It’s easy to underestimate the amount of damage a fall can cause until you experience one firsthand. The National Floor Safety Institute estimates that falls contribute to nearly 1 million emergency room visits every year.
The death of a child is always a grievous tragedy—especially when the loss could have been prevented. In the United States, motor-vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among children, and the vast majority of collisions stem from driver errors.
No experience can match the heartbreak of losing a loved one. This is especially true when a family member dies unexpectedly due to the negligent or malicious actions of another person.
In 2015, nearly 90,000 motorcyclists suffered injuries in traffic accidents. Even with the proper safety gear, a motorcycle crash is likely to cause severe injuries or death. That danger might not deter you from cruising on your two-wheel thrill ride, but it is important that you know what to do in the event of a crash.
The roads can be treacherous on drinking holidays such as Memorial Day weekend. In addition to drunk drivers, holiday traffic congestion increases the risk of crashing.
You may already know that a motorcycle crash is likely to cause severe injuries. What you may not know, though, is that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents stem from human errors such as speeding, driving under the influence, and tailgating.
In personal injury cases, there are two categories of damages available under Louisiana law: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages include economic damages and non-economic damages; punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for particularly egregious behavior.
Nearly 80 percent of adults experience a back injury at some point. Depending on the severity, type, and location of a back injury, the cost of medical treatment can be exorbitant. If you cannot return to work while you recover, you may be concerned about your family’s financial stability.
The Advocate reports on a two-vehicle collision that injured five people. According to authorities, the accident occurred at the intersection of Scotland Avenue and Thomas Road at around 7 p.m.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, driving after remaining awake for 18 hours is similar to driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08. Much like inebriated motorists, drowsy drivers have a slower reaction time and difficulty focusing on the road ahead.