According to new information released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding-related traffic fatalities increased by three percent from 2014 to 2015. During 2015, 9,557 people lost their lives in speed-related traffic accidents. In Pennsylvania, almost one-half of all traffic fatalities resulted from accidents involving speeding.
In many cases, a child does not sustain life-threatening or serious injuries in a car accident. Sadly, this is not always the case. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the leading the cause of death for children in the United States. During 2014, more than 121,350 children were injured in car accidents. In 2015, 663 children under the age of 13 were killed in motor vehicle crashes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its Traffic Safety Facts related to children earlier this year. Sadly, traffic-related fatalities for children increased by five percent from 2014 to 2015. Injuries sustained by children in traffic accidents increased by six percent in 2015. Approximately 178,000 children were injured, and 1,798 were killed in traffic crashes in 2015. These figures encompass all accidents and deaths from traffic accidents including children as occupants in vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of fatalities for children in the United States. Many of these deaths and injuries can be prevented if parents would use safety restraints correctly.
Yes, you can settle your injury claim without an attorney, but that may not be in your best interest. Our Erie personal injury attorneys understand that you may need to settle your case so that you can have funds to pay your medical bills and other expenses, especially if you have been out of work because of your injuries.
However, by settling your claim quickly and without an attorney, you may receive far less than you deserve. The insurance adjuster won’t tell you this — his job is to pay as little as possible to settle your claim. We will tell you the truth; you can count on that because we have your best interest as our top priority.
Paralysis is a serious condition that affects approximately 5.4 million people in the United States, a much larger number than previously thought. Several traumatic injuries can result in partial or total paralysis, and the cause of those traumatic injuries are varied.
Motor vehicle accidents, defective products, slip/falls, work injuries, medical malpractice, boating accidents, sports activities, and other personal injury accidents can result in a traumatic injury that can cause paralysis. However, motor vehicle accidents and falls are the leading causes of the following three injuries that can result in paralysis.
Concussions are common injuries in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. A concussion is one of the most common brain injuries and can have a significant impact on your ability to perform certain tasks. You could experience severe symptoms immediately that could be life-threatening, or you may not experience symptoms for a few hours or days after the injury. The important thing is that you seek medical attention after any head injury.
If you are injured in an Erie car accident, motorcycle crash, or truck accident, you may wonder if your injuries rise to the level of “catastrophic.” To an accident victim, any injury can be catastrophic.
According to Macmillan Dictionary, catastrophic is an adjective that means “causing a lot of damage, or making a lot of people suffer.” In reality, catastrophic may not mean the same thing to one person as it does to another person. In the legal field, there is not a universally accepted definition of a catastrophic injury.
If you meet with an Erie personal injury attorney who promises to settle your case quickly, beware. You should also be suspicious if your current attorney is pushing you to settle your injury claim before your doctor wants to release you from care.
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis meaning they aren’t paid until your case settles. Unfortunately, some attorneys put their desire to collect fees above their clients’ best interests.
There are so many thoughts running through your mind after a car crash. Do I call the police? How severe are my injuries? What should I do now? Did I cause the accident or did the other driver cause the crash? Should I help the other driver or passengers?
Do you know that over-the-counter medications can result in buzzed driving? When you think about drugged driving, you probably think about a driver who has consumed illegal drugs or smoked marijuana. However, drugged driving covers much more than illicit drugs. Buzzed and drug driving can result from taking any drug that impairs your ability to operate a motor vehicle. If you cause an accident while impaired by drugs, you are responsible for the damages caused by that accident.