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If you are ever involved in an accident that results in serious injuries, it can be both traumatic and devastating for you and your family. An unexpected situation like this can leave you confused, emotionally distraught, and not sure of what to do. Who will pay for your treatment? A Orlando personal injury attorney can provide you with the companionate and dedicated legal representation you require in such cases. Your initial priority after an injury is to make sure you receive the necessary medical treatment to begin the process of recovery. The legal staff at The Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer will take care of the legal portion of your claim, ensuring you are protected with regard to the medical treatment you are entitled to. When it’s personal, you can depend on us.
Our group provides legal representation for clients in various kinds of accidents, like car accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, and boat accidents. The people who have fallen victim to drunk driving accidents, rollover accidents, or hit and run accidents should seek legal counsel before filing a claim for compensation. Most workers injured in on the job accidents usually need assistance with workers compensation claims, otherwise they may not receive the full benefits of workers compensation. We make ourselves readily available to discuss your case and ensure that your rights are preserved. We offer solid legal representation in a variety of injuries, including brain and spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, fractured bones, and injuries from an explosion. Legal council is available to families who have lost a loved one and are willing to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf.
Our law group takes great pride in the knowledge we have acquired from years of practicing personal injury law and litigation. When you make the choice of working with one of our Orlando personal injury attorneys, it is probably because you or a family member have been involved in a severe accident that resulted in an injury or even death. We are perpetually working to better ourselves so we can give out client the best outcome possible. If you or a family member have been the victim of a car accident, trucking accident, construction accident, or medical malpractice, you can relax in knowing we will do everything we can to get the compensation you deserve.
1. Not Filing a Police Report After An Accident.
If you have been in a car accident you should call the police or state highway patrol so they can fill out a accident report. This document usually will have the names of the people involved in the wreck, their contact information, and their insurance information. If there was any laws violated, it should be included in the police report. Also some officers will take the time to write down the statements of witnesses, take pictures or draw out the scene of the accident. These reports can help your case in a court of law.
2. Not Quickly Getting Medical Attention.
You may have been injured but not know it yet. Whiplash, headaches, and bruising are common symptoms that do not surface until a few days after the accident. If you go to the hospital directly after the accident a medical report will be established, even if they find nothing wrong with you. It is important to document everything.
3. Not Creating A Written Account Of What Happened
Most people would not think to write down what happened during the accident. You should do this, and place a correct date and time on it. If for some reason you do need to go to court over the personal injury, you will have a written account to present to the court. Court dates are set many months after the incident and by that time some of the details may become foggy. A written report will help jog your memory.
Two years ago I had to have my appendix removed. I had terrible stomach pain for 2 days before I finally checked myself into the ER. It was diagnosed as appendicitis and required emergency surgery. I trusted that the surgeon and hospital staff knew what they were doing. The surgery went well, or so I was told.
As it turns out a scalpel was used to make a 3 inch incision instead of the more common laparoscopic procedure. My incision ended up getting infected and the doctor removed the staples so the site would heal from the inside out. I was left with a gaping hole in my body for about a month before it finally healed and left me with an unpleasantly large scar.
I would not call my experience exactly pleasant, but this is nothing compared to the experience of the 6000 people a year that are sent home with forgotten surgical objects still inside them. It’s commonly referred to as a “retained surgical item.” Sponges, scalpel blades, and forceps are a few examples of the items that sometimes get overlooked when a patient is closed up. Most of the time a patient will assume the extra pain is from the surgery itself.
What happens when a medical instrument is accidentally is left inside a patient?
It depends on the object. Sponges for example can fuse to the intestines and cause
an internal blockage. Suture needles can puncture through organs and cause pain and
damage. The body will reject the object and will become infected and potentially
lead to sepsis. Some people can go months or even years without knowing what is wrong.
Sponges do not show up easily on x-
You often hear about car accidents as a result of a reckless drunk driver or even a distracted driver who was texting. What about the drivers who are completely sober. The ones who are on their commute home after a triple shift at work. You wake up to jerk the car back onto the road after dozing off. Most of the time, sleepy drivers will make it to their destination… but not always. Drowsy drivers can accidentally over correct into oncoming traffic or fall asleep and drive off the road completely.
About 37% of drivers reported that they had fallen asleep while driving at some period in their life. Fallen asleep! As in, these drivers were completely unconscious while traveling 70 mph down the highway. Between 2000 to 2010 over 11,000 people were killed because of drowsy drivers. About 60% of participates reported driving while sleepy.
According to the AAA Foundation, drowsy driving accounts for an estimated 12.5% of fatal car crashes.
Difficult To Prove:
The main problem with regulating sleepy drivers is proving it. It is simple to determine if someone was driving while intoxicated by taking a blood sample or having them take a breathalyzer test. Distracted driving can be proven by pulling phone records and looking at the phone. Proving that someone was driving drowsy is very difficult because there are no real tests for it. Highway patrol is only able to determine if a crash was fatigue related if there are no signs that a driver attempted to prevent the crash like skid marks. This is the type of evidence that would be used by our Orlando car accident lawyer to prove negligence in court.
Currently a bill is working through Arkansas that would allow prosecutors to apply negligent homicide to drowsy drivers that cause fatal crashes.