Halloween is already the scariest night of the year, but it is particularly scary if you’re a pedestrian. In the United States, more people die from getting hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year.
If you’re considering filing a personal injury lawsuit over a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, you might wonder “What is my case really worth?” The answer comes down to “damages” — figuring out what your injuries have cost you monetarily, physically, and mentally.
What is the favorite time of year for many can also be the most dangerous. As the leaves fall and change colors and the weather turns crisp, your chances of being hurt in a slip and fall accident increase.
Fall means a number of wonderful things, like warm, comfy sweaters, foliage, and baking pumpkin pies. For drivers, Fall also brings unique dangers to the roads. Find out what makes fall driving dangerous and what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Of the 203,500 recorded injuries and illnesses suffered by workers in the construction industry in 2016, over 40% of them involved workers missing days away from work. Those 82,760 injuries and illnesses resulted in 22,880 sprains, strains and tears, 13,020 incidences of soreness or pain, 11,880 fractures, and 11,810 cuts, lacerations and punctures.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 5,100 individuals suffer from pool or spa submersion injuries each year. While hot tubs and spas are generally seen as inviting places to unwind and relax, these statistics reveal the dangers associated with these bodies of water.
Left-hand turns are dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 36 percent of collisions occur at intersections. Left turns are the most common cause of these accidents.
Your child should arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Visit the bus stop and show your child where to wait for the bus: at least three giant steps (six feet) away from the curb.