Elder abuse is a troubling occurrence in all circumstances. However, there is one aspect that is even more horrendous. This is when the abuse is at the hands of nursing home staff members who are supposed to be caring for the senior citizens.
Though National Distracted Driving Awareness Month is coming to a close, it is important to understand the dangers of distracted driving all year. Numerous car accidents take place because drivers are letting themselves get distracted by various outside factors. While some people may not think that sending a quick text is a big deal, it can become extremely significant when momentary distractions cause fatal accidents.
With its wide-open roads, rural Colorado has its fair share of semi-trucks zooming their way across the state. The trained and oftentimes experienced truckers who operate these big rigs should be able to do so safely, especially when they adhere to federal safety regulations. Sadly, though, sometimes truckers don't abide by the rules imposed upon them, which puts other motorists at greater risk of being injured or killed in an auto accident. When this happens, it becomes imperative for victims and their families to look at the applicable safety regulations to better determine if a trucker failed to abide by them, as doing so can serve as strong evidence supporting a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Striking your head, such as in a motor vehicle accident, requires immediate medical attention. Even if you're not experiencing symptoms right away, you could have a concussion that begins to cause you problems in the hours and days to come.
Traffic violations can easily lead to serious car accidents. A driver may not think much of traveling over the speed limit or even consuming alcohol before getting behind the wheel, but in reality, these actions could result in someone losing his or her life. In addition to trying to handle the loss, the victim's family may have many decisions to make, such as whether to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Most personal injury lawsuits settle before being litigated in court. Those who can settle often reach a resolution that supports their best interests. Usually this means that an auto accident victim will agree that an offered amount of compensation is appropriate given the time, money and risk associated with taking a case to trial.