In impatient driver caused a potentially fatal accident for three children last week. Heavy traffic prompted a driver to swerve in an attempt to get around other vehicles. In doing so she crashed into two small children and then sped up and crashed into another child. The driver apparently tried to continue as she hit a Subaru station wagon and finally came to a halt 20 yards later. Emergency crews arrived to a gruesome scene. One child was conscious but in considerable pain lying in the road. Another was bleeding from a head wound under a nearby vehicle. The third lay lifeless after being slammed into a wall.
The accident has not proved fatal to any of the three, but they are listed in critical condition, with one in a coma. (Source: New York Injury News)
It’s hard to imagine what was so pressing on the driver’s mind that would cause her to be so reckless. Regardless of her reasons she should be held accountable civilly and criminally.
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A lot of personal injury cases settle outside of Court. However, if you do end up at trial, you’ve got to pull out all the stops to give yourself the best chance at winning. This includes using top expert witnesses to help the judge or jury see why your case is valid. Using expert witnesses is a great way to gain credibility and convince the Court that you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries. This is true in virtually any case. A recent article discusses the importance of expert witnesses and how to use them effectively.
In legal trials establishing a foundation means asking the expert on the witness stand to state his or her credentials and background and give factual reasons why he or she is qualified to be a medical expert witness. The same holds true in a personal injury case. In a personal injury case the two sides will discuss the severity of the injury and the long term consequences of the injury.
The plaintiff’s side will have an expert that will say the injuries are severe and the long term consequences will be dire. Whereas the defendant will present a witness who will say the injury may or may not be as severe as the plaintiff claims but the long term consequences will not be as dire as the plaintiff wants the jury to believe. This is not to say the medical experts weigh their testimony in favor of one side or the other.
Car wrecks are well-known for causing very serious injuries, including paralysis. Paralysis is, of course, life-changing. It could mean never again returning to a normal lifestyle and emotional difficulties for you and your family. This article does a great job of explaining some of the leading causes of paralysis from injury and some basic safety measures to hopefully avoid it.
“There are several different scenarios where the danger of paralysis can occur. These scenarios can occur anywhere and can happen when you or a loved one least expect it. Some examples include:
Paralysis Danger Scenarios
• Slip and Fall
• Severe sport injury
• Motorcycle accident
• Car accident
• Snowboarding accident
• Skateboarding accident
• Birthing injury
Paralysis can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills and physical therapy. These scenarios can be the fault of the manufactures, business owners, physicians, or other neglectful parties.
Although most of the time these accidents occur without warning, there are precautions you can take to avoid the risk of paralysis. Some safety measures include:
• Always wear a seatbelt if you are in a vehicle
• Always wear a helmet for your motorcycle and sporting activity
• Try to constantly be aware of your surroundings and potential danger zones like wet floors or tripping hazards.
Paralysis is an ongoing life changing issue. You may have to undergo extensive medical treatments and testing for the rest of your life.”
Have you suffered a paralysis or other serious personal injury? Call the personal injury lawyer Knoxville relies on to get fair compensation. We’re here to help. Call us today to schedule a no-cost consultation.
In other personal injury news, the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association has elected a new Vice President this past week. APTLA is a 10-year-old organization dedicated to protecting the rights of innocent citizens found victim to injury or other injustice. Read the press release here.
“On Saturday November 14, 2009, I was honoured to be elected as the Vice President of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association (APTLA).
APTLA is an organization dedicated to obtaining legal redress for those who have suffered injury or injustice.
APTLA was founded 10 years ago to help protect the rights of innocent citizens. In these challenging times of tort reform, the rights of innocent victims are being ripped away to increase the profits of insurance companies, and the need for a strong clear voice to speak up for the vulnerable is greater than ever.”