Category: Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

Trampoline Injuries: Who Is Liable?

Though households across America have trampolines in their backyards, these toys are notoriously dangerous and proving the liability when someone is injured is not always simple. Negligent supervision, defective parts, dangerous designs and hazardous property conditions may all play a part in a trampoline accident. If someone is injured on a trampoline, multiple entities may be able to be held […]

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A variety of factors contribute to the large number of pedestrian deaths that occur each year in the United States. While distracted drivers, impaired motorists, and risky driving behaviors cause a large number of fatalities, the actions of pedestrians themselves also cause deadly accidents. A review of the risk factors might help people understand why so many pedestrians are getting […]

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A Perfect Storm of Factors Has Created a Death Trap for Pedestrians

A combination of factors including an improved economy, lower gas prices, and increased instances of impaired driving and smartphone use has caused the death toll to rise for pedestrians. An estimated 5,984 pedestrians died in motor vehicle accidents in 2017. A study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found that pedestrians account for approximately 16 percent of all motor […]

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These 5 Areas Are Hotspots for Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians in Nevada are likelier to be involved in accidents in certain locations, and drivers must exercise additional precautions when they are traveling in those areas. Areas like parking lots, school zones, the locations of special events, urban areas and the streets during the holidays all present greater risks of pedestrian accidents. For every car trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times […]

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When water is not treated, it often contains germs and chemicals that can make people sick, cause disease outbreaks, and consumption can even result in fatality. Raw water is a trend among people seeking to consume food and beverages that are organic, natural, and untainted by harmful chemicals. News stories about potential dangers in tap water fuel the “raw water” […]

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Pulling the Trigger on Gun Injuries in the U.S

Gunshot injuries have increased in prevalence and severity in recent years and about 35% of victims are injured in shootings that are accidental. Increased awareness about gun safety can help prevent gun accidents that cause serious injuries and death. Gunshot Injuries Can Affect Anyone Almost 705,000 people were treated in emergency departments due to gun injuries between 2006 and 2014, […]

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Stun guns are often promoted as safe alternatives to guns, but Tasers can have harmful effects on the mind and body, sometimes resulting in substantial, and even fatal consequences. Current health conditions, chemical substances in the body and the duration of the shock may all have an impact on the health risks of stun guns. (Article continues below infographic) Dangers […]

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Failure to Vaccinate Is Making People Sick

Parents throughout the nation have chosen to opt out of routine childhood vaccinations, and as a result, the health and well-being of young children and the elderly are at stake. When victims become sick or lose their lives as a result of the failure to vaccinate, patients or their surviving family members can file a personal injury claim for negligence […]

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Many car seats are not installed or used correctly, resulting in serious injuries to children when the driver gets in a car accident. Properly installing a car seat is likely to improve child safety in the event of a car accident. (Article continues below infographic) Importance of Proper Installation of Car Seats About 75 percent of car seats are not […]

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The Dangers of Inadequate Warning Labels

When products are not labeled with pertinent warnings it can result in serious injuries and even death. Manufacturers have a duty to warn consumers of known dangers about their products. If they fail to provide adequate warnings, injured consumers may consider legal recourse. Types of Warnings The necessary product warning depends on the nature of the product and any associated […]

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