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January 24, 2012 By McGee Lerer & Associates
Right after a car accident, no attorney can tell you how long it will take to settle your case. If an attorney does, he is only telling you what he thinks you want to hear so that you’ll hire him. Be wary. Many factors affect the length of time it takes for a case to resolve. One of the most important factors is whether liability for the auto accident is disputed. Does the other driver’s insurance company accept fault for the car accident?
I receive many inquiries from parents of injured children who are concerned both about the long-term impact of injuries on their children--- and how to go about seeking legal recourse from the party that may have caused the injured. While the medical implications of an injury are indeed best suited for a physician to address, to potential legal redress may be evaluated by an attorney experienced in personal injury law.
Always on the cutting edge, some of my son's friends are always looking for different birthday themes. Moving beyond paint guns and 'Pump it up', my son was recently invited to a birthday gathering at a trampoline park. Everything sounded great until I Googled the facility and saw a link to a Chicago Tribune article about the new trampoline park trend invading the Chicagoland area.
It never ceases to amaze me how the poor judgment of an adult can lead to disastrous consequences for a child.Particularly with the use of recreational activities, adult carelessness frequently contributes to situations where a child is harmed because the adult watching him or her failed to provide necessary instruction to a child regarding:
Depending on the individual, even the most mundane parts of a long-term care facility can pose a risk of harm. While we normally associate an injury at a long-term care facility with an error committed by staff or a faulty device, many facilities-- and particularly those that care for the developmentally disabled--- need to take precautions to make make sure potentially dangerous materials are kept securely out of reach of the residents.
In response to at least 32 infant deaths caused by “drop-side” cribs, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued stringent new rules for cribs in hotels. As of December 2012, all U.S. hotels and motels must:
January 24, 2012 By Deborah Sexton Law Office, PA
If it’s time for a loved one to move to a nursing home, it is likely that your entire family is upset about the situation. This is because living in a nursing home is a big change. Luckily, there are steps that you can take that will make the move easier. Take a look at the following information to learn more. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to discuss nursing home options, contact an estate planning attorney.
Adoption and foster care arrangements can be terrific alternative for children with troubled backgrounds. After all, children living in these types of arrangements may be blessed with a loving family. If you are looking for insights one these family situations, you've come to the right place.
For handicapped children, living in a group home environment with peers facing similar disabilities can be a real gift. Unlike other living arrangements where children can feel significantly out of place, group homes for disabled children and young-adults hopefully foster an environment of support and encouragement.
When it comes to prosecuting cases involving fractures of unknown origin, one of the primary defenses proposed by nursing homes is that the fracture was simply "spontaneous". In other words, due to the patient's weakened state, the bone likely fractured simply as a result of the person's own weight, taking a particular type of medication or as a result of their own movement that may have put awkward pressure on a particular area.