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How do serious truck accident investigations differ from fender benders?

Getting into a major accident with a heavy truck is terrifying. Even if you manage to walk away with minor injuries, the sounds of crunching metal and squealing tires can haunt you for a long time after the accident.

While you are trying to repair your body and your life, often the driver of a large truck has fewer injuries, less damage to their truck and a company to help with the legal details. Unlike a small fender-bender, there can be significant complications in getting your claim resolved.

These are some of the essential differences between truck accidents and fender benders.

How common are medication errors, and who is responsible for them?

Needing medication can be difficult and stressful. The right medication can relieve your symptoms and, in some cases, improve your quality of life. The wrong medication can make your condition much worse.

A medication error occurs when a preventable event causes you to receive the wrong medication. Depending on what your medical situation is, you may have several people on your medical team. Your medical team relies on clear communication and documentation to ensure you receive the correct treatments, but sometimes, members of the team fail.

How do you know if an adverse outcome was caused by medical malpractice?

Being sick or injured can be a scary situation. Not does your body feel terrible, you may also worry about getting back to work or your ability to pay for your treatment.

When your medical team makes a mistake, it can make your circumstances worse. In addition to the symptoms that brought you to the doctor in the first place, you may have other painful symptoms that make your treatment longer or recovery impossible.

Here's how to know if malpractice was the reason you suffered a bad medical outcome.

What is a hospital's obligation for reporting errors?

Many elements can contribute to medical mistakes. Between long hours, miscommunications and individual complexities, there are many opportunities for a medical team to make mistakes.

Unfortunately, some are better than others at accepting responsibility for their mistakes. Hospitals and their personnel often worry about their reputation more than reporting an error.

This is what you need to know about a hospital's obligation to report errors.

Who is at fault if a person doesn't get their recalled vehicle repaired and there is an accident?

Whether it is for something small or a significant part in a vehicle, you have likely gotten a recall notice about a vehicle at some point in your life. The little postcards and seemingly anonymous letters are easy to dismiss.

When you are the one injured by a recalled vehicle, however, those notifications feel more significant. Unfortunately, owners often ignore recall notices and continue driving vehicles that are in desperate need of repair.

Here's what you need to know about your personal injury claim if your car accident involved a recalled vehicle.

Is the other driver always at fault if you are rear-ended?

Car accidents are frightening and expensive. When the collision comes from behind, you may not even see the crash coming. All at once, you must deal with damage and injuries that may leave you unable to work.

In most cases, a rear end collision means that the driver who rear-ended the other vehicle is at fault. There are, however, some cases where there is shared fault for a rear end collision.

This is what you should know if you were involved in a rear end accident.

Federal regulations to prevent truck driver fatigue: 3 things to know

Regardless of what they are hauling, semi-trucks can pose severe threats to the other drivers on the road. Even empty, semis are heavy and awkward and can do substantial damage in a collision.

Driving a semi requires focus and attention to detail. Large trucks can be challenging to handle and slow to maneuver. It is crucial that truck drivers are alert enough to focus on everything that is happening on the road.

Here are three things to know about why drivers are so tired, and the rules meant to protect everyone on the road.

When can injured crime victims sue for compensation?

Being at the scene of a crime is a terrifying experience. It can seem like it is happening in slow motion and faster than you could imagine, all at the same time.

Whether you were the intended victim of the crime or not, your injuries can have a severe cost. On top of hospital bills, you may also be unable to work and enjoy your favorite activities.

Here's what you need to know if you have injuries from a crime.

Who is liable for an accident caused by debris left by construction work?

The construction process is rarely a clean one. Between the materials for tearing down and the process of building, there is a lot to maintain and, ultimately, remove from the site.

Construction crews also work on tight deadlines and the company that hires them is often in a rush to get to the next phase of the project. After all, the more time spent "in construction" is time where a company is losing money. Moving through the process too quickly can be dangerous since materials left behind can cause an injury for the same people the project was meant to help.

With all of the people and groups involved in a construction project, it can be difficult to determine who is responsible when someone is injured by leftover construction debris. Here's what to consider when trying to figure out who is liable for your injury.

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