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February 2017 Archives

What should you do if you have a medical malpractice case? Part 1

Medical malpractice suits arise when a medical professional negligently commits a mistake which results in an injury to a patient. The mistake is negligent when it deviates from the standard of care that a doctor of similar education and specialty would have provided. Medical malpractice suits are designed to enable patients to pursue compensation against their caregivers. In this situation, physicians hold all of the power because they are the only ones that understand the medical nature of the issues present. As such, you may want the assistance of an attorney before filing your lawsuit.

The basics of premises liability

Premises liability is a variation of the tort theory of negligence. Negligence allows anyone to recover for the harm they suffer due to the negligent actions (or inactions) of another person. Premises liability deals specifically with injuries that occur on real property (i.e. land and buildings). This post will go over the basics of premises liability and how it is treated by the states.

Truck drivers cause serious accidents when driving while fatigued

Truck driving is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In response to a large number of fatigue-related crashes, the FMCSA revised regulations governing the number of hours truck drivers are permitted to drive on the road. Truck drivers are limited to 11 hours of driving time each day and 72 hours each week. Drivers are also required to take a 30-minute break in the first eight hours of their shift.

What types of injuries do you sustain in a car accident? Part 1

Car accidents occur every day by the thousands which is probably why people do not appreciate the extreme danger they are in every time they get into a car. Cars and trucks are several tons when they crash into one another; huge physical forces are unleashed which can substantially damage a frail human body. This post will go over some of the injuries you can suffer in an accident, specifically to the head and neck.

Family receives $19.3 million for birth injury

A family was awarded a huge settlement earlier this year, $19.3 million, for birth injuries suffered by their daughter in 2012. The parents filed the lawsuit in 2015 alleging that their daughter had suffered severe brain damage (and as a result, debilitating cerebral palsy) due to injuries suffered at birth.

Fatal accident in Riverside blamed on airbag

When we think of fatal car accidents, the image that comes to mind is usually a negligent, distracted or drunk driver. However, there are times when these factors play little or no role in a car accident. Oftentimes, car part manufacturers fail to catch a defect or don't properly vet the parts that are used in today's vehicles, which can lead to exacerbated injuries and even death.

Alert: Maserati recall for 39,381 vehicles in North America

Maserati, a luxury car manufacturer from Italy, issued a recall to its North American division. Maserati is known for designing luxury cars with the sport-car bent in function, design, and output. Maserati issued the recall after it discovered two separate defects that could result in fires. This post will go over the recall and how it may affect you.

Commercial truck accident causes by the numbers

Commercial trucks are responsible for a disproportionate number of injuries and fatalities, relative to their number of vehicles on the road. To study the causes of these accidents (and hopefully reduce or prevent them), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) studied 963 trucking accidents in 17 states and collated their results into a single study. This post will go over those results and how you might protect yourself on the road.

California aims to reduce distracted driving with new law

The state of California has taken many steps to prevent distracted driving in recent years. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, 80 percent of motor vehicle accidents involve inattentive drivers. Driver distraction may be caused by a variety of factors, including interacting with passengers and consuming food while driving.

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