In most cases of personal injury, the victim sues the responsible party for compensation to cover the financial consequences of the accident. What happens, however, if the person does not survive? Can someone else sue by proxy?
Construction accidents are quite common. They are also usually very devastating. The sad thing is most of them are also preventable. Accidents can often be attributed to someone not paying attention or someone ignoring safety rules. Of all the people of a construction site, it is the supervisor who probably has the most control over the situations that lead to accidents.
Whether you ride your bicycle occasionally or every day, you might not know about the extent of the traffic regulations you must follow. Biking in the Bay Area can be a challenge. Not only do you have to worry about pedestrians and other cyclists, but you also have to navigate through a lot of traffic.
Scaffolding is a common fixture on construction sites, and it is often a necessity to accomplish work at high levels. It is also a reason for many accidents, and yet according to OSHA, 65 percent of all workers in the construction field work on scaffolding structures regularly. In order to improve the safety of these workers, it is essential to understand the common causes of accidents.
Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of major motor vehicle accidents, falls or construction site accidents. They may lead to impaired movement, memory and speech, or in severe cases, to permanent disability that takes away your ability to work or even care for yourself.
If you have injuries from your recent car accident, you might be wondering if it is worth it to hire an attorney. Figuring out your next steps after an injury can be daunting. Should you try to handle the insurance company and settle your claim by yourself? An attorney can be an invaluable advocate on your behalf.
As someone who often drives the same car, you probably have at least some idea of where your vehicle’s “blind spots” are located. These areas surrounding the car may be difficult or impossible to see from behind the wheel. Just as regular motorists have blind spots that can make it tough to know when other vehicles, motorcycles, bikes or pedestrians approach, commercial truck drivers do as well.