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What Happens When You’re Hurt on Public Transit

Getting hurt anywhere in public is one of the worst experiences you can have. While there’s usually plenty of help around, you also face the callousness of people, the embarrassment of your situation and the urgency of those responsible to avoid blame. All of this is on top of the pain you’re feeling and your…

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Lady on a cruise.

Cruise Ship Liability: What to Do If You Get Sick Onboard

If you’re planning a cruise ship vacation, then you’re probably planning on a truly memorable getaway. What you might not be planning for, however, is the possibility of contracting a serious illness. Unfortunately, it is all too common for a dream cruise to end with some sort of illness. After getting sick on a cruise…

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What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

After losing a beloved family member, the last thing grieving families should have to deal with is a heavy financial burden left behind by medical bills or future income that will now go unearned. Even in cases where the death of a loved one was caused by the negligent or purposeful acts of another, this…

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Dog Bites | Harris & Graves, P.A.

How to Avoid Dog Bites This Summer

Summertime is upon us and that means a higher likelihood of encountering dogs out for a walk with their owners, or even strays that have unfortunately gotten loose. It’s astounding how many people get bit by dogs every year, but with a bit of caution, many dog bites are avoidable. Learn how you can avoid…

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Do You Really Need A Lawyer To Help You Seek Compensation?

We know you have seen too many of the annoying television ads for a lawyer who promises to get you millions of dollars after you have been in a car accident. Some of the commercials may make you think that all car accident lawyers are only out to prey on people who have been hurt…

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We Explain Rollover Injuries

Rollovers are among the deadliest of motor vehicle accidents. The reason is that many of the car’s safety features do little to protect the occupants from rollover injuries. Car bumpers and crumple zones for example, are effective at protecting against front and rear collisions. However, the rollover accident stresses the sides and roof of the…

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4 Specific Times You Should Consider Speaking With A Lawyer

When you become injured during an accident, one of the first questions you may ask yourself is if you need to hire an attorney. If you live in Columbia, and you are asking yourself this question, here are 4 times that you should start looking into Columbia injury lawyers. Long-Term or Permanent Injuries – If the injury you have…

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Examining Forklift Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning isn’t limited to idling cars in closed garages or using unventilated home heaters that burn a fuel. It can happen anywhere when combustion gases accumulate in a poorly ventilated environment. The very same homeowner who diligently installs CO detectors in his home could face the danger at work. This hazard often…

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Contingency Fees and What You Should Expect About Payment

One thing that a lot of people don’t understand about Columbia car accident lawyers is that they often work on a contingency basis. Although the term might seem confusing, it’s actually quite simple — you don’t have to pay the lawyer until you get paid, and if you don’t win your case, your lawyer won’t get paid at all. There…

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Discussing Workplace Ladder Safety

Ladders are simple to use and among the most common of workplace tools. Despite its simplicity, injuries from ladder falls are all too common. According to the CDC, falls from ladders account for 81% of fall injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments. Among the reasons for this statistic are that workers underestimate the dangers of…

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