It is a devastating loss for an individual to lose an appendage: an arm, a leg, a hand, a foot, or even a finger. Sometimes this can happen for valid medical reasons such as atherosclerosis or diabetes. Other times amputation occurs suddenly due to accidental injuries. These “accidents” can happen on the job, in an automobile collision, or even at a theme park.
All fans of motorbikes know the risks that arise when riding bikes. Many debate as to whether these risks evolve from a rider’s carelessness to other road users, or by careless automobile drivers that don’t pay enough attention to safety around motorbikes. Regardless of your viewpoint, one thing is certain: whenever a motorbike and car collide, it generally calls for some form of medical treatment.
Did you know that there are well over 1.5 million attorneys in America? What’s more is the number is rising rapidly. That may seem like a lot; however, per capita it is actually quite low. Even with this massive amount of attorneys to choose from, it is so hard to find a good one sometimes, it is frightening.
When a fatal error is made by a trusted medical professional, the sudden loss of a loved one is devastating to family and friends. Every year, nearly 100,000 Americans die due to a medical error. Too often, survivors of the deceased do not seek legal counsel, or attempt to be financially compensated, because they feel that the wrong could not be made right.
You are driving along the freeway and yes, you guessed it: “crash, bang and wallop”. What just happened? Was I just struck by lightning? Did my tire blow out? Stunned, you start to gather your thoughts together and realize that you have been involved in an automobile collision. That realization always brings an immediate feeling of dread and rightly so.
Dog vs. human: who wins? That seems to depend on who you talk to. If you are bitten by someone else’s dog, you are certain to feel it was the dog’s fault (and even if you don’t, most will say it is anyway). The dog owner, of course, who feels as if Fido is part of his family, will defend his dog, and state that the person bitten was trespassing or taunting Fido. In reality, sometimes the human wins and sometimes the dog wins. What really matters is where the attack occurred, what damage was done, and if there have been previous incidents of violence.
The construction field can be a very dangerous place to work. It has a variety of areas that you can work in, all of which need careful attention of surrounding areas, noises, alarms, and more. For example, let’s say you are working on a very noisy combine harvester. Not only is it noisy, but also very dangerous as anything in front of it gets annihilated within milliseconds.
Did you know that one in every four people will suffer from some form of mental health issue in their lifetime? Psychiatry is a very hard area of mental health to be involved with as there are so many disorders to diagnose and treat, and often diagnoses are educated guesses at best. Personal injury to patients is a very real legal concern in the field of psychiatry.
Whether we slip and fall in a public place or by ourselves in an aisle of a store, we probably hope nobody else was watching. It is natural to feel embarrassed when such mishaps occur, and we may want nothing more than for the attention to be taken off of us immediately. What we fail to realize is that these seemingly simple accidents could cause long-term, costly complications and that we do have specific legal rights.
If you're injured in a bicycle accident, a personal injury lawyer can provide serious assistance in helping you win the restitution you need in court. While victims are entitled under the provisions of personal injury law to seek damages without an attorney, hiring one significantly improves their chances of success as well as the amount of money they ultimately receive. There are, however, several things you can do to support your case and help your attorney negotiate on your behalf.