Category: Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

Most Dangerous Toys 2018

World Against Toys Causing Harm, a public safety group that keeps an eye on hazardous children’s products, has released its list of the top 10 most dangerous toys for 2018. The list of harmful toys is created annually in response to the number of toy-related injuries and accidents that have occurred in recent years. From 2014 to 2016, 35 children […]

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When Emergency Help Doesn’t Come

Emergency response delays can lead to more serious injury and, in some instances, death. Emergency medical professionals and other first responders are increasingly failing to arrive at the scene of medical problems in a timely manner. This is a complex problem with several underlying causes including staffing shortages, lack of resources, and funding problems. Late-Arriving Ambulances a Far-Reaching Problem The […]

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Why Are Lead Poisonings Increasing in Nevada?

Southern Nevada is seeing an increase in the number of lead poisoning cases among children, and researchers have not yet found the actual underlying cause. Increased screenings and a large number of older homes that still have lead paint are two potential reasons, but officials are still looking to determine why this sudden increase is happening. Increased Screening Leading to […]

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When Police Brutality Ends in Death

When police brutality ends in death, surviving family members can bring civil suits against the people and other entities that are responsible. By taking a stand, survivors can help ensure police killings are reduced in the future. In 2017, a record 1,129 people were killed in the United States at the hands of police officers. This was more than the […]

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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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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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