Insurance policies specifically designed for outdoor and active lifestyle activities are so important. However, these policies are a part of the insurance world that a lot of people are unaware of.
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Motorists are required to watch out for pedestrians all the time but pedestrians are required to follow the law also. Statistics regarding pedestrians show that most pedestrian accidents occur with a pedestrian getting hit from behind when they are walking on the wrong side of the road.
Every year, over 10,000 people die in drunk driving accidents in the United States. That’s an average of about 1 person per hour. And hundreds of thousands of others are injured in alcohol-related car accidents. Annually, the monetary cost of DWI car crashes rings up to a staggering $37 billion. Similar, other controlled substances, such as illegal drugs, are a factor in almost 18% of car drivers deaths.
We have come a long way since the first drunk driving laws were established as early as 1907. But clearly, drunk and impaired driving is still a major issue affecting our country today and it requires discussion.
According to the National Safety Counsel, in 2016 over 40,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes.
Most motorcycle accidents occur when a car turns left in front of a motorcycle, often because the driver failed to see the motorcycle.
In a country with millions of miles of roads and approximately 253 million cars, car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. In the US alone, over 37,000 people die in road crashes every year. And nearly 2 and a half million Americans are injured or disabled in car accidents annually. The effects of road crashes are often long-term and far-reaching.
Recent brain research shows it doesn’t make any difference when you have a hand held or a no hands system for your cell phone, they both distract the brain from what you’re doing which is driving.
In North Carolina, hit and run accidents where the driver is never found, fall under uninsured motorist coverage and can be difficult cases.
TBIs can result from sports injuries, vehicle accidents, explosions in active military zones, falls, and much more. Traumatic brain injuries can affect people in the same way that other types of injuries can: victims are often unable to work and face mounting medical bills. However, because the brain is such a complex organ that doctors still have a limited understanding of, traumatic brain injuries are a very complex topic.
Many people are probably familiar with the highly publicized big truck crash involving Tracy Morgan, an actor & comedian famous for his roles on SNL and 30 Rock. On June 7th, a Walmart truck crashed into a limo carrying Morgan and several friends. Morgan and several of the passengers were critically injured and one of the men in the car was killed. After the crash, concerns about semi-truck accidents have come to the forefront of public debate.
Motorcycle accidents are different than auto accidents and are frequently the fault of the driver of the motor vehicle.
North Carolina injury laws and accident laws are very complicated and they can be tricky so it can be very good advice to consult with a lawyer so that you don’t make any false steps as your case is progressing.
The most important thing to do after an automobile accident is check to make sure that you’re not injured and to help anybody who is injured. Many people ask if they should move the vehicle and we recommend that you not do that unless it is creating a major hazard.
The unexpected death of a loved one can be one of the most life altering and painful experienced of a person’s life. According to the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory, death of a spouse and death of a close relative are two of the top 5 most stressful life events for the average person. And when the death was wrongful, when it was caused by someone else’s negligence it can be especially traumatic for those who are left behind.
Bicycles are more popular than ever as a form of transportation and exercise. But when drivers don’t see bicycles on the road, the resulting accident can be deadly. Regardless of who caused an accident between a bicycle and a car, cyclists are much more likely to die or sustain serious head injuries, multiple broken bones, […]
A birth injury is an injury to a baby or mother during the birthing process. These injuries can be severe, causing mental or physical disabilities to a child who might otherwise have been completely healthy. When medical professionals’ bad decisions cause birth injuries, they are a form of medical malpractice. But because they affect newborn […]
Unfortunately, it’s true that motorcycle accidents are deadly. Federal statistics show that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely than drivers to die in a crash. However, statistics also show that most motorcycle crashes involving another vehicle are the other drivers fault, mainly because other drivers fail to see motorcycles until it’s too late. The results […]
All drivers have a legal obligation to watch for pedestrians and yield them the right of way. When they don’t, the results can be devastating, pitting an unprotected human body against a speeding two-ton metal object. Most pedestrian accident cases are caused by inattention, impatience or law-breaking by drivers. But when it comes time to […]
A personal injury is any injury that was caused by someone else’s wrongful actions. Those wrongful actions can be crimes, but more often, they are actions caused by negligence, a legal term for failure to take reasonable actions to protect others from foreseeable harm. For example, a driver who causes an accident by playing with […]
Under state law, everyone in charge of a property open to the public has a legal duty to remove hazards on that property. If they cannot, they must post warnings to passers-by within a reasonable amount of time. That’s true in private homes with guests as well as in stores, restaurants and other businesses. In […]
The Social Security Disability program is supposed to help people who can no longer support themselves because of serious health problems. However, a large number of applicants each year are wrongly rejected — in fact, the majority of claims are denied. Appealing that rejection can take months or years, and during that time, applicants must make ends meet on their own. Social Security Disability attorneys help applicants get these needed benefits more quickly, by representing them throughout the application and appeals process, up to and including a federal lawsuit, if necessary.
An injury to the spinal cord is a catastrophic injury because it typically causes at least some permanent, irreversible disability. The tissue of the spinal cord controls important physical and nerve functions. And like brain tissue, spinal cord tissue can never grow back. Victims of spinal cord injuries may be left paralyzed or lose important […]
Sports are supposed to be healthy and fun, but a sports-related injury can be life-threatening. Injuries from rough sports or falls can leave the players with brain injuries, paralysis and other life-changing disabilities. All sports involve at least some risk, but when the danger is unreasonable and easily corrected, those in charge have a legal […]