For the most part, people develop a false sense of security when driving on the roadways in their area. The “it will never happen to me” mentality is very common when it comes to car crashes. Being involved in a car crash can create injuries and in some cases can lead to death. Over 1.3 million people die on the roadways of America each year in car crashes. Even if a person survives an accident, they may have a variety of long-term injuries to deal with. Getting compensated for the pain and suffering experienced as the result of a car crash is only possible when seeking out the help of legal professionals. The following are some of the most common long-term injuries associated with car accidents.
It is estimated that nearly 225,000 people die each year as a result of medical malpractice. Generally, these deaths are caused by things like medication errors, surgical mishaps and incorrect diagnoses. Do you think you have been the victim of medical malpractice? In order to prove medical malpractice, a variety of things need to be established. Read below to find out what you have to prove before filing suit against a medical professional.
While you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand the dangers of drinking and driving, many people still continue to operate their vehicles while under the influence. In fact, according to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2014 alone a total of 9,967 people died due to crashes involving someone who was impaired by alcohol while behind the wheel.
The epidemic of texting and driving is sweeping across the nation. As a result, many are trying to find new, innovative ways to combat this problem. According to an article from the New York Times, a “textalyzer” device may help end that.
This device is designed to determine if the phone was being used at the time of the crash or at any time while the vehicle was in motion. Also, suspension penalties may be imposed for drivers who are found to have been texting and driving and for drivers who don’t allow their device to be scanned. While this is a strategy that is only currently being used in New York, there is no question that with success, it may reach more and more of the nation. It may be a viable way to help reduce cases of distracted driving.
According to statistics, medical errors are the third most common cause of death in the U.S. In fact, they account for approximately 251,000 deaths each year. It is a fact that errors made by nurses, doctors and even hospital staff cause more deaths each year than accidents, respiratory disease, and strokes. In most cases, these are mistakes that could have and should have been prevented. Only cancer and heart disease have higher death rates, according to John Hopkins University research.