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Slip and Fall Injuries Are No Joke

When you think about slip and fall accidents, you might be picturing a banana peel and a pratt fall from a cartoon. In reality, slip and fall injuries are no joke. They account for over 1 million hospital visits each year. Slip and fall injuries are the leading cause of workers compensation claims and on the job injuries for people over 55. Twenty-two percent of slip and fall injuries each year results in more than 31 days of missed work. The most common on the job slips and falls occur on slick floors.

Auto-Pedestrian Accidents: What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

According to the Governor's Highway Safety Association, "In recent years, the number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has grown substantially faster than all other traffic deaths. The number of pedestrian fatalities increased 27 percent from 2007 to 2016, while at the same time, all other traffic deaths decreased by 14 percent. Pedestrian deaths as a proportion of total motor vehicle crash deaths increased steadily, from 11 percent in 2007 to 16 percent in 2016. Pedestrians now account for a larger proportion of traffic fatalities than they have in the past 33 years."

Dog Bites Can Result in Serious Diseases and High Medical Costs

Most people know that dog bites can cause serious injuries that are painful and can be extremely traumatic, but dog bites can also spread diseases that are extremely serious. We are all familiar with rabies and that is often a concern when someone is bitten by a dog (especially one that is feral and doesn't have an identified owner). But there are several other diseases that are transmitted through dog bites that you should be aware of.

Slope Safety for Skiers and Snowboarders

Skiing and snowboarding are some of Utah's most cherished recreational activities. But they can also be dangerous. Skiing and snowboarding accidents happen all the time, it's just a part of the game. Sometimes, those accidents can cause injuries that are not your fault. In these cases, you may be entitled to some compensation. Handy & Handy Law, in Salt Lake City, knows just how to help you.

Accidents & Self Driving Cars

Imagine that you're on a cross country road trip in your brand new self-driving car. It's hour six with only two hours to go. You've been enjoying the scenery, maybe a book and pleasant conversation with your fellow passengers. Suddenly, a large deer crosses your path and the vehicle's brakes lock. Will you be able to react fast enough?

Avoiding Ski Injuries

At Handy & Handy Law we can help you out with your injury claim if you are harmed while skiing. However, there are some ways you can avoid a skiing accident in the first place. First and foremost, all skiers and snowboarders should become familiar with the Skier Responsibility Code. As for protecting yourself from injuries, here are some pointers:

TBI - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

It seems that concussions sustained by athletes are a big topic right now. Whether we're talking about top NFL players or pee wee football kids, or girls soccer, this is an important issue. New rules are even being implemented regarding sitting out games and other precautions when a concussion is diagnosed or suspected. For example, as I watched a college football game over the weekend, a player had to go to the sideline and sit out the next a play if his helmet came off while on the field. Even if it was a "minor" hit and the helmet came off, he had to go to the sideline. When this happened in the game I was watching, the announcers complained that it was a ridiculous rule. I had to wonder, with all of the recent studies and brain science out there, can we really take too many precautions when it comes to protecting the human brain? 

5400 SOUTH 'FLEX LANES' IN TAYLORSVILLE

As a personal injury lawer, I am all about public safety and as a driver on Utah roads I am not a fan of traffic congestion. UDOT has made an attempt to work through both of these issues in Taylorsville by creating 'flex' lanes that run one way during the morning rush hour and the opposite direction during the evening rush hour. Check out the video on UDOT's website. 

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