How a work injury can lead to an opioid dependency

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“That might seem strange since Shapiro is a lawyer who handles claims for injured workers in North Carolina. Starting May 1, new rules will go into effect that limit and control the prescription of opioids in North Carolina workers’ compensation claims. “How do people become addicted to opioids? Many are injured at work. Doctors and pain clinics prescribe opioids for their pain,” explains Shapiro. “These drugs can be useful in controlling pain, but over-prescription can be dangerous. Opioids are so addictive that very soon the injured worker may be consumed by the urge to get more and more opioids. The…

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Deciding factors when filing a personal injury lawsuit

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“The decision to file a personal injury (civil) lawsuit is a big one. When one is hurt by someone else, they usually believe that compensation for their injuries, along with lost wages and pain & suffering, is in order. In many instances they are right, but we always discuss with our clients the following considerations,” Read the full article here. If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in the Twin Cities area, contact Krug & Zupke. Visit our website for more information or call us at 651-645-7746.

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New tax law could complicate divorce and alimony deductions

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“The February issue of New Jersey Lawyer, the New Jersey State Bar Association’s bi-monthly publication, covers a wide range of family law topics in 11 informative articles. Topics include cohabitation, practice misconceptions, alimony, child support termination, admissibility of electronic and social media evidence, burdens of proof for retirees and Jewish divorces, as well as other matters. “All in all, this family law issue of New Jersey Lawyer provides exciting and enlightening insight on family law issues impacting our society,” wrote Joseph J. Russell and Angela Foster, who co-edited the edition,” Read the full article here. If you are in need…

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Dissecting personal injury law

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“As you probably know from watching television, many lawyers spend much of their time representing people who have suffered injuries. They are seeking compensation for their injuries from someone else (who hopefully has insurance), and lawyers help with that, usually for a share of the recovery. As a broad overview of personal injury law, personal injury claims fall mainly into three legal areas - negligence, workers' compensation and product liability. Negligence law is based on the idea that a person whose carelessness causes injury should be financially responsible for the injury. This includes medical malpractice in addition to auto accidents,…

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Importance of client – attorney relationship

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“Getting injured in an accident can impact everyday life for individuals and their families, and personal injury lawyers help people through these difficult situations. Four local personal injury lawyers weighed in on why they like this field of law, and also provided advice on what to do if injured in an accident. “I hope to help, not just in a legal sense, but to get people through these traumatic situations,” says Bonnie S. Dombrowski, who has been representing personal injury clients for 26 of her 30 years as a lawyer. “Many times people are especially vulnerable, such as someone who…

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How the court sees wrongful death

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“What you may consider to be a wrongful death and what the court considers a wrongful death may be two different things. But how do you know? Much of it depends on the personal injury lawyer you choose. He or she will not only help you determine if you have a viable case, but will also be the primary factor in convincing the judge and jury that a wrongful death has occurred,” Read the full article here. If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in the Twin Cities area, contact Krug & Zupke. Visit our website for…

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No Stenographer for San Diego Superior Court Family Law Cases

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“On a hot afternoon in September, Superior Court Judge Paula S. Rosenstein sat from her bench at the Family Law Court downtown and conducted the day’s business. Clerks took notes from their desks and moved throughout the courtroom, handing documents to Judge Rosenstein. A bailiff held a clipboard, whispering to a man and woman, making sure they were there for the hearing. An attorney spoke for his client who sat beside him, silent and tense. And in the corner to the left of the judge’s bench, sat a small desk and chair. One month earlier, a court reporter would have…

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What to expect when contacting an injury lawyer

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“After your injury, hiring a lawyer to handle your injury claim can seem like an intimidating prospect. David Greene from Greene & Phillips joined us on Studio10 to help explain exactly what to expect when you contact an injury lawyer,” Read the full article here. If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in the Twin Cities area, contact Krug & Zupke. Visit our website for more information or call us at 651-645-7746.

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New Missouri law could affect car crash lawsuits

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“On August 28, a change in Missouri law will change how personal injury lawsuits are presented and some lawyers argue it could affect payouts. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2012, the most recent year they published statistics online, 2.5 million Americans ended up in the emergency room with injuries from car crashes. On average, each crash-related emergency room visit cost $3,300 and each hospitalization cost about $57,000 over a person’s lifetime, according to the CDC,” Read the full article here. If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in the Twin Cities area, contact…

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What options you should take when out of work due to injury

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“Whether you’re self-employed or in full-time work, being struck down by injury is an incredibly traumatic time. Not only do you need to deal with the aftermath of a horrible event, cope with any long term effects, and change your lifestyle, but you need to ensure that you’ll have enough money to live on. If you’re in a comfortable job, you’ll likely have a good level of sick pay. If you don’t have this, you’ll need to look down other avenues. Plus, will you be able to return to work once your injury has started to heal? Do you need…

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