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What Can We Do as a Society to Prevent Elder Abuse?

Published on Aug 8, 2019 at 12:42 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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Seniors in nursing homes are sometimes subject to abuse when the facility is negligent. This could be from not having enough staff to take care of their residents or if there is a malicious person working for the home. In any case, it’s a terrible thing to learn that your loved one has gone through elder abuse. While holding negligent individuals accountable for their actions will help, you may be wondering if there are any other ways that elder abuse can be prevented. There are a few tips that will help you stay in touch with your loved one and make it less likely for them to be abused or neglected.

How Are Lifelong Injuries Handled in a Personal Injury Settlement?

Published on Jul 25, 2019 at 1:49 pm in Personal Injury.

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Personal injury lawsuits can be complicated. When a lifelong injury is added into the mix, determining the settlement can become even more of a challenge. If you’ve been permanently injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve full and fair compensation that will allow you to live as comfortably as possible. Part of handling lifelong injuries in a personal injury settlement involves understanding how injuries are classified.

How Successful Are Most Class Action Lawsuits?

Published on Jul 11, 2019 at 2:31 pm in Class Action.

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When a group of people have been hurt by something, such as a defective product, they may be eligible to join a class action lawsuit. In order for a class action claim to be valid, numerous people must have sustained similar injuries from using the product. Then, it’s typical for representatives of that group to sue on behalf of the large group that was harmed. The company being sued will usually agree to a settlement and the case will not go to trial. If you’re wondering about pursuing this kind of claim because of a negligent company, a Lexington class action lawsuit lawyer from Golden Law Office can help you.

There are probably many questions running through your head. Before making a decision about class action lawsuits, you should understand a few aspects of them. Let’s take a look at the advantages of class-action lawsuits.

The Difference Between Negligence and Malpractice

Published on Jun 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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You may have heard the terms “negligence” and “malpractice” used interchangeably, but there are clear differences between the two legally. If you’re pursuing a personal injury claim, it’s important to understand the difference between the terms, as your case may proceed differently depending on the circumstances of your accident.

In general, negligence involves a person’s failure to exercise care in a way that a reasonable person would have done in a similar situation. The majority of personal injury claims revolve around this idea. Malpractice, however, is a type of negligence that specifically relates to licensed professionals who fail to provide services that meet the required standard of care. Most personal injury claims revolving around malpractice are the result of a negligent doctor.

Which Highway Lanes Are the Most Dangerous to Drive In?

Published on Jun 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm in Car Accidents.

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Many drivers depend on the highway every day. There are many kinds of highway lanes that each have their own set of dangers. When someone drives negligently and ignores the rules of the road, they can cause devastating car accidents. While you cannot stop another’s negligence, you may be able to decrease your risk of getting in an accident by knowing which parts of the highway might be the most statistically dangerous. We’ll discuss the different lanes and what you should look out for when driving in each.

How Safe Is Your Loved One’s Skilled Nursing Facility?

Published on May 23, 2019 at 2:27 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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Choosing a skilled nursing facility for your loved one can be a difficult decision. It’s likely there are a number of facilities nearby to choose from, and determining which one is safest isn’t always an easy task. You want the best for your loved one, and they deserve to live in a facility that provides them access to the physical, mental, emotional, and social resources they need to live a high-quality life.

If you’re looking to find the safest option for your family member, there are state and federal resources you can turn to. In addition to that, there are things you can look out for when you visit establishments for the first time and when you return to see your loved one.

Brake Violations a Major Risk for Most Commercial Trucks

Published on May 9, 2019 at 2:17 pm in Truck Accidents.

Truck accidents often occur because of negligence. After an accident, it’s common to immediately think that the truck driver was the one to blame. They may have been driving while distracted, fatigued, or were disobeying the rules of the road. However, the truck driver isn’t always the one at fault. The trucking company could have acted negligently. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a truck, an injury lawyer from Golden Law Office can represent you and get you the compensation you deserve.

We understand how nerve-wracking it can be to go up against a large trucking company. We won’t be intimidated and will do everything we can to get you a favorable settlement. Trucking companies need to know that their responsibility to keep their vehicles safe is something they need to take seriously.

How Do Police Investigate Commercial Truck Accidents?

Published on Apr 25, 2019 at 2:05 pm in Truck Accidents.

While there are similarities between investigating an accident between two passenger vehicles and a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck, the latter is generally more complex. This is because there are more factors to consider, like the trucking company and the federal trucking regulations. If you’ve been in a tractor-trailer accident, you’ll benefit from understanding how the police investigate the incident and how you can use that information to support your truck accident injury claim.

The Dangers of Severe Tire Blowouts

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 1:09 pm in Car Accidents.

As a driver, you’re responsible for safety while on the road. This applies to more than practicing safe driving behaviors like keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. You’re also supposed to make sure your car is safe to drive. One of the main components drivers need to pay attention to is their tires. When they’re neglected, tires can blow out and accidents can happen, which can cause terrible injuries. If a driver caused an accident because of a tire blowout that resulted in injuring you, there are legal steps you can take to financially recover. Golden Law Office has experienced Lexington car accident lawyers who will stand by your side and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Yearly car inspections are probably when people hear about the conditions of their tires. But perhaps if they knew what led to blowouts, they’d be able to identify problem without waiting a long time for a mechanic to find it. Let’s take a brief look at how tire blowouts happen.

What Can Be Done to Make Driving Commercial Trucks Safer?

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 2:50 pm in Truck Accidents.

Every day, products and services are hauled across the country. While the trucking industry is a benefit to the nation’s economy, the vehicles themselves can create deadly situations. When tractor-trailers compete with cars, SUVs, pickups, and motorcycles for space on the road, it’s possible for those in smaller vehicles to get seriously hurt. Thousands of individuals are fatally injured every year in truck accidents.

The majority of big rig crashes are entirely preventable because most are the result of human error. There are steps that truckers and trucking companies can take to reduce the number of crashes. But hesitation is likely because many of the steps involve time and monetary investments; however, our lawyers understand that your loved one’s lives are worth more.

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