Law Office Of William F Underwood - March 2020

DEBUNKED! BUSTING 2 PERSONAL INJURY MYTHS

Myth: I don’t need a lawyer or medical attention for minor injuries. Reality: That bump on your head and shoulder pain may be all you have after an accident, but you could have sustained a serious concussion and face lifelong shoulder issues and medical bills as a result. Consider the case of Harris v. McGraw. Skincare specialist Janet Harris was visiting the home of TV celebrity Dr. Phil McGraw when she was bitten by the family dog. The McGraws asked her not to seek medical attention for fear of bad press and Harris complied. But she soon developed a bacterial infection that would lead to

Today’s internet age has made access to information easier than ever. Those who are facing legal trouble can find answers and attorneys quickly without having to wait an agonizingly long time. But this digital age has also perpetuated lies, and we want to dispel a few of the biggest personal injury law myths. Myth: Lawsuits are frivolous. Reality: Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants paved the way for mass corporations to sell the idea that lawsuits are frivolous. Songs, "Saturday Night Live" sketches, and references in popular sitcoms fueled the belief that anyone will sue a big corporation for a quick buck. The reality of the case is much more somber. Stella Liebeck sustained third-degree burns and was partially disabled as a result of spilling McDonald’s coffee on her thighs. Liebeck asked the billion-dollar burger joint to compensate her medical bills, and when they returned with a counteroffer of $800, Liebeck took McDonald’s to court. Records show the restaurant was serving coffee just 30 degrees below the boiling point and had more than 700 burn complaints. McDonald’s was forced to compensate Liebeck $600,000, which went toward medical care until her death in August 2004.

permanent damage. Harris sued the McGraws and was awarded her dues in 2013, but the loss was significant. She was forced to stop working as a result of medical complications. If you’ve been injured, you deserve proper compensation and support. Give the Law Offices of William F. Underwood III, P.C. a call today to learn more about your rights and how we can help.

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Orange Glazed Salmon

Keep dinner light, simple, and easy with this paleo-friendly recipe.

Ingredients ●

Zest from 1 orange

2 salmon fillets (10 oz total)

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1/3 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice

1 tsp salt

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2 tbsp ghee

1 tsp tapioca starch

1 tbsp garlic, minced

1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped

Directions 1. Heat oven to 425 F, and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. 2. Salt each fillet with 1/2 tsp salt. Bake for 6–8 minutes. 3. In a saucepan, combine ghee and garlic and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. 4. Add rosemary, zest, and juice. Cook for another 3 minutes. 5. Stir in tapioca starch until lumps disappear and mixture thickens. 6. Plate salmon and top with orange sauce.

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