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Safety Tips For The Holidays

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The holidays are supposed to merry and bright - a time filled with laughter, joy, friends, and family. Unfortunately for many families this year, it will also be a time with unforeseen medical expenses and unplanned trips to the emergency room.

The United States Consumer Protection Safety Commission has estimated that there are more than 15,000 injuries every year that involved decorating for the holidays. When you take into account the thousands of additional injuries that involve car accidents, defective products, house fires, and slick driveways, sidewalks, and roads, it's easy to see why some people consider the holidays to be the most dangerous time of year.


Staying Safe During The Holidays

Our personal injury attorneys in Camden County are here to help you keep you and your family safe this holiday season. Avoid common injuries and hazards by following these common-sense safety precautions.

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Though many of you have probably already decorated for the holidays, here are a…

Am I Entitled To Spousal Support?

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It is up to each married couple how they wish to divide responsibilities such as raising children, earning income, and maintaining the household. No matter how they choose to divide these responsibilities, however, the underlying expectation is that married couples will work together to support and balance each other. When a marriage ends, each of the spouses is expected to support him/herself individually. For some people, this is easier said than done. Keep reading to learn more about the resources that are available to people in this situation, courtesy of the team at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C.


Understanding Spousal Support

Spousal support, alimony, and spousal maintenance are all terms used to refer to payments someone extends to his/her ex-spouse after their marriage has ended. Maintenance laws exist to protect lower-earning spouses who may otherwise be unable to support themselves after getting divorced. It is not always the case that a higher-earning spouse w…

Pursuing A Brain Injury Lawsuit

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Brain and spinal cord injuries are among the most serious injuries that a person can suffer. Your brain and spinal cord control nearly every function in your body, and damage to these crucial control centers can cause serious injury and potentially lifelong disability. If you have suffered a brain injury as the result of someone else's negligence, you may be able to seek financial compensation with the help of an experienced Missouri personal injury attorney.


Brain Injury Basics

Severe brain injuries can be immediately noticeable, but milder versions may take longer to make their presence known. Head injuries can be caused under a variety of different circumstances. Concussions are a particularly common example, but brain injuries can also be caused by whiplash, lack of oxygen, exposure to dangerous and toxic substances, assault and physical violence, car accidents, defective products, penetration of the skull, slip and fall accidents, and sports.

Brain Injuries Can Affect Anyone

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