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It’s Time to Get a Grip on Hot Tub Accidents

Hot Tubs provide relaxation and health benefits, but serious injuries can occur if proper safety measures are not taken to prevent accidents. Hot Tub Safety Many people use hot tubs for relaxation and therapy for aching muscles, but without proper safety measures, hot tub accidents can result in serious injuries and even death. Common hot tub-related injuries include: bruises, cuts, fractures, ...

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When Dementia Patients Wander [infographic]

Dementia patients who wander away from nursing homes face significant injury and fatality risks due to external dangers and cognitive impairments. Elopement, when a dementia patient wanders out of a home or nursing facility and does not return, is considered the most dangerous type of wandering with a higher risk of serious injuries and death. If you or a family member was seriously injured in ...

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Pending Bill Would Allow Debt Collection Attorneys to Abuse Consumers

The provisions within HR 4550 sponsored by Representatives Gonzalez and Mooney would exempt attorneys from the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and remove oversight of lawyers engaged in litigation from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The legislation has not been marked up or voted on and it remains under consideration in the House Financial Services Committee. Proposed Changes Th...

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Air Guns Can Kill

Air guns are responsible for thousands of accidental injuries numerous fatalities each year in the United States. BB and pellet guns often cause permanent eye injuries, deep puncture wounds that leave nerve damage and scarring, severe infections, and even death. Because these guns are often purchased as toys, children and young adults are especially susceptible to the dangers. If you or a loved...

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Avoid These Mistakes When Disputing Credit Report Errors

Consumers have the right to dispute incorrect information contained in their credit reports, but it is important that consumers follow the right procedures when disputing these errors to achieve satisfactory results. Many common errors that consumers make will hinder their efforts and lead to less than satisfactory resolutions. 1. Engaging Only the Lender While it is important to directly dis...

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How to Survive Driving in the City

For drivers who are not used to busy streets, traffic jams, bumper-to-bumper congestion, a continuous array of traffic signals and signs, and large numbers of bicyclists and pedestrians, city driving presents unique challenges that pose safety risks. Fortunately, there is a lot of drivers can do to ease the pain of driving through the city. If you or a family member was seriously injured in a c...

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Can Late Payments Be Reported After Bankruptcy Is Filed?

There are certain guidelines that creditors must follow when a consumer files bankruptcy and it is a violation of the FCRA for creditors to report negative activity that occurred after the bankruptcy was filed. However, any negative activity that occurred before the filing can be reported by creditors and can remain on a consumer's credit report for up to seven years. The Seven Year Wait Late...

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New Alert System Prevents Kids from Being Left Out in the Cold

Auto manufacturers have developed a new radio-based auto sensor that detects the presence of an unattended child left in a car and sends warning alerts to parents. The auto technology system, VitaSense, helps protect children from vehicular heatstroke and cold exposure. If your loved one has been seriously injured due to negligence, call an experienced Las Vegas injury attorney at Cogburn Law O...

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Who Pays for Research-Related Injuries

Clinical research studies can pose risks such as illness, injury, adverse reactions, and even death to participants. Although most research-related study sponsors are willing to pay for the costs of some subject injuries, they are not willing to pay for costs incurred due to an institution’s mistakes, reckless or negligent behavior, or failure to follow proper protocol for the study. Sponsor...

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Pedestrian Barriers Make Their Way to the Strip

Recently, the first phase of pedestrian barriers was installed on the Las Vegas Strip to prevent motor vehicles from crashing into pedestrians. In 2017, Nevada saw the highest number of pedestrian deaths on record. Clark County officials assert that new barriers along the Strip will help prevent future pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Pedestrian Injuries on the Las Vegas Strip On January 1...

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