When a spouse is injured in a car accident, slip and fall or other personal injury matter, the non-injured spouse could be entitled to loss of consortium damages. What are loss of consortium damages? Consortium generally refers to the services, comfort, society and attentions of a spouse. It does not simply mean that the injuries.
Serious Medical Condition for $800, Alex. The reason why Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek had brain surgery. Answer, What is a subdural hematoma? According to ABC Action News, “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek was diagnosed in mid-December with a condition known as subdural hematoma, a complication from hitting his head in a bad fall in October. As a.
Who do you think drives safer – a 16 year-old driver or an 18-year-old driver? A new study of teen driving may surprise you. According to a study commissioned by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions, older teen drivers are overconfident and perceive themselves as safer drivers despite experiencing more accidents and near.
With summer here and beautiful water all around us, who wouldn’t want to take the boat out for an afternoon trip? Unfortunately, each boating jaunt is a risk for a boating accident – something that is on the rise in Florida. According to ABC Action News, Florida continues to lead the nation in boating accidents..
A 17-year-old pedestrian sustained serious injuries this morning after she was struck by a car in St. Petersburg, according to the Tampa Bay Times. St. Petersburg Police report that the incident occurred on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street at 54th Avenue North, less than a mile from Northeast High School. Police are investigating the.
Many of us have experienced the symptoms of a pinched nerve before. Fortunately, for some the symptoms subside with rest. However, for many others, a pinched nerve can affect them for a long time. Signs of a pinched nerve include numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve; sharp, aching or burning.
We all know that a car accident, slip and fall or work comp injury can cause back pain. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, an estimated 75 to 85 percent of all Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. About 50 percent of all patients who suffer from an.
St. Valentine’s Day is a day for “comfort, society and attention” . . . and love. After a car accident or other personal injury, you may hear more about “comfort, society and attention” because that is how the damages for loss of consortium is defined. As you know, from prior posts, a car accident, slip.
Getting hit by a car while walking has become a greater risk. A recent report shows an estimated 2,125 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2014 with deaths from pedestrians getting by a car being up 15% since 2009. With school starting soon and more walkers on the road, it is important that.
As a parent of a 9-year-old boy (and a 27 year daughter), I have seen my share of bounce houses at kids’ birthday parties. I agree that they can be a lot of fun, but they can also be very dangerous. If you are going to have one of these at your child’s birthday party,.
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher (and all-around good guy) Alex Cobb was recently diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his elbow. Although he likely sustained this elbow injury by pitching 95 mile an hour fastballs, it is not uncommon for elbow injuries to occur after car accidents or workers’ compensation injuries. Three types of.
Wonderful Florida weather brings wonderful Florida boating opportunities. However, with wonderful boating opportunities comes the risk of a serious and sometimes fatal boating accident or crash. Last year alone, there were approximately seventy (70) reported boating accidents in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties alone. Eight of those boating accidents caused a person to be killed. One.
Having a trampoline in your backyard can be a lot of fun, but it could be very dangerous too – both physically and financially. According to USA TODAY, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System estimates that 98,000 trampoline-related injuries occurred in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available, resulting in 3,100 hospitalizations..
Opening statements happen in almost all trial — not just the George Zimmerman trial. In our jury trial, we do opening statements whether the trial is about our client’s car accident, slip and fall or product liability cases. But, what is an Opening Statement and how can it be effectively used at trial. In our.