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August 2012 Archives

The Reality of Dangerous Nursing Home Conditions

Did you know that nearly 91% of nursing homes in the United States lack an adequate number of staff members to properly care for their patients? While most people assume that assisted living facilities are sufficiently equipped to provide their loved ones with the level of day-to-day care they need and deserve, the unfortunate reality is that a significant number of nursing homes throughout the country are severely understaffed. To make matters worse, a shocking portion of nursing home employees are simply unqualified to care for the elderly. In fact, recent statistics show that the average number of heath deficiencies per nursing home is 9.37, with the average nursing home experiencing 100 to 200 falls annually.

What Should I Bring to a Meeting with My Injury Lawyer?

You have been injured in an accident and have decided to hire an attorney. Statistically speaking, that is a wise decision. Studies show again and again, individuals who hire an attorney for their accident case receive higher settlements than those who do not. When meeting with a Connecticut personal injury lawyer for the first time, it is best to arrive prepared. Some of the items you will want to bring with you include:

The Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

Unfortunately, accidents of all kinds happen at a devastating rate across the United States, including more than 10 million motor vehicle accidents and 195,000 preventable medical error-related fatalities each and every year. For this reason, it is no surprise that countless victims subsequently pursue compensation for their injuries through a personal injury claim. Personal injury law is expansive, as it covers an innumerable amount of negligently caused accidents and dangerous liabilities, and can essentially account for any instance in which someone unintentionally causes another harm through careless and/or reckless actions. Specifically in the U.S., however, certain types of claims are filed more frequently than others.