Month: May 2017

These tips can help you prevent serious medical errors

Medical mistakes cause injuries and take lives. No patient wants to find out that he or she has been a victim of a medical mistake, but if you have, then you know that it has to be addressed. Medical mistakes range from operating on the wrong patient to prescribing the wrong medications. While not all […]


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Summertime Means Water Safety

Do you remember the first time you were in the deep end of a swimming pool? Maybe you ventured into the deep end on your own, or maybe you were tossed in by a prankster (or well-meaning adult), but chances are that your first experience with deep water was a little scary. In terms of […]


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On Track for Safety: Avoiding Train Accidents

Every three hours, a person or vehicle in the United States is hit by a train. While some of these accidents occur at train crossings, a larger portion of fatalities occur when people or vehicles stray onto private railroad property. Walking the rails as a shortcut between Point A and Point B can be a […]


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How To Qualify for Disability

If you have been injured or have developed a medical condition that prevents you from working, you can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), most commonly known as merely “social security disability.” But applying for SSDI doesn’t mean that you’re guaranteed to be awarded this benefit. Factors that Count Before you Qualify for SSDI […]


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What protections are available after a slip and fall accident?

Falling incidents can be unexpected and result in serious physical, financial and emotional harm for victims. Victims may wonder what protections are available to them if they have been harmed in a slip and fall accident. In general, when a victim has slipped or tripped on a property owner’s premises and the owner failed to […]


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Scooter Safety and Helmet Laws

On behalf of Gerling Law posted in on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Spend any time driving the streets of Evansville and you will most likely see at least one scooter sharing the road with you. Common and popular in cities around the country (and world), scooters are an inexpensive alternative form of transportation – small, […]


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Summer Vacation Safety is a High Priority

On behalf of Gerling Law posted in on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Summer Vacation is finally here! School is out, the days are long and sunny, and we are all on a different schedule than the one we keep the other nine months of the year. Summertime is prime time for travel for a lot […]


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The Dangers of Defective Products

The news has been hard to ignore: recently, German automaker Volkswagen admitted to installing devices designed to circumvent emissions testing in millions of their automobiles. The resulting scandal has shaken up the management structure in the venerated manufacturer and has caused worldwide outcry from both consumers and environmental groups alike. While no one was directly […]


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The basics of Social Security disability benefits

This blog recently discussed what Social Security disability benefits are as it is also helpful to dispel myths about Social Security disability benefits. When it comes to Social Security disability or SSD benefits, it is important to separate myth from fact. The application process for SSD benefits can be challenging, so it is useful to […]


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