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.
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.
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.
You might assume that buying a new vehicle would be far safer than purchasing a used car. Although this is usually true, some new vehicles have dangerous defects that cause serious accidents and fatal injuries.
As you may already suspect, a pedestrian accident is likely to end with serious injuries or death. Unfortunately, even if you use crosswalks and follow other traffic laws, all it takes is one drunk or distracted driver to cause a tragedy.
If you were injured by a negligent driver, you probably expect his or her insurance company to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. However, insurance companies are businesses, and they look for any possible excuse to deny and undervalue claims.
The costs of healthcare bills and lost income can be exorbitant after a car accident. This is particularly true when someone sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Sports equipment, kitchen appliances, furniture – just about any type of product can have a dangerous defect. According to Statista, federal agencies in the United States issued 4,217 product recalls in 2015, most of which involved dangerous defects. If you were injured by a defective product, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and commercial drivers are often on the road for 11 hours per day. Although truckers tend to have more experience behind the wheel than the average driver, 18-wheeler accidents are still alarmingly common. In 2014, these collisions killed more than 3,900 people and injured approximately 111,000.
Car accident scenes are often rife with confusion, shock, and depression. It may seem impossible to think clearly, but it is important to remember that your statements and actions at the crash scene and during the weeks that follow will have a profound impact on your ability to file a personal injury claim.