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July 2016 Archives

Your police report may be helpful to your case

If you have been injured in a car accident, especially if the other driver was intoxicated, you may be considering legal action. While obtaining an attorney and filing a lawsuit are both big steps, there are certain things you can do to help your case and your lawyer beforehand. Obtaining your police report is one thing you can do that is both easy and helpful.

Why is my insurance company concerned about my accident?

If you have ever suffered an injury that has sent you to the doctor, chances are you have been asked by the nurse if the injury was related to any specific event. They may have asked if your injury was work related or if it was the result of a car accident. If you have ever had to say yes to one of these questions, you may have been contacted by your insurance company. Fortunately, this is standard practice and nothing to worry about. It is simply your insurance company determining if they should proceed with a subrogation action.

Consider your travel plans carefully

With the Fourth of July over, many parents are looking towards the end of the summer and having their children back in school. One of the last hurrahs before the school year kicks off is Labor Day. Just like many American families did for the Fourth of July weekend, Labor Day will have them back in the car and on the highways for one last weekend away. And while these last weeks of summer are meant to be enjoyed, increased traffic on highways should have families carefully considering their travel plans to stay safe.

Liability for nursing home injuries

Nursing home abuse and neglect has received quite a bit of attention over the last several years. Unfortunately, even with awareness being raised and resources to help, nursing home abuse and neglect continue to be a serious problem. For families that suspect a loved one has been neglected or abused, there is no telling which is worse; knowing that their loved one was harmed by the very facility responsible for their care, or that there is no telling how long it has been going on. Fortunately, for victims of nursing home negligence and their families there are ways to hold nursing homes responsible for these heinous cases of abuse.