When one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle, it’s called a side impact collision. This type of crash can be very dangerous, in part, because a car’s doors generally lack the substance needed to absorb the energy of high speed crashes.
One of the most common types of automobile accidents in the United States is the classic rear end collision. These accidents occur when the front end of one car hits the rear end of another. This type of collision is often times referred to as a “whiplash accident” because a whiplash-type of spinal injury is a very common injury resulting from this type of accident.
Pedestrian accidents occur when a vehicle such as a car, truck, or motorcycle collides with a pedestrian. Since pedestrians are especially vulnerable against vehicle collisions; their injuries after an accident are oftentimes quite severe.
Paralysis is a devastating injury. Those injured must cope with an entirely new life. Paralyzed individuals usually cannot work in the same capacity as they did before their injury, and they oftentimes face overwhelming and ongoing medical expenses as well as physical and emotional distress.
Abuse and neglect can take a variety of different forms at nursing homes and medical facilities, and unfortunately, medical malpractice and negligent care are common in facilities for the elderly.
Negligence is the most common theory of recovery for those injured in any type of accident, including car accidents, aviation accidents, motorcycle accidents, and incidents of medical malpractice. The legal terms “negligence” or “negligent” are used in everyday conversation to convey a sense of carelessness and disregard. However, the term “negligence” has a very specific meaning in the legal system.