A person drives negligently and hits another car, injuring someone else. That is a clear-cut case of personal injury, but the plaintiff may have options besides pursuing damages from the driver. Other parties who were not present at the accident scene may also be liable, because of actions (or inactions) that occurred before the crash.
Most major construction projects require workers to do much of their jobs high above the ground. Building or remodeling skyscrapers and other tall buildings require scaffolding, hoists, ladders and other ways to get workers up in the air. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that 65 percent of construction workers frequently use scaffolds, so it is not surprising that falls from scaffolds are sadly common.
Commercial trucks play a vital role in the U.S. economy. Without tractor-trailers and delivery trucks, raw materials and finished goods would not get to their destinations quickly and efficiently, and consumers would struggle to get food, clothing and other necessities.
Distracted driving causes nearly 80% of all car accidents. Every person with a phone is tempted to text, email, chat or use GPS, music players or every other app imaginable - while driving.
Ideally, after someone gets seriously hurt or sick on the job, it should be obvious to any doctor. In reality, the doctor who examines you after a work injury can make a big difference between being approved or rejected for workers’ compensation.