Know Your Rights: When the police are at your door

THIS IS THE THIRD IN A 3-PART SERIES, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: There are a few things more unsettling than having the police knock at your door. Even if you have done nothing wrong, your heart might skip a beat, and depending on the circumstances, the way things play out can go one of many ways. Everyone one in the United States has rights [...]

Know Your Rights: Getting pulled over in an automobile

THIS IS THE SECOND IN A 3-PART SERIES, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Part two of our “Know Your Rights” series talks about getting pulled over by the police. Most people experience getting pulled over by the police while driving at some point in their lives. It is always an uneasy feeling to see flashing lights in your rearview mirror and wonder what is going [...]

Types of compensation for damages in personal injury lawsuit

When you or your loved one is injured because of someone else’s negligence, it can be life changing. Medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses add to the pain, suffering and possible loss already being experienced from the injury. These are the reasons personal injury lawsuits exist. No one should have to be responsible for damages caused by another’s negligence. The value of [...]

6 common types of medical malpractice

Doctors and other medical professionals can make significant mistakes due to negligence. A recent study by Johns Hopkins revealed that enough people die every year due to medical mistakes to make it the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer. Figures show anywhere from 250,000 to 440,000 deaths a year are due to medical error. This [...]

6 steps to take if you have been hurt by a medical professional

There comes a time in everyone’s life where we must go see a medical professional. We go to seek their help during our most vulnerable times of illness, pain, and suffering and trust that they are knowing and able to help us. Although most cases we leave in better shape than we came in, sometimes there are cases where errors are made causing [...]

Do you have a slip and fall claim?

When you slip and fall on someone else’s property, the property owner/renter may be liable for your fall and owe you compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and any additional losses from the fall. At Curtis Legal Services, we will ask the following questions to help determine if you have a case: For What Purpose Were You on the [...]

March 29, 2021|Personal Injury|

Steps to take if you fall on someone else’s property

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults 65 and older. Every year, more than 25% of older adults fall and sustain an injury. Injuries from falls can range from a minor cuts, bruises and sprained ankles or to a severe hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries. When you sustain a [...]

March 19, 2021|Personal Injury|

Types of nursing home abuse and their warning signs

Deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home is one of the hardest decisions we have to make. So when you decide a nursing home is the best choice, the first concern you face is finding a place you can trust and that is safe. Sadly, reports of nursing home abuse and neglect are all too common and are grossly underreported [...]

March 5, 2021|Abuse|

Things you need to know when you are in an auto accident

There are approximately 6 million car accidents in the United States every year. Thankfully, most of these only result in damage to property and not to the people involved. But unfortunately, people do get hurt. Statistics show one out of three automobile accidents result in personal injury and two in every ten result in death. If you are in an automobile accident and [...]

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