Motorists that are injured in a car accident have a lot of things to think about. What will happen to their families while they are injured? What will happen to their damaged vehicle? How will their medical bills be paid for? What were the circumstances of the crash, and are there any signs that another driver was liable? For their long-term health, are there any steps they can take to earn the compensatory damages they will need?
The floor is wet, or the sidewalk is icy. Suddenly, you feel the world shift around you as your feet slid out from under you. You wind up falling on your back, slamming onto your side or crashing into nearby fixtures in the store. You may need help to get up, or you may even black out for a few seconds. If you don't notice a horrific injury, like a broken arm, right away, you may feel tempted to quickly move on and hope no one saw. Doing that could prove to be a major mistake.
A woman who shattered her ankle after slipping on ice while she traveled for work has been awarded $4.9 million in damages as a result of the incident. The case dates back to 2010, when the woman stayed at a hotel owned by Marriott International Inc. and she traveled to the Quad Cities to help a client. The woman works as a software consultant.
As many Pittsburgh residents know, Uber has invested heavily into their self-driving fleet and they have put a lot of these vehicles out on our streets here in the Steel City. As is expected, some problems have arisen and Uber is working towards fixing these issues. But that hasn't stopped accident from happening that involve their self-driving vehicles. Another one of these accidents, and it is still unclear what actually happened in the lead-up to the crash.
A few weeks ago, we wrote a post about pit bulls and why this breed of dog has such a bad reputation. In part, it is a portrayal in TV shows, movies, and the news that builds them up into this monstrous dog. Another part if the fact that they are, on a biological level, very powerful -- more so than most other dogs. And another part still is that, statistically speaking, they are involved in far more fatal dog bite incidents than any other breed. It isn't even close.
Imagine for a moment that you have a relatively new blender. Or a relatively new toaster. Or really, any new appliance whatsoever. You use it a few times with no issues whatsoever. But then, one day, as you use this new appliance, it malfunctions in the most bizarre way, causing you harm. In the days that follow, you do some research online and you find out that the device you purchased has multiple different problems that other users have reported.
Unless you have personally experienced the loss of someone close to you in an unnecessary accident, you will not fully understand the trauma of such a loss. Family members will never stop wondering, "What if my loved one took another route to work that day?" Or, "What if the at-fault driver had decided not to drive drunk that night?"