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Why Truck Accidents Happen and How to Avoid Them

Currently, on roadways across the United States, about 9% of all traffic-related fatalities involve large commercial vehicles like 18-wheeler trucks. Trucking accidents, in fact, are on the rise across the nation, with the numbers being up by 20% over the past two decades. That’s an epidemic level. The IIHS reports that, in 2010 alone, there Read More

Beware of Staffing Shortages at Nursing Homes

Many people who are interested in helping others are attracted to working at nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of them find it hard to do their best when they find themselves in nursing homes that are understaffed. In such situations, workloads can become unrealistic, the needs of residents fail to be met, and the health of those Read More

How to Protect Yourself After a Big Truck Accident

An accident with a large truck can be a traumatic event, so it might be hard to think clearly right after it happens. But it is important to gather as much information as soon as possible. The first thing you want to do is contact law enforcement authorities as soon as possible. It is important Read More

How Far Back Does Disability Pay?

Those applying for social security disability (SSDI) or supplemental security income (SSI) based on disability often have to wait many weeks or months between the time they apply and the time they receive their first check. Since applicants’ disabilities prevent them from earning normal income, they often badly need the money they miss out on Read More

Nursing Home Falls Are Preventable

Falls by nursing home residents are a big problem. According to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only about 5 percent of adults ages 65 and older live in nursing homes, but nursing home residents account for about 20 percent of deaths from falls in their age group. The CDC also reports Read More

Can You Sue a Restaurant Over Food Poisoning?

Getting sick after eating at a restaurant can be a particularly unpleasant experience, but it may provide grounds for a personal injury case only under rare circumstances. Typical food poisoning cases — or more accurately “foodborne illness” cases — involve scant evidence and a limited amount of damages. Although the experience they create can be Read More

Malnutrition and Dehydration Are Big Problems in Nursing Homes

Malnutrition and dehydration are two of the most common – and most serious – problems found in nursing homes. Some studies indicate that perhaps one-third of nursing home residents in the United States suffer from them. Malnutrition results when a person does not receive the proper amount of nutrients, either from not getting enough to eat Read More

How Product Liability Claims Are Processed

We buy products to make our lives easier, not injure us. Yet, every year many people are injured by defective products or inadequate warnings and must pursue damages under a products liability case. These cases can take several forms depending on the approach chosen by the representing injury lawyer. Strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty Read More

Why You Need a Police Report After a Car Accident

Car accidents are bad enough, but if you’ve been injured in a collision, the situation quickly becomes worse. If you were not at fault for the accident, chances are you can receive compensation for your medical bills and other damages. However, in some cases, the negligent driver or an insurance company will try and fight Read More

Who Is Liable When You Slip and Fall on the Sidewalk?

Sidewalk slip and fall accidents happen all the time, and depending on the nature and location of the incident, the injury victim may be able to claim resulting damages from their injury from either public or private entities. Read on to learn more about which situations may create a possible personal injury case and how Read More

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