Articles Tagged with car-accident-attorney-in-fort-myers

The country’s frail elder and disabled residents are increasingly receiving care in their own home – as opposed to placement in nursing homes. olderwoman

This arrangement is often beneficial in that, when done right, it can provide a greater sense of autonomy and comfort than one might experience in an institutional setting. Beyond that, it saves the government money.

However, the problem is caregivers often aren’t adequately trained or thoroughly supervised. Some work for home health care agencies, while others are family members who are paid for their caregiving services by the state. In both cases, an investigation by Kaiser Health News revealed patients are at an increasing risk of abuse, neglect and maltreatment.

Not long ago, an 8-year-old student in Ponte Vedra Beach was struck by a vehicle shortly after stepping off the school bus, which still had its stop sign activated and red lights flashing. schoolbus1

The child was left in serious condition, and the teen driver of the car ticketed for passing a stopped school bus. But what, if any, liability did the school have in the case?

Fort Myers child injury lawyers know that a similar question was raised recently in New York in the case of Williams v. Weatherstone, heard by the New York Court of Appeals. The court relied heavily on the issue of control. That is, the court wanted to know what degree of control the school had over the student at the time of the crash.