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    3 Ways to Protect Your Children During a Car Accident

    By Todd W. Burris |

    From the second you first notice brake lights flashing and tires squealing as a car crash happens before your eyes, your heart begins to race. You may frantically slam on your brakes or swerve to get out of the way of a tumbling passenger car or semi-truck. You may fumble for your phone, say… Read More »

    What Types of Injuries Can I File a Personal Injury Claim For?

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Personal injury law allows an injured person to be financially compensated when someone else’s negligent or intentional behavior caused them harm.  There are many types of personal injury cases involving many types of injuries.  Here are a few of the most common: Car, truck, or motorcycle accidents are the most common personal injury case… Read More »

    Protect Yourself with These 4 Bicyclist Safety Tips

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Riding a bicycle is a fun and healthy form of transportation. It is a great way to get exercise and help the environment by reducing the amount of toxic motor vehicle emissions released into the air.  But riding a bicycle can be dangerous because there is nothing to protect you if you crash.  Practicing good… Read More »

    Why Are 18-Wheeler Trucks So Dangerous?

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Simple physics dictates that a crash between a large object and small object will result in greater damage to the small object.  The size of semi trucks makes them extremely dangerous when they are involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle.  Big trucks are substantially heavier than cars.  The average passenger car weighs… Read More »

    What Not to Do After a Truck Accident

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Truck accidents are different from regular car accidents because the truck driver and the company that employs the driver can both be held liable.  Truck drivers are required to follow company policies for safe driving and protocol for how to handle accidents when they occur.  Failure to do so can leave them and their… Read More »

    How Common Are Wrongful Death Claims?

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Wrongful death law applies when the defendant’s actions have resulted in the death of the victim, leaving behind surviving family members and dependents whose lives will suffer because of the victim’s absence. The purpose of these laws is to compensate the survivors, not the deceased victim. Early American courts did not acknowledge wrongful death… Read More »

    Can Social Media Ruin My Personal Injury Claim?

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Over the last decade, social media has transformed the way the world communicates.  According to the Pew Research Center, 79% of adults today have a social media profile.  Social media allows people to share thoughts, ideas, interests, and images on the internet with anyone they choose. With people sharing so much personal information online,… Read More »

    12 Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

    By Todd W. Burris |

    When we place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or long term care facility, we can’t be expected to be there 100% of the time. This makes it difficult to find out how they are being treated and taken care of. Unfortunately, nursing home negligence and abuse both occur more often than… Read More »

    When Can I File a Nursing Home Wrongful Death Claim?

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Wrongful death lawsuits can enable a grieving family to recover from a tragic loss that shouldn’t have happened in the first place. They can provide financial assistance to cover the deceased’s final medical bills, lost wages, companion/suffering costs, and more. In the case of a wrongful death claim filed on behalf of someone who… Read More »

    4 Things You May Not Know About Wrongful Death Lawsuits

    By Todd W. Burris |

    When a family loses a loved one due to a tragic accident that was caused by another’s negligence or recklessness, that family can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. At the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we see a great deal of misinformation regarding wrongful death cases, how they work,… Read More »

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