Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Dangers of Aggressive Driving in Missouri


The Dangers of Aggressive Driving in Missouri from Wesley Cottrell If we can begin to understand the real dangers of aggressive driving, we can hopefully improve the overall impact it has on traffic safety. The legal concept of aggressive driving describes a variety of traffic offenses that display a certain type of aggressiveness, usually meant to save time. Learn more about dangers of aggressive driving in Missouri in this presentation
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Cryotherapy can lead to Catastrophic Injury


You may or may not have heard of cryotherapy, but in many circles, it has become the latest in spa therapy.  Cryotherapy involves exposure to low temperatures in an effort to relieve pain and improve health.  As with any new fad, there are dangers that may not have been realized.  The unfortunate reality is that cryotherapy can lead to catastrophic injury, even death. Cryotherapy death in Las Vegas A 24-year-old employee at a cryotherapy center in Las Vegas died as a result of suffocation.  It was determined that she was exposed to low oxygen levels as a result of the extremely low temperatures produced in the chamber.  The chamber itself is cooled with liquid nitrogen. The purported benefits of cryotherapy Those who believe in this unusual spa treatment claim that it reduces pain and inflammation, helps with weight loss, aids blood flow, and improves skin and signs of aging.  Some even believe it improves the mental state of individuals who suffer from depression. The cryothera
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How to Handle a Hit and Run


How to Handle a Hit and Run from Wesley Cottrell A hit and run accident that causes less than $1,000 in damage to the victim’s vehicle, is a Class A misdemeanor If the damage exceeds $1,000, or the defendant has a prior violation, it is a Class D felony. Learn more about handle a hit and run in this presentation. The post How to Handle a Hit and Run appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
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Filing A Successful Missouri Disability Claim


Filing A Successful Missouri Disability Claim from Wesley Cottrell Applying for Social Security benefits can be a difficult, and somewhat intimidating, process. Learn more about Missouri disability claim in this presentation. The post Filing A Successful Missouri Disability Claim appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
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Workers Compensation Survivor Benefits in Arkansas


Workers Compensation Survivor Benefits in Arkansas from Wesley Cottrell Generally, there are three situations where the survivor of an eligible employee may be entitled to death or survivor benefits under Arkansas’ Workers Compensation laws. The most obvious is when an employee dies as a direct result of a workplace or work-related injury. Survivors may also be entitled to death benefits when the employee’s death is unrelated to his or her employment. Learn more about workers compensation survivor Benefits in Arkansas in this presentation.
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Free Report: Workers Compensation Survivor Benefits in Arkansas


If an employee suffers an injury at work, which results in his or her death, the employee’s surviving family members may be entitled to certain Workers Compensation benefits.  Every state has its own Workers Compensation laws that govern the type and amount of benefits that are available, including Arkansas. Those rules also establish who is entitled to survivor benefits after the death of an eligible employee. Topics covered in this report include:  When are Workers Compensation Survivor Benefits Available in Arkansas? Who is entitled to survivor benefits in Arkansas? What types of survivor benefits are available? Who is responsible for paying the benefits?  How long do survivor benefits last? How to make a claim for survivor benefits Can survivor benefits be denied or reduced? Click here to read the whole article or download the PDF.
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Free Report: Workers Compensation Survivor Benefits in Arkansas


If an employee suffers an injury at work, which results in his or her death, the employee’s surviving family members may be entitled to certain Workers Compensation benefits.  Every state has its own Workers Compensation laws that govern the type and amount of benefits that are available, including Arkansas. Those rules also establish who is entitled to survivor benefits after the death of an eligible employee. Topics covered in this report include:  When are Workers Compensation Survivor Benefits Available in Arkansas? Who is entitled to survivor benefits in Arkansas? What types of survivor benefits are available? Who is responsible for paying the benefits?  How long do survivor benefits last? How to make a claim for survivor benefits Can survivor benefits be denied or reduced? Click here to read the whole article or download the PDF.
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Common Damages Following a Trucking Accident


Being in a trucking accident, involving an 18-wheeler or large commercial truck, typically results in substantial damage to you and your vehicle.  Regardless of who is responsible – the truck driver, trucking company, or some other party, you should be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses.  Which types of damages you can recover and whether or not there are any limits, depends on the laws of the state where the accident occurred.  This article will mention a few of the most common damages following a trucking accident, for which you may be able to seek compensation. Medical Expenses Following a truck accident, one of the most common damages individuals incur is medical expenses. The law generally allows you to seek compensation for any medical expenses from doctor visits, surgeries, hospital stays, physical therapy, or medication related to an injury. Also, because many injuries require prolonged or even lifelong care or treatment, you may be entitled to co
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What is Social Security Disability Fraud?


When individuals apply for Social Security Benefits, they are required to certify that all of the information they have provided on the application are true and correct to the best of their knowledge.  If someone reports something on their application that they know is false, it may be a crime.  There are different forms of social security disability fraud, which clients should be aware of. Concealing facts or events that could affect eligibility One example of fraud is when an individual makes a false statement on an application or omits certain facts that are likely to have a negative effect on their benefits.  For example, failing to report that you have returned to work, that you are in jail, or withholding the death of a beneficiary, while continuing to receive and cash the deceased person s checks. Misuse of benefits by a representative payee In some cases, individuals who receive Social Security Benefits are not able to handle their own financial affairs, in which case a rel
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Common Defenses in Motorcycle Accident Cases


If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is common to take legal action in order to receive compensation for your medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering.  If you are considering whether to file a lawsuit, it is important to at least become familiar with some of the common defenses in motorcycle accident cases.  That way, you can prepare for them.  This is equally important, even in situations where a lawsuit is not filed.  Defenses are still important in negotiating settlement with an insurance carrier. Categories of defenses in motorcycle accident cases There are basically two categories of defenses that most often arise in motorcycle accident cases: those based on the facts and those based on the law.  Factual defenses can only be based on the specific factual circumstances of each case, and often include the failure to mitigate damages and contributory or comparative negligence.  On the other hand, legal defenses can bar a claim, based on some law or reg
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