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Is Driving too Slowly Just as Dangerous as Speeding?

Published on Aug 2, 2019 at 7:52 am in Car Accident.
Is Driving too Slowly Just as Dangerous as Speeding?

No matter where you’re driving, it can be frustrating when someone speeds up behind you, tailgates your car, and illegally passes you. It can be equally as frustrating when someone on a highway is driving considerably faster than the flow of traffic and decides to weave in and out of traffic to get ahead. But what about when you get stuck behind a driver who is driving much slower than the posted limit? Some may find this surprising, but driving too slowly can be just as dangerous as speeding.

When Are Nursing Home Residents at Risk for Pressure Sores?

Published on Jul 19, 2019 at 6:33 am in Nursing Home Abuse.
When Are Nursing Home Residents at Risk for Pressure Sores?

When a nursing home fails to care for their residents, that negligence can result in injuries and illness. Because senior citizens typically have more compromised immune systems and it’s harder for them to recover, negligence can also cause death. One of these types of injuries that can severely affect a senior’s life is pressure sores, which are also called bedsores.

If you find that your loved one has suffered from these injuries, they need to get treatment immediately. How and when do bedsores commonly develop? Let’s take look at the causes and risk factors of developing pressure sores in a nursing home:

How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

Published on Jun 27, 2019 at 9:04 am in Personal Injury.
How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

If you’ve been in an auto accident, it’s likely that you will have sustained injuries. If the accident was caused by a driver or group that was negligent, it’s possible that you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Doing so may also be the best course of action if you’re facing an unfair insurance settlement offer.

When deciding whether to file a claim or not, one of the issues that will come up with your attorney is the issue of determining the amount of compensation, or damages, you are owed. Determining compensation is complex and you want to make sure that you’re not getting less than you deserve.

What is the Government Doing to Stop Instances of Nursing Home Abuse?

Published on Jun 14, 2019 at 6:45 am in Nursing Home Abuse.
What is the Government Doing to Stop Instances of Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse is a serious and underreported issue. According to the National Council on Aging, one in 10 seniors is abused every year; however, it’s estimated that only every one in 23 cases is reported. The lack of reporting happens because victims often refrain from reporting incidents out of feelings of fear or guilt.

In order to stop instances of nursing home abuse, the government has a number of nursing home regulations in place. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has a number of programs that strive to identify nursing home abuse and protect elders. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it’s important to understand what the government is doing to protect them, so you can take legal action in the event their rights are violated.

Where Do Pedestrian Accidents Often Occur?

Published on May 31, 2019 at 12:08 pm in Pedestrian Accident.
Where Do Pedestrian Accidents Often Occur?

Depending on where you live, walking may be a means of exercise, relaxation, or transportation. As a pedestrian, you can save money on gas, help the environment, and improve your own health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, negligent drivers can cause accidents that seriously injure or even kill those on foot. No matter how often you walk to get where you’re going, it’s crucial to know where pedestrian accidents occur most often.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency room departments for non-fatal accident-related injuries in 2015. The following year, 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes. Nearly 20 percent of the fatally injured were over the age of 65. Additionally, one in five children under the age of 15 who were killed in traffic accidents were pedestrians. Understanding where pedestrian accidents tend to occur can help you avoid a dangerous or potentially deadly situation.

Can Soft Tissue Damage Be Permanent?

Published on May 14, 2019 at 8:53 am in Car Accident.
Can Soft Tissue Damage Be Permanent?

When a car accident causes painful injuries, you’re most likely worried about ones that will have permanent consequences. You may be surprised at the injuries that can cause chronic issues. Soft tissue injuries are often difficult to see and also can have ongoing complications long after the accident. It’s important to get treatment as soon as possible for these types of injuries.

Even if the symptoms start out minor or in a delayed fashion, it may be possible for soft tissue injuries to be long-lasting or permanent. Here’s what you need to know about soft tissue damage:

Tips for Riding a Motorcycle in the City

Published on Apr 25, 2019 at 7:44 am in Motorcycle Accident.
Tips for Riding a Motorcycle in the City

An experienced motorcyclist understands the distinct differences of riding on rural, suburban, and urban roads. Unfortunately, cars in the city are not always aware of the motorcycles traveling near them. As a result, accidents can happen, and the motorcyclist is likely to sustain serious injuries because of their lack of protection.

No matter how long you’ve been riding a motorcycle, it’s never a bad idea to brush up on your skills and learn about new ways to protect yourself from negligent drivers. There are a number of unique dangers for motorcycles in cities. Being aware of how to avoid them can prevent an accident and save your life.

What If a Truck Carrying Hazardous Materials Gets into a Wreck?

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 8:16 am in Truck Accident.
What If a Truck Carrying Hazardous Materials Gets into a Wreck?

Truck accidents often cause a lot of damage, especially when the truck is an 18-wheeler and crashes while traveling at high speeds. In these situations, they can easily harm others on the road with them. However, the accident can increase significantly in danger if the truck is carrying hazardous materials—substances that can harm people and the environment around them. These injuries can be life-altering or even fatal.

How is Evidence Investigated After a Serious Car Accident?

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 7:19 am in Car Accident.
How is Evidence Investigated After a Serious Car Accident?

When you’ve been in a serious accident with significant property damage and injuries, it’s likely an investigation will take place to determine fault. Law enforcement and insurance companies will oversee their own investigations. If you believe you are not liable for the accident and it resulted from someone else’s negligent actions, you can contact a lawyer who will conduct an additional investigation to prove why you are owed compensation for what you’ve been through.

It’s likely that each investigation will result in different types of evidence that different parties can use to their advantage. Investigations are complicated, so understanding the different types of evidence and how they are used to prove a claim is valuable.

How Major Does a Car Accident Have to Be to Get Reported?

Published on Mar 15, 2019 at 7:56 am in Car Accident.
How Major Does a Car Accident Have to Be to Get Reported?

Car accidents are traumatic experiences that often leave people with injuries and a long road to recovery. Their future can be very uncertain and this causes a considerable amount of stress. Unfortunately, this can be when an insurance adjuster will come forward and try to get the injured person to settle. Because the person wants to handle the matter immediately, they will often agree to the first offer. However, this can be a mistake because it’s likely less than what they should be owed. You need an attorney who will protect your rights and make sure you get the compensation you deserve after a car accident.

Before you get into the claims process, you may be wondering about what constitutes as an accident that needs to be reported. Making a police report could benefit you because law enforcement will have a legal account of what happened, and your lawyer can make sure you alert the right parties. Let’s look into when you should report a car accident.

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