On your way home from work, a truck side-swiped you. Your car is totaled, and now you're laid up in bed with a broken leg. You wonder to yourself whether it's worthwhile to contact an attorney about your case. What's the benefit?
In a recent post, we discussed some of the serious dangers of slip-and-fall accidents for older adults. Slip-and-falls are the most common cause of emergency room visits, and such injuries disproportionately affect adults age 65 and over. In addition, slip-and-falls create an increased risk of traumatic brain injury in this subset of the population.
The holidays have passed, but the danger posed by children's toys has not. Every year in the U.S., millions of children receive presents for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other celebrations. Unfortunately, some children will suffer injuries due to dangerous toys or other products. Recently, the consumer watchdog group U.S. PIRG released its annual guide of potentially hazardous children's toys. Did your child receive something on the list?
You may have heard of the texting ban that New Mexico's legislature passed a few years ago in an attempt to curb distracted driving. However, the term "texting ban" is a bit misleading, as the law actually prohibits more than just texting.
When you were young, you could handle almost anything. If you took a tumble while riding your bike, you'd just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move on with your life.