Kansas parents should feel confident about the health and safety of their children when they send them to school or let them play at a park. However, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may indicate that parents should have some concerns.
Kansas patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury may be interested to know that a study found that 20 percent of these injured individuals are likely to be hospitalized more than once. The study found that many of the individuals returned to the hospital for treatment of symptoms associated with brain injuries, including seizures, mental disorders and nervous system disorders, as well as for elective reasons.
Learning more about whiplash may help some Kansas residents avoid suffering aggravated or chronic whiplash injuries in the future. Whiplash is recognized as one of the most common injuries that occupants suffer from car accidents. These injuries are typically the result of a rear-end collision involving a stationary vehicle.
New technologies are coming to Kansas and the rest of the U.S. with the purpose of reducing the incidence of traffic accidents on our nation's highways. Automated collision detection and warning systems may help to reduce the risk caused by hazardous road conditions, mechanical defects in the vehicle and the unpredictability of other drivers.
On Nov. 14, authorities reported that officials filed criminal charges against a driver in connection with an Aug. 19 accident in Sedgwick Couny that resulted in the death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child. The accused individual is a 25-year-old man, reportedly.
To protect against the dangers associated with driver fatigue, federal regulations limit the number of consecutive hours commercial truck drivers can be behind the wheel. However, there are no laws restricting how long a non-commercial driver can drive, nor are there laws requiring that drivers get a good night's rest before operating a vehicle.
As we've discussed before, property owners have an obligation to ensure that their premises are safe for visitors. Negligent maintenance, supervision or security could lead to injurious accidents, and Kansas residents who have been injured because of a property owner's negligence may need to bring a premises liability claim to receive compensation for damages.
A serious auto accident can result not only in painful physical injuries; many people are left psychologically traumatized. It's not uncommon for crash victims to experience extreme anxiety and fear whenever they try to drive again. In other cases, an unexpected set of circumstances could trigger a crash-related panic attack, and some people develop insomnia after an auto accident.
Occupants of passenger vehicles that collide with large trucks are far more likely to suffer serious injuries than motorists in crashes that involve only cars or other passenger vehicles.
After an injury on someone else's property, the first things on a person's mind are likely the pain and resulting medical costs of the injury itself. Questions of whether the property owner was at fault may come later. With that in mind, let's consider the circumstances in which a property owner or business has failed to protect visitors or tenants from injury.