Distracted driving is one of the top causes of motor vehicle accidents across the United States, accounting for around one in four of all auto accidents every year. Part of the reason it is such a common cause of accidents is because people will often engage in other activities when they are supposed to be focused on driving. Here are just seven of the most common types of distracted driving seen on the road:
Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBIs, are some of the most insidious types of injuries people can experience because they often go undetected. If you know the signs, however, you can recognize these “invisible injuries” and get them treated as quickly as possible. Here are seven potential signs of a TBI you should watch out for after a serious accident:
Tractor trailer accidents are some of the most deadly motor vehicle accidents that happen every year. Even when people do not die in these accidents, they are still disproportionately likely to suffer severe injuries, including long-term health difficulties that can impair their ability to work or perform daily tasks. But what is it that makes tractor trailer accidents so deadly?
It is estimated that about fifteen percent of all motor vehicle accidents are caused by distracted driving, and it is cited as a factor in about eight percent of all accidents that involve at least one death. This makes it one of the leading contributors to auto accidents of all types, and a serious hazard on the road. But what is distracted driving, and what makes it so dangerous?
When people are injured as a result of a defective product, they have the right to pursue compensation for the harm they have suffered. While there are many types of product defects, the ones with the greatest potential for widespread harm are known as design defects. What does it mean for a product to have a design defect, and how does that affect the average consumer?
Premises liability lawsuits are some of the most common personal injury lawsuits in America, with hundreds of thousands of people being injured or killed in premises liability accidents. Even when they are not fatal, premises liability accidents can cause severe injuries that lead to long-term health problems for victims. Here are just five of the most common mistakes people make that lead to premises liability claims:
Among all types of motor vehicle accidents, none are more likely to result in serious injury or death than pedestrian accidents. Victims of these accidents often find themselves suffering from long-term health consequences, along with major medical expenses resulting from their injuries. But what is it, exactly, that makes pedestrian accidents so deadly? Continue reading “Why Are Pedestrian Accidents So Deadly?”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 150,000 people are injured on the job in the construction industry every single year. That is more accidents than any other industry, beating out other dangerous jobs like fishing, logging, and mining by a wide margin. While this is partly due to inherent dangers of the job, it is also due to common safety violations that put workers’ lives at risk. Here are seven of the most common safety violations seen on construction sites: Continue reading “Seven Common Safety Violations on Construction Sites”
When building owners and businesses are negligent in caring for their properties, it creates dangerous conditions that can result in people being injured. Collectively, the area of law that deals with these sorts of injuries is known as “premises liability,” and it is by far one of the most common forms of personal injury suits brought in the United States. Here are just seven typical reasons why people sue over premises liability: Continue reading “Seven Typical Reasons for Premises Liability Cases”
Car accidents are always a big deal, even if no one seems to be seriously hurt at first. Even knowing this, many people can underestimate just how much a car accident can cost them medically, financially, and personally. Here are seven hidden ways a car accident might hurt you without you realizing it: Continue reading “Seven Hidden Ways a Car Accident Might Hurt You”