New Car Features May Be Promoting Distracted Driving

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Thursday, July 5, 2018. JACKSON, Mississippi. Distracted driving kills and injures. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that distracted driving left 3,450 people dead in 2016, and left another 391,000 people injured. While some safety features on new cars can decrease the risks of accidents, many of these safety features make cars safer when they take decision-making out of the equation. Automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings take some of the decision-making away from drivers to make cars safer. Yet, some new features on cars may be having the opposite effect. When people stop paying attention to the road and start paying more attention to

2019-11-08T08:36:57+00:00July 5th, 2018|

Hep C outbreak results in malpractice suit

On behalf of David Bowling of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Hospital Negligence on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Residents of Louisiana who are visiting hospitals rarely believe that they will contract an illness while receiving treatment for another. They are lead to believe that the hospital policies and procedures will prevent such a thing from happening. However, if an infection is released within a hospital, the resulting outbreak can cause long-term damage, and victims may choose to file a malpractice lawsuit. Two years ago, in 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention conFirmed that several patients being treated at two different medical centers contracted hepatitis C between the years of 2011 and 2015. More than

2019-11-08T08:31:09+00:00July 5th, 2018|

Could Objective Measurements of Pain Make Personal Injury Settlements Easier to Estimate?

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Thursday, July 5, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. Personal injury lawyers are uniquely aware of the subjectivity of assessing pain. On a scale of 1 to 10, one person's 9 might be another person's 8. A broken leg for a patient who works in an office might not be a big deal, while a broken leg for an elite athlete might mean the end of a season or even a career. Pain is subjective. Its subjectivity can sometimes make personal injury claims challenging. While victims are entitled to seek damages for pain and suffering, these damages are often based on the cost of medical care multiplied by another

2019-11-08T08:30:41+00:00July 5th, 2018|