Category: Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

Who Is Liable for Automatic Gate Injuries?

Negligence, human error or equipment malfunction can cause automatic gate accidents and property owners, service providers, and manufacturers may be liable for injuries and other losses. Automatic gates have caused property damage, disabling injuries, and even fatalities. Types of Liability in Automatic Gate Accidents When an automatic gate malfunctions, the weight, and force of a moving gate can easily maim […]

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Injured in the Stands

Visiting a sporting event should be an enjoyable outing, but when someone is injured or killed while in the stadium, determining who is liable is not always easy. Does the fan assume the risk and forfeit any right to sue? Is the facility at fault due to poor construction or maintenance? Could another entity be to blame? Answering these questions […]

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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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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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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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