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Can I Settle My Own Injury Claim without an Attorney?

Settling my own personal injury claim

Yes, technically, you are allowed to settle your own personal injury claim without the assistance of an attorney. It’s important to grasp what you’re getting into, but it is possible to handle your own claim without hiring an attorney. In fact, at Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys, we may even advise you to handle your […]


Have You or a Loved one Suffered Serious Injuries or Developed a Nicotine Addiction After Using JUUL?

Have You or a Loved one Suffered Serious Injuries or Developed a Nicotine Addiction After Using JUUL?

It’s no secret that using e-cigarettes, or “vaping,” has become increasingly popular in recent years. One e-cigarette company in particular, JUUL, is in the doghouse for targeting teenagers with its marketing efforts.    The “New American Addiction” E-cigarettes, or JUULS, are battery-powered devices that are used to inhale a vapor, which typically contains nicotine, flavorings and […]


What Factors Affect How Much My Personal Injury Case is Worth?

When involved in an accident and faced with the decision to pursue a personal injury claim, the first two questions people often ask are “how long does it take to resolve a personal injury claim?” and “how much is my injury claim worth?” Understandably, you want to know if pursuing a personal injury claim is […]


Teaching a Teenager to Drive? Here’s What NOT To Do

Did you know that teens are 10 times more likely to be in a fatal car accident than adults? And that car crashes are the number one cause of death among teenagers in the U.S.? Teaching a teenager to drive can be a terrifying and challenging experience. Some parents even claim that it is one […]


Have You Been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma after Asbestos Exposure?

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer, but is unique in that asbestos exposure is the primary cause. The known carcinogen, asbestos, is still being used in hundreds of U.S. consumer products despite the threat it poses to people who are exposed to it.  Asbestos is unsafe in any amount, but mesothelioma typically develops after prolonged and […]


Have You Been Injured by Proton Pump Inhibitors?

Are you among the 15 million Americans who routinely take Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)? Available in both prescription and over-the-counter versions, PPIs are commonly sold under brand names Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, and Dexilant.  While PPIs are meant to relieve symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), they are commonly misused and […]


Packing for a Motorcycle Trip

Packing For a Motorcycle Trip

Ready for a motorcycle road trip? A long-distance motorcycle trip could be just the cure for what ails you. A long ride not only gives you a sense of freedom, but also can clear your mind, restore a sense of possibility, engage your senses, refocus your mind on the present, connect you with new people, […]


Beware of Benzene Exposure from these Popular Sunscreens

Benzene Sunscreen

Have you heard that the known carcinogen benzene was discovered in several popular sunscreens and after-sun care products? Valisure tested nearly 300 sprays and lotions and detected high levels of benzene in 43 out of the 224 sunscreens and in 8 of the 48 after-sun products. Fourteen of the sun care product lots with benzene concentrations of 2 ppm or […]


Firefighting Foam side effects include Cancer

Firefighting Foam

Did you know that cancer is the top cause of line-of-duty death in the fire service? Firefighters face a 14 percent higher death rate due to cancer than the general population. While firefighters are exposed to various dangers and chemicals while battling blazes, health officials discovered that exposure to firefighting foam increases the risk of cancer and other severe health risks. […]


Do’s & Don’ts of Firework Safety

Fireworks Safety

Summer celebrations are synonymous with barbecue, grilling, parades, and of course, fireworks. While fireworks are fun and thrilling to watch, they can also be dangerous. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks were involved with an estimated 10,000 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during 2019. Children younger than 15 years of age accounted […]