The Big Challenge With Premises Liability Accidents
When you’re hurt in any kind of accident, finding your footing again can be tricky. After all, the accident will leave you injured physically as well as financially. Often, those who are hurt struggle to know just what to do.
Making things even more complex is that those hurt in a premises liability accident will face an even harder battle to get back on their feet. The reason? Proving fault in a case like this is much more complicated than in an auto accident or workplace injury.
A Long Road To Recovery
Not only can a premises liability accident leave you hurt physically, but financially. You’ll face a wide range of potential issues including:
• Lost wages due to missing work
• Medical bills
• Long term medical costs
• And more
And insurance companies often only cover a small bit of your true expenses – if they help at all. In premises liability, it’s far too common for those who are hurt to be denied any kind of compensation at all due to the simple fact that proving you are owed anything is so difficult to do.
The Question of Fault
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Texting And Driving Is The New DUI
For decades, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol has been the number one scourge on our roads. DUIs lead to untold injuries and accidents every single year, and those hurt by a drunk driver often face a long recovery with plenty of frustration. But there is a new plague throughout Florida and the rest of the country – texting while driving.
A Huge Problem
It doesn’t take long to figure out just how dangerous distracted driving can be when you look at the statistics related to it. Consider the following.
One out of every four accidents in the USA is caused as a direct result of texting while driving.
Cell phone use on the road leads to 1.6 million accidents every single year.
Almost 390,000 injuries occur due to accidents related to texting while driving
24% of fatal accidents with a driver aged 30 to 39 involved a cell phone
27% of adults admit to texting while they drive
660,000 drivers are using their mobile devices while driving at any daylight moment
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Six Steps To Take Immediately Following A Drunk Driving Accidents
Florida has one of the highest incidence rates of drunk drivers of any state in the US. As a result many Florida residents find themselves dealing with the aftermath of being hit by a drunk driver. Drunk driving accidents are a lot more difficult to handle than a regular car accident because it will involve both state and civil courts. In order to protect yourself during this complex process, it is important to understand what to do following a drunk driving accident. Here are the six most important steps to take:
Immediately Call 911
No matter the details of the accident, you need to contact the authorities immediately. If you are severely injured, follow the instructions of the EMTs and go to the hospital if required. Otherwise, stay at the scene of the accident until the police arrive. In many cases, drunk drivers will flee the scene. If that happens try to get as much information about the vehicle as possible including make, model, color, and license plate. When the police arrive, file a report. The police report will be an important piece... ...read full post
Respect And Your Rights After An Accident
When you’re hurt in an accident of any kind, it can be difficult to know what to do next. And when that accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, there is a layer of frustration that is impossible to overstate.
Making things even more frustrating, most who are hurt in any kind of accident will find that they have a huge uphill road to travel in order to get any kind of financial compensation for their injuries. It’s far too common to be stuck struggling to get a penny from insurance companies or those responsible for your accident. Often, that comes down to the fact that those on the other side have little respect for those who are hurt. But a personal injury lawyer can change that.
What Are Your Rights?
First, it’s worth understanding that you do have rights – more than some often realize. If you’re hurt in an accident, you have the right to get compensation if that accident was caused by the recklessness or negligence of someone else.
Negligence or recklessness can mean a lot of different things including:
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Lawsuit Claims Pfizer Did Not Warn US Customers Of Arthritis Drug Risks
In a recent lawsuit an Arkansas woman filed a claim against Pfizer, Inc. She alleged that Pfizer, who manufactures the commonly used arthritis treatment drug Xeljanz commonly used to treat arthritis, failed to warn U.S. consumers on the packaging that the drug can lead to sepsis. The result of this lack of warning caused her to develop septic shock, multi-organ failure, and gangrene.
Labels In European Union And Other Countries Warn Consumers of Xeljanz Risks
While labeling for Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR that are sold in the United States does not list the risk of sepsis and other serious side effects, The packaging of the medication that is sold in Canada, Australia and the European Union does have those warnings on the label. In fact the sale of Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR in the European Union was not initially approved due to concerns of sepsis.
Deception By Pfizer In Labeling And Reporting of Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR:
The lawsuit alleges that Pfizer refrained from its procedure of cross-country labeling to broaden the consumer base in the U.S. In addition, the lawsuit claims that Pfizer... ...read full post