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What Victims of Sextortion Scams Need to Know

sextortion scams

With the rise of technology also comes the rise of nefarious characters using it to scam innocent parties. Many people think they can spot a scam easily, especially sextortion scams, but the truth is that these scams are getting more and more difficult to see — even for a discerning web user. You may not realize that as a the victim of a sextortion scam, you have the right to sue a scammer for money the scam cost you. Not sure if you are a victim of sextortion? Read on to see if this applies to you.   What Is a Sextortion Scam? Typically,...

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Auto Accident Case: Useful Experts and Their Roles

Auto Accident Case: Useful Experts and Their Roles

In a personal injury case, an expert witness is a person with specific technical or specialized knowledge about something. Many injury cases involve testimonies from various expert witnesses. As an auto accident victim, you should know the role an expert witness may play in your case and the expert witnesses you are likely to require. Expert witnesses play multiple roles in auto accident cases. Here are a few specific examples of such roles. Role of Expert Witnesses Clarify Contested Issues Some auto accident cases trigger complicated issues that both sides, the defendant and the plaintiff, can't just agree on. If that happens, you may...

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Common types of Emergency Room Malpractice

Medical malpractice is when a health care professional causes an injury to a patient through a negligent act. Often times in the heat of an alarming environment, such as an emergency room, it is difficult to recognize when emergency room malpractice is or has taken place. Doctors often times make serious or permanent mistakes as a result of negligence. There are a number of injuries that can be caused by emergency room malpractice including infection, cardiac damage, paralysis, or even death. Although medical errors in the emergency rooms are not unusual due to the already hectic environment, it is important...

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4 Reasons Why You Need To Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney

When you have been arrested for a crime, you may feel terrified and unsure about what steps you should take. If you have been arrested for a crime, remember that you have the right to an attorney.  The criminal defense attorneys at The Cochran Firm Mid-South will take every step necessary to protect the rights and freedoms of those we represent. Here are 4 reasons why you should hire a criminal defense attorney: Criminal defense attorneys know and understand the law.  One of the benefits of hiring a criminal defense attorney is having someone on your side who knows the legal process,...

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Sexually Harassed at School? You May Have a Case

Sexually Harassed at School

Sexually Harassed at School?

Sexual harassment can happen anywhere, including school. Students have the legal right to sue schools and school officials if they have been the victims of sexual harassment at school, even if it occurs outside of academic hours.

Understanding sexual harassment laws can be difficult. This guide will clear up some of the confusion and help you begin your case.

Can an Injured Child Make a Personal Injury Claim?

Minor injuries are just a part of growing up, but serious and disabling injuries have long-reaching effects on the rest of your child's life. When there's a negligent party involved, such as a teacher that failed to pay attention or a driver that caused an auto accident, parents often want to know if they can use a personal injury claim to request compensation on behalf of their child. Before making an appointment with a lawyer, you need to know the allowances and limitations that apply specifically to child injury cases. Understand what you can and can't do as a parent to...

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How Surgical Errors Lead To Medical Malpractice

Throughout life nearly all will enlist the services of a physician, but what about a surgeon? Not everyone will need a surgical procedure, but for those of us who do, it can be a frightening and intimidating experience, especially when dealing with a physician other than your own. When it comes to surgeons, patients must trust the abilities and judgment of a potentially unknown medical professional. The acceptance of this blind faith is implicit, but should it be? The patient is, in reality, placing their health, recovery, and ultimately, their life in the surgeon’s hands. Surgeons, like all physicians, receive specialized...

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Photosensitive Epilepsy at Work and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Photosensitive Epilepsy at Work and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Photosensitive Epilepsy at Work and Personal Injury Lawsuits Epilepsy is an unpredictable neurotic disease that causes many difficulties in a person's life. Photosensitive epilepsy is just one variation of this disease and one that can be particularly difficult in a busy work environment. In certain situations, people with this problem who suffer personal injuries on the job due to this type of epilepsy may be able to sue their employer. Learn more about photosensitive epilepsy and personal injury lawsuits.   Photosensitive Epilepsy Can Be Unpredictable   Individuals with photosensitive epilepsy experience seizures when lights flash in specific geometric patterns. The trigger frequency may be different for...

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Winter Accidents with Semi-Trucks

Driving in winter weather puts you at more risk due to more ‘stop time’ required, low visibility, poor traction and the increased unpredictability of other drivers on the road. Many drivers fail to alter their driving methods when driving in poor weather conditions, such as snow-covered or icy roads. Here are 5 safe winter trucking tips you should follow:   Slow down. Always be aware of your surroundings. In harsh winter weather, drive slow and arrive alive. If you have bald tires, drive even slower. Keep a safe driving distance. On a perfectly sunny day you should stay at least 3-4 seconds...

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3 Ways Witness Statements Help With a Personal Injury Lawsuit

3 Ways Witness Statements Help With a Personal Injury Lawsuit Every time you get behind the wheel of your car you run the risk of being involved in an auto accident. These accidents can range in severity from a minor fender bender to a serious crash with multiple injuries. Any auto accident has the potential to put financial strain on the drivers involved. The driver who is at fault for causing the accident is typically responsible for covering the costs of the accident. This could be paying for damages themselves or working with their auto insurance company. In situations where fault is not...

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