When you’re behind the wheel on any kind of road, you’re probably trying to stay focused on driving and avoid any and all possible accidents. You might be more nervous to drive on one specific type of road compared to others, though. For example, highways might feel more dangerous to drive on than the roads in town.
If you were injured at work, you might not know where to turn next for help. Workers’ compensation is in place so that you can recover financially for the injuries that you got at work, regardless of who was at fault. You might be considering filing a workers’ comp claim to get compensation for your harm and damages that you suffered.
When you decide to trust a nursing home with the care of your elderly family member, you expect them to provide them with at least the standard of care that you would give them. Sometimes, they don’t give them the same quality of life that you want them to. While some of their shortcomings aren’t considered abuse and neglect, others are.
One of the biggest complaints that nursing home residents have is that staff has a slow response time. This can be from understaffing and overworking of the staff, which can be from genuine lack of time, but it can also be as a result of nursing home abuse. Let’s take a look at what slow response times can mean for patients and what you can do for your loved ones in long-term care facilities.
When your car breaks down or has something wrong with it, you trust that the mechanic you bring it to will fix it as you agreed. You’re relying on their skill and attention to fix the problem and get your car back to running normally. You’re also relying on their skills to keep you safe when you drive your vehicle again.
If they are negligent in any way while fixing your car, they could make a mistake and not fully repair what you need them to. This might seem like a small misstep, but even the smallest mistake in auto repair can lead to your car malfunctioning and cause an accident. When your mechanic is negligent and it leads to you getting into a collision, you’ll want to know if you can file a lawsuit against them. Let’s take a look at your options.
Dealing with a hit and run accident is stressful on its own. When someone else crashes into your car, cause damage, and then drives off, it is more frustrating than a regular accident because you might not know who was responsible, and you might not have any way of tracking them down. Now you have to deal with the physical damages that they caused to your car and the injuries that you sustained if you were in your car.
In order to cover those costs that weren’t your fault, you probably are interested in filing a claim through your insurance, but you might be wondering what that will do to your policy. Let’s take a look at whether or not a hit and run that you didn’t cause will affect your insurance.
Busses are efficient ways to get from one place to another. When you choose public transportation, you’re reducing your carbon footprint as well as saving money compared to owning your own vehicle and all the costs that come along with it. Busses are reliable, and you usually consider them to be safe because they’re so large.
But in some ways, busses can be very dangerous. When collisions happen, passengers can suffer from injuries because they likely aren’t wearing seatbelts and can slam into objects within the vessel. When busses hit other vehicles, they can cause devastating injuries to passengers of other cars or pedestrians because of their large size and weight.
Liability in these accidents can be tricky. Let’s look into how bus accident liability is determined.
Typically, you see the doctor when you are at your most vulnerable—either you’re sick, have an injury, or need a surgery to get better. You trust your doctor to heal you and help you get back to feeling as normal as possible. However, sometimes doctors can do more harm than good, and as a result, they commit medical malpractice.
Filing a car accident claim can feel like the start of a long road that will ultimately end in court, but that’s usually not the case. Most car accident claims are settled outside of court, which is actually favorable for you. When claims go to court, it will take more time, money, and cause more uncertainty for you that can be avoided by settling outside of court.
After a truck accident, you can take legal action to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. When you’re compiling evidence for your case, it may help to have a background on the trucking company that was involved in the accident. If this trucking company has a history of causing accidents, this may provide more information on how and why your accident occurred and could help your truck accident claim. Let’s go over how to find the collision history for a trucking company.
When it comes time to move a loved one into a nursing home or independent living facility, you expect that facility to provide them with quality care around the clock. When people think about injuries and instances of failing staff, abuse often comes to mind first; however, neglect is often a bigger problem in nursing homes.
It’s important to understand how neglect is a unique issue many nursing home residents face, what the signs of neglect are, and how negligent facilities can be held accountable for their actions or inactions. Let’s start by going over how neglect is legally defined in a skilled nursing facility in Marion.