What Effect Does an Accident Have on My Insurance and License?

Traffic accidents are traumatic and complicated experiences. In the immediate aftermath of an accident, there’s a lot to remember, and most people find themselves asking a lot of questions. Should I go to the doctor? When should I contact my insurance company? When you’ve just been in an accident, even if it was a minor fender-bender, it can be difficult to know what you should do. It can also be very stressful to consider the potential impacts to your health, the cost of repairs, and any other inconveniences associated with an accident. At some point, anyone who’s been in an accident will find themselves wondering what effects the accident will have on their insurance rates and their driver’s license. 

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When is Medical Malpractice a Crime?

Historically, relatively few criminal prosecutions have been pursued against physicians and other medical care providers who commit malpractice. However, many believe that the number of such prosecutions has trended upwards. Regardless, recent high profile cases, such as the prosecution for involuntary manslaughter of a physician treating Michael Jackson at the time of his death, have prompted many people to inquire into the difference between medical malpractice and criminal behavior.

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Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

As previously discussed, statistics demonstrate that elder abuse and neglect are on the rise in the United States – and sadly, many instances of abuse go unreported. In many instances the elderly fear speaking up because they rely on the abuser for care, financial assistance, or have a close personal relationship with the caregiver.

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What are the Leading Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents?

Semi-trucks and tractor-trailers pose a significant danger to other cars on the road due not only to their great size but also to the conditions in which they operate. It’s for these reasons that the U.S. Department of Transportation as well as state agencies have created numerous safety rules and regulations designed to keep our roads safe. Despite these rules, semi-truck accidents still present a real threat and are responsible for thousands of deaths every year.

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I Was in an Auto Accident - Should I Wait to Pay My Bills?

The ever-rising cost of medical care has been a topic of national concern for many years now. And, unfortunately, if you have been injured in an automobile accident, you’ve probably incurred costly medical treatment as a result. Understandably, medical care providers request prompt payment for their services. Also understandably, victims injured in an automobile accident are frustrated when they receive medical bills caused not by their own conduct, but by the sheer negligence of another driver.

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What Are the Stages of a Personal Injury Case?

If you think you have a personal injury claim, you may be wondering what goes on in a typical case, and how long the whole process can take. Although accident and personal injury lawsuits can take many forms, at their core the different stages usually remain consistent. This article will walk you through the different stages of a personal injury lawsuit, from finding a personal injury lawyer to mediation and everything in between.

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The Insurance Company Isn’t Helpful - What Should I Do?

If you’ve recently been involved in an automobile accident, your life has probably gotten a lot more complicated. Maybe your car is drivable, or maybe it isn’t. If it’s not drivable, you’re stuck with the hassle of finding a rental vehicle. Even if you can still drive your car, you’re dealing with the issue of obtaining estimates and having your vehicle repaired. If you were injured in the accident, you may have already received hospital treatment.

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What Can I do about Emotional Harm Resulting from Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse?

If you have a loved one who resides in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, you have undoubtedly heard and worried about some of the sobering statistics concerning elder abuse and nursing home neglect. As the numbers of elderly citizens has increased, a rising number of studies and investigations have revealed a host of abuse and neglect issues.

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Should I See a Doctor After My Car Accident?

If you’ve recently been involved in a minor car accident, you may be asking yourself if you need to go see a doctor. Of course, it’s important to say that if you’re experiencing pain, discomfort, or any other effects in the aftermath of a car accident, you should absolutely go to see a doctor right away. If, on the other hand, you were only involved in a minor fender-bender and you aren’t feeling any physical effects, you might be considering whether or not going to the doctor is really necessary.  Below are some important things to consider when making this decision.   

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What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

We all have the need for medical treatment at different times in our lives, and Americans are blessed to have a thriving community of highly educated, hard-working, and responsible medical care providers to supply this much-needed treatment. Unfortunately, doctors and other health care professionals sometimes make mistakes. At other times, patients simply don’t get the results for which they had originally hoped. So, if a patient endures a bad medical treatment outcome, does that mean that medical malpractice occurred?

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