The Importance of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases

When you are injured through the fault or negligence of someone else, the law allows you to be compensated for your damages. A strong personal injury case is comprised of many components, but one of the most important elements is expert witnesses.  Proving a Right to Compensation Your primary duty as the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit is to prove that you have a right to compensation. This means that you must be able to prove four things: 

What the Fight Over the New Study Exonerating Meat Says About Understanding And Following Medical Guidelines

Vegan and vegetarian diets are increasingly popular for reasons related to health, eco-consciousness, and animal welfare. The desire to lead an eco-friendly and humane lifestyle is certainly admirable, but those opting for meat-free diets strictly based on health may want to reconsider based on emerging evidence. Conflicting information can make it seem impossible to maintain a healthy diet, but we’re here to help. Keep reading for more information. Red Meat May Not Be So Unhealthy After All Experts have long contended that red meat is best avoided, or, at least, used less often. This medical ‘fact’ is now being called…

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What to Do When Someone is Injured in an Accident

Car accidents can happen to anyone at any time. There were 26,459 car accidents in Washington, DC in 2017 alone. Unfortunately, car accidents can result in serious injuries, and even death. Here is what you need to know if you or someone you know is injured in a car accident:  Call 911 Anytime you have an auto accident, you should call 911 to make sure you get the help you need. Even if you have what appears to be a minor accident, you should still contact the police to file a report. 

The Problem With Road Rage and What to Do as a Victim

Even if you have never experienced road rage yourself, you have probably heard horror stories about the accidents, injuries, and deaths that result from road rage.  Here is what you need to know if you are a victim of road rage: More Common Than You Think Road rage is more common than you might think. Everyone has been known to become irritated at slow drivers, but for some people, road rage can lead to aggressive driving and recklessness that can turn deadly. Road rage can take the form of excessive speeding, tailgating, cutting off other vehicles, slamming on the brakes…

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How to Prevent Tire Blowouts and What to Do in Case of an Accident

Tire blowouts can easily result in a car accident, especially when driving at high speeds. The good news is that most tire blowouts are preventable. Here is what you should know: Preventing a Blowout It is every driver’s responsibility to make sure his or her tires are in a safe condition. There are two things you should do regularly to check the safety of your tires.

What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have a personal injury case, you want an attorney at your side to navigate the legal system, negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies and defendants, and ensure you get the compensation you deserve. With so many lawyers, how do you know who to hire? Here are some things to look for: Experience and Track Record It is critical that you choose a personal injury attorney with trial experience and a proven track record of providing high-caliber legal representation. While many cases settle before trial, settlement is not a guarantee. It is important that your lawyer be willing…

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What UBER Does to Protect Riders

Ridesharing is gaining in popularity every day, but many riders are wondering what exactly UBER is doing to protect them. With tales of women being sexually harassed or raped, drivers being rude or reckless, and other news stories across the nation, riders are becoming more and more wary of UBER. Here’s what UBER does to protect you as a rider. Insurance Coverage From the time you request an UBER to the time that you arrive at your destination, UBER covers the driver and all passengers with a $1 million policy. This insurance is in addition to the insurance that the…

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The Three Most Common Workplace Injuries According to OSHA

Workplace injuries occur more frequently than you might think. In fact, many thousands of workplace injuries happen each year. While the most workplace injuries occur in construction, these injuries can affect anyone in any industry. Here are the three most common workplace injuries according to the statistics. Slips, Trips, and Falls Slips, trips, and falls account for the majority of workplace injuries. Slips, trips, and falls most often occur due to unsafe work conditions. Wet floors that are not marked properly, objects in walkways, and not using fall protection are the most common reasons for slips, trips, and falls. While…

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Seven Common Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes take care of our society’s most vulnerable members. The elderly and permanently disabled may reside in these facilities. Like other health care facilities, nursing homes can be hotspots for medical mistakes. In nursing homes, medication errors are one of the most common types of mistakes made by staff members. Seven common medication errors in nursing homes include: Providing patients with the wrong medications. This type of mistake may occur for several reasons. For instance, a nurse may confuse medications with similar names. Prescribing the wrong dosage. Nurses may give patients too little or too much of a medication….

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