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Know the Safety Risk Posed By a Poorly Loaded Commercial Truck

With major roadways such as Interstate 87, U.S. Route 9, and New York State Route 32B running directly through the region, Glens Falls sees a significant amount of commercial trucking traffic. A fully loaded eighteen-wheeler is enormous. It must be operated safely. A commercial truck with a poorly loaded trailer is dangerous. Here, our Glens …

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Who is At Fault for a Truck Underride Accident?

An underride crash is one of the worst accidents out on the road. Because semi-truck trailers sit 41 inches above the road, there is enough room for a car to slide underneath and get wedged there. In the process, occupants can suffer serious injuries, including head or facial wounds and neck injuries. At Larson & …

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Can I Choose My Own Workers’ Comp Doctor?

It makes sense that any time you are injured or sick, you have the right to go see your own personal doctor. Unfortunately, after sustaining an injury or occupational illness at work, some employers will tell you that is not the case. Many employers will tell you that you must see a doctor of their …

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How do Independent Medical Exams affect Workers’ Compensation Claims?

Vermont’s workers’ compensation laws allow injured workers to meet with a doctor of their choice for treatment. However, insurers are also allowed to send employees to be evaluated by a doctor of their choosing, called an Independent Medical Exam (IME). An IME Explained An IME is an evaluation for the purpose of providing an expert …

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Why are Fatal Car Accidents More Common in the Summer?

According to nationwide studies, fatal car accidents are approximately 20 percent more common in the summer months than they are at any other time of the year. Clearly, being on the road once the weather turns warmer is more dangerous than driving in the cooler months. So, why arewrongful deaths due to fatal car accidents …

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The Rising Threat of Truck Driver Fatigue on the Road

Large commercial vehicles are so big and heavy that they cause horrifying damage when they collide with passenger vehicles in Rutland or surrounding areas. To prevent these accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was created to devise regulations to protect the public. Unfortunately, fatigued driving is still a serious problem. Too many truckers …

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Knee Injuries from a Car Accident: What You Need to Know

Knee injuries are some of the more challenging to rehab after a car accident. The knee is very complex, and any little thing wrong with even one part of the knee can lead to disability and excruciating pain. Larson & Gallivan Law helps Vermont car accident victims obtain compensation after an accident. A knee injury …

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Do You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation if You Work from Home?

You probably do. The workers’ compensation system covers many people who are telecommuting, either permanently or temporarily due to the COVID pandemic. To fully understand your rights under workers’ comp, you should schedule a meeting with a lawyer. Below, we dive deeper into the key considerations which determine whether you are covered. Are You a …

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What is Road Rage?

Along with an increase in motor vehicle accidents, the global Covid-19 pandemic has also brought on an influx of road rage incidents. So what is road rage? Road rage is aggressive and unsafe driving that puts other drivers and their property immediately into harm’s way. Common behaviors of road rage include aggressive gestures, inflammatory language …

When To Get a Lawyer for Workers Compensation

If you’re injured on the job, there are several things you need to do to protect your right to compensation. Immediately after an injury in the workplace, you should seek medical attention for your injury, report the damage to your employer as soon as possible, and consider hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer to protect your …

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If you’ve been seriously injured, our Rutland, VT personal injury law firm is here to provide you support, guidance, and representation as you seek damages. Please call us today for a free consultation. We can begin working on your case immediately.
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