Why Pedestrian Accident Victims should Seek Compensation

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Why Pedestrian Accident Victims should Seek Compensation

The National Safety Council (NSC) says that there are about 70,000 pedestrians accidents in the US every year; 4, 500 of these accidents are either fatal or end in the victim’s death a few days after the accident (the NSC is a a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nongovernmental public service organization that promotes health and safety in the US by helping minimize the alarmingly high number of preventable injuries and deaths in working environments, homes and communities).

Pedestrians accidents resulting to death are more frequent in rural areas where vehicles run faster, where there are usually no sidewalks where pedestrians can walk safely, and where most streets and intersections are poorly illuminated at night. One common factor in fatal pedestrians accidents, however, is intoxication; it could either be an intoxicated driver or a pedestrian who has drank more than his of her limit.

Pedestrians is, and shlould be, a major concern for everyone, for the simple reason that everyone is a pedestrians at certain times of the day. While drivers play a major role in significantly reducing incidences of pedestrian accidents, pedestrians themselves should never exercise lesser care when crossing any street.

According to the Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A. law firm, even minor accidents can result in serious injuries, and ongoing pain and suffering that would leav accident victims with serious emotional, psychological, and financial burdens. To make matters worse, those who have to contend with these serious side effects often did nothing to cause the accident.

Most non-fatal pedestrian accidents result in serious injuries, like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries or accidental amputation. Due to the serious condition a victim may end up in, filing a civil or tort lawsuit against the at-fault driver often becomes necessary, mainly for the purpose of seeking compensation for all present and future damages resulting from the injury.

Money will never undo the trauma and injuries suffered by the victim; it can, however, help him or her pay for the costly medical treatment which may help bring back the quality of his or her life.

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Premises Dangers in New Homes

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

To a great majority, owning a home of your own is like achieving a certain freedom; having a place of your own gives home-owners a sense of security and accomplishment in their personal lives. A home is something to be proud of, which is why it is important to think about inspecting a potential home from a mold infestation before buying it. Mold infestation not only causes health risks and complications, but they can be financially draining as well. Rather than getting your dream home, you might end up with mold nightmares if you failed to have it checked.

It is quite normal to have mold in homes. What makes them dangerous and a health risk is having great concentrations of them in a small area. Molds are fungus that comes in various colors, some visible and odorous while others are hidden and often grown between walls or crevices. They are known to grown just about any damp area, but they are best in water-soaked locations. According to the website of the Sampson Law Office, injury claims related to toxic mold report of seizures, respiratory problems, rashes, severe fatigue, and unusual bleeding caused by the mycotoxins released by the molds. Detecting mold infestation before buying a house can save you and your family from such troubles.

It can be difficult to know whether a house you are eyeing to buy has a mold problem or not. Aside from being on the look when visiting a prospect home, getting help from a home inspector is very helpful. They can do a more thorough inspect of the home and report and mold infestations to you. If you have asked the seller regarding any infestations and did not disclose it until after you and your family have suffered damages, it can be grounds for negligence according to the website of the Law Offices of Yvonne Fraser, If the seller, or the agent or appraisers intentionally hid such information from you before making your purchase, they can be held liable for their negligence.

Choosing to buy a house that you already know have a mold problem can greatly affect your injury claim if you or your family eventually develops health complications of if your house is damaged. This is because, as with any personal injury claim, negligence on the part of the other party should be the main cause of the problem. The website of Ritter & Associates states that injuries or damages caused by your action (or inaction) are not enough reason for a case and will be difficult to win compensation for. Only if you can prove in court that another person was responsible for the injury or damages can compensation be awarded.

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