Is Misdiagnosis Considered Malpractice?

When you seek medical treatment, you expect that the professional you see will help you get better. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Approximately 5% of adult patients are misdiagnosed in the United States, which translates to 12 million individuals each year. Misdiagnosis on its own may not constitute malpractice, but it could fall under this definition depending on the circumstances. If a doctor did not diagnose you or a loved one correctly, you may … Continue reading “Is Misdiagnosis Considered Malpractice?”

5 Summer Car Accident Risks

The summer is often an exciting time of year. With kids out of school for the season, family vacations are more common during these months. Unfortunately, the risk of car accidents also rises in the summer. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), August was the month with the most fatal crashes in 2019. Here are some of the reasons there are more accidents in the summer: 1. Vacation Traffic During the summer, many families … Continue reading “5 Summer Car Accident Risks”

The Dangers of Driving While Sick

Most people are aware of the dangers of driving under the influence (DUI), but this isn’t the only form of impaired driving. Anything that distracts you from the road or impacts your ability to quickly react to changing conditions can increase your risk of getting into an accident. Driving while sick is one example. While this is not illegal like drinking and driving, it is potentially dangerous and can be evidence of negligence in a … Continue reading “The Dangers of Driving While Sick”

Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

A car crash is frightening, and you’re likely to feel overwhelmed. If you’re involved in a collision, take a moment to slow down and stay calm. The steps you take immediately after a car accident have a big effect on your potential personal injury case. Before an accident occurs, it’s helpful to know what to do ahead of time, instead of trying to figure it out on the fly. Even if you never need to … Continue reading “Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident”

Questions to Ask Your Tucson Accident Lawyer

Choosing which Tucson accident lawyer to hire is a big decision. You want to make sure your attorney is experienced and will fight to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Asking your potential lawyer questions during your initial consultation can make it easier to determine which firm is best for your needs. Here are some questions you should ask: 1. Questions About the Attorney/Firm How long have you been practicing personal injury law? Your … Continue reading “Questions to Ask Your Tucson Accident Lawyer”

Different Types of Nerve Injuries

responsible for sending impulses to your muscles and organs. These pathways are made up of bundles of axons which are grouped into fascicles. The most common type of nerve injury occurs to the peripheral nerves, meaning the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. In addition to these, automobile accidents can cause whiplash, which is where the head and neck is jerked forward. This momentum can stretch or pinch the nerves in the neck and … Continue reading “Different Types of Nerve Injuries”

Personal Injury Definitions To Know

If you have been injured in Arizona because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to get compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. This category broadly includes injury to a person’s body, mind, or emotions and seeks to compensate a victim. While damage to property is not included in this definition, if property is involved it can become a part of your personal injury case. There are some important definitions you will need … Continue reading “Personal Injury Definitions To Know”

What is the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine?

In order to prove negligence, it is necessary to demonstrate that the defendant owed a duty of care to the injured individual. In the case of premises liability cases, trespassers generally are not owed a duty of care since they are not present on the property legally. However, one possible exception to this is if the trespasser was a child and the property owner had reason to believe there was a risk of child trespassers. … Continue reading “What is the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine?”

Your Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident

Being involved in a collision can be frightening and overwhelming. Your situation may be even more complicated if you were a passenger in a car accident. Whether the driver of the car you were in or the driver of another car was at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries you sustained. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you determine how to move forward. What to Do After an Accident as … Continue reading “Your Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident”

Talking to an Insurance Adjuster

If you have been injured in an accident, it’s likely that the at-fault insurance company will assign an insurance adjuster to your claim. Although this individual may act friendly, it is important to remember that the insurance company and their representatives are not on your side. Insurance companies hire adjusters to determine liability and to make sure they aren’t wasting money. It is the adjuster’s job to protect the insurance company by paying out as … Continue reading “Talking to an Insurance Adjuster”

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