Some Statistics on Auto Accidents
As auto-injury attorneys, we encounter a lot of statistics about auto accidents. As convenient and helpful as motor vehicles are to society, they cause a lot of damage as well. A lot of that damage is physical, but a lot of it cuts deeper, changing lives and relationships.
Did you know that the majority of auto accidents are due solely to the driver without any other factors, such as vehicle malfunctions or roadway factors? The truth is, many people are not responsible in a car, driving while tired, distracted or intoxicated, leading to injury or death of another. If you’ve been through this sort of accident, you know how difficult it can be, so you should seek out help through it.
Another “statistic” to keep in mind, though, is that 0% of auto accident cases are cut-and-dry. So, trust an attorney to sift through the case facts, and get the justice that you deserve.
How to Pick the Right Nursing Home
Nursing home negligence and abuse are huge problems throughout the country. Our parents, grand parents and elderly neighbors can really suffer if we don’t get them into the right nursing home. So, try to make sure that you don’t ever have to call a nursing home abuse attorney, and follow the steps below when choosing a nursing home:
Check Staff Credentials & Backgrounds – Does the nursing home have high standards for their staff credentials and do they perform extensive background checks on their employees? If not, that’s a home to turn down. If so, compare their requirements with other homes to find the best one.
Registered Nurse to Resident Ratio – How many nurses are there compared to the number of residents? Compare this fraction to that of other nursing homes and this is a great indicator of overall quality. Also, be sure to check how often nurses are available. Are they there 24 hours a day? If not, that’s probably a home to turn down.
Time Outside – Aging is hard enough without being locked inside all time time. Does the nursing home offer time outside? Fresh air and sunlight do wonders for the soul, and any nursing home that doesn’t recognize this probably doesn’t hold their residents in high esteem.
Keep these tips in mind and if you ever encounter abuse at a nursing home, contact us to see what should be done about it.
Bring a Family Member or Close Friend to Hospital Visits
No matter the situation, bring a family member or close friend to the hospital with you. As much as we like to help those who have suffered from medical malpractice, we would rather see people have good hospital experiences and not need our medical malpractice attorneys‘ help!
So, why bring someone to the hospital with you? Well, that’s a pretty easy answer: they’ll act as a witness. When you have a witness with you, medical staff will follow procedures a lot better. If you are alone, you have no idea whether or not procedures will be followed. You won’t have a record of what was or, more importantly, was not done for you, and you’ll want someone watching to keep track of things!
So, bring someone to your hospital visits. It’s more comforting to have them along and you’ll definitely appreciate their presence in the long run!
New York Personal Injury Lawyer | Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C.