Everyone loves enjoying the summer months with outdoor activities, especially in places where winter is so cold! However, being outdoors can also pose safety hazards that should not be ignored. There is often a surge in personal injuries during the summer months as people are outside and more active. Following some basic safety tips may help to prevent many of these injuries.
Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy great activities with friends and family. Unfortunately, summer is all too often a time when people wind up being injured in a wide range of accidents, as well. In order to have fun over the summer but also stay safe, it is important to be aware of the most common types of injuries that occur during the warmer months. Here is a list of summer’s most common injuries and how to avoid them, stay safe, and have a great vacation!
Sometimes experience is the best teacher. When it comes to some personal injury lawsuits, this is especially true. There are certain types of personal injury cases that require the services of an experienced lawyer who has already handled a number of similar cases in order to give you the best outcome. For example, because of their complicated nature, spinal cord injury cases are best handled not only by a personal injury attorney but by one who has experience in working with spinal cord cases in particular.
A recent injury televised nationally to millions of fans has put the spotlight on concussions as a form of traumatic brain injury, or TBI. When Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was injured on the field, many people began to ask: how serious is a concussion? Is it something to worry about? Can it cause long-term disability or injury? The answers to these questions may surprise you, particularly if you have been involved in a slip-and-fall or car accident that involved a mild head injury.
Spring is here once again, and many Alaskans are rejoicing over longer, warmer days and melting snow. However, there are still hazards, even during this beautiful season, that can lead to personal injury, particularly car accidents and slip-and-falls. If you are going to be out and about in the spring sunshine, take care to note these hazards and prepare for them accordingly so that you can stay safe!
Work-related injuries are more common than we think – according to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job, every seven seconds in the United States. While sometimes, these injuries are minor and do not cause any serious problems, they often result in lost workdays and can even lead to permanent disabilities.
Although the country’s law clearly states that employers are responsible for creating a safe working environment, it is practically impossible to eliminate the possibility of accidents, particularly in high-risk industries. However, this doesn’t mean employees cannot do anything than just accepting the consequences. They can make compensation claims for certain types of injuries.
There’s more news about the disturbing rise in pedestrian deaths in the U.S. A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the number of pedestrian deaths has reached a 28-year high.
We reported on this issue several months back when the results of a nearly global study were released.
After being offered just $50,000 by his employer following an injury on the job, a former employer was awarded $1.63 million by a jury.
Rather than taking the low-ball settlement offer, the victim was wise to secure the services of a personal injury lawyer who was not afraid to take the case all the way to court.
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers will talk about the specifics of the case, and the importance of selecting a lawyer with the courage to refuse a settlement and proceed to court.
We’ve warned Alaskans who are injured by someone else’s negligence to never attempt to negotiate with an insurance provider for a settlement without the legal expertise of an Alaska personal injury lawyer.
In this issue, we have yet another classic real-life illustration why it literally pays to let the process play out. After being seriously injured in a car accident, the insurance provider of the at-fault driver offered to settle the case for $15,000. The woman wisely declined, and was eventually awarded $1.2 million for her injuries – that’s about 80 times the original offer.
If you own a vehicle that has airbags made by Takata, you definitely need to have them replaced. In July, the latest death known to be caused by the faulty Takata equipment occurred in Louisiana.
In this issue, we’ll talk about why the Takata-made airbags are so dangerous, and talk about what you should do if you feel that you’ve been a victim.