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
If you have been the victim of an accident, it is very likely that at some point you may receive a settlement offer from an insurance company. Many victims assume that these companies are fair and above-board, so they accept these offers without hesitation. It is only later that they realize that the offer was far too small to meet their medical needs, much less to pay for lost wages, damages to property, and other real expenses, not to mention intangibles such as pain and suffering.
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.