Most people nowadays have been either a witness and/or unfortunate victim of road rage. Unfortunately, we don't get to choose who gets angry with us and who doesn't, especially when behind the wheel. Oftentimes, people, perhaps due to personal or professional problems, suddenly snap when faced with the normal aggravations associated with driving, such as dealing with heavy traffic or the acts and omissions of careless drivers. For whatever reason, what starts out as a mere annoyance turns into a major case of frustration, rage and criminally reckless behavior towards another driver (i.e., actions that create a serious risk of injury or death to others).
In late June 2013, Ford Motor Company announced that the company was recalling more than 13,000 vehicles. The vehicles affected by the recall included the Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS. The cause for the recall was related to child door locks, of which Ford became aware during a routine audit. According to the company, there have been no accidents or injuries to children as a result of the faulty locks. The problematic locks can be turned off when a person opens or closes the rear doors, allowing the doors to be opened by a child using the inside door handle. The affected cars were built during a two-week period during late November to early December 2012. This was Ford's second recall in less than a month.
The school year is winding down and summer break will soon arrive. For some, this is a perfect time to relax with family and friends. For others, it is an opportunity to make some extra money. The search for summer employment for high school and college students can be dramatically different, depending on location. Specifically, for students that live in urban areas, jobs are often more easily found at restaurants, swimming pools and shopping centers. For students that live in rural areas, jobs are sometimes found at farms where they can work in grain elevators. Not only is the work physically demanding, requiring workers to endure the heat and humidity, but it can quickly turn deadly as well.
Everyone makes mistakes, and accidents are undoubtedly a part of a life. But not all mistakes or accidents are created equally. Unfortunately, sometimes serious accidents can result in death, and although no amount of compensation can ever replace a deceased loved one, family members can gain a sense of closure by filing a wrongful death action to hold responsible parties accountable for their wrongdoing. For one Kansas family however, what is being called a "freak" accident has irreversibly changed their lives.
Losing your child, spouse or parent in a tragic accident can be devastating. Although the damages secured through the legal process cannot replace the person you lost, litigation may help you discover what happened and hold the wrongdoer accountable. If you have recently lost a loved one, you most likely have many questions. The most common questions people have regarding wrongful death lawsuits are as follows:
According to The American Burn Association (ABA), it estimates that approximately 450,000 people received medical treatment for burn-related injuries back in 2011. Of these people, nearly 3,500 people tragically died due to the nature and extent of their burns. For those who were personally injured by burns, they often end up facing serious and sometimes debilitating consequences, such as disability, scarring, blindness and disfigurement, to name a few. Even more alarming is the fact that nearly 50% of burn injuries could have been easily avoided, as they are often caused by the negligent acts or omissions of others.
Each year, many people across the U.S. are involved in serious car accidents. Unfortunately, a large proportion of these victims unfortunately sustain what are referred to as catastrophic injuries. A catastrophic injury is defined as an extremely serious and sudden injury that greatly alters the lives of its victims. In other words, catastrophic injuries often have severe and sometimes long term consequences such as the inability to earn a living, mounting medical bills, painful rehabilitation, and permanent disability.
On an annual basis, thousands of people across the United States sustain severe injuries after being involved in automobile accidents. In Kansas alone, over 15,000 people each year are injured in serious traffic accidents located throughout the State. A large percentage of these victims unfortunately suffered catastrophic injuries. A catastrophic injury is defined as an extremely serious and sudden injury that is life threatening and can greatly impact its victims. Such injuries often have devastating consequences, such as permanent disability, disfigurement, loss of income, inability to work, endless medical bills and more. Catastrophic injuries are typically caused by the negligence or misconduct of others, perhaps due to speeding, drunk driving, or driving while distracted. The most common forms of catastrophic injuries are as follows: