Archive for March, 2013

What Should You Ask When Hiring a Car Accident Attorney

After sustaining injuries in a car accident, it is important to find an attorney to protect your interests and work on your behalf to ensure that you receive appropriate compensation; however, not all attorneys are alike. And, although all have received extensive legal training and are held to the same standards, one attorney may have a specific set of skills that are best suited to the needs of your case. Deciding on the right attorney for your claim can appear to be an overwhelming task, but it does not need to be. Following a few simple steps can help you find the right attorney to fit your needs.

As with any legal situation, you will want to find someone who is well-versed in all aspects of car accident laws and who has a proven track record of success handling claims similar to yours. Once you have narrowed down your list, schedule an initial consultation with each attorney. These meetings are almost always offered to potential clients free of charge, and provide an opportunity for you to gain valuable knowledge about the attorney’s experience, qualifications, legal style, strategies for cases like yours, and fees.

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The Hard Reality of Birthing Injuries

Posted on March 1, 2013

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The unfortunate reality of childbirth is that not every baby is born strong and healthy. While some infants may be born with birth defects (structural or functional abnormalities that are present at or before delivery), others may actually sustain a physical injury during the birthing process. These children often go on to face a lifetime of disability, and in severe cases, may even die as a result of their injury.

A recent study suggests that birth-related injuries occur in 29 out of every 1,000 births in the United States, although published rates have historically varied widely. Birth injuries can occur for a number of reasons, including factors related to the baby (size or positioning in the womb), the mother (difficulty or prolonged labor; small pelvis), or even the decision-making of the medical staff assisting with the birth (e.g., negligence).

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