Trucking Accidents: The Deadliest Day of the Week May Surprise You

Thursday. When it comes to deadly trucking accidents, it is easy to assume the packed Monday morning rush or the Friday evening dash would have the highest risk. However, in 2015 the nonprofit organization, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, gathered and reviewed information regarding United States truck crashes. According to the statistics, the organization determined that Thursday is the deadliest for truck related deaths. Continue reading “Trucking Accidents: The Deadliest Day of the Week May Surprise You”

Pedestrian Accidents: The Risk Goes Up as the Sun Goes Down

As a pedestrian, you know the risks of walking on or beside the road. This risk goes up as the road gets busier. If a driver loses control of their vehicle, or is involved in an accident, you may get struck and injured. While there are significant risks walking on or near a road during the day, when the sun goes down, these risks increase exponentially. Continue reading “Pedestrian Accidents: The Risk Goes Up as the Sun Goes Down”

Missouri Hospitals Agree to Pay United States $34 Million to Settle Alleged False Claims Act Violations Arising from Improper Payments to Oncologists

Two Southwest Missouri health care providers have agreed to pay the United States $34,000,000 to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians, the Justice Department announced today.  The two Defendants are Mercy Hospital Springfield f/k/a St. John’s Regional Health Center, and its affiliate, Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities f/k/a St. John’s Clinic. Among other health care facilities, the Defendants operate a hospital, clinic, and infusion center in Springfield, Missouri.   Continue reading “Missouri Hospitals Agree to Pay United States $34 Million to Settle Alleged False Claims Act Violations Arising from Improper Payments to Oncologists”

Proving Mental and Emotional Injuries after an Accident

One of the most challenging injuries to prove after a car crash are emotional and psychological. These types of injuries can cause as much damage as the physical injuries you suffer. Just like victims who have suffered a physical injury, those who have suffered this type of trauma are entitled to receive monetary compensation. However, it is often more difficult to prove you have suffered a mental or emotional injury. Continue reading “Proving Mental and Emotional Injuries after an Accident”