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April 2014 Archives

Authorities search for answers in Rhode Island single car crash

Sometimes it is difficult for law enforcement officials to determine how an accident occurred. When that happens, an accident reconstruction team may be sent out to answer the questions that could not be answered at the time of the car crash. This appears to be the case with a recent single-vehicle accident that occurred here in Rhode Island.

How long will my RI Workers' Compensation case take?

The answer to this question is the one that everyone hates to hear - "it depends." While you might want a more concrete answer so that you can wrap your head around this process and know what to expect, no two cases are alike. In fact, what determines how long your workers' compensation case will take is you or, more specifically, your body.

An ignored recall notice can lead to serious or fatal car crash

Automaker recalls by GM, Toyota and Ford blanket news stories across the country and here in Rhode Island. Scrutiny of these recalls raised another issue requiring media attention -- vehicle owners who fail to get the recall work performed. Ignoring a recall notice could potentially lead to a serious or deadly car crash.

What is my Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Case worth?

If you are looking to settle your worker's compensation case and you want to receive the most that you can, it is crucial that you know what your case is worth. Each case is different and should be evaluated based on a number of factors, including: the extent of your injuries, the extent of your disability, whether your disability is permanent, the length of time you have been out of work, the length of time you are expected to be out of work in the future, the likelihood of your return to your regular occupation and whether you will need some training to switch careers, the medical treatment you have received, the medical treatment you will need in the future, and the amount of your weekly workers' compensation check.

Driver in fatal Rhode Island auto crash enters plea of not guilty

When Rhode Island residents hear that someone was driving under the influence, it is only natural to assume he or she had consumed too much alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car. Often, that assumption may be correct. However, a person can be driving under the influence of drugs -- either illegal or prescription. It is believed that a driver involved in a fatal auto crash on Nov. 23 of last year was not only under the influence of alcohol at the time but possibly drugs as well.

Traumatic Brain Injury - Returning To Work

A traumatic brain injury occurs when there is damage to brain tissue following a blow to the head, a car accident, a fall or any type of wound. It can also occur without a direct blow to the head such as a severe extension/hyperextension injury to the neck causing the head to slam back and forth causing the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. This type of rapid movement can also cause damage to brain tissue. Suffering from a traumatic brain injury can present multiple barriers to employment.

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