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How to Buy Safe Toys for Kids This Holiday Season

By Hood Law Offices | Nov 14, 2017

With the holiday shopping season around the corner, toys are sure to top many kids’ wish lists. While parents and grandparents shopping for toys usually expect the products they purchase to be reasonably safe, recalls and defects are more common in products intended for children than most people realize. These unsafe toys can put a child at risk for injury or even death, and that’s why it’s important to know some tips that can help keep your kids safe from defective products.

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5 Common Examples of Lawsuit-Worthy Medical Malpractice

By Hood Law Offices | Oct 18, 2017

Every day, people put their trust in healthcare providers when they seek medical attention. They have faith that medical professionals will provide them with the best care, attention, and advice for their situation. However, when that trust is betrayed, serious harm can result and leave the patient and their family searching for answers and relief. 

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Act Quickly If You’ve Been Hurt on the Job in South Carolina

By The Law Offices of David L. Hood | Sep 18, 2017

If you’ve been hurt at work, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind: How will you pay your bills and afford day-to-day necessities? Is your career in jeopardy? What should you do next? 

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5 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer for Your SSD Claim

By The Law Offices of David L. Hood | Aug 23, 2017

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide an important safety net for hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens who can’t work due to serious injuries or illnesses. Unfortunately, the process involved in applying for those benefits can be a stressful and intimidating one — so much so that many people turn back before they even start.  Applying for SSD benefits doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process, especially when you partner with an attorney like David L. Hood who has experience working with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and handling disability claims. In this article, we’ll explore several important reasons why hiring an experienced SSD attorney might be the right choice in your case. 

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What Do I Do If I Have Whiplash After a Car Accident?

By Hood Law Offices | Jul 24, 2017

What Is Whiplash? Whiplash injuries come from abrupt back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. Whiplash may also be characterized as a neck strain, a neck sprain, or a neck injury, but these terms can refer to other conditions as well. The same back-and-forth motion associated with whiplash can cause other problems too, such as bone fractures, injuries to the discs of the spine, nerve damage, and injuries to the muscles and ligaments in the back. Whiplash occurs most often in car accidents where the car suddenly stops, like in a rear-end collision. Since the victim’s body is traveling at high speeds, the neck keeps going forward and then is quickly jerked back when the car stops. The resulting injury is often extremely painful, although the pain does not always present immediately after experiencing a trauma. Soft tissue injuries and back strains from whiplash, especially, may take a few days to show the full range of symptoms. Signs and Symptoms of Whiplash Injuries Symptoms of whiplash will vary from person to person, but they may include the following: Pain…

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What Happens When the Pharmacy Gives You the Wrong Medication?

By The Law Offices of David L. Hood | Jul 24, 2017

Getting the wrong medication from the pharmacy and suffering serious harm sounds like a nightmare, but it’s shockingly common:  according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure about 1.3 million people annually in the United States.

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These 6 Tips Can Help You After a Car Accident

By Hood Law Offices | May 16, 2017

Even if you’re a careful driver, you can still be a victim of a crash when someone else is at fault. Being in a collision often leads to pain, anxiety, and anger, and the intensity of the experience can cause people to make decisions that may not serve their best interests. 

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Here’s What to Do When Your Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied

By Hood Law Offices | May 1, 2017

If you’ve been denied after filing a claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you’re far from alone. In fact, most SSD claimants receive a notice of denial after filing a claim. Statistically speaking, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies initial SSD claims at a rate of 65%, and reconsiderations (the initial stage of appeals) have an even higher denial rate of 85%. 

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The “Final Offer”: A Common Insurance Company Bluff

By Hood Law Offices | Apr 6, 2017

If an insurance adjuster tells you that he or she will be unable to make any further offers, they may be bluffing, especially if it’s still early in your personal injury case. After learning a little about the way insurance companies and personal injury claims work, you’ll see that insurance companies often have very little to gain from following through on such a bluff.

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