Who’s at Fault in Autonomous Vehicle Accidents?
When we hear or read about an accident, one of our first thoughts is often, “Which driver messed up?” But with autonomous vehicle accidents, there often is no active driver. In the last few years, companies have started placing autonomous vehicles on the road. That means accidents are inevitable.  ...
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Here Are Some of the Most Startling PTSD Military Statistics
The conversation around post-traumatic stress disorder leaves out one segment of the military population. But it’s likely not for malicious reasons.  One estimate puts the rate of PTSD for civilian contractors in service at about 25 percent, compared to 6 percent within the civilian non-military population, and the estimated range ...
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Finding the Best DBA Attorney for Your Case
Are you a contractor or interpreter that’s suffered an injury while working for the U.S. military outside the United States? If so, you may qualify for workers compensation under the Defense Base Act (DBA). But just because you might be entitled to damages doesn’t mean you’ll get them. You ...
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The Ultimate Legal Guide for an Overseas Government Contractor
Almost 9 million U.S. citizens live abroad. Some are retirees or students, but a large percentage of Americans living abroad are outside of the U.S. for work. For many people, there are plenty of perks to working overseas. For example: Travel Immersion in a different culture Financial incentives Use skills  ...
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What is the Zone of Special Danger in a Defense Base Act Claim?
Have you ever traveled outside of the country for work? What happens when you wind up injured in a foreign country? Does workers’ compensation apply? Defense Base Act claims arise when oversees workers get injured and need compensation. The act’s Zone of Special Danger doctrine extends the types of ...
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The Importance of Mediation to DBA Claims
You’re a civilian that has been injured on an American military base. The Defense Base Act (DBA) protects your workers’ compensation. However, the insurance company is not treating you fairly. If this sounds familiar, you need a good DBA attorney that can help you cut through the red tape ...
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What Is the Defense Base Act? Everything You Will Need to Know
How do you to defend yourself financially when you’re working at a defense base overseas? Luckily, that’s a question that’s already been addressed. It led to the creation of the Defense Base Act, which covers contractors and employees at U.S. military bases that are outside American borders.  But what exactly is the Act, when ...
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Do You Qualify for DBA Benefits From Having PTSD?
The Defense Base Act (DBA) is a piece of legislation that provides worker’s compensation benefits to civilians injured on military bases outside of the United States. The DBA also covers civilians working for non-governmental organizations like the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  For the DBA, US territories like ...
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Don’t Go At It Alone: When to Hire a Defense Base Act Lawyer
If you have a DBA claim that you’re working on, know that you don’t have to go through it alone. A defense base act lawyer has the experience and ability to help your claim. Keep reading to learn when it’s the right time to hire a defense base act lawyer. ...
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Building Your Case: How to File a DBA Claim
The Defense Base Act (DBA) provides insurance coverage similar to workers compensation for employees working under government contracts outside of the United States.  It is intended to act as the counterpart to domestic workers compensation insurance. In fact, it’s the sole recourse for workers injured or killed overseas while executing ...
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The Dangers You Can Face While Working on a Military Base
In 2017, the Pentagon released a one-of-a-kind report on the number of sexual assaults across all U.S. military bases. The report revealed that sexual assault was more likely in Navy barracks for both men and women. All jobs in the military carry some sort of risk a person may ...
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Defense Base Act Settlements: How a Defense Base Act Attorney Can Help
The Federal government passed a Defense Base Act (DBA) aimed at protecting you and your income as you work abroad for the United States State Department or military. While working abroad as a contractor, you’re subject to hazardous conditions that make you exposed to injuries. That’s where the DBA ...
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Top 5 Questions to Ask a Defense Base Act Attorney
When you suffer an injury while working as a federal contractor outside of the US, you should seek services of a defense base act lawyer. The lawyer will help you get the compensation you need after filing for a worker’s compensation claim. As a federal worker, you may have ...
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Should You Hire a Defense Base Act Lawyer When Employed as a Contractor?
Are you employed as a contractor and working overseas? Were you injured on the job? Workers’ compensation claims are complex enough. Are you still covered under the above circumstances? If you’re facing this situation, then it’s advised that you seek out a defense base act lawyer to help. Often, ...
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How to Avoid the 6 Most Common Workplace Injuries
Workplace injuries are common and can range from minor discomfort to death. While employers are partially responsible for keeping their employees safe, your well-being is also dependent on you. Read on for the top 6 workplace injuries and what you can do to avoid them. 1. Basic Workplace Injuries: ...
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Top 9 Distractions While Driving
 Roughly 6 million road accidents occur each year in the US. If you’re a distracted driver, you might be at risk.  What are some examples of distracted driving? Are you wondering if you need to make changes to avoid driver distractions? Read on for our list of distractions while ...
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How the Jones Act Affects Cruise Ships
The Jones Act is a set of laws about maritime vessels, their workers, passengers, and freight. It is often referred to by its European counterpart name of the Cabotage Law (pronounced like sabotage). The Jones Act has a portion of the law that specifically covers cruise ships and their ...
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Drunk Driving: the Dangers Explained
Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle accidents caused 10,497 deaths in 2016. To be sure, the number of alcohol-related accidents in the US has decreased over time. But the number of annual fatalities suggests that drinking and driving is still a public safety issue in the US.  Part of curtailing driving under the ...
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The Key Element of Workers’ Comp: Documentation of Any Injuries
In 2017, Texas private industry employees reported 183,396 workplace injuries. That’s 2.2 claims for every 100 workers.  When an employee gets injured, the priority should be to get medical assistance. Once the situation is under control, the next vital step is to document the incident.  Many employees overlook this ...
