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What types of injuries are common in car accidents?

Car accidents can result in a variety of serious injuries that can damage victims. Out of greater than 5.6 million car accidents reported in 2012, more than 30,000 of them were fatal and 1.6 million car accidents resulted in other types of injuries. The costs of car accidents can be immense. The total economic impact of car accidents is estimated to be $277 billion every year.

Some types of injuries are unfortunately common in motor vehicle accidents. Head, back and spinal cord injuries are serious injuries victims can suffer in car accidents. In addition, car accidents can result in brain injuries ranging from concussions to traumatic brain injuries. Victims may also suffer neck and chest injuries including whiplash injuries. Victims may suffer other types of soft tissue injuries in a car accident as well.

6 tips to increase your kid's visibility while riding bike

Whether your kids ride bike to see friends or simply stroll around the neighborhood, you're probably just happy they're not staring at the television screen.

Yet, allowing this independence can be a little nerve-wracking from a safety standpoint. About 254,000 children are injured in bicycle-related accidents each year. These tips can help your child remain seen and safe.

How child custody determinations are made

Child custody is a an understandably significant concern for divorcing parents. Because of this, it is helpful for divorcing parents to understand how child custody determinations are made and how the family law system handles child custody, visitation and co-parenting concerns.

All child custody decisions are based on what is in the best interests of the child. What is in the best interests of the child is determined on a case-by-case basis by evaluating certain factors. Parents are able to agree on a child custody agreement that is in the best interests of the child but if they are unable to do so, the family law court will help develop a child custody plan that is in the best interests of the child.

Delayed diagnosis and medical malpractice: what you need to know

Often, we think that doctors are supposed to know everything there is to know about conditions that ail us. When they don’t know what is wrong or they don’t spot a treatable illness before it is too late, they can be held negligent.

Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes and are not all knowing. Cases of delayed or missed diagnoses are not uncommon and medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Never events: what are they and what can you do about them

Many individuals envision doctors as having all the answers, or the ability to fix what is broken, when you go in to the hospital with a problem. Most times, this sentiment rings true, but what happens when it does not? What happens when a doctor, instead of correcting the problem, creates or enhances a problem?

Never events happen occasionally in the medical field, typically in hospitals, and when they do they are catastrophic and deadly. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 71 percent of never events that occur are fatal.

What are wrongful death legal protections?

Wrongful death legal protections are an important resource for families to be familiar with who have suffered the wrongful loss of a loved one. Wrongful death claims allow victims to recover damages for the harm they have suffered when a loved one has been wrongfully killed by the negligence of another party.

A wrongful death legal claim is brought on behalf of the estate of the lost loved one for the benefit of their surviving family members. Compensation that may be available can help surviving family members with the financial and emotional damages associated with an unexpected loss of a loved one. Wrongful death damages may include compensation for medical and funeral expenses; loss of support and services; lost prospect of inheritance and other damages as well.

3 Tips for driving with pets

Some animals absolutely love the car, while others need a little comfort to make it through the ride. In any case, it’s important to ensure your animal won’t impact your ability to drive safely while he or she is along for a drive.

Here are a few tips that will make driving safer for you and your pet.

What is alimony, and how is it changing in 2019?

Alimony, which is also called spousal support, is a payment one spouse is sometimes ordered to pay the other spouse after divorce. This is intended to provide financial help after the divorce for the spouse who makes less money.

When determining how much, if any, alimony should be awarded, the court considers several factors. Some of those considerations include the standard of living before the divorce, the length of the marriage, the income-earning capacity of each spouse and the time needed to get the education or training for employment.

Protections for victims of a failure to diagnose

Victims of Florida medical malpractice need to be familiar with the legal options and protections available to them. Medical malpractice can result in serious consequences for victims and their families, which is why they should be familiar with the resources available when a medical care professional has violated their carefully placed trust.

Failure to diagnose is a category of medical malpractice law that can help protect victims who have suffered a worsened condition because of the failure to diagnose, an erroneous diagnosis or delayed diagnosis. Medical care professionals owe a duty of care to their patients, which is based on what a reasonably prudent medical care professional would do in the circumstances. If the medical care professional failed to exercise reasonable, they may be liable for the harm suffered by victims.

Legal protections for victims of car accidents

Following a Florida car accident, victims may have many worries and not know how to receive help with their damages or with the negligent party and insurance companies. There is a lot on the minds of car accident victims, which is why personal injury legal protections are available to help them.

Victims of car accidents can recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages through a personal injury claim for damages brought against the negligent party responsible for their accident and the damages they have suffered. Part of the process may include insurance companies, which are commonly involved in compensating the victim, and the settlement process as well. Having trained guidance to help assert the victim's rights and protect their interests through each phase of the process can be helpful.

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