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What to Look For in a Personal Injury Attorney

When you are seriously hurt, finding a lawyer might seem like more stress you don’t need. Your days are probably spent trying to navigate mazes of medical bills, travel to and from appointments with doctors, and adjust to the pain and possibly impairments from the injuries you have suffered. You may not realize it amid […]

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Steps to Take After Car Accident

9 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

The steps you take after a car accident can make or break your claim for financial compensation. If you have been seriously injured, you need to make smart decisions about protecting your legal rights, and you need to make sure you avoid mistakes that could make it more difficult to secure fair financial compensation.  What […]

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Punitive Damages

What are Punitive Damages in a Personal Injury Claim?

“If you have been injured in an accident, you are entitled to just compensation.” This statement, which you will see frequently if you are looking for information about your legal rights online, addresses the primary means of securing a financial recovery if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or intentional misconduct.  However, […]

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Heard of ‘CTE?’ The New Awareness of Concussions

You might be aware of concussions, but do you know what CTE is? Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease that afflicts athletes, military veterans and others such as victims of domestic violence with a history of repetitive brain trauma.  People with CTE develop a protein called Tau, which forms clumps that slowly […]

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Human Trafficking

America’s Invisible Crime: Child Sex Trafficking

By: Attorney Valerie B. Calistro, Managing Partner “Human Trafficking” is known as an “invisible crime” because it’s all around us, but a lot of us don’t see it, or are ignoring the signs.  As much as no one wants to talk about it, it’s important that we do. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that child […]

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Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide

The release of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”, a show about a 17 year-old schoolgirl who takes her own life and leaves behind the 13 reasons why she did it, propelled teenage suicide into the mainstream. Concerned parents and educators raised issues with what some believed was the shows ideation of suicide and its portrayal. Worryingly, […]

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Dangers of E-Cigarettes

The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

By Agostinho J. Ribeiro, Esq., CEO, Ventura Law Marketed as a “safer” smoking alternative to regular cigarettes, the popularity of electronic cigarettes – otherwise known as E-cigs – has grown significantly over the last few years.  An electronic cigarette is a battery-operated device that emits doses of vaporized nicotine, or non-nicotine solutions, for the user […]

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10 Questions to Determine Hospitalist and Specialist Responsibility in Med-Mal Cases

Physicians known as “hospitalists” have emerged in recent years due to various economic, political, medical, and social forces on inpatient care, and now are the fastest growing medical specialty. Over the last 20 years, while the number of hospitalized patients and number of specialists available to care for them has remained stable, the number of […]

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Little Known Facts About Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents, though not necessarily more common than other motor vehicle accidents, can be more shocking and devastating. But, they can also be caused by some unique circumstances. A number of studies and surveys have discovered some interesting facts and statistics about motorcycle accidents: 1. Approximately ¾ of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with another vehicle, […]

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Young Sad Women - Sexual Abuse Assault

Sexual Abuse In Private Schools

Sexual abuse in private schools is more prevalent than one would expect. At these private schools, kids are living away from home — often for the first time — and truly need the support of their teachers and faculty. As such, they are more vulnerable to sexual abuse.  In these situations, where it is not […]

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