Month: August 2015


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3 Common Types of Professional Malpractice

On any given day, we rely on the quality work of dozens of professionals—even if we don’t stop to reflect on it.
When driving over a bridge, we put our lives in the hands of the engineers who designed the bridge. When we visit a pharmacy for a prescription, we rely on the staff to give us the right medication at the right dosage. Even going for a haircut, we assume the hairstylist went through beauty school and knows what he or she is doing.
 
Most people don’t think about it, because we trust that these professionals are certified, responsible, and engaged in the work that they do, and most of the time they are.…

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6 Strategies to Help You Recover from Your Injury

 
Injuries often happen at the worst possible time. You may be feeling perfectly healthy and fit… and then an unexpected accident occurs, leaving you debilitated and riddled with pain.
 
Perhaps you slip and fall in a grocery store, or are involved in a car accident where your neck is injured. You may be hurt while on vacation or after being knocked off your bicycle.
 
Whatever the cause, even mild injuries can have a lasting effect on your work and personal life. There are many different types of injuries, and each kind may take a different length of time to recover. During the recovery process, you may be unable to perform well at work or complete daily tasks as effectively as you once did.…

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Cruise Ships Target Elderly Passengers

A number of cruise lines have recently unveiled extra-long cruise itineraries, hoping to target Baby Boomers with three-to-six month cruises visiting multiple tourist destinations all over the world.
 
Companies like Oceania (owned by the Norwegian Cruise Line) and Princess Cruises are booking cruises lasting well over 100 nights. The characteristically adventurous and often wealthier Baby Boomer generation offers an attractive market for cruise lines as this generation heads into its retirement years.
 
Now, cruise lines have always made a point to advertise to American seniors. Retirees are an attractive demographic to cruise companies – they are often looking to travel during off seasons, and they usually budget much more time and money to spend on vacation.…

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3 Worst Insurance Companies for Bad Faith

 
When you take out an insurance policy with a company, they have a duty to act in good faith and deal fairly with you. To act in good faith, your insurance company must handle your claim promptly, cooperating and communicating with you in a timely manner. Your insurance company should try to find a basis to pay your claim rather than reasons to avoid it, and inform you in writing of specific reasons if it denies your claim. In return you, as the insured party, have a responsibility to pay your premiums on time, submit your claim in a timely and proper manner, and provide all the truthful information that your insurer is entitled to.…

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