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Category Archives: Catastrophic Injuries

Parental Liability: The Crime of Loaded and Unlocked Guns Where Children Play

While there are many arguments for and against regulating the safety of firearms in the United States, there is one point on which almost everyone can agree: No child should die because of guns. And yet in the United States, close to 5,300 children died due to firearms in one year, far more than in …

Truck Accidents: Uncommon But Catastrophic

It should come as no surprise that an accident involving a large truck and a passenger vehicle can result in catastrophic injuries and a complete destruction of the car. However, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (a 501c3 organization), statistically there is a smaller chance of trucks being involved in fatal crashes on …

How Dangerous Is It To Be Near a MUNI Bus?

Earlier this summer, an accident caused by a MUNI bus caused injuries to four people, sending all of them to the hospital. MUNI has maintained a fairly stable accident rate over the last two years but, with 934 people injured between 2006 and 2011, accidents are far from rare. Fatal accidents are most likely to …

How Can You Tell If Your Landlord Has Created a Dangerous Situation?

You and your landlord divide responsibilities for your property. Both of you are obligated to keep the property safe, though some safety requirements are your landlord’s obligation and some are yours. In general, as long as you do not cause damage to the property and keep it clean and well cared for, maintaining a safe …

How Can You Assess Liability in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycles can make for dangerous driving ― but not always because of the motorcyclists themselves. Frequently, other drivers pose a major risk to a motorcyclist. Since motorcycle accidents often result in injury or even death, it is important to assess liability. Whether an injured motorcyclist can recover damages for pain, suffering, loss of work or …

Five Ways to Cycle Safer

In 2011, fully 48,000 cyclists were injured in collisions with motor vehicles in the United States. That substantial number does not include the nearly 700 fatalities. Bikes and cars sharing the road have an inherently dangerous relationship. What can cyclists do to protect themselves? Do not drink and bike. More than one-fourth of the cyclists …

Invisible Brain Injuries Can Have Lifelong Consequences

Lindsay Corley lost control of her car in a freak snowstorm in February 2012 and crashed into a median. She walked away from the accident, thinking she was fine. But a week later, her real condition became apparent. She was nauseous and could not sleep or concentrate. Suspecting that Lindsay had a concussion, a friend …

Burn Injuries Can Change Life Forever

Serious burns are among the worst injuries that a person can suffer. Besides the pain, long recovery and rehabilitation period, burn survivors are often left with serious psychological and emotional effects as well as obvious physical scarring. Burns can be caused by fires and touching hot objects. They can also be caused by steam and …

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