Personal injury can happen at any time, but the winter months always seem to see an increase in certain types of accidents. Everything from walking to riding in a vehicle is a bit more dangerous when there is ice and snow present, so many falls, trips and other injuries occur even when people are just going about their daily routines. When engaging in sports and leisure activities, the number of accidents may be even higher.
Generally speaking, people do not act maliciously towards each other in ways that they think will lead to serious injuries or worse. However, despite best intentions, accidents do occur and people do make mistakes that cause suffering in others. When these situations arise, people need to be able to stand up for their legal rights so that they can recapture the losses they have incurred and be made as whole as possible. The way to accomplish this is to file an Alaska personal injury lawsuit against those who may be responsible for their current position.
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.
According to most state laws, owners of private property have a duty to keep their properties safe for visitors. What this means can be interpreted in several different ways, but there are some basic facts that apply to most situations. In general, keeping property safe for visitors involves removing any hazards as soon as possible … Read more
Summer is in full swing, and everyone is heading outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures. While it is great to have a fun day outdoors, you should also be aware that certain types of accidents are more likely during warm weather. It is a good idea to be prepared and take precautions to … Read more
While all property owners have legal obligations to make their areas safe for visitors, businesses often have special rules that apply to them. This is because businesses see far more traffic, in most cases than an average residence or other private property. Businesses are often required by law to take reasonable steps to keep their … Read more
The term “chronic pain syndrome” is a broad phrase used to describe a complex set of conditions that sometimes occur after an injury. For those suffering from chronic pain syndrome, the consequences can be very serious; this condition may, in fact, cause life-long problems and result in serious disabilities for victims. Those who have suffered a personal injury accident and have experienced chronic pain syndrome, as a result, may be entitled to compensation from the person or business responsible for the accident. This compensation may include money to pay for a lifetime of care and treatment as well as damages for loss of ability to work and continuing pain and suffering.
Victims of accidents have to deal with several problems all at once. First, there is the physical pain and suffering associated with an injury. This can be relatively minor or it can be unbearable. Second, the victim, as well as his or her family, often has emotional trauma to deal with from the accident and … Read more
For many people, the term “personal injury accident” conjures up images of a minor injury from a car accident or a slip and fall. In most cases, these people reason, the negligent party has insurance coverage to pay for liability and compensate the victim. However, this picture is not always so simple, and it is often not even accurate.
One of the most common questions victims have is how much their personal injury claim is worth.
This is not a simple question to answer, as many factors can affect the value of a claim. On the other hand, there are some guidelines that help personal injury attorneys determine how much they should settle the case for if the defendant is willing to pay. These guidelines are fairly uniform and reflect the realities of many previous personal injury settlements.