The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 4.5 million victims suffer injuries from dog bites in the United States every year. While dog attacks happen approximately every 75 seconds, some are more severe than others and about 1,000 victims require emergency medical care to treat dog bite injuries each day. In… Continue reading Small Bites Can Lead to Big Injuries
In the U.S., car accidents are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 18. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, many child fatalities caused by car accidents can be prevented with proper child safety restraints. (Article continues below Infographic) ______ Child Safety Restraints According to the Centers for Disease… Continue reading Keeping Your Child Safe in the Car
Wrongful death lawsuits can help family members and financial dependents receive the compensation they require following the preventable and unexpected loss of a family member. A wrongful death suit can be filed against parties whose negligent actions, manufacture or sale of defective products, or willful misconduct caused a fatal incident.
Sexual assault in nursing homes is a terrifying reality for a growing number of elderly nursing home residents. In recent years, more than 1,000 nursing home facilities in the United States have been cited for mishandling investigations or failing to prevent sexual assaults on people in their care. (Article continues below Infographic) Perpetrators of Sexual… Continue reading Sexual Assault on Seniors in Nursing Homes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 4.5 million Americans suffer a serious dog bite each year. Even a minor bite from a small dog can be cause for concern for victims.
An Illinois dog bite lawyer typically places an injury in one of six categories.
Senior drivers cause 16 percent more accidents than drivers aged 20-65, with much higher rates of serious injuries and death. Through the development of adaptive devices, manufacturers are addressing the leading causes of senior accidents. (Article continues below infographic) Larger Mirrors Blind lane changes are responsible for over 840,000 accidents each year, with more than… Continue reading Adaptive Devices Improve Senior Driving [infographic]
Seat belts have been standard equipment in automobiles for many decades. Since their introduction in the 1950s, they have saved countless lives. However, millions of drivers and passengers continue to eschew their use. Many view airbags as adequate protection, however, airbags offer limited protection and are unable to prevent an individual from being ejected from the… Continue reading Wearing Seat Belts Saves Lives
Concussions are an often overlooked aspect of personal injury incidents. Since the damage is internal, it isn’t as easy to spot as other injuries. The fact that some symptoms of a concussion might not show up until days or even weeks after the accident makes it easy to see how concussions can easily be overlooked. (Article… Continue reading Concussions: This Often Overlooked Injury Can Lead to Permanent Damage
There was a time when safety ratings were based entirely on crash tests. As technology progressed, crash tests became more advanced. However, they have recently expanded to include crash avoidance features as well. Here are the safest cars for 2016. They used two safety ratings. One of them was Safety Pick, and the other one was… Continue reading Which Cars Are The Safest In an Accident? The Answer May Surprise You
While all motor vehicle accidents are unnerving and potentially dangerous, few leave behind the devastation that is common with big rig accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are nearly 450,000 vehicle accidents that involve large trucks every year in the United States. Unfortunately, these accidents result in the death of approximately… Continue reading What makes big rigs so dangerous