LAS VEGAS, Nevada. Just this week, an 18-year-old-woman was arrested after allegedly live streamed her car accident and sisters death. According to ABC News, the California teen faces charges for driving while under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Cosmopolitan reports that another teen’s friends watched while the driver livestreamed a 100-mile-per-hour crash. The suspect in this video hit a truck, drove across three lanes, and hit the highway barrier. Police have asked Facebook for a copy of the video to use it as evidence in trial.
Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries. Although neck injuries can occur in most types of collisions, rear-end crashes are the leading cause of whiplash in the United States. According to Right Diagnosis, approximately 120,000 people suffer whiplash in our country every year, and if left unaddressed, the condition can worsen and possibly cause a permanent disability.
If you were injured due to the negligence of another person or organization, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Every state has a specific deadline, called a statute of limitations, by which personal injury claims must be filed. If you attempt to file your claim after the statute of limitations has expired, it is likely that the court will dismiss your case.
Multiple studies show that the use of an appropriate child seat or booster seat significantly reduces the risk of injuries in the event of an accident. For this reason, Utah law mandates that children younger than 8 sit in an appropriate restraint system. This rule does not apply to kids who are at least 57 inches tall, at which point it is permissible to use a lap and shoulder belt without a booster seat.
Losing a family member is one of life’s most heart-wrenching tragedies. The grief is compounded when a loved one dies unexpectedly due to another person’s malicious or negligent actions.
It is common to feel anxious when your loved one enters a nursing home. You want to ensure your elderly relative receives reliable care in a comfortable, safe environment. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse, neglect and exploitation have become deplorably common in the United States.
Being a pedestrian comes with its fair share of dangers. All it takes is one distracted, drunk or negligent driver to cause a tragedy.
When our family members enter nursing homes, we expect that they will receive reliable care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, far too many senior citizens face abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities.