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Serious accidents usually result in physical injury, as well as emotional injury and economic losses. Yet, catastrophic injuries are different in that they most often result in more severe injuries, including long-term or permanent disabilities. Catastrophic injuries also tend to have a more substantial impact on personal injury victims and their families. That does not mean, however, that injuries must be permanent in order to be considered catastrophic. Here is what you need to know about catastrophic injuries Read the entire blog post at https://www.cottrelllawoffice.com/personal-injury-lawyer-discusses-catastrophic-injuries/ Please share your thoughts with us and let us know if you have any questions on this topic.

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We all know the parable of the Good Samaritan, one who does what he can to help someone in need, even when they have no obligation to do so. In most cases, a Good Samaritan is a welcome sight. However, not every Good Samaritan actually accomplishes the good deeds they intend to perform. That is exactly what happened in an unfortunate turn of events that lead to a horrible car accident. As your car accident attorney can explain, Good Samaritans can also be held liable for injuries in a car accident. Read the entire blog post at https://www.cottrelllawoffice.com/good-samaritans-can-liable-car-accident-injuries/ Please share your thoughts with us and let us know if you have any questions on this topic.

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If you receive a denial of benefits letter from the SSA, there is still hope. You can always appeal the decision. An appeal must be submitted in writing within 60 days from the date you receive the denial, and there is a presumption that you received the letter within five days after it was sent. After a denial, there are three levels of appeal and your social security disability lawyer can help you navigate through them. Read the entire blog post at https://www.cottrelllawoffice.com/let-social-security-disability-lawyer-prepare-hearing/ Please share your thoughts with us and let us know if you have any questions on this topic.

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It is all too common to see drivers with cell phones to their ears or looking down into their laps, most likely texting. These distracted drivers are a danger to everyone on the roadways, as well as, pedestrians near the roadways. According to some reports, drivers talking or texting on their phones while driving are involved in at least 10 percent of fatal car accidents. If you or someone you know is injured or killed in a car accident involving a texting driver, you need to speak to a car accident attorney to determine your rights. Read the entire blog post at https://www.cottrelllawoffice.com/liability-for-texting-while-driving/ Please share your thoughts with us and let us know if you have any questions on this topic.

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There are various reasons why your employer’s worker’s comp carrier might contest your claim for benefits. If you filed your claim after the deadline or failed to provide the required notice, your claim could be contested. There may also be issues related to your injury, how and when it occurred, which may result in a dispute. Ultimately, claims contested by the Worker’s Comp Carrier will usually need to be appealed. That is when you need a workers compensation lawyer. Read the entire blog post at https://www.cottrelllawoffice.com/happens-workers-comp-claim-challenged/ Please share your thoughts with us and let us know if you have any questions on this topic.

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Everything You Need to Know About Defamation Personal Injury Claims - Our personal injury attorney will explain a personal injury claim for defamation, a type of claim that does not involve actual physical injury

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Potential Workers Comp Claims for Post-Hurricane Workers - The devastation that the last couple of months, with hurricane after hurricane plaguing our country has brought to light a potential type of Workers Comp claim that clients may need to consider. There are several different types of workers that may be called upon to respond to the aftermath of a hurricane-ravaged city or town.  [ ] The post Potential Workers Comp Claims for Post-Hurricane Workers appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.

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Not Every Health Care Provider Can Help Your Social Security Disability Claim - A critical part of the medical evidence you need to provide in support of your social security disability claim is your physician’s medical opinion.  In order to adequately prepare for your disability hearing, it is important that you obtain supportive statements from the physicians who treated you in the past. To be effective, your physician [ ] The post Not Every Health Care Provider Can Help Your Social Security Disability Claim appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.

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Every legal claim is different, both factually and with regard to the laws that apply. As your personal injury lawyer will tell you, one of the most important components in determining the value of a personal injury claim is the nature and seriousness of the actual injuries. The purpose of a damages award in a personal injury case is to make the victim "whole." This basically means compensating the victim for everything was lost as a result of the accident or injury. The only way to do accomplish that is through a monetary award. Read the entire blog post at https://www.cottrelllawoffice.com/personal-injury-lawyer-can-tell-proving-damages/ Please share your thoughts with us and let us know if you have any questions on this topic.

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How Do “Stand Your Ground” Laws Affect Personal Injury Claims? - You may not realize it but there are a number of states that have enacted “stand your ground” laws when it comes to self-defense from injury. Missouri is one of those states. Other states provide some form of civil immunity under specific self-defense situations, including Arkansas. So, what effect might these laws have on a [ ] The post How Do “Stand Your Ground” Laws Affect Personal Injury Claims? appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
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