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.
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.
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.
Once again, workers' compensation Attorney Mitchell H. Dugan of Dugan & Associates has been named the Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA for the 12th year in a row by Super Lawyers. No more than five percent of Pennsylvania lawyers are selected by Super Lawyers annually.
While 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.
It'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:
If 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.
If 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.
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.