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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.

A Guide to Medical Imaging: X-Rays, CT Scans, and MRIs

Webp.net-resizeimage (5).jpgIf you've ever watched a good legal drama, you know that any legitimate claim is supported by good evidence. And when it comes to personal injury claims, medical evidence is the most important kind. Medical imaging, such as CT scans, MRIs, and X-rays, is a powerful tool in the presentation of personal injury cases; the images taken can prove just how serious or debilitating the injuries have been for the person who suffered them.

Stay Safe This Fourth of July

Fourth of July SafetyIndependence Day has a lot to offer in Western Pennsylvania - from fireworks displays to cookouts to family road trips, this summer holiday is a family favorite for a reason. However, it's also a holiday that comes with its fair share of risks. In 2014 alone, an estimated 10,500 firework injuries in emergency rooms across the country. And that's just one activity!

Injured in an accident some Personal Injury terms

Personal Injury - is the broad label of the law that lawyers give to cases where someone was Injured in an Accident. Accidents happen. Some could have or should have been prevented. Your life can change in an instant. We see it way too often here at Dugan & Associates.

Best Lawyer. Superlawyer. Mitch Dugan: Pittsburgh Personal Injury Attorney

Best Lawyer, Superlawyer, Personal Injury attorney--what do these terms mean in Pennsylvania? If you sustained an injury and you are looking for an attorney you immediately realize that there are a lot of injury lawyers advertising and how can you tell them apart? You want to hire a lawyer that is a good fit for you. Someone who is experienced. An attorney who can settle your case and get you as much as they can as fast as they can. One who listen to you and cares about you. And if they aren't able to settle your personal injury case you want a lawyer who knows the law, the system, are experienced and will fight for you to bring your case to a successful conclusion. You want an injury lawyer who can get results.

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