The Pandemic’s Effect on Our Roads: Increased Reckless Driving

Published on Sep 3, 2021 at 9:17 am in Car Accidents.

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It would be nearly impossible to find an aspect of our modern lives that has not been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our education systems, views on work-life balance, diet and exercise, mental health, travel habits, media consumption, methods of communicating, and countless other social facets have been radically upended. At the same time, new and newly-reexamined concepts like social distancing, healthcare inequality, hybrid business models, online schooling, masking, and even zoom fatigue have become part of what the public collectively recognizes as “the new normal.”

How Is Fault Determined in Most Sideswipe Accident Scenarios?

Published on Sep 3, 2021 at 8:52 am in Car Accidents.

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Sideswipe collisions are one of the more commonly-occurring accidents on the road. But their frequency does not make them any less scary to those affected. Being sideswiped unexpectedly by a passing vehicle that seems to come from nowhere is a situation no driver wants to face. Fortunately, most sideswipe incidents leave vehicle damage but do not harm the people involved. In severe cases, however, a sideswipe collision can lead to more serious conditions causing injury to one or more drivers.

Congratulations to the Winner of Our Fall 2021 Scholarship

Published on Aug 24, 2021 at 10:46 am in Firm News.

Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC understands the importance of investing in the future and giving students the opportunity to pursue higher education. That’s why our firm participated in our first annual scholarship. We’re excited to announce the Fall 2021 Scholarship winner. All the applications had unique, well-written essays. Thank you to the applicants who demonstrated their creativity and perspective.

Congratulations to Kyla Mascardo of California!

Kyla is an Economics major who is planning to transfer to University of Hawaii at Manoa to obtain her Bachelor’s degree.

This is the essay topic:

What’s the most surprising thing that’s ever happened to you? When did it happen? Why did it surprise you? What did you learn from the experience?

How Many Medical Malpractice Cases Happen Every Year?

Published on Jul 14, 2021 at 6:37 pm in Medical Malpractice.

How Many Medical Malpractice Cases Happen Every Year

You trust your doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals with your health care. When you seek treatment, you expect the symptoms or condition you have to get better—but what happens when the people you’ve entrusted with your care make a mistake? Unfortunately, medical errors do occur and can cause terrible injuries and damages to the patient.

Going to a medical professional to solve a health issue is such a common occurrence, it’s strange to think that they could make a mistake that yields devastating consequences. So how many medial malpractice cases happen every year?

What Are My Odds of Getting into a Car Accident?

Published on Jul 14, 2021 at 6:19 pm in Car Accidents.

What Are My Odds of Getting into a Car Accident

As a driver, you likely know the standard driving safety tips to avoid getting into accidents. Wear your seat belt, keep two hands on the wheel, and your eyes on the road. But what happens when you’re around a dangerous driver—you may give them more space or honk your horn to alert that they’re veering near your car. You could wonder about the odds of getting into a car accident. The best way to avoid accidents is to drive safely, cautiously, and to be alert for possibly dangerous drivers.

While all accidents cannot be avoided, there are steps that can help reduce them. Let’s first take a look at the group most likely to be involved in an accident.

Special Care Considerations Needed for Dementia Patients in Nursing Homes

Published on Jul 14, 2021 at 6:02 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Special Care Considerations Needed for Dementia Patients in Nursing Homes

When your loved one has dementia, you may entrust their care to the professionals in a nursing home. This way, they can be around experienced doctors, nurses, and other caring staff who know how to give your loved one the quality of life they deserve. It’s important to look for a nursing home that can provide your loved one with the care they need. In order to make sure the home is right for your loved one, you should know about the special care considerations needed for dementia patients in nursing homes.

How to Tell Who Is at Fault After a T-Bone Car Wreck

Published on Jul 14, 2021 at 5:50 pm in Car Accidents.

How to Tell Who Is at Fault After a T-Bone Car Wreck

A T-bone accident, also known as a broadside collision, is a potentially deadly type of car crash where the front of a vehicle strikes the side of another. Typically, this results in the cars colliding in a “T” shape. The vehicle occupant who only had a door protecting them from the impact can suffer serious injuries. If this has happened to you or a loved one and you weren’t at fault, you can seek your legal options so you can receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A lawyer will know how to tell who is at fault after a T-bone car wreck and help you build a successful claim.

The attorneys at Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC will be at your side throughout the legal process. If the other party is trying to place some of the blame on you, the amount of compensation you could receive could be reduced. This is why it’s so important that you have experienced representation who will advocate for you.

FDA Authorizes New Device to Protect Athletes Against Brain Injury

Published on May 18, 2021 at 6:02 pm in Traumatic Brain Injury.

FDA Authorizes New Device to Protect Athletes Against Brain Injury

Sports are a popular way to exercise, be part of a team, and to compete. However, these activities also have inherent dangers when players collide or other kinds of accidents occur. In some cases, an athlete’s head can be hit, which can cause damage to the brain.

Athletes can run the risk of sustaining a brain injury in youth sports all the way to the elite level. While protocols and equipment can help protect athletes, these methods are able to be improved because brain injuries still occur. Recently, the FDA authorized marketing of the Q-Collar, which may help protect athletes from suffering the debilitating effects of multiple impacts to the head.

Can Major Retail Sellers Be Responsible for Product Defects?

Published on Apr 29, 2021 at 1:31 pm in Product Liability.

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If you buy a product, use it as intended, and it injures you because it was defective, you can look into your legal options for holding the negligent party responsible. When there’s a faulty product, there are a number of parties who may be held responsible for your injuries. You may wonder if one of the parties could be the retailer you bought it from. In some circumstances, a retail seller could be responsible for product defects.

What Happens When Someone Dies in a Car Accident?

Published on Apr 22, 2021 at 9:50 am in Wrongful Death.

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When a family is struggling with losing a loved one in a car accident, they’re likely handling many different difficult matters. Dealing with a tragic loss can be emotionally overwhelming, as well as introduce other struggles with finances. The family may not know that they could have legal options. If they lost their loved one in an accident that was caused because of negligence, they could seek compensation for injuries and damages with a wrongful death lawyer.

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