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A common and serious injury that occurs in accidents involving an impact to the head is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of the 1.7 million who sustain a TBI each year in the United States: 52,000 die; 275,000 are hospitalized; and 1.365 million are treated and released from an emergency department.
Passenger Van Statistics The U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, analyzed data from fatal crashes between 1990 and 2002. During that time period, there were 1,576 15-passenger vans involved in fatal crashes that resulted in 1,111 fatalities to occupants of such vans.
If you have been involved in an accident with a semi-truck, it may be necessary for you to obtain documents that show the safety history and the regulation violations of the trucking company that was involved in the accident. Jacksonville Freedom of Information Act Requests In a Duval County trucking accident case, one common mistake that many inexperienced personal injury ...
The 2012 Traffic Safety Facts, provided by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, provides that in 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed  in motor vehicle traffic accidents, an increase of 7 percent from the 4,630 motorcyclists killed in 2011. There were also 93,000 motorcyclists injured during 2012, a 15 percent increase from 81,000 in 2011.
A fracture is a damaged bone and a facial break refers to any injury that leads to a broken bone or bones of the face. The frequent reason behind fractures is car accidents. In a Jacksonville car crash, injuries in many cases are caused by the tire, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side window, shattered glass or baby car seats.
Motorcycle accidents lead to numerous different types of injuries including herniated or ruptured spinal discs. Spinal discs are made of supple pads that fill in the gap between the bones in the spinal column or vertebrae. A slipped disc happens when the inner material of the spinal disc swells, causing pressure on the outer membrane and the spinal cord.
Any store that welcomes customers onto the property has a duty to keep them reasonably safe. An “unreasonable” condition that contributes to a fall can lead to an injury claim against the store. Whether it’s a “big box” nationwide chain, a grocery chain or a local independent retailer, any business that invites the public onto its premises is obligated to take certain steps t ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration provides that in 2010, there were 87,606 crashes in work zones. That administration also provides that during the past 5 years in work zone crashes more than 4,400 persons died (85 percent of which was the driver or passenger) and 200,000 persons were injured.
The term “mild brain injury” can be misleading. The term “mild” is used in reference to the severity of the initial physical trauma that caused the injury. It does not indicate the severity of the consequences of the injury. The Centers for Disease Control , as part of its Report to Congress on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States, developed the following defi ...
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence  confirms that marijuana use leads to impaired drivers: “Since marijuana is the second most commonly used drug associated with drinking and drugged driving after alcohol, it is important to understand why it is particularly dangerous. THC, the high producing element in marijuana, affects areas of the brain that contro ...
In 2012, there were 3,921 people killed in crashes involving large trucks according to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Further, in 2012, there were 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks, an increase of 18 percent from 88,000 in 2011.
In 2015, the state of Florida had 374,031 auto collisions causing 243,234 injuries. While there may be just as many myths about accidents as accidents themselves, the most common myths include: MYTH: You don’t need to pull over, exchange information or file a police report if you are involved in a minor accident.
Concussions are a common diagnosis following a motor vehicle collision. No matter whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident or pedestrian mishap, it is essential that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some people can sustain concussions and not even realize it at first following a motor vehicle accident.
When it comes to settling a car crash case, the facts of your individual case will determine how long it will take to settle. This is one of the most pressing questions that clients have following a car accident and one of the most difficult to answer. The length of time it will take to settle your car accident case can vary depending on a number of factors.
If you were a passenger involved in a car accident, you generally have an easier case to prove than the driver does. Why? Because as a passenger, you do not have to worry about proving liability because one of the drivers will likely be liable. Filing a Passenger Injury Claim If you are a passenger injured in a car accident, your personal injury claim will proceed just like ...
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car crash, you are probably wondering what the best way to proceed will be. Seek Medication Attention: Most importantly, it is critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible following a car crash, even if you do not think you are hurt. Information Gathering Stage: It is critical to gather certain information while yo ...
How Much Will I Get for Damages?: If you are making a claim for property damage you may be entitled to some of the following damages: Vehicle damage Personal property damage Car rental Out-of-pocket expenses The insurance company will extend a settlement offer to you based on the information and documentation you provide.
Can I Sue for a Wrongful Death? April 13, 2016 Eric Block No comments A wrongful death claim is usually filed by a representative of the estate of the deceased victim, on behalf of survivors who had a relationship with the victim. Exactly who those survivors are will vary from state to state. Some of the people who may be entitled to sue and recover for their loss include th ...
Florida and Mandatory Helmet Laws A number of states have enacted statutes requiring the use of protective equipment when riding a motorcycle. Some of these laws require that a motorcycle rider and their passenger wear equipment such as goggles or face shields. Florida is no exception. In Florida, the law requires that all riders younger than 21 years old wear helmets, without exception.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering if you should settle or go to trial. In making this determination, you and your attorney will likely begin by calculating your potential damages. Like in most personal injury cases, damages are divided into two categories: Special Damages: damages capable of exact calculation.