Auto Accidents

Medical Issues Associated With Motorcycle Accidents

»Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Auto Accidents | 0 comments

Given their small size, motorcycle accidents can be deadlier compared to other vehicle crashes. When on the road, these two-wheeled vehicles pose a visual problem to other motorists. They are likely to be obscured by other vehicles, by the road, or weather conditions. This usually happens in an intersection where 7 out of 10 motorcycle versus vehicle collisions occur. Any road hazard such as potholes, oil slicks, puddles, and others can also cause the motorcycke to wobble, loose balance, and eventually crash.

According to the website of Williams Kherkher, motorcycles are prone to a high degree of risk. One such risk they are likely to experience are medical issues. Statistics reveal that motorcycle riders are sixteen times more prone to die and three times more at risk of getting injured compared to other vehicles. They are also prone to getting the most common types of injuries:

  • Head Injuries. Head injuries serves as the leading cause of death in motorcycle accidents. A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that wearing a helmet can reduce the likelihood of death by 29%.
  • Skin Abrasions. Motorcycle riders are prone to skin abrasions when they are thrown off from their vehicle and their skin makes contact with asphalt or concrete. While these are the most frequent, skin abrasions are less serious compared to other injuries.
  • Orthopedic Injuries. To prevent themselves from getting injured, motorcycle drivers usually used their arms or legs to soften their fall. Unfortunately, the impact of the fall may cause wrist and leg injuries. Likewise, shoulder and spinal injuries can result from awkward falls.
  • Psychological Trauma. Depending on the magnitude of the collision and the injuries suffered, the motorcycle rider may suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They may become emotionally numb, develop insominia, or suffer flashbacks.

Motorcycles provide a quick and easy way to weave through traffic and reach your destination in a short time. However, you are also at risk of getting involved in a serious accident which can cause injury or worse death. Take the necessary precaution and always be on the side of safety.

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What if Something Bad Happens to Me on a Plane?

»Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Auto Accidents | 0 comments

Aviation accidents have been happening left, right, and center as of recent, so it would seem. There are missing planes and plane crashes all around – it is more than understandable to then be anxious about flying and fear for your own safety before getting on a plane.

This begs the question: what if something bad happens to you on a plane?

Knock on wood that this need never happen to you but, statistically speaking, the odds do work in your favor. Of the thousands of flights that take place every single day, all around the world – there are only ever a handful of accidents in that number. Travel via plane continues to be the safest form of transport in the world we live in today.

However, should something bad happen to you, it is not your responsibility to worry about the repercussions of a terrible event, nor is the responsibility of your family. It is the responsibility of the airline in question in order to ensure that the planes have passed every maintenance test and that all the equipment involved are at peak physical condition to fly. The cabin crew and pilots on board are required to perform with a certain above-average standard in order to ensure not only the safety but also the level of comfort of the passenger.

According to the the website of Williams Kherkher Law, injuries occur due to the negligence of another party could warrant legal action with a personal injury claim.

After all, what is a plane but another service? When you pay for a certain service – it is expected that this service is provided with the best of their capability lest they be accountable for the damages that their negligence or lack of care has caused.

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Car Accidents

»Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Most people have been involved in at least one car accident in their lifetime. Car accidents happen all the time, and in some cases it involves one car and a hapless tree or telephone pole. In a multiple vehicle incident, with luck it is nothing more than a fender bender where an exchange of insurance details is usually enough to settle the matter. Unfortunately in many cases, property damage is the least of the involved parties’ problems.

A car in the U.S. typically travels at around 55 mph on the highway, and about 30 mph on city roads. At these speeds, a sudden deceleration caused by even a minor collision with another object can cause injury due to whiplash, impact, airbag deployment, seatbelt sign, or flying glass to the driver and passengers. A pedestrian hit by a car at 30 mph has a 50% chance of death. A head-on collision with or being rear-ended by another vehicle constitutes a slew of different types of injuries of varying levels of severity as well as property damage up to a total car wreck, depending on the speed of travel and the types of vehicles involved.

All this damage and injury sometimes occur through the coming together of a set of unfortunate circumstances with no one to blame. In most cases, however, form of negligence is at work. It is estimated that 28 people a day die from car accidents caused by drunk driving, many of them teenagers, and one person gets injured every 90 seconds. About 10% of all car crashes involve drunk driving. An article on the Pohl & Berk, LLP website state that aside from the physical damage, car accidents often result in deep emotional trauma.

Drunk driving and other types of negligence which causes injury or death render the driver criminally and civilly liable. Those who have been injured or otherwise harmed by a negligent driver may be eligible for compensation. Contact a competent personal injury lawyer, such as Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, experienced in dealing with car accidents to get an evaluation of the case.

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Truck and Bus Accidents

»Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

What happens when a large truck with a heavy load and bus full of people collide? Disaster, that’s what. Truck and bus accidents by themselves are bad enough, but brought together they are sure to result in serious injury if not death, and considerable property damage.

More than 270,000 truck accidents and about 56,000 bus accidents occur in the US in 2011 which taken together is approximately 6% of the total number of vehicular accidents. Roughly 4,000 people were killed in these accidents, and 112,000 were injured. There are no statistics available for the number of truck-bus accidents, but one can imagine that they probably added as a whole to the count for the fatalities and injuries.

Because truck and bus drivers operate commercial vehicles, they are held to a higher licensing standard than a regular driver. They are expected to drive defensively and circumspectly because they operate vehicles that pose a significant threat to other vehicles as well as their own passengers. They also drive considerable distances, which make the likelihood of an accident higher than for other drivers.

Failure to take the requisite care and failure to follow safety regulations constitute professional negligence. According to the Habush Habush & Rottier website, this makes the driver and possibly the truck or bus company owner liable for property damage, civil damages resulting from personal injury or wrongful death, as well as the pain and suffering from emotional and physical trauma.

If you or an immediate family member has been involved in a truck, bus, or truck-bus accident because of the negligence of the driver or owner and which resulted in injury or death, it is not right that the victims should be burdened with the financial losses of the incident on top of everything else. At the very least, the negligent party or parties should be held responsible for expenses associated with the accident. Consult with a personal injury lawyer adept at handling cases involving truck or bus accidents and get the litigation process started.

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