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  • The Lifetime Costs of Paralysis

    Suffering a spinal cord injury can be very difficult and the experience can be daunting for anyone who has been harmed. Many individuals are unsure of whether or not they should file a lawsuit after a negligence-related accident, but a spinal cord injury can lead to a lifetime of issues. Paralysis is one of the most catastrophic injuries and it comes with plenty of costs to consider. This is an ...
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  • How Negligence Causes TBI

    For many individuals, suffering even the slightest injury is difficult to endure. Imagine how difficult it is to suffer a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone’s negligent actions? This is the difficult situation many individuals face, and the causes are often very preventable. One thing to understand is that when there is negligence involved in the cause of a traumatic brain injury, ...
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  • Serious Injuries: What Are They and What Can You Do?

    What would you do if one day, someone’s negligent actions forced you to deal with an injury? Unfortunately, this is the daunting reality that countless individuals face each and every year. As a result, they must deal with a number of potential issues that arise. One of the things that can make this even worse is when the injury sustained is considered serious or catastrophic. These are the most ...
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  • Duck Boat in Stone County, Missouri Sinks, Resulting in 17 Deaths

    Official reports out of Stone County, Missouri are confirming that 17 of 31 passengers aboard a commercial duck boat that capsized last night have passed away. The boat was touring Table Rock Lake, located near the town of Branson, in the evening when a storm clouded the region. As the lake’s surface churned violently, the duck boat struggled to return to shore before sinking and capsizing. The ...
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  • Ford Explorer Investigated by Feds After Owners Claim the SUV Is Making Them Sick

    On January 23, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed it is investigating Ford Explorer models made between 2011 and 2017. The investigation came about after a consumer safety group repeated its appeal for a recall on behalf of a growing number of drivers who reported incidents of dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Ford has publicly dismissed the need to recall its Ford ...
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  • Presley & Presley, LLC Selected as 2018 Best Law Firms by U.S. News®

    Our firm, Presley & Presley, LLC, is excited to announce we have been selected as part of the list of 2018 Best Law Firms by U.S. News®. This incredible achievement highlights our firm’s undying, tireless devotion to our clients, colleagues, and community. The law firms selected to this list are evaluated depending on a number of important qualifications, and our firm is thrilled to be honored on ...
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  • 3 Tips to Prevent Car Accidents

    Statistics show car accidents are so common each driver will file a car crash claim once every 17 years or so. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 35,092 people died in auto collisions in 2015. However, there are some ways you can improve your chances of avoiding danger on the road. Tip #1: Drive Defensively Defensive driving is a term used to describe ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    Whiplash is typically the byproduct of many rear-end car collisions, where one car strikes the back of another. The force of this collision causes the body to move forward and then stop suddenly when the chest encounters the seat belt. However, the neck’s momentum continues, which can put severe strain on the muscles in the neck, causing soreness. Whiplash is the name for this type of injury, but ...
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  • Valuable Tips for Safe Driving

    Whenever you climb behind the wheel of your car and prepare to head off to your next destination, it’s important to remember that safety should be of the utmost concern. We drive so often that for many people it’s now second-nature, which means we don’t always think about the potential consequences of a car accident. Accidents can lead to serious injuries and substantial property loss, so drivers ...
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  • Should I Say "Sorry" After an Accident?

    If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident before, then you’re probably well aware of just how tense and emotionally strenuous an accident scene can be. So what many people do to try to de-escalate the situation before it goes out of control is to try to break the tension with their good nature and friendliness. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, a lot of these people also don’t realize ...
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  • Summer Road Trip Prep

    Many people decide to head onto the highway for a family road trip during the summer. Kids have the summer off, and parents might be saving vacation time for the warmest months of the year. While you might think summer is the safest time of year to drive, the roads can still be somewhat dangerous if you’re unprepared. Here is how best to prepare for your upcoming vacation. Take Your Car to the ...
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  • June Is National Safety Month

    The National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of other organizations across the United States are promoting National Safety Month this June. This month-long focus on safety is designed to raise awareness of what it takes to keep ourselves and each other safe by helping reduce the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in homes and communities. This year the NSC focuses on a ...
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  • What to Do If My Child Is Injured?

    According to several studies, more than 14 million child injuries happen each year throughout the United States. Some of these injuries are a natural part of growing up, such as falling down and skinning a knee. Other injuries, however, could be easily prevented with a little caution from attending adults. More than a quarter of the injuries experienced by children occur in or around school ...
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  • 3 Tips to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

    Most people know riding motorcycles is a dangerous proposition. Every 72 or so bikes out of 100,000 were involved in a fatal crash in 2006, while only 13 or so cars out of 100,000 experienced the same fate. If motorcycles were the only vehicles on the road, their potential for crashes would go down significantly. According to the Hurt Report published in 1981, 75% of accidents that year were found ...
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  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Michigan Hotel Pool Leaves 12 Hospitalized and 1 Dead

    Emergency officials in Michigan responded to the Quality Inn in Niles after a group of youths were discovered around the indoor swimming pool, unconscious, by a hotel staff member. Among the victims, a 13-year-old boy was found dead, while 12 others were hospitalized. According to officials, the carbon monoxide levels at the hotel were 800 parts per million. To put that in perspective, U.S. ...
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