Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Many trucking accidents are caused by errors on the driver’s part. These usually happen when driver’s senses or mental faculties are impaired to some extent. If you were involved and injured in a collision with a big rig, seek help from a Long Island personal injury attorney immediately. They would know how to identify a truck drivers’ error and help you pursue compensation for any injury or damage you might have suffered. Here are some of the most common truck driver errors that lead to road accidents.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, three to six percent of adults, or roughly 15 million people in the United States, are affected by CTS or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Research has found that the main cause of this injury is repetitive hand and wrist movements. Construction workers who repeatedly use the same tools every day are among the most common victims of CTS, along with office employees, agricultural workers, mechanics, locksmiths and assembly line workers. If you were diagnosed with CTS due to your working conditions, consult a Long Island personal injury lawyer about claiming compensation.
Monday, July 13, 2015
"When you take medication prescribed by your doctor, do you bother asking what the drug is really for? Probably not. Beware, though: the drug you’re taking may not actually be FDA-approved for your specific ailment. Got stage fright? You may be taking a blood pressure pill. Can’t sleep? You may be using an antipsychotic drug. Now before you call the medical board, you should understand that this practice, called off-label prescribing, is legal and common. When a drug is used off-label, it means that the drug is used for a different medical condition other than what it’s approved for. It may be given to the patient differently, e.g. injection instead of oral. The dose prescribed may not follow what’s indicated on the label. Also, a drug approved for a specific stage of a disease may be used at a different stage. In any case, the practice deviates from what’s specifically indicated on the FDA-approved label."
"Conventional wisdom dictates that when it comes to rear-end collisions, the tailing driver is always to blame. This is mainly due to the assured clear distance ahead (ACDA) rule that requires a driver to maintain a clear distance with the vehicle in front of him to avoid a crash should the said vehicle comes to a halt. This is why he is expected to come up with a reasonable excuse why he rear-ended the front vehicle. Although most people believe that the analysis of a rear-end collision ends there, there are many ways this can be challenged, which often results in shared fault. Here are some excuses that have been accepted by courts."
Sunday, July 12, 2015
More and more people are becoming aware of personal injury cases, but the question is, when and how personal injury cases should be filed. Some injuries, like a traumatic brain injury, may be serious enough to make filing for claims against the negligent party a logical move. Some cases, however, are not as cut-and-dried. To learn if you have a case, the best thing to do is to consult a seasoned Long Island personal injury attorney, who will review your case thoroughly and guide you on the next step to take. Here are some things you need to look into when considering filing for personal injury claims.
"Personal injury is a case that someone can file if he/she suffers harm due to someone else’s mistake or negligence. The plaintiff may sue persons who may be both directly or indirectly involved, as long as they played a role in the event that caused the injuries. Take for example the box truck accident that happened in Queens in April this year. According to a witness, the truck driver was trying to beat a red light and unexpectedly smacked into a Honda, and then a school bus, and finally ran into a fruit market where one woman was unfortunately pinned under the truck. The accident also injured a child, who was immediately transported to the nearest hospital. In this situation, the child and the woman are both eligible to file a case and demand for compensation to cover their medical bills and other expenses related to their injuries. If the woman is unable to work for a certain period in time due to her injuries, the truck driver, or the trucking company must also pay for her lost
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Many doctors and health professionals often advice their patients to carefully read the warning labels on the medicine bottles before taking the drug to prevent their condition from worsening due to side effects. Sometimes, however, medicine bottles have inadequate information on their warning labels, which can lead to someone being injured. The drug’s manufacturer is usually at fault in these cases because they have failed to warn the consumers. If you are a victim of such circumstance, you can take legal action against the manufacturer with the help of an experienced Bronx personal injury attorney.