When you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, it almost always feels catastrophic. Under the law, however, whether a personal injury is classified as “catastrophic” is determined based on numerous factors. There is no legal definition of a catastrophic injury that is accepted universally, but there are a few working definitions which are accepted in most legal situations. This makes it easier for attorneys and their clients to assess serious and extreme injuries.
As a consumer, you have certain rights. Manufacturers are required by law to sell products that are safe for people to use. Unfortunately, dangerous and defective products sometimes slip through the cracks and end up on the market. People who are injured or suffer other damages because of a product may have a defective product liability claim. Product liability claims are complex, and determining whether you have a valid claim and preparing your case can be challenging. Familiarizing yourself with how these claims work makes the process a bit easier.
When a medical professional fails to provide appropriate care to patients, the results are often devastating. When their actions result in death or injury, it is considered medical malpractice. Fortunately, most healthcare professionals deliver quality care and make accidents an exception rather than the rule. Despite the best intentions, though, mistakes sometimes happen. Even worse, medical professionals occasionally act negligently, leading to serious consequences for the patient.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died as the result of medical malpractice, you have certain legal rights and may be entitled to receive financial compensation. Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of medical malpractice.
Being the victim of a hit and run accident is terrifying. In addition to physical pain, you likely feel confused and angry. You may also be worried about how you will pay your medical bills or afford to miss work. Without contact information for the person at fault, it can be difficult to determine how to receive compensation for your injuries and the damage to your vehicle or other personal property.
Fortunately, you are not on your own. If you’ve been injured in a hit and run accident, here’s what you need to know.
Fatal accidents are always tragic. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is extremely difficult and finding a way to pick up the pieces can seem all but impossible.
Unfortunately, people lose their lives in fatal accidents every day. From car crashes to construction accidents, there are countless tragedies in which one can suffer loss of life. But when does an accidental death become a wrongful death?
With mountains in the north and flat coastal areas to the south, Georgia offers a wide variety of terrains that are great for cycling. Like all states, Georgia has a number of laws and regulations that apply to cyclists. These are in place to help ensure the safety of cyclists as well as motorists, and it is extremely important to understand them before hitting the road on your bike. In this guide to understanding Georgia’s bike laws, you will discover everything you need to know about safe and legal cycling in the Peach State.
Companies offering non-emergency medical transportation provide a vital service to individuals who are unable to drive themselves to medical appointments due to illness, age or disability. Unfortunately, many of those companies employ drivers who are not qualified to do the job. In many states, the non-emergency medical transport field is loosely regulated, and business owners commonly cut corners to save money. When they employ drivers without the proper qualifications, however, they could end up costing themselves a lot more than the expense of hiring someone with more knowledge and experience or investing in proper training.
If you were injured at work or got sick because of your job, you could be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits, including payments for lost wages and medical bills. If certain eligibility requirements are met, you may receive compensation even if you were at fault. In exchange for this protection, however, you lose your right to sue your employer for damages in most instances.
While we expect our vehicles to run smoothly, sometimes they are plagued by defects. Sometimes these issues are minor—like the glove box not closing properly—while others are engine failures that can cause deadly accidents. A recall can affect any component of the car and affect anywhere from dozens of cars to millions of them.
It’s no surprise that cell phone use and zoning out while driving are big causes of car accidents. A 2014 study showed that cell phones cause 26% of crashes in the United States. Of these, 5% were caused by texting, while talking on the phone caused the remainder of the accidents.