Elderly people enter nursing homes to stay safe because they can no longer care for themselves and need help. While in many cases they receive professional care, it is not always true. Some nursing homes do not keep loved ones from being injured or provide inadequate or shoddy care, betraying them and their families.
Texting has become a leading reason for car accidents. This is not surprising since it simultaneously takes the driver’s eyes, hands, and concentration off the road. Because of this, most states ban the use of cell phones while driving, including talking, emailing or texting. Yet, texting causes roughly 1.6 million traffic crashes and close to 400,000 injuries annually. Teens are more apt to text while driving, and in a recent poll, about 40 percent admitted they have been in a vehicle where the driver was actively texting. Let’s examine why texting is dangerous and the implications of being in an accident with a texting driver.
Moving trucks are a common sight in South Carolina as more people move to the Palmetto State. For example, more than 63,000 people moved to South Carolina in the period between 2017 and 2018. This number does not take into account all the intrastate moves. Unfortunately, such trucks can be dangerous. Let’s delve into dangers associated with moving trucks, the types of accidents and problems related to them and what you can do to obtain the compensation you deserve if you suffered injuries in an accident with one.
Motorcycle accidents are common and frequently cause serious injuries. Motorcyclists lack the protection motorists enjoy, so the results of an accident can easily be catastrophic. It is important to know about the different reasons motorcycle crashes occur since it provides both the motorist and the motorcyclist with ways to avoid a collision.
Crossroads are dangerous and the site of many intersection accidents and fatalities. Driver error is the primary reason for most intersection accidents but not all. With roughly 50 percent of severe accidents happening in an intersection, drivers need to know more about this type of accident, the reasons why they happen and how to avoid an intersection collision, armed with such knowledge, dangerous crossroads might become safer.
Whether you are hurt in a car accident, a slip and fall at the grocery store or assaulted in a parking lot, back injuries can result in serious trauma. Some are disabling and others resolve with rest and analgesics. Most are in the middle and can cause persistent back problems for many years. Back injuries need to be verified by a medical professional, and evidence must support that the accident was due to negligence. Let’s look at the way back injuries occur, their impact and how to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Distracted driving has become one of the major causes of traffic accidents as drivers multitask while on the roadway. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 9 percent of the fatal traffic accidents in 2019 were due to distracted driving. Hundreds of thousands of people suffered injuries in accidents caused by distraction. Learning what causes these distractions and how to avoid them can help keep motorists, their passengers and others sharing the roadway safer.
We all know that workers’ compensation pays for injuries that occur on the job. But what about diseases that are job-related? The answer is yes, workers’ compensation will pay a worker if they develop an occupational disease or their family if the employee died due to work-related illness. This provides a measure of financial security if the worker cannot perform their work or must leave the workforce entirely due to an occupational disease.
Traffic collisions occurred every 3.7 minutes in South Carolina in 2019, according to statistics. Among the different types of accidents, rollovers caused 2,064 injuries as well as 108 fatalities during this period, according to the South Carolina Traffic Collision Fact Book. Even though only around 3 percent of all accidents involve rollovers, they account for about 30 percent of traffic fatalities. When you’ve suffered an injury in a rollover caused by a negligent driver, you may benefit from the advice of an injury lawyer.
The rider of a moped is at risk for serious injuries when he or she becomes involved in an accident. When this happens turn to Morris Law.