Erie has been bombarded with snow and ice in the past few weeks with additional winter weather still in the forecast. Given the harsh winter conditions, it is prudent to review some of the basic winter weather safety tips that can help you avoid injury and damage from severe weather conditions.
Some families begin holiday decorating before or on Thanksgiving Day. If you are preparing to decorate your home for the holidays, these holiday decorating safety tips can make your home safe and beautify this holiday season.
Pennsylvania, like all other states, requires drivers to purchase and maintain minimum liability insurance coverage to protect others in the event they cause a motor vehicle accident. Liability insurance pays compensation to victims of a car accident. Examples of damages that a victim may claim in a car accident include medical expenses, loss of income, property damage, emotional suffering, and physical damage.
The minimum liability insurance requirements for Pennsylvania drivers are:
- Bodily injury liability insurance in the amount of $15,000 for one person and $30,000 per accident
- Property damage liability insurance in the amount of $5,000
- Medical benefits coverage in the amount of $5,000. Medical benefits coverage pays your medical bills and the medical bills of others covered under your policy regarding of who caused the accident.
Medical malpractice can involve anything from amputating the wrong limb to neglecting a patient or injuring a child during birth. So, with such a wide variance, how do you know what constitutes a medical malpractice case? The truth is, that is changing all the time. For the sake of our discussion, we’ll just focus on the more common examples of medical malpractice situations.
Birth Injuries as Medical Malpractice
Brain injuries can cause cerebral palsy or erb’s palsy. Neck injuries can result in nerve damage, and tiny bones can break during the rigors of childbirth. If the medical professional did not practice reasonable care to avoid injury, they may be subject to a medical malpractice suit.