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At What Point of the Case To Hire an Attorney?

It is generally a good idea to consult an attorney as early as possible in any case involving an injury. This does not necessarily mean that an injured party should hire an attorney immediately. I’ve received calls from the scene of both serious and not so serious motor vehicle accidents. I have received calls the…

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Spondolisthesis – or the reason that you might need a spinal fusion

OUCH. There is nothing worse than back pain when you have it and it’s chronic. Of course, that’s not true, because even when I was suffering from back pain for more than two years, I was well aware that there were many medical conditions that were worse. As an injury lawyer, I consider myself fairly…

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Self-Authentication by Lawyers

We have been blessed at Casper & de Toledo. This is the 30th Anniversary of the formation of our firm. We have enjoyed our share of success on behalf of our clients. Make no mistake about it, we practice law for a living, but we still feel the need to sink our teeth into cases because clients…

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Trial Court Precludes Opinions of Kenneth W. Reagles, PhD. of Syracuse, NY.

In a pre-trial decision on November 1, 2016, trial judge Irene Jacobs ruled that defense expert Kenneth W. Reagles, Ph.D’s reliance upon The Healthcare Bluebook in his calculations for future medical costs of the plaintiff was inadmissible. The Healthcare Bluebook markets itself as a transparent system that can be used by all players in the health system including consumers, providers,…

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Surviving Brain Injury

If you think that the world can sometimes be a lonely place, imagine that one day you were on top of the world—recently married, a promising writing career, family was healthy— and out for a bicycle ride on beautiful day.  Then a collision with a motor vehicle catapults you to the pavement, and you sustain life threatening injuries.…

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Employment Accommodations Following Disability

The Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”) was enacted on July 26, 1990, with the goal of making American society more accessible for people with disabilities. One goal of accessibility was to provide protection for employees and job applicants who have permanent disabilities, while balancing the rights of disabled workers with the right of the employer to have…

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Keeping Healthy

Becoming and staying healthy can be challenging. Vices such as caffeine and fatty, sugary foods are used by many people to calm anxieties. Some try to reduce stress at the gym, but a much easier, less time consuming–and arguably just as advantageous–method to relax the body and mind is one that anyone can do in…

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Can Co-workers Dodge the Right to Privacy?

Recent debates over a person’s right to privacy may propel the assumption that an employee’s right to privacy on a work computer is limited at best.  But is unwanted access by co-workers, as compared to employers, to personal materials on another employee’s computer considered an invasion of privacy? This debate was recently presented before a…

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After a concussion, can a standard examination of my child’s eyes “rule out” a brain injury?

After your child suffers a concussion, don’t be misled by the part of the emergency room examination that includes the eyes. That examination is generally limited to an assessment of extraocular movements and the pupils (equal and reactive to light). A normal eye examination in the emergency room following a head injury cannot rule out…

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Laser focus on their spies – you’re being watched

As a plaintiff in a personal injury case, you may feel alone. As I tell my clients, when you file a lawsuit, you sacrifice certain rights and privileges that we all generally take for granted. You forgo the right to keep your personal biographical information and health care history and records confidential. You cede the…

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