Pediatric PTSD: Was Your Child Injured?

Like adults, children may also experience PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, after a serious trauma or injury. Children’s emotional responses to injury are different than the emotional responses of adults, and parents and professionals alike need to understand this and be able to recognize the symptoms of PTSD, so they can help children recover from the trauma of a serious injury. […]

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Dangerous Boat Designs Maim and Kill

Taking a boat out for a weekend ride should be a fun way to spend an afternoon in the summer, but consumer safety experts are warning of flaws in some boat designs that are increasing the risk of accidents and injuries on the water. After several serious injuries and fatalities have occurred on the water in recreational boats, consumers are […]

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What Higher Liability Insurance Minimums in Nevada Can Mean for You

As if July 1, 2018, the minimum coverage amounts for automobile liability insurance in Nevada went up, increasing the chances that payouts will be sufficient to cover injuries and other damages that result from car accidents. Under the new law, minimums went from $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident to $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident. Those who […]

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Driving with Dementia

Cognitive impairments significantly limit an individual’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Motorists with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or severe mental illness have a diminished capacity that makes it difficult to estimate traffic flow, follow directions, or process information provided by road signs. This increases the risk of motor vehicle accidents and can leave the individual liable for the personal injuries, […]

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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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Shedding Some Light on Car Accidents at Night

Driving at night raises the risk of car accidents significantly because of reduced visibility, driver fatigue, and increased drug and alcohol use. Although driving during the nighttime hours typically means less traffic, over 40 percent of all road fatalities occur after the sun goes down. The risk of a traffic accident that causes a fatality is three times higher for […]

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Don’t Let Trailer Sway Put a Hitch in Your Trip

A swaying trailer is a dangerous driving condition that can be caused by weather, traffic conditions, driver negligence or inexperience. Swaying can cause drivers to lose control as the trailer fishtails behind the tow vehicle, resulting in property damage and serious injuries. An Unexpected Hazard Leaving McHenry on a family outing with the RV towed behind can be an exciting […]

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World-famous magician David Copperfield could stand to lose a significant chunk of money as a result of a personal injury lawsuit stemming from an incident that occurred in 2013 when an audience member was injured while participating in a trick. Recently, a judge ordered the magician to share the secret to his trick to determine whether or not the injured […]

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$18.7 Million Verdict Raises Awareness About Unsafe Truck and Bus Designs

Truck and bus designs that are unsafe put pedestrians and cyclists at tremendous risk, and a recent verdict of nearly $19 million highlights just how high this risk is. In a recent wrongful death and product liability lawsuit, the family of a deceased cyclist who was killed due to the poor design of a bus was awarded $18.7 million in […]

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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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