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July 2016 Archives

The Feres doctrine doesn't make a death any less wrong

Many things that were considered acceptable practice in the fifties have long since gone by the wayside. One such notion is a legal doctrine that stands as protection for the military and its government-run hospitals, medical professionals and staff. The Feres doctrine has become a source of frustration and injustice for military families who have suffered at the hands of their doctors.

Patience lost for nursing home's falling standards

It's a sad fact that nursing home abuse occurs across the country. Children and grandchildren put cherished lives into the hands of those who accept sizable payments to protect them. Sadly, it is not uncommon to find that one or numerous members of the nursing home staff have abused a resident, either through a purposeful infliction of physical harm or through negligence, recklessness or simple carelessness.

Here to help after a truck accident

Navigating the highways of California, it isn't uncommon to see accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks and passenger cars. In most cases, the truck driver seems to be unscathed, but the same cannot be said for the passenger car's driver and other occupants. Perhaps this is why truck drivers so often seem to drive the roads as if they own them and force the more diminutive cars off the road when changing lanes or making those wide right turns. A single truck can stop traffic across multiple lanes when making a turn, seemingly oblivious or unconcerned with oncoming traffic and their need to suddenly brake, even if they have the right of way.

Distracted Driving and Police Officers

On June 9, a California Highway Patrol officer crashed into a Hyundai Elantra that was stopped at a construction site, killing a 15-year-old teenager. The cause? Distracted driving, but not by the teen. The CHP officer was looking at his computer and failed to notice that the traffic ahead had come to a stop. You hear repeatedly about the dangers of distracted driving. Teenagers are particularly targeted for texting while driving. But what about the impact of technology on police officers patrolling the roads? Personal injury lawyers are well aware of the impact that distracted driving has on the lives of those severely injured in a crash.

How do I pursue liability in a drunk driving accident?

Law enforcement officers have numerous tells they look for to spot potentially drunk drivers. By the same token, if you were injured in an accident or if you have lost a family member as a result of an accident involving a driver that appeared to be operating under the influence, you may have grounds for recourse and remuneration by way of a civil suit.