Drivers who choose to engage in reckless driving behaviors risk not only their life, but also those of everyone else on the road. A wrongful death that occurred last April was the topic of a recent hearing at which a man faced charges stemming from reckless driving and endangerment.
In the United States, an estimated 1.5 million individuals currently reside in nursing homes. Many nursing home residents are elderly individuals who suffer from a variety of physical and mental ailments. Today, roughly 70 percent of these nursing home facilities are for-profit businesses, a fact that many contend is a major contributing factor to a rise in cases of nursing home neglect and abuse.
Although we'd like to think that our loved ones are safe in nursing homes, the fact of the matter is that this isn't always the case. It's when we hear cases of serious injuries or, in the worst of cases, someone dies, that we realize that negligence such as this will continue to happen if the guilty parties are not held responsible for their actions.
For more than three years, the family of a 26-year-old woman has mourned over the loss of their loved one. With hopes of one day helping special needs children, the young woman was pursuing a master's degree at an Alabama college. Tragically, her dreams will never be realized as she was killed in a fatal car accident when the driver of a pickup truck ran a red light.
Many elderly individuals suffer from various physical and mental ailments that often require special care and attention that their loved ones are not able or equipped to provide. Seeking a safe place for their loved ones, family members trust nursing homes to provide for the care and safety of their loved ones. Sadly, incidents of accidents and injuries resulting from nursing home neglect occur with far too much frequency.
As Americans age, many do not have family members who are able to take them in and care for them on a full-time basis. Many families turn to nursing homes and assisted living facilities that employ trained professionals that are able to provide the round-the-clock care their loved ones need. Sadly, some nursing homes are poorly run and managed and problems like understaffing can sometimes lead to instances of nursing home neglect.