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Being involved in a bicycle accident is a traumatic experience that often leaves victims confused and uncertain about where to turn next. Between hospital bills, insurance claims, and pain and anxiety associated with your injuries, the weeks and months after an accident can be very difficult. Fortunately for victims, a personal injury lawyer can protect your legal rights and ma ...
Parents who send their children to school on a bus every day put an incredible amount of trust in the people responsible for its operation, and, thankfully, the vast majority of school bus trips occur without incident. Unfortunately, in some cases, the negligence of other people can result in serious accidents that can leave people injured.
With an abundance of good weather, the call of the open road beckons to many. Often, that means taking to the highway on a motorcycle. Although cruising the byways on a motorcycle can bring a powerful sense of freedom, the risk of serious injury or death is considerably higher while riding a motorcycle than when taking a comparable journey by automobile.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that there were approximately 50,000 pedal cyclists injured in 2014. When bicyclists are involved in collisions with motor vehicles, the results can be catastrophic. In many cases, victims sustain injuries lie broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), facial fractures, and even spinal cord injuries.
Motorcyclists are at a significant risk of injury every time they ride. Unlike a car or truck, motorcyclists are completely exposed to the elements and do not enjoy the increased safety that is afforded by features like airbags, seat belts, and crumple zones. As a result, other than riding safely, the only thing that motorcyclists can do to reduce their risk of injury is to we ...
Bicyclists are unquestionably vulnerable to serious injuries when they are involved in an accident, especially when crashes involve a motor vehicle such as a car or truck. Unfortunately, these kinds of incidents happen regularly, and there is no way you can reduce your risk of getting into an accident to zero without giving up riding entirely.
When you shop for holiday gifts for your children and other loved ones, you likely have zero intention of causing them harm. Instead, you likely focus on selecting gifts that will fulfill a specific request or will result in entertainment for your family. However, many toys and recreational products that make exciting gifts can also result in injury to your loved ones.
Head trauma can happen in a number of ways. No matter how a person hits their head, however, there is always the risk of damage to the brain that results in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The following are the most common causes of head trauma and TBI in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1 Falls – The CDC reports that 40.
There is no doubt that public attitudes towards marijuana have changed over the past few decades. Today, more than half of states have some form of legalized marijuana, and the Indiana House recently approved a bill that would allow people with epilepsy to use medical marijuana for treatment. As pot use has become more acceptable socially and legally, many states have seen an ...
Many types of accidents can result in head injuries, including motor vehicle collisions, pedestrian accidents, sports injuries, and falls, among others. If you are in any type of accident and bump your head or suffer a jolt of the head, it is highly important that you see a medical professional to determine whether or not you have a head injury.
Indiana law allows family members and certain other loved ones of people who have lost their lives in preventable accidents or due to the wrongful conduct of others to compensation for their losses through a wrongful death action. These actions are extremely complicated and differ in many important ways from personal injury actions in which the victim survives.
People who sustain traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, often experience a host of issues as a result of their injury. Generally speaking, mild brain injuries like concussions do not result in long-term health issues, as the symptoms associated with them tend to clear up in a matter of weeks or months.
Slip and fall accidents are consistently among the most common causes of accidental injury in the Indianapolis area. They can occur virtually anywhere that people regularly walk, including malls, shopping centers, grocery stores, and restaurants. When these accidents are the result of negligence of the party responsible for the maintenance of the property, victims are legally e ...
Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to injury if they are involved in a crash. Their bodies often have little more than thin clothing to protect them—and it usually doesn’t protect much. One common piece of safety equipment that bicyclists rely upon is a helmet. Bicyclists wear helmets to protect their heads, neck, and face should an impact occur.
We hear about car crashes almost every day on the news. However, motorists are not the only ones at risk of harm in a traffic accident, as pedestrian accidents may be more common than you think. Anyone who is walking in a parking lot or near a roadway is considered to be a pedestrian and cars can crash into pedestrians when they least expect.