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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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When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you have been injured, should you hire a personal injury lawyer? Will a lawyer be able to help you recover your losses; or, will you be wasting your time (and theirs) by scheduling a free consultation? The truth is, after most types of accidents, it is hard to know whether you need a personal […]

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Cyber Bullying

Cyberbullying the Most Unfortunate Product of Our Online Culture

As the mom of a tween, I am so very mindful about my child’s interactions online.  I constantly remind my child to not talk to strangers on gaming sites, to never disclose personal information, and to never share photos.  And yet, although I do consider myself tech savvy, it was not until recently that I […]

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Organic Weed Control

The Advantages of Organic Weed Control

Weeds are an inevitable annoyance in any gardener’s life, invading lawns and creating extra work for even the most green-fingered of people. The use of synthetic chemicals has traditionally managed weeds – but at what cost to the environment? Chemical herbicides not only cause what is known as ‘soil persistence’ but they can also make […]

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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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Millennials: A Bad Rep

Whew! I just missed the cut.  Born in 1980, I am undeniably a Gen Xer, and I can’t say I mind it.  Let’s be honest, millennials (folks born between 1981 and 1996 as defined by the Pew Research Center) get a bad rep. Millennials get stereotyped as being entitled and needy of instant gratification, while […]

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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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