Everyone slips or trips on occasion. Fortunately, in most scenarios, the greatest damage incurred is embarrassment.
Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to protect both employers and their employees in the event that someone is injured on the job. Each state has its own coverage requirements, and companies that do not abide by them can find themselves in serious financial trouble.
According to KATC, the former pledge of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who caused a fatal collision last year after falling asleep at the wheel is now suing the fraternity. The victim of the incident in question, a 24-year-old student from Uzbekistan, was walking along Johnston Street during the 2016 homecoming weekend when the pledge veered off the road, striking him.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your family’s wish list for the holiday season. Even if you avoid going out on Black Friday, you may want to get a jump on your Christmas shopping by taking advantage of the many sales on Cyber Monday.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the more serious kinds of injuries that you can sustain in a motor vehicle collision. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBIs are responsible for approximately 30 percent of all injury deaths.
Chiropractic care can effectively treat all kinds of soft tissue injuries including strains, whiplash, and contusions. It can also relieve chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain stemming from various conditions. Because it actually addresses the underlying cause of pain instead of merely masking it, chiropractic care is a popular treatment among car accident victims.
Opioid addiction has become an epidemic in the United States. Unlike other drug problems that our country has faced in the past, the driving force behind opioid dependence is not the spread of criminal networks, but rather the misleading advertising campaigns funded by the pharmaceutical companies that are peddling these life-ruining drugs.
The website of Uber Technologies, Inc. describes the rideshare service as “the best way to get around” and stresses the importance of finding “a reliable ride to a safe destination.” You might think, then, that Uber goes to great lengths to ensure the safety of its passengers and will assume liability if one of its drivers causes an accident. But that’s not always the case.
When you ride as the passenger in someone else’s vehicle, you are essentially entrusting your life to the driver. Although riding shotgun typically occurs without incident, there’s always the chance that you could end up with debilitating injuries following a serious collision.
Motor vehicle collisions can be traumatizing, especially if serious injuries or substantial property damage occurs. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, researchers estimate that roughly 9 percent of individuals who survive car accidents develop post-traumatic stress disorder.