Catastrophic Injury

Jun 11, 2018

What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

By |June 11th, 2018|

What are catastrophic injuries? The way that I typically think of that is a life-altering injury. If something happens to someone that changes the way they view the world, and changes how they interact with other people, those are catastrophic injuries. Some of them are obvious things like spinal cord injuries, but there are other, [...]

May 8, 2018

What Constitutes Catastrophic Injury?

By |May 8th, 2018|

In the legal realm, you might hear the terms “personal injury” and “catastrophic injury.” Are the two interchangeable? What's the difference? A catastrophic injury can be a type of personal injury but, as its name implies, it is extremely serious. Victims of minor accidents might escape with only a few scratches or bruises. However, in [...]

Dec 7, 2017

BMW Recalls More Than One Million Cars Because of Electrical Fire Danger

By |December 7th, 2017|

Car and Driver reports that BMW is recalling more than a million vehicles because of the potential for electrical fires. There are two different problems, leading to two different recalls: “740,561 cars [are being recalled for] a positive crankcase ventilation valve heater that can short, melt, and ignite. Also known as a blow-by heater, it [...]

Jun 1, 2017

Brain Damaging Delivery Leads to $42 Million Verdict

By |June 1st, 2017|

Every injury caused by another’s negligence is disturbing, but these incidents are even more alarming when they result in injury to an innocent newborn. The award in a lawsuit brought by the family of an injured infant is costing the federal government tens of millions of dollars for physician negligence that left a baby permanently [...]

May 16, 2017

What You Should Know about Spinal Cord Injuries

By |May 16th, 2017|

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) often occur from a sudden traumatic blow to the spine that fractures, dislocates, or compresses vertebrae, ligaments, or bone disks. These injuries disrupt the signals that are carried back and forth between the body and the brain, which comprises the central nervous system (CNS).   With complete SCIs, the spinal cord cannot [...]

May 18, 2016

I-95 Shut Down Near Savannah Due to Tractor Trailor Accident

By |May 18th, 2016|

Traffic is normal again after two 18-wheeler wrecks on I-95 near Savannah on Tuesday. Emergency officials were clearing one single-vehicle 18-wheeler wreck on I-95 near Savannah when they came upon a charter bus that crashed into a second 18-wheeler. One of the 10 bus passengers was airlifted from the scene for medical treatment. The other [...]

Mar 31, 2016

House Fires: Don’t Let Smoke Cloud Who’s Liable

By |March 31st, 2016|

House fires are the most common structure fires in the U.S. In fact, 92 percent of civilian deaths in structure fires happen in homes. The main house fire starters: cooking equipment and smoking materials. Most house fire deaths, however, are due to smoking materials.* But causation is not as clear as the numbers seem to [...]

Mar 17, 2016

New UL 325 Standards Aim to Make Security Gate Systems Safer

By |March 17th, 2016|

A key national safety engineering advocacy group has announced updated design standards to decrease dangers of automatic gates to apartment complexes, upscale communities, subdivisions and business lots. They couldn’t come at a better time. Security gates are ubiquitous as living behind walls becomes ever more popular. Underwriters Laboratories, which tests, audits and verifies commercial, industrial [...]

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