Month: July 2019

Are Teen Passengers Increasing the Risk for Fatality Crashes?

Published on July 26, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident

When a teenage driver has only teenage passengers and no adults in the car, the risk for fatality crashes increase by as much as 51 percent. Teen Drivers and Fatality Risks In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and disability for teenagers. Teen drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are nine times more likely to be involved in a car crash than adult drivers, and six times more likely to die in a fatal crash. If a teen driver’s passengers [...]
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Understanding Gross Negligence in Nevada Car Crash Cases

Published on July 19, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident

Drivers who don’t take reasonable care to prevent accidents can be held liable for gross negligence and sued for damages by injury victims. Gross Negligence Car Accidents In a car accident, a personal injury lawsuit based on a claim of negligence against a defendant can be filed under certain conditions. For a negligence claim to be valid, the defendant must have breached a legal duty of care owed to the plaintiff. Negligent behavior includes acts that show intentional disregard for the safety and well-being of others. For drivers, [...]
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7 Types of Eye Injuries and Their Symptoms

Published on July 12, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Personal Injury

Eye injuries range from minor or severe, often resulting in various injuries to the front of the eye, the back of the eye, and structures surrounding the eyelid. Seven Types of Eye Injuries and Symptoms American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) statistics report approximately 2.4 million eye injuries every year in the United States. Eye injuries can range from minor to severe, even resulting in blindness in certain types of injuries. Reports from AAO show that at least 1 million people have suffered some type of vision loss due [...]
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Thousands of Habitual Drug Users May Be Behind the Wheel of Big Rigs

Published on July 5, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Trucking Accident

Illegal drug use among commercial truckers is impacting trucking safety on U.S. roads and highways across the country. Truckers Under the Influence A recent meeting between the trucking industry and Congress brought up major safety concerns related to drug-impaired truckers in the United States. The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, commonly known as the Trucking Alliance, gave testimony to Congress that the use of illegal drugs among commercial truckers is putting many people at risk for serious injuries. Trucking Alliance officials told lawmakers that thousands of commercial [...]
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Gun Manufacturers Accused of Selling Weapons Specifically Designed to be Modified into Illegal Machine Guns

Published on July 3, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2019 Seeking to Prevent More Families from Enduring Unimaginable Pain, Parents of Las Vegas Massacre Victim Argue Gun Companies’ Choice of Design Features Caused Their Daughter’s Death LAS VEGAS — The parents of a Seattle woman killed in the 2017 massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Musical Festival in Las Vegas today filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturers of the eight AR-15 rifles used in the shooting. The rifles were used to rain 1,049 rounds of automatic fire on the crowd [...]
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