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Preventative Tips for Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Distracted driving claims more than 3,000 lives every year in the U.S. Whether it’s texting, listening to the radio turned up too loud, or chatting with friends in the car, distracted driving is deadly, both for those in the car and for others on the road. April is Distracted ...
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Neck Injuries from Car Accidents: What You Need to Know
Each year, car accidents cause close to 40% of neck injuries sustained by the American public. What’s even more shocking is that 50% of vertebral fractures to the cervical spine are also caused by car accidents.  Most people take it for granted, but your spine is one of the most important ...
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Understanding the Zone of Special Danger
The Defense Base Act (DBA) protects the compensation rights of civilians working on US military bases outside the country. The DBA is founded on the doctrine of the zone of special danger. In fact, it’s impossible to appreciate DBA cases without understanding the background of the doctrine of special danger. ...
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When You Should Hire a Lawyer After a Trucking Accident
In the time it takes for a heart to beat, your entire life as you know it can change from one truck driver’s actions. From lost wages to medical expenses, living through a trucking accident is only the beginning of the long road to recovery from the traumatic experience. ...
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Motorcycle Accident Settlement
When it comes to traffic deaths, motorcyclists are 28 more times likely to die than a passenger car occupant.  Although the rate of motorcycle deaths have dropped a few percentage points in recent years, there are still thousands of deaths and even more injuries every year. When injured, many motorcyclists ...
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Legal Ramifications of Jones Act Shipping
You may have heard bits and pieces about the Jones Act Shipping, but more than likely you didn’t have a chance to learn too much about it. Even though it may not feel that it’s very important to know about this, but the Jones Act actually affects many aspects ...
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How to Hire an Auto Accident Lawyer
Roughly 1 million people die in car crashes each year. Safety on the road should be one of your main concerns as you operate a vehicle. Be sure to buckle up and check around you for pedestrians as you move along throughout your day. Whether you are a new ...
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Defense Contractor Injuries: What Your Maritime Attorney Will Want You to Know
Under the Defense Base Act, workers have filed about 137,341 claims between 2001 to 2018. As a defense contractor, you may think you don’t have any protection when you suffer injuries overseas. The Defense Base Act protects civilian contractors during assignments overseas. Most contractors believe they don’t have any relief ...
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Winning Your Case: What a Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Will Need From You
Over 80,000 injuries occur each year as a result of motorcycle accidents. Often times, these accidents will cause property damage and long-term injuries. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries. The only way to find out what your ...
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What to Look For in a Houston Truck Accident Lawyer
In 2017, large truck crashes caused about 4,102 deaths. Truck companies and insurers hire attorney armies to handle their cases. Their team of lawyers tries their best to avoid providing the relief you deserve. You may think getting the best outcome in your case is next to impossible. Yet, hiring ...
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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Injury: Tips from a Texas Personal Injury Attorney
Slip and fall accidents are the third leading cause of accidental injury-related fatalities. A slip and fall accident can prevent you from working or enjoying time with friends and family. What should you do in the event of a slip and fall injury? Here are some helpful tips straight ...
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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston, TX? 3 Reasons You Should Hire an Attorney
In the US last year, there were 4,836 fatal work injuries.  Right now, you may be feeling pretty lucky to be alive. But, even so, if you were recently involved in an accident, you should be considering hiring a personal injury lawyer.  But, how exactly do you decide if you ...
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What Does the Defense Base Act Cover?
Getting injured on the job is never fun. But when that injury causes you to miss work and spend money on medical treatments, it’s even more painful. The United States requires all businesses to offer workers’ compensation coverage to their employees. But what happens when you’re a contractor working ...
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Jones Act vs. Longshore Act: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?
Workers compensation seems simple enough. If you’ve suffered an injury while working, you’re entitled to damages if the accident was a result of your employer’s negligence.  It’s standard stuff.  But what if you work on or around a body of water or on a ship or vessel? Then maritime ...
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What to Expect After a Motorcycle Accident in Houston
Driving a motorcycle is fun but potentially dangerous. In 2017, there were 501 motorcyclists killed in 2017 in accidents in the state of Texas. If you are a motorcyclist, you need to take certain precautions like wearing a helmet. You also need to be aware of the proper protocol in case you ...
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4 Most Astonishing Medical Malpractice Cases in Recent History
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Accidents happen. They are a fact of life and we all accept that. In the medical field, however, the margin for them is much smaller, and the consequences far wider reaching. It is a well-documented fact that the medical industry is one that does not like to admit errors ...
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3 Tips That Can Help You in Negotiating a Car Accident Settlement
As the number of people who are severely injured in car accidents has dropped, there’s still a steady number of accidents that occur every day. As these show no signs of slowing, it’s important that no one pays more than they should following a serious accident. Whether it’s for ...
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5 Common Mistakes People Make When They Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
Have you been injured at work? Or perhaps you’ve had a car accident? Either way, you might want to consider hiring a lawyer. Attorneys specialize in one or more areas. Those representing clients who have sustained suffered physical or psychological injuries due to another person’s or entity’s negligence are ...
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Understanding the Jones Act Law
They are more than 1.2 million employed in the maritime industry. If you’re a seaman, you must be aware of the protections you may have under the Jones Act Law. Do you know if you’re covered? Have you been injured working in the maritime industry? In the article below, we’re answering ...
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