Summer is here, and that means lots of families are heading out on vacation. While some families do more planning than others, almost no one prepares for the possibility of their child suffering an injury while traveling away from home.
The dangers of distracted driving are well-known. Texting and other distractions interfere with drivers’ ability to stay safe in multiple ways, and it only takes a split-second of inattention for a driver to cause a serious or fatal accident.
Slips and falls are among the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), bone fractures, soft tissue damage and other physical injuries. While anyone can slip and fall, some individuals are at greater risk than others. Unfortunately, while knowing your (or a family member’s) level of risk can help you mitigate this risk in some cases, there are still many factors that will be beyond your control.
Recovering from a traumatic brain injury is a long-term process. Even with a relatively mild TBI such as a concussion, the recovery process can still take as long as three months. For more severe forms of TBI, recovery can be a years-long—if not lifelong—process.
Wrongful death claims are a unique area of the law that differs from other types of lawsuits, so we thought a blog addressing these nuances would be helpful. Following are some of the ways in which wrongful death lawsuits are distinctive. For questions regarding a specific wrongful death matter, contact our firm to speak with one of our attorneys.
Delegating the care of someone you love to the staff of a nursing home requires significant trust. When that trust is betrayed, resulting in the death of your loved one, you are left grief-stricken and with feelings of betrayal. While we know that nothing can replace the void your loved one leaves behind, our attorneys can help hold those that caused their nursing home wrongful death accountable.
Car accidents cause injuries and disrupt lives. They occur for a variety of reasons from distracted driving to driving under the influence of alcohol. One cause of car accidents that is often overlooked is medical conditions. Drivers with medical conditions that they may or may not be aware of travel area roadways every day, and sometimes the conditions they suffer from cause them to be involved in a motor vehicle collision. At our firm, our auto accident lawyers help those hurt in car accidents caused by medical conditions recover the restitution they are owed.
The most recent data from the National Safety Council reflects a 36% increase in the number of deaths caused by large truck crashes since 2010. In 2019, a total of 5,005 people died as a result of large-truck crashes. 71% of those deaths were occupants of other vehicles involved in the accidents with the large trucks.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause a lifetime of challenges and hardships. TBIs can be caused by car accidents, construction accidents, and pedestrian accidents. People who suffer from TBIs typically go through various stages of healing while recovering and undergoing rehabilitation. Below we discuss the Rancho Los Amigos Levels of Cognitive Functioning Scale, which discusses the 10 possible stages of recovery for TBI patients in Pennsylvania and elsewhere throughout the US.
You may be surprised at the variety of objects that fall from the roofs and out of the windows of moving vehicles. For example, if a pickup truck is moving at 40 m.p.h. and drops a few items from its truck bed, that force is similar to hurling a deadly weapon at another vehicle driving behind them. It can happen fast, it can be dangerous, and it can even be fatal.