As the New Year approaches, we would like to remind everyone to be safe out there. The following are tips to keep yourself aware and guarded against the possibilities of any accidents, injury or mistreatment that may happen along the way.
When dealing with medical staff in hospitals, during an emergency or in a physician’s office, take note of everything. Details are key in any case. Therefore, recording those particulars, any symptoms, and all medicine given is an important and crucial step in the courtroom.
Know Your Rights
As a patient and citizen, you have legal rights. The California Constitution was amended with a measure known as Marsy’s Law in 2008 to provide additional rights to victims. The measure states that first and foremost victims are to be treated with fairness and respect for his or her privacy and dignity and to be free from intimidation, harassment, and abuse, throughout the criminal or juvenile justice process.
A member of our firm can help you in any clarification of your rights should an accident occur.
However, if you are injured at the hands of a negligent person, you have the right to be heard, seen and helped. When an accident happens, it can affect many facets of life, emotionally and financially. Competent client representation and compassionate concern are what we at Raynes Erickson offer to you and your loved ones.
An estimated one to two million Americans aged 65 or older is injured, exploited or otherwise mistreated by someone each year, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. Please be vigilant with those involved in the care of your loved ones.
In this holiday season as we buy and wrap gifts to put under the tree, be aware of which products come with warranties and many warning labels. Products can be manufactured faulty, and one may be injured. These cases can be a bit tricky because you must show that your injury is in direct result to the product not holding up to their intended manufactured use.
This is just a small list that Raynes Erickson would like you to consider in your daily activities of 2018. Be aware, be vigilant and be safe.
If you need representation in a legal matter contact us today for a free, no obligation, confidential legal consultation.
Happy New Year.
Raynes Erickson Attorneys at Law