Distracted Driving: Parking Lot Accidents
Posted by: Admin on June 29, 2015 in
A parking lot isn’t the first place that comes to mind when thinking about distracted driving and traffic accidents. Yet, it may surprise you to learn that according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 20 percent of vehicle accidents and more than half of back-over injuries take place in parking lots. Further, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that one of ten property crimes occur in a parking lot or garage. So, what can you do to protect yourself and other drivers and pedestrians?
Distracted Driving and the Increased Risks of Bicycle Accidents
Posted by: Admin on June 17, 2015 in
Summertime is here and outdoor activities are in full swing, including cycling. As more and more people trade in their cars for bicycles, it’s a good time to take a look at cycling safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while only 1% of all trips taken in the U.S. are by bicycle, bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and deaths than occupants of motor vehicles do.
The Rising Cost of Distracted Driving on the Workplace
Posted by: Admin on June 10, 2015 in
When you think about workplace safety, driving isn’t typically one of the first things that come to mind. After all, unless it’s the trucking industry, or other businesses involving professionally trained drivers, driving occurs mostly outside of working hours. However, employers pay a substantial cost for car crashes that occur off the job.
The Rising Cost of Distracted Driving: Facts and Stats
Distracted driving has been around as long as there have been cars. From adjusting the radio and eating to texting and talking on the phone, it only takes one second of glancing away from the road to cause an accident. The results can be deadly.
How to Determine Fault in Trucking Crashes
The process for determining fault in crashes involving a commercial truck can be complex. Crashes involving commercial trucks often have a number of contributing factors such as driver error, weather, roadway conditions, and vehicle malfunctions which may complicate the liability determination. A thorough investigation that takes into account all these factors, as well as statements of witnesses and reports made by the highway patrol or local police must be conducted to determine which driver was at fault. Ultimately, the driver or drivers who are determined to be at fault for causing the accident will be responsible for compensating any person who was injured or killed in the accident.
Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury caused by a Motor Vehicle Accident
Every year, 2.4 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Of these injuries, over 17% are caused by automobile accidents according to the CDC. However, evidence of TBI is not always immediately apparent.
Hit and Run Car Accidents
A hit and run accident can have devastating consequences not only to the victim, but to the members of the victim's family. Recently, a 5th grade teacher from Shaker Heights was killed by a hit and run driver while he was out jogging around 5:30 pm on January 24, 2015. The driver had been stopped by the police for a traffic violation and when the police approached the vehicle the driver fled the scene. The car was found abandoned down the road from the scene of the accident and the driver had disappeared. The family was left with a great loss and many unanswered questions.
Traumatic Brain Injuries in Teenagers
Traumatic brain injury has been defined as a physiological disruption of brain function resulting from trauma both external (an object striking the head or the head striking an object) and/or internal (the rapid acceleration/deceleration of the brain within the skullcap). The causes of brain injury in teenagers differ from both pediatric and adult brain injury.
Can I Afford a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Posted by: Admin on February 16, 2015 in Workers Compensation
Can I afford a Workers' Compensation attorney?
At NRS Injury Law you can.
Our workers’ compensation attorney fees are earned on a contingent basis.
Is Your New Facebook Friend a Cop or An Insurance Investigator?
Posted by: Admin on February 11, 2015 in Social Media in Litigation
A United States Federal District Court judge has ruled that photos and other information obtained by police using an undercover Instagram account could be admitted into evidence in court despite the fact that this information was obtained without the authority of a search warrant. In that case, the judge ruled that the prosecution could admit into evidence photographs of property that was allegedly stolen and then photos of that property was subsequently posted on the defendant's Instagram account, thereby linking him to the theft.