One of the most common accidents one can suffer is an auto accident. Injuries can range anywhere from mild shock to death, with serous life-altering injuries a real possibility. Every situation is different and your legal rights change depending on who was at fault in the accident, which can be very difficult to determine if there are multiple cars involved.
Operators of personal, two-wheeled vehicles are always at a greater risk than motorists who drive traditional cars and trucks. The level of protection for motorcycle operators is not even close to being on par with the protection offered by larger vehicles and it leads to greater injuries when there is an accident.
When a truck and trailer collides with another truck or car, it has the potential to cause more damage than any other type of motor vehicle accident. The very size and weight of the truck gives it the ability to collide with multiple cars at one time, and this doesn’t even factor in the damage that may be caused by any hazardous materials it may be shipping.
When you suffer a spinal injury, it has the chance of being a life-altering event that will compromise your lifestyle and possibly shorten your life expectancy. The severity of back injuries varies widely. There is a chance it could just result in temporary pain, but there is also a chance it could end in permanent paralysis or a loss of muscle control. Back and spinal injuries can be caused by any of the personal injury categories and usually require constant, ongoing medical care to treat. You need to hire a personal injury lawyer who will make sure to get a settlement that will cover the entirety of medical costs and any loss of income.
Injuries from falling objects can occur at the workplace to a dedicated employee or to an innocent passerby who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. In any instance, the person who suffers the injury will probably be unable to return to work for a significant period of time. When an object falls from a great distance the impact to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury that may disable the person for the rest of their life and shorten their life expectancy. If a falling object has injured you, either at your work place or anywhere else, then you deserve only the best representation. We have experience with representing people who have sustained these kinds of injuries and have a history of getting good settlements for our clients.
Manhole accidents are not exclusive to the workers who are required to enter the sewer to perform their duties. Any passerby can fall through an open manhole that has not been properly flagged or labeled. It is the responsibility of the people creating the hazard to properly warn every passing pedestrian of the danger in the vicinity. Falling through an open manhole can cause serious injuries, severe enough that the injury could prevent the victim from returning to his/her former employment. The party responsible for the open manhole is responsible for compensating the injured party for any medical costs, pain and suffering, and loss of income.