Personal-Injury Attorney News: Nursing-Home Abuse Roundup

The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that approximately 10 percent of the population older than 60 is suffering some form of abuse or neglect. Abuse is especially prevalent in nursing homes where family members visit seldom or not at all. Elderly dementia patients are the group most at risk because caregivers know their victims have no way of reporting abuse.

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Distracted Driver Kills Cyclist, and More Accident-Lawyer News

It’s difficult to grasp just how dangerous texting and driving is until you hear the statistics in the United States. The Daily Helmsman reports that distracted drivers kill approximately nine people every day.

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Personal-Injury Lawyer News: Not All Malpractice Lawsuits Are Motivated by Money

Personal-injury lawsuits serve a dual purpose in our society, but most people focus on the monetary side of the process. The lawsuits are primarily about compensating victims of negligent behavior, and this is the aspect that receives the most press.

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Can I Appeal After a Medical Malpractice Suit, and Other Personal-Injury Lawyer FAQs

During any personal-injury lawsuit, it’s natural to have many questions. The applicable laws are often very confusing and require years of study to fully understand. That’s just one of the reasons you should hire a lawyer.

Your personal-injury lawyer is there to help you make legal decisions that are based on an in-depth understanding of the law, as well as on experience gained through many years in the courtroom.

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Police Officer Killed on Interstate and Other Accident-Attorney News

Standing or walking along the highway is extremely dangerous, and it’s why so many highway construction workers suffer injuries every year. Likewise, it’s common to read about good Samaritans exiting their vehicles to help stranded motorists along the shoulder, before a reckless driver strikes both parties.

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Accident-Lawyer News: Police Determine No Fault in Crash

After any car accident causes injuries or a significant amount of property damage, local police conduct a thorough investigation to determine whether or not to make arrests and issue citations. Even if they don’t take any further action, these reports are particularly useful for any drivers involved who wish to file a personal-injury lawsuit.

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Accident-Lawyer News: Hit-And-Run Roundup

Hit and runs have become an epidemic in the United States. Although there is no central location for hit-and-run car accident statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that one in five pedestrian deaths involves a hit and run. The AAA Foundation believes that the number of drivers who leave the scene of an accident each year is increasingly dramatically.

 

One look at the local news confirms these suspicions. In Tennessee, hit-and-run drivers who cause property damage face fines, 30 days in jail and a possible license suspension. However, those drivers who cause an injury or death spend up to one year in jail and must pay harsher fines. The prosecutor also has the option to charge the suspect with a felony if police determine that the driver knew that the accident caused the injury.

Many people criticize these laws, complaining that the penalties are not severe enough, giving drunk drivers incentive to leave the scene and sober up to avoid a DUI. Fortunately, victims of hit-and-run drivers have the option to file civil lawsuits to find justice and recover compensation for their injuries.

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3 Ways To Use Your Smartphone After A Crash

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so this post should come with a word of caution: it’s never safe to use your smartphone while driving. That said, your phone can prove very useful after you’ve been in a car accident with a distracted driver.

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Reckless Drivers Kill TN Teens

It’s difficult to fathom the amount of grief that a parent experiences after losing a child, especially when a negligent driver is to blame in a hit-and-run accident. Two sets of Tennessee parents face the impossible task of burying their children this month after preventable car accidents took the lives of a 19-year-old and a 14-year-old.

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Personal-Injury Lawyer Regarding Nursing Home Abuse

Most personal-injury lawsuits center on accidents where negligence played a role. Few involve any maliciousness or premeditated acts. However, one of the more unconscionable types of a personal-injury lawsuit regards nursing home abuse.

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