Every year, an estimated 11,000 people are killed across the United States by drunk drivers, with about a third of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in New York involving drunk driving as a factor. This makes it one of the primary causes of motor vehicle fatalities, as well as other injuries from auto accidents. Here are five things you need to know about drunk driving accidents:
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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most devastating types of injuries that people can suffer. Surprisingly, however, it has a reputation as the “invisible injury” because it so often goes undiagnosed, with some people not realizing they have one for months or even years. But how can someone have a TBI and not know it, and what should you do if you believe you might have one?
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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?
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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:
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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?”
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?
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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.
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The time after getting into an auto accident can be extremely distressing, even if you walked away from it seemingly fine. Unfortunately, there are a number of ways you can potentially endanger yourself and make it harder for you to obtain compensation for any harm that you or your loved ones have suffered. Here are five common mistakes people make after they get into an auto accident: Continue reading “Five Mistakes People Make After Getting Into an Auto Accident”
Motorcycles are notorious for being particularly dangerous, with motorcycle accidents having a much higher rate of serious injury and death compared to other types of motor vehicle accidents. The reasons why this is, however, can be somewhat complicated. Here are five things that make motorcycle accidents far more hazardous:
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All workplaces are subject to safety regulations that are intended to protect workers from preventable harm. Some workplaces, such as construction sites, deal with far more regulations than others, due to the high risk of harm they pose to their workers. Unfortunately, not every employer follows the rules, leading to safety violations that can result in serious harm. But what happens when someone is hurt due to a workplace safety violation, and what should you do about it if it happens to you?
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