What Happens to My Injury Case If I am Deployed Overseas or Change Duty Assignments?

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Moving around from one base to another is one of the most common aspects of military service. From temporary duty assignments to deployments to base reassignments, travel is virtually inevitable for most active-duty military families and Reserve members. What happens when a military servicemember or […]

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Veterans Who Were Stationed at Camp Lejeune May Be Eligible for Compensation

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For over three decades starting in the 1950s and continuing well into the 1980s, U.S. servicemembers, civilian workers, and their family members who lived or worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, were exposed to dangerously contaminated water. While this water […]

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How Does a Spinal Cord Injury Affect Your Life?

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Spinal cord injuries are some of the most serious injuries one can ever suffer, often leaving victims partially or totally disabled. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, more than 17,500 people suffer very serious spinal cord injuries every year, and millions suffer […]

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5 Tips for Riding a Motorcycle in Extreme Heat

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Summertime is undeniably motorcycle season, but in the extreme heat and humidity Georgia, Alabama, and Florida experience, sometimes the weather is genuinely too hot to properly enjoy yourself outdoors. Here’s how riders can stay safe and cool during a motorcycle trip, even when the weather […]

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Can You Get Serious Injuries from a Bicycle Crash?

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In Columbus, Phenix City and Ft. Benning—and through our community—we are fortunate to have miles of dedicated bike paths and trails. And while most everyone experienced scrapes, bumps, and bruises when they first learned how to ride a bike, most of us have enjoyed injury-free […]

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I’m Active Duty Military—If I’m Injured While On Duty or Not, Can I See a Civilian Doctor So I Don’t Get Put on Profile?

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Maintaining personal readiness is a key responsibility of every Armed Forces servicemember. Active Duty troops must keep up their “fit for duty” status so they are ready and able to do their jobs without restrictions. However, injuries and illnesses are a part of life. When […]

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What Are My Rights if My Child Is Injured at a Swimming Pool?

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When it gets hot and humid in Georgia and Alabama, many families enjoy visiting a pool, whether it be a public pool, water park, or pool in their own backyards. Unfortunately, when not properly equipped, these visits can end with injuries. It is important to […]

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Can I ask that a TRICARE claim for reimbursement of payments made be waived or reduced?

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Many U.S. servicemembers, veterans, and their family members depend on TRICARE benefits when they need medical treatment for non-military service-related illnesses and injuries, from regular preventative care to emergency treatment after serious car wrecks and other accidents. However, when using TRICARE, there are laws that […]

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Why Do I Have to File a Claim Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, and Can I Do It Myself?

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If you are injured through the negligence or “wrongful act” of a government employee, department, or worker engaged in their job, you can’t simply file a personal injury lawsuit the way you normally would for someone in a different profession. Instead, you must do so […]

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Can Active-Duty Servicemembers File Medical Malpractice Claims Against Military Doctors?

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Many U.S. military members sign up to serve their country without fear because they know that if they are injured, they will have prompt access to some of the best healthcare in the world. However, some servicemembers experience the opposite when they fall victim to […]

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