Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

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Transvaginal mesh has become a nightmare for thousands of women who have suffered severe adverse effects involving erosion and migration of the mesh along with perforation of organs from it. Surgical mesh was designed over 60 years ago for repairing hernias. It's a woven material made of synthetic or biological materials that usually comes in a prepackaged kit along with tools to aid in the surgical procedure. Because mesh was widely successful in the treatment of hernias, surgeons began using it in other parts of the body that needed support. About 20 years later they began inserting it … [Read more...]

Construction Site Injuries

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Construction work has the highest rate of job related injuries and fatalities in the country. There's a major misunderstanding of the law involving construction accidents in the belief that workers' compensation is the only available remedy when somebody is hurt or killed on a job site. That statement might generally be true, but there are many times on construction sites where workers are injured through the negligence of somebody on that site who wasn't their co-worker or employer. Those are known as third party liability cases. As opposed to restrictive workers' compensation laws, the law … [Read more...]

Drowsy Driving Accidents

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 100,000 motor vehicle crashes are directly attributable to driver fatigue every year. Those are only the drowsy driving accidents that were reported. Many more went unreported. That means driver fatigue contributes to far more accidents than we realize. From the information that has been reported, over 1,500 deaths per year are connected with drowsy driving. Another 70,000 people are believed to be injured. The personal injury attorneys at Springer & Lyle are always available to answer your questions regarding motor … [Read more...]

Speeding and Crashes

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People don't think of speeding as being the cause or a contributing factor in motor vehicle collisions because it's so common. We all catch ourselves speeding at one time or another, but speeding can be deadly. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, speeding contributes to about 33 percent of all motor vehicle accidents. The faster a vehicle is traveling, the less reaction time is available. There's also the increased energy thrust on the human body at high speeds. The likelihood of serious injury increases exponentially the faster we travel. In 1995, congress repealed the … [Read more...]

4 Common Causes of Truck Accidents  

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Truck accidents ordinarily cause much greater damage than car accidents. A tractor trailer on the road can be more than 60 feet long and weigh more than 80,000 pounds. Because of a semi-tractor's size and weight, victims of trucking accidents are far more likely to sustain very serious and debilitating personal injuries or even be killed. Most truck accidents result from one or a combination of the following causes. 1) Driver error is often the result of fatigue, distraction or inattention. Whenever one of these situations is experienced by a driver, the risk of an accident increases … [Read more...]

Don’t Talk To The Other Side’s Insurance Company If You Have Been In An Accident

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In the very early stages of an accident case, you might consent to giving a statement to the adverse insurer before you ever retain counsel. Those statements are either written or recorded. The adjuster from the adverse insurer tells you that they just merely want to get some information about the accident, your injuries and damages, but the actual purpose of the statement is to obtain admissions from you which may be used against you in trying to avoid responsibility. Unfortunately, many people talk to the adverse party's insurance adjuster before they ever talk to their own attorney. Don't … [Read more...]

Comparative Negligence  

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Unless you've been stopped at a red light for 30 seconds minding your own business and suddenly get rear-ended, fault can be a contested issue in motor vehicle accident cases. There are circumstances surrounding some accidents where the resulting personal injury and property damage are the fault of both parties. That's where the law of comparative negligence is argued. Pursuant to  the law of comparative negligence, if an accident victim is found to be partially responsible for  their property and personal injury damages, the percentage of fault attributable to them is deducted from a 100 … [Read more...]

Getting Medical Treatment Right Away After An Accident

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It must be stressed that if you're in an accident and you're injured, you should seek medical attention right away. If it's a car accident, get treated by paramedics at the scene, and insist that they transport you to the nearest emergency room if you believe you may be injured. It it's another type of accident, make sure that paramedics are called immediately. Insist on treatment at the scene and have them take you to an emergency room if necessary.   For legal purposes, injuries are documented by medical records. Aside from liability issues, they're the most important aspect of a … [Read more...]

I Have Been Hurt, Now What?

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Being involved in a car accident or truck accident can be a very traumatic experience especially if the accident was not your fault.  If you have been involved in an accident and you been injured, it is common to have questions regarding the legal course of action. Springer & Lyle is available to answer your questions, such as who pays for the damages and who will be responsible for the medical bills.   It is a good idea to understand some of your basic rights in case an accident happens.  Here are some helpful tips: What is Personal Injury? A personal injury or wrongful death caused … [Read more...]

Dangers of Distracted Drivers

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From the moment everyone learns to drive, we are reminded, "Keep your eyes on the road and your mind on your driving," as well as "You have to drive for yourself as well as everyone else on the road." The reality is that we often do anything but. That's why, at the law firm of Springer & Lyle, we represent those who have been injured through the negligence of others, regardless of the cause. The causes of car or truck accidents are numerous, but when a driver causes an accident because of those distractions they need to be held accountable. Cell phone use is becoming a major cause of … [Read more...]