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What Is the Average Settlement Amount for a Slip and Fall?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may find yourself wondering whether or not you should sue, who you should sue, and how much would you likely be able to get if the suit was successful. These are perfectly legitimate questions that must be answered before you make a final… Read More »

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What to Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When you put your parent or loved one into a nursing home, you expect that they will be properly cared for. That is what the home is there for, correct? But nursing home abuse is a significant problem in the United States, and these cases are tricky because they can be difficult to prove…. Read More »

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What Are the Most Common Injuries after Slips, Trips, and Falls?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Slips, trips, and falls can result in a number of different injuries. Among the most common are torn ligaments, tendons, and muscles; fractured or broken bones; spinal cord injuries; and traumatic brain injuries. Slips, trips, and falls can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. The number of situations that can lead to a… Read More »

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What Is Your Neck Injury Accident Claim Worth?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A neck injury, whether from a slip and fall or a car accident, can leave you with serious, debilitating pain. You might be unable to work, your quality of life could suffer, you may even have difficulty just living your life. The pain management, surgeries, specialists, and medications you take cost money. And when… Read More »

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What Is Considered a Restraint in a Nursing Home?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Restraints in nursing homes are more than just tying someone to a bed or fixed location; in addition, they include chemical, physical, and other forms of restraints. Any type of restraint is prohibited in a nursing home. The use of these restraints can not only result in the facility losing its license, but it… Read More »

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When Do I File an Auto Insurance Claim?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

People often have questions about when to file an auto insurance claim after an accident. When a vehicle suffered damages or a driver was injured, most people know they should speak to their insurer. But an auto insurance claim isn’t necessary after all car accidents. There are some situations where you’re better off not… Read More »

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When Can I Sue after a Car Accident?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Being involved in a car accident is traumatic, and right after the incident, one of the last things on your mind would be filing a lawsuit. However, it is crucial for you to act quickly, because the longer you wait, the harder it might be to seek compensation. After a car accident, you may… Read More »

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Who Is Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

This is a common question for people who have been hurt or become ill due to their employment. Workers’ compensation is a kind of insurance employers purchase for the coverage of these job-related injuries and illnesses.  What is workers’ compensation? Workers’ compensation insurance, usually called “workers’ comp,” is a state-mandated program to protect workers… Read More »

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What Causes Teenage Driving Accidents?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Being the parent of a teenage driver, or a teen who will soon learn to drive can lead to a lot of worrying. No parent wants to get the call that their teen has been in an accident. People often wonder about the causes of teenage driving accidents, and what can be done to… Read More »

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Where do I file a complaint against a nursing home?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

We’re always concerned when we hear this question because it usually means the person who asked has serious worries about a loved one. No one wants to think about a parent or other relative being neglected or abused by the very establishment that’s supposed to care for them. But unfortunately, this situation is more… Read More »

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