What Should I Do After I’ve Been Bitten By a Dog?

bitten by a dog

Dog bites are a serious issue that can cause physical injury and emotional trauma. While dogs are known as man’s best friend, they can still pose a threat if not properly trained and socialized. Dog bites are common, with 4.5 million individuals bitten by dogs annually in the United States, …

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Five Common Easter Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Easter injuries

Easter is a joyful holiday that many people look forward to celebrating each year. However, increased travel, outdoor activities, or even holiday preparations can result in serious injuries that have lasting consequences. When you’re planning your Easter celebration, there are a few things to keep in mind to keep everyone …

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4 Essential Elements to Building a Successful Car Accident Claim

Successful Car Accident Claim

Some people rely on their insurance company to handle their car accident claim. This is almost always a huge mistake, since insurance companies prioritize their profits over being fair to their customers. While the injury attorneys at Patterson Legal Group take great pride in handling all of your legal needs, …

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What Is Loss of Consortium?

loss of consortium

When a loved one is seriously injured or killed due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, the emotional and psychological impact can be immense. The loss or permanent injury of a spouse or partner can have far-reaching consequences for both the individual and their family, including the losses …

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Should I Buy Another Car Seat After a Car Accident?

Replace Child Car Seat After Accident?

Parents have a lot of expenses. They have to pay for food, shelter, amenities, childcare, and many other necessities. Often parents have to decide what items or activities that a child must live without in order to afford the child’s necessities. One thing parents should never forgo is purchasing a …

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What Is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage?

personal injury protection coverage

Car insurance requirements vary from state to state. This can be confusing for drivers, however, it is vital for all drivers to have the required coverage in their state to avoid costly legal consequences. Understanding the types of coverage you need can help you prepare for a car accident. One …

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What Are Compensatory Damages in Personal Injury Claims?

Compensatory damages

The purpose of a personal injury lawsuit is for the plaintiff to seek damages, or financial compensation, for their injuries and losses occurred because of that injury. These damages, called compensatory damages, are awarded in personal injury lawsuits. Depending on the circumstances of the personal injury claim, other economic damages …

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Five Late-Appearing Car Accident Injuries

Late-Appearing Car Accident Injuries

Getting into a car accident can result in all sorts of injuries. Some of these injuries can take days–or even weeks–to manifest. Ailments with delayed symptoms are often referred to as late-appearing car accident injuries. The good news is that medical professionals that specialize in treating car crash victims understand …

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Scald Burns and How to Avoid Them

Scald Burns and How to Avoid Them

When most people think about burn injuries, they think about burns caused by fire. Scald burns, which are burns caused by hot liquid or steam, are often overlooked. This is why the American Burn Association (ABA) is using National Burn Awareness Week (February 5-11, 2023) to promote ways to prevent …

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Five Reasons Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

Why You Need a Lawyer For Personal Injury

When you’ve been injured in an accident, the last thing you want to worry about is navigating the legal system. Unfortunately, dealing with insurance companies, medical bills, and potential lawsuits can be overwhelming and time consuming. That’s why you need a lawyer if you’ve suffered an injury caused by the …

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