Do You Really Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Do You Really Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you are injured in an accident, regardless of if you suffer a slip and fall, auto accident, or are the victim of medical malpractice, you may think you don’t need the services of a personal injury attorney in Kansas City. However, even if it is true that you can represent yourself, there are still a number of reasons why hiring an attorney is in your best interest. Continue reading “Do You Really Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?”

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents  

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMSCA, there has been a 20 percent increase in trucking accidents in the past 20 years. The multi-billion dollar trucking industry causes serious safety and health risks in the U.S. If you are involved in a crash with a big-rig, it usually causes much more damage and injuries than the typically passenger vehicle accident. After all, these vehicles are 20 times the weight and size of other vehicles that are on the road. Continue reading “Common Causes of Trucking Accidents”

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists

Please check your automobile policy or call your insurance agent and MAKE CERTAIN you have plenty of UNINSURED and UNDERINSURED coverage on your vehicles. The person who is drunk driving or acting irresponsibly that crosses the center line or runs the stop sign is, in many cases, without insurance or with the bare minimum of insurance.

UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE is insurance you need to have to protect you and your family from catastrophic consequences involving huge medical bills and lost wages.

This insurance coverage is CHEAP compared to your other vehicle coverage and it is the single most important coverage to have to protect yourself and your family. We have been representing injured people for over 30 years, and this coverage is essential. Call your agent today and make sure you have a large policy limit for UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE.

Medical Errors Listed as the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the United States

“It boils down to people dying from the care that they receive rather than the disease for which they are seeking care.”

Researchers at John Hopkins University have found Medical Errors to be the third leading cause of death in the United States—ranking medical errors higher than stroke, accidents, and respiratory disease.  According to an article in The Washington Post, Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who led the research for this study, said in an interview that ‘medical errors includes everything from bad doctors to more systemic issues such as communication breakdowns when patients are handed off from one department to another.’  The researchers conducted this study in order to shed light on a topic that is not consistently discussed, or accurately reported.  Kenneth Sands, who directs health-care quality at Beth Israel

Deaconess Medical Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, said that the surprising thing about medical errors is the limited change that has taken place since the IOM report came out. Only hospital-acquired infections have shown improvement. “The overall numbers haven’t changed, and that’s discouraging and alarming,” he said.