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When Is An Accident Just an Accident?

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

As personal injury lawyers, we hear and even use the word “accident” a lot, but we don’t particularly like the term. By calling car wrecks, or slips and falls, or injuries from defective products “accidents,” the implication is that it happened for no reason and...

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Category: Personal Injury

Does a Lawyer Have to Keep My Situation Private If I Don’t Hire Them?

April 5, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

Most people are aware that private conversations they have with their lawyer can’t be used against them in a trial, and they aren’t required to share anything they told their lawyer in confidence. That’s because of attorney-client privilege.

However, does this still apply if...

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Category: Personal Injury

Do I Have to Pay to Speak to a Lawyer?

March 15, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

One of the biggest concerns people have when they need to hire a lawyer after an accident is whether or not they can afford one! The good news is…YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN!

At the Law Offices of Gary Bruce, we always tell anyone who has...

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Category: Personal Injury

How to Pick a Good Lawyer

March 8, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

Because there are so many personal injury law firms, if you’ve never needed to hire a lawyer before and don’t have anyone to provide you with a recommendation, it can be hard to know how to pick the right lawyer from all the choices...

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Category: Personal Injury

Be Wary of Cold Calls from Lawyers After an Accident

March 1, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

As personal injury attorneys, we can’t tell you how many times we’ve had to fight negative perceptions as being “ambulance chasers.” But the unfortunate truth is, there are some unethical lawyers out there who don’t mind giving the rest of us a bad reputation...

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Category: Personal Injury

Is It Too Late to File a Personal Injury Claim?

February 22, 2021

When people are injured in accidents, they don’t always immediately realize the severity of their injuries, and how much treatment they will need. But health insurance doesn’t cover everything, and your bills may quickly grow to more than you can afford, especially if you are unable to work until you recover. Your other daily expenses,...

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Category: Personal Injury

The Most Common Causes of Burn Injuries

February 1, 2021

Burns are one of the leading causes of accidental injury and death in the U.S. In fact, someone in the U.S. is burned seriously enough to require treatment roughly every minute, according to data collected by the National Fire Protection Association.

All burns should be treated with care, as they can...

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Category: Personal Injury

How to Recognize a Bad Nursing Home

January 11, 2021

Trusting your loved one’s health and happiness to strangers is never easy. Whether your elderly loved one can no longer safely live alone and unassisted, or they are already moved into a nursing home, you’re understandably concerned about the level of care they receive.

Sadly, far too often that fear is justified by nursing homes...

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Category: Personal Injury

What to Expect at Your Personal Injury Deposition

January 4, 2021

Your lawyer said you need to give a deposition. Now what? Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds. Let’s start with going over what a deposition actually is.

What Is a Deposition?

A deposition for a personal injury claim is when the other party’s attorney questions you about how you were injured....

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Category: Personal Injury

Wrongful Death Vs. Survival Action

December 23, 2020

After losing a loved one because of someone’s negligence, survivors often have different legal options to get justice for their loss. The criminal justice system holds at-fault parties responsible for crimes that lead to death. But civil courts can also be used to hold at-fault parties responsible for the financial consequences of a death.

Using...

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Category: Personal Injury