Slip-and-fall accidents can be fatal. While you might think about slip-and-fall accidents as one-off incidents that lead to broken wrists or a bump on the head, the truth is that they can be significant and cause real harm to the victims.
When you suffer a serious injury such as a traumatic brain injury, there is much recovery that has to take place. In some cases, people don't fully recover from traumatic events, but there is a great potential for at least some quality recovery.
It's a horrible thought that someone who was arrested within the last 24 hours was released and had to be arrested a second time due to causing a person's death. Sadly, that's what happened in Chicago, according to a Feb. 4 report.
When you place your loved one in a nursing home, the last thing you would expect is to find out that they've passed away suddenly. You may have many questions about what happened and why, especially if they were not ill or in poor physical shape.
Catastrophic injuries can be difficult for a person to live with. These often come with considerable pain and changes in what they are able to do. Brain damage and spinal cord injuries are two examples of what will fall under this category.
When a person is involved in a car accident, their body can be injured permanently. Tragically, this is a reality for many car accident victims across the United States each year. One of the most serious consequences of a car accident is paralysis, which results from an injury to the spinal cord.
If you have lost your spouse or someone you know has lost their spouse due to a tragic car accident, it will feel impossible to know how to move forward. After you have taken your time to grieve and come to terms with such a terrible loss, it is likely that you will want to make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.
Car accidents can vary from very minor collisions to multicar incidents that cause many casualties and deaths. Unfortunately, some of these accidents can be completely unavoidable for drivers. Perhaps, for example, there was extreme weather or a fault in road signage. But for the vast majority of incidents, especially those that resulted in serious injury, fault can be assigned to one or more of the drivers.
Being involved in a serious car accident can be life-changing. Not only can it affect you from a financial point of view due to damage to the vehicle, medical bills and lost wages, but you will almost certainly suffer from an emotional perspective too. The stress that a car accident can create, as well and the pain and suffering that results from injuries can create a great deal of tension and trauma.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows that there are as many as 2.3 million car crashes here in the United States each year. Of those, at least 30,000 prove to be fatal.