Despite efforts to mitigate their occurrence, medical errors by doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers result in a significant number of injuries and deaths every year. It’s important to note that not every treatment that results in the degradation of the patient's condition(s) or in failure to restore health constitutes medical error or malpractice. Instead, malpractice occurs when there is professional negligence by healthcare providers or facilities.
Distracted driving has emerged as a disturbing trend that poses a serious threat — not only to preoccupied drivers, but to other drivers. Accidents caused by this unsafe practice have seen a major uptick in recent years due to the widespread use of smart phones while driving. Whether to text or post to social media, phone distractions are dangerous.
While automobile and truck accidents have many aspects in common with each other, in certain respects, they differ greatly. Due to the specialized knowledge required to successfully resolve these types of matters, it’s important that you hire an attorney who knows the ins and outs of truck accident law if you’ve suffered an injury from an accident involving a truck.