Rude Awakening: Drowsy Driving Causes Serious Accidents. Victims are Entitled to Compensation
According to new research by the American Automobile Association (AAA), drivers who miss two to three hours of sleep a day more than quadruple their risk of getting involved in a crash, compared to drivers who sleep for seven hours.
Got a Beef with the Beef? Food Poisoning Victims May Be Entitled to Substantial Compensation
Posted by: Admin on November 22, 2016 in Personal Injury
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that roughly one in six Americans get sick from food-borne diseases each year, and another 3,000 will die. Victims contract food poisoning through consumption of food containing bacteria or viruses. Generally speaking, a food poisoning victim can sue a restaurant for food poisoning if the law and evidence sufficiently support that personal injury or wrongful death claim. Additionally, claims may, in certain cases, be made against a grower, food processor and/or distributor. If you or a loved one have been stricken with a food-borne-related illness, your rights are at stake—you need to seek immediate legal advice.
Buyer Beware – Shopping Can Cause Injuries and Lead to High Medical Bills
With the holiday season just around the corner, you may think that the biggest pain point caused by shopping occurs in the area around your wallet. Yet shopping (excluding online shopping) is like any other activity that takes place in the real world—it is fraught with risks.
Whiplash Can Cause Debilitating Pain and Lead to High Medical Bills
It all happened so fast…
There you were, driving home from work late one afternoon, minding your own business, thinking back on the day’s events and contemplating dinner just like you’ve done every other day of every other week. Except on this day, WHACK!
Big Truck Accidents Can Cause Injury or Death
Big trucks cause big accidents for motorists—and even pedestrians. Official statistics show that one out of every eight automobile accident fatalities involve large trucks, and every 16 minutes, a crash or collision involving a big truck occurs. In most big truck accidents, liable parties that can be sued may include the driver of the truck, the commercial vehicle owner, the owner of the freight, the employer of the driver, the manufacturer of the truck cab, trailer or other truck equipment, and even third-party maintenance companies.
ATV/Three-Wheeled Vehicle Accidents Can Cause Injury or Death
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are popular recreational vehicles, used and enjoyed by thousands of Americans each year, but they can be extremely dangerous under a variety of circumstances, and when accidents occur, they can cause serious injuries or even death.
Farming Accidents Put Agricultural Workers at Risk of Injury or Death
No doubt about it: Farm work is tough work. Anyone who has worked on a farm knows all-too-well the intense demands that this work places on them—physical labor, often in dim light or poor weather, repetitive movements for many tasks, and work with and around large and dangerous machinery. Every year, thousands of farm workers are injured and hundreds more die in farming accidents.
Road Construction Zone Accidents Put Workers at Risk of Injury or Death
This year’s “orange barrel season” here in Northeast Ohio was a busy one. From highways and main thoroughfares to side streets, it seemed like those dreaded barrels appeared at nearly every turn. While road construction can cause delays and headaches for motorists, it’s necessary to keep our infrastructure safe and efficient. Yet road construction-related accidents are an all-too-frequent occurrence. There is one work zone injury every nine minutes—and 160 per day. Tragically, one work zone fatality occurs every eight hours—and three per day.
Repetitive Stress Injuries Can Put You on the Sidelines
Most often, people think of workplace injuries in terms of a single incident – i.e., a trench collapse, a fall from a scaffold or roof, an explosion or another excruciatingly painful, life-altering event. Yet most injuries on the job are the result of repetitive movements that are performed day after day, over and over again, for months or even years.
Football Season is Concussion Season
All team sports carry some risk of injury. Yet American football is certainly among the most injury-prone sport played here in the U.S. Each year, countless football injuries – from knee and ankle injuries to shoulder separations, lacerations, contusions and more – occur on high school and college football fields. Yet head injuries, including concussions, have drawn the most attention lately—and for good reason.