Sometimes, a bit of planning can go a long way to forestalling negative consequences. This is especially true when planning for a disaster. We all know that planning for a blizzard or a flood should happen before the first snowflake falls or the water appears at our doors, but what about planning in case something terrible like a car crash ever happens? Although no one wants to think about it, the best time to plan on how to handle a vehicle accident is before it ever takes place!
Many people are confused by some of the legal terms used when discussing personal injury accidents. What does it mean to be “at fault” for an accident? Can that only happen if someone is negligent? What is the standard behavior that must meet before the person is responsible for damages? These types of questions are not always easy to answer, and the answers can affect whether you recover compensation for your injury case. Therefore, it is very important to have an attorney who has experience dealing with cases involving personal injury, particularly in how to evaluate the worth of those cases.
When someone is injured in a vehicle accident, there is a fairly well-defined number of parties that may bear responsibility for the injuries involved. Obviously, the at-fault driver of the car may be held liable, as well as anyone else who contributed to the accident: a bartender who overserved a drunk driver; a mechanic who failed to maintain the car in working order; or a maintenance worker who did not repair a stop light that failed at the time of the crash. ￼
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.
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.
Nothing could be more exciting than riding a speeding snowmobile or a fast-moving ATV across the beautiful Alaskan landscape, but this recreational activity comes at a steep cost for some. ATV accidents tend to cause serious life-changing and life-threatening injuries, particularly among young people, and the number of these types of accidents seems to be increasing.
Motorcycle crashes are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in vehicle accidents. When adjusted for population, motorcycle crashes are 29 times more likely to be fatal for the rider or passenger than car crashes, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Additionally, one out of every hundred motorcycle riders is … 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
You may hear the term “discovery” in connection with legal matters. What does this term mean? How is it important to victims of personal injury, and how do personal injury attorneys use discovery to help their clients collect monetary damages for their injuries?
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