February 2015 Archives

Do lower gas prices have a bearing on frequency of car accidents?

Over the course of the last couple months, people throughout the United States have rejoiced at paying lower gas prices at the pump. While many may be grateful to have more money available to spend on other things, a study conducted regarding the impact of cheaper gasoline found that there is could be a downside as well. There appears to be a correlation between the amount of money paid for gas and the number of car accidents that occur.

Factors that contribute to rollover accidents

It is fair to say that no one wants to be involved in a car accident. When they do occur, there are certain types that are more dangerous than others. For example, rollover accidents can result in devastating injuries. In addition to broken bones and bruises, spinal and brain injuries could occur. In the worst situations someone could even die. There are multiple factors that could contribute to a rollover accident occurring. 

Study finds headaches alone not indicative of major brain injury

No one is immune to brain injuries. They affect individuals from all backgrounds and of all ages. While it is of course tragic when anyone suffers serious repercussions as a result of the injury, this is particularly true when it is a child who is suffering. Diagnosing the injury in a timely manner could have a bearing on the treatment received and correspondingly the outcome.

Wrongful death lawsuit may be filed following workplace death

Throughout the state of Alabama individuals work hard for a living. Those individuals get up and go to work each day expecting that they will safely return home at the end of their shift. While in many cases this is what happens, sadly there are occasions when workplace accidents occur that leave a worker injured. In the worst cases they may die. This was the unfortunate reality for an Alabama construction worker earlier this week.

Theft of resident medication may constitute nursing home neglect

Nursing home neglect and abuse can take many forms. While bruises and broken bones may be the first thing that comes to mind, the abuse residents endure may not leave any physical evidence. An example of this is the theft of resident medication.

Distracted driving takes many forms, can lead to serious injuries

Often when one hears the term distracted driving the first thing that comes to mind is a driver who is texting while operating a vehicle. While this is certainly an example of an activity that constitutes distracted driving it is only one of many. Eating and drinking while driving can be a distraction as can applying makeup. Even reaching for something could be a distracting activity. As a truck driver travelling through Alabama learned firsthand, apparently so too can pulling a loose tooth.

Static stats on general aviation deaths bother NTSB official

There are many different ways a person can die. If the cause is due to natural events, the loss may be felt deeply, but the grief can be easier to work through. If the cause is the result of some accident and attributable to another person's negligence the anguish may be stronger, stymieing loved ones from understanding the options for pursuing compensation through a wrongful death action. That right can be protected by contacting an experienced attorney.

GM Ignition-Switch Compensation Fund

General Motors' compensation fund has tied at least 51 deaths and 8 catastrophic injuries to the ignition-switch defect found in its cars.  That number is expected to rise as the compensation fund reviews the final batch of claims related to the defective ignition switches in older-model Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn ions, and other small cars.

How does Alabama define elder abuse and neglect?

When it comes to seeking damages for personal injury, a lot depends on having a clear understanding of the definitions of words. However, it's not enough to know how Webster's dictionary defines something. The critical definition is the one that is spelled out in the text of the law that deals specifically with the issue in question.

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