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How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional causes harm or injury to a patient through a negligent act or omission. Failure to diagnose, treat, or provide adequate aftercare can all be used to prove negligence. If you or a loved one has experienced medical malpractice, here’s what you should do: First and foremost, be sure that your claim has the characteristics to be qualified as such under the law. Any claim that pertains to violation of care, injury caused by negligence, or injury that results in serious damage are all situations where a medical malpractice claim should be pursued. There...

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Premises Liability: Frequently Asked Questions

Premises liability refers to when a person is injured on someone else’s property. Property owners are required to provide a safe and adequate property and if they fail to do so it can result in a premise liability claim. Frequently, a personal injury case is filed on the allegation that the property owner was negligent, causing injury. A few of the common premises liability cases include: Slip and Fall AccidentsNegligent or Inadequate SecurityAnimal BitesChildren on PropertySwimming Pool InjuryAmusement Park IncidentsWater leaks or flooding It is important to know that just because you were injured on someone's property does not mean that the...

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Auto Accident Case: Useful Experts and Their Roles

In a personal injury case, an expert witness is a person with specific technical or specialized knowledge about something. Many injury cases involve testimonies from various expert witnesses. As an auto accident victim, you should know the role an expert witness may play in your case and the expert witnesses you are likely to require. Expert witnesses play multiple roles in auto accident cases. Here are a few specific examples of such roles. Role of Expert Witnesses Clarify Contested Issues Some auto accident cases trigger complicated issues that both sides, the defendant and the plaintiff, can't just agree on. If that happens, you may...

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Common types of Emergency Room Malpractice

Medical malpractice is when a health care professional causes an injury to a patient through a negligent act. Often times in the heat of an alarming environment, such as an emergency room, it is difficult to recognize when emergency room malpractice is or has taken place. Doctors often times make serious or permanent mistakes as a result of negligence. There are a number of injuries that can be caused by emergency room malpractice including infection, cardiac damage, paralysis, or even death. Although medical errors in the emergency rooms are not unusual due to the already hectic environment, it is important...

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3 Ways Witness Statements Help With a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Every time you get behind the wheel of your car you run the risk of being involved in an auto accident. These accidents can range in severity from a minor fender bender to a serious crash with multiple injuries. Any auto accident has the potential to put financial strain on the drivers involved. The driver who is at fault for causing the accident is typically responsible for covering the costs of the accident. This could be paying for damages themselves or working with their auto insurance company. In situations where fault is not readily apparent, a personal injury lawsuit may be required...

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Travel Tips To Know For This Holiday Season

Traveling for the holidays? You’re not the only one. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s are among the most dangerous holidays for drivers. This is due to the increased amount of drivers on the road, the increased urgency to reach a destination and the poor driving conditions the winter months bring. Here are a few travel tips to keep in mind this holiday season: Avoid Peak Travel Dates   Try to avoid leaving any later than the day of a holiday. Traveling on these days quickly becomes congested and can leave you feeling stressed and in a hurry. Try...

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What You Need to Know About Business-Related Injuries

If you suffered injury in some way by a business and you feel they are responsible, you have the option of filing a lawsuit. However, the process can be long and complex, especially if the business is a large, multi-national corporation. Two reasons exist why you might sue a business for injuries. One is if you are hurt while on the property of a business. The other way to suffer injury is through product liability. Here is some information about potential injuries you could suffer at the hands of a business and the steps you need to take next. Injuries on Business...

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3 Most Common Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury cases arise when someone has suffered harm from an accident or injury that someone else might be legally responsible for. Here are the three most common personal injury lawsuits. Auto Accidents On average, 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. each year. In fact, vehicle accident injuries are the leading cause of personal injuries. Auto accidents result in a range of outcomes from property damage, to injury, to death. Believe it or not, only 11% of traffic fatalities involve bad weather conditions. The majority of auto accidents are caused by drunk driving or driving under the influence, speeding, or...

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Wrongful Death in Medical Malpractice Cases

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When you lose a loved one due to medical malpractice, you may struggle with many emotions, confusion, and financial hardship. Many people suffering through loss need time to grieve, but they soon realize that they may have a legal recourse. Legal recourse is the form of a wrongful death lawsuit that may allow you to collect money from the individual, individuals, or entity that caused the death of your loved one. These funds may be used to pay medical bills and other fees associated with his or her treatment and eventual passing. Unfortunately, proving wrongful death in cases of medical malpractice can...

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5 Steps to Take Immediately After an Auto Collision

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Auto collisions can be very frightening and overwhelming. The impact, the adrenaline rush, and the surrounding vehicles all contribute to the intense shock of an accident—even if it involves only a small fender bender. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 5.8 million car accidents occur every year in the U.S. The odds of getting into an accident are quite high. Unfortunately, they can’t be prevented sometimes due to distracted and reckless drivers. If you are involved in an accident, it is important to remain calm and take proper caution by following these 5 steps below: #1...

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