Unfortunately, bicycle accidents regularly occur because automobile drivers are not vigilant in maintaining a lookout for cyclists. This is despite the many safety precautions taken by cyclists when riding. In an accident between a bicycle and automobile, the bicycle generally loses the battle. Unfortunately, these types of collisions are all too common on our roads today.
Brain injuries happen by the thousands in the United States every year. Many people who suffer brain injuries become permanently disabled. The disabilities could be physical, cognitive, behavioral, and/or emotional in nature. The fortunate victims who survive brain injury and are not permanently disabled often require five to ten years of rehabilitation before they can lead normal lives again.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you need an experienced attorney who will protect your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious problem with devastating consequences. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that 4 million adults drove under the influence of alcohol in
Motorcycle accident claims are significantly different from other motor vehicle accident claims. In addition, jurors often have a bias against motorcyclists that must be properly addressed and countered by the plaintiff and his or her attorney during trial.
Property owners (and managers and occupiers) have a duty to prevent foreseeable crimes on their property. Businesses (hotels, motels, apartment complexes, etc) in high crime areas should take reasonable precautions, such as including security systems and security gates, installing proper locks on doors and windows, surveillance and alarm systems, and sometimes even hiring security guards, to protect against violent crimes occurring on their property.
When we send our parents, grandparents or other loved ones to a nursing care facility, we have a right to expect that they will be treated with kindness and care. Unfortunately, nursing home negligence and abuse is far more frequent than we would like to believe.
One little-discussed aspect of auto accident litigation is pedestrian accidents. A pedestrian accident may involve a walker, bicyclist or jogger who is struck by a motor vehicle while using a private or public road.
Property owners have a duty to maintain and supervise their properties in a reasonable manner for the safety of the public. If you have been injured as a result of a property owner's negligence, you may have a basis to receive financial recovery for your injury.
Every year, 8,000 to 12,000 children are injured in school bus accidents. Approximately 27 children are killed. Of the children who are killed, 13 are school bus passengers. The rest are pedestrians who are either walking to school or waiting for the bus.
Thousands of people suffer spinal cord injuries each year in the United States. Injury to the spinal cord, which consists of a bundle of nerves that runs from the base of the brain down the back, can result in chronic pain, loss of sensation and movement, including paralysis of all four limbs, quadriplegia, or paralysis of the lower half of the body, paraplegia, and even death.
Due to the sheer size of tractor trailers and commercial trucks, most accidents involving these vehicles result in serious or fatal injury. Given the complexity of these claims, it is critical for anyone injured in a truck or tractor trailer accident to have an attorney who is experienced and dedicated.
The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can encounter. It is even more trying when the wrongful death is caused by the negligence of another. You deserve justice, and an experienced, caring law firm that can guide you through this tough time.