A recent analysis of United States crash data has revealed that individuals who use wheelchairs are more likely to die in a car accident than other pedestrians by as much as 36 percent, according to a Fox News report. Furthermore, the risk of death for male wheelchair users was five times higher when compared their female counterparts. Unfortunately, the data – which was used from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) failed to reveal the reasons why individuals in wheelchairs are more vulnerable than other pedestrians. Continue reading
An MLive news report states that two drivers who were involved in a auto accident that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old girl and a 10-month-old girl who were not properly restrained in the vehicle will not face charges, according to authorities. Late afternoon in mid-September of this year a Toyota driven by 22-year-old Tanjela Williams supposedly stopped in the passing lane. The reason – Continue reading
Cleveland’s city office responsible for protecting children from lead poisoning allegedly failed its residents. According to a Cleveland.com report, despite city officials being warned about a backlog of open lead poisoning cases, the city responded by simply closing cases – without conducting investigations. Specifically, over the span of five years the city completed investigations in less than 25 percent of cases. Continue reading
A recent article published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that driver conspicuity – or visibility – attributes to motorcycle accidents and personal injuries. The study investigated 463 cases relating to motorcycle drivers involved in crashes that led to hospitalization or death. Additionally, more than 1200 motorcycle drivers were randomly selected and surveyed. The study aimed to estimate the risk of of motorcycle crash injuries or deaths as it relates to conspicuity measures such as reflective or fluorescent clothing, helmet color, and headlight operation, among other factors. Not surprisingly, results showed a direct correlation with the conspicuity of the motorcyclist and the risk of injury or death. Continue reading
A former nurse is alleging abuse allegations against a New Jersey nursing home, according to a NJ.com news report. Nikki Thompson, the whistleblowing nurse, claims she was forced to resign after coming forward about the abuse after eight years of working at the facility. A photo from the facility surfaced that showed an 85-year-old resident with dementia tied to a wheelchair with a bedsheet. The resident was discovered by a nurse aide on duty.
At least 4 million homes with children in the United States have high levels of lead in the environment. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention report that as many as half a million children between the ages of 1 and 5 have levels of lead in their blood above what is considered safe. The last week in October has been declared Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The purpose of setting aside time, according to the EPA, is to help make families more aware of these hazards that sit silently in the home or even child care facilities.
Even though motorcycles are generally more dangerous than cars, many of us get excited and become bolder when we see one roaring down the road. Unfortunately, many passenger car and truck drivers are inattentive, making the likelihood of a collision for a motorcyclist – and serious injuries – higher than normal. In a car or truck, a driver and his or her passengers are protected by the vehicle’s frame, seat belt, and even airbags upon impact. On the contrary, a rider on a motorcycle can be ejected from the bike – resulting in serious injuries or even death. Continue reading
A recent study reported by the New York Daily News revealed shocking results regarding nursing home abuse: one in five residents is a victim of physical or verbal abuse not from workers, but rather, from other residents. While elderly residents suffering from dementia is the likely cause of these saddening statistics, a more serious form of abuse is prevalent in nursing homes – financial fraud. In fact, as many as 5 percent of more than 2,000 seniors polled at 10 New York nursing homes over the course of six weeks stated they had been cheated. Continue reading
When you have an accident that results in injury and it occurs on someone else’s property, you may have a personal injury case and might need to contact premises liability attorneys.
Auto accident injury lawyers represent clients at the most vulnerable point in their lives. They understand the unique needs of accident victims, and they guide them through the ins and outs of the legal system. They’re not afraid to go to trial, but they also know when a pretrial settlement is the best result for their clients.