Walking is a healthy and enjoyable activity. Most of us do at least some walking outside of our homes on a daily basis. Since pedestrians are totally exposed compared to people protected in vehicles, pedestrians walking on roads should be aware of their vulnerability and learn road safety tips to protect themselves as much as possible.
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident because of the negligent driving of another, contact a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as you are able. The pedestrian injury lawyer can discuss your legal rights and may be able to help you recover damages.Read More
Thousands of people are killed in fatal car accidents every year. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that there were 34,247 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2017; killing a total of 37,133 people.
Fatality rates vary dramatically from the season to season and even from day to day. If you had to guess the deadliest date of the year for car crashes, you would probably pick a holiday associated with drinking or a date in the winter date because of the risk for bad road conditions. Most people would be shocked to know that a date in August was identified as the deadliest for car accidents in a study completed by the IIHS. Data gathered between 2012 and 2016 identifies August 2nd (yes, today!) as the date with the highest US car accident fatality rate; 505 people were killed on that date during this period and overall August accounted for 15,914 deaths.Read More
Scooters have taken off in popularity among children and adults in the last decade. As you might expect, this means that scooter accidents have increased as well. Because scooters haven’t been around as long as other types of non-vehicle transportation like bicycles, studies are only beginning to come out that show scooter accident, scooter injury and scooter fatality statistics.
Scooter accident attorney
Safety experts caution that anyone riding a scooter should be aware that they are risking a serious injury. If you were injured in a scooter accident because of the negligence of another, contact a scooter accident attorney as soon as you are able. The scooter injury lawyer can discuss your legal rights and may be able to help you recover damages.Read More
Cliff diving is a thrill seeker’s dream; the rush of falling into the water from a high cliff attracts thousands of people to the sport every year. Many people dive without any consequences but cliff diving is an extremely dangerous sport that requires planning and caution. Every time someone dives, they are risking a serious injury or even death.
If you or loved one was seriously injured in a cliff diving accident because of the negligence of another, contact an experienced cliff diving accident lawyer as soon as you are able. A cliff diving injury attorney can discuss your legal rights and may be able to help you recover damages on your behalf.
Can I sue the city for a cliff diving accident?
While a person can sue a city for certain kinds of accidents if the city’s negligence caused the accident and injuries, injury cases against the government are often more complicated than similar cases against private individuals. Negligence claims against a city are more difficult than a claim against a private individual because many states have laws that grant immunity to cities and the city’s employees for some negligent actions.
If the city knowingly left a part of a walking or hiking trail with a dangerous cliff unmarked and/or unprotected and a person falls and injures themselves then there may be a personal injury case. Contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights.Read More
With a fatality rate 29 times higher than the national average, commercial fishermen face danger on the job every day; especially those who work in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Despite the statistics, industry safety experts say that there are ways to reduce serious and fatal commercial fishing boat accidents with common sense safety measures.Read More
Summer is boating season and that means thousands of people will be out on the water every day. It’s important to understand the risks and safety tips for boating before setting out. Recreational Boating Statistics released in May, 2018 showed a decrease in recreational boating deaths, boating accidents, and boating injuries in 2017.Read More
The risk for car accidents increases at intersections because cars are traveling in opposite and intersecting directions on two or more roads. In Bellingham, there are nine intersections that stand out for being the site of the most car accidents each year. According to an article on the Bellinghamherald.com, Bellingham police received reports of 1,350 accidents within city limits between January, 2016 and June, 2017.Read More
It’s rodeo season. Thousands of rodeo fans will visit rodeos all over the country this summer to see cowboys and cowgirls brave bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, cattle roping and more. There’s no doubt that Rodeo is one of the most dangerous sports in the world for the participants, but spectators can also sustain a serious rodeo injury.
Can I sue for a rodeo injury I endured as a spectator?
If you were injured in a rodeo accident as a spectator, contact a rodeo accident attorney to discuss your legal rights as soon as you are able. The attorney will review any liability waivers either signed or on the ticket and determine if you are able to recover damages for your injuries either from the venue or rodeo company.Read More
According to the birthinjuryguide.org, between 6 and 8 per 1,000 babies born each year endure a birth injury in the United States and the majority of these injuries are preventable with proper medical care.
A birth injury is any form of injury endured by an infant during pregnancy or delivery. There are many ways that a birth injury can happen. Common causes of birth injuries include the use of prescription or illegal drugs during pregnancy, aggressive birthing tactics, delayed birth, or oxygen deprivation due to a failure to recognize signs of fetal distress during delivery. When a medical professional fails to act within generally accepted guidelines for a medical professional under similar circumstances, they may have acted negligently. If an injury happens as a result of negligence, a medical malpractice claim may be an appropriate way to recover damages. Medical professionals include doctors, pharmacists and nurses.Read More
While seamen accept a certain level of risk when they take jobs at sea, they are still entitled to a reasonably safe work environment. Employers owe a duty of care to their employees and that includes the right to be protected from a maritime assault injury. Far too often, seamen and other maritime workers are the victims of physical or sexual assault. Making matters worse, attacks often go unreported because victims don’t know their legal rights. While it can be a challenge to prosecute an attack that happened on seas outside of U.S. jurisdiction, know that general maritime law and the Jones Act do protect seamen and other individuals who are victims of physical and/or sexual assault.Read More