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22 Feb

Who May Be Liable in a Crash Caused by a Stolen Vehicle?

In a crash involving a stolen vehicle, confusion can arise over who is liable for any resulting injuries and damages, particularly if it is a hit and run and the thief cannot be identified or located.…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Auto Accidents

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18 Feb

How Police Reports May Play a Role in a Car Accident Case

Whether you are involved in a serious accident or not, one of the most important things to do is calling the authorities to investigate what happened and filing a police report. A copy of the police…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Auto Accidents

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16 Feb

Can Parents be Held Liable If Their Teen Causes a Car Accident?

Teenage drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in a car accident due to their inexperience, lack of acquired skills and tendency to get distracted.

If your teen causes a crash, can you…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Auto Accidents

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15 Feb

Substance Abuse and Social Security Disability

Suffering from a medical condition can be physically, mentally and financially demanding, causing some individuals to turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with their symptoms and limitations. However, substance…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Social Security

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09 Feb

Can I Be Liable If I Loan My Car to Someone and They Cause an Accident?

When you loan your car to a friend or family member, there is a risk that he or she could get into a car accident. If it does happen, it is important to know whether you may be held liable for damages.…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Auto Accidents

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29 Jan

Will a Personal Injury Settlement Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?

The short answer is it depends. If you are receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), these benefits generally will not be impacted by a personal injury settlement award, but there may be other…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Social Security

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27 Jan

Insurance Claims for Accidents Involving Wildlife

Hitting a deer or another animal while driving can result in serious injuries and significant damage to your car, which can be quite costly to repair and recover from. However, based on your auto insurance…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Auto Accidents

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25 Jan

Establishing Liability for an Accident When Merging or Changing Lanes

Merging onto a highway or changing lanes on a busy road can be quite dangerous. Drivers may speed up or not use their turn signals when approaching multi-lane roads or when switching lanes. Unfortunately,…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Auto Accidents

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21 Jan

Job-Related Electrocution Accidents and Worker’s Compensation

Many workers are exposed to electrical hazards at their jobs. Whether they are working with damaged extension cords, faulty power lines or operating electrical equipment, the risk of electrocution is…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Workers Compensation

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18 Jan

Determining Fault for an Accident Due to a Sudden Medical Emergency

Determining fault is rather straightforward in most car accidents. A driver may have been speeding and caused a crash. However, when a driver suffers a medical emergency before the accident, such as…

Posted on behalf of Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in Auto Accidents

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