Can using a rideshare service keep you safer on the road?
Posted in Blog, Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on July 13, 2021
Rideshare services are increasingly popular, especially in cities. They allow you to pay a fee to get a ride. These services have been around long enough now to assess how they impact the safety on the roads. The Insurance Journal explains a study now shows rideshare services help to decrease DUI incidents and other...
Understanding the dangers of highway hypnosis
Posted in Distracted Driving, Firm News on July 5, 2021
If you ever arrived at your destination and cannot remember driving there or snapped out of a daze and realized that you drove past your exit, you may have experienced highway hypnosis. Besides being disorienting, highway hypnosis is dangerous and can lead to serious car accidents. Causes Driving along a monotonous road, a well-known...
Lawmakers believe vehicles should keep an eye on their drivers
Posted in Distracted Driving, Firm News on June 23, 2021
Some vehicle features intended to make driving safer — lane keeping assist, automatic braking and adaptive cruise control, to name a few — actually make it more likely that a driver will succumb to distractions. These systems and others provide control that can seem as if the vehicle is driving itself. As Consumer Reports...
How much could your spinal cord injury cost you?
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on June 7, 2021
Spinal cord injuries affect over 17,000 people each year and arise from a variety of sources. Depending on whether your SCI is complete or incomplete determines a lot, including chances of recovery. Regardless of the recovery chances, SCIs often demand surgery, physical therapy and long-term changes to your life in order to adjust to...
Watch for these signs of cerebral palsy in young babies
Posted in Birth Injuries, Firm News on May 25, 2021
Cerebral palsy is a motor disability, meaning that it affects your baby’s ability to move normally. The cause of cerebral palsy is damage that occurs to a child’s brain in early infancy, sometimes even during birth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your child has cerebral palsy, it is important...
Know the signs of retained surgical items
Posted in Firm News, Medical Malpractice on May 15, 2021
Many patients expect that they will recover quickly in the days and weeks after a procedure. If patients have retained surgical items, though, the recovery process may be more difficult. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, doctors leave surgical items behind in about 1,500 procedures each year. Although hospitals put measures in...
Do patients forfeit their rights by signing a release before surgery?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on May 13, 2021
In most hospitals, patients will need to sign some form of consent before undergoing a medical procedure. Many of these types of forms appear to be blanket releases. They may state that a patient acknowledges the risks of a procedure or that the hospital will not be responsible for a patient’s injuries. In reality,...
How does using a GPS count as distracted driving?
Posted in Distracted Driving, Firm News on April 27, 2021
The use of a GPS to guide you to your destination is one of the great benefits of modern electronics. Still, like any tech, you should use it responsibly. Many drivers may not realize that using a GPS while driving may count as distracted driving and could lead to a serious auto accident. If...
What is the cognitive impact of a TBI?
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on April 9, 2021
After a motor vehicle accident, traumatic brain injuries are common. A TBI occurs when you receive a violent jolt to your head. This can happen when your head strikes an object or an object penetrates your skull. According to Fairview, in severe cases, a TBI can affect your cognition. Cognitive issues following TBI The...
Know the facts about hypoxia
Posted in Birth Injuries, Firm News on March 23, 2021
During the delivery process, an infant’s brain may not receive enough oxygen. This condition is known as hypoxia. If a baby does not receive treatment, he or she may develop a brain injury. Several elements of the birthing process may cause an infant to develop hypoxia. According to FindLaw, babies may experience a lack of...