Every year, tens of thousands of people die as a result of preventable accidents. When people die due to these accidents, their loved ones may file a wrongful death suit to attempt to get justice for them, and hold those who caused the accident accountable. But what exactly is a wrongful death, and when can you sue someone for it?
Every property owner has a legal responsibility to protect the safety of anyone on the premises of their building for a legitimate purpose. However, not every property owner does what they should, leading to otherwise preventable accidents and injuries. Here are seven ways that negligent property owners cause accidents:
On April 11-15, the Federal Highway Administration celebrated National Work Zone Awareness week, to help combat the dangers of work zone accidents. These sadly common occurrences lead to thousands of accidents every single year across the United States, endangering the lives of construction workers on these sites. But how do accidents happen in work zones in the first place? Continue reading “How Do Accidents Happen in Work Zones?”
Truck accidents are extraordinarily dangerous events, with around 5,000 people dying every year across the United States as a result. Part of this comes from the danger of the impact, but there are also other factors that need to be considered, which make truck accidents more dangerous than even other types of motor vehicle accidents. Here are five major ways that truck accidents can cause serious injuries:
It is estimated that around 90 to 95% of all personal injury claims are settled out of court, rather than proceeding to a judgment at trial. Despite this, many people simply do not understand how settlements are decided, or what factors go into determining how much a person receives in a settlement. So what, exactly, goes into determining how much someone receives in a personal injury settlement?
Premises liability accidents are, broadly speaking, the kinds of accidents that people experience due to people not taking adequate care of the premises of their own property. While this includes basic issues like cleaning up messes that might cause people to trip, or repairing potential hazards that people might injure themselves on, it also includes some less obvious causes of harm. Here are five unconventional types of premises liability accidents that hurt people all the time:
While anyone can potentially suffer from a trip and fall accident (also known as a slip and fall accident), the elderly are especially vulnerable to these types of accidents. Not only are they more likely to experience this type of accident, but when they do, they are more likely to suffer a severe injury. But what is it that makes the elderly so vulnerable to a trip and fall accident?
Every property owner has a responsibility to ensure the premises of their buildings are safe for anyone who enters them for a lawful purpose. While this includes obvious duties like cleaning up spills to prevent falls, an often overlooked responsibility is to ensure the premises have proper lighting. Because when a building has poor lighting, it can make things more dangerous for everyone.
Not every accident results in a serious injury, but by the same token, not every serious injury is immediately obvious. For various reasons, it is possible to suffer a potentially debilitating injury after an accident and not realize it. If you know the signs, however, you can potentially identify an undiagnosed injury and get it treated quickly. Here are five signs of an undiagnosed injury you should look out for after an accident:
Winter weather is always dangerous for people walking down the street, and this is especially true for those on the busy streets of New York City. If you do slip and fall on the sidewalk and get injured, however, you may wonder who you can hold to account. So that leaves the question of who exactly is responsible if you fall on a slippery sidewalk in New York City? Continue reading “Who is Responsible if You Fall on a Slippery Sidewalk in NYC?”