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What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse is something no family wants to think about. Yet around the country, thousands of helpless senior citizens suffer abuse from their caretakers and nursing home staff members. Since many elder abuse victims suffer in silence, too afraid or otherwise unable to report the crime, it may be up to you as a… read more

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Safety First

By Brett J. West, Trial Attorney with the Pendleton Law Team In order to get full and fair recovery for your personal injury claim, it’s important to show that while someone else’s negligence caused you injury, YOU were driving carefully and legally. Seat belts When driving or in the front passenger seat, it is critical… read more

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Medicare, Medicaid, and LMSAs

Medicare, Medicaid, and LMSAs: What to know when future medical care is included in a personal injury settlement or verdict. Written by Nikita Wolf, Trial Attorney with the Pendleton Law Team Medicare and Medicaid.  Many people easily get these two Federal insurance programs confused.  Medicaid is a need-based program based on a person’s income level. … read more

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I Was Hit By a Car While Crossing the Street…Now What?

No one expects a vehicle to hit him or her when crossing the street. Unfortunately, these accidents happen more often than most people realize. In 2017 alone, Virginia had 1,608 pedestrian crashes, with 114 deaths and 1,571 injuries. If a vehicle strikes you as a pedestrian or bicyclist, you have rights. Whether you suffered minor… read more

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What to Do After a Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is an extremely traumatic experience that can leave you at a loss as to what to do next. You might have physical injuries and significant emotional distress and are unsure of where to start.         Know you are not alone. Help is available. While there is no right or wrong way to react to… read more

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What Are The Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries?

Brain injuries can impact every aspect of a person’s life. Suffering damage to the brain’s cells or tissues could affect speech, cognition, motor function, and emotion, often with long-term repercussions. A serious brain injury may leave the patient with permanent symptoms. The brain is one of the most common areas for injuries in many different… read more

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What Should I Do After Getting In a Car Accident?

Getting into a car accident can be physically and emotionally traumatizing. In the aftermath of a car accident, adrenaline and stress can make it difficult to think clearly. You may make mistakes that ultimately hurt your chances of securing compensation, such as failing to take photos of your property damage. Having a checklist of what… read more

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The Dangers of Texting and Driving

By Courtney Winston, Trial Attorney with the Pendleton Law Team When it comes to texting and driving, I think it’s fair to divide people into two categories:  Those who admit to texting and driving; and those who don’t. In the United States, people send billions of text every month.  Texting and driving falls into the… read more

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Why should I use my own health insurance?

A question that I am commonly asked by my clients is: “Why should I use my own health insurance if I’m in a car accident that isn’t my fault?! Shouldn’t the defendant have to pay for that?!” The short answer is…. yes, the defendant should have to pay for the cost of your medical treatment… read more

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What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

By Brett West, Trial Attorney with the Pendleton Law Team Hiring a personal injury attorney means clients have much less to worry about.  Your attorney will file paperwork, gather medical bills or records, communicate with insurance adjusters throughout the case, negotiate with insurance companies, and keep you updated on your case status so you can… read more

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