If you have ever been faced with the difficult decision of placing one of your parents or another loved one in a continuing care facility, you know how much research and planning goes into such a choice. Even if you exhaust every possible resource and are as careful as possible when selecting a nursing home, you cannot prevent every instance of elder abuse or neglect.
When the conditions of an area lead to an individual slipping and falling, those conditions could cause the owner of the property to be held accountable financially for any resulting injuries. If an injured party would like to pursue compensation for damages resulting from such an incident, the victim may be able to pursue a personal injury claim, citing premises liability. Pennsylvania residents may be interested is such a situation that recently took place.
The Insurance Information Institute reports that dog bites affect about 4.5 million Americans every year, with associated injuries ranging in severity from relatively minor to quite serious and even deadly. It is a problem that may be of particular concern for Pennsylvania residents, as the state ranked fourth in the nation for the number of dog bite-related insurance claims filed in 2015.
If you or a loved one has ever suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may understand just how devastating and long-term the effects of the wound can prove to be. TBIs are generally grouped into one of three categories based on severity, and they may be considered mild, moderate or severe.
Speeding vehicles often pose a considerable risk to the individuals inside the vehicles and others who are traveling. Because many drivers have difficulty keeping vehicles under control when they are traveling at excessive speeds, car accidents commonly result. When such incidents lead to serious injuries, they may also lead to the filing of personal injury claims.
Upon becoming a parent most people will do anything they can to keep their child safe. Among other things this is illustrated in the diligence parents have in using car seats and in placing their children on their backs to sleep. As children grow, the dangers change somewhat. In this post we will cover some of the things parents and caregivers should be aware of to keep children safe.
Hit-and-run accidents can cause many complications. Truck accidents that involve a driver who did not remain on the scene may result in authorities having to take extra steps to locate everyone involved, which could draw out the investigation. It was recently reported that a fatal semi-truck accident recently took place in Pennsylvania.
The US Department of Transportation began an annual census of motor vehicle deaths beginning in 1975. In that year, 44,525 deaths were reported, and the first few years of the census, the numbers rose each year. The highest total reported was 1979, when 51,093 people were killed in crashes. In 1992, the toll dipped below 40,000 for the first time and then stayed between 40,000-43,000, until 2008, when fatalities dropped to 37,423.
If an individual gets hurt while on property belonging to someone else, the situation could prove painful and potentially complicated. The injuries could cause considerable difficulties in the person’s life, and as a result, he or she may wish to seek compensation for damages resulting from the incident. If the injury-causing event was caused by negligent actions or inaction on the part of the property owner, there may be cause for a personal injury claim.
Most people know about the dangers of driving drunk, or of texting behind the wheel, but many are not aware just how dangerous it is to drive when you’re drowsy. If you don’t get at least five hours of sleep before driving, statistics show that you’ll drive about the same as someone who is alcohol impaired. Not only is that dangerous for you, it’s a hazard to other drivers on the road. Your risk of an accident goes up significantly when you’re drowsy, which is why it’s so very important to get enough sleep before you decide to get in your car and drive.