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Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Law | 0 comments

Seeking Expert Advice About Personal Injury Law? Read This

Seeking advice on how to proceed with a personal injury case? You have come to the right place! When it comes to selecting a personal injury lawyer, the last thing you want to do is simply hire the first lawyer that you find. You must take a number of factors into consideration.

Injured parties should never let anyone that is at fault for their injuries convince them that they should take a payout without consulting with an attorney. The amount they offer may sound fair, but there is no real way to be sure of that without contacting someone that knows exactly how much your damages are worth. Ask yourself if the amount they offer exceeds the costs associated with your accident. More often than not, it will be too low when weighed against medical bills, lost wages, and other related costs.

Work with a company that focuses solely on the subject of personal injury law. A law firm that handles a number of different legal fields, such as family, tax and criminal law, will likely not have the experience to secure you a good monetary settlement. An experienced personal injury law firm is going to handle all aspects of your case such as:

  • the initial investigation
  • offering advice
  • drafting documents
  • court representation

Look for a personal injury lawyer that’ll work on a contingency fee. This means he or she will cover all costs associated with the case and be paid at the end through a percentage of any settlement. You may need to shop around to find the right one here, as some lawyers may be more comfortable with working your case like this than others.

Hiring a specialized attorney for a personal injury case is something you may already have thought of, but it’s important to find someone even more specialized. For example, if you were in a car accident, find a lawyer who deals specifically with car accidents. Do the same for workplace injuries or residential accidents.

Deciding about which lawyer to choose can be a very difficult decision, but it could also be one of the most important decisions that you will make in your life, as your choice can decide your future. Weigh the above considerations very carefully. Make wise choices and the best of luck to you.

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Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Exercise, Technology | 0 comments

Gaming Treadmill Set for Release Next Spring

Come March next year, couch potatoes will lose all excuses to keep on the sofa while on their favorite video game, which may include Call of Duty among other first-person shooting games. The reason? Virtuix Omni – a gaming treadmill that is also identified to be the first omni-directional treadmill which allows the player to make natural and full-body movements in game scenarios.

The Virtuix Omni has an octagonal design and features a bowl-shaped platform that has an adjustable stability ring as high as the waist. The platform is made from a ridged, low-friction material where the player can twist, duck, jump and run, for a totally intense gaming experience.

A special pair of shoes is also made for the gamer; it has a sole that is also made from low-friction materials, while its toe part is designed with a stainless-steel pin that fits perfectly into the grooves of the platform for easier movement and firmer foothold. The shoes are actually designed to do away with unwanted sliding and slipping to allow the gamer to be busier slaying bad guys than trying to get up due to slips.

Not to discourage console gamers, but Virtuix Omni works only with PC editions of games; it is, however, compatible with the Razer Hydra gaming controller and Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. And, besides translating all your actions into keystrokes that will determine your game’s progress, it is also capable of tracking the distance you’ve already covered, as well as the amount of calories you’ve already burned.

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Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Yaz Lawsuits | 0 comments

Other Yasmin Side Effects

Many people are well aware that dangerous blood clot formation is one of the more serious of the Yasmin side effects. Studies have found that Yasmin increases the risk for blood clot formation by 6 times more than other contraceptives. It is in fact the basis for most of the 12,000 or so lawsuits brought against drug maker Bayer Pharmaceuticals. It’s well within a woman’s rights to file a defective pharmaceutical lawsuit after experiencing life-threatening side effects, and there are other Yasmin side effects that are not so widely known but which can affect a person’s life in significant ways.

Depression

Mood swings are a common side effect of most birth control pills, but that is a far cry from depression. Studies have shown that the combination of drospirenone and estrogen triggers the depression, but it is unpredictable. It can strike at any time or not at all. It can be severe enough to be debilitating at onset, and many women are bewildered by the sudden emotional distress and severe anxiety that seemed to come on with no warning and for no reason. Most do not even consider that it could be because of Yasmin. Some even begin to think they are going crazy. Women who have been taking it for years and then taken off it suffered from withdrawal symptoms, which also included depression.

Migraine Headache

Migraine is considered an infrequent side effect of Yasmin, but when it happens, it is usually severe. Anyone who has ever suffered from migraines knows that it is almost paralyzing when it strikes. Migraines are a temporary upset of the motor, sensory and visual functions that is aggravated by any movement or physical activity. It is often accompanied by an aversion to light, nausea and sensitivity to sound. The condition is fairly common; it chronically affects about 10% of the world’s population, and the associated pain can be extreme. For someone who normally does not experience migraine headaches, it can be a harrowing experience.

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Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Invasive Species | 0 comments

Ancistrus – A Threat to the Ecosystem

Besides the risk of personal injury to those whose work is involved in the study or care of Ancistrus, a freshwater algae-eater fish, is the possible damage that this fish can wreak on the ecosystem.

This bottom-feeding catfish has pointed spines that may injure a person when handling it while it is caught in nets or sponge filters; it also consumes algae and detritus and takes in phosphorus in high quantities in order to maintain its bony skeleton.

Phosphorus plays a major factor in the growth of algae, the foundation of all food chains. Thus, its abundant consumption by a single organism can change nutrient dynamics and the availability of food that sustains all other organisms.

This hardy animal can live up to 12 years, can breed easily, able to adapt to a wide range of water conditions and can co-exist with many other freshwater fish, whether in an aquarium or natural bodies of water.

Though a personal injury may warrant compensation required to cover medical treatment, the damage this fish can cause in the ecosystem is much more severe. Releasing it to open waters can be the start of irreparable damage that can greatly affect the environment, of wildlife at the beginning and of humans in the long run.

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Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Cooking | 0 comments

Do Puppies Really Need Puppy Food?

Puppies start to eat solid food at about three to four weeks old; before that, their mother’s milk is the only food they will need. If the mother is ill, does not produce enough milk, or the puppy is an orphan, then a milk replacer will have to be found. The vet will be the best person to ask about what would be the best kind.

No real need for puppy food…

When they are able to eat solids, the best way to wean puppies from milk is to give them small amounts of dog food for a couple of weeks to get their systems used to the new form. In general, puppies do quite well with regular dog food as long as it is soft and small enough for them to eat. This is why there is dog food labeled “for all life stages;” if puppies absolutely needed puppy food this wouldn’t be possible. According to www.theruggedpup.com, the ideal thing is to give extra protein as a supplement to make it a puppy diet as puppies are going through a phase of rapid development. If an adult dog needs about 18% protein in their diet, puppies need 28%. Adding in well-cooked and flaked meat such as chicken or lamb to regular dog food should do the trick.

…but no harm either

Of course, good quality puppy food will already have the correct protein percentage, but they are also significantly more expensive than the adult variety even for the same brand. Moreover, if there is more than one dog in the house, it is next to impossible to segregate the food as dogs have a tendency to want what is on the bowl of the others. It is also a hassle to buy different types of dog food, when in 6 month’s time or so it won’t matter anyway.

Same-old, same-old…

It is also important to note that breed-specific dog food – better yet, breed-specific puppy dog food — is just good marketing. There is no magic formula that will ensure the health of specific breeds; in all likelihood, they are all exactly the same. As long as it is grain-free, meaty, and has fats, vitamins and minerals with no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors, then that is the dog food for puppies. Remember, there are many foods dogs cannot eat no matter which life stage they’re in. Avoid feeding dogs chocolate, as it is toxic to them.

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