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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.

What Does a Personal Injury Law Firm Do?

Submitted by jrlaw on Jul 28th, 2010

A personal injury law firm probably works in a broader swath of the law than you think. They cover everything from deaths and injuries that happen on the road to the same incidents that happen in doctor’s offices. They represent individuals whose babies have suffered injuries during birth and people who bought a product that they thought was safe, and who were hurt or killed because they’d been led astray in that regard. These law firms sometimes work under special agreements with their clients that allow individuals who don’t have a lot of money to exercise their legal rights.

A contingency agreement is one where the attorney begins working on your case at no charge. It usually comes with a free consultation. During the consultation, the attorney will determine if it seems like you have a case and if they’re interested in taking it up for you. Depending upon what type of case you’re filing, they may consult with experts in that field to see if it seems like your case is one that’s likely to win. If it is, you don’t have to pay to have it move forward.

Medical Malpractice and Incompetence

Submitted by jrlaw on Jul 9th, 2010

Medical doctors lead famously stressful lives. They work long hours, pay a lot for their education and are held to higher standards than most other professionals. Unfortunately, some of these elements of their lives are at cross purposes with others. Doctors are oftentimes worked long hours to keep the profitability of hospitals high, but this means diminishing results in patient care. Medical malpractice law claims oftentimes deal with the results of this unhappy situation. In some cases, it’s the fact that the patient is simply treated as disposable that causes the problem.

A common incarnation of this is being prescribed a medication that is entirely inappropriate for the condition or the patient. This may occur because the patient’s condition was not diagnosed properly. It may also occur because of medical negligence: being prescribed an antibiotic that you’re allergic to, for instance, when that allergy was clearly noted on your records. While an attorney can provide recourse in these situations, your best option is to know your own medical history. If you’re allergic to penicillin, for instance, and a doctor writes you a prescription for amoxicillin, that should be a huge red flag.

Slip and Fall Injuries in Commercial Establishments

Submitted by jrlaw on Jun 28th, 2010

There is a common perception that people sue for reasons that are quite specious. Among the most popular cases to deride are those that involve someone getting hurt at a commercial establishment. There are usually disparaging remarks about the filer's intelligence and ethical nature thrown around. These statements are oftentimes made in complete ignorance of reality. When someone is hurt at a commercial property, there is certainly responsibility that lies somewhere. A good slip and fall lawyer knows how to find who is responsible and to hold them accountable for the injuries sustained.

One of the most common places to get hurt is at a restaurant. This usually happens due to poor hygiene on the part of the establishment, with spills and other slick spots being left on the floor while customers are about. There is no reason that this should be the case. Simply put, if a restaurant cannot guarantee a safe environment for their patrons, that restaurant should not be in business. No one enters a dining establishment with the impression that they need no-slip boots and a hardhat to be safe, nor should they.

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