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Slip and Fall Accidents: Proving Fault

Slips, trips, falls, and spills happen every day. Sometimes they result in a minor scrape or bruise, but sometimes the injury can be much more serious, resulting in broken bones, concussions, or even death. Additionally, while some falls can be attributed to carelessness, if the fall results from a dangerous condition on the location, the injured party may be able to bring a claim against...
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Is Paraquat Weed Killer Linked to Parkinson’s Disease?

Do you suffer from Parkinson’s disease or related symptoms after possible exposure to the weed killer known as paraquat? You may be entitled to compensation. Paraquat dichloride, or “paraquat” for short, is a commercial herbicide so toxic that the EPA has had to issue warnings to users that “one sip can kill.” It is not a residential product that anybody can purchase from their local...
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Who Pays My Medical Bills in a Car Accident?

When I speak to a client shortly after they are involved in a crash, “Who pays my medical bills?” is a common question asked by many. It is significant for your health and the value of your case. Receive all the necessary medical treatment and start your treatment as soon as possible after a crash. To obtain medical treatment in a timely fashion, you initially...
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Legal Terminology 101: A Guide to Understanding Your Lawyer and Lawsuit

Personal injury lawyers and paralegals frequently use legal terms when discussing cases with their clients. Although this terminology is well-known to people who use it daily, clients may find such jargon unfamiliar or confusing.  Therefore, the personal injury team at Brown & Crouppen has put together this short primer to explain the terms that our clients ask about the most during their case.  Insurance claim. Most...
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Pride Month Spotlight: Q&A with Vincent C. Flewellen

Brown & Crouppen is a proud supporter of our LGBTQIA+ community, and we stand behind our core values of equality, opportunity and respect for all people. We truly believe that we are stronger together. In honor of Pride Month, we asked our social media friends to share their favorite local LGBTQIA+ owned and friendly businesses so we could spotlight them on social media. Covid-19 has...
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What to Do If A Car Accident is Your Fault

Car accidents are traumatic events, even for the at-fault driver. In some situations, the fault is apparent: a driver is distracted by their phone and does not see the brake lights ahead, causing a rear-end collision. Other times, there may be some shared fault. However, if you believe you are the at-fault party, honesty is still the best policy. Here is a breakdown of the...
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16 Swimming Safety Tips for Summer

The official start of summer is right around the corner, and temperatures are already heating up! There is nothing more enjoyable than jumping into a cool body of water to relax after a long hot day. With the reduction of COVID restrictions, recreational areas are busier this year as we slowly find our way to the new normal. Here are some tips to keep you...
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Where Health and Casualty Insurance Meet Following an Accident

If you carry health insurance, you expect that the health insurance will cover the cost of your medical care after your deductible and co-pay. However, when your medical treatment is the byproduct of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it may seem unclear whether your health insurance foots the bill or whether the casualty insurance (or the liability insurance for individuals and businesses that...
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