Anyone can fall at any time. In fact, these injuries cost more than $50 billion per year, in terms of things like broken bones and head injuries. Yet these physical wounds only tell part of the story. Many fall victims, especially older victims, are so afraid of subsequent falls that they basically become prisoners in their own homes.
This is not a metaphysical blog about whether or not dogs go to heaven. As a Weatherford personal injury attorney, that issue is far above my pay grade.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, hundreds of people usually drown in swimming pools across the nation. About 70 percent of these victims are children under 5. Many other victims sustain permanent brain injuries.
A car crash in Central Texas profoundly affected the lives of five North Texas families, as the wreck killed one person and seriously injured four others.
A box truck apparently rear-ended a Corvette on the eastbound side of the freeway, killing the Corvette driver almost instantly.
The vast majority of personal injury cases, over 90 percent in some jurisdictions, settle before trial. But this statistic only tells part of the story.
A sudden personal injury has an earth-shattering effect. Medical bills pile up when there is little money coming in to take care of them. This financial stress adds to the stress of the injury, making it difficult to recover. All the while, insurance company representatives call constantly with settlement offers. But you have no idea whether or not these offers are fair.
Mostly due to better injury diagnosis and treatment, the average dog bite claim has increased 94 percent since 2003.
Serious falls send quite a few older people to area nursing homes. Additionally, subsequent falls keep many people at these long-term care facilities. Fortunately, the families do not have to pick up the pieces all by themselves. Substantial compensation may be available in these cases, including money for economic damages, like medical bills, and noneconomic damages, like pain and suffering.
A man is dead after he rammed his car under an eighteen-wheeler.