Four people ended up in the hospital after a recent car accident in Illinois. The teen driver who allegedly caused the crash, and who was one of the injured parties, apparently was driving their car without insurance.
No doubt you have heard someone make a stereotypical comment about another driver. One of the most common examples is the way that people sometimes make jokes about women being worse drivers than men. Another example is when people accuse Asian drivers of being more dangerous than drivers of other ethnic backgrounds.
When an auto accident or other catastrophic event causes the loss of a limb to amputation, physical and psychological recovery take a long time. The patient must deal with not only the initial trauma, but also with the necessity of adapting to his or her “new normal” that usually includes learning how to perform tasks and functions with a prosthesis. In addition, US News reports that as many as 95% of amputees suffer from phantom limb pain. This phenomenon gets its name from the fact that the pain seems to come from the limb that the patient no longer has.
When you engage the services of an Uber driver, saving money likely forms your major consideration. After all, you almost always pay less for Uber than you do for a taxi service. But you also expect to enjoy a safe ride. And if the worst happens and you sustain injuries in an accident, you expect that Uber will pay for your medical and other costs.
As a bicycle enthusiast, you likely make it a point to ride in bike lanes wherever your town, city or county provides them. After all, these painted strips and symbols clearly designate the lane for bike usage only and therefore protect you. Don’t they?
Motor vehicle crashes represent the number one cause of injury in the U.S. FindLaw explains that each year, upwards of 5.6 million crashes occur in this country, 1.6 million of which result in injuries and over 30,000 of which result in death.
When you sustain injuries due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, such as in a car crash that someone else caused, you can sue that person for personal injury. FindLaw explains that if you prevail in your lawsuit, the judge or jury will award you both economic and noneconomic damages. Pain and suffering represents one of your noneconomic damages.
If you are like most people, you probably fear blindness above all other disabilities. In this visual world in which we all live, your eyes provide you with the vast majority of the ways you experience and navigate it. Losing your ability to see would therefore represent a catastrophic loss.
No one denies that a car crash can cause you to suffer a variety of injuries, some definitely more serious than others. Crush injuries, however, represent an especially serious type of injury because they often can — and do — lead to catastrophic complications.
Unfortunately, we are in the dead of winter when the days are shorter, the nights are longer, Daylight Saving Time has ended, snow and ice represent an ever-present threat, and driving becomes even more dangerous than usual. The National Safety Council warns that all of these factors taken together make nighttime winter driving hazardous at best.