How Do You Know The Doctor Treated You With Your Informed Consent?


Your doctor should only treat you with your informed consent. Being informed means you understand all the benefits, risks, and alternatives of the available treatments. If you aren't informed, then your doctor may not hide behind your consent when a treatment goes awry, and you can sue him or her for medical malpractice. Here are three essential things your doctor must explain before treating you: Current Medical Status The first thing you need to understand is your current medical status, which means more than the name of the disease making you ill.

21 December 2015

Is The Driver Of The Truck Next To You On The Road Safe To Be Driving?


When you're out on the road in your car, do you ever look at the big rig traveling next to you and wonder if the driver is safe, medically speaking, to be driving? Hopefully, you'll never have reason to find out. However, if you're ever in an accident with a truck, that's one of the first questions you should be asking. This is what you should know. Who Is Checking Up On The Health Of The Nation's Drivers?

10 December 2015

Can You Sue A School For Giving Your Child The Wrong Medication?


A lot of children have to take prescription medications while they're at school. What happens when the school nurse gets distracted or doesn't pay enough attention and gives your child the wrong medication? Can you sue? Should you sue? The answer may depend on several factors. Was your child injured as a result? One of the first questions that any personal injury attorney will ask is what injury was suffered? If your child wasn't injured or suffered no lasting harm, you probably don't have much cause for a personal injury case.

24 November 2015

How Much Is Your Pain And Suffering Worth In A Personal Injury Lawsuit?


In addition to compensatory and punitive damages, you may also be eligible to receive financial compensation for any "pain and suffering" stemming from your injuries. While most people think convincing the jury to award pain and suffering damages is the tough part, it's actually figuring out how much those damages should be worth that can become a headscratcher, considering there's no concrete standard that juries can follow. Variables That Can Affect Your Award

12 November 2015

When A Storefront Gets Hit By A Truck: 5 Factors That Influence Liability And Property Damage Claims


If your commercial building has been hit by a commercial vehicle, a number of factors will determine who is at fault and who will collect damages. Here are 5 of the factors that may impact your property loss claim: 1. The type of vehicle that crashed into your business. If the commercial vehicle that hits your business is a standard car or truck, drivers are not normally covered by additional laws, although their insurance company may have their own strict conditions under which drivers are considered covered.

29 October 2015

4 Things That Might Affect The Amount Of Your Personal Injury Settlement


When you are seeking a personal injury settlement after being hurt as a result of someone else's actions, you may not know how much money you are eligible for. Here are some of the things that could affect the amount of your settlement. Your Marriage Status You might not know this, but it seems that older married couples are typically awarded morethan young, single people. They are usually seen as more stable and therefore, more believable by some insurance companies and juries.

20 October 2015

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?


Medical care saves millions of lives every year, but that doesn't mean doctors are exempt from making mistakes. Unfortunately, mistakes in the medical field also happen every year, and they can cause permanent damage for the patient. Medical malpractice exists so that you can be compensated for any permanent damage you sustain at the hands of a doctor's negligence. If you believe you're a victim of medical malpractice, you'll probably want to know how the lawsuit would work before consulting a lawyer.

8 October 2015

Understanding The Need For Personal Injury Attorneys


Accidents happen; and sometimes it really was just an accident, people being in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, if you take the time to look at all the facts and evidence surrounding the situation, you may find out that one person involved was in some way negligent. If you have been injured due to someone else's negligence, that person should have to be responsible for the monetary cost to you, and for any emotional stress it caused.

29 September 2015

Tips For Choosing An Accident Attorney


A car accident can totally ruin your day, but you don't want to let it ruin your life. If you're injured, hiring a car accident attorney can make sure that you're properly compensated for the damage resulting from the accident. It's important to choose the right car accident attorney.   Get Referrals With a case this important, you don't want to just choose the first lawyer in the yellow pages or the one you've heard the most commercials for on the radio.

11 September 2015

Why You May Be Liable For Your Car's Accident Even If You Were Not The Driver


In many accident cases, it is the drivers of the cars who are held liable for the ensuing injuries and damages. This is usually the case when the drivers are also the car's owners. However, there are legal principles that may hold you responsible for accidents that involve your car, even if you were not on the driver's seat. Here are three examples of these principles: Vicarious Liability This legal theory holds you responsible for accidents caused by your subordinates.

4 August 2015