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Motorcyclists should prepare for the fall season

The weather is going to start cooling off soon and the leaves will start to change as fall moves in. This is a time when the natural beauty in the area is considerable, but it is also a time that poses a significant problem for motorcyclists.

One of the particularly deadly hazards that motorcyclists, as well as other motorists, need to watch for is wildlife. Deer usually become more active during the fall, which means that there is an increased chance that they will dart across the road. This could be disastrous to a person on a motorcycle.

Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. attorney named to 2018 Best Lawyers® list

Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. is pleased to announce that partner Craig Murphey has been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendant. Attorney Murphey has been recognized by his peers for his high caliber of work since 2012.

Driveway accidents range from minor to fatal

Driveway accidents are a special situation, but if your child is the person who is harmed, you probably won't be worried about anything other than making sure your child is safe. These accidents can lead to very serious injuries, but they can also result in minor scuffs. It usually depends on how fast the vehicle was moving and how the child was struck.

If a child is barely bumped by a car that is going incredibly slow, he or she might only get bruises and a scare. This is often the best case scenario.

Don't blame yourself for medical malpractice issues

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be very complicated to deal with. This is why many people might choose not to pursue claims; however, when you are injured by a medical professional, there isn't really any reason to let them get away with the substandard care. Instead, we are here to help you work through the complexities so you can seek the compensation you deserve.

We realize that you might find it difficult to think about what happened to you. While we can't take the effects of the malpractice away from you, we can work with you to determine what types of damages you suffered so that we can include those in your case.

Things to consider if you suspect medical malpractice

Thinking that your doctor or nurse didn't provide you with adequate care is something that might be difficult to process. If you think that you are the victim of medical malpractice, here are some points that you can consider.

One thing that you need to determine is what caused the issue. Not all cases of something going wrong in medical care are malpractice. There are some situations that doctor's can't control. For example, if you have a reaction to a medication that you haven't previously taken, there might not be any malpractice or negligence here unless there was a factor in your case that should have been a red flag for the prescribing doctor.

Tragic deaths can come with a lot of emotional damage

The death of a loved one is something that is difficult to overcome, but you might find it even more difficult when the death is because someone else was being reckless. This is often the case when you lose a loved one because of an accident that was caused by another driver.

After you learn of the death, you are likely going to have to make final arrangements for the decedent. This is an emotionally and financially devastating thing to have to do. In some cases, the stress about money will make the other impacts of the death seem even more serious.

Unsafe driving activities that can injure or kill people

Driving safely is a duty that all drivers should uphold. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. For some drivers, trying to hurry up and get to their destination is the most important thing -- even if it means putting other people in danger.

When drivers don't drive like they should, there is a risk that people who are on the road with them will be injured or even killed in an accident. Here are some of the things that drivers might do that can lead to serious crashes:

Hold distracted drivers accountable for harming you in a crash

The jolt of a car crash is something that is rather shocking. Many people who are struck by other vehicles never see the accident coming. This means that you don't have time to brace yourself. In these cases, you might end up facing some very serious injuries.

Now, imagine that you find out that the driver who struck you did so because he or she was checking Instagram or posting something on social media. This information might make you downright livid, and rightly so.

Hashtags show startling Instagram use behind the wheel

Hashtags are used to sort posts on social media, allowing people to label them so that other users can search through those labels. The Auto Insurance Center noticed that people tended to use specific hashtags if they were taking pictures or selfies while driving. To see how many drivers were distracted, they went through and counted up the amount of different hashtags that were used.

The study found that using Instagram behind the wheel was a serious distraction, and it's only getting worse. In 2014, they found 13,802 driving-related hashtags. By 2015, it jumped to 32,376. In 2016, it hit a new high of 71,856, a startling jump in just 12 months.

Misdiagnosis can lead to traumatic experiences

The diagnosis of cancer is difficult for anyone to hear. However, what if that diagnosis is incorrect? You might end up undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or other treatments that are unnecessary. If this occurs and you eventually find out that you never had cancer, you might feel elated at first.

Your elation might eventually turn to being upset about the situation. This will probably come when you sit down and realize all the pain and interventions you endured only to find out that they weren't needed.

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