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Dog Bite Overview | Galligan Law

Dog Bite Overview: Prevention, Treatment, and Legal Action You should always take dog bites seriously. Any person who is bitten by a dog may need medical attention and could potentially have expensive medical bills or miss time from work as a result of the attack. Learn more from this overview of dog bites, including how to prevent them, how to treat them, and how to proceed with possible legal action against the dog owner. Prevent Dog Bites Naturally, the best way to deal with dog bites or dog attacks is to prevent them from happening in the first place. One common problem is people...

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Four Signs of Elder Abuse | Galligan Law

Four Signs of Elder Abuse or Neglect With more and more Americans living longer and therefore requiring more health care for longer periods, loving families often have to rely on healthcare professionals of all types. You want to keep your loved parent or grandparent safe, healthy, and happy. But how can you know if you can trust healthcare providers or if you should be concerned about something?  The answer is often to be diligent and know what the signs of abuse or neglect look like. Here are a few indicators that may warrant further investigation.  Physical Injuries Certainly, the most obvious signs...

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Liability for Semi-Truck Accidents | Galligan Law

The Difference Between Liability for Semi-Truck and Car Accidents Automobile accidents are never ideal, but an accident with a semi-truck can be disastrous and life-changing. Aside from the sheer size differences between a truck and a car, additional issues can come into play. These issues can make the healing process much more difficult in all aspects of an accident, including insurance and liability. The following are some of the ways a car accident is significantly different than an accident with a semi-truck. Weight and Size Differences Not unusually, the damage from a semi-truck accident is much worse than an accident with smaller cars. When...

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Investigating Elder Abuse Allegations

Unfortunately, the rising population of seniors in the United States means that instances of elder abuse are rising too. While most nursing homes and their employees do their best to provide a loving and hospitable environment for seniors, some cases may cross the line and have detrimental results. If you suspect elder abuse, you fortunately have several options. One of those options is to investigate the elder abuse and determine if legal action is the best next step. This guide will help you learn about this situation. What Is Elder Abuse? Elder abuse comes in several different forms. When most people think of...

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Why Are Truck Accidents So Deadly?

Some of the most horrific accidents you can encounter on the road involve commercial trucks. A collision that would be minor with another vehicle can be deadly with one of these vehicles. Great care must be taken when driving near a commercial truck. Here’s why an accident with a truck is so dangerous.   Size Simple physics tells us that the heavier something is, the more force it can produce. Commercial trucks can weigh over 20 times the average weight of a normal vehicle. It’s no wonder that, out of the thousands of fatalities that happen each year with commercial vehicles, truck drivers...

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Electronic Logging Devices In Commercial Vehicles

Crashes with commercial trucks rarely end well for the smaller vehicle. The extreme mass of these vehicles makes the impact far harder and more deadly. But determining whose fault it was for the crash can be difficult.   One way that a personal injury lawyer can prove it was a trucker’s fault is by consulting their work logs.   If it can be proven they were driving longer than they are allowed to according to law, then driver exhaustion could have been a factor in the crash. However, at least until recently, this sort of information was kept on falsifiable paper logs. But now the...

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Discover the Importance of Keeping an Injury Journal

How do courts determine how much you can win in a lawsuit? Some of the damages are easy to calculate. Presenting bills and pay stubs to the court gives evidence of how much you’re due to correct those problems. But what about the less-tangible things like pain and suffering? Part of your lawyer’s job is to sway the court to give you the money you deserve, but if you create an injury journal you can make it much easier and make it far more likely you’ll get a bigger payout. Here’s what you need to know. What is an injury journal? An injury journal is a record...

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Staying Safe on the Ice

Winter is coming in fast across the country. Even the southern states are experiencing freezing temperatures. With cold temperatures, what comes next? Ice! Ice can be beautiful but it is also very dangerous. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe in slippery conditions, and what to do in case you fall down and get injured.   Walking Safety Ice is a major contributor to winter-time injuries and crashes. We all know that it makes surfaces slick. For homes and businesses, getting some ice protection for walkways is crucial. First, if you know ice is coming, spread cat litter on icy spots to...

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World Reaction to Hernia Meshes

Medical device cases can end up causing world-wide legal trouble for companies. That’s what’s been happening with surgical meshes for hernia cases. Hundreds of thousands of victims had these meshes implanted to solve a variety of problems like prolapse and incontinence. However, these meshes are causing more problems than they solve. Further injury, pain, and even infection have been reported. New Zealand So how has the world responded to this? Let’s start with New Zealand. They have completely banned the use of surgical mesh for all uses since January of this year. Regulators took action after they reviewed data from Australia about...

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Grain Bin Accidents

The sight of growing corn and grain bins are common if you go driving in the countryside of Iowa. What you might not know is that those grain bins are dangerous places to work. Workers have to take plenty of precautions before using them. Why are they so dangerous?   Flowing Grain Flowing grain traps around 30-40 people a year, but it’s likely that the number of accidents is underreported. It is estimated that about half of those entrapments are fatal. Entrapment most often happens when the grain is emptied. It’s much like being in an avalanche. Once the snow settles it compacts...

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