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Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in the United States

Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in the United States

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The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released a report showing that pedestrian deaths due to traffic accidents are the highest they have been in almost 30 years. Projected numbers indicate that about 6,227 pedestrians died in 2018, which is a 51.5 percent increase from 2009 and the highest number since 1990. Pedestrians now account for about 16 percent of traffic-related fatalities.  An experienced pedestrian accident attorney can help get you maximum compensation for your injuries and hold drivers liable. Why have pedestrians suffered so many life-threatening injuries recently? While there are no definitive answers, the GHSA report surmises two reasons: SUVs and smartphones. SUVs - While more people are walking, more sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are also seen on the roads. There are also more and more SUVs involved…
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Losses Involved in Slip and Fall Claims

Losses Involved in Slip and Fall Claims

Personal Injury
Often, if you slip and fall, you may have some bruises, but you walk away relatively unscathed. In other situations, however, slip and fall accidents can result in shockingly serious injuries. Such injuries may include head trauma, brain injuries, spinal injuries, fractured bones (especially fractured hips), soft tissue injuries, and more. The losses resulting from a serious injury can be extensive, so you should discuss a possible claim with a slip and fall lawyer in Campbell, California. Common Losses When you have a serious injury, you may need extensive medical care. You might also be unable to work for an extended period of time, have to sit out of your favorite activities, and experience psychological effects, as well. For all these reasons, common losses of slip and fall victims include:…
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Unhealthy Truck Drivers Can Cause Accidents

Unhealthy Truck Drivers Can Cause Accidents

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When you think about dangerous truck drivers who crash, you may think about those who engage in drunk driving or aggressive driving. However, did you know that many commercial drivers have a high risk of crashing due to health issues? A truck driver may never speed or violate traffic laws, and they may still be putting lives at risk if they have an untreated medical condition. California has certain medical standards for eligibility to obtain a commercial driver’s license. The following medical conditions may render a driver ineligible (though there are numerous exceptions): Loss of limbs or limited use of limbs Insulin-dependent diabetes Cardiovascular disease Respiratory conditions High blood pressure Arthritis or musculoskeletal issues Seizure disorders Mental disorders Vision or hearing loss Drug or alcohol addiction If a driver has…
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Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Personal Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex injury, and each patient will have a different experience. Depending on which part of the brain is damaged, victims may experience impairments with cognitive processing, communication, problem-solving, coordination, balance, behavioral control, and more. These impairments may be temporary or permanent, and many TBI victims require rehabilitative therapy to return to their usual lives when possible. TBIs can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Even a mild brain injury - commonly called a concussion - requires medical attention and can affect a victim’s life. Severe TBIs can leave victims in a coma and cause permanent disabilities. No matter what degree of brain injury you sustain, it’s important to know when you have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills and…
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6 Things You Need to Do After a Car Accident

6 Things You Need to Do After a Car Accident

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It may not be pleasant to think about, but most of us will be involved in some kind of car accident during our lives. Out of the nearly 6 million car crashes each year in the U.S., approximately one-third of them result in injury to the driver or passengers. And even when these injuries are not life-threatening, car crashes can be significantly traumatic, physically and psychologically. In the moments following a collision, it can be hard to stay calm and think clearly, but this is a critical window; doing the right things in these moments can set you up for a much better recovery. If you are involved in a car accident and wish to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your interests as well as possible, there are several…
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