You were involved in a fatal car crash. Fortunately for you, you survived. The other driver who crashed into you, however, died from catastrophic injuries. Your initial reaction may be one of sadness or remorse, but then you have no choice but to turn your attention to yourself and your own injuries. If the at-fault party has passed, who is going to pay for your medical expenses, loss of wages, and accruing out of pocket expenses? Plus who will be responsible for your emotional and mental trauma resulting from the remnants of the collision?
Los Angeles Chargers team doctor punctured the lung of starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, just before kickoff Sunday. Coach Anthony Lynn comments, “it happens…the doctor just made a mistake”. The incident is currently under investigation by the NFL Players Assn. However, this is not the first experience the Chargers have had dealing with medical malpractice.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of accidents that result in serious injuries that require extensive medical care and treatment. These cases are so common because falls can happen anywhere–from home, to work, to a restaurant. Specifically, these types of cases are referred to as premises liability cases because the premises owner may be responsible to the injured person.
A concussion can happen from any intense trauma that damages tissues or blood vessels in the brain, whether sustained during a car crash, slip and fall or any other type of accident. Although concussions are commonly referred to as a mild type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and may not be deemed life threatening, it can nevertheless have serious impacts on the victim’s life.
There are more than one million active forklifts in the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents each year. Statistically, that means that approximately 11% of forklifts will be involved in some type of accident each year.