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Tell Congress to Oppose H.R. 1215, Protect Your Rights

Congress is considering legislation to make it more difficult for injury victims and their families to pursue just compensation through lawsuits and hold negligent parties accountable for their carelessness. House Resolution 1215, which bears the deceptive title “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” favors the insurance and health care industries over injury victims and at-risk patients in cases related to medical malpractice, nursing home neglect or abuse, and dangerous prescription drugs or medical devices.

H.R. 1215 would cap noneconomic damages in lawsuits against health care providers at $250,000—even in wrongful death cases that involve multiple defendants—and limit the periodic payment of future damages. The measure would also grant immunity in product liability cases to health care workers who prescribe or dispense prescription drugs.

This bill would reduce accountability for the health care community while increasing the burden on injury victims and hampering attorneys’ abilities to secure adequate compensation for those with extensive medical expenses or who require costly long-term care. If you agree that it is unacceptable for Congress to restrict your rights and eliminate your ability to hold certain health care providers liable, please contact your representatives and ask them to vote “No” on H.R. 1215.

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 1215 next week, so it’s important to act as soon as possible. Please visit www.takejusticeback.com/ProtectPatients to learn more about the measure and find contact information for your local officials in Congress. The site also features a sample letter you can forward to your representatives.

Thank you for your attention to this serious matter. Together, we can preserve fair access to the civil justice system.

How To Share the Road With Motorcycle Riders

As a driver, you’ve probably had a close call with a motorcycle. For instance, if a motorcycle was in your blind spot, you may not have seen them before you changed lanes.

Motorcyclists take their safety seriously by watching out for other vehicles and refraining from dangerous stunts like lane-splitting, but you can play a role in their safety as well.

When you’re driving a truck or car, it’s important to realize that driving a motorcycle is a different experience. Their small size and fast nature can make them intimidating, but you need to know how to coexist when you’re driving alongside one. By providing more information, we hope to make it easier to share the road and reduce the risk of motorcycle accidents. Continue reading “How To Share the Road With Motorcycle Riders”

Can I Sue A Drunk Driver?

Saint Patrick’s Day is near.  It is a fun filled day with parades and green beer.  Unfortunately, some partiers drink too much and drive drunk sometimes resulting in tragic accidents.  The lawyers at Hagelgans & Veronis have the knowledge and resources to go after drunk drivers and their insurance companies.   Each lawyer in the firm has over 25 years of experience fighting drunk drivers who cause injury and death to innocent victims.  Hagelgans & Veronis has recovered over 250 million dollars for their clients in the past 20 years. Continue reading “Can I Sue A Drunk Driver?”