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December 2014 Archives

The damaging effects of serious motor vehicle accidents

A serious accident can take physical, emotional and mental tolls on the people involved as well as their families. At Nield Law Group, APC, we have seen firsthand how lives can be completely uprooted following an incident and understand how important it is to obtain the funds necessary for medical care and other items.

When does a dog bite constitute a lawsuit?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that every year, more than 4.5 million people suffer a dog bite. In many cases, the injury is minor and requires little more than cleaning and a bandage. However, the CDC notes that nearly 900,000 of those people will require some kind of medical attention for the injuries, and roughly half of those people are children.

The most common medical mistakes patients encounter

Study after study reveals that a diagnostic error is the most common form of medical negligence in California and throughout the United States. According to research from Johns Hopkins University, these mistakes account for the largest portion of medical malpractice claims. This type of error includes the following:

Survivors can pursue justice following the loss of a loved one

Losing a loved one can be a tragic experience no matter the circumstances. At Nield Law Group, APC, we understand the emotional, psychological and even financial toll a death can take on family members, especially when the incident was the result of someone else’s negligence. We allow our clients to grieve their losses while we handle the legalities of securing compensation.

Two separate pedestrian accidents strike north of San Diego

A crosswalk is supposed to be a safety zone for people who are trying to get across the street. Those on foot in San Diego who obey traffic laws should be able to avoid a pedestrian accident. Crossing against a light, for example, can result in serious injuries. Yet even when people take the necessary precautions to cross the road, drivers may still make a mistake, as two recent incidents remind us.