Many people do not readily know the extent of how often medical malpractice is the actual cause of death. The fatal error may be by overt commission of an act that should not have been taken or, alternatively, by omission or failure to act when a particular action should have been taken.
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of injuries on roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that nearly 391,000 people sustained injuries due to distracted driving in 2015 alone.
The recent tragic and nationally discussed accident involving tennis professional Venus Williams has put the spotlight on the catastrophic injuries that can result from automobile collisions. Delaware roadways also see their share of deadly accidents. It has also illustrated the reality that initial conclusions based on less than fully vetted facts and evidence may be way off base.
If you have been injured by a distracted driver, that driver’s possible negligence is one aspect courts look at when determining damages. One way to bring such negligence to light is through phone records. For example, cellphones are the reason many drivers are distracted, and a phone record could show the driver was on a phone call or texting at the time of the accident.
Driverless vehicles are making headlines. Many companies are presently testing them out on American roadways, and in several decades, they may become a routine part of life. However, there is still a lot that needs to be figured out at this point in time.
In the state of Delaware, cell phone-related vehicle accidents keep occurring at an alarmingly steady pace. The U.S. Department of Transportation funded an anti-distracted driving campaign in 2012-2013, but collisions related to mobile phone use have continued to grow.
Being hit by a car can lead to untold hours of physical, emotional and financial struggle. Sometimes, it seems that you have no other choice but to sue the person who hit you and/or the person’s insurance company. But what if the person who hit you is someone you value? After all, most car accidents happen relatively close to home. So, it is possible that your favorite neighbor or the person who babysat you 10 years ago may have hit you.
If you are a motorcyclist in Delaware or are thinking about becoming one, it is good to know about helmet laws. In fact, many people assume that all states require motorcyclists to wear helmets, but that is not true.
Many people who have been hit by another car feel relieved when the pain they experience is only minor. The relief makes sense, of course — better a twinge in your neck or back rather than something such as a concussion or broken bone.
Traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, numbers among the common consequences of a motor vehicle accident. It can occur when the brain suffers an impact, a frequent scenario when a car traveling at high speed crashes to a halt.