Articles by Staff

Settlement Loans – A Costly Decision

by Staff | June 29th, 2012

Securing a loan against your potential settlement can cost you the entire net settlement, leaving you with nothing at the end of the settlement.  Here is how it works:  you are involved in an accident and your car is totaled.  You have to buy a new car, your doctor will not clear you to go […]

Insurance Carriers Gather Private Data to Set Rates

by Staff | June 18th, 2012

Automobile insurance companies are ramping up efforts to determine what rate to charge you for auto insurance based on how you drive your car.  With the use of systems installed in cars that can transmit data to a satellite and data networks, the insurance carriers can determine whether to increase your rates based upon how […]

The Myth of Full Coverage

by Staff | June 4th, 2012

What does the term “full coverage” mean to you?  Do you think that if you cause an accident and someone gets hurt, you are protected by your “full coverage?”  Do you think that the total cost of repairing the other car you damaged will be paid by your insurance company because you have “full coverage?”  […]

Your Car Might Testify Against You

by Staff | November 11th, 2011

Roughly 85% all cars are now equipped with a “black box” known as an event data recorder capable of recording a multitude of driving actions, including your steering pattern, pre-impact speed, brake application and seatbelt use.  It can be used as evidence against you in a criminal and civil case.  In a criminal or civil […]

Scrubs’ Bacteria May Transmit MRSA To Patients

by Staff | September 5th, 2011

Hospital uniforms worn by doctors and staff tested positive for germs that can cause drug-resistant MRSA and pneumonia according to a study of hospital clothing published in the American Journal of Infection Control.   In the study, half of the clothing tested found one or more types of germs, and 11 percent of those bugs […]

Private Doctors Overtaken By Huge Hospitals

by Staff | August 25th, 2011

The worst thing about this new business model is that it frequently does not lead to improved care