Winter Is Coming: Here’s How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Cold Weather
Connecticut winters are notoriously cold and snowy. Snow, sleet and freezing rain can be challenging to deal with on an everyday basis. This is especially true while driving. Car accidents increase during the winter due to inclement weather, darker nights and an increase in holiday travel. So, how do you prepare your vehicle for cold weather? Follow these winter driving safety tips to ensure your car is ready. Four Vital Winter Driving Safety Tips Have a “winter supply” box. In case of an accident or an engine stall, it’s important that you have the necessary supplies. Have an ice scraper, a flashlight, a first-aid kit, and food and water. These… Read More
What Types of Medical Errors Occur in Emergency Rooms?
Millions of people in the US receive treatment in emergency rooms each year. In fact, statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show there were 141 million visits to the ER during 2014 alone. Emergency rooms are a critical aspect of our health care system, but they are also a place where medical errors may occur. Medical errors can be more likely to occur in emergency rooms because staff may spend less time with patients. Emergency Room Medical Error #1: Diagnostic Errors Diagnostic errors are the most common type of medical mistake in the US, but they are especially common in emergency rooms. An emergency care… Read More
Did a Birth Injury Cause My Child’s Disability?
There are multiple scenarios before, during or shortly after delivery that could cause a birth injury. Many cases involve doctors who fail to respond to adverse conditions or injuries during prenatal care. Birth injuries can cause multiple types of disabilities that may affect newborns and their family members for life. The different types of birth injuries include but are not limited to: Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect balance and posture. The condition can be caused when a developing brain suffers an injury. There are multiple ways cerebral palsy can occur before, during or very shortly after birth. For instance, a newborn can develop the… Read More
Injured During the Holidays – Now What?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Time for holiday parties and family gatherings. Time for festive holiday traditions and celebrations. Yet for many, the holidays are a dangerous time. Accidents are more common during the holiday season. From falls to car crashes, the holidays may not be so merry for many Americans. The holiday season can bring a mixture of joy and danger. This holiday, be sure to use extra caution when hanging decorations, visiting family and attending parties. Always designate a sober driver and never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Falls While Decorating According to the CDC, 5,800 people suffer injuries in falls directly… Read More
Can a Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Car Accident Case?
A pre-existing injury can refer to any injury or condition you had before your recent car accident. If not handled carefully, a pre-existing injury could derail your car accident case. Here at Walsh Woodard LLC, we understand how such health issues may affect your case. To help keep you from facing such troubles, we have put together some information to help you prevent damage to your personal injury lawsuit due to past injuries. How Can a Pre-Existing Condition Be Used Against Me? To receive fair compensation, you must prove your current injuries came about from your recent accident. But a pre-existing condition can be a stumbling block in the way…. Read More