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Personal Injury

Clifford Law Offices Files Seven Lawsuits Against Amtrak and BNSF Rail Company in September 25th Derailment; Law Firm Intends to Challenge Unfair Arbitration Clause

On Monday, October 4, 2021, Clifford Law Offices filed separate lawsuits on behalf of seven injured passengers in the September 25th derailment in Montana against Amtrak and the BNSF Railway Company that owns and maintains the tracks, an area that has become a key focus in the investigation of this tragedy. The Empire Builder line headed from Chicago to Seattle derailed Saturday afternoon near Joplin,...
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How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Truck Accident Case?

Collisions involving semi-trucks or other large commercial vehicles can be devastating, both to the actual vehicles and to the people inside them. Most often in these types of truck accidents, the passenger vehicle and its occupants suffer the most damage. If you are in an accident with a commercial truck and believe the driver of that vehicle to be responsible, you have the right to...
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Possible Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries are devastating and can lead to physical and psychological problems in addition to economic losses for the entire family. In the most extreme cases, a traumatic brain injury can lead to permanent disabilities that impact a person’s ability to go to work or perform basic, everyday tasks. Such injuries are usually the result of blow to the head or a strong jolt...
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What Is a Diffuse Axonal Injury?

Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a type of traumatic brain injury that happens when the head is struck, jolted, or shaken. The movement of the brain lags behind the movement of the skull, causing the long connecting nerve fibers (the axons) to tear. Like other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), DAIs are serious injuries that require immediate medical attention and can lead to life-changing losses for...
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Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise

After decades of decline, pedestrian deaths in the United States are on the rise. U.S. pedestrian fatalities soared 53 percent from 4,109 to 6,283 between the years 2009 and 2018, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s recent analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. The greatest increase occurred in urban areas, and “on arterials, at non-intersection locations, and in darkness.” Data for...
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