The last week has been a reminder to all Utah residents that we need to be prepared for earthquakes. Thankfully our most recent tremors did not result in any serious injuries but it definitely puts our individual preparedness at the forefront of our minds.
No one wants to think about getting hurt. Most people go through their day-to-day lives thinking about their futures and the plans that they have. They don't often consider how those plans would change if they were suddenly injured or disabled.
Have you ever been in a store that just didn't have good lighting? Maybe a light burned out, or perhaps they were not installed in order to save energy. Whatever the truth is, if you've been hurt because of poor lighting, it's nothing that you can laugh about.
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.