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What You May Not Know About Medical Malpractice!

Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 5th, 2011

Much as is the case with psychology, there is something of a popular understanding of medical malpractice that doesn't quite line up with what the term actually means. Malpractice claims have to do with a doctor taking you on as a patient, accepting that they have a duty to provide you with healthcare and failing in their duty. When this is the case, patients have the right to talk to a lawyer and see if there was some sort of medical negligence involved. Medical negligence, however, is not necessarily what people like to think it is.

Overwhelmed with Dealing with Social Security Claims? Why it's Time to Hire a Lawyer.

Submitted by Anonymous on Feb 15th, 2011

Social security is there to make sure that, if the worst happens, all of us have some way of surviving. Survivor benefits ensure that families don't go bankrupt when the breadwinner in the family dies. If you get disabled, it's designed to provide a safety net to prevent you from being out on the street without a roof over your head or food on your table. In some cases, however, this agency can be extremely difficult to deal with. This is one of the largest of all government bureaucracies and, because of that, you're at risk of being denied benefits for very specious reasons.

If you think about it, part of what an attorney does best is understand complex bureaucracies and how they relate to the people they're supposed to serve. An attorney also understands the rights their clients enjoy and works to make sure that those rights are asserted when appropriate. To make sure that you're not being denied benefits to which you have a right by the Social Security Administration, you should contact an attorney.

Be Cautious, Avoid a Slip and Fall Injury

Submitted by jrlaw on Jan 27th, 2011

A slip and fall accident can cause serious injury and even death. There are some areas that are serious hazards for these types of injuries and, if you keep an eye out, you can avoid them. There are cases, however, when someone’s negligence may result in your being hurt and when you may want to contact a personal injury law firm.

The doorways of commercial establishments can be serious trip hazards. If the owner isn’t very considerate, they may put down floor mats that tend to bunch up by the doors as people walk in and out. Watch these areas. In some cases, especially in wet weather, these mats can be very heavy and, when they’re not flat, they may cause you to lose your footing and to fall to the ground.

Stairways and ramps are other obvious danger areas. In wet weather, be particularly cautious. In the winter, remember that a layer of snow can easily cover a layer of ice and that you may find yourself tumbling down the stairs or ramp without expecting any trouble at all. Always use the railing to steady yourself on these areas. It’s much better to assume that it is slippery and to avoid an accident than it is to assume the surface is safe and to get hurt unexpectedly.

Filing a Lawsuit Over a Work Injury

Submitted by jrlaw on Oct 5th, 2010

Employers have a duty to provide their employees with a safe work environment. In some cases, they may shirk this duty, resulting in their employees becoming injured or even killed. These are the types of cases that can be handled by a personal injury attorney. There are detailed laws and regulations that cover working conditions and, when they are broken and someone is hurt, you have a right to seek compensation from the employer. Some of these cases become egregious and the negligence exhibited by some companies is simply amazing.

When companies fail to adequately train personnel for their jobs, they create a situation where it’s very likely that those personnel could injure themselves or their coworkers. These cases sometimes result in death. Even in these extreme circumstances, you have the ability to seek a civil suit against the offending company. A wrongful death lawyer can handle such cases. They won’t be intimidated by the company and they won’t take a settlement unless it’s adequate to cover your pain and suffering due to the loss of your loved one. There have been many successful suits filed against employers who have put their workers at undue risk.

There are some ways you can protect yourself against work-related injuries. It starts with knowing the regulations that exist to protect you. You should never:

What Hazards Does Traffic Pose?

Submitted by jrlaw on Jul 30th, 2010

Car accident personal injury attorneys frequently run into very similar cases. This is simply because some driving conditions, and some types of drivers, are inherently more dangerous than others. Accidents tend to occur under similar conditions, as these conditions make it difficult for drivers to see or, in the case of heavy traffic, because the stress that they cause leads to poor judgment and impatience. If you want to play it safe, there are certain types of conditions and drivers that you can try to avoid.

The majority of fatal car crashes involve drivers between the ages of 18-28. This is not because these drivers are inherently bad. In fact, those are the ages when your reflexes are the best they’ll ever be. However, it’s also the age range where people tend to do the most driving and when they’re most likely to make bad decisions. Experience counts for a lot where driving is concerned and, quite simply, these drivers don’t have enough of it to know what to do in bad situations. Oftentimes, a car wreck attorney will find themselves representing someone who has been hurt, or killed, by one of these younger drivers.

Avoiding Dallas Car Wrecks

Submitted by jrlaw on Jul 9th, 2010

Urban driving is a challenge, even for the very experienced. You could learn a lot about it from a car wreck attorney. They handle cases that cover all types of injuries and accidents. Many of those injuries and accidents—and sometimes deaths—happen to individuals who are good drivers but who run across individuals who have no consideration for others on the road. Such bad drivers include everyone from the casual speeders to the individuals who can’t be bothered to stop at lights or signs. You can do a few things to decrease your chances of being injured or killed.

Be Ready

Car accident personal injury attorneys get quite a few clients who “never saw it coming”. Oftentimes, this isn’t entirely the fault of the person who was struck. The first rule of defensive driving is to assume that you and your car are completely invisible to other drivers. When you approach an intersection, a driveway or any other feature that changes traffic flow, assume that someone is going to pull out in front of you, and be ready for it.

Watch for Signs

Even if you’re in a neighborhood that you’re very familiar with, there may be new traffic control devices added at any time. Be on the lookout for Stop Ahead signs and for other important traffic controls. When you’re driving, you need to be sharp at all times. Don’t drive on auto-pilot. You never know when conditions may change.

Hot under the Collar? Chemical Burns in the Work Place

Submitted by jrlaw on Feb 25th, 2010

Who is Responsible for Chemical Burns at Work?
It is an unfortunate truth, but most people have to work and, on top of that, some jobs come with a certain degree of personal injury risk. One such potential hazard is that of chemical burns. Some workers are required to work with or around dangerous substances. Some of the more common workplace chemicals are paint removers, lye, cleaning products, cement mix and battery acid, but the full list is far more extensive. There are regulations set in place for dealing with such materials, but there are times when accidents or unexpected incidents do occur and can result in a burn injury for the worker.
In the workplace, it is essential that employees are educated on the dangers of substances that they may be working with or around. They must be informed of the steps necessary to maintain safety. Chemical burns are extremely serious and often do more damage than burns from heat. According  they can cause scarring, eye damage, blindness, seizures, numbness and even death. Burns are not limited to the outside of the body; if toxic fumes are inhaled they can cause burns in the airway as well.

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