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Medical malpractice requires you to take action right away

Medical malpractice cases are difficult to think about because they impact your health and well-being. When you are injured by a medical professional, you have a few things that you might need to do. One of these is to get medical care for the issues that you're experiencing because of the malpractice.

If you plan to file a medical malpractice claim, there are several things that you should do. One of these is to alert the doctor involved in the case. By speaking to the doctor, you might be able to find out what actually happened. Just make sure that you don't accept the blame yourself for the malpractice.

Take the person responsible for your loved one's death to court

We recently discussed how the rate of deaths in motorcycle crashes has increased. This is a troubling fact because many of these deaths could be avoided if other drivers would just watch for motorcyclists. In fact, in two-thirds of motorcycle crashes that include another vehicle, the driver of the vehicle was at fault for the crash because that driver didn't yield the right of way to the motorcyclist when that right did belong to the biker.

When you lose a loved one in a motorcycle crash, you need to make sure that you give yourself time to grieve. A sudden loss like this is traumatic and you might find that you can't shake the feeling that you need to do something about it. One thing that you can do is to seek compensation from the driver who struck your loved one's motorcycle.

Semitruck crashes can lead to devastating injuries

Semitruck crashes are devastating events that can cause catastrophic injuries and even deaths. One thing that victims of these accidents might choose to do is to seek compensation for the injuries they suffered when the accident occurred.

We understand that it takes time to heal after an accident like this, but you can't take too long to think about what you are going to do. Georgia has a statute of limitations of two years for personal injury cases. This is the amount of time that you have to file your claim or you risk losing your right to do so.

How do truck drivers put other vehicles at risk?

Large semi-trucks are prevalent on highways and roads across America. They transport necessary materials from point A to point B. However useful they may be, they place smaller vehicle drivers at substantial risk.

Trucks are much larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road. When they travel at high speeds, smaller vehicles do not stand a good chance of surviving an accident if hit. Additionally, driver fatigue increases the hazard of trucks. How do the number of hours that truck drivers spend on the road put others at risk?

Spinal cord injury statistics paint an interesting picture

Spinal cord injuries are harrowing injuries that can cause considerable changes to your life. While some people might assume that spinal cord injuries are often the result of contact sports, this isn't at all the case.

The most common cause of a spinal cord injury is a motor vehicle accident. This cause represents 38.4 percent of cases. Coming in second on the list is falling. This cause is responsible for 30.5 percent of these catastrophic injuries. Other causes that round out the top five are violence, sports, and medical/surgical causes, in that order.

Possible distracted driver claims life of child in crash

Drivers have to pay attention to the road. When they start to blindly follow GPS directions, there is a chance that innocent people will suffer harm or even die. This seems to be what happened in a recent accident.

A man was towing a trailer in the left lane of Ga. 316. The GPS in his pickup truck told him that the interstate was congested and that he should take an exit. The man apparently glanced over his shoulder to move into the right lane. The issue here is that the man didn't take the time to see what was in front of him.

Motorcycle accident deaths increased from 2014 to 2015

Motorcycle accidents have always been a problem, and they have also always been an inherently dangerous event for the motorcyclist. There is no real way to improve the safety of motorcycles. They are open vehicles with few safety features, if any at all. Motorcyclists must rely on their own gear -- a helmet, padded clothing, etc. -- to protect themselves. In other words, motorcyclists rely quite a bit on other vehicle being safe when they are out on the road. Drivers that fail to look out for motorcyclists could be held liable in an accident.

On that note, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has some data about the increasing number of fatalities in motorcycle accidents. In 2015, 4,976 people died in these accidents. That's an increase of 8.3 percent compared to the number of fatalities in 2014 (4,594). In addition, fatality rates in motorcycle accidents has remained remarkably stable since 2006, when 4,837 people died in motorcycle crashes.

Unnecessary surgery is just one example of medical malpractice

As medical treatments evolve over time, illnesses that once needed to be treated by surgery can now be treated by less invasive measures. New research from Minnesota may suggest that treatment options for colon cancer may become less invasive for some patients moving forward.

Doctors from the Minneapolis VA Medical Center found that surgery may not be the best way to treat all cases of colon cancer. If the cancer is localized, choosing observation as a treatment option allowed men to live similar lives to those who opted to have surgery or radiation.

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