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Important Questions to Ask Your Workers' Compensation/Personal Injury Lawyer

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When pursuing a workers' compensation or personal injury case, establishing sound communication with your attorney during the consultation process is the best way to formulate a proactive legal strategy.  

A Conversation with Mitch: Why Dugan & Associates is a Reliable Firm For You

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The city of Pittsburgh is filled with law firms specializing in workers' compensation and personal injury cases. With Allegheny County's exceedingly high workplace injury rate, Dugan & Associates represents a high volume of clients whose lives have been drastically impacted by an injury caused by the negligence of someone else. Our values are always rooted in operating with a client-first mentality. In this Q&A session with Mitch Dugan, we highlight exactly why you can trust our team to handle your workers' compensation or personal injury case with honesty, integrity and empathy.

Personal Injury Compensation Breakdown: How Much is my Case Worth?

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If you're filing a personal injury case, you will potentially be eligible for monetary compensation based off the details of your injury - whether it was caused by a car accident, slip and fall, or another incident that caused harm due to the negligence of someone else. However, as you begin to assess your legal options,  you're probably going to ask yourself these questions:

Personal Injury Claims: What's Pain and Suffering, and How Are Damages Determined?

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Pain and suffering damages are a highly important aspect that your lawyer will review when assessing the details of your personal injury case. In addition to the costs of medical bills and lost wages, pain and suffering can cause serious financial burdens on families. So, it is always important to seek the advice of a lawyer in these situations to ensure you receive the maximum monetary compensation you are entitled to.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim After a Slip or Fall on an Icy Sidewalk

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During the winter months, slippery sidewalks from ice and snow increase the risk of seriously injuring yourself due to a slip or fall. Just imagine this: you're walking your dog through your neighborhood on a cold snowy night when, suddenly, your feet slip out from underneath you - causing you to land awkwardly on your arm and slam your back/head on the concrete sidewalk. A sharp pain immediately shoots through your arm, and your vision blurs amid a splitting headache.

The Basics Behind Personal Injury Settlements

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If you suffer a serious injury due to the negligence of someone else, it's likely that their insurance company will contact you for an official statement to review details of the incident before offering an injury settlement. Before talking to the insurance company let alone coming to any decision, however, you should seek advice from our team at Dugan & Associates in order to know when you should - or shouldn't - accept a settlement offer based on the specifics of your case.

Workers' Comp vs. Personal Injury: Which Should You File?

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When seriously injured at work, it's highly recommended that you speak to a lawyer to discuss your case in order to find out if your unfortunate situation is eligible for workers' compensation benefits. In instances where you're injured at work due to the negligence of somebody other than your employer, you would have an additional option called a personal injury claim.

What to Do Immediately After a Dog Bite

4444doberman-dog-animal-world-anim.jpgWhile most dogs are happy to provide endless companionship to the people around them, even the most docile canine can snap under certain circumstances. According to the Center For Disease Control (CDC), approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States every year. Since dog bite injuries can have significant medical, legal, and financial ramifications, it's important to know what to do after a dog bite.

What to Do If Your Child Is Injured in a Bicycle Accident

1315352pexels-photo-680108.jpgIt's every parent's worst nightmare: your child was riding a bicycle when they were struck by a car. It happens more often than you'd think - in 2015, over 61,000 children were involved in motor vehicle crashes while on a bicycle. While any bicycle accident involving your child can be terrifying, if your child is hit by a car, there are important measures to take after the accident that will help protect your right to compensation:

Personal Injury Claims: Understanding Pain and Suffering Damages

1212pexels-photo-568027.jpgIf you've ever been involved in a legal case, or have even watched a TV show about lawyers, you may have heard confusing legal jargon thrown around by those involved. Perhaps you've heard terms like "pain and suffering" or "punitive damages," but no one has ever really explained what those terms mean.
Read on for an in-depth explanation of pain and suffering damages, and what they could potentially mean to someone's personal injury case.

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