A personal injury has the potential to change the trajectory of your life. Whether you were once hoping to be a runner but have an amputation from a car crash or you were a skilled artist who is now paralyzed from the shoulders down, it can be a life-changing experience to go through a major injury.
All types of personal injuries can affect your life, but the two that are the most serious are spinal cord injuries and traumatic head injuries. The brain and spine are two parts of the body that are difficult to repair once damaged, and they both control your body. When the brain or spinal cord can't communicate properly, you may lose functionality and struggle to survive.
Compensation for personal injuries is often awarded based on two main types of damages: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are granted as an attempt to "make whole" what was damaged or injured as the result of an injury. This can include more than just the treatment of an injury. Damages consider wages lost from time off work, long term recovery costs as well as permanent disabilities caused by the accident. The plaintiff is being compensated for these losses.
A personal injury can be anything from a broken bone to a serious brain injury. Everyone deals with them differently, and the medical techniques used to help patients heal vary, too. After any kind of personal injury, it's going to be in your best interests to seek medical care and second opinions when needed.
As electronic scooters grow in popularity, so have scooted-related accidents. Falling injuries, traffic accidents and fatalities are all linked to scooters.
Dogs are often called “man’s best friend,” so most people assume every canine is friendly. However, some dogs are scared due to previous abuse or feel threatened even when one doesn’t exist, and it can cause them to lash out in the only way they know how: biting.
Thinking of buying a trampoline this summer? Here's what you need to know about your insurance coverage. Trampoline injuries are extremely common, nearly 100,000 injuries per year on average. The frequency of occurrence and high costs related to these type of injuries have resulted in many insurance companies refusing to cover trampoline injuries. So before you buy, you need to make sure you are covered.
Some policies are general and do not specifically list coverage conditions. Others might have a statement requiring certain safety provisions to cover trampoline use, and many policies deny coverage for trampoline use and injuries outright.
The snow has appeared in force this winter and that means shoveling driveways and sidewalks. Did you know that the way you stand or the shovel you choose can have an impact on your ability to avoid injury? According to Popular Science, having a neutral spine (your head neck and tailbone should all be in a line) can protect your back during shoveling. We've all heard the "lift with your legs" advice but actively engaging your core in the process will also help to protect your back.
Winter weather brings plenty of snow to Utah, making any kind of travel difficult. It can be particularly annoying for pedestrians who are walking in residential neighborhoods where their neighbors and local businesses didn’t shovel their sidewalks.
If you are injured on someone else’s property and the premises was dangerous, you may feel you have the right to recover damages for your injuries. While you should not have to pay for someone else’s negligence, your perceived role in the accident could lead to less compensation.