According to a study cited by Men’s Health, about 70 percent of people who visit the emergency department for car accident injuries still feel pain six weeks afterward. The vast majority of these patients report pain in either their neck or back.
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.
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.
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.
According to CNBC, medical bills are the primary reason why people file for bankruptcy. The cost of treatment after a serious car accident, slip and fall, or medical malpractice can be exorbitant. The financial burden can be particularly worrisome if you cannot return to work; however, if your injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or organization, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses by filing a personal injury claim.
An Alexandria man was killed in a five-vehicle wreck that involved two 18-wheelers. According to KALB, the accident occurred on Interstate 10 at around 5:30 p.m. when one of the truck drivers failed to slow down in congested traffic.
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, 2.35 million Americans sustain injuries in motor-vehicle collisions annually. The vast majority of these injuries occur in preventable accidents that arise as a result of distracted, reckless, or drunk driving.
When an unexpected accident occurs, what are the appropriate steps you should take following the mishap? Do you file a claim through your insurance company or is the other individual responsible for the accident? In that case, are you permitted to file an injury claim through their insurer? What if you are required to have a surgical procedure done? How are you going to cover these expenses? Who is going to pay for the financial hardship you are suffering from…