Compensatory damages in personal injury settlements
can include monetary awards for expenses related to
medical bills, property damage and lost wages.
Personal injury settlements are intended to compensate individuals who have been injured as a result of another individual’s (or some other entity’s... Read Full Post
Missouri cellphone laws for drivers are among the more lax
such laws in the U.S., as they only stipulate a texting ban for
drivers who are 21 or younger.
Cellphone bans for drivers vary dramatically from state to state, with some states fully banning the use of hand-held cellphones for all drivers... Read Full Post
Truck drivers’ failure to obey traffic laws by, for example,
running red lights can result infatal underride truck
As a follow up to Underride Truck Accidents (Part 1), here is some further information regarding underride truck accidents. While Part 1 of this blog laid out some of the... Read Full Post
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) estimates that about 25 percent of all truck
accident fatalities are caused by underride truck accidents.
Underride truck accidents are crashes in which passenger vehicles slide underneath trucks – either from behind or from the side – and... Read Full Post
So far in 2013, there have been more
than 658, 200 distracted driving-related
motor vehicle accidents in the U.S., with
one of these accidents occurring
approximately every 30 seconds.
Following up to Distracted Driving and Motor Vehicle Accidents (Part 1), the following is some further eye-opening... Read Full Post
According to the CDC, at least 9 people die in distracted
driving-related motor vehicle accidents and at least 1,060
people suffer injuries in these accidents every day in the
Although driving may seem to be a relatively simple task – particularly for drivers who have years of experience, it... Read Full Post
Some specific types of emergency room mistakes can
include diagnostic mistakes, medication mistakes and
Picking up from Emergency Room Mistakes and Personal Injury Lawsuits (Part 1)¸ the following is some additional information regarding errors that medical professionals can... Read Full Post
Emergency room mistakes can result in serious injuries to
patients when medical professionals are not properly
trained or do not have enough support staff.
Emergency rooms are extremely chaotic places, and the medical professionals in emergency rooms are often jumping from one serious case to... Read Full Post
Compensation for scarring and disfigurement injuries will
depend on the severity of the injury and whether the injury
prevents a person from being able to earn a living.
Continuing from Personal Injury Lawsuits: Compensation for Scarring and Disfigurement (Part 1), the following is some additional... Read Full Post
Burns and loss of limb are types of scarring and
disfigurement injuries that may be the bases
for personal injury lawsuits.
While some types of personal injuries – like broken bones or concussions – are treatable and can be resolved with the properly medical attention, in the worst cases, personal... Read Full Post
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