Spinal cord injuries can be absolutely devastating, not only to the victim, but to those around them as well. For the victim an injury to the spinal cord can result in a lifetime of medical consequences, including being paralyzed in the lower parts of the body (paraplegic) or in all four limbs (quadriplegic). Spinal cord injuries can also affect bodily functions and vital signs as varied as breathing, body temperature, bladder and sexual functioning.
The death of a loved one can be devastating. And that death can become even more devastating if they were someone you depended on in your life.
But what if their death was the result of what someone else did or failed to do? Do you have grounds to file a wrongful death suit?
What Constitutes Wrongful Death in Virginia?
According to Virginia Code 8.01-50, “Whenever the death of a person shall be caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of any person or corporation, or of any ship or vessel, and the act, neglect, or default is such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party” to file a personal injury lawsuit, the death is considered wrongful.
Each year, more than 17,000 people in the United States suffer personal injuries during an escalator or elevator accident. If you regularly use an elevator at work, while you are shopping or as part of your day-to-day activities, you may be a bit surprised at how high this number is. This is especially the case if you take your safety for granted when you climb into or onto these useful and convenient contraptions.
Something that most people have said at least once or twice in their lives is the phrase: “drive safely.” The fact is, car accidents result in significant damages, injuries and costs. In many cases, they even result in the loss of lives.
There are thousands of car accidents in the Washington DC area each year. While some are minor and don’t result in serious injuries, there are others that can have devastating and long-term effects on you and everyone else who was involved. Getting to know the facts about what causes accidents and what can be done to prevent them is beneficial for all drivers on the road.
Distracted Walking: The New Injury-Causing Trend That’s Gaining Attention
There is no question that distracted driving is a serious issue and one that is ever-growing in this society that is so obsessed with technology. Due to the seriousness of this problem, many government entities and organizations are working to curtail the trend, but without much success. Yet, the individuals who are unable to keep their phone put away while behind the wheel are not the only ones that are threatening the safety of themselves, as well as other people on the road. In more and more situations, cases of distracted walking by pedestrians is occurring, and wreaking havoc across the nation.