The most common injury people sustain in a car accident is
whiplash. Brain and spinal coed injuries, which have a
tremendous impact on the survivor, are most commonly the
result of serous car accidents. Car accidents injuries may
also include bruises and abrasions, concussion, broken
bones, loss of limb(s), permanent disability or death.
What to do if you have been injured in a car accident
- Stay at
the scene of the accident unless medical exigencies
require you to leave.
- Call an
officer and exchange information.
the other driver, obtain names and addresses and
statements of all witnesses
prompt medical attention.
- Do not
admit fault or enter into negotiations with the other
driver(s) insurance company(s).
an attorney to make sure your legal rights are
Any type of medical staff can be held liable for instances
of medical negligence. Patients have the legal right to
assume the care given to them by medical professionals is at
a certain minimal standard and when this has not occurred a
medical negligence case may be present. If you or a family
member believes treatment received may have been considered
medical negligence you are advised to contact a medical
It is necessary to act immediately if wanting to pursue a
possible medical negligence case. There are statue of
limitation laws that vary from state to state regarding
medical negligence and waiting too long to take legal action
may disqualify otherwise eligible medical negligence cases
from being pursued. Please contact us to confer with a
medical negligence lawyer.
Motorcycle accidents are the cause of an estimated 50,000
injuries and 3,000 fatalities every year in the United
States. Motorcycles are more vulnerable to accidents because
they are smaller and less protected than automobiles. Due to
the increased susceptibility of motorcycles and the
negligence of drivers on the road, motorcycle accidents
often result in devastating events.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
Vehicle blind spots
Motorcycles are smaller than most vehicles and are often
overlooked by careless drivers.
Limited motorcycle visibility
About 70 percent of all accidents occur at intersections
because motorcycles are not as visible due to parked
vehicles, buildings, etc.
Accidents often occur as a result of cycle part defects or
fuel system leaks.
Uneven pavements, potholes, debris and puddles can all
result in motorcycle accidents.
Rain, hail, wind, snow, etc
Alcohol or drug use
On part of the motorcyclist or other party.
Motor vehicle driver negligence
This is the number one cause of motorcycle cycle accidents.
Property owners and managers have the legal duty to keep
their premises safe for the public. When this duty is not
met, injuries and fatalities can occur. The field of
premises liability law deals with the responsibility of
property owners and managers to maintain safe premises, free
of conditions that result in harmful accidents.
The most common types of premises injuries include:
Swimming pool accidents
Elevator, escalator and automatic door accidents
Sexual assault due to inadequate security.
Slips and falls
A slip and fall accident occurs when an individual trips,
slips or slides on a walking surface because of an
obstruction or unsafe condition. When a slip and fall
accident occurs as a result of another individual’s
carelessness, negligence, or recklessness the injured victim
has the legal right to seek compensation from the
The owner of a property has the legal duty to ensure that
his/her property is safe for individuals who enter their
property lawfully. A property owner can be held liable in a
slip and fall case if they had, or should have, known about
the dangerous condition but failed to remedy the situation.
To determine liability for a slip and fall injury, several
aspects of the accident may be evaluated.
If the hazard could have been prevented or remedied easily,
failure to do so is considered negligence. Negligence may
also be indicated when the responsible party failed to post
warnings about a known hazardous condition. If there was no
legitimate cause for the presence of a perilous obstruction,
this may also indicate negligence in a slip and fall injury
Tractor Trailer Collisions
Every year, more than 500,000 large trucking accidents occur
in the United States resulting in over 5,000 fatalities and
140,000 injuries. These disturbing statistics prompted the
Federal Motor Carries Safety Administration (FMCSA) to
employ new trucking guidelines in 2003, which limit truck
driver’s on-duty hours, enhanced vehicle safety rules, and
A number of common factors may contribute to large trucking
accidents including, but not limited to:
Driver carelessness or recklessness
Longer distance to make a complete stop or avoid
In the event you are involved in a trucking accident you can
take the following steps to ensure your health, safety and
legal rights and interests are fully protected.
Contact the police and file a detailed
Gather complete information from the other
party including insurance information
If possible, take pictures of the scene and
collect witness information
Do not sign anything or admit fault
Injuries on the job are a relatively common occurrence.
While most work accidents result in minor injuries like cuts
or burns, work accidents can result in severe injuries, long
term disability or death. Regardless of whether the injury
is minor or severe, workers have a right to receive
compensation for injuries they incur at work. If you have
suffered injury because of a work accident, you may wish to
contact a qualified worker’s compensation attorney who can
help you determine your eligibility for benefits.
What should I do if I have been injured at work?
First and foremost, you should report the injury to your
Next, ask your employer for a claim form and file a claim.
In worker’s compensation cases, time is of the essence since
you only have a limited amount of time to file your claim.
Finally, if you have been involved in a work accident, the
most important thing to do is document everything. It may be
wise to start a file and includes the following:
Notes regarding exactly what happened
before, during, and after the incident.
Documentation regarding the extent of
your injuries (for example, photos and
A log of your conversations with
insurance adjusters, doctors, lawyers,
Other pertinent information including
important letters and medical bills.