered by researchers from both Britain's National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and University College, London regarding traumatic brain injury and contact sports. Of the many sports, soccer was the most recent sport added to the list of many possibilities. With a link between football and TBI already established, there were many headlines beginning to pop up regarding suicide among former players. After many autopsies were performed, it was discovered that many of them had sustained Traumatic Brain Injury. Besides Football, many other sports have the potential to cause TBI. These include baseball, hockey, boxing, lacrosse,...

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The Truth And Nothing But The Truth

Many times a person in an auto accident hasn't clue what to do especially if damages are involved. Oh, sure, medical and the police may be involve but that's only to insure that the people involved know who to contact. The first step a person should remember is to keep your mouth shut and don't admit anything. The second step is to contact a personal injury lawyer who handles cases like this for a living. However, in some cases, people are hesitant to contact a personal injury lawyer for many reasons. Here are few myths you should remember that are...

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Pokemon Go Injuries

The game The Pokemon game just surfaces weeks ago and already causing injuries due to gameplay. Let me brief you about the game in case you are not familiar with it. This is what you refer to as an augmented reality game, in which players are allowed to hold Pokemon captive (fictional characters based on Japanese franchise, i.e. video game, card game, etc.) in the actual world. These creatures are viewed through the camera of player’s phone as they walk through their neighborhood. The game itself took some certain preventive measures and warned players to be aware of their surroundings and play...

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Choosing The Right Personal Injury Attorney To Help You

Choosing a personal injury attorney to help you is a very big part of how you will care for yourself and your family after you are hurt. There could be a need for a car accident attorney, or it could be something like a workplace injury. You have a lot of options, and you just need to decide what you are going to do to help yourself. You have been hurt, and someone has to compensate you because of what has happened. All the injuries that happen have someone who was at fault, and that person needs to be named in...

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Know When You Need A Personal Injury Attorney

In Texas, car accidents are very common and if you're involved in an accident, then you should know when you need to hire a personal injury attorney. Some accidents require an attorney, while others don't. Here is when a personal injury attorney is worth it. There's no need to hire an attorney if you only suffered scrapes and minor bruises, but if you suffered serious injures that may cause long lasting repercussions, then you will want to considering hiring a personal injury attorney. If a driver caused an accident and they were not insured or under-insured, then consider hiring an attorney....

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Pedestrian Injuries And Compensation

Statistics show that more than 75,000 accidents happen each year that involve autos and pedestrians. Among these accidents, more than 5000 pedestrians die from them. What this means is that every 7 minutes someone is seriously harmed in an auto-pedestrian accident. The type of injuries that happen in these accidents can be quite serious. This is because the size of the vehicle or truck or that hits the person is substantially larger than the person. The injuries can entail nerve damage, brain and spinal injuries, as well as paralysis and multiple bone fractures. The seriousness of the injuries entail in depth medical...

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Texas Teens Send Message to Peers: “Don’t Drink & Drive”

Texas officials and safety advocates are pushing for new approaches to educating teens about the dangers of teenage drunk driving. Of Texans under age 21 who were killed in traffic crashes in 2009, 185 were drunk themselves or were in a car with a drunk driver. Texas has a rate of five alcohol-related driving fatalities per 100,000 people. For those under 21, the rate is 2.3 alcohol-related driving fatalities per 100,000 people. Although teen fatalities caused by drunk drivers in Texas dropped by over 42 percent from 1999 to 2009, the numbers are still unsettling for many. Alcohol is an influential factor in...

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Statistics Show Helmets Protect Riders From Severe Injury and Death

Texas offers motorcycle riders miles and miles of open road and beautiful countryside. However, a string of deadly Texas motorcycle accidents in July of 2011 serve as a reminder of the dangers of riding a motorcycle and the need for all riders to take precautions to ensure the safest possible ride. According to news reports of the July accidents, many of the riders died, while one lived; however, the rider that survived suffered severe head injuries. While riding a motorcycle is still safe, if a motorcycle crash does occur, the injuries may be traumatic, ranging from road rash and broken bones...

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Houston Brain Injury Attorneys

One of the most distressing forms of injury is the brain injury. At least if a victim's leg is hurt, their mind is still functioning. The brain is the control center of the body, the emotions, and everything that one thinks or does. It can radically alter who an individual is. This means that if you or somebody who you love has endured a brain injury as a result of a mistake the somebody else has made, you should contact John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC. Our expertise in this field of law is drawn from years of experience dealing with...

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