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What if My Crash Was Due to an Object Falling Off a Passing Vehicle?

No one likes to end up driving behind a vehicle that looks like it is carrying too much cargo or a load that is not properly secured. If an object from a car or debris from a truck suddenly flew off and hit your vehicle, it could lead to a…

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PKSD Newsletter: Child Safety at Halloween and Beyond

Halloween has always been a fun time of year for children who cannot wait for an excuse to put on a costume. Whether driving your trick-or-treaters around or staying closer to home, we have some useful guidelines to help keep your children from harm on Halloween and throughout the year….

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Nursing Home Liability for Failure to Follow Care Plans After a Fall

Falling is a leading concern for residents in long-term care. Many residents are frail for age-related reasons, making them more prone to having a fall. For others, however, the risk is greater because of an underlying medical condition that may make the consequences after a fall more dangerous. PKSD explains…

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How is Fault Determined for a Blind Spot Crash?

Getting behind the wheel of any vehicle carries inherent risks. This is not surprising since driving involves heavy pieces of machinery traveling the same roads, often at high speed. Blind spots are just one of the ever-present hazards. Many drivers may take care to use their mirrors before turning or…

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Who is Responsible for an Accident Caused by Obstructing Traffic?

Roadways are intended for the movement of vehicles. However, when a driver breaks down, travels below the posted speed limit, or causes a crash that blocks the roadway, this can obstruct traffic and create another accident. Roadways should be cleared safely and as quickly as possible to avoid a potentially…

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PKSD Newsletter: What Tort Reform is Doing to Our Constitutional Liberties

Millions of dollars are currently being poured into new tort reform laws across the country. The financing for these proposed legal changes is being provided by wealthy industry giants. If they succeed, how do these proposed changes affect the American public? Do you know what tort reform is doing to…

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Do Car Safety Systems Cause More Distracted Driving?

Newer cars today include more high-tech systems, such as lane-keeping and adaptive cruise control assistance. However, do these systems always work as intended? Could car safety systems cause more distracted driving and maybe even increase the risk of a crash? Read on to learn more about car safety systems today,…

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Fake Diagnoses Hiding Increased Nursing Home Abuse of Antipsychotic Drugs

Long-term care facilities have long been criticized for the overuse of antipsychotic drugs on residents in their care. Not only do these drugs pose an extreme health risk for the elderly, but they are also widely abused in nursing homes as a way to manage difficult patients. PKSD shares a…

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Why COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Were Significantly Underreported

Early in the pandemic, it was clear that the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths occurred in long-term care facilities around the country. The statistics, as shared by the federal National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), are grim enough, however, they are also significantly underreported. Nursing homes and other long-term…

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Can I Seek Compensation After a Single-Car Crash?

When two or more vehicles are involved in a crash, the at-fault party’s insurer is typically responsible for the damages. If you get hurt in a single-car crash, however, you may wonder if or how you can recover compensation. What legal options do injured victims have in this situation? At…

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