Common Mistakes People Make Following Car Accidents

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Following a car accident, you may feel confused and have no idea what steps to take. Even so, it is important to do your best to remain calm and avoid the following common mistakes made following a car accident:

    Leaving Too Quickly

    After an auto accident, you should call the police and an ambulance if anyone needs medical attention. The police will complete an accident report and inform you when it is appropriate to leave the scene. You need to ensure that you have the other driver’s license and insurance information, as well as the details about their vehicle. Take pictures of the scene and the vehicles if you can.

    Admitting Fault

    Never admit fault to anyone. This includes your passengers, the other driver, and the police officer. Even if you believe you were at fault and are simply trying to apologize, do not admit that you are responsible for the accident. Such an admission will likely come back to haunt you later in the case.

    Dismissing Aches and Pains

    Whenever you become aware of your injuries, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if your injuries seem minor, they may be indicative of larger problems. You should always follow your doctor’s instructions, because a failure to do so may harm your personal injury claim and compromise your health.

    Not Contacting an Attorney

    You may assume that your insurance company is looking out for your best interests and that they will make sure you are fairly compensated. Unfortunately, this is usually not the case. That’s why you should speak with a personal injury attorney before you accept any settlement for your injuries, even if it seems reasonable to you.

    At Malman Law, we understand that a car accident can affect every aspect of your life. We have a team that has proudly served more than 7,000 clients in the last 18 years, and we will be glad to speak to you about your personal injury case. Call (312) 983-6193 to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Work Injuries: Fractures

    Last updated 2 months ago

    A fracture, also known as a broken bone, is a common workplace injury. The severity of your injury is determined by a number of factors.

    There are a few different kinds of fractures. For example, in a closed fracture, your bone breaks but does not pierce the skin. An open fracture, in which the bone breaks through the skin, is more serious because it could lead to a deep bone infection. Other factors that determine the severity of your fracture include damage to the tissue near the bone and your overall health.

    Have you recently sustained a fracture at work? Contact the injury attorneys at Malman Law today by calling (312) 983-6193. Our team will guide you through the claims process and work hard to ensure that you are fairly compensated.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    5 Defective Drugs that Have Resulted in Lawsuits

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Medication is great for relieving pain, and in many cases, saving lives. However, medication that has been improperly formulated or manufactured can be extremely harmful or even deadly. Read on to learn about five defective drugs that have brought about lawsuits:

    Pradaxa

    Pradaxa is a blood thinner that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. Unfortunately, the drug has been linked to internal bleeding and other complications. That’s why the drug is at the heart of a mass tort litigation case.

    Plavix

    A number of complaints have been filed against Fristol-Myers Squibb for its production of Plavix, a drug that is meant to help patients avoid a heart attack or stroke. The lawsuits claim that the drug has caused serious injuries and death, and that the company has made false statements in advertisements.

    Chantix

    Chantix is a drug prescribed to patients who are trying to stop smoking. However, the drug has been linked to depression and other psychiatric disorders. Earlier this year, Pfizer, the company that produces Chantix, reached a confidential settlement with a widow whose husband committed suicide after taking the drug. The first case to reach a courtroom is scheduled for January 2013.

    Paxil CR and Avandamet

    GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay a $750 million settlement in 2010 after a former employee filed a lawsuit alleging the company sold tainted drugs produced at a Puerto Rico facility. Two of the defective drugs were Paxil CR, an antidepressant, and Avandamet, used for diabetes treatment.

    Children’s Tylenol

    In 2010, Johnson & Johnson recalled more than 40 nonprescription products. The recalls were made after FDA inspectors found numerous problems at the Pennsylvania plant. The recall of the defective Children’s Tylenol led a number of consumers to sue Johnson & Johnson over the company’s plan to replace affected products.

    Medication errors are extremely serious, and are instant grounds for a lawsuit. To speak with an experienced personal injury attorney, call Malman Law at (312) 983-6193. We are proud to have served more than 7,000 clients in the Chicago area in the last 18 years.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Learn More About Workers' Compensation & Distracted Driving by Visiting These Resources

    Last updated 2 months ago

    At Malman Law, we have been helping injured victims in the Chicago area for almost 20 years, and we’re ready to help you, too. Find out more about workers’ compensation claims and distracted driving with the following links and give us a call at (312) 983-6193 to schedule a consultation.

    • To learn more about Illinois workers’ compensation benefits, check out this handbook provided by the state.
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common workplace injury, especially for those who work in an office environment.
    • For helpful information about bone fractures, another common workplace injury, check out this WebMD article.
    • This article from Car and Driver details the dangers of texting while driving.
    • Texting is one of the most common and dangerous forms of distracted driving. Distraction.gov aims to provide education and statistics about the dangers of distracted driving.

    Texting While Driving: More Dangerous than Drunk Driving?

    Last updated 2 months ago

    You are driving down the highway and hear your phone indicate that you have a new text message. Do you pick up your phone to read the message? Do you reply to the text? Many people text while driving, but it can pose great risks. Read on to learn more about how those dangers compare to those of driving drunk:

    Texting While Driving

    Texting while driving is one of the most common forms of distracted driving. Text messaging has been shown to increase your risk of an auto accident by a factor of 23. Additionally, the average text message takes your eyes away from the road for 4.6 seconds, whether you are sending or receiving. If you are driving 55 miles per hour, that is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field without looking at the road. In addition to taking your eyes off the road, texting demands your manual and cognitive attention. This is an extremely dangerous and potentially deadly combination.

    Drunk Driving

    Alcohol affects the human body in a number of ways. The muscles in your eyes relax, your peripheral vision is reduced, and your sensitivity to colors is decreased. Alcohol impairs motor skills and will slow down a driver’s ability to react to road conditions and other vehicles. It will also reduce a driver’s judgment and ability to reason. Alcohol may also cause a driver to become sleepy, posing additional risks to passengers and other drivers. It’s hard to say which is more dangerous, drunk driving or texting while driving—in any case, you should avoid engaging in either activity.

    Both of these scenarios pose serious risks to other drivers. If you have been injured by a driver who was texting or driving drunk at the time of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. To schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney, call Malman Law at (312) 983-6193. We will work to protect your interests and help you recover.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

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