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Posts tagged "personal injury"

Pedestrian accidents - what you should know

Every year, approximately 5,000 pedestrians die after an impact with a car. Studies conducted in 2012 indicate that at least 76,000 pedestrians suffered injuries after an accident involving a motor vehicle. Many of these accidents occur when people try to cross highways on foot. However, many pedestrian accidents occur when people cross the street using a protected cross-walk or simply while walking down the sidewalk.

When companies make labeling mistakes about allergens in foods

If you are one of the millions of people who deals with serious food allergies, you know that proper labeling is key to safety. Whether you're allergic to wheat products or your child is allergic to tree nuts, you likely take special steps to avoid allergen exposure.

What happens if you're hurt due to a faulty vehicle component?

In the last few years, there have been a flurry of vehicle recalls. From serious issues with brakes to ignition systems, there is a wide range of production and design flaws that can make your vehicle unsafe.

When medical treatment goes wrong

Imagine going into the doctor for a relatively routine physical. Things take a turn when you doctor finds something suspicious. After months of undergoing very painful and expensive treatments, you seek a second opinion. The specialist informs you that your doctor handed down a wrong diagnosis. Unfortunately, medical malpractice happens more frequently than it should.

What can I expect at an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney?

Many people involved in a car crash or injured in a workplace accident have not filed a personal injury claim before. In fact, some may have never hired a lawyer for anything except perhaps to draft or review a legal contract to buy a house.

Comparative negligence and your right to compensation

A lot of what we know about the law comes from what we see on television shows and in movies. Take for example motor vehicle accidents. Movies and television tell us that someone will be considered at-fault for the crash. If a victim appears to have been at fault, then they cannot recover damages for their injuries. This can be incredibly problematic in serious crashes, such as those between bicyclists and vehicles.

What is PIP and what does it mean for Kentucky drivers?

Imagine you are driving down the street when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see another vehicle headed right toward you. They have failed to yield the right of way at a traffic signal. As a result, they collide with your vehicle, causing damage to both your car and yourself.

How common are wrong-site surgeries?

While surgical patients in Kentucky may share national concerns about wrong-site and wrong-person surgeries, statistics from a 2009 study suggest that only one in 112,000 procedures tend to involve these kinds of errors, known as WSPEs, which are also nicknamed "never events" since they are fully preventable medical errors that often result in serious personal injury or even death. The Joint Commission has released Universal Protocol for all hospitals to follow to prevent such errors, but hospitals and surgeons are not always effective at adhering to these policies.