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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Due to Corona Virus

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Due to Corona Virus

  The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the nation as experts scramble to figure out the best way to contain the disease and protect vulnerable populations. One of the most vulnerable populations are the elderly, and unfortunately for some groups of elderly, attempts at containment, quarantine, and protection may have been too little too late. Here David W. Singer and Associates answer your legal questions when it comes to nursing home neglect and coronavirus.   Am I able to sue a nursing home for coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and injuries?- As the disease spread rapidly on U.S. soil, nursing homes quickly became hot spots for the spread of the virus. For many nursing home residents, infections such as coronavirus (COVID-19) may be especially fatal. This is the reason why nursing homes and assisted living facilities are required by federal law to monitor residents for the presence of infections in order to minimize the occurrence of infection along with attempting to control outbreaks. If the appropriate protocols to identify and limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) were not appropriately implemented in a nursing home facility, then they may be open to legal action.  The measures that nursing homes typically take in order to prevent infections and outbreaks- When an infection control protocol is put into action at a nursing home or long-term care facility, workers across all programs, services, and settings will collaborate with the shared aim of: Minimizing the risk of infection in individual residents Lessening the risk of transmission among and between residents and healthcare workers Lessening the risk of injections developing in residents that are related to the use...
Can I Sue a Cruise Line for Personal Injury? [Cruise Accident Injury Claim Guide]

Can I Sue a Cruise Line for Personal Injury? [Cruise Accident Injury Claim Guide]

Over 12 million Americans sail on cruise ships each year. While most of these trips are fun and relaxing vacations, in some cases the unthinkable can happen. What Type Of Injuries Can You Sue For? With casinos and buffets, cruises have plenty of things to distract you from the laborious duties that get the ship to move. There’s plenty that can go awry from technical mishaps and people falling overboard to gastrointestinal outbreaks. Some common examples for cruise lines include: Deaths – We don’t expect it, but sometimes death can happen even when on vacation. These can be from medical conditions, suicides, homicides, or by falling overboard. Disasters – While rare, large-scale disasters can occur, such as ship collisions, capsizing, or even pirate attacks. Severe food poisoning Injuries Assaults or rapes Slip and fall accidents leading to broken bones or surgery Crimes – Robbery, smuggling, bomb threats, or even indecent exposure can be treated as crime-related accidents. Mechanical Complications – If something goes wrong on the ship, accidents like a fire or loss of power often results in claims Harsh Weather Causing rough seas (Hurricanes, fog, squalls can all result in accidents aboard ship) Medical malpractice by the inadequate medical care provided aboard board ship Slips, Trips, and Falls This category of common accidents makes it to the top of our list – and for good reason. A cruise ship is by its very nature an unstable surface for walking. Although their impressive size means that they are usually very stable, they are susceptible to weather conditions that can lead to instability. However, slips, trips, and falls often occur due to negligence....
What to Do After a Car Accident Injury & How to Get Full Compensation

What to Do After a Car Accident Injury & How to Get Full Compensation

A Brief Guide on What to Do After a Car Accident Injury If you’ve ever been in a car accident, even a minor fender bender, you know how it can leave you shaken. That’s why it’s a good idea to read up on what to do after a car accident injury ahead of time. If it ever happens to you, you’ll be prepared! Even if you haven’t sustained an obvious injury, it’s important to take these steps as preventative measures. Some injuries, like whiplash and back injuries, might not be apparent immediately but will cause you untold pain and suffering down the line. 1. Safety First Assess the scene immediately to make sure everyone is safe. Call an ambulance if necessary. Next, turn on your flashers or set up flares surrounding the accident site to prevent additional motorists from getting hurt. 2. Take Notes & Plenty of Pictures of the Crash: Detailed notes and photos of the scene may help the court and insurance agencies decide who is responsible. Now that almost everyone carries a smartphone, it’s easy to document the scene of an accident with photographs or even video. Of course, you will want to take photos of the damage done to both cars. When taking photos of the scene, it’s important to document damage to your vehicle, but the position of vehicles and skid marks can also be crucial to determining exactly what happened in an accident. Pay particular attention to the road and surroundings, as well. If there is the possibility that weather, road conditions, or improperly maintained infrastructure played a part in your accident, you...
The Different Types of Car Accident Insurance Explained

The Different Types of Car Accident Insurance Explained

Over 140 million workers commute to work each day, a number that steadily keeps growing. With more and more cars crowding the roadways, chances are high that you’ll be in a car accident at least once. Crashes aren’t limited to rush hour. People indulge too much at parties or on special holidays and then get behind the wheel, making the roads unsafe. When you’re in a crash, it’s too late to start thinking about what type of car accident insurance is available. Keep reading to learn about your options before you really need it. Liability Insurance Liability coverage is the portion of your policy that pays for other’s injuries in an auto accident that you cause. Liability coverage has several different aspects to it, including property damage you cause to the other party in an at-fault accident. However, the portions relevant to personal injury claims are bodily injury liability limit per person injured, and bodily injury liability limit per accident. Most states won’t let you drive a car without liability insurance, which covers the basics in case you’re at fault in a collision. It’s always a good idea to carry coverage beyond what your state requires, just in case. The more protection you provide for yourself and your assets, the better. Comprehensive Insurance The majority of drivers- around 77% – purchase both liability and comprehensive insurance. Comprehensive is just like the name suggests – it covers a wide range of incidents. Get comprehensive insurance to cover losses due to bad weather, theft, damage from hitting a large animal, and more. Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Protection Other drivers might not have as much coverage as you do, or any at all. Under-insured or uninsured motorist protection covers damages to...