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May 2017 Archives

Area of brain injured can dictate damage exhibited

It may seem unbelievable, but it actually doesn't take much for an individual to be left with a traumatic brain injury. One driver's moment of inattentiveness can lead to a victim's life-long struggle to recover, or a tired doctor's inability to think clearly during one operation can affect a victim and their family for years, even decades to come. The fact that 2.5 million individuals suffer traumatic brain injuries each year highlights just how easy succumbing to one of these injuries can be for people who were at one moment just living their normal lives, and the next found themselves forever changed.

Hit-and-run accident kills Delaware man

Car accidents happen all the time. In most instances, these wrecks are relatively minor, resulting in some property damage and some bumps and bruises. Other times, though, a car crash can leave victims with serious injuries, including brain injuries. Some of these victims are left permanently disabled. Others are killed as a result. This is especially true in pedestrian accidents. These individuals lack the safety features afforded those in vehicles, and they are often taken by surprise.

Take legal action to impose liability on negligent truckers

Last week on the blog, we discussed the regulations imposed by the federal government on trucking hours. Adherence to these rules is critical to help prevent truck accidents, as overtired truckers may fail to drive under the speed limit, maintain their lane, and yield to oncoming traffic when appropriate. Truckers who nod off behind the wheel can also fail to brake for slowed or stopped traffic, and they may blow through red lights, stop signs, and crosswalks. Tragically, these instances occur all too frequently, and many innocent individuals suffer serious injuries as a result.

Distracted Driving and Car Accidents

"Each day in the United States, over 8 people are killed and 1,161 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver."[1]  The term crashes can include car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and commercial vehicle accidents, among others.  

Interstate trucker hours of service limited by federal government

Many truckers are hard workers. They are often asked to drive long hours on tight deadlines, as well as help load and unload the cargo they are carrying. They also have to ensure that they are cognizant of the regulations that apply to them.

To Avoid Medical Malpractice, Don't You Want to Know WHY Your Hospital Failed Inspection?

Federal law permits the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") to reduce or deny Medicare funding for failures to comply with federal standards. Yet, information concerning the provider's deficiencies remains unavailable to the public. Without this information, the public is deprived of a mechanism to avoid hospitals where medical malpractice is prevalent.

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  • Super Lawyers | 2017
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