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Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Tort Law | 0 comments

Some Slip and Fall Accidents are Actually More Serious than Anyone Presumes

The National Safety Council (NSC) Injury Facts records more than 8 million slip and fall accidents in the US every year. A lot of people think that a slip and fall accident is never a serious matter: besides the painful buttocks, the only other thing that may hurt is the person’s ego. It may be a surprise to many to know, however, that, slip and fall accidents actually cause many types of serious injuries; it is also the major cause of injuries in the US.

It is true that falling from an elevated place is dangerous, but so is slipping and falling on the same surface level. In fact, of the 8 million slip and fall cases reported to the NSC annually, more than fifty percent are falls on same surface levels, more than two million of which are due to slippery floors or floors where slippery flooring materials have been used.

Those who are most prone to slip and fall accidents are adults aged 55 or above. One sad thing about this accident is that while it only causes fractures on some victims (hip fracture is the most common injury), others suffer more severe injuries, like brain injury, spinal cord injury or even death.

Due to the frequency of slip and fall accident among older adults, the US Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) saw it fit to declare this type of accident (involving older adults) as a national epidemic; the CDC further pointed out that, for each decade of life spent, a person’s proneness to slipping and falling increases.

Besides the fact that it can happen to anyone, slip and fall accidents can also occur in any place, even in places one would think as perfectly safe – a relative’s or a friend’s house, hospitals, churches, expensive restaurants, hotels, amusement parks, supermarkets, museums, malls, fast foods, and so forth.

Slip and fall is also the most often reported accident and source of injury in working environments. In fact, besides being the major cause of lost time at work, it is also the leading basis for workers’ compensation claims.

Filing a lawsuit against the owner of the property where the slip and fall accident occurred is a right of victims. With the help of knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer or slip and fall lawyer, injured victims have greater chances for strong arguments that may earn for them the justice and the compensation that they seek and deserve.

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Car Accident Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Tort Law | 0 comments

What Causes Car Accidents?

Each year in America, millions of car accidents take place, causing far too many people and their families to suffer the often traumatic and devastating repercussions that typically accompany a car accident. Sometimes these car accidents are the result of a drivers own actions and involve no other motorists or bystanders. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many times, another party fails to act safely or responsibly and causes another person to suffer the consequences.

When another party has caused you or someone you love to suffer an injury or loss in a car accident, they should be held accountable for their irresponsible actions. In this situation, the victim of another persons recklessness may be able to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury claim.

Common Reasons behind Car Accidents and Injuries

Although most people view car accidents as being caused by other drivers, this is not necessarily always the case. There are a variety of factors that could be responsible for a car accident, including:

  • * Driver error
  • * Distracted driving
  • * Drunk drivers
  • * Car defects, such as defective tires, airbags, and seatbelts
  • * Road defects like potholes, shoulder drop-offs, missing road signs, missing guardrails,
  • * Speeding

Regardless of the reason for a car accident, if another party is at fault, the wronged party should seek legal counsel to discuss their options.

Who Can File Car Accident Claims?

Although there are certain parties who are more commonly the victims of others harmful actions, a number of parties can file car accident claims, should they be the victim of another party’s negligence. This includes:

  • * Car drivers
  • * Truck drivers
  • * Bicyclists
  • * Motorcyclists
  • * Pedestrians

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident due to another partys irresponsible actions, you should discuss your situation with a injury lawyer. An attorney may be able to help you get the justice and compensation you both want and need.

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Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Car Accident Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Tort Law | 0 comments

How To Drive Safely In The Rain

As a driver, you need to make sure you can operate your vehicle safely in all types of weather conditions. It can be easy to drive safely when the sun is out and the roads are dry, but when it is pouring down rain with high winds and the roads are soaking wet, it can be far more difficult. Rain can cause a number of problems that all contribute to an increased risk of a car accident.

Along with wet and slippery roads that increase the risk of losing tire traction, rain also impacts your visibility as a driver. This significantly increases the risk of making a potentially disastrous mistake. Fortunately, you can decrease your risk of a serious accident during the rain by following a few safety tips.

Driving Safety Tips during the Rain

If a driver does not adjust his or her driving style during the rain, they are putting themselves at a serious risk of an accident that could harm themselves or anyone else. If you are driving in the rain, make sure to consider the following:

  • * If you need your windshield wipers on, you need your headlights on too so as to increase visibility
  • * Try to drive in the tracks already made by vehicles in front of you
  • * Give yourself plenty of distance between yourself and the car in front of you so you have adequate time to brake
  • * Slow down
  • * Do not slam on brakes. Instead pump them and slow down gradually
  • * Make sure your windshield wipers are working properly before it stars raining

By following the above tips, you can navigate through torrential rain or any other inclement weather safely. Unfortunately, not all drivers follow these tips. If you have been injured in an accident, contact an car accident lawyer today.

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Law, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Tort Law | 0 comments

Common Types Of Medical Malpractice

Medical treatment comes in many forms. When a person is ill or injured, they may need several different types of assistance to recovery. Sadly, there are some times when medical professionals make costly mistakes that lead to further health problems or suffering for the patient. This type of error, known as medical malpractice, can happen during almost any medical case, but there are certain times when it occurs more frequently than others. Some examples of common types of medical malpractice include:

  • – Improper treatment – Performing the wrong treatment on patients
  • – Delayed treatment – Prolonging a medical treatment to the point that the patient suffers further complications
  • – Mishandling of surgical instruments – Lack of training with surgical instruments that leads to injuries of the patient
  • – Misdiagnosis – Incorrectly identifying the ailment or injury
  • – Emergency room error – Errors made in high-stress emergency room environments
  • – Birth injury – Injuries or harm done to the mother or child during the delivery process
  • – Hospital negligence – Failing to adhere to safety standards or offer treatment when needed
  • – Wrong site surgery – Surgical procedures performed on the wrong part of the body
  • – Pharmaceutical errors – Prescribing the wrong medicine, prescribing the wrong dosage, or failing to administer a medication when needed

– Wrongful death- Inadvertently causing the death of a patient through negligence in the hospital

The damages associated with medical malpractice cases can be extensive. Many patients require further treatment, costly therapy, and time away from work that causes them to lose much-needed income. Fortunately, there are people available to help victims file lawsuits that may allow them to obtain financial compensation from the negligent party. Working with an malpractice attorney can help simplify the legal process and increase the likelihood that you correctly and effectively file a case.

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