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October 2014 Archives

What is considered medical malpractice?

When a physician or medical professional fails to provide a patient with the standard health care treatment, it is considered medical malpractice here in California and across the country. According to a study Johns Hopkins Medicine conducted last year, failure to diagnose and other diagnostic errors are the most common reason patients file lawsuits. A diagnostic mistake can also encompass a delayed diagnosis or an incorrect one.

California legislature gives more protection to bicyclists

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 124 Californians lost their lives in fatal bicycle accidents in 2012, accounting for 4.3 percent of all traffic deaths. The agency recommends several ways that cyclists can remain safe, such as riding in numbers, wearing a helmet and obeying traffic laws.

Simply going for a walk can put you at risk in California

It seems innocent enough: You are looking for some exercise or an economical way to get to work, so you decide to go by foot. At Nield Law Group, APC, we have seen too many cases in which a pedestrian is seriously injured – or worse – as a result of a car crash. It is important for victims or the deceased’s survivors to know their rights following an incident.

Should I file a personal injury claim?

If you have suffered a serious injury or illness as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is important to understand the rules governing the process. For example, according to The Judicial Branch of California, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the injury. If you were not aware of the injury immediately, you have just one year to file a claim from the time the condition was discovered.