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In-Depth Legal Guides and Reports Focused on Injury Law Topics

This page features our library of free, pro bono guides and reports on various personal injury topics. Our firm publishes these guides and reports in an effort to better inform the public and help people who have been seriously injured in an accident or lost a loved one and need answers to important legal questions.

Car Accident Injuries

Boat/Watercraft Accidents

Brain Injuries

Bus Accident Injuries

  • Airplane Accident Safety Guide: How to Avoid or Survive Airplane Crash

    Small airplane accidents can be devastating for the pilot and passengers who have the misfortune of being involved. These types of plane crashes are different from commercial airline accidents since a small plane exposes the people inside the aircraft to more brunt force in a crash. If you or a loved one was involved in a small airplane crash, this guide is for you. It details the various regulations small airplane operators and owners must adhere to. It examines the types of insurance that are available to help compensate people who have been hurt in accidents. It also discusses ways to avoid becoming a victim in these types of accidents. After you’ve had a chance to read through this guide, please contact our firm so we can discuss your legal options. Our number is 1-800-752-0042. Request Information

Truck Accidents

Dangerous Drugs & Product Recalls

Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits

Medical Malpractice/Doctor Mistakes

  • TOP TEN TIPS FROM EXPERIENCED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS

    Patient Guide to Medical Malpractice Claims tells the consumer what an "insider" lawyer practicing medical malpractice law daily has learned. The must have guide for people who have suffered an injury caused by a medical provider. This booklet gives families who may have a medical malpractice or nursing home neglect case the basic tools to understand what to do about this legal problem, whether in Virginia, North Carolina, or elsewhere. Request Information
  • Surgical Errors Report: Surgical Mistakes Can Lead to Wrongful Death

    Medical mistakes account for more deaths than car accidents and breast cancer...COMBINED. This is why you need to read our special report on surgical errors. If you or a loved one plans to have surgery any time in the future, it is absolutely essential for you to be aware of what can go wrong and, more importantly, how to prevent mistakes. What are the big 5 medical surgeries that have common, but devastating complications? We tell you what they are, what the common mistakes are, what the complications can be, and you and your family will know how to avoid the errors and what questions to ask. Request Information

Mesothelioma - Asbestos Cancer

Nursing Home Abuse

Railroad Injury/FELA

Serious Injuries - General

Slips, Trips & Falls

  • Child Injury Guide: What To Do If Child Gets Hurt in an Accident

    A child can be hurt almost anywhere including in a car wreck, house fire, playing with fireworks or an aggressive animal, defective toys, falls at a playground or on a jungle gym, swimming pool-related accidents, and the list goes on. When you add in teenagers, the injuries also include pools, ATV's/go carts, air and paint ball guns and many other activities. This report describes the injury claims process for a hurt minor in Virginia and North Carolina. It is important to understand this process so you are not caught off guard if you find yourself in this situation. If we reach a settlement with the at-fault party, each state is different in how they allocate recovery funds and who can manage those while prior to your child turning 18. To learn more, download this free report. Request Information

Wrongful Death

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