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What Standard of Care Exists in the Medical Field?

One of the most important elements of a medical malpractice claim is the plaintiff’s ability to prove the defendant (typically a doctor or hospital) failed to provide the “standard of care” expected out of a medical professional. But what exactly is the standard of care that exists in the medical field? Generally, the medical standard… Read More »

Making a Recorded Statement After an Auto Accident

After you’ve been involved in a car accident and report it to your insurance company, you will likely be asked by the adjuster assigned to your case to make a recorded statement. In this statement, you will be asked to recount the crash in your own words. But should you actually make this recorded statement?… Read More »

What is Loss of Consortium?

In the typical marital relationship, two people so closely entwine their affairs that they become like one person. Therefore, it is fair to assume that a serious injury to one spouse would also have a very real and direct impact on the other spouse, even if he or she suffered no physical injury. For that… Read More »

What if You Were Partially at Fault?

The responsibility for accidents and the resulting injuries often does not fall on a single person, or even a single organization. It is common for numerous parties to have contributed to the occurrence, and sometimes those parties can include the injured person. Many people assume that they cannot recover compensation if their own actions influenced… Read More »

Why Just Paying That Traffic Ticket After an Accident Could Be a Mistake

If you were issued a traffic citation stemming from a car accident in which you were also injured, you may be tempted to pay the ticket to save yourself some trouble. After all, between your recovery, your medical bills and making ends meet while you are out of work, you have quite a bit on… Read More »

Distracted Driving is Unsafe for Everyone, but Worse for Novice Drivers

Naturally, any activity that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, increases the risk of a crash for that driver. However, a study reported by The New England Journal of Medicine compared the accident risks for newly-licensed drivers versus drivers with an average of 20 years of experience. While the… Read More »

Is it Too Late to File a Lawsuit?

While your immediate concerns after an auto accident have to deal with people and property — Are you and your loved ones safe? How much damage did your car sustain? — there are other decisions you must be prepared to make quickly. One of those is choosing whether you wish to pursue legal action against… Read More »

Injured by a Taxi?

A woman was killed and two others were injured in a number of taxi-related accidents all taking place in a single day in New York City. Four separate accidents took place in different parts of the city, the worst of which saw an unidentified woman in her 60s bleed to death on the sidewalk in… Read More »