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What to Do if Your Motorcycle Is Hit by a Car from Behind
March 23, 2022 / Vehicle Accidents

What to Do if Your Motorcycle Is Hit by a Car from Behind

The average motorcycle weighs just 700 pounds, and when one collides with a much heavier truck or car, the consequences can be severe. Motorcycle accidents are often deadly. You may be asking what to do if your motorcycle is hit by a car from behind. Are there certain steps you should take to ensure your immediate safety? Let’s take a closer look at motorcycle crashes. There were 8,596,314 motorcycles registered in the U.S. in 2019, and they traveled more than 19 billion vehicle miles that year. There were 5,014 fatalities due to motorcycle crashes in 2019, and an additional 84,000 motorcyclists were injured. Fatality rates were roughly 58 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled among motorcyclists, compared to a much lower 9 per [...]


Can I Sue for a Concussion?
March 9, 2022 / Personal Injury

Can I Sue for a Concussion?

You've received a blow to the head that resulted in an injury and left you with medical bills you didn't expect to deal with. Now you're asking, "Can I sue for a concussion?" The answer to the question is yes, you can sue for damages provided you can show proof of injury and that the blow to your head was the result of negligence, even if the concussion was mild. A concussion is caused by a blow to the head that results in your head being whipped to one side in a sudden motion. The sudden motion causes your brain to crash into your skull and causes temporary or permanent injuries to your brain. You'll experience a change in your ability to process the world around you, along with difficulty speaking and other conditions related to brain [...]


How Often Do Car Accident Cases Go to Court?
February 26, 2022 / Car Accidents

How Often Do Car Accident Cases Go to Court?

About every 10 seconds someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This means a lot of motorists are getting hurt every day. While there are no exact figures available, the majority of car accident lawsuits – an estimated 95% -- are settled before trial. So, if you’re asking how often do car accident cases go to court, the answer is about 5% of the time. Why do cases go to trial? Well, there are several reasons. The most common reason is that an insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith when trying to agree on a settlement amount. If insurance representatives consistently low-ball their offers in the hopes of getting a v[...]


Can You Sue for Chemical Burns?
February 17, 2022 / Catastrophic Injuries

Can You Sue for Chemical Burns?

Chemical burns can leave lasting injuries. Whether you got injured at work, at home, or in a place of business, you have the right to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses as a result of a chemical burn caused by someone else's negligence. While insurance might cover part of what you're owed, it's often the case that you need to sue for chemical burns to receive all of the compensation you're entitled to. If You Want to Bring a Lawsuit, Can You Sue for Chemical Burns? You have the right to receive full compensation any time the negligence of another person or business causes you chemical burns or other injuries. Some people would even say you have a duty to sue to prevent that[...]


How many fatalities on U.S. highways?
January 28, 2022 / Vehicle Accidents

How many fatalities on U.S. highways?

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates total number of motor-vehicle deaths for the first six months of 2021 was 21,450, up 16% over the 18,480 deaths in 2020 and up 17% from the 18,384 fatalities in 2019. The estimated cost of motor-vehicle deaths, injuries, and property damage in the first half of 2021 was $241.9 billion. In the first half of 2020, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that the fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) had risen year-over-year, from a rate of 1.06 in 2019 to a rate of 1.25 in 2020. What highway has the most deaths? Highway data showing how many people are killed on U.S. highways around the country. According to a recent 2019 report, th[...]


Can automatic emergency braking systems reduce accidents?
December 29, 2021 / Vehicle Accidents

Can automatic emergency braking systems reduce accidents?

Car accidents can have a devastating impact on the lives of crash victims and their families. Not only do they experience fear and uncertainty, but there can also be huge medical bills, time off work, and ongoing pain and suffering. That’s why government agencies and advocacy groups are always on the lookout for ways to make vehicles safer, often employing technology and autonomous, smart-vehicle innovations to enhance manufacturing methods. Automatic Emergency Braking systems (AEB) are one such measure. The installation of AEB systems is part of a voluntary commitment by 20 automakers globally to equip virtually all new passenger vehicles with low-speed AEB that includes forward collision warning (FCW). The National Highway Traffi[...]


Sunbeam Crock-Pot Recall
November 4, 2021 / Product Injury

Sunbeam Crock-Pot Recall

Burned by a Sunbeam Crock-Pot? – You May be Entitled to Compensation When you buy a product and use it as intended, you don’t expect it to injure you; too often, though, products we assume are safe fail and cause major injuries or even death. Victims may be left with high medical bills and physical and mental pain and suffering, and be unable to work. In cases like these, when someone has been harmed by using products that should have been safe, a product liability attorney can fight for compensation for the damages the defective product caused. An example of a defective product that has harmed consumers, is the Sunbeam Crock-Pot. On November 24, 2020, Sunbeam voluntarily recalled more than 900,000 Crock-Pot multi-cookers due to a[...]


How long do you have to sue for personal injury?
November 3, 2021 / Personal Injury

How long do you have to sue for personal injury?

The statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two years in Indiana. This means an accident victim has just 24 months to file a lawsuit after being injured. The clock starts from the date of the accident or injury, with just a few exceptions. If you miss this window of opportunity, you risk having your case dismissed. Many people who have suffered an injury – whether slip & fall, car crash, or workplace – often ask the question, “how long do you have to sue for personal injury?” They are sometimes surprised by the answer. The time to file is relatively short. What this points out is the importance of contacting a personal injury lawyer right away if you’ve been injured in an accident. Don’t wait! The two-ye[...]


Can you sue for lower back injuries in a car accident?
July 27, 2021 / Vehicle Accidents

Can you sue for lower back injuries in a car accident?

Car accidents can be frightening and horrific experiences, resulting in PTSD and significant physical injuries. One of the most common car accident injuries is lower back trauma. The spine is a delicate and essential collection of nerves and vertebrae. When you are thrust against a steering wheel, seat belt, windshield or other stationary object upon collision, the spine is jarred or bruised, resulting in extreme pain, numbness and sometimes paralysis. If you are wondering if you can sue for lower back injuries in a car accident, the answer is yes. You are entitled to take legal action. Lower back injuries often mean huge medical bills, time off work, rehabilitation and even disability. The costs of treatment can be astronomical. [...]


Types of brain injuries caused by medical malpractice
June 29, 2021 / Catastrophic Injuries

Types of brain injuries caused by medical malpractice

It is devastating when you take your loved one to the hospital to be treated or to a nursing home to be cared for only to have them be seriously injured or die due to medical malpractice. The very doctors, nurses and medical personnel charged with healing and protecting your loved one wind up harming them due to negligence or insufficient skills. The types of medical malpractice that can result in brain injuries include: Surgical mistakes Misdiagnosis or a missed diagnosis Anoxia (a lack of oxygen) Anesthesia errors Birth trauma that harms newborn babies Tissue or blood infections, including septicemia Hydrocephalus Medication errors, such as wrong medicine or dosage Cerebral palsy Abuse (a common cause of injury in nursing [...]


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