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May 2018 Archives

Mild to severe: Levels of traumatic brain injuries

From a young age, you likely learned about the importance of protecting your head. Whether you played a contact sport or rode your bicycle, your parents and coaches undoubtedly told you to wear a helmet. Of course, some situations do not require helmets or other protective headgear, but you could still suffer serious injuries in the event of an accident.

Young children and pedestrian accidents

Traffic collisions can claim the lives of people from all walks of life and every age group. However, there are some who face an especially high chance of being involved in an accident and there are certain dangers that are especially concerning with particular age groups. For example, young children may be struck by a vehicle in a number of ways and it is essential for parents to be aware of these risks whenever their children are near the road.

Running errands for your employer and traffic accidents

For some people, job responsibilities are centered around driving on a daily basis, such as those who drive a large truck or a taxi driver. For others, job duties may not typically involve driving a vehicle, however there may be times when getting behind the wheel at work is necessary. For example, someone may be asked to run errands for their employer. While running these errands, whether they are picking up lunch or buying equipment, an accident may occur. If you are hurt in an on the job accident, you need to know your options.

Getting serious about distracted driving

Drivers in Hawaii have a lot going on besides just operating their vehicles. They are changing radio stations, eating, reaching for something in the back seat, laughing with their passengers, using the navigation system and talking on the phone. While these may seem innocent, all of these activities cause drivers to be distracted, which can lead to serious, and even fatal, accidents. To help improve driving safety, programs and laws are being introduced in states all over the country.

Looking at risks associated with nighttime driving

There are a variety of instances where driving can be especially dangerous, such as driving at night. During nighttime hours, the likelihood of an accident on the road may be increased for a variety of reasons, which we will discuss in this post. Our law firm knows how painful accidents can be from a physical, financial, and emotional point of view, which is why prevention is so important. Moreover, those involved in a wreck should carefully look over legal options if someone else’s behavior caused the crash.

A spinal cord injury prognosis depends on several factors

Suffering a spinal cord injury in an accident can cause most people to run the gambit of emotions, including fear, frustration and anger. In weeks after your accident, you may not be able to move and experience a great deal of pain. You may begin to wonder whether you will ever return to the life you had prior to the accident. In some cases, doctors can tell you with certainty what your future holds, but in other cases, only time can provide the answers you need regarding your future.

What if I am hurt by a driver on drugs?

If drivers in Hawaii are in an accident with another driver who has been drinking alcohol, it is pretty obvious they can go after the driver for injuries and damage that was sustained. However, what if the other driver is found not to have any alcohol in their system? If the driver is, instead, found to be under the influence of drugs the injured party may still take legal action because drugs can have similar, or other damaging effects, as alcohol on driving ability.

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