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How to handle encounters with road rage drivers

One hazard that is hard to predict when you are driving is road-raging motorists. Now that the weather is warmer, you can expect to see more people out traveling about. There are also more impatient drivers on the roads who are looking for a reason to justify their aggressive driving behaviors.

Aggressive and road-raging drivers are dangerous. Their risky and reckless driving actions often lead to car accidents, injuries and even death. Here are ways you and other drivers can avoid escalating their situations into catastrophic traffic incidents:

2 common medication errors to avoid

Medication is a necessity for many people in the Atlanta area. They trust their doctors and pharmacists to provide them with the medication needed to manage their health. They, just like you, might not see anything wrong with trusting those health care professionals implicitly. However, such professionals make mistakes just like everyone else. When they do not follow proper medication prescribing and administration protocol, the risk of medication errors increases, leaving patients at risk of harm and death. 

Though you might feel concerned about the increase in medical malpractice claims you keep hearing about in the news, you should not avoid medical attention when you need it. Keep the following information about prescription drug mistakes in mind to avoid complications: 

Negligence in slip-and-fall accidents

Facilities that welcome guests onto the property have a high standard to uphold. When those facility managers and property owners do not rise to the occasion, they may be liable for injuries due to the improper conditions of the facility

For those parties looking for restitution, it is important to build a solid claim. Proving negligence for the accident is key in such endeavors.

Signs of brain injury in young children

It does not take much for any person to receive a brain injury. Unfortunately, this can make children especially susceptible.

When a child receives a brain injury due to the reckless acts of others, parents can seek to make them pay with personal injury claims. The first step in this process is proving that there is an actual injury, and with young children, there are certain signs.

Key elements to know for medical device claims

Medical devices should assist individuals through the healing process or help to sustain their lives after traumatic experiences. Unfortunately, when dealing with defective medical devices, they may cause more harm than good.

Thankfully, people may be able to seek retribution through a claim. There are a few key elements to know in regard to the medical device claim process.

Elements of a premise liability claim

Accidents occur on a daily basis, though it may be possible for individuals to avoid them on certain occasions. For instance, when an individual receives injury due to the negligence of a landowner, a premise liability claim may help to receive proper compensation.

In order to file a successful claim, it is important to understand the aspects of the claim process. There are a few key elements of a premise liability claim.

Symptoms and complications of spinal cord injuries

A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord sustains damage, either by a traumatic event or disease. Injuries to the spinal cord can have various symptoms. The exact symptoms can depend on the location and severity of each spinal cord injury.

Most symptoms occur at the location of the injury and below. Symptoms range from mild to life-threatening. So, what are the consequences and complications of different spinal cord injuries? Read below to learn more. 

Types of birth injuries to mothers

When individuals think of birth injuries, the child is normally the focus. However, there are possible birth injuries to the mother as well.

If you or a loved one recently gave birth and are experiencing difficulty, it may be possible to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. There are a couple of common birth injuries that mothers should be aware of.

Key factors of a strong brain injury case

Auto accidents occur on a daily basis, and many times they result in brain injury, ranging from minor to permanent damage. If you or a loved one suffers from brain injuries or impairment due to an accident that was not your fault, you may qualify for an auto accident claim.

Brain injury cases are taken very seriously, and claimants must execute them properly in order for the courts to validate them, or for the other party's insurer to offer a reasonable settlement. There are a few key factors to know about that may help in building a strong personal injury case for your brain injury.

Understanding birth injury claims and key factors

Many parents have a natural inclination to protect their children, and during birth, parents trust their doctors to bring their children into the world healthy and well. But what happens when the doctor's actions cause a child harm?

If your child was injured during birth due to circumstances that could have been avoided, a birth injury claim may be an option. There are a few things you should understand about this type of claim.

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