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Ten Steps to Buying Auto Insurance – Continued

When it comes to auto insurance, you want to be adequately covered if you get in an accident, but you don’t want to pay any more than you have to.  Navigating your way through this murky subject is tricky, so here on some tips to follow:   Continuing from the last post on July 19th: [...]

Insurance Coverage Definitions

Continuation from June 6, 2010 blog—more coverage definitions: Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury – Covers bodily injuries to you and your passengers when the at-fault person has no insurance or not enough insurance to fairly compensate you for your injuries.  In some states, there is also uninsured motorist coverage for damage to your vehicle.  Given the [...]

Insurance Coverage Definitions – Continued

Continuation from April, 2010 blog—more coverage definitions: Bodily Injury Liability:  Covers other people’s body injuries or death for which you are responsible.  It also provides for a legal defense if another party in the accident files a lawsuit against you.  Claims for bodily injury may be for such things as medical bills, loss of income [...]

How Much Car Insurance Should You Buy?

Any insurance agent worth their salt will tell you that you should buy as much car insurance as you can afford.  While this is a good rule of thumb, your question might be what you are actually covering on your car once you have purchased the insurance.  Below are coverage definitions: Comprehensive:  Covers your car, [...]

The Major Causes of Low Back Pain

As we age, most of us will experience some wear and tear to the discs and vertebrae that make up the structural components of our spines.  Here are the most common things that can go wrong: 1.    Joint & nerve problems a.    Spinal Arthritis-Inflammation of the facet joints between the vertebrae. b.    Sciatica-Pain that radiates [...]


In our previous blog we discussed conservative approaches to the treatment of chronic low back pain.  This blog will discuss more invasive procedures.  If conservative approaches do not work, many physicians refer their patients for more invasive procedures—typically injections or surgery.   Injections:  A neurologist injects anesthetics, steroids, or narcotics into the soft tissues and [...]

Treatment of Low Back Pain

Treatment of Low Back Pain Did you know…one out of every five American is suffering from back pain RIGHT NOW and the numbers are growing! Timothy Carey, M.D., director of the Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes the main reasons back pain is growing in [...]


Understanding Your Spine The spine is made up of four sections—cervical (neck); thoracic (bottom of neck to top of low back); lumbar (lower back); and sacrum (the fused levels of bone below the waist).  At the very bottom of the sacrum is the coccyx, familiarly known as the “tailbone.”  The vertebrae of each section are [...]


What to do if you are in an automobile accident: 1. Call 911 or the local police to the accident scene. 2. If you are able, get the  other driver’s full name, telephone number, and insurance company name and policy number. 3. If you are able, get any witnesses’ names and contact information. 4. If [...]

Medical Malpractice Claims

DO YOU HAVE A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE? Medical negligence cases are almost always extremely hard fought, very expensive, and very difficult to win under the best of circumstances. Simply stated, the elements of a successful medical negligence claim include: 1.  Probable negligence by a health care provider (liability); 2.  A clear causal link between that [...]

Buckland and Schumm Personal Injury laywers
Buckland and Schumm Personal Injury laywers

Buckland & Schumm
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Buckland and Schumm Personal Injury laywers