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Gary M. Hazelton
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Independent Medical Examinations (IME) are anything but "Independent." They should be called "Insurance Medical Examinations" because in most cases they are bought and paid for opinions by the insurance company to deny you care or recovery after an accident. Learn what to do to help avoid becoming an IME victim.
Last year, 455 people died and over 33,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents on Minnesota highways. Approximately 1.2 million die each year nationwide in traffic crashes, and the World Health Organization predicts a 65% increase in automobile fatalities by 2020. When we look at the most common causes for auto accidents, we see that the average motorists' primary hazards are the drivers themselves.
A Harvard Institute study discovered that only 13% of people who are seriously injured due to a medical error file a claim, and that these cases are dropped ten times more than they are pursued. This is why you need an experienced lawyer on your side to help you make your case. If you or someone you know has been hurt because of a medical providers negligence, call Hazelton Law Firm today at (218) 444-4529.
Accidents resulting in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can mostly be avoided, and this article outlines some simple ways to prevent a serious head injury. However, if you or someone you care about has suffered a head injury, you need an experienced lawyer on your side to help you get payment for your injuries. Our skilled attorneys are educated on the effects and successful treatments for TBI, and can help you with your case.
What should you do when a dog bites or attacks you or someone you love? In Minnesota, the dog owner is liable for unprovoked dog attacks, but their insurance company will try to get out of paying fully for your medical expenses, ongoing care, and pain and suffering. Trust the reputable lawyers at Hazelton Law Firm to take your case and get you the compensation you are entitled to.
There are many reasons for drivers to be involved in an automobile accident, and as a responsible driver you need a skilled attorney on your side after a serious collision. This article outlines the most common causes of auto accidents, some which are commonplace but unsafe nonetheless. If you were injured in an auto accident because of another driver's negligence, contact the lawyers at Hazelton Law Firm today at (218) 444-4529.