People become injured in various ways after car crashes. Some folks only receive minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Others get broken and fractured bones. The list can go on and on. However, many, many people experience spinal cord injuries after accidents, so several of the different types are going to be explained here. Sometimes, these damages are permanent while on other occasions; they go away after lots and lots of doctors visits and physical therapy.…
Turning on the news today can send people into panic mode as headlines are littered with information about automotive recalls. Some of the issues are minor, while others are more severe because they can cause injuries and even deaths. These problems endanger car operators, their passengers, pedestrians, and other folks on the roadways. The instances should never happen, but unfortunately, they do occur more often than one might think. Manufacturer liability is a legal concept…
When we think about defective products that can be dangerous, our thoughts usually go to hardware like cars, or maybe toys that might cause harm to children. However, even food products can be a threat, and in some cases, they can even be lethal, just not necessarily to people. Many cat lovers in the United Kingdom are now finding this out as they put their beloved pets at health risk—and in some cases even death—just…
Summertime is nearly upon us as the first day of summer is June 21, 2019. So, until the winter months roll around again, there are sure to be plenty of motorcycle riders out on the highways, and why not? Florida is a great place to hit the open road on two wheels. The weather is typically spectacular, and there are loads of sights to see. There is just something about the rumbling of these vehicles…
Traffic crashes do not always involve two vehicles. Rather, sometimes, the wreck includes a single car and a pedestrian. Although some folks may feel as if these incidents don’t happen very often, the truth is that they do. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5,987 pedestrians lost their lives to these accidents across the United States in 2016 alone. That equals out to a crash-related pedestrian death every 1.5 hours or…
An airbag is a device in a vehicle that is designed to inflate after an impact to prevent the driver from hitting his or her face or chest on the car’s steering wheel. They are typically installed on the passenger side of the automobile as well. Hence, it stops the rider from hitting their head on the dash or windshield. A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that airbags saved the lives…
Story Highlights: People are on the roadways at all hours of the day. Thus, a person would be hard-pressed to find a specific time when no vehicles are on Florida highways, streets, or roads. Why? For one, not all residents work typical 9 to 5 workdays. Rather, many folks work unorthodox shifts or odd hours. Hence, they have to drive to their work whenever they are called upon to earn a living. Additionally, many cities…
If you get into an accident, are injured, but are not at fault, then this inevitably means someone else is responsible. As you would expect, an injury or property damage that you are not at fault for causing should not have to be paid for by you. Why should you repair your own car, or pay your own medical bills for your medical treatment if someone else caused it? It’s not fair. However, when someone…
Story Highlights: Defective products are upsetting for anyone. When you spend your hard earned money on something that you hope works as intended, and it doesn’t, you feel let down. But when you spend money on something, you use it as intended, and it results in you or someone in your household coming to harm, that’s not only disappointing, it’s shocking, often requires medical attention, and leaves you in a situation where you’re much worse…
Many people around the US are familiar with the Takata airbag scandal that started in 2013 and continues to this day. It is, for now, the most comprehensive product recall in US automotive history, and an example of a defective product that, if left unaddressed, can lead to personal injury through no fault of the users. Now, in 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a Federal agency, is on the verge of conducting a…