If you were involved in a minor accident, you may feel fine shortly afterward and think that you are uninjured. That doesn't necessarily mean that you are injury-free, however. Some injuries can take several days or weeks to manifest. What should you do if you learn you are injured in your accident after some time has passed?
Each year, thousands of people are injured at amusement parks, whether from water slides, roller coasters, slip-and-fall incidents, bumper cars, or some other reason. If you are harmed at a park or one of your family members is injured, it is important that you understand your rights and know what to do next. In certain circumstances where an injury is caused by the negligence or error of the park owner or management, the injured party may be eligible to bring a negligence claim against the park.
Did you know that as a social host, you have an obligation to act responsibly when serving alcohol to your guests? Much like the way a bartender may be held liable for over-serving someone who then drives intoxicated, the host of a house party is similarly responsible when providing party-goers with alcohol. Whether the host serves someone too much alcohol or serves alcohol to minors who have not yet reached the legal drinking age, the resulting legal repercussions can be severe.
Teen drivers are some of the most inexperienced, dangerous, and reckless drivers on the road. Fatal car accidents are one of the top causes of death amongst teens in the United States, which is a frightening statistic for parents and all other drivers everywhere. Perhaps what is one of the most devastating truths about teen car accidents is that they are 100% preventable, if only these teens and their parents are prepared for the various hazards on the road.
Workplace injuries, though preventable, are growing increasingly more common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, more than 13 people died a day while doing their jobs. At Berenson & Associates, P.C., we find this statistic to be an appalling exemplification at the lack of common safety practices in many workplaces. We believe prevention is the best protection, which is why it is essential to regularly promote workplace safety practices.
New Mexico just passed a law banning "lunch shaming," one of the first U.S. states to do so. Lunch shaming is defined as punishing or humiliating a student who cannot afford school meals. Before the ban, schools were doing things like having kids mop the floor or wear wristbands if their parents couldn't afford to pay for lunch meals.
Determining liability after a car accident is rarely a clear-cut matter. In fact, many car accident claims involve heated disputes between involved parties and their insurance companies regarding which driver is responsible for the collision. While independent witness testimonies and police reports can help to clear up some of this confusion and lead towards a definitive answer, unfortunately, this is not always the case. What happens, then, if a car accident investigation does not yield a clear answer, or if multiple parties are deemed to be at fault?
We all know the devastation that a traumatic event such as a car accident can have on a person's body. From minor fender benders to major pileups, drivers and passengers can suffer a wide range of serious injuries such as broken bones, soft tissue injuries, concussions, and more. While many of these injuries are visible or have immediate symptoms, others can go unnoticed for days or even weeks after a crash. But how is this possible, and can you still seek compensation if your injury's symptoms are delayed?
The brain is arguably the most important organ in the body. Since it is the main processing center for all nervous, memory, and sensory activity, any sort of damage to the brain can be a serious matter and potentially have life-altering consequences. Unlike other parts of the body which can heal themselves over time, brain tissue does not regenerate once damaged, making it extremely difficult for individuals to fully recover after a traumatic brain injury. For this reason, if you have been involved in a car accident, slip and fall, or any other type of traumatic accident, it is vital you see a doctor as soon as possible to protect yourself against possible long-term medical consequences.
The actions you take after experiencing a car accident can be critical to the success of your personal injury claim and a timely visit to the doctor is no exception. In addition to protecting your health, establishing medical records and demonstrating how an injury has affected you can play a critical role in maximizing your potential settlement. During your visit, it is important to have questions ready and below our blog outlines three topics that you should consider discussing with your doctor.