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Do I Have To Accept A Car Accident Settlement?

Auto insurance companies will offer you a settlement after a car accident, but sometimes, it’s not enough. Most accident settlements require some negotiation, but some will require you to take the insurer to court to get a fair settlement. While it is true that most accident cases settle outside of court, that does not mean that accident victims get the settlement they deserve. If you have been offered an accident settlement from your insurer or the other party’s insurer, you are […]

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What Is The Difference Between Misdiagnosis And Delayed Diagnosis?

Diagnostic errors are one of the leading causes of medical malpractice lawsuits in the United States. When a physician’s diagnosis leads to mistreatment, delayed treatment, or death, the patient and their surviving family members suffer greatly. However, diagnostic errors are not automatically medical malpractice claims. Instead, a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis must be a preventable error made through negligence. What is a Misdiagnosis Error? Misdiagnosis can lead to serious health issues or even death if the patient is not treated for the […]

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Distracted Driving: When Multitasking Is Dangerous

Texting and talking while driving remains one of the primary causes of auto accident injuries and fatalities. In fact, recent studies show that engaging in non-driving tasks while operating a vehicle can make the chance of a collision up to three times more likely. The US federal website distraction.gov defines distracted driving as “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.” This means that, while using a cell phone is the most frequently discussed type […]

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How GPS May Change Bicycle Crash Cases

One of the most tragic aspects of crashes involving motor vehicles and bicycles surrounds the fact that bicyclists have little protection and often suffer serious or fatal injuries. In addition, bicyclists may be considered at fault when an accident occurs, since, like motorcyclists, bicyclists tend to be viewed by drivers as having fewer rights when occupying the roadways. This is not true, but this viewpoint could sway the outcome of a bicycle crash case. Fortunately, GPS and helmet-mounted cameras could significantly change bicycle […]

